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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

    New Series - RR Heavy

    Glad you didn't trash it after all the work George.... Did feel for you when I watched it though.....
  2. V8 Freak

    Best air ratchet

    I looked for a while Ross and didn't smell any Spam.... None of the links in the link seem to be sellers from the Ukraine..... How did you conduct your Spam testing?
  3. V8 Freak

    New Series - RR Heavy

    That's a good update.. I had looked at those rods for some time.... If you feel the need I have a spare floor panel for the RRC if you feel yours needs replacing at any point... Just the distance that is the barrier though...
  4. V8 Freak

    New workshop project

    Our garage door is similar to Peaklanders.... Cost installed was round £1400 I think.... Or how about sliding doors to maximise space in the roof and floor etc. ave them opening along the right hand wall ....
  5. V8 Freak

    Clutch? problem, 110, 200tdi, r380

    Hi There.... Black fluid would suggest worn clutch master / slave rubbers wearing. Probably sensible to change both master and slave at the same time and adjust your pedal height as per Haynes / Land Rover manual when re-fitted.
  6. V8 Freak

    Lidl smart battery charger

    I was kinda assuming the same as @Anderzander..... Ctek provide the fly-leads which suggests they don't expect you to isolate the battery !! I'd have a go Mo and get a friendly man with a yellow van to check the battery status now and after several sessions on the charger...
  7. V8 Freak

    Td5 refusing to start now...argh!

    It might be worth viewing this series of video's for other ideas and ways of checking items.... (Covers crank sensor testing, fuel pressure, fuel pump etc.) It might help to systematically eliminate things you have reviewed and explain how to test others. It doesn't cover the alarm system however... ;(
  8. V8 Freak

    Problems starting when warm (TD5)

    Great news and thanks for letting us know it was the solution.
  9. V8 Freak

    Td5 refusing to start now...argh!

    Agree with your assessment of the starter. Have you checked the starter relay? Row of relays just above the fuses in the cab. 2nd or 3rd in from left dependant on vehicle spec. All the yellow ones are the same so you can swap to test if needed. Simple check is fuse cover removed, fingers on the relays and turn the key and feel if the relay click? If not, it’s either the relay or something else breaking the circuit, potentially your secondary alarm system.
  10. V8 Freak

    Td5 refusing to start now...argh!

    When all attached the first stage is does it crank. If not then you need to focus on getting it to crank first.. (Obvs it won't run if you can't crank ) The shiny bits get all blackened as they arc over time... Easy enough to access and clean.. (Refurb kits available on the interweb.)
  11. V8 Freak

    Td5 refusing to start now...argh!

    My head is thinking this is more than one issue. If we assume the loom is good, crank sensor is good, assume the secondary alarm / immobiliser is not broken and we know ECU and associated is good.... It could be this... Starter solenoid needs a rebuild. It started randomly after fiddling then stopped and won't crank. What if the stopping was fuel starvation and now the starter solenoid contacts are stuck again? (So won't crank) Process of elimination I'd follow. Remove starter and clean the contact surfaces in the solenoid. This is well documented and is not too hard to do even lying under the truck with a basic socket set. When replaced... Does it crank. If yes.... Did it start? If no, purge the fuel system several times. Try again. If still cranking but not starting, remove the inertia switch connectors and short across the plug connections with a bit of wire. Try again. Check the crank sensor wires are connected.....
  12. V8 Freak

    Problems starting when warm (TD5)

    Errrr..... Many years since I changed mine ! Did these parts get taken out when the housing was switched ? I would be tempted to go with book and fit the new valve in the space of the orange thing If you can purge ok and it starts and runs, then take it for a run and warm it up. If it doesn’t purge, doesn’t run then time to re-think.
  13. V8 Freak

    Problems starting when warm (TD5)

    A guess would be air in the system... There is a little air bleed valve (part number WJN500110) that may have been disturbed when you changed the fuel filter housing.... Needs to be in the right hole and fitted correctly... This is known to affect warm starting. Have a look here....
  14. Hello and welcome to the forum.... I'm hoping someone like @Hybrid_From_Hell will pop in at some point and share his views on this..... He's quite familiar with differentials and lockers etc...
  15. Hi there and welcome to the forum.... I ran a "Roamerdrive" for several years behind a TD5 that had some gentle modifications.... (VGT Turbo, much bigger intercooler, Re-mapped ECU, custom air intake and exhaust to help it all breathe properly) It coped admirably and is about to begin part two of it's life under another members vehicle being used for some long trips around Europe etc... On Paper my engine at peak was probably at the OD's limit, if not above, but I rarely drove it to limits and I doubt you will regularly be on full boost at peak torque etc. With your modifications I can't envisage your engine being any trouble for the Overdrive. Go for it.. They are a wonderful piece of kit... I only removed mine as I converted my truck to an auto....

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