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  1. And what makes you think there is a problem - seems normal and if you dont have any fault lights is most likely normal. The car does level regularly and the compressor does run quite often when you are driving around.
  2. But he is not asking about a L322 - asking about a L320 or L494.
  3. Yes replace in pairs - you old battery may be OK but it will be worse than the new battery and the old battery will be constantly taking power from the new battery to top it up and it will ultimately die - might take a while but will die - replace batteries together and use the old battery somewhere else.
  4. Yes and designed for that function - body off in only a couple of hours with fittings designed or placed for easy removal - no where near as bad as it sounds.
  5. I am not sure of the specific damage but when about 90 tonnes doing 100kph rams your little 10 tonne Stalwart up the back end and pushes you off the highway and in doing so rolls you a number of times the damage has to be substantial.
  6. An acquaintance of mine has a Stolly (as well as a 101GS) and has been working on it for years - easier if you dont want it to float but then of course everyone does. There is another Stolly I know of where the owner converted it as a "exped vehicle" - was 2wd on the road, economical diesel etc etc - unfortunately while returning from a military event it got rear ended by a huge semi trailer (B double - two trailers) and got rolled a few times with the owner in hospital for 6 months - the Stolly came off second best and was a technical right off but I am sure in the years ahead it may get
  7. This is a L320 not a P38 - the jacking points are under the chassis - there are holes in the chassis where the jack goes into it to stop the jack sliding around. With an aftermarket jack you can also use the suspension wishbones. The jacking points are just behind the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels. I am sure with some preparation to spread the load part of the body may be strong enough to jack on - afterall there spots where the pads of the arms of a two post lift go - not sure where these are but I assume at the spots where the body bolts to the chassis.
  8. Though difficult and not recommended, the engine can be removed with an engine hoist in the home garage without cutting holes - however it is difficult and stressful but can be done.
  9. There are no jacking points on the sills or body - factory points are under the chassis.
  10. So if you do not have a two post lift how do you intend to lift the body high enough to clear the chassis - engine etc to enable work to be done. I am sure you could slowly jack the body up resting on jack stands but you are not going to get it very high - definitely not enough to actually clear the chassis. The recommended approach is there for a reason.
  11. Yes - that is on the list to do - is a pain to do for all 8 in a Fc 101, so when I get the motivation I will check it along with the spark plugs.
  12. In Australia we have plenty of 6x6s sold off from the Army a while back - as mentioned good for carrying load and good for traction in open country but they are no good in tight offroading scenarios.
  13. Thanks for that - yes your logic is sound but I do not have the breather system set up yet so both rocker cover breathers just vent to atmosphere with no sucking of fumes into the inlet system. Thanks for your input. Garry
  14. I rebuilt a 4.6 RV8 a few years back but the engine has only covered about 200 miles since then. When built the engine ran Ok. May not be relevant but may be - a little while back the I was running the engine and the thermostat failed to open so the engine got hot - when it did open the coolant boiled and the metal temp on a head bolt sensor was 120c. The engine did not seize and when cooled started fine. Engine continued to start fine then about 6 months later smoke started to appear - is coming out from both banks. On a cold start there is no smoke, when the engine has b
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