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  1. The risk is never zero, and things can and do go wrong despite knowledge and care. It happens in industry as well as in any hobby. Carrying on regardless is a selfish attitude, and potentially dangerous to others. I’m not impressed by your posturing and “big man” stance. It’s petulant and shortsighted.
  2. It depends on the task. If you’re saying that fitting major components, working on a running engine, welding and so on aren’t dangerous, then you are lying to yourself.
  3. That’s the sort of minor task I’m excluding from significant risk, and if the vehicle is at home, great. Enjoy your work. But some on here are fitting gearboxes, welding, derusting chassis, removing suspension components and so on. They are not low risk, and in must cases also not urgent. I’m sure you can see what I’m getting at. As for using remote garages or workshops, getting there risks spreading the virus, even if you don’t have it yourself. Bowie’s example of using petrol pumps is a pretty good one. But non-essential journeys present a risk that could require the emergency services. Is there much likelihood? Not really, but it there a real need for the journey during these extraordinary times? Also no. The tighter we can all keep the quarantine, wherever we are, the sooner all this will pass and with the least health and economic impacts to all of us.
  4. It’s not, if it’s at your home address, but unless you’re only doing minor tasks, you’re engaging in a task that risks injury and the need of overstretched health services.
  5. I don’t find it encouraging at all - I see a lot of people here finding tenuous way to justify their wilful breaking of the quarantine. You mention the right points - people working on their vehicles or other projects are not only going out and potentially spreading the virus, but unnecessarily exposing themselves to risks of accidents that the NHS will have to treat them for while inundated with the ill. As for the insistence by others that their masks will protect them, that is sheer ignorance, contrary to the explicit information from health officials the world over, and their arrogance that they know better is disgraceful. It’s a crappy situation that no one wants, with some already badly affected through illness, redundancy or pay cuts, and members on here can only think about the fact that they’re bored and that their entertainment or satisfaction is more important than society. The worlds health experts and governments are unequivocal in what they say - STAY HOME except for ESSENTIAL reasons. Please don’t waste the time of the Police, who’d have to question you and be taken off more important tasks, or risk the resources of the health services by thinking your hobby more important.
  6. Apart from destroying the centre diff quickly (or axle diff if you have different diameter tyres on each side of the same axle), it can cause dangerous handling characteristics. It was one of the issues that lead to a badly modified 110 ending up in a ditch and drowning the owners kids. Just don’t even think about it. You shouldn’t even have different tread patterns of the same tyre dimensions - all the tyres should match, including the spare.
  7. No, for the reasons mentioned above.
  8. No, because it’s not disposable. Unless you thoroughly disinfect the entire thing each time you take it off to have drink or eat (or any other reason), and disinfect your hands at the same time so it’s all sterile before putting back on, it’s worse than no mask at all. Partly because you’re almost certain to wear it contaminated, and partly because the feeling of protection would serve to diminish concerns over being in a contaminated environment. Besides, only full on respirators cover the eyes, which are highly likely to be another infection point.
  9. Hi all, I have twin front tanks with under-seat fill on my 109. They’ve always been noisy when the vehicle is rocked from side to side, a dull metallic clonking. I used to think it was the level sender units, but came to suspect the telescopic filler/strainer necks. I’m away from the vehicle, so can’t test the idea by whipping them out and giving it a shake, but has anyone else come across this and a cure that keeps the necks quiet while installed? If it is them, I was considering stainless steel hose clips (like used for thwarting handle and jack stowage) with one “arm” trimmed off, mounted in a tripod to the tank floor to secure the lower end of the neck when retracted. Anyone tried something like that?
  10. The MS stuff is over my head, but the mechanical work is looking great.
  11. Try Bustleabout on Facebook. Karen is very helpful, and both she and her husband are avid LR enthusiasts.
  12. That, and the open hostility from the bulk of the public towards us four wheel drive owners the rest of the year is why I didn’t bother in the past. Questions about liability and insurance also concerned me. Now, it’s irrelevant - there is nothing I can do from here anyway.
  13. So, you’ll be doing the part time 4wd conversion to the LT230?
  14. I think all the 10spline shafts are comparable, so a 3.54 diff will be stronger than a 4.71, but shafts remain weak unless you get specials. Easy for the rear, but not for the front on Series axles.
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