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  1. I've not had great experiences with non branded starters, you can get enough bits on ebay you can rebuild genuine ones easily enough. After installing a non branded one and running it and it failing going back to a valeo unit i then realised how poor the non brand was from the beginning, it never turned the engine over as strongly as the valeo unit.
  2. Where did the mew starter come from, is it a Bosch/ Velao or "a.n. other"?
  3. After a recent topic I read on here about fastner choices, always a hot topic for me working with ships but as equally transferable to Land rovers I find it quite interesting, anyway found this short yet interesting article on galvanic corrosion. https://www.assda.asn.au/technical-info/technical-faqs/galvanicdissimilar-metal-corrosion
  4. Some very cool metal working skills and patience demonstrated, love it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
  5. Having pulled my truck apart 3 times now in the last 10 years I've tried and seen the effects of various combinations and I've settled with generally - "quality" stainless fittings and top hat/nylon washers and various types of insulating gaskets as well as removing the body earths on the Aluminium stuff (namely rear tub) and wire them instead. There are places to use Stainless and there are places to use mild steel BZP. if you're savy you can have the best of all the worlds ๐Ÿ˜ The only zinc plated fasteners I've found to be of any quality use where genuine Land Rover ones or any genuine car manufacturer for that point really.
  6. Well I accelerated all the 2020 jobs into nov/dec 2019... so I'm planning on doing some driving rather than spannering (quite a novel thought) ๐Ÿคฉ will be relocating to near Salisbury... and people tell me theres a bit of offroading to be had around there... ๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. All 300tdi's I've played with seem to have a lot of oil carry over into the inlet manifold, but I'd be a bit cautious as i think that's maybe excessive from your photos, head gasket looks not too bad but you could find a problem on the underside of it, get it lifted for a look. Have you checked your engine breather? If thats blocked it will cause some bad smoking symptoms. Also intercooler, is ther much oil in that?
  8. I've been through a lot of iterations for storage including roof shelves bulkhead boxes etc. Stumbled across this by accident but it works really well. MANTEC used to do a cage that did the same thing as the box, the camel 110 I had, had a similar storage compartment too.
  9. I acquired the box in the picture, it sits over one of the wheel boxes, its profiles to sit inside the curve of the body and capping so utilises the space really well i carry all sorts in it. I'll have a look see if i can work out who supplied it. Installed it temporarily about 2-3 years ago so see how i got on after a mate gave it to me. Ha turns out they where born out of another forum... https://www.nickslandrover.co.uk/new-storage-solution/
  10. U clamps and some fabricated retaining brackets, i was a bit dubious of how it would look but pretty happy with it in the end. Also got the snorkel tube clamped on with some of these: - cheap as chips. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F312738141734
  11. Load balance on those relays can be interesting, I converted all my lights to LED's and installed a td5 instrument pack, to get everything to flash at the right time, with a lot of fiddling of the relay tuner I found that just by keeping filament bulbs in the wing repeators seemed to keep thing happy.
  12. I tried getting in touch with them at the start Iof the summer regarding a bulkhead top but didn't get very far.
  13. Courtesy light is attached to the MFU, these suffer from some strange failure faults. Put in some google searches for alarm units and compare if its the same as what youve got, should tell you if its factory.
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