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  1. Roverdrive

    Dash centre console panel pre Td5

    Check to see what angle the cd can be installed at. Some are specific on orientation.
  2. Roverdrive

    Dash centre console panel pre Td5

    Mudstuff dash here. Has been really effective and does all I need.
  3. Roverdrive

    Advice needed re noise from propshaft/gearbox

    From memory there is a circlip on the half shaft retaining the centre part of the FWH. You will need to remove this as well as the bolts
  4. Roverdrive

    Chassis maintenance / upgrade

    Hurbie Sorry you will have to ask them direct. I have no idea of prices, though there site does say they will be able to offer the pressed OEM style chassis soon as well. Present ones are four pieces welded together
  5. Roverdrive

    Chassis maintenance / upgrade

    There is a new kid on the block making chassis https://www.xdchassis.co.uk/ I have seen one in the metal, and the welding is excellent
  6. Roverdrive

    mpg for 300tdi 110csw

    I have a 300tdi CSW with a Brownchurch rack, winch, and running 265/75r16 mud terrains. MPG has been consistently 25/26 MPG mainly town with short motorway runs at 70 MPH, and towing a tipping trailer at weekends. If towing the caravan long distance it drops to 21 MPG.
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    Wiring loom damage

    Going off the Lucas colour coding, white / slate is the convention for tachometer feed. Have you got a retrofit tachometer? I don’t believe these were ever a standard fit. These are fed from the alternator, at least it was on my RRC.
  8. Roverdrive

    Kinetic rope

    You might want to have a look at this link http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billavista/Recovery/ It will give some ideas of the forces involved in recovery. I prefer winch recovery where possible as you can control the forces applied. KERR puts a lot of force in to the operation, and if a recovery point fails can be lethal. Just my 2P worth.
  9. Roverdrive

    Deep water

    Was the air filter dry? I would suggest a compression test. If any water got in you may have bent a rod.
  10. Roverdrive

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    On the Disco 3 the traction control applies the brakes only. It does not limit engine power unless the yaw sensor detects a potential spin ( of the vehicle not a wheel ) This can be overridden by the button on the dash so you can “drive it like you stole it” 😆 HTH
  11. Red 90 Typically on a marine engine it is due to operating conditions changing, for example heavily fouled scavenge spaces, damaged turbine blades etc. By increasing the boost I am operating closer to the surge line.
  12. More boost is beneficial up to a point. If you get too close to the surge line the compressor stalls and air flow drops until the pressure reduces to allow delivery again. Not seen it on my Defender but on a 12,000 shaft horsepower marine diesel it certainly gets your attention!
  13. PL i adjusted (shortened ?) the wastegate push rod.
  14. Mav My 300tdi is still a work in progress. I always thought it was fairly sprightly and after a couple of years the turbo let go big time. I fitted a new one, and looked in to adjusting the pump after articles on here. First port of call was an EGT gauge. Holy cr*p! I backed off at 780degrees C and climbing. Closer inspection showed it had already had the pump played with, as there were two witnesses marks on the boost pin. Looks like they had gone for the max, with no idea what was going on. The pump has been wound back to give a max EGT of 720 with the 3.5 tonne trailer on the back on a sustained climb. I think I found a max continuous figure of 725 C but can’t for the life of me find where. As I still have some off boost smoke, I need to try to get the pump back to standard and then start again. Presently running 1.2 bar boost.
  15. Roverdrive

    Lucas Prince of Darkness strikes again

    My mistake Western, I thought you were inferring the relay was in the engine bay as well. I couldn’t see the resistor when I was looking before, but it had started to go dark. I’ll have another look tomorrow. I would like to find the reason for the sudden return of the dim dip!
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