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  1. 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.
  2. Lake District 2019 - Credit Dicky.....
  3. Although in a different league, we have a Leaf and it's a great commute vehicle... Quick, quiet but not so good for range. 100 miles real world if you take it easy ! They will be very useable one day. Still can't see them taking over from IC and expect Hydrogen to be developed far more longer term....
  4. There was a post @Daan did a while back where he explained that he almost always greases his props off the car and had had virtually no UJ Failures in years. He uses a vice to pressure the cups that are greased to close up and force grease to the other cups.
  5. It's not a great deal of money, replace the MAP sensor. The ECU does have a fall back map for MAF failure and in some cases people do report an improvement, but in the majority of cases it will result in a lack lustre performance. Get a decent brand of MAF.. Siemens etc. I drove with a straight through centre section for a few years and have since reverted as it was a bit "boomy" and droned on long journeys.
  6. It should rev freely and happily pull over 70 in standard form... Is air filter clean / does it blow black smoke under acceleration / under load? Does it feel like it's running smooth? (May still need to change the injector loom in under the rocker cover..) If you run without MAF, it should feel quite dead for 15 seconds then give a reasonable drive, but nothing as good as with a working MAF. MAP sensor will affect it if dead... Cleaned doesn't mean working ! Do you have anyone local to put diagnostics on it?
  7. The little connector bottom left of the picture is you reverse light switch. Simple thing... You should have a live wire and earth that is connected to your reverse light. When reverse is selected, it closes the switch and powers the reverse light. Check if either of those lights are positive when the engine is running. (I don't have a wiring diagram to hand to check the colour the wire should be) As said above, joining them together when the engine is running / ignition live should light the revers light is the correct wires.
  8. If you could demonstrate the process on your vehicle first It'd be appreciated !!
  9. Something I now have on my "Do sometime" list
  10. Please confirm it's a TD5 and do you have a wire popping up through the access plate under the centre seat / cubby box. (Near the front of the panel, left side of vehicle) If there is a collection of shielded wires there follow to the end and hopefully they will have your OBD socket on there. If no wires popping up through the panel they may have dropped it under the panel, above the transfer box, for additional security !
  11. It's been like this since I've had it Ed... This pic is from the winch installation something like 5 years ago... I've climbed all over it and the angle of dangle hasn't altered so don't think it's related to anything heavy on the wings.. 🤣
  12. Just spotted this thread... My drivers wing has drooped since I've had my truck.... Assumed it was history I didn't know about but no evidence of a crash elsewhere on the truck... No brackets issues like yours, but it's got Air-con so wonder if that's part of the issue as stated early in the thread. I'll watch with interest but not sure I will be doing anything about mine until it really needs to come apart for other reasons...
  13. I've split this thread into two parts. The one above that was a tear-down with great pictures and the remainder now in a rejuvenated thread from 2017 when @western had the original Overdrive issues....
  14. I agree wit Rich, the springs have the be the solution... At rest the unit is not producing any oil pressure as it relies on the running gear spinning. It's feed is after the gearbox, therefore at rest, no oil pressure. When pulling away there is some oil pressure potentially developed but not much because the clutch engagement is the start point and the pump speed is only based on the gearbox output, i.e. really slow.
  15. Silly question time.... @petrolhead63 but are the batteries in the keys in good order??
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