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  1. FridgeFreezer

    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    Look again at the oil cap
  2. FridgeFreezer

    computer says NO

    I'd drop them a call or message if there's a price difference. Also I buy 20L or more at a time so I've got enough for the next 3 or 4 services, that way I don't have to be organised more than once a year
  3. FridgeFreezer

    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    I didn't think it was possible for an engine block to rust through - especially an aluminium one, but nature finds a way: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223447910301 A finger of fudge to anyone who can point out a single "good bit" on this lump.
  4. FridgeFreezer

    computer says NO

    As Bowie says, if it meets the spec it meets the spec - but I use Smith & Allen for all my oils mail-order.
  5. FridgeFreezer

    Look what I brought home last night ..

    @Anderzander you might want to PM me your address
  6. FridgeFreezer

    New Series - RR Heavy

    I meant 0.8mm is easier feeding as it's not like trying to push wet spaghetti... but 0.6mm is better for thinner work. TBH gassed migs are OK outside unless it's very windy, you can up the gas flow a bit and position yourself / the work / other stuff to break the wind if needed - it's by no means necessary to use gasless outdoors. Migging in a field in the rain has been known...
  7. FridgeFreezer

    New Series - RR Heavy

    0.8 wire is far easier handling wise as it doesn't kink up so easily, but if I was doing as much thin/panel work as George I think I'd buy a small reel of it at least - even chassis or axle work is "thin" by many standards after all, unless you're doing a Nige and glueing 10mm plates all over the shop
  8. FridgeFreezer

    New Series - RR Heavy

    Courtesy of @Anderzander's thread - Urchfab's video on welding thin panels is excellent and shows just how slow you have to go - or as I like to call it "what a f***ing pain in the f**in ar5e panel work is" Also interesting that he goes as far as to recommend a different welding gas mix (Argoshield Light or equivalent I'm guessing) and 0.6mm wire for thin stuff, which is probably why the flux-cored wire isn't helping as it can't be made thin enough.
  9. FridgeFreezer

    Best engine

    Nice - I'm stealing that dyno plot for my collection too
  10. It depends entirely on the condition of the vehicle - I was talking to a chap on Thursday who bought a running TD4 in reasonable condition for £75 so it's hard to put a value on it. There are MANY threads on here with buying advice, what to look for, what to check & how, etc. I'd suggest doing a little search back.
  11. Depends which diode(s) fail, it may only light when the igniton's off, and that's a clue. Bosch don't mention anything about fitting a diode in the lamp circuit in their big book of electrical systems, and they go into enough detail about every other diode and component in the charging system.
  12. FridgeFreezer

    Getting electricity to an in tank petrol pump

    Literally the 1st hit on eBay so no comment about price/quality etc. but this is the sort of thing: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262809939480 So low-pressure lift pump fills it, return from FPR also goes back into it, and then the 3rd port returns to tank. Means the EFI pump is always sat in a litre of air-free fuel. Bosch 044 or I imagine Walbro 255 universal standard pump drops in so easy for spares etc. of known quality although I'm sure numerous tribute acts are also available.
  13. FridgeFreezer

    New Series - RR Heavy

    You're not wrong about the Jedi paint master teachings, 90% of paint is the prep and care taken, you've got a better job with rattle cans than some people manage with full spray gear and two-pack so it's obviously paid off. I don't know what the situation is with the welder fund but I suspect a proper gassed MIG that can manage decent low-current work, or even a TIG if you're feeling adventurous, would put less heat in than the flux-cored stuff. It also helps to move around, a bit like tightening wheel nuts or head bolts, to avoid creating a wave of heat in one place. That said, I still struggle on thin stuff through impatience, much like paintwork
  14. Except if the alternator diodes fail you don't get the warning light lit with the ignition off, you just eventually get an alternator on fire.
  15. FridgeFreezer

    Getting electricity to an in tank petrol pump

    Genuine Land Rover one would be a Facet red-top, as fitted to early Range Rover, 6cyl series and V8 Series / Defender. For the lift pump that is - for the EFi pressure I used a Bosch inline external pump fed by the lift pump, you can get neato little alloy swirl-pots for them to live in on eBay these days.
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