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V8 Freak last won the day on December 16 2018

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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

    Discovery II coolant leak got into electrics

    If the wire waggling doesn't work, make sure you are getting power to the started trigger wire when the key is turned... (The wired to the starter solenoid on a spade connector) Assuming it is live when the key is turned to the crank position, then it could be the internal workings of the solenoid stuck... They are known to arc out. Not a hard job to do.. Nut on top of the starter is a fun one to get back on.... Kits are available to replace the contacts and piston.... Tapping the started on the solenoid housing might get you another start or two... If arc'ing is bad it will get stuck again... Neil
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    New Series - RR Heavy

    Are we talking about these type of rods?
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    Forum relay - RR seats, Ipswitch to Hampshire

    Let me know if you need a pit stop Monday evening when passing the Royston area John.... Can always put the kettle on
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    D2 clutch switch circuit diagram

    Nanocom should show the live switch inputs and show the change when the pedal is depressed. I believe the circuit needs to be closed for CC to work, so try removing the connectors from the switch on the clutch master cylinder and short between the two connectors and go for a drive. Does Nanocom show your brake switch changing state when you depress the pedal? (Do your brake lights work !!)
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    TD5 knocking and lots white smoke

    I think it's been said, but open the top and inspect the cam and followers for the injectors before you keep cranking.... 13 small bolts... Doesn't take long! Doesn't sound like an injector not firing, sounds very metallic from the recording !
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    Merry Christmas

    We were supposed to come out of the garage??
  7. It's a simple loom to make.... Regards Dakota Digital, I'll look but I've already got a Speedohealer although it's now surplus to requirements a I have my ECU map amended to change the coding for the ratio change.
  8. If you can get 20% more blades in there, balanced and triggering the sensor it might work... Do you know which parts are D2 and which are Defender? Sounds like engine & gearbox loom is D2... Main vehicle loom TD5? If you have a look at the black plug on the Engine ECU and see if the Cruise wires are in there already? It'll still be a case of finding where they pop out at the other end if they do... In a D2 they are are routed to the binnacle / steering column....
  9. I don't think any Defenders had the wiring as standard. If you are using the Disco loom, are you using the Disco clocks as well? I ask because the Disco pulse rate is double the Defender one from the transfer box sender..... The ECU is fed it's information from the clocks...... So you need to know what you've got to stand any chance of getting the Cruise to work... I don't know what blades you are talking about to answer the last part.... Regards the gear changes, they are set high on a Discovery because they used a small Torque Converter with high stall point. (2750 RPM) This was needed because the D2 is a 2.5 tonne beast and the engine needed to be in peak power points to move it forward effectively when needed. A good TD5 engine in good order, regular oil an filter changes and the correct oil will last well.... Mine is on 160k Miles already and still going strong.
  10. If the wiring is still in the loom, the cruise control should be configurable. It gets slightly more complicated if you've gone back to 1.4 transfer case ratio.... (Defender standards) If 1.4 the pulse rates will be wrong.... This can be sorted in a couple of ways... Speedohealer wired in line from the speedo to ECU to drop the speedo to ECU pulse rates, or new map with the parameters changed... (Assumes programmable ECU) Gear change points on the Land Rover units are not changeable. There are different gearbox ECU's for V8 & TD5 variants. The V8 changes down easier and revs more in line with torque & power of petrol versus Diesel. If you want total control you really need to look at Compushift and replace the Land Rover Gearbox loom / ECU.
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    Wide angle prop flange yoke

    Tis done....
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    td5 defender big turbo

    Not here to sell things are we @defendertune ?? I'm sure you read the rules when you signed up.....
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    Glue for holding on door seals

    Sounds like the one option left then.... How about some of the windscreen type bonding stuff inside the seal as well? It holds glass onto the side of vans and windscreens onto the front of cars after all.... (Caterhams use it to hold mudguards on their cars...)
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    Glue for holding on door seals

    Steve, I have never had a seal fall off like that... The ones I've fitted have had a metal internal structure that clamps the rubber to the aperture... Have a look and see if you can't crimp the gap in the rubber tighter to hold while the sealant / glue of choice cures.... If needed.
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    Series III gearbox rebuild

    Gazzar..... I've amended your profile so you can edit the post and upload the pictures directly to the server here etc. Hopefully the post will be good for others for many years then....

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