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  1. Eightpot

    Leaking diff pan - temporary repair?

    Fibreglass resin is pretty good for sealing pinholes up as well.
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    heated seat testing

    Waco do two different kits - there's a normal element type like the LR standard ones, or the carbon fibre mesh - had these in my last 110 and they were fantastic. Picked them up on ebay for ยฃ50 brand new! Been looking at some of the Chinese kits on Amazon for this winter - very cheap but Will wait till there are a few more reviews...
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    Fuel lines filters & Sedimenter 90/110

    Ex MoD fuel system is same as normal. Could be that the 110 has been converted from petrol. If the 110 has been 'correctly' converted and uses a tdi fuel filter, it has a sediment/water valve on the bottom anyway.
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    Rebuilt Defender value

    Modified then innit. Nil points ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    3-door RR brake servo size?

    I've got a few late 70s 2 doors here, they have 8" servos.
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    200tdi timing marks incorrect?

    If the pump was working ok before, and you're confident you have set the crank/cam/pump correctly when installing the timing belt, I would be starting to wonder if the problem lies elsewhere. Have you Got a compression tester? It's not unheard of to have a bit of something find it's way under the head gasket or some water/oil in the head bolt holes stopping the head clamping down properly for example. Personally, I would be investigating that first before spending on a recon fip.
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    heated seat testing

    The wire terminations on the heater pad can come loose with age - not too difficult to resolver. Otherwise the waeco seat kits are great.
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    Painting a galvanised chassis?

    I normally give it a light sanding just to get it clean, a coat of etch primer and whatever top coat. For the rear crossmember where it gets knocked and scuffed regularly it's better to get it done in a hard finish like 2k satin black rather than acrylic out of a can.
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    200tdi timing marks incorrect?

    You can run the engine briefly with the front cover off to test before you reassemble everything (make sure you take the timing pin back out!)
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    Rebuilt Defender value

    As the V5, chassis, axles, engine , gearbox don't match, I'd value it a lot less, it not being legaly on the road ๐Ÿค”
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    200tdi timing marks incorrect?

    'Slandering' wtf?? ๐Ÿคจ bloomin autocorrect ๐Ÿ˜†
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    200tdi timing marks incorrect?

    Yep whip it all off and check again, for the sake of a couple of gaskets and an hours slandering. Do double check to see if you have two flywheel slots first though - they are only a few degrees apart, but chances are the belt just needs refitting.
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    200tdi timing marks incorrect?

    Some flywheels have two notches which can create your problem if you're timing from the wrong one.
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    Koni - Heavy Raid or Standard?

    Not the heavytrak adjustables I had - could have used them on the landing gear of a 747. Way the most difficult shock to compress I've ever used, was quite a fight to fit them on the mounts.
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    Koni - Heavy Raid or Standard?

    Do you not find the ride very harsh with dual shocks & helper springs? Especially with Koni, which I like but I do find them to be overly stiff. I used to use OME heavy duty springs with koni heavytrack, very stable with big loads and barely dipped with half a ton in the back but next time round I'm definitely going softer on the dampers and will put ARBs on. Corrugations used to be hell and I took some damage underneath. One of the Konis was determined not to be outdone by the corrugations through serengeti and punched out the lower shock mount completely. I got a monster crack all round the chassis by the shock mount as well, and destroyed a couple of exhaust systems. Some variable rate heavy duty lifted rear springs would help nicely but can't recall seeing anyone making them?? Next time I ship the car back I'll send a few different shocks with it to trial. I'm interested to try some of the britpart cellular dynamic & see how they last , I've got on pretty well in the past with standard genuine LR shocks and just change out every 10k miles, but they fade really quick on corrugations, interesting to see if the cellular business improves that. Last trip out I tried some Monroe gas magnum. Lasted for 2 days before the seals burst! The Bilstein monotube shocks look worth a gander as well, not too stiff and supposedly good for reducing fade.

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