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garrycol last won the day on September 28 2018

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  1. Yes they did but that would have been mainly because there is no space at the front with alternator, a/c compressor, power steering etc and they can be mounted centrally with spark lead length being the same for opposite cylinders. On my 4.6 I have mounted the coil pacs on top of what would have been the A/C mount at the front left of the engine - they work fine but it is a long distance to reach number 8 cylinder. garry
  2. Well its a D4 not a D2 - if you have an issue concerning the safety design of your car I suggest you take it up with LR - I have never heard of the emergency stop aspect of the EPB failing.
  3. What sort of catastrophic failure do you envisage - noting that each brake has essentially its own brake circuit. Head out onto a gravel road and get up to 60kph and pull on the EPB and see what happens - don't forget to hang on 🤣
  4. Google is your friend - try it sometime or get a reader that gives a description as well as the code. If you Google landrover fault code P140D you will get pages of hits. P140D should be the left hand side EGR.
  5. With these vehicles if you pull on the handbrake while the vehicle is moving - as on rollers or on the road braking effort is not provided by the handbrake shoes in the rear drums, the emergency brake on these vehicles operates the disk brakes on all four wheels. As I indicated above the handbrake shoes only hold the vehicle, not stop it. In theory the handbrake shoes should never wear out as they are not used on a turning brake drum, however they fill with dirt which does wear them. If there is a emergency handbrake issue when doing an MOT on a rolling road, or via a decelerometer test then the actual disk brakes need to be looked at. Garry
  6. Your VCU sounds quite normal - there has to be a substantial difference in speed between the front and rear wheels for the VCU to lock - when the VCU fails it locks - the opposite of what you have - maybe be a heavier approach on the throttle to spin the front wheels will get it to lock up quicker.
  7. Noting that the shoes in the rear drums on a D3/4 is not the emergency brake but simply designed to stop the car rolling away when stopped, even in the state you have shown they may have been good enough to hold the car when stopped in the past.
  8. Well in Aust we do not have an issue with electric brakes where they are normal for trailers/vans over 2 tonne which is the max weight for overrun brakes here. And yes in many of our jurisdictions there is an annual MOT for trailers over a certain weight though in some there is no requirement.
  9. garrycol

    Raise V8 CR

    Not for a Thor system it is not.
  10. I am not sure why the UK is so backward as far as electric trailer brakes are concerned - in Aust and most other places we have had them for years and they work exceptionally well and in cases of emergency the trailer brakes can be operated independently of the tow vehicle - correcting bad sway etc. Most of our caravans are twice the weight of your flimsy UK vans and 99.9% have electric trailer brakes fitted as standard.
  11. garrycol

    Raise V8 CR

    Megasquirt might be OK in the UK where you have support but not in places like Australia or NZ - it might work well but is difficult to set up, the documentation is not very good and the website is not helpful. Go with a 3.9 injection system and use a 14CUX ECU on whatever engine you choose. Garry
  12. Standard Heads will not raise compression ratio - all Rover heads are basically the same with minor changes between engines. To raise compression ratio you need to change from low compression pistons to high compression pistons.
  13. No - it will be specific for the model you have - have you spent 5 minutes of your life and checked the other locations - if it is not on the other spring hangers it will have been where there welding has been done. Its not all that hard.
  14. Pedal sink is the first action of the pedal moving the shoes out to the drums and the second application is then breaking. The issue is that the shoes are not adjusted up. Adjust brake adjuster on each wheel until the wheel is locked then back off just enough to allow the wheel the move. Adjust them up and if within tolerances all should be OK - if not then either shoes are too worn, drums are too worn or a combination of both. Make sure the adjuster post on the shoe is tight and make sure the cams are not worn and loose. To test for air or leaks - test as advised above - lock brakes and test pedal. Garry
  15. I found an old 67-71 2a chassis in the bush 2 weeks ago and its number was as I indicated - the passenger rear - likewise another earlier series 2 I inspected for club registration was also on the passenger rear. I think series 1s are up the front somewhere, and my 101 is the front drivers side. Does it really matter as it will only take 5 minutes to have a look on all spring hangers - it doesn't need to be hard.
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