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Simon Smith

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    Oxted, Surrey

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    Landrovers. Mending things. Breaking more things. Triumph Bikes. Shooting and Beating. Walking with my GSD. Just being outdoors.

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  1. Gumtree 4x4 in Ditchling do a lot of chassis changes 01444 241457
  2. Mainshaft splines? That's what my last defender sounded like when they started slipping.
  3. Thanks Mo, just ordered one. It's going to be a lot easier to wire up that way.
  4. How do you find the inertia switch off road? It would be simpler but I was thinking it would trip too often.
  5. No it won't, this is a common "safety" system used on race cars. The pump will only run when the engine is running and the charge light goes out. If you have an accident and the engine stops, the pump stops too.
  6. I've always just started the engine if your mechanical or electric pump is working it will prime itself.
  7. I'm going to connect mine using a relay triggered by the charge light feed from the alternator, that way the pump will only run with the engine running.
  8. On the subject of SVO. is it OK to use normal rubber fuel hose to connect the pump? I was told it's not compatible.
  9. Yes I run a mix of svo and derv, so I think the facet option will be the way to go.
  10. So the original lift pump managed 25 years, but the replacement hasn't managed 4. Does anyone have a preference for a reliable brand of replacement mechanical pump or a suitable electric one?
  11. Just checked mine as I often drive into London. 110 Tdi Station wagon still showing exempt at the moment, but I guess I'll have to check every time I go now.
  12. I'm about to change the ATF in my gearbox, but I won't be draining the extension housing and cleaning the filter this time round as I know the thread is hanging on by the skin of it's teeth. I know I could chemical metal it back in, but wondered if anyone had come across a better repair that can be done with the gearbox in the car. I know that our local garage has oversize drain plugs and taps, but they don't go that big.
  13. One thing that I heard others have forgotten, but not sure if it applies to your engine as I've never owned a V8. The V8 might have a steel spigot Bush in the crankshaft if it was from an auto, don't forget to change it for an oilite one or it will weld itself to your input shaft.
  14. I went and had a look, after poking around for quite a while I decided that I wasn't going to bother with a test drive. Interesting to hear what others think though.
  15. My wiper mother is typically Landrover in that it has two speeds, slow and almost stationary. It can barely clear a damp windscreen but OK in a downpour. Has anyone found a more powerful one.
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