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V8 Freak

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  1. Yes.. Bolts in through the rear face. Probably stronger that way. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-Disco1-Range-Rover-Classic-30mm-wheel-spacers-BLACK-T1/141283940522?item=141283940522&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:GB:3160&ul_ref=http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11401.m1842.l3160/7?euid=5b224c5dd57c4499a1c5c528178a03d8&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.co.uk%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FViewItem%26item%3D141283940522%26ssPageName%3DADME%3AL%3AOU%3AGB%3A3160&exe=10014&ext=100027&sojTags=exe=exe,ext=ext&ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.co.uk%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F99%3Floc%3Dhttp%
  2. I bought and fitted some Winchmax spacers back in 2014.... Like above, no corrosion or issues to date. They have been off and on many times with hub rebuilds, general maintenance etc. I've had two bolts (Studs) come loose in that time and subsequently removed all and added a little loctite. Regularly inspected every time a wheel is off and removed, checked, cleaned and refitted annually.
  3. I got some canvas covers a few years ago from Escape Gear... Dealt direct with a guy called Jonas in SA who was extremely helpful. They came in a carry bag which now houses all my recovery gear... https://www.escapegear.com/ Covers still in top condition and would happily buy a set again... Neil
  4. I've not heard or read of any happy customer recently using reconditioned boxes. Last I read was that Adwest were not selling direct to the public these days and that if you ordered a Britpart OEM steering box you got an Adwest badged product. Do a bit more searching and if you can buy from Adwest new direct it will be the best solution.
  5. Once you've checked the tyre pressures and are confident (as advised above) that the brake cylinders are all moving, I'd start looking at the bushes underneath the truck. Drag link / Hockey stick rubbers will allow the axles to move under braking if they are worn.. This will give a steering effect similar to braking issues. One other simple / cheap thing to try would be to bleed the brakes to make sure no air in the system upsetting the balance of braking.
  6. Thinking about this... The ABS light stays on until you go over 5mph on mine.. How does your ECU know you’ve gone above 5mph? Does it use the ABS sensors or the Speedo signals??
  7. A simple check to see if the code will go away would be to run a wire from that earth point indicated to the battery negative. Have a good look under the wires for another earth point because mine has several wires on the post so it maybe a wire you've not discovered yet that has a bad earth.
  8. Mine is further down on a post in the floor of the box, although that bolt indicated is threaded into the fabric of the shelf which should also be a good earth.
  9. Ross..... Please remember it's a Land Rover.... Respect the tolerances it was designed with and you'll be ok... Stand back... Lean head left or right and think.... "Does that look about right?" Sorted !!
  10. Coming out of the closet.... We have a milk float.... White Nissan Leaf 30Kw (Black Edition...) I commute 24 miles each way to work and don’t drive it for economy... I charge up daily in work and only charge it home if I need to. (Effectively free fuel...) Real world range travelling within the speed limits is up to 100 miles . (Further at 50 mph than you get at a constant 70 mph as you would expect) It really accelerates fast and will typically keep with or beat the average 2.0 eurobox to 70..... (Around 8 seconds 0 - 60) Harvesting on deceleration, as mentioned abo
  11. I thought the same.... If they were credible as a garage I'd like to think they actually spent some money on the running gear, but it wasn't included in their budget run through, so are they really putting safe cars back on the road?
  12. Looks like the recommendation from Mutley is right.... https://www.amazon.co.uk/286-Capless-Dashboard-Bulbs-1-2w/dp/B002BB53IU
  13. The one on the left looks like the bulbs in the TD5 clocks.. Small n fiddly. Sorry, but no idea of numbers as I generally walk into the spares shop and say "One of them please..." Maybe they will be listed in the parts manuals posted in the tech archive??
  14. If the puma still has the 10AS unit, then something like Nanocom / Hawkeye should suffice. (They program keys for Td5 and they have the 10AS alarm unit.)
  15. They missed out the interesting stuff... What did he do to switch to 2 wheel drive? Lock the transfer box and remove front prop / diff / axle? What did they use on the front axle ends.. Standard stub axle without CV's ?? Very little actual engineering in-house, even though they are capable, and a lot of farming out pretty stuff....
  16. If you like seeing nice Series Land Rovers that are in great condition, on galv chassis ruined then this is a programme for you..... If however you are like me, it's painful, feels wrong to see a very good restored vehicle being destroyed!!!
  17. If you have the raised rear brake light in the rear window it usually rubs it's way through the conductive material under it... Remove the brake light (if fitted) and check the metal strips for continuity. If that's good, and you are getting 12 volts to the back of the truck ok, then check the smaller wires as suggested above.
  18. Appealing to the experience of the members.... I’m about to freshen up my Superwinch Talon 12.5i SR .... It’s apart and I’ll soon be visiting SteveG to play with his shot blasting cabinet.... Does anyone know of a source of gaskets for these winches or do people just seal with a silicon / other solution? Thanks in advance Neil
  19. I tend to agree with a comment above.. Some of the vehicles may be ok and totally untouched by fire but the cost of safe recovery would probably be greater then the cost of replacement such is our world these days....
  20. Edinburgh Airport 2014... Not multi-storey though.... External !
  21. Hi there and welcome...... It may help to advise what engine you have and what actual help you are after?
  22. Women love the stress purchases we make in days like these. Wiper blades, headlight bulbs.... Amazing what you can get for them in garages 😂
  23. Merry Christmas to you all.... About time for us blokes to nip out for a few last minute bargains for the ladies in our lives.
  24. Hi, I think it’s only showing out of stock while the site is closed for the Christmas period. Have a look back in January.
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