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  1. If it's a vehicle sold here then I would have thought it had one originally so the wiring etc is probably there. Can't imagine why it would have been taken off though the FIDF had some odd ideas about reverse lights at one point, if they ever had it.
  2. ...and the answer is at least 12 weeks delivery time (excluding the shipping here) so that's out. Any other recommendations please? Most suppliers seem to default to the Britpart items
  3. Thanks. Unfortunately no info on availability and a vague warning on their website of up to lots of weeks delivery. I've emailed them to query it....
  4. I've found out the hard way that fitting Mud seat rails has a drawback: lifting the whole seat means that the front seat squab is no longer supported by the battery box and this means that if, like me, you might be partial to the odd snack, with time and crashing about off road it breaks where the base plate is welded into the front of the seat and the cushion collapses. With the standard design it doesn't quite touch when the seat is empty but if the seat base deforms under heavy load then some of the strain is taken up by the cover on the top of the battery box. So I got some new ones w
  5. Yes if it has the spigot on the transfer box then the internals should be there. I forget now which vehicles had the CDL fitted and which did not. I don't think the lever from a D1 will fit straight on though - I seem to recall that the mechanism is cable-operated in the D2, but there is a kit available to fit it: https://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/miscellaneous/disco-ii-difflock.html One kit is just to add the lever to a t/box that already has difflock, the other is to mod the t/box as well. The non CDL Discovery 2 is rubbish in those sort of conditions and if it's opera
  6. I don't have a D4 workshop manual but the earlier ones state the following for OAT: Anti-freeze solutions The overall anti-freeze concentration should not fall, by volume, below 50% to ensure that the anti-corrosion properties of the coolant are maintained. Anti-freeze concentrations greater than 60% are not recommended as cooling efficiency will be impaired. Use Havoline Extended Life Coolant (XLC), or any ethylene glycol based anti-freeze (containing no methanol) with only Organic Acid Technology (OAT) corrosion inhibitors, to protect the cooling system. CAUTION: No
  7. The pedal has (depending on age) either two or three 'driver demand' potentiometers. The ECU checks these against each other (largely a safety net that means you don't get a failure which gives you 100% throttle... an electronic spring on the injector pump if you like) so if there is a mismatch then it won't rev. You need a diagnostic to get a live readout of the pedal track outputs and check for driver demand faults. It is most likely to be the pedal but not always. Make sure you get the right sort of pedal (part number off the pedal assy) if you are ordering one.
  8. Depending on the configuration of the site and the building if you can put the doors in the ends then headroom for roller doors is less of a problem. My doors are 3m x 2.8m to fit the boat in and I was over-cautious on headroom inside because of the sloped approach and the boat A frame but there ended up being plenty of room. Don't forget it doesn't cost much to make a building a bit higher because mostly it's fresh air, the materials cost of making the walls a foot higher is very little. That's looking from the perspective of having built a timber framed garage but it should translate (more o
  9. Normally if somebody runs into you then it's their fault, so how did that logic work?
  10. The posh version with carpets could be called COMTÉ
  11. I have a Noco GB70 and no, it doesn't fire out 2000A continuously for 40 starts but it does work and works well. I've only had to use it a couple of times for properly flat batteries (rurrrrclickclickclick flat) and it works well and is infinitely more convenient than jump leads. Use it as a powerpack (e.g. running a 12v tyre compressor) and the battery life will deplete fairly quickly but it is still useful and the Noco will charge off a phone charger (slowly) or by plugging into a running vehicle's cig lighter socket. This is a pretty good write-up
  12. Phenolic ply is OK for anything which isn't likely to damage the surface of the board but it gets ripped up easily. I've had an Ifor GD85 which still has the original floor (now about 10 years old I guess) but with quite a lot of superficial damage from carting rock and sharp things - no sign of it going soft though so the original material must be pretty decent. Using a digger or anything really requires a metal floor, which is what the 12' TT3621 tipper has, the downside of metal is that it is much more slippy for hard loads.
  13. Doesn't work now on mine, regardless of what compatibility settings you use. Very annoying.
  14. The biggest pain with Milemarkers is that there is no support in the UK now. I've never needed anything (15 years and counting, only issue I've ever had was the belt to the pump stretching with age and slipping) but if anything went significantly wrong it would basically not be worth trying to fix and I'd probably get another Goodwinch TDS9.5. Upsides of the MIlemarker are that it'll shift a house and shift it all day long. Downsides are that you'll need all day to shift it, with a low gear line speed of about 2m/min, unless you go for a full PTO system, and then you can't drive-assist. T
  15. Thanks. Yeah I ended up finding they were an AB606... number so I bought some #6 stainless ones and refitted it with those. I thought the centre row screws were self-tappers too but I now find there is something on the bottom of them that spins so I gave up and decided I couldn't be bothered!
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