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  1. I can't help directly with this but can you find any pictures online of the conversion plates to fit the 200tdi and Prima? Sounds like a fun project!
  2. I *might* have got rid of 150 litres of old engine oil at my local recycling centre and no one noticed/questioned me. It was all in 25 litre drums It is amazing how quickly it collects when you service all your own/families cars plus a couple of tractors my old man uses to cut the grass. My TDV8 holds nearly 10 litres!
  3. I have two different types of cheap generic Ebay purchased LED trailer lights on my beavertail trailer and much abused tipping trailer. Been on both trailers for about 18 months now and not had a single problem. They are also much brighter and easier to see than those rubbish square standard lights. Wish I had done this years ago!
  4. Just to update this it was indeed the switch
  5. 2001 TD5 Discovery, started having problems with high beam not working and then when coming out of high beam to normal dipped lights the dipped would not come back on! Now in a position with the headlights turned to dipped where they are just on the dim setting No fuses are blown and this affects both headlights so I am guessing this is related to the Dim Dip relay? I am assuming that a TD5 Disco still has one despite it being an outdated thing. I have trawled through RAVE but cannot find a mention of it, or more importantly where it is! Does anyone have an idea where it is? Thanks Sam
  6. Have ordered a second hand switch off the bay of E for £10 and also ordered two ceramic H4 plugs with looms in case it is dodgy connectors causing the problem.
  7. Might be worth ordering a switch as a first port of call, they can't be that expensive
  8. Defenders had a Dim Dip relay throughout the TD5 era hence why I was thinking the Disco would be the same. The headlights do show as 'dim' with the sidelights on
  9. Does anyone know what the thread is on a series stub axle (presume they are all the same and the same as a defender as the lock nuts are the same part) Wondering if I can try and use a thread repair file to sort the only very slightly damaged end thread instead of replacing it Thanks Sam
  10. Thanks for finding out
  11. I finally sorted it with the thread repair file. Axle now back together! Thanks Sam
  12. Would be interested to know who this policy is with please? I use admiral multicar - currently have a 300tdi 110, 200tdi 90, Series 2a 88, 2012 A5 S Line Black 3.0 Tdi, and a 2010 Range Rover Vogue SE all on the same policy and pay a total of £850! I do live in Sunny Suffolk, all cars on private driveway/garage and I have 10 to 13 years no claims on all of them. I am 32 and my OH is also 32. The 3 older ones are all on 'Classic' agreed value terms with sub 6k per year mileage
  13. I have an early bolt on pinion bearing series diff that is rough to turn. I removed the pinion seal and the bearing in there spins easily with a screwdriver. when turning the output flange it seems to notch round. I can count ten notches to a turn. Is this the pinion gears damaged? the crown wheel looks good
  14. Thanks both. I attacked it with the needle files last night and the nut is now going on a few turns. It is still getting stuck though so I have invested in one of those thread repair files. I really hate throwing something away and spending £70 when there is nothing really much wrong with it There are 18 threads per inch in case anyone is interested!
  15. Thanks for the advice on this. I stripped it and gave it all a good clean up last night and then reassembled. It is now as smooth as the other diff with the same amount of backlash A few pounds saved! :-)
  16. I am going to do exactly that. Makes sense to put the diff in the back which is always load bearing which has never had a problem
  17. I have tried, but I just can't get the nut to go on without cross threading. Maybe need to have spend a little more time/patience!
  18. Thanks all. Will clean it out with brake cleaner and re oil it and see where I go from there. If it seems acceptable I may just put it in the front axle and use the one that is 100% in the back axle. Just a stub axle damaged thread to sort now!
  19. I have the manual somewhere thanks. Is it worth just taking the diff out of the casing, cleaning up the bearings with brake cleaner and the compressor and seeing if that sorts it? Guess I have nothing to lose welcome to pop over Steve. Not about this weekend but will be the one after, just drop me a text
  20. I guess the question is how difficult it it to change the bearings and do I need any special tools to set it back up? are there 10 teeth on the pinion gear?
  21. visually the pinion looks fine and looks to mesh fine with the crown wheel. I guess there is not much I can do with it?
  22. I pick my chassis up from Richards chassis next week and I may be able to borrow a lwb sprinter. the chassis is 4370cm long and 152cm wide per the old one looks like from online that the sprinters are either 4300 or 4700 long. It would go diagonally on it's side if the shorter measurement is correct. Does anyone for see any problems in transporting it that way? will have to measure the sprinter if it is an option but thought someone on here may have collected one in a van before. otherwise it is the RR and trailer which will make things a pain to secure overnight. thanks Sam
  23. Sounds like I was worried about nothing! Thanks all
  24. As part of my Series 2a rebuild I will be changing all the brake pipes, as part of a massive parts list I sent to all the various suppliers I included the part numbers for the standard steel pre formed brake pipes. Paddocks rang me and suggested I don't go down that route and instead buy an Automec kit. What are people's thoughts? I guess a positive points is they are copper so won't rust but will they work harden and snap? Also I like the idea of the pre formed ones as they are more original. This truck will live in the dry so rusty brake pipes is not going to be an issue for years to come
  25. I have seen a couple of D5's now and I think they are a disappointment to look at (not driven one yet), having said that I hated the D3 when they first came out and the looks of the D3/4 have now really grown on me Guess we will grow to love it!