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Diff last won the day on September 26 2014

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    Fareham, UK

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    4x4s, m/c trials, adventure travel.
    Bio: Ex Plant and machinery fitter, off road buggy builder, modified trialler, Overlander and now family man with very little spare time for much of anything!

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  1. Many thanks for all your input. Very interesting that some 300tdi owners don't like driving their Land Rovers on motorways at the speed limit and others do. Quite a variety of comments. Daan, yes, I could have 47kg bottles of propane delivered to home and buy a transfer pump, but it would become a bit of a faff. Plenty to think about. Thanks all. Regards, Diff.
  2. I have been running a 2.5 petrol with Turner stage 2 head and ACR cam for many years on lpg 100% of the time in my 1985 110 CSW. My nearest lpg station is taking out its pumps in 3 weeks. The only other lpg is 11 miles away and anything else is more than 20 miles away. The cashier in the Shell station says Shell are getting rid of lpg across the board by October! Slightly concerned that if I drop a 300tdi engine in, I will be disappointed by the noise etc. Whenever I see other newer Defenders on the motorway, they always seem to be going slower than me. I keep to 70mph except for steep hi
  3. You are welcome. Glad you hadn't put the engine in yet! Regards, Diff.
  4. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Gazzar, but you've put your rear crank seal in the wrong way round. Regards, Diff.
  5. I picked one up on Thursday and have given it a try. Very pleased with it. I wasn't sure if my small and old compressor would work with it. It is a 20 plus year old Clarke Jumbo which has no air tank, only 0.65hp and 3.5 CFM. The plasma cutter has a 'restricted' (narrow bore) compressor Quick Connector so you can't get much air through it anyway. It works fine. So far I have tried it on 3mm Ali, 1mm steel, 2mm steel and 7 mm steel. Works great. According to the spec's, it should be able to cut 9mm steel. Hope this helps, Regards, Diff.
  6. Diff

    timing marks

    The pulley turns clockwise when viewed from the front of the vehicle. This means the timing marks in your picture (from the top) are 6 degrees AFTER top dead, 3 degrees AFTER top dead centre, Top dead centre (TDC), 3 degrees BEFORE top dead centre, 6 degrees BEFORE top dead centre. On modern unleaded these engines run well at 6 to 10 degrees BTDC. Hope this helps. Regards, Diff.
  7. As a matter of interest, are you sure that it is a 2.5? The reason I ask is that it appears to have a paper element type oil filter housing rather than a spin on filter type. I have a couple of 2.5 petrols, one is a very early one and both have spin on filters. They are both engine no. prefix 17H. My understanding was that Land Rover stopped fitting the older series style paper element type when the 2.5 superseded the 2286 in 1985. The 2286 looked identical to the 2.5 and was fitted to the 1983 to 1985 Land Rover 110 and 90 (1984/5). Perhaps someone retro fitted the paper element type oil filt
  8. If you don't want to lift the seat to connect a charger, just use the cigarette lighter socket. I wired up an old 12v accessory plug to use with a charger. Depending on the accessory plug type and the power of the charger, you may want to replace the fuse in the 'nose' of the plug with a 'solid' connection. Regards Diff.
  9. They haven't knocked the snorkel top off, because it doesn't have one. The main air intake opening for the snorkel is facing backwards next to the left hand front window on the A pillar. Regards, Diff.
  10. I have a 34 year old 110. A number of years ago, I decided to change the scruffy looking original front springs for some new standard Britpart ones. After 2 years they had sagged significantly and had gone soft. I switched back to the scruffy originals which I am still running and am happy with them. Either keep what you have, or get some new or newer genuine ones. Many retailers will recommend Britpart because that is what they stock, what they can get easily and that they are at a price that most people would be happy to pay without complaint. False economy. Regards, Diff.
  11. You definitely want the 7.50/100 rather than the 7.50/80. They are a very good all-rounder for series vehicles. These Michelins are very high quality. I used these tyres on the very heavily laden 1959 109 safari in my avatar to travel from UK to ZA in 1990. Over 20,000 miles only 1 puncture from a 6 inch nail when I ran over a broken bit of fence. They air down well in the desert and performed well on rock and in the mud of the Congo too. Make sure you use Michelin air stop inner tubes as other makes are often not as thick or hard wearing. 235/85 X 16 are too wide for standard 5.5 inch wi
  12. Reminds me of my 1959 series 2 109 safari in my avatar which took 4 of us from UK to South Africa in 1990. The trip took around 7 months. Photo taken in the Sahara in Algeria. My favourite Land Rover! You have to find a way to keep yours! I wish I still had mine! Regards, Diff.
  13. I have done a number of expeditions in and across Africa including summer Algerian Sahara crossings. Standard equipment and gauges are fine. Just keep an eye on them. A well maintained vehicle is much more important. You can always find something to spend money on! Good luck. Regards, Diff.
  14. I use a charger connected to a 12v accessory plug. Just plug in to the cigarette lighter socket. Regards, Diff.
  15. Perkins 4.182 vehicle engine type has 85 bhp and 145 lbft of torque. Specs in Perkins 200 series manual. Link below. Hope this helps. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://steveturnbull.co.uk/bluedolphinequipment/perkinsmanuals/perkins200series.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwih6pv-ofjeAhXOasAKHZU9C6gQFjAOegQIBRAB&usg=AOvVaw2t7vpydYWrnQVpxPXPI3yj&cshid=1543449002086 Regards, Diff.
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