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  1. crwoody

    Td5 loom

    The power to the ECU is linked to the inertia switch so as to kill the engine in the event of a crash, so yes it does need to be linked.
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    Best horn replacement

    I fitted a pair of horns that I took off a VW Golf scrapper, I had to make a bracket for them to fit in place of the original single horn but well worth it. I also added a relay to switch the power directly from the battery. Just be aware that if you're fitting salvaged or new conventional horns, the back, (mounting screw) of the horn vibrates so they need to be mounted on a flexible strip to work properly, if you mount them onto a rigid surface or bracket, they won't sound at all well.
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    O/T -- Chainsaw Lube Oil

    I wouldn't risk sunflower oil on my Stihl, I doubt that it's lubricating qualities are up to the job. If I had to use a substitute I had to hand temporarily, I'd use a heavy gear oil, EP90 for example. The proper stuff is sticky but also thixotropic, it sticks to the bar and chain without being thrown off by the centrifugal force
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    indicators and hazards flashing too fast

    The indicator relay is designed to flash quickly in response to insufficient current being drawn on the circuit, usually caused by a failed bulb, if you're sure the bulbs are all OK I'd check on the earth returns from the indicator lamps, particularly the rear ones, it could be they're getting a return via the tail lamp filaments which wouldn't allow enough current to operate the relay properly.
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    2.4 tdci dash warning light

    I'm not 100% sure about the Puma models, but on the earlier Defenders that light is also linked to the handbrake switch, it's contact closes to ground when the lever is lifted, it could be that the switch it out of line or damaged or the wire is trapped somewhere and intermittently shorting.
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    Central locking and immobiliser???

    There's only a single supply fuse for the 10AS unit, (fuse 7 under the seat box,) so if the immobiliser is working that suggests it's ok. Immobiliser, interior light control and central locking are all functions provided by the 10AS but it needs to be programmed accordingly, (via the OBD port,) they can lose their configuration or get corrupted, mostly I think due to the battery being disconnected, you'll need to find someone locally with a Nanocom or similar to set it up. I don't believe the spare connector has any bearing on the issue.
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    1988 110 2.5 Turbo Head Lights on/off

    There should be no 12v feed to any of the lights with the switch in the off position, the ground sides of all the lights are permanently connected to chassis ground and rely on a positive feed from the switch to operate. Sounds to me like you may have a faulty dim/dip relay with an internal short circuit, I'd start by disconnecting the dim/dip resistor, on the later cars it's mounted inside the front RH wheel arch, I'm not so sure of the location on the earlier cars. I think most UK car owners have already disabled the dim/dip for reliability reasons as they're not a legal requirement over here, not sure how you stand with that Stateside.
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    200Tdi Overheating when raining

    Badly slipping fan belt when wet, causing poor coolant circulation.
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    What goes here on a TD5 bulkhead?

    Looks to me like the original mounting point for the bonnet release lever bracket.
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    Leaking Fluids Mystery

    I suppose it smells a bit oily but not strong. Looks far too clean to be engine oil.
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    Safari Door Courtesy Light Switch

    Is this any help, factory fitted pin switch with bracket to operate it fitted to bolts on centre hinge.
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    Leaking Fluids Mystery

    Looks like diesel to me, or maybe screenwash, can you smell it?
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    Body work corrison / paint flake

    Looks to me like it could be simple aluminum corrosion, if it's come from a farm environment with acidic animal waste getting splashed about, that could do it. To be honest though if that is the case, I'd be more concerned about the condition of the chassis.
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    Cost of TD5 Defender R380 work

    If you're not too far from Halifax, it's worth giving Michael at Adamson Independent Automotive a call. He fitted my 2004 90 with a new Clutchfix heavy duty clutch, pressure plate and release bearing, (DMF and cylinder not required.) I had to leave it with him for a couple of days but ended up very pleased with a job well done for £385 all in.
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    Wash/wipe wiring advice please

    Ah right, often more than meets the eye when there's "history". Just a case of plod on through then, having said that, there should be no issue with wiring direct and isolating the original wires as you've suggested.
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    Wash/wipe wiring advice please

    I don't know what vehicle yours is but on the Td5 there a light green/black which feeds the washer pump directly from the switch, also connected to a feed from the wiper delay relay, then from the pump, there is a black earth wire connected via one of the headers. My guess from the way you describe the intermittent nature is the earth may have a bad connection, it's pretty unlikely that a wire in the harness would just break.
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    TD5 alarm

    The Lucas 10AS alarm ECU is a generic unit used in a number of different cars, (Defender, Discovery 2, some Rovers) and as such is fully configurable with the right diagnostic tool. So yes, the interior light operation, locking and remote locking actions and alarm functionality can all be controlled via a Nanocom or similar. For example, I've got mine set so that the volumetric alarm is armed when locking with the key fob but not so if I lock it with the key, this is to prevent false triggers if I leave the dogs in the car and/or a window open. There's a lot of useful info here - https://nanocom-diagnostics.com/downloads/preview/lucas-10as-alarm-nanocom-evolution I don't know of any current group buys going on just now, the last one I could find was about 2 years ago on Defender2.net
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    clutch slip

    Did you replace the pressure plate as well? I was having problems with my clutch slipping recently but on fitting a new one the old friction plate was hardly worn, it was slipping due to the springs in the pressure plate not applying sufficient clamping pressure.
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    Td5 looms into a earlier pre 1991 vehicle

    Radio connector, BMW type.
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    Bulk head removal kit

    As I remember it they screw into tapped holes in the upright ends of the square section bar but didn't quite line up with the rivet holes, it was easy enough to drill the extra holes to suit with careful measuring, then once the top plate was lined up and screwed down, the holes for the rivets can be drilled.
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    Bulk head removal kit

    I did mine a few months ago, the hardest bit was cutting down either side from the top, really just in terms of accessibility, I ended up using a combination of an angle grinder, "sabre" saw and jigsaw to get in there and to cut the curve profile reasonably accurately, you don't need to be all that precise though because the angled piece that goes over the top covers the top inch or so of the cut edge. A decent riveter helps too. I also removed all the seats to make access easier.
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    Defender 110 TD5 2006

    If the steering is stiff at the same point of rotation on each turn of the steering wheel, I'd say it's most likely a damaged steering box.
  23. I've had two Disco 3's a few years ago that both used to do the same, never really took much notice of it until one had the brake servo recall, then I became a bit more aware of it, probably because of the potential brake fade issue the recall addressed. My 2004 90 does it too, albeit a little more slowly, I can only assume there must be a little bit of by-pass leakage in the master cylinder, or something similar going on with the ABS module. I've got to keep a fair amount of pressure on the pedal for it to occur, probably quite a bit more than I'd use to apply the brakes normally.
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    Boomslang loom + spots

    You would be alright to use the redundant O/S plug so long as it will only be used to trigger a relay, the relay then feeds the spots from a more substantial supply in the same way that the Boomslang relays do.
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    Steering wheel removal

    As Western says, no airbags on Defender to worry about. Personally, I've never had to resort to a puller to get the steering wheel off so you could get lucky with a wiggle and pull, just one tip though, when you undo the centre nut, just slacken it a couple of turns but leave it on initially, this will help to prevent you from smacking yourself in the face with the wheel when it lets go. Good luck.

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