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  1. TD5 recon steering box recommendations?

    I've not heard or read of any happy customer recently using reconditioned boxes. Last I read was that Adwest were not selling direct to the public these days and that if you ordered a Britpart OEM steering box you got an Adwest badged product. Do a bit more searching and if you can buy from Adwest new direct it will be the best solution.
  2. Defender Puma 110. Brakes

    Once you've checked the tyre pressures and are confident (as advised above) that the brake cylinders are all moving, I'd start looking at the bushes underneath the truck. Drag link / Hockey stick rubbers will allow the axles to move under braking if they are worn.. This will give a steering effect similar to braking issues. One other simple / cheap thing to try would be to bleed the brakes to make sure no air in the system upsetting the balance of braking.
  3. Thinking about this... The ABS light stays on until you go over 5mph on mine.. How does your ECU know you’ve gone above 5mph? Does it use the ABS sensors or the Speedo signals??
  4. A simple check to see if the code will go away would be to run a wire from that earth point indicated to the battery negative. Have a good look under the wires for another earth point because mine has several wires on the post so it maybe a wire you've not discovered yet that has a bad earth.
  5. Mine is further down on a post in the floor of the box, although that bolt indicated is threaded into the fabric of the shelf which should also be a good earth.
  6. Digital level / inclinometer Recommendations

    Ross..... Please remember it's a Land Rover.... Respect the tolerances it was designed with and you'll be ok... Stand back... Lean head left or right and think.... "Does that look about right?" Sorted !!
  7. Bollinger Electric 4x4

    Coming out of the closet.... We have a milk float.... White Nissan Leaf 30Kw (Black Edition...) I commute 24 miles each way to work and don’t drive it for economy... I charge up daily in work and only charge it home if I need to. (Effectively free fuel...) Real world range travelling within the speed limits is up to 100 miles . (Further at 50 mph than you get at a constant 70 mph as you would expect) It really accelerates fast and will typically keep with or beat the average 2.0 eurobox to 70..... (Around 8 seconds 0 - 60) Harvesting on deceleration, as mentioned above, slows the car down quite a lot but doesn’t put the brake lights on... I’m very wary that I slow down a lot faster than other drivers might expect. At motorway services using a 50 amp DC charger I can get an 80% charge in 45 minutes... Time for a bio break and a coffee.... The infrastructure is unreliable at present. On the occasions I’ve needed to charge at motorway services, one of the chargers has not been working. Using the Milk Float for my commute saves me money. I pay a monthly lease and insure it. Pretty much no servicing... Tyres will wear but hoping to get 20k from the front and more from the back.... The fuel I’m not using in the 90, the lack of servicing of the 90 and reduced insurance annually due to lower mileage is covering the cost of the Milk Float based on 12k miles per year commute. I’ve only done a few long journeys so far, but we didn’t get the car for long journeys in reality, so not really worried about the weaknesses in the infrastructure at present. The current estimates are that the current infrastructure (Not sure if it was also capacity) in the UK National Grid could sustain 15 million EV’s now. I’m sure there were some caveats there to... Charging off-peak overnight etc. There are less than 250k EV’s on the roads at present. If you were to consider a Bolinger for a farm vehicle, the capacity would be more than enough for average daily use. It would probably be ok for the Chelsea Taxi role too, but as soon as you use it for longer journeys, you have to plan your routes, plan stops, build in charge time etc. When EV’s have a real world range of 350 miles with a charge time under 30 minutes and an infrastructure similar to the current fuel network they will be come a real consideration for a lot of people.
  8. Goblin Works Garage

    I thought the same.... If they were credible as a garage I'd like to think they actually spent some money on the running gear, but it wasn't included in their budget run through, so are they really putting safe cars back on the road?
  9. Rev Counter - Back light too bright

    Looks like the recommendation from Mutley is right.... https://www.amazon.co.uk/286-Capless-Dashboard-Bulbs-1-2w/dp/B002BB53IU
  10. Rev Counter - Back light too bright

    The one on the left looks like the bulbs in the TD5 clocks.. Small n fiddly. Sorry, but no idea of numbers as I generally walk into the spares shop and say "One of them please..." Maybe they will be listed in the parts manuals posted in the tech archive??
  11. Puma key fob re- programming.?

    If the puma still has the 10AS unit, then something like Nanocom / Hawkeye should suffice. (They program keys for Td5 and they have the 10AS alarm unit.)
  12. Goblin Works Garage

    They missed out the interesting stuff... What did he do to switch to 2 wheel drive? Lock the transfer box and remove front prop / diff / axle? What did they use on the front axle ends.. Standard stub axle without CV's ?? Very little actual engineering in-house, even though they are capable, and a lot of farming out pretty stuff....
  13. Goblin Works Garage

    If you like seeing nice Series Land Rovers that are in great condition, on galv chassis ruined then this is a programme for you..... If however you are like me, it's painful, feels wrong to see a very good restored vehicle being destroyed!!!
  14. Defender TD5 heated rear window

    If you have the raised rear brake light in the rear window it usually rubs it's way through the conductive material under it... Remove the brake light (if fitted) and check the metal strips for continuity. If that's good, and you are getting 12 volts to the back of the truck ok, then check the smaller wires as suggested above.
  15. Superwinch Gaskets

    Appealing to the experience of the members.... I’m about to freshen up my Superwinch Talon 12.5i SR .... It’s apart and I’ll soon be visiting SteveG to play with his shot blasting cabinet.... Does anyone know of a source of gaskets for these winches or do people just seal with a silicon / other solution? Thanks in advance Neil