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  1. V8 Freak

    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    But if you carry two props... There are generally 2 X TD5 90's, a TD5 Disco2 and a 200tdi on our trips... The front prop can go on three of the four vehicles. (Flange change on the D2, which he carries.) The rear can go on two of the vehicles. We carry a mixture of items across the trucks that tend not to double up, but the three of the engines are the same ... I guess it's all about how you go about your planning and what your happy with. My aim is to be on the tracks covering miles. I plan for some eventualities to make sure I can do that and hopefully cover the 3 - 4k miles we do on the trips each year without issues. Quick bolt on solution for a few kilos of dead weight is a good solution for me. I'm already carrying a tent, stoves, bedding, fridge yada, yada, yada.... You have your view, I have mine. Both different but both what we choose for our application.
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    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    I'm usually over a thousand miles from home on these journeys and have others with me that might benefit from them being available.... I wouldn't want to do a lot of the tracks we've done in the past with just 2 wheel drive and additional strain on the T/box. Swapping a prop is much quicker than trying to change a UJ by the roadside. Potentially me carrying the prop means we can all enjoy the whole trip !! It's about caring and sharing JB... Alien concept to some but does happen...
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    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    I have a canvas tool roll that lives in the 90 with a range of spanners, screwdrivers, blade, small hammer etc. When travelling I add in additional spares and a Halfords socket set.... Spares are typical wheel bearings, aux belt, tensioner, props etc.
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    TD5 Injector Seals

    One other top tip... Don't use a slide hammer to get the injectors out.. This method can wreck the injectors. Use a long 6 mm allen key.. If wedged under the injector body right it can be used to simply lever them out...
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    TD5 Injector Seals

    I've never used anything more than blue tissue paper and only cleaned the sides and never tried to clean the tip at all. AND.... Make sure the land surface in the bottom of the injector hole is very clean.... There are special tools our there but generally I've found an air line with good jet of air is very helpful.... Worst case was very careful use of a flat head screwdriver to pick at any stubborn debris.
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    Running an Electric Cool Box in Camp

    Do you not have somewhere in the tent to have the fridge? (Ideally not inside the closed living area as these can get toasty warm in the sun....) Why are you so far away.... You could borrow our Dometic CFX50W fridge if you moved closer !!
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    Series 3 (1972)

    Does anyone know if the lenses with reflectors for the Series lights are sold separately? ideally looking for just the reflector part / part number. Thanks in advance.
  8. V8 Freak

    TD5 overheating

    Hi there.... Water can typically only disappear in two ways. A physical leak that you've been investigating or into the engine some way... - Head Gasket leak into the cylinder(s) and burnt off as steam - Oil cooler corroded and oil / water mixing The second option would be very obvious by now as your engine would be overflowing with water and oil mixed. So if there are no physical leaks to be seen, it could be the head gasket. Someone else with additional knowledge may be along soon to offer other suggestions. Neil
  9. V8 Freak

    Viscous Fan wobble

    I would suggest removal of the fan and take a good look at the whole viscous unit....
  10. V8 Freak

    led indicators & buzzer

    Well done Ralph. That buzzer is suitably annoying and you’ll hate it at busy junctions.... But never leave the indicator on again for sure....
  11. I'll discuss with you in PM later.
  12. V8 Freak

    Crank Pulley/Timing Wheel Alignment

    Hi There, Glad to hear you are moving the project forward. I think I've seen / read that the pulley wheel needs some machining to provide a flat surface for the trigger wheel to land on. Hopefully @Hybrid_From_Hell, or another knowledgeable person will be along to advise shortly.
  13. There are people out there programming like you saw on Discotd5.com and if programmed well, you can have a high power & torque engine with no smoke and in most cases no issues with MAF. I have a VGT, large PWR intercooler and 4bar MAP sensor (Standard is 2bar), but standard MAF. In theory the engine should be around 190BHP & 380Nm torque at peaks. As it's now Auto, I don't have any MAF cuts as it's rarely on high end revs.... (And as I get older I much prefer to potter the majority of the time.....) There is a member on here who had an upgraded tuning map on a standard engine from the same source and does have some MAF cut issues at high load / high RPM which we've not managed to solve, but it was 4k+ RPM under heavy acceleration. (The same engine had this before the tuning map upgrade too which we cannot understand or cure) Although genuine ones are hard come by, the same programmer will adapt the maps to use a Nissan Skyline MAF which are capable of handling a lot more air volume and eliminate any MAF cut issues.
  14. V8 Freak

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    The early ones did.. They added a hole in the plate that connects it to the LT230 to improve the flow out of the Overdrive... (I'm guessing it made the oil pumps' work a little easier and improved flow.)
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    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    I still have a Roamerdrive if you want one Rich... (And a GKN....)
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