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  1. miketomcat

    Brake Shuttle valve

    It also blanks off the leaking side so you don't just pump fluid on the floor. I can switch to a 300tdi master cylinder and delete the valve but I'm trying to avoid that for now. Mike
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    Brake Shuttle valve

    Does anyone know what thread the plastic switch is that screws into the bottom of the shuttle valve. Its the valve thats fitted on the bulkhead of early 110s. Mines weeping but the switch is no longer used so was thinking some sort of bung. Especially when the valve is around £200 . Mike
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Looks like the door card needs trimming just above the waistline to allow it to sit back properly. Mike
  4. We need a build thread of yours too. Mike
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    Forum Get Together

    Well I'll be at summer and seven sisters anyway so it works for me and they are great weekends. September is slightly more social if we sort a bbq between day and night runs. Mike
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    2.5 TD5 or 2.4 Tdi?

    I believe they drive differently (info from a friend). The tdci has spud shaft issues between gear and transfer box. The td5 has oil in the loom issues (though I think this was earlier ones). The dashboards are very different tdci has a good heater and better clocks etc but no flaps and leg room issues. Td5 has the age old dash though upgraded, acceptable heater but does have flaps, better leg room but old style clocks etc. Mike
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    5x6.5 Trailer Hubs

    One of the horse box manufacturers uses lr bolt pattern but can't remember which. Mike
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    Seat belt extensions

    Mine were just generic seatbelts off eBay which should fit straight onto the early style mount (lap belt goes down to the corner of the seatbox) but will need different brackets to fit I think 300tdi on (lap belt is part of the reel bracket). Mike
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    Seat belt extensions

    Would it not be easier to change the whole seat belt I bought some i think 4m belts for the ibex because the 3m standard belts were a bit snug. Mike
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    Wide arches

    Finally someone doing some nice looking arches. Just a shame I don't have a defender anymore. Mike
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Looking lovely. Mike
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    Snow/Ice vs Tyres/Chains

    Two things I learnt when I used chains in Norway. 1. Max speed of 30mph (nowhere near quick enough for driving in Norway when others are on studded tyres) 2. You have to remove them as soon as you see any tarmac poking through the ice on the road. We did over a thousand miles when there and only used the chains once for about 10 miles then gave up on them. Mike
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    mpg for 300tdi 110csw

    Our 110 csw (200tdi) gets 25-30mpg. The 25 is daily running around the 30 is on a long run at a steady 60-65mph. Our 110 has a roof rack and this costs about 3 mpg but ours is a patriot so something like a brownchurch will cost more. Mike
  14. With the top off it should be ok but with the top on and sides/back open you will have problems. Mike
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    300tdi throttle cable loosening

    There about £12 on eBay. Mike
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