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  1. Hi all, the bushes/connectors on my transfer box linkage have worn so that I can’t control the diff lock via the lever, I have to go underneath and do it manually. ive adjusted the linkage and I can get either engage or disengage but no both as the worn bushes takes up the movement of the lever. does anyone have a part number for these and can they be changed in situ? Or is the box coming out? I would normally pull the tunnel out but I’ve fitted WOR matting and I’m never removing that again haha thanks Jamie
  2. Cheers everyone, I not sure when it blows to be honest, I’d like to think it’s horn related but I wouldn’t bet on it. I’ll have a good look at everything when I get a chance thanks
  3. Evening all My 1989 90 keeps blowing the fuse for no apparent reason. I’ve checked the simple stuff like earths and looked for dirty connections but can’t find anything obvious. any advice is greatly appreciated. jamie
  4. If it’s like the estate I worked on then it’ll definitely get a good workout... several “roads” requiring diff lock and passengers grabbing the Jesus handles just to get to the end of the road 😂😂
  5. Problem solved, one of the wires on the start solenoid had snapped inside the crimp, the half hearted attempts must have been just a couple of strands making contact
  6. Hi all, drove my 90 home from work this morning, all perfect, turned it off to unlock the gates then when I went to turn it back on it wouldn’t crank, I got one half a**ed attempt to crank but that was it. Managed to bump it along the drive and it ran fine. any pointers on where to be looking? im guessing earths or battery leads possibly? could the starter just pack in so suddenly? jamie
  7. Do you know if discovery is different? The box is from a 97 300tdi disco. thanks
  8. Hi all, I have a 1989 90” that I’ve put a 300tdi and r380 plus the 1:1.2 transfer box in, the speedo cable snapped yesterday when I pulled the dash board out, I bought a replacement for a defender but it doesn’t fit the transfer box. are they actually different fittings or did I have a bad part? if I buy a Disco cable will it mate with the defender speedo head? thanks Jamie
  9. Once I started stripping the bottom 3 bolts where just finger tight, that explains the leak but I can’t understand how they where loose, it’s covered less than 200 miles since it’s rebuild and I always check fasteners on everything..
  10. Just replied western, really appreciate the offer but I’ve got some ordered, just need mobile ready for night shift tomorrow
  11. The above gasket has let go in spectacular fashion, I need the car ASAP and can’t get the correct gasket till Wednesday, will it be okay to make a gasket from 2mm cork sheet?
  12. Hi All, I’m putting the doors back on my rebuild but have Hit a problem