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  1. Don't know if it's too far down the A37 for you, but I know a good tyre fitter in Yeovil if that would be helpful?
  2. Have you had a wiff of it when reversing? The difference in smell between burning oil or unburnt diesel is a tell tale. Have you had a look inside the turbo hoses to see if there is any oil? I think it is worth taking the hose off the inlet manifold and going for a little drive and see if the smoke goes away or stays to rule out oil getting in from a worn turbo seal or the breather.
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    110 Roof

    Ive done a little more reading and I am leaning more towards the welding/brazing in a panel option. I've heard of durafix welding rods, which apparently you can use a map gas torch to melt the rods. Anyone had any experience of this method? How difficult is it to get good results (ie a water tight seal)?
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    110 Roof

    That's some interesting suggestions. I didn't know of any fixed window options. Do you have any links?
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    110 Roof

    The roof on my 110 hard top is in bad shape (dents, kinks, holes...) I do have a roof sitting in my garden that is in great shape but it is for a 110 CSW. Trouble is that it has a hole in the roof for a sun roof which I don't have and nor do I want one. I'm thinking of two options to fill the hole with a section of aluminium sheet. 1- Weld it in place (I have no experience of welding aluminium with a MIG, but happy to have a go with practice first). 2- Drill and rivet it inplace using Sikaflex to seal it. The latter being the easiest but not the most neat option, the former being unknown to me (can I weld aluminium sheet to Birmabright?) - What's the general opinion here?
  6. I'm 100% with Snagger on this one. Oil getting in to the cylinders by what ever route would be causing blue/grey smoke not black. If it were my engine, I'd be going straight to the injection pump and checking the security of the mounting of it followed by its timing. Small differences to the timing of the injection pump can have profound effects on general running and performance of the engine, not to mention smoke either clouds of white smoke that sting your eyes (unburnt diesel) or thick black smoke from incomplete combustion (particles of carbon).
  7. I agree with your suggestion of air in the fuel lines. Has any work been done on the fuel system such as new filter or lift pump? If not, the first place to start is with the security and condition of the spill pipes on the injectors. They can let air creep in over night when the engine is off leading to difficult starting. Inspect them very carefully as any cracks can be very tiny and difficult to spot. If they are fine, systematically check the security of all the unions in the fuel system.
  8. How is the engine running now Ralph since the rebuild?
  9. Which one? There is a shell garage near to me on the west bound A303 just after Podimore which is now a Texaco.
  10. I guess you could argue this is all subjective without any figures as a comparison. There is more energy in a litre of diesel than a litre of svo so the opposite should be true in theory. There are a lot of scientific papers onnthe subject which can be googled that deacribe the difference in viscosity which could be affecting how the different fuels are being injected into the cylinders by your engine. They also talk a lot about deposits formed from svo. I know you say your pump and injectors are well maintained; have you tried running a few tank fulls of straight diesel with an injector cleaning additive to see what happens? Also, is the fuel filter clean and water free?
  11. Looks great, I've got similar work to do on my Nuffield universal 3.
  12. Dot matrix printers and hand written dates. Great stuff. It's a good job I have never worked on the production line as no one would be able to read my writing!
  13. I'm in the process of refreshing the interior of my 110. I took the grotty covers off the sun visors to find this written in red biro. Possibly the build date of my 1988 110? I love finding things like this.
  14. It looks like it is sand to me. If you contact the company in the link they will send you some colour cards to match it against. https://paintman.co.uk/shop/land-rover-sand-lrc004/
  15. Did you also replace the steering damper Richard? Before I replaced mine, it started to drive like pushing a dodgy supermarket trolley.
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