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Madcowz last won the day on June 29 2019

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  1. Hi, I removed the seat belt brackets from my rear tub and ended up sweeping a fair bit of my wheel box off the drive as it had magically turned to dust. What's my best option for repair? I had a look at YRM to see if they do a panel but couldn't find anything. Should I just get a sheet cut to size and rivet it over the top or is there are more elegant repair? Thanks, Heds
  2. Hi, I'm now in charge of looking after two TDCI's. 2010 and 2011 plate which have both done less than 35K but are now 8 & 9 years old. What are your thoughts on timing chain renewal? Also, any idea of the (sensible) schedules for gearbox, transfer box and diff oils? This maintenance check sheet shows the following: Gearbox: 200k Transfer box and diffs: 80k I'm very light on any info or service log books and don't know anything about new fangled engines and would prefer to play it very safe. Thanks and sorry for the noddy questions. )
  3. Hi, Slightly different post from normal but I wanted to give Andy & his Landy a shout and hopefully spread his Mental Health & well-being message that it really is ok to talk no matter what it's about, but also, as a fellow Landy owner on a long distance trip with an elderly landy, offer some support if he requires it (which he has already). "Andy’s Landie is a vehicle for talking about mental health, strength and fitness, specifically for men. Andy bought his Series III 1973 Land Rover to overcome his flashback to a patient, trapped in a Land Rover after an IED attack, in Afghanistan. Andy is travelling around 999 bases and meeting lots of amazing people on his tour, talking about his own experiences and finding out about theirs. This is in support of the UK Search & Rescue Wellbeing & Resilience Framework, which is being pioneered by Mountain Rescue in Scotland. Andy is picking up passengers along his route and making a short film about their converstaions around Mental Health and Wellbeing. #itsoktotalk #chinwag" I met Andy as a member of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue and also helped organise a convoy over the border up to Scotland as a member of Lothian 4x4 Response & our collegues in 4x4 North East. Andy was totally blown away by this. Having a chat is not just for those on the front line, everyone needs downtime and sometimes a chat is all it takes, whether it's with a friend, partner or a total stranger. It's really important to talk, which often, sadly comes too late. If you would like to meet up with Andy, grab a cuppa and have a chat then give him a shout at chinwag@andyelwood.com. Speak to a friend, your partner, a total stranger, or me (a stranger). I'm happy to chat, thankfully I chatted with someone and it's really helped. It's ok to be not ok.
  4. Hi, I need to replace the sump gasket on my 200tdi as it is leaking through the bolt holes. I've checked to see if they need nipped up but they are all tight. Local Landy place says no gasket, use RTV. Others say use a Gasket. What is the proper best way to do this? thanks.
  5. Hi Ralph, thanks for your help on this. I've replied to your PM. And my landy is not normal. There is no feed on the sender. It's blanked off. I've got two pipes, one metal from the top middle of the tank which I think is the feed and one going in to the right hand side which I think is the spill.
  6. Right. Replaced the pump and had another good look at the fuel line and I’ve got bubbles. And not the fun Prosecco type bubbles either. These are large bubbles with some fuel in between. It all looks a bit bodged under there. I’ve got a metal pipe coming from the fuel feed on top of the tank which goes into an orange hose just above the chassis rail. This then changes into a clear hose half way along the chassis with a bit of black rubber pipe sleeving the join. So that’s four different types of pipe so far. Then at the lift pump end, I’ve got this clear hose sleeved with black rubber and connecting to the pump (it’s a 300tdi pump). At the point half way along the chassis where it changes from orange pipe to black rubber and then clear pipe I can see bubbles when the engines running and these are big bubbles, more like lots of air with a bit of fuel in between. So my plan is... To drop the tank, replace the feed and then just run one pipe all the way to the lift pump. If that doesn’t fix it, I’ll be back asking more questions or fill it with petrol and toss a match into it.
  7. how far you are from Troon/Prestwick, I'm up here working for the next 2 weeks, on the joint warrior naval excercise based out of prestwick, staying in torrn at the peirsland house hotel


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      Hi Ralph,

      I'm over 100 miles away and chuffing busy with work just now. Otherwise it would have been good to meet up.


  8. No. After replacing the pump fixed the issue I walked away. It's cold up here and I was waiting for warmer days before I looked at the tank.
  9. Sigh. Back in February I swapped out the lift pump and it instantly fixed my poor starting problem. Fast forward a month and it's back to how it was. Spoke to the guy I bought the pump from and he doesn't think its the pump as its a Delphi and he says they are pretty robust, he refuses to sell BritPart. He's given me another one to swap out but I wanted to see if it could be anything else. Took my fuel filter off yesterday and it only had a couple of inches of fuel in it so was pretty much empty and nowhere near brimmed as it should be. Car cranks and cranks with no smoke from the exhaust. Catches then dies but starts instantly next turn of the key and then runs fine. If I stop the engine and leave it for a few minutes it starts fine. Leave it 30 minutes and it takes a few cranks. Leave it over night and it takes ages to start. So it's def an air in system issue with fuel draining back and it kinda points to the pump but its unlikely it is the pump or is it?
  10. Right, got a chance to look at this over the weekend and managed the few hours on Sunday when it was raining. The rest of the day, both before and afterwards was lovely blue skies. Anyway. This is looking good. Fitted newer 300tdi pump so had to sleeve the existing pipes with rubber to fit but so far this morning it started almost instantly. It didn't start on the very first turn but almost immediately afterwards. I'm happy with that and it's a huge improvement on it sitting cranking away for 5 - 15 seconds like it was before. Thanks for all your help and advice.
  11. Yeah, I've replaced the 3 little ones between the injectors. haven't replaced the longer one from 4 back to the FIP. If I can find out what the pipe is I'll buy stack of it and replace everything in there just to be sure.
  12. I've bought a 300tdi lift pump which I will fit at the weekend to at least rule it out. Yesterday the car started very quickly but today I had to crank it for ages. Odd. If I was to replace the pipe from the tank to the lift pump, would SAE J30 R6 5/16" do the job. It's the right size to slip on to the pump. Also, what is the pipe that runs between the pump and the filter and the filter and the FIP? It's thinner and a hard plastic. Thinking I might replace all of them to rule them out as well.
  13. I had a look at this tonight and it did seem a little damp where it joins to the rubber sleeve so I gave it a wipe and will check it later tonight/tomorrow to see if it is damp again without me having driven it and got it wet. The metal pipe isn't looking too pretty so I may replace it. I will Google check valve as I'm clueless on that. Are there any tests I can run to check this or is it easier to just replace the lift pump?
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