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  1. western

    Military color codes

    Lots of colour charts on https://www.e-paint.co.uk/chart_options.asp
  2. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    It's not sealant, just black gunge, I haven't done anymore to it so far, need some more ATF, going tohave another look at it tomorrow or monday.
  3. western

    300tdi’s heating

    Fit the correct 88 degree thermostat & check for leaks, maybe a small leak at the heater matrix, also check the gauge is working OK & the gauge U clamp is not touching the gauge terminals as it can short the gauge to earth & give a false reading
  4. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Filter, relief valve & piston accessed, & some gunk removed from filter element, piston, springs look OK, Inside of OD looks clean too.
  5. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    No problem with the parts you changed, as they old ones are in the box, going to look at the filter first, hopefully my angle grinder adjustable key will get the filter base off.
  6. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    No worries, going to remove the big filter tomorrow if I can get the cap off & give it a good clean, actually looking inside from the bottom plate it looks quite clean, didn't have any big bits fall out when the bottom plate was removed.
  7. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    All removed now & on bench, original gear refitted & all good for going to work tomorrow. Will pull the OD filter either tomorrow evening or at the weekend.
  8. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Some sludge on inner face of baseplate I cleaned this & the filter with brake cleaner before fitting. Could be gummed up inside, but a strip down will have to wait until the weekend
  9. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Got to have 110 on the road for tomorrow morning to go to work, Just dropped the oil it is black, a few drops on a clean rag, only done nearly 500 or so miles
  10. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    About To go out & remove it all & refit the original transfer gear, only early shift this week so need it to go to/ from work, My previous OD is in bits in garage & needs gaskets, seals, filter changing if I decide to refit it, haven't got the it's or time to play with it until the weekend
  11. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Tried to drive this morning to go to work, virtually no drive at all, crept out of the drive & down the road, OD slipping a lot, only gripped for about 30 secs, so turned around & came back home, very slowly into my drive. Makes 110 undriveable.
  12. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Just been & checked fluid level it was approx 50ml down from dribbling out the fill/level hole, but no sign of any leaks on outside of the unit.
  13. western

    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Well, done a long drive to Wiltshire & back this weekend, OD was fine on the main roads/motorway doing exactly as its meant to, BUT on local roads with it disengaged & sometimes when disengaging it would not disengage cleanly & I had a few occassions of unwanted slippage & taking to long to disengage which meant loosing road speed too, fluid was topped up on before the long trip, going to get some more fluid & change it during this week, may also drop the circular filter & clean it with brake cleaner & fresh ATF before refitting it, if that doesn't stop the unwanted slipping, it'll be removed & stored in garage until I can afford a Roamerdrive unit.
  14. Thats a worn through valve cap. should beone on each valve stem, certainly are on my engine &I've had that from new & on my friends 300tdi discovery engine.
  15. western

    Importing a non-registered defender

    DVSA [formely DVLA/VOSA] will issue a VIN from their database so it won't be a genuine LR VIN starting SALL*********** They will want to see all paperwork for the new chassis & all the other parts.

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