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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. 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.
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    DEFENDER 200tdi turbo failure

    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.
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    Wide angle prop flange yoke

    I seem to remember the series axle UJs are the same as the propshaft ones but without the rubber seals.
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    Braking problem, dont know how to continue

    On my previous 110 I did the same, all round discs work just fine on a drum master cylinder.
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    Any idea what could do this to a clutch?

    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.
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    New wiper switch question (PRC7370)

    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.
  7. 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!
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    mystery button

    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.
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    2012 2.2 Defender Leaky transfer box, (I think)

    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?
  10. 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.
  11. Simon Smith

    Lost diesel tank filler cap td5

    I wonder who that was??? 😂
  12. My caps always fall off. Keep putting them back on but I don't know why I bother.
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    Lost hub cap and leak

    Most of it will be EP90 from the swivel mixed with a little grease from the bearings. I've never lost enough to worry about despite the mess. Just top up the swivel with EP. Cured mine permanently by fitting HD drive members.
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    Defender Td5 front drive shaft internal thread

    I did think BSF, but didn't have one to hand, could have pinched one out of my old 2 stroke Atco mower I suppose. Trust LR to use something few people will have.
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    Defender Air Intake, Power & Fuel Efficiency

    200tdi 110 county. Big intercooler, tweaked pump janspeed exhaust and a steel tube snorkel. I drive fairly quickly and get around 28mpg running around to work etc and 30 on a decent run.

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