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  1. So here I find myself some 6 years down the road in the rebuild of my Land Rover 90. The Little Landy has been nick named by my misses as Billy. I'm putting the details of the rebuild on here as this forum has helped me considerably during the build especially on the megasquirt side of things but that comes later, much much later. Firstly Let me introduce you to a fantastic friend and mate Rob. We bought Billy together somewhere in 2007.. We both had nice Land Rovers and wanted something to thrash around. Ebay produced a 1985 2.5L N/A Diesel with monumental mileage and not a straight panel. We paid somewhere in the region of £800 It had no tax or Mot and was a shed. We off-roaded it on play days and I even got it though an MOT occasionally. Rob sadly passed away in 2009 with cancer and was only 31 years old. I kept the Landy going and was asked to look after it.... After a couple more years enough was enough and it was just too dangerous to keep on the road. Rob always wanted a Defender Soft top with a V8. So in 2012 I grabbed my spanners and decided to start a no rush rebuild. In my opinion the best of the bunch is the NAS 90 V8. So here follows my rebuild including problems, parts and issues when building your own V8 90 Auto. Just like Land Rover did but better............
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Just an update on gearing and Speedo. The speedo was indicating 50mph when the gps was showing a true reading of 46. This is, I believe within the 10% margin of error. But we can do better than that.. I got a Healtech Speedo healer. The version I found has a loom supplied. It’s simple to fit. All you do is fit the new loom between the transducer mounted on the transfer box and the transducer plug. It’s plug and play. To set it up you need to know what the true speed is and what the displayed speed is. You download the App and enter your findings Hit the generate button and follow the instructions to programme. Results are spot on. if you change tyre size or transfer box or like I did Pinion and Crown Wheel then this is simples.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    500 miles and Crack
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    The seats have to be comfy. L322's spend a lot of time on their bump stops...….. I can say that as an owner of several more modern Land Rover products...…………..
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I have been fiddling with some minor success with the WUE, ASE Taper and ASE Percentage. Tuner Studio has a Warm Up Enrichment auto tune feature. I did find however the suggested values after tuning very weak. My car needed a lot more fuel on the cold start than was being suggested. The After Start Taper was set to 400 cycles. Which is why the car would die after 3ish seconds. I doubled the cycles to 800 which doubled the time the engine was running so other settings could come into play like PWM and Enrichment settings. I'm sure these can be tweaked more but for now it starts on the button settles to 950rpm and then drops nicely to 800 ish rpm. Someone with far more knowledge than I on this forum had explained that all of these settings are like layers. After a while these things start to make a bit more sense. I'm sure that there is more fine tuning and the next proper cold snap will require me to fiddle some more. These settings have affected the PWM and I had to drop the Idle Duty down a couple of percent to drop the revs. Again the changes have affected the Fuel Table slightly and a retune via Tune studio has sorted out some of the lower cells. The only bit left to suss is the MAT heat soak, although better. It fluctuates after a hot start for 3-4 seconds it used to do it for 10-15 so these settings have helped. Tuning wise, It's costing me a fortune. Empty bits of road and WOT tuning really makes a dent in the fuel gauge...……... One thing I have noticed. A drumming noise comes from the engine bay. I thought the worst and thankfully have tracked it down to the fuel regulator. It Pulsates in operation. The use of braided hoses prob hasn't helped. Does anyone know if this is normal behaviour do they all make noise ?
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    HI. This is the second 90 that I have put this OME suspension setup on. Fronts 2761 Rears 2764 I've only done about 250 miles with this vehicle and it has settled down well. Especially after putting the correct air pressure in the tyres. I'm not sure if the isolation rubbers do much but it is a very smooth ride.... Pro's. Gives a 2 inch Lift Handles the weight of the Winch Bumper and lightweight aluminium engine Corners Flat Handles a large Ifor Trailer easily No need for anti roll bars No notable changes to steering geometry (self centres and steers accurately for a 90) Gives enough room for 255 85r16 tyres Con's Gives a 2 inch Lift Ride is a little choppier Expensive (compared to OE) Its a bit of a clamber in for short a r s e's On another update. The Megasquirt tune is getting better and better. After tweaking the kick down cable. The Tunerstudio can reach a few more cells and this truck really zips about. Cold start is getting there. I still need a few more tweaks to rid the 'First start of the day syndrome' Hot starting is better again more tweaks required. These two appear to be the most difficult to get right......... It looks like TFL do not communicate with the DVLA. I'm building up quite a collection of these. Our D3 is going to have to go, Sadiq does not like smokey diesels in the capital. I ain't putting a petrol lump in that.
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    Aftermarket door trims

    Have a look here, I'm still struggling to get them to sit right
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I’m using Tuner Studio. Thanks for posting those settings mine were a fair bit different. That’s given me a base to work from.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Hi I have played with this and so far so good.. my my settings are a little guessed as I’m struggling to get a reaction in time from the O2 sensor before it settles down. However I’m on track thanks to you. What I’m now looking into is first start of the day. It runs and conks out. Restarts and then warms up perfectly. There is a whole section in the forum about this problem. Its a bit old and I dont appear to have the same settings in regard to cranking and pulse. Any ideas. Thanks in advance.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Your'e awesome, thats exactly the symptoms I am suffering. I'm running MS2. Thanks Again............
