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Blanco last won the day on November 3 2018

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  1. When you say 'steam train' I think white smoke?, only turning black when you boot it, ? just wonder if its worth checking the valve caps/clearances????
  2. If I were George I would be out playing in the newly re-launched RR, it is the summer holidays after all, mind you I hope he is somewhere other than home at the moment given the 'temperate' nature of the locale
  3. Hmmm, just having a quick look it seems the big difference is working pressure, ...... ACE requires nearly twice the pressure that the steering does??
  4. They look a bit like this...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-TRACK-ROD-END-BALL-JOINT-RUBBER-DUST-BOOT-COVERS-GAITERS-2X/182729866045?hash=item2a8b8c7b3d:g:fA8AAOSwxzBZndZF Found on all the ball joints,.... steering arm, track rods etc. When the cover goes the grease dries out, then the dirt and water get in and dramatically shorten its life. Usually people just change the ball joints but if you have greaseable ball joints that you have kept in good shape then replacing the boot is probably worthwhile. Splitting the balljoint can be a challenge, be sure to clean the threads before removing the locknut. HTH
  5. I had the same issue and I can report that the fix does work, ... I bought one from ebay that doesn't seem to be there anymore but there are a couple of others offering a similar thing, I wait till the heater plug light goes out and count an additional 7 seconds after, it starts immediately.
  6. You are correct I think in your assumption that much of the oil capacity,.... between 40 and 50% is in the hydraulic circuits/valves/TC etc. I got the tip from here that the longer you leave it to drain the more you get out, mine is the HP22 box and I got about 8 litres by leaving it overnight. If you have the whole kit then after No.5 in Bowie's sequence above, remove the sump and replace the pickup filter etc.
  7. First question everyone will ask is...... does he know to pre-lubricate the turbo before start up??? ..... it really is important to get a good flow of oil flowing uninterrupted through the feed and drain before lighting up. ...........other than that, we can ask about the general health of the engine and its oil pressure, and the source and quality of the turbos/cores he is using? Older engines with unknown history can suffer from blockages in the oil feed, some people automaically renew the feed pipe with the turbo. HTH
  8. That looks like a decent finish, .... great hack the soft soap, beats trying to mask round the edge
  9. Goodyear have some good deals available at the moment, either online or at your local retailer, https://www.oponeo.ie/details-tyre/goodyear-efficientgrip-suv-255-60-r18-112-v-xl-fp#263214709 I was looking at these for my P38 (not your size, I know) but its a good site. My local guy fits and balances internet purchases for €15/ea. Putting two on can never be recommded, but in practice if you do short journeys and low mileage it is not likely to bite you, bear in mind that old tyres are recognised as a big safety issue now, so if the runners you plan to keep are 5yrs plus and it wasn't you that put them on then maybe change them anyway?
  10. This afternoon's efforts, Followed by an in vehicle re-bleed. ..... got quite a bit of air out on the bench and was hopeful, ... but no joy, .... might see if I can pick up a kit for the original master while in the UK over the next few days and try rebuilding that.
  11. I was young and for the most part they were very cheap
  12. Just went to see what is left,...... Just missing roughly in order,Morris marina 1.8/ Alfa Sud 1.2 Ti/ Triumph Dolomite 1800HL/ Austin Princess wedge 2200HL/ 1959 Mini (too rusty, never got it on the road) Then the first Land Rover, 1961 series II, after the Volvo 245 estate I had an Astra (1982) 3dr diesel, a Merc 1984 207 van, a 1970 Series IIa SWB, a 1981 polo bread van, a Merc 250D 1985, then my first Range Rover a US import 3.9 'County' LHD (we were off to France), From France just missing the Golf diesel, the Grey Fergy the Iveco 4010, An Astra estate briefly, couple of horse boxes and a Manitou! Its been fun
  13. Back in the day, early in 1996, there was a school shooting in Scotland and handguns in particular were suddenly very unpopular. I inherited a 9mm Browning Hi Power from my late Father just a couple of months later and it was impossible to get transferred into my name even though I was already a shotgun and rifle permit holder and shooting regularly at the local range (Kemnay), I still have it although deactivated, I didn't realise at the time how crude a process that was, it was very upsetting to see a nice piece butchered the way they did. Have now moved house too many times to have kept all the manuals, but it would be good to line those that are left up, its surprising how it adds up when you go through them all.
  14. So I was fairly sure the problem was an airlock in the Master, so I pushed the pedal to the limit of travel and tried again, that makes 4 litres of fluid gone through now! Still no miracle cure.... retired hurt to ponder it further.
  15. I had lemforder steering/trackrod kit a while back for the P38 and wouldn't rate the quality, not the same thing I know. I have had other Delphi ball joints and reckoned they were fair value. There is a polybush option, which I hear suits the D3 a bit better than perhaps it does a Defender??
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