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RedLineMike last won the day on February 12

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About RedLineMike

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    Frozen North, Just off the M8

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  1. RedLineMike

    Running cool or wonky temperature gauge?

    to be fair id still rather a td5 than a 300tdi, at least with a td5 it tells you whats wrong with itself 😂😂
  2. RedLineMike

    Running cool or wonky temperature gauge?

    its also worth noting that if in your normal commute you are driving above 2000rpm in the warm up stage of your journey, the thermostat will be sucked into the fully open position by the waterpump thus circulating the full capacity of the cooling system rather than just the reduced warm up circuit
  3. RedLineMike

    Running cool or wonky temperature gauge?

    this is a fair suggestion, however testing the thermostat in boiling water is a pain in the arse as its an all in one assembly, as ive mentioned before the gauge is ecu controlled on a td5 so the guage will read in the middle from approx 80c to approx 120c, easiest way to check the coolant temp is to plug in with a suitable obd scanner & see what the live data is
  4. RedLineMike

    Running cool or wonky temperature gauge?

    those are factory plugs
  5. RedLineMike

    Discovery 2 TD5 clutch adjusment

    im amazed that given the work involved for taking the box out that just the friction plate was changed
  6. RedLineMike

    Running cool or wonky temperature gauge?

    the other thing that is worth doing Is plugging it in as with diagnostic kit like nanocom etc, you can see the actual temp reading rather than the gauge reading
  7. RedLineMike

    Running cool or wonky temperature gauge?

    ive ran many an additional earth from the ECU tray to the battery negative on TD5's for the issue with the gauges doing odd things,
  8. RedLineMike

    hot pressure washers

    might be of use to you, autosmart do a product called Congo which is for cleaning concrete & other residues from vehicles https://autosmart.co.uk/products/ccon114d-congo
  9. RedLineMike

    Cost of TD5 Defender R380 work

    on a td5 you can access the bellhousing bolts from the engine bay
  10. RedLineMike

    TD5 to V8

    depends on what v8 you want to use, personally I wouldn't swap a td5 for a rover v8
  11. or sell the lexus v8, use a Chevrolet LS family v8 & a 6l80e/6l90e
  12. RedLineMike

    Oil in my intake

    the oil drain is out the bottom of the turbo & back into the sump the intercooler in your picture is the normal outcome of wear & tear, the oily residue around the corner is due to the plastic end tanks starting to separate from the core,
  13. RedLineMike

    Oil in my intake

    the intercooler wont have sagged due to oil they sag due to age & boost pressure oil quantity sounds normal for a td5 due to the plumbing of the crank case breather
  14. RedLineMike

    Robs 90 called Billy

    as a side note, unless you use the lined silicone hoses, fuel will make them disintegrate very quickly
  15. RedLineMike

    Defender 300tdi auto conversion

    Look like LED nas lights

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