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  1. Well I have to say the ctek charger was a triumph, reconditioned both batteries and the primary battery has even got the green blob back in the "magic eye" indicator. Many thanks. J2J
  2. Hi everybody its been quite a while since I was on the forum. Things have been a bit busy with work and home so I didn't manage to MOT the 90 last year and so haven't used the old girl since last July but I have been firing her up periodically to keep liquids moving around the system. The other day I found it needed several turns of the engine to fire up as both batteries were very low on charge even though I have a solar charger. I was speaking to a friend who said that these batteries develop a memory and as such I might have a problem if they have been run low for any length of time. The batteries are a pair of 12 volt,deep cycle (liquid not gel) leisure batteries the kind with four terminals. I have a T-Max SPLIT charge system and when I pushed the monitor button after charging the levels were 12.2 volts for the primary battery and 12.6 for the auxiliary battery. I know this might be a dumb question but I don't know a thing about "eletrickery" does this sound right as I seem to remember the levels reading A much higher level in the past but that could be a memory fail on my part . Or could it be that the engine whilst running would cause the monitor to indicate a higher level because its charging? The led indicator on the charger states both batteries are fully charged? Any thoughts ? J2J
  3. Thanks Western good to hear from you. N's or 7's I gues N's Do you know if its just one model alternator fitted on early 200tdi engines? Cheers J2J
  4. Hi All It has been some time since my last post. About 12 months ago my 200tdi snapped an alternator belt. I thought well its because I don't use the old girl enough and said belt probably came with a dreaded "blue logo"on the packaging. So I replaced with a Dayco belt and all was OK. Yesterday after less than 1000 miles driven (I know its a shameful waste) since last year the belt snapped again. Fitted as per the book with correct difflection etc. I wondered if the alternator is on the blink and seizes intermittently, this could be borne out by my twin charge monitor just showing a single led charge rate at below the one seen previously since fitting. I have been toying with an alternator upgrade to give the two battery setup more umph perhaps this is the time. Qustion is do all standard defender 200tdi have one alternator model or a range of units like the confusing power steering variants fitted? Also has anyone else had a 200tdi with a taste for belts? Cheers All n good to be back J2J PS. I was thinking about one of these but ditching the belt that comes with it in the photo for the obvious reasons http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-200Tdi-120a-Alternator-Upgrade-DA1195-/181627329539?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a49d51c03
  5. Don't worry about it. You stated your specific terms of transaction it is the buyers responsibility to close the deal and secure the item. If they wanted the item they would have paid and collected or made a firm commitment regarding payment and collection. Take a look at any real time auctioneers t&c's to see what is considered fair practice. Just my two Penney worth. J2J
  6. Hi All its been a while. I recently converted my 1986 90 to a soft top and getting rid of old ribbed roof. A person asked me if it is a straightforward swap onto a 19999 td5 90. Anyone know? I searched but couldn't find the answer. Cheers. J2J
  7. Hi John, I have two 18 watt LEDs fitted to the back they are the flood beam ones here is a picture of them fitted and I will try to find an old post on here I made with images of them illuminated at night. They put out a huge amount of light and you don't have to worry about flattening your battery as much as twin 55w work-lights would. Cheers J2J
  8. OK I think I have found the bracket number: 336577 and from the below diagram it seems the answer is one bracket is all I need?
  9. Hi all. Just in the process of getting together the bits for my van back to truck cab conversion. I know i will lose the security of the rear load area but i never use it any way and three seats is fine also it will be nice once the heater works (one day i will get round to fixing it) to have a warm cab that will heat up quickly. My 90 is a 1986 van back at present and looking at parts lists i am unsure if i will need the rear panel to tub brackets a google search suggested not but other sources have told me i will? If so does anyone know the proper name of even better part number of the items and how many are needed? I haven't got the cab yet having driven 40 miles in the 90 yesterday only to find it wouldn't go in. Going back today to pick up the fully dismantled roof components. Should have taken tools.... By the way does anyone know if the change will effect the insurance.. gulp . I know DVLA need to know. Thanks for any advice regarding the transition J2J
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