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    Defender water ingress manual

    Additional Link supplied by @western Defender Water Ingress Manual
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    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..
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    Wheel clamp angle?

    Oh Rich!!!!
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    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 !
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    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
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    LS1 V8 on a Rover manual box?

    @Bowie69 Are you now officially the Forum Bogeyman?
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    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.
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    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)
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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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    TD5 Flex Plate

    Appealing to the superior knowledge of the LR4X4 collective.... I've started a journey from manual to auto in the 90. Its a TD5 and I've acquired a kit from the good folks at Ashcroft's. Alas, they are not available for consultation today and I was rather hoping to install the auto box today.... in the kit they have sent what appears to be 2 flex plate support plates.... One is thicker than the other. Uncle Ralph (Western variety) helped with a diagram that shows only the one! (item 5 in the link) http://www.albrit.de/epc.cfm?PAGE=G01090&CAR=L5&SPRACHE=EN Does anyone know for sure how both should be used or should I apply myself to other tasks today and have a conversation with the knowledgable Dave Ashcroft himself tomorrow? Thanks in advance. Neil
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    TD5 Flex Plate

    As already mentioned... It’s very important to get the torque converter installed on the gearbox correctly. I stood the gearbox on end and lowered the TC on.. Took several attempts to get it fully seated with spines and pump drive notches engaged. The I put a flat edge across the bell housing and measured the gap from straight edge to the lugs / bolt points on the TC. Next, measure the distance from the engine (Where the bellhousing lands) to the side of the flex plate which bolts to the TC. The difference will help you decide if any spacers are needed behind the flex plate. Dave Ashcroft advises 1 - 3 mm to make sure the TC it not running in contact with the Grarbox, but rotating on the flex plate but still engage with and driving the stator and oil pump parts....
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    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    But if you carry two props... There are generally 2 X TD5 90's, a TD5 Disco2 and a 200tdi on our trips... The front prop can go on three of the four vehicles. (Flange change on the D2, which he carries.) The rear can go on two of the vehicles. We carry a mixture of items across the trucks that tend not to double up, but the three of the engines are the same ... I guess it's all about how you go about your planning and what your happy with. My aim is to be on the tracks covering miles. I plan for some eventualities to make sure I can do that and hopefully cover the 3 - 4k miles we do on the trips each year without issues. Quick bolt on solution for a few kilos of dead weight is a good solution for me. I'm already carrying a tent, stoves, bedding, fridge yada, yada, yada.... You have your view, I have mine. Both different but both what we choose for our application.
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    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    I'm usually over a thousand miles from home on these journeys and have others with me that might benefit from them being available.... I wouldn't want to do a lot of the tracks we've done in the past with just 2 wheel drive and additional strain on the T/box. Swapping a prop is much quicker than trying to change a UJ by the roadside. Potentially me carrying the prop means we can all enjoy the whole trip !! It's about caring and sharing JB... Alien concept to some but does happen...
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    Tool organisation (in vehicle)

    I have a canvas tool roll that lives in the 90 with a range of spanners, screwdrivers, blade, small hammer etc. When travelling I add in additional spares and a Halfords socket set.... Spares are typical wheel bearings, aux belt, tensioner, props etc.
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    TD5 Injector Seals

    One other top tip... Don't use a slide hammer to get the injectors out.. This method can wreck the injectors. Use a long 6 mm allen key.. If wedged under the injector body right it can be used to simply lever them out...
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    TD5 Injector Seals

    I've never used anything more than blue tissue paper and only cleaned the sides and never tried to clean the tip at all. AND.... Make sure the land surface in the bottom of the injector hole is very clean.... There are special tools our there but generally I've found an air line with good jet of air is very helpful.... Worst case was very careful use of a flat head screwdriver to pick at any stubborn debris.
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    Running an Electric Cool Box in Camp

    Do you not have somewhere in the tent to have the fridge? (Ideally not inside the closed living area as these can get toasty warm in the sun....) Why are you so far away.... You could borrow our Dometic CFX50W fridge if you moved closer !!
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    Series 3 (1972)

    Does anyone know if the lenses with reflectors for the Series lights are sold separately? ideally looking for just the reflector part / part number. Thanks in advance.
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    TD5 overheating

    Hi there.... Water can typically only disappear in two ways. A physical leak that you've been investigating or into the engine some way... - Head Gasket leak into the cylinder(s) and burnt off as steam - Oil cooler corroded and oil / water mixing The second option would be very obvious by now as your engine would be overflowing with water and oil mixed. So if there are no physical leaks to be seen, it could be the head gasket. Someone else with additional knowledge may be along soon to offer other suggestions. Neil

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