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mad_pete last won the day on April 7 2018

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  1. mad_pete

    V8 exhaust manifold bolt torque

    I attacked mine with sandpaper stick to a flat plate so it’s not too bad but maybe I’ll take some more off just to be sure.
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    Heat shield for starter motor v8

    Is that the same as this that I have fitted ? if so it’s not fully working for me. In traffic the solenoid overheats and won’t engage. Think I need something on the side perhapp.
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    V8 exhaust manifold bolt torque

    My manifold is slightly uneven so I might strip things before it seals.
  4. The internet suggested 16 lb/ft for rover v8 exhaust manifold bolts. I’m not sure my torque wrench goes that low. Does that matter too much ?
  5. I need a heat shield for the starter motor so I can restart the car when it’s hot. I have the 4.2 v8 and front pipes. Will this fit well enough ? https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/86959/2623/heatshield_starter_motor_range_rover_classic
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    4.2 Rover V8 Exhaust gaskets

    https://www.lrdirect.com/ETC4524-Gasket-Exhaust-Manifold-To-Pipe-Ef/ Thanks does seem an element of mark up for ones from Land Rover though. I was having trouble on the part number but seems I found one that works now.
  7. I have a 4.2 LSE engine in my 90 and I need this exhaust gasket https://www.roverparts.com/Parts/ETC4524K2 and this exhasut gasket https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-RANGE-ROVER-V8-EXHAUST-MANIFOLD-GASKET-SET-3-5-3-9-4-0-4-2-4-6L-/201772368133 Where is a good place to get quality ones from please ?
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    New alternator and oil cooler pipes required

    The alternator did come back on after a few hits with a hammer, maybe clean it out and new brushes ?
  9. Broke my alternator and split an oil cooler pipe. It’s a v belt alternator. Is that straight forward to order replacement or did Land Rover produce loads of variants ? Also need oil cooler pipes. I have Rover 4.2 to Defender in rad cooler. Can I get pipes off the shelf or do I need them made ?
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    Sailsbury Plain

    Had a great day on the plain thanks for the links and advice.
  11. mad_pete

    The new Defender is now pointless

    https://www.halfords.com/kids-zone/ride-on-toys/electric-ride-ons/land-rover-defender-6v-electric-ride-on-car?istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=-xwwariiwtt&istBid=t&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:1492666992|agid:57866634376|tid:aud-80976661069:pla-371250140596|crid:285009191502|nw:g|rnd:1387728698393750781|dvc:m|adp:1o1|mt:|loc:1007203&gclid=Cj0KCQiAj4biBRC-ARIsAA4WaFjEPhhTRE3a6HLXwJIfGUHywznNQks8-sevPvMhLEDSB2lUCSs9Tz4aArtJEALw_wcB There you go. £50 for electric defender.
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    Sailsbury Plain

    Thinking about a trip out to Salisbury Plain next weekend. Anything to watch out for ? Lro had some routes in it, see if I can find those.
  13. mad_pete

    Broken indicator clamp

    It would appear I am in with most people on this one. Thanks. I did a test turn to check it clicks and cancels the same in both direction but arrow makes a lot of sense.
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    Broken indicator clamp

    So I didn’t fix it. I realised the indicator return wasn’t fully working either so got a new one. However am I right in thinking the cancel bars on the wheel should be top and bottom ? Do in need to drill some new ones. (the wheel won’t line up by moving it on boss). That’s the wheel straight but obvisusly other way round.
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    side window vents

    kit choices are I think Demister kit 1 Demister kit 2 if you want something that works I’d suggest getting the cheaper kit. If I did mine again I’d use plastic hose not rubber as the rubber is slightly inflexible and really given the time for me i’d recommend the more expensive kit with the adjustable vents. I did it as a bit of a challenge but the hours it took wasn’t quite worth it. Of course others may view differently that’s just my take on it. I think parts wise it was about £20 - £25 for do it yourself.

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