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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

    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..
  8. 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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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Hmmmm kinda. I bought the winch 3 years ago. The project has evolved slightly into this. It’s a bit shinier than I had originally planned... However, I will off road this promise..
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    The front bumper arrived today. Easy fitment with no fettling and was supplied by Terrafirma. My old Landy had one supplied by David Bowyer and needed drilling and filing. But it was from memory a bit sturdier than this one. Time will tell. The finish is very good though.. Wiring was already in place and is controlled from a cut out switch fitted in the passenger seat box.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    I’ve mentioned it here before. I wasn’t sure if you needed the Td5 ECU connected to communicate with the 10AS module. I can now confirm if you plug your Nanocom into the original OBD port, which for me is in the depths of the auto console. You can communicate with the 10AS alarm unit without it present.. I’ve just managed to get it to auto lock if you don’t open the door..
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    More snagging jobs. Fresh air ducting to the air box. I wanted the system to utilise the same water drainage system as the Td5. Although I have a snorkel stashed away. The likelihood of requiring this has minimised dramatically. It’s just too much tubing on the front of the A pillar. I had already turned the Td5 air box input round as it clashes with the RH exhaust manifold. I chopped this up and got it to sit here Attached a length of pipe and up and on to the air box. All looking original and no where near the manifold. It’s tight to the steering UJ although there is a gap.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    The spacers fitted...
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Aaah. fresh eyes. Yes I reckon that will do it.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Hmm. No you are right there is not much length to these. These are MWC1474 I need some longer ones. Or I may need to shave the door edge a few mm to get it to grip.
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Door trims are doing this. Any ideas apart from ‘No nails’ and ‘go buy genuine’ Its not scratches, it’s the Duck Tape
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Mud light white Mud light red
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    Robs 90 called Billy

    Fitted some rear Mud speaker pods today. I used the aux power plug and stuck a 12v marine plug in the rear. It’s all ready for some speakers. The Exmoor trim hood requires a couple of brackets fitting to the rear capping. The tension strap normally hooks under the capping Nice and neat Next bit of Mud kit is one of their lights. I made a bracket that sandwiches between the screen and the rear view mirror bracket. Very pleased with this. wired it into the standard Td5 loom it works perfectly with the door switches and alarm.
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