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Everything posted by Bowie69

  1. I tend to use a hand wire brush and wash it under a tap while doing so, it comes off very easily - a stiff plastic brush would do it too.
  2. My 6kg was in a dustbin, but bigger than that, so maybe you go for 3kg to start with? I took quantities from a very good write up somewhere, it works well, even removing paint.
  3. Yep, 6kg was no problem, just keep stirring, or add before you add the water so the water stirs it And yes, you need to link electrodes out of the water, as above.
  4. If we aren't dunking our beards in brown ale every now and then and having a moan about anything modern, then we can't be land rover enthusiasts.
  5. https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/land-rover-discovery/discovery-1/parts/hardware-and-fixings/bh607161l-bolt-716-unf-x-2-inch.html https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/other/military/parts/hardware-and-fixings/ny608041l-use-ny608042.html Which leads to: https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/other/military/parts/hardware-and-fixings/ny608042-nylock-locking-nut-12-inch-unf.html https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/land-rover-discovery/discovery-1/parts/steering/bx112201-bolt-m12-x-100-various-applications.html
  6. Cool, sounds good, no glitter in the oil is a good thing!
  7. Good job, hopefully you caught it before crown wheel or pinion damaged happened!
  8. Very top level stuff here: https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-us/experience/2014/04/can-i-connect-dissimilar-batteries-parallel Essentially it can lead to under or overcharging of batteries, which is good for neither, and you can end up killing your old, or new battery in shorter order than you should, or even possibly increasing load on alternator and wearing that out sooner.
  9. Should be rigid, did you check the bearings? Wear in these are the most likely reason for play up/down/left/right.
  10. The rebar will sludge up quite quickly, better to have a bent plate(s) with larger surface area if you are trying that. I never had a battery connected as well, I just used an old dumb charger, which was great. I'd be a bit nervous of having a battery attached as well, as the chance of shorts is quite high should something shift, and.... well you can probably work out the rest I use this many in a dustbin, which is holding ~ 80l I think? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-x-1kg-DRI-PACK-SODA-CRYSTALS-MULTI-PURPOSE-CLEANER-LAUNDRY-AID-WATER-SOFTENER/401613527958 Not to be confused with washing powder.... which will eat your skin quite happily, this is a little more gentle.
  11. Honestly wouldn't bother, only place you need it clean is where you connect the electrode, otherwise just go for it. An old dustbin is great for this, with washing soda, even removes the paint! If you use an old piece of stainless for the other electrode, then it stops it from furring up and means way less maintenance while it is running. I used an old piece of stainless exhaust, was brilliant.
  12. Electrolysis will eat that rust for breakfast, as you say it works while you aren't there, so very efficient. I have managed to de-rust some stuff in an hour when I turn the amps up -so it can be fairly quick if you are doing non-critical parts.
  13. ....and she is looking lovely Hopefully that is it for the next 50,000 hours
  14. Simple way to see if you need to open it up, is a compression test, for £10 worth of tool it has to be worth it.
  15. OK that's it, I am officially labeling you as a 'git'
  16. To be honest, you've not really explained what you are doing properly at all. We are supposed to guess what vehicle it is going in, know what gauges 'swoosh' are, and where you got the diagram. If you rephrase the and state the question properly then maybe we can answer properly, until then I think people have been as much help as we can be.
  17. Is it possibly leaking around the outside of the seal?
  18. Not sure what you are asking here, they look like wiring diagrams, of sorts, to me, better than most chinesium. What are you trying to do?
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