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    Sailsbury Plain

    Had a great day on the plain thanks for the links and advice.
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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.
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    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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    Broken indicator clamp

    The clamp for the indicator stalk has parted company with itself. is there any fix that can be done or is it new one time ?
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    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

    Having my dashboard in pieces I now get to marvel at the engineering that is pipe in hole to windscreen for the vents. Surely side vent mod is just this ? http://www.retroanaconda.com/landrover/2011/11/defender-side-window-demisters/ Anyone who has looked at it find neat adaptors for the entry into the box and neat vents for the end panels ? Do the puma ones fit? https://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/our-models/defender/defender-110/defender-110-puma-2007-onwards/accessories/genuine-landrover-end-vents-lh-rh.html
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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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    side window vents

    Okay mine is all back together and seems to shift a nice amount of air. Haven’t tried it on misty windows yet but I’m pleased with it. I’ll post some more pictures up later.
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    That First Start of The Day

    I’ll try this with mine. Thanks.
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    Ms1 to ms3 upgrade

    Thinking of upgrading my ms1 to ms3. I can't really justify it but I don't think that will stop me. :-)
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    Ms1 to ms3 upgrade

    I’ve been looking at the loom and come to the conclusion the current one is not all ideal so I’m going to see if I can get one made up by Shaun from ms2tuning. Also I need so spark driver so choice is get some drivers, use vw coil packs or second hand ls2s coil on plug from US. The ms1 is behind drivers seat and I need to work out how to run it forwards. I like to the loom safe but maybe a bit neater. How have others run theirs? The loam part from the Range Rover definitely needs to go I think.
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    New steering wheel

    Thinking of getting a new steering wheel, any suggestions ? Got a basic Mountney looking for something a bit nicer to hold.
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    New steering wheel

    Current one is looking for something smallish leather black with Land Rover badge on the middle. This sort of area https://goo.gl/images/WSq73e
  15. Currently I think my MS earths to the bulkhead in the engine bay. But I think the real pro way to go is earth to engine or battery and bring the os sensor to the same place. I think my pi may need earthing there too as it’s resetting ms when connected to the serial. i have a marine fuse box with a chunky earth to the battery could go there or should I go out to one of the engine studs to get close to the sensors. It all works fine (apart from pi resets) so as long as it’s good earths does it matter too much or am I at risk from sensor inaccuracies ?
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    How to earth MS like a pro?

    Thanks. The serial cable runs only the cab so should be pretty clean I think.
  17. Tidied up the wiring behind my dash as part of a interior strip down now it’s back together I’ve tidied too much it seems. The ignition lights come on and it cranks but ms and fuel pump relays don’t come on so I think I’ve disturbed ignition live feed to ms. Where is that normally taken from (particulaly asking Fridge as he wired mine about 10 years ago 🙂 )? if I can’t find it I might just run another wire as the loom needs tidying anyway. Obviously the trick is to get something that is cranking live.
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    Just to say the ignition live feed connection of many wire parts and the relays are my doing Fridge didn’t put it in like that. 🙂
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    Apprantly the answer to what I upset is this. found a white connector in the defender loom and plugged it in. Think it is the one hiding in back of shot and probably not the one it connected to before. The lead from the relay is pretty shocking (even by what I can live with) with patches and links for what should be a straight run. starts brown, ends up red with some grey on the middle .... I think for the switch to ms3 I will get a loom made up. Started better after being sat for 10 months than it normally does. Must have enjoyed the rest. 🙂 .
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    I tidied up behind the dash and put some new heater cables in and pulled some unused fan and spotlight wiring. Trying to think what I could have disturbed to upset megasquirt. I’ll start pulling relays and checking voltages I guess.
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    Where would I have put ignition live to ms ?

    The ecu needs to be on while cranking to be firing injectors. Originally the Range Rover ecu was only ignition live and it would crank a lot and then start as you came of the key and powered the ecu just enough while the engine was still turning. I think I have some connection in the engine bay that was used to link the two looks. Lots of white wires behind the dash maybe I should wire a better one.
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    Ms1 to ms3 upgrade

    I’m working through the screens and getting familiar with the settings and I’ve exported my ms1 fuel and spark maps. I’ll start posting the screens and share my reasoning on the settings. I want to support edis and standard fuelling get it working and then swap those parts out.
  23. Got a Elliott progress 1s pillar drill and it’s very nice but a powered table lift wouldn’t go amiss. Looking at getting one or two actuators 65 Cm long with maybe 35 Cm extension to power it up and down. Anybody used these and can recommend where to get them ? I’m looking for £75 ish if possible. Also if anyone has suggestions on how to make a lift that’s welcome too.
  24. The tube should give me a head start on the wrap around bar approach with the same idea for the clamp part.
  25. Okay so looked at a new actuator because it would work more easily with the joy stick. thats plan b then I decided 76mm od tube with 3 mm with is 70 mm id (I hope). turns out it is close enough. but to use my original actuator with my joystick I need some less simple wiring so : And that works so next is to cut the tube so I can clamp the bottom and a top bit that the actuator will move. I was planning to use full length of tube but clamp should make it more flexible.
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