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About V8 Freak

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    More rum please......

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    Photography, Land Rovers, Computers

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  1. V8 Freak

    Defender water ingress manual

    Additional Link supplied by @western Defender Water Ingress Manual
  2. V8 Freak

    Leak into footwell

    I agree.. Door seal around the area where it kinks behind the door strap... I also found that water was going around the windscreen rubber... Where the rubber lays on the frame. With corrosion under the rubber it was like a capillary action sucking water up and then dripping down inside the bulkhead. Of course, it found it's way to the same point and dripped on my right foot. I applied sealant around the rubber after getting a flat wood chisel in there and removing a lot of the corrosion. Next time the screen needs to come out I'll rub down and re-spray the frame.
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    Wheel clamp angle?

    Glad to hear it's mended..
  4. V8 Freak

    Wheel clamp angle?

    Oh Rich!!!!
  5. V8 Freak

    Lead Lamp

    I have a re-chargeable head torch that I use when under the truck.... I found with a hand held / floor based light source it was usually pointing in the wrong place or I was in the way.... With the light source just above my eyes it tends to be more in the right location and less of me to get in the way !
  6. V8 Freak

    Larger transfer box sump

    @garrycol They are quite well tucked up and I've not managed to damage mine in the last 5 years.... Now I will admit I don't do rock crawling like them peeps in the good old "US of A", but do lanes and loads of unpaved tracks in the mountains of Europe.... Maybe Ralph's pic doesn't do the location justice
  7. V8 Freak

    LS1 V8 on a Rover manual box?

    @Bowie69 Are you now officially the Forum Bogeyman?
  8. V8 Freak

    TD5 110

    If my understanding is right, 20 psi is around 1.4 BAR which is the very top end of the limit set in the ECU. (1.42 I think) The MAP sensor is a 2 BAR sensor, referencing it's top end limit. Programmers now can remove the limit or lift it to 1.5 in the ECU to give a little more headroom. I'm running a VGT, bigger PWR intercooler and upgraded MAP, but all programmed to use a 4 BAR sensor, so no chance of reaching the top end of the sensor range. You could check that your actuator has 12-ish turns of thread showing and then remove the boost box and see how it goes with normal driving. If you want to spend money, you could get it remapped again and avoid the MAP limits.
  9. V8 Freak

    TD5 110

    Certainly sounds like it's been mapped in the "old ways" but if it's working then leave well alone. I'd certainly want to be sorting those wires regardless. Personally, I'd try taking the boost box out of the circuit (Leave it physically where it is for now) and see if you get any issues with over-boosting. Engine will cut momentarily when if it senses too much boost. If your driving style doesn't induce the cut in power, I'd take it out of the system altogether. (Obviously I'd try to induce the boost cut with some aggressive, high revving driving too to know when / if it occurs)
  10. V8 Freak

    TD5 110

    Ref the ECU wiring.... White/Yellow looks to be the MAP sensor, so probably just a resistor in there to lower the voltage on the MAP line... Stop Over-boosting most likely. Someone may have had that re-mapped and even played with the turbo actuator, causing an over-boost situation.
  11. V8 Freak

    TD5 110

    What pins does the orange box connect into? I can look at the pin-outs and it may give an idea if it’s meant to be an immobiliser or boost box (fooling the ECU about max boost) etc.
  12. V8 Freak

    TD5 ECU

    I think you are probably right Mike.... Simon, using one of the other statements above, have you unplugged each sensor in turn? Only the crank sensor should stop it from running and only the MAF / throttle potentiometer stop it from revving to some degree. (And even then it should ignore the MAF and go to a fall-back state if the MAF is dead.) The replacement ECU may not work as it should if a Defender map has been uploaded to a Disco ECU...... (Or the other way around) What model number of ECU is it?
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    TD5 ECU

    Simon, I'm going to ask a really silly question here.... What model of ECU did you swap into the D2? The D2 and Defender ECU's are different. They will each run the other at tickover but wont rev and silly things happen to gauges when swapped one way... (Can't remember which) What is the model number of the ECU?
  14. V8 Freak

    Bottle jack adapter for axles

    I've got a jack from a P38.. After freeing off the rusted joint on the pump handle it's worked a treat every time it's been required...
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    Forum relay request

    I can get it down to M25 (A1M) junction quite easily if someone is passing at a convenient point if that helps... (I work in Welwyn Garden City)

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