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    My goal has always been to pop it back to Robs’s place. The patch of oil on the gravel has gone..
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    So I’m getting better results with the tuning. It’s pulling much better and running well. WUE is slowly getting there. With each cold start. Can anyone point me in the direction on how to sort out hot starting. It starts but idles poorly when restarting. Sometimes it stalls especially if I don’t wait until it’s settled down..
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    No criticism taken. I have been thinking about changing the springs to a lighter rate. Which means the winch will probably go into storage... I quite like the look of the Bowler type front bumpers. If I change the springs I don't want to end up having to add anti roll bars. Or I could paint the winch Black. it will blend in slightly better For now though I want to get on top of the Megasquirt tuning and just see how it is as a daily driver. Oh and recover the seats. Upgrade the stereo rubber matting in the rear etc etc . It never ends..
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183098922879 Was the only one I could find Next Day delivery
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    So today was a good day. The car went for MOT and passed. The tester was a top bloke and we had a long chat. I had to apologise as the auto tune has now affected the warm up. It’s a bit fluffy now. It played up for him mid warm up and kept konking out. Thankfully he’s a race car nut and understood what was going on. Second good thing. The V5 arrived with all the amendments. Phew. Strange though the MOT computer still shows the car as a 2.5 diesel. Obviously not updated as yet.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Thanks Chris. The engine crane was invaluable.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Gents thanks. Plenty of head scratching went into this. The forum helped and is still helping (Megasquirt wue next)
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    New WB turned up today. It’s LSU 4.9 and is a direct replacement for the innovate supplied LC2 Bosch sensor. Here is the dud one. I don’t suppose there is any chance of revival. Managed to calibrate and then fit. Took it for a drive and let TunerStudio make some adjustments. No more bogging under load. Very impressed at the auto tune facility and how you can actually feel the differences..... So issues that need sorting. When engine is warm and restarts. The revs fluctuate all over the place by 2/300 rpm until the temp raises again. The cost of Unleaded..... Stumble off idle need to look at the enrichment settings. So what should I do next, and should I fix the above with the PWM removed?? oh and how does it drive... It's possibly the quietest and smoothest 90 I’ve been in. At 30mph it whispers along with only the tyre roar and a slightly more diff noise from the HD Crown wheel and Pinion than you normally get. The LSD’s make it straighten up quick out of a corner. There are no squeaks or bangs or worrying noises. If you boot it it drops down some gears and then roars off. The hood makes hood noises. The suspension is firm and typically 90, choppy... I think I will do a little vid and try and capture the V8 auto experience. It’s such a relaxed drive I’m chuffed..
  19. Hi the disco loom had a large econoseal plug fitted. It went from the gearbox wiring and changed colour to suit the disco loom at the plug. This caused a small headache. I cut off the plug as there was miles of it and it only had to reach the bulkhead. The reverse light, diff lock were terminated into a sumito waterproof plug that matches the Td5 loom. So integrated as per factory. The inhibit wires I put inline with the starter relay circuit. Ie if it’s in a gear the signal to the relay is broken. If you place in park N continuity is made and the car starts. It’s the same circuit the alarm uses to inhibit starting. This is from the disco 1 manual that helped me work it out
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Cheers chaps. It’s bogging under medium load, although I’ve improved the off idle stumble it needs some more work. My WB sensor has gone bad so I’ll have a play when the replacement turn up. I knew they were delicate but blimey it’s packed up on the driveway. I may take the precautions of only fitting it for tuning. Only put it in once the engine is warmed up and letting the WB heat up before turning the key. For normal day to day I’ll find a NB to screw in. Does anyone have a suggestion which ones to go for.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Today I sat and added up the receipts for insurance purposes. Xcess 4x4 namely Nigel appears as one of my main beneficiaries..... I always feel guilty going there. I take up his valuable time and leave financially broke.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I’ll drive there and spectate
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I can now get the ECU to make the PWM open and close. It raises and drops the Revs. I can get a rock solid tickover at 800rpm and only a small drop when in gear. That was yesterday today it wants to hunt........ Does anyone on here know of any Megasquirt Guru’s In Kent or south London based. I’m giving TunerStudio a fair old bash and learning every day but I’d like an expert somewhere along the line...
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I have been struggling for months and months to get any sort of feedback from the PWM valve. After a bit of email ping pong with Phil at Extra EFI the supplier of the ECU we discovered it was never built to run PWM’s. The instructions were throwing me a little. It stated that it had the ability to drive one. However this unit had been built to run IAC. Popped it into the post and Phil had it back in 3 days. this is set up for IAC
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I made a number plate bracket out of a piece of aluminium. It’s bolted to the rear of the Husky and should still allow flow to the rad. Lots of little jobs left to do. Still waiting for my V5 back before I can MOT and and tax. Plus the O2 sensor for the LC2 is showing a fault. I do intend to just use the LC2 to get it tuned and then swap it for a NB.
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