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FridgeFreezer

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  1. FridgeFreezer

    Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

    Edit: double post!
  2. FridgeFreezer

    Steve200TDi's New Racer!!

    Land Rovers have long steel pipes, don't underestimate how much heat those lose - the Freelander has a simple loop of steel pipe as the steering cooler.
  3. FridgeFreezer

    MegaSquirt Install on my (Dad's) Defender Pick-Up

    I have no idea, my process is "remove old stat and throw in bin, fit new stat and see if it cures the problem" as it's a whole 5 quid and 2 bolts to find out
  4. FridgeFreezer

    TD5 speedo display

    You *really* need to start a build thread in the members vehicles forum, that looks like an awesome 101.
  5. FridgeFreezer

    MegaSquirt Install on my (Dad's) Defender Pick-Up

    What flavour cooling system is it? Does it have the tee into the bottom hose from the bottom of the header tank? Do you have the air bleed pipes connected (top of inlet manifold via plenum heater to top of rad / top of rad to header tank)? Could be a stuck/dead stat, cheap & easy to replace to prove it - just make sure you get one with the vent hole in it.
  6. FridgeFreezer

    2012 2.2 Defender Leaky transfer box, (I think)

    If that's the sum total of issues I'd keep quiet, cross your fingers and count your blessings!
  7. FridgeFreezer

    disco to replace my old disco one

    Making a sweeping generalisation; All D2's are going to be rotten and all D3's are going to be expensive and complicated. Both are going to use way more fuel than your D1. They're making galv chassis for D2's now - but not D1/RRC yet!
  8. FridgeFreezer

    Pulse Ambulance enging bay fuses

    Is it the factory fusebox or the one added for the ambulance conversion? Defender workshop (RAVE) manuals are in the technical archive and henk's recent thread on manuals, but if it's part of the extra electrics for the conversion you might need the 130 Ambulance Owners yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/127-130-ambulance-owners-enthusiasts/info
  9. FridgeFreezer

    Defender wheels.

    150 a corner just for a wheel or wheel + tyre? Also, steels or alloys or either?
  10. FridgeFreezer

    4.0 / 4.6 Front cover oilways - blanking off cooler ports?

    Neil - not that I've found for the P38-era stuff. Happy to be corrected though! Ross - temperature labels say it doesn't overheat the oil so why add more plumbing etc. to go wrong or get damaged? Also, clearance from the takeoff port to the steering box is "snug" so it's nice to have a plug in there rather than a fitting sticking out: I know it goes against everything most people seem to do with their vehicles (bolt as much extra stuff on as possible) but I'm a big believer of simplifying things as much as possible. Less to go wrong, less weight, easier to fix.
  11. FridgeFreezer

    Manuals - Naming conventions

    Indeed, I'd expect the mods/admin to be a bit wary of annoying JLR's lawyers. With that said, all this stuff is scattered all over the internet and freely available so I'm tending to the view that I'm OK with hosting it for the time being on the assumption JLR don't mind it being in the public domain and if anyone from JLR contacts me saying otherwise I'd take it down immediately. Other forumers have large portions of it on their sites for ages and I assume we'd have heard about it if anyone had had trouble. Software like EPC I'd expect them to be more protective of as it's likely a 3rd party system they put all their data into, so two layers of lawyers deep there
  12. FridgeFreezer

    What would you do?

    50/50 how bothered you can be Vs how much you want to spend - either knock new pins in or just buy new hinges.
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    4.0 / 4.6 Front cover oilways - blanking off cooler ports?

    Definitely not 1/2" BSP. Most automotive stuff generally uses metric these days (as in, for the last 20 years or so...). The fitting is the same as several other things (for example, Freelander oil cooler pipes) all created under the BMW-era using the same style of fitting where the end of the pipe is formed & holds an O-ring, totally different to industrial hydraulics. Also the nice man at the hydraulics shop identified it as M20 and the M20 plug screws in perfectly.
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    4.0 / 4.6 Front cover oilways - blanking off cooler ports?

    Well having satisfied myself this should work, and that the oil pressure switch is on the "block" side so WILL always give warning if there's low pressure to the engine itself, I bit the bullet and blanked the ports on the Ambulance, and so far so good. The ports are M20 if anyone needs to know. If you get a hydraulic fitting / adapter you may need to shave it down, but blanking plugs seem to fit OK.
  15. FridgeFreezer

    Manuals - Naming conventions

    I can work with either, just having an indexed list is the hard part!
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