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  1. Ahh, cheers, never actually knew that and Iv been around HGV’s for a long time. Do you know of any diagrams that might help me?
  2. Ok so I’v finally got round to adding a second battery and wiring up everything on my 90, question is how do I wire my led bar so it comes on both with main beam or independently? Iv googled it but there’s so many different diagrams come up you never know which one to believe.
  3. Could this be what I needed back when I looked years ago
  4. I could never find a definitive answer about wiring at the time so it’s wired direct to battery and we presumed the other 2 terminals were for the 2 speeds on the fan. Would anyone have a link to a wiring diagram of some sort
  5. Ok so went out to let the dog out last night around 11pm and heard like a fan sound from my 90. Popped the bonnet and find the Kenlowe spinning away. Unplugged the positive from the x switch and left it. Plugged back in this morning and straight away it starts spinning so for now it’s disconnected. Could this simply be a fault with the x switch or should I be looking elsewhere?
  6. Ahh, I tightened up the big bolts too early, that could allow a little movement if I undo them a redo. Also the centre of my caliper dosent have a bolt and stake washer thingy as such. Mines one o the early ones wi just a torque headed bolt through it. I tried loosing it but then again it was all copied up by then
  7. Evening chaps, while since Iv been on. Years ago I bought an x eng disc brake for a 90 project which years later is still a very slow burning project. Today I robbed it for my 90 that’s actually on the road. Tonight Iv fitted it but I had a struggle getting the cable to meet. Eventually it’s met but it’s very tight, to the point I can’t even get 1 click on the lever. Iv also fitted a Discovery handbrake lever which might alter the adjustment a little. Is it possible I need to install the Disco cable or is there another way of adjusting the caliper?
  8. Aye, it’s crazy just how little movement can make it run right
  9. Timing was a baw hair out. Perfect now though. Old gold goin like a train
  10. Ok chaps so I’m gona finally sort out some wiring on my ‘86 90. Fitting Anderson connector for jump start, second battery with plug for camping etc, isolator switch for the winch. I’m also looking at replacing the earth and positive cables but I’m unsure if 170amp is enough or should I go higher rated?
  11. Evening gents, Iv just finished rebuilding my 300tdi after the local supposed landrover specialist made a right c**k up of it. Refurbed block, all new shells/bearings, new piston rings, timing kit, water pump, all new gaskets and seals. Finally got it in and plumbed up yesterday but she’s struggling to start. Seems like fuel dosent get through then eventually it’s bursts into life but runs a little lumpy and blows a lot of white smoke with a strong smell of diesel. Once warm it runs fine if somewhat slightly underpowered. Could it be possible I need to alter the timing somewhat or could there be something I’m missing? Once warm it starts first turn of they key but after sitting a couple of hours it struggles for fuel again
  12. Ok so, Iv flushed and refilled, re bled the coolant system, checked the water pump and temps. All showing ok but after a lot of time on google I think I may have sussed it. I also have an oil leak around the rocker gasket, oil cap, it’s developed a rattle on tickover which gets faster as you accelerate and ever since being rebuilt it’s been a bitch to start from cold. So this weekend I’m gona test the compresssion and take it from there. I’m assuming it’s building pressure in the rocker are as the oil is being squeezed out and if you undo the oil cap, it dances around. It needs a lot of heat even in summer to start where the compression should make the heat needed and the overheating. Too much heat in rocker area right next to the temperature sensor. Fingers crossed it’s not too bad once the heads off
  13. Ok Iv bought a gun, will see what it comes up with
  14. Ok so after approx 300mls yesterday iv used no water but my oils went from max yesterday morning to dead on minimum today. Seems to be very damp around bottom of the head. Is it possible I may have a head or head gasket issue
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