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  1. Yep... Once you start mucking about like that you are in a world of pain, much more so than building a MS installation. 😛 The regular hotwire idle stepper is fitted to the back of the plenum, and is self contained, but I reckon you will struggle to physically mount it to a Thor manifold.
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    leather door card trimming

    For that sort of thing I would just find a local vehicle upholsterer and drop in on them for a quote.
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    No traction on long uphill stretch

    BTW, if you keep driving it, and it is just low oil, then you will be burning the gearbox out in very short order.
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    No traction on long uphill stretch

    Oil level or a burnt out friction material in the gearbox.... What colour is the gearbox fluid?
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    What diff lock or LSD for a 200 Tdi Series ?

    Odd, I thought that last time I looked the Truetrac wasn't available for Series, but Ashcroft seem to have a solution to the metric/imperial bearing issue: https://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/limited-slip-differentials/detroit-truetrac.html I remember the ashlocker not being available in 10 spline when it debuted.
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    What diff lock or LSD for a 200 Tdi Series ?

    I think the answer is second hand ARBs, Arjan, RD03s I think they are. They aren't the best design, carry the older style locker and of course being so old, are mostly worn out now. You can fit the 4.7 crown wheel to the later diffs in a lot of cases, though you either need a spacer as the original 4.7 crownwheel is thinner, or an aftermarket 4.7 crownwheel, designed for the later coiler diffs. I know Soren's little 80" on here is running 4.7s, and Ashcroft 'coiler' ATBs, with some sort of coiler halfshaft trimmed to fit the 24 spline diff and different drive flanges.
  7. Holding throttle to the floor should activate 'flood clear' (no fuel) by, I think, default. Can be useful in these situations.
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    3.5 + Thor -> 4.6 + Thor

    No, it is fine, works perfectly on my 4 bolt box.
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    headlight bulb upgrade options

    Ah OK, thanks
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    Chinese diesel Heater under seat on a 110.

    I don't think it is difficult at all, probably only 3 wires... the rest looks like plug and play control boxes and other bits. You can often find installation guides/manuals online with a bit of a dig.
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    Random musings on the D4

    Get some socks instead...
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    Earth help.

    Squirt it with a load of contact cleaner and work it, it will most likely start working again, they are pretty robust.
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    headlight bulb upgrade options

    I think that is how the minis got cheated out of one of their wins at the Monte...
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    td5 defender big turbo

    Prices?
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