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Simon Smith

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About Simon Smith

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    Tester of any 'Free Stuff' starting with X-Eng

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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. Five years on and the right hand one needs doing again, including the back section of the sill. This time I'm going to fabricate from stainless steel box section and sheet. See if it lasts any longer.
  2. Had a Tdci while my 200Tdi was off the road. Found the performance to be sadly lacking unless you thrash it, needs the 6 speed gearbox due to having zero torque at low revs. I know they can be tuned, but I'll stick with my tuned Tdi.
  3. I cut mine out and made stainless steel ones out of offcuts from the refrigeration guys next door. No problem mig welding stainless to mild, but not sure if it will corrode with two different steels.
  4. Buy two winches. Fit one to the bumper and make a crane with the other one so you have a new toy to play with.
  5. In my opinion, if most of the oil was in the air filter then she's breathing too much, If it's in the turbo and intercooler but not the air filter then it's the turbo or the oil drain. I would do a leakdown or compression test first if it's breathing excessively. The breather valve is just an empty plastic box with a spring and diaphragm in the top, they do let a little oil past but not enough to worry about, I swapped mine for a shiny Allisport one and have to say it doesn't seem to let any oil through at all.
  6. I seem to remember the series axle UJs are the same as the propshaft ones but without the rubber seals.
  7. On my previous 110 I did the same, all round discs work just fine on a drum master cylinder.
  8. My Valeo of about 10 years old failed last weekend. Same symptoms of getting heavier until you couldn't depress the pedal and had to start in gear. Looks pretty much identical to the one in the original post, hardly any wear either.
  9. Common on alloy components in garden machinery. They tend to use self tapping bolts for almost everything now, the most common ones look like normal bolts but are slightly triangular in cross section.
  10. My old Defenders lift handles were far better than the **** plastic push buttons on this one. Especially every time there's a heavy frost and I can't get in the damned thing!
  11. Mine had the same push-on release-off switch, Station wagon originally registered to an army colonel and the hair in it indicated it carried the regimental goat! I presumed it originally worked an alternative horn or similar.
  12. Too small a leak to worry about, but I would say transfer box seal. Doesn't the 2.2 have a dry coupling section between gearbox and transfer box?
  13. I half filled mine with Jizer, sloshed it about for a while, emptied it and flushed thoroughly with water. Then I put the breather into a catch tank so it didn't get filled with oil again.
  14. My caps always fall off. Keep putting them back on but I don't know why I bother.
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