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  1. Nicad dont have a memory effect, thats an old wives tale based on the very early (late 70s) versions which used sintered cell technology. There are other causes which reduce capacity, including overcharge and heat, and just age/too many cycles.
  2. Engine stand

    Machine mart one is ok.
  3. Portable jump starter

    I have a similar unit, it quotes 200(400)A and works (but not quite as well as a larger unit), but i think the let-down are the small section leads. They get warm after use so must be dropping some voltage. I was pondering modifing the leads and seeing if its improved
  4. TIG helmet recommendations

    I have a Phantom XL https://www.r-techwelding.co.uk/phantom-xl-light-reactive-welding-helmet/ Works for me on TIG, and i think a reasonable helmet in the mid-budget range
  5. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-42533830 Mrs Wright said she saw an old Land Rover - thought by firefighters to be the source of the blaze - with its engine on fire.
  6. I've used 2 part epoxy chassis paint, it's very durable and sticks like doo-doo to a blanket. Not sure about galv, mine was on top of bare metal and old paint. This stuff http://www.rust.co.uk/em-121-epoxy-rust-proofing-chassis-paint/c28117/
  7. I could be wrong, but i seem to remember them being illegal as is the case with aftermarket HID bulbs in halogen reflectors. I have a set of these and am quite impressed. ebay link Supposedly DOT approved. Mine are E marked (although link here is not from the same supplier i bought from, so check) they will fit a defender, and better cooling as bowl is the heatsink Edit: Yes it seems i was correct Link And buying a whole lamp unit, which is E marked (genuine or not, you make your call) seems to be ok
  8. Finally some snow! Whoop Whoop :)

    Doesnt matter what it is if you are on summer tyres.
  9. When i put the autobox into it, i found taking out floor panels and centre tunnel sufficed to get a crane through the door. Obviously i fitted the box up to the engne, so i would say splitting is easier. Also removing the TB first makes life easier. p.s. If you are keeping the autobox you may need a bigger TC for the 4.6, IIRC i had the medium one fitted.
  10. dont zap them, it wont do any good, and may burn them. I have some Ryobi stuff now - you can buy tools without batteries and vice versa, I have 3 batteries common to 4 tools. The batteries seem to have lasted way better the the Bosch and if i do need a new one easy to buy (not the bosch scam where battery is more than tool)
  11. Is this a TD engine or a 200 TDi?

    Wow 11L do they have to make them that big to get the same power as a 3.5L v8?
  12. Any one coming or going to USA

    Theres loads of them, just search for USA Forwarding. e.g. https://www.viabox.com/ you get a USA address that you can order to, and they ship it on.
  13. Can anyone recommend a press

    I made my own based on the pictures below. Mine is the same expect uses a 10t body repair jack. Several bits of I beam cut by supplier. Sliding truck dead easy to make. Sliding truck is very useful. I may upgrade later to a more powerful ram & electric pump with gauge.
  14. Exploding BallJoint Caution

    No, you misunderstand. This is not the small bang of something releasing. The grease boils inside the ball joint and the ball is a perfect seal at the top. The pressure is massive and the rear cap or casing of the sealed joint blows off. Example from youtube The results if you get in the way. (Warning not for the feint-hearted, depicts injury)