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V8 Freak

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  1. A standard TD5 should manage a 1.2 ratio change well enough, but if you've gone for bigger diameter tyres, you may wish to look into tweaking the MAP. Don't try loading a Disco map onto a Defender ECU as this will cause all manner of issues. There are many good programmers out there that can help with a decent map, good power and torque increases, no excesses of smoke, and the really clever ones will also be able to write out the MAF, correct the temp gauge readings (They don't go into the red til 105C as standard !!!) and correct the Cruise Control parameters to work with the new gearin
  2. I ended up leaving the V5 as it was and confirmed the change with my insurer. No premium change applied, so seems no-one is interested in a change that uses all Land Rover parts...
  3. When I converted mine to Auto, I called DVLA and didn't get any advice other than writing to them asking what I should do. I wrote and followed up and was asked to call the DVLA to speak to someone. I checked with my insurance and advised them of the change and no change of premium etc. Call them and see.
  4. Bit of an update, hopefully solved.... At the weekend I changed the FPR, bleed valve etc in the fuel line at the oil filter block and replaced crank sensor again, although it didn't look too soiled this time. I then took it for a long drive to get it all warmed up and to a point where I could replicate the problem. After 35 miles I got a total cut, MIL light immediately on but dead engine.... Coasted to a hat, luckily in Lay-By..... Waited, started and it failed again soon after. I swapped in my spare ECU (Codes already learned for this purpose, so only a 2 minute job)
  5. Really looking forward to seeing this all running again Tim....
  6. I seem to remember buying a generic loom with it and then wiring it in. Not too many wires involved. Need break in the feed from speedo to ECU (Pin 13 I think) and the Cruise wiring isn't too bad.
  7. Me too Mike... I replaced the thin one that's standard as it is originally fitted from above and tucks inside the top lip of the rear Cross member. I went for a decent aluminium tank guard that bolts up from below. Sooooooo much simpler.
  8. Well.. One of the pressure testing kits you found arrived yesterday @reb78. No opened to package yet but will offer feedback after the weekend. I'll test it out on the outgoing FPR and see what that's doing / not doing and fingers crossed I won't need to drop the tank and replace the noisy pump... Bloomin hate the standard tank guard on the Td5 90....
  9. The seals and injector loom allegedly done recently and there is no issue with the running or starting.. No evidence of air in the system etc. Rocker cover has been off recently. Looks like a new gasket. Cannot check pressure without a way of measuring / adding something into the system. I don't own anything but willing to take donations The ECU / sensors don't record pressure. ECU only registers fuel temperature. All other parameters are air temp / pressure /water temp related.
  10. Hi all... I've had hands on this vehicle and still no definitive solution, so I'll share what I know and have observed in the hope this can be solved.... Loom - All that's accessible from under the vehicle looks in very good order. No chaffing or breaks in the convoluted tubing that covers the loom. Checked from seat box, over rear of gearbox / Transfer box and along the side of the gearbox. (Still to lift cubby and check over gearbox) No oil at all in ECU Plugs. Fuel Pressure Regulator is leaking minimally but had covered the crank position sensor in diesel & oil.
  11. It's just the 110 going through the self healing process.. It looks like corrosion.. Leave it another 25 years and it will be pristine !
  12. I have ARB's front and rear and under loaded situations they do not restrict flex much at all but do offer stability on road etc. It's always going to be a case of one thing will compromise another.. Nothing will ever be amazing off-road, climbing rocks and immediately the best mannered road vehicle. Each of us choose a compromise.
  13. I'd still have one if it arrived free... (Can't afford these luxuries otherwise..) Would be a good touring vehicle I recon, regardless of it's off-road credentials.
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