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  1. oneandtwo

    2.5 TD5 or 2.4 Tdi?

    I have both, a very late 56plate 90csw and 2.4 tdci 90 hardtop. The tdci is far superior. They are both factory standard and unmodified and both 100k on them. Bad points of the tdci are the input splines which I have replaced with the Ashcroft kit, rear drive members but the td5 suffers the same, and when the clutch slave cylinder failed I had to remove the gearbox to replace it.
  2. For the axles disco and Defender axle breather banjos have the same thread as series axle breathers so you can retrofit a pair of breathers from a scrap disco/defender.
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    Won't fire

    It had me fooled for a while, couldn’t work out for the life of me why no fuel to injectors with stop solenoid plunger removed, yet masses of fuel pressure built up in injector pump where the lift pump had been compressing the air trapped in the pump. Literally cracked the return banjo bolt mentioned earlier which bled out the trapped air and it started instantly. I now clean the filter gauze / banjo bolt in acetone as part of service item. You can check bolt hole is clear by blowing down it.
  4. oneandtwo

    Won't fire

    I have had a 300tdi that refused to start - it had been standing for some years. The fuel would be pressurised by lift pump if you cracked the inlet union on the pump, but couldn’t get any fuel to the injectors despite removing the stop solenoid plunger. Eventually traced it to the banjo bolt on back of pump where injector return and return line to tank is connected to the pump. I cracked this and the engine started instantly - there is a tiny hole in the banjo bolt and a filter gauze which vents any air trapped in pump back to tank; the hole had become blocked and the pump had an airlock, so try removing the banjo bolt and turning it over briefly.
  5. oneandtwo

    Intermittent front wipers

    Yes stalk is a direct replacement.
  6. oneandtwo

    Rover diffs

    They are 3/8 Bsf right up to the end of production
  7. oneandtwo

    300tdi injector pump : diagnosis request

    New seal is £9. Www.headseal.com Ive had two different pumps leak in the past couple of months.
  8. oneandtwo

    300TDi overhaul

    The sump can take the weight but you need to prop it at the front with some lengths of wood to stop it falling forwards. This is most important. I didn’t bother once, as I was just shifting it around during a tidy up - it fell forwards and impacted on the crank pulley which believe it or not, bent the crank! Luckily I had three other spare engines but I hadn’t realised any damage had occurred until I refitted the engine and wondered why the fan belt was making a rather peculiar noise caused by the deflection on the crank pulley.
  9. oneandtwo

    The closer you look, the worse it gets

    What’s with the RPG slat armour on the front door?!
  10. oneandtwo

    Price to pay for 200tdi engine

    I honestly think the 200tdi is old hat now, the 300 is a nicer engine once fitted and spares are plentiful - new AMC head £295.... 200tdi head anyone?
  11. One of mine did this some years ago after being left. If I remember correctly I flicked the throttle lever on the pump a large number of times and it eventually it freed off whatever was stuck in the pump. I am expecting to have to do it again shortly as I am putting a 300tdi I haven’t run for ten year in my hicap!
  12. oneandtwo

    Series 3 300tdi servo

    It’s a series one. Defender servos have a forked end for the clevis pin to pedal.
  13. oneandtwo

    Series 3 300tdi servo

    The hole for the sender is in the servo but normally blanked with a small Allen key grubscrew.
  14. oneandtwo

    Heater Assembly on 300Tdi

    1- It is a bead of rubber mastic. 2- correct!
  15. oneandtwo

    Broken indicator clamp

    The arrow marked on the blue ring of the cancelling unit is supposed to point at the indicator unit - most people don’t realise this.

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