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  1. Bowie69

    ERR7143 Crank shaft seal

    Given it is the outside seal, I would just put a corteco or bearmach branded on in, it is not the end of the world to change like a rear crank seal, for example.
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    V8 problems

    If they were broken, how did all 8 get broken? And how are you getting ANY compression if they are broken? If I were closer I'd pop over and give you a hand for a brew.
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    V8 problems

    Could well be the hydraulic lifters that have leaked down. Cranking or running will fix it, maybe.
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    Refillable spray bottles

    Interesting feedback on ebay about that one! https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Marolex-Professional-Viton-Master-1500-1-5l-Pump-Action-Pressure-Spray-Bottle/1081188030?iid=391894583448#UserReviews (Frost selling on Ebay). There's a new version of it, which appears to only have 3 'feet', which I can only imagine will mean it is more likely to tip over, yet again: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marolex-Master-1500-Professional-Pump-Pressure-Sprayer-New-Style/282015510936?epid=1366920531&hash=item41a96f3198:g:o1oAAOSw--xbIOb-
  5. No real difference to be honest, both would be putting them in shear, *if* it moved.
  6. There is no real reason to do that, as long as the clamping force is enough (the original engineer should have had that sussed) then it shouldn't move under impact. You're not relying on the bolts to pin it in place, but the friction between two clamped bits of steel.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I like the concept of air, but just to counter the inspection of rubber items.... I wonder how many of us check the condition of our coil springs regularly to check if they are just about to fail or not? Like it or not, air bags just will not last as well as a piece of metal (in my opinion), yet the air bags do offer massive flexibility, at a compromise.
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    New Series - RR Heavy

    Yeah, well done finding a rot free one to splice in! ....and for not torching the car All said and done the windscreen repair shouldn't take too long in reality...
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    Defender 110 TD5 2006

    Misaligned I would say, bending one of them takes an enormous force. It does make sense if lifted, on a LHD vehicle the panhard will be pulling the axle in a way that the radius arms could get twisted over like that. From the front, which way does the back axle look offset?
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    Defender 110 TD5 2006

    Suspension lift, longer/stiffer springs.
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    Very High Idle 2200rpm - P38 V8 in LR90

    Good news, thanks for coming back to let us know I'm not completely familiar with that plenum, so couldn't tell you if the air bypass screw would now be blocked.
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    Defender 110 TD5 2006

    12 O'clock -6 O'clock. In other words, grab the wheel top and bottom and try and getting it to move/clunk when jacked up. As I said though, there's no need to check these if you are worried about front to rear axle alignment, the kingpins (wrong term, but hey) simply won't cause the 'problem' you have. Is the truck lifted? If we get an answer to that one, we can tell you with greater certainty what is going on.
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    Defender 110 TD5 2006

    Well, if you must, checking them is just a case of jacking up that corner and seeing if there is any movement in the 12-6 plane when you wrench the wheel up and down. No need for a garage for that
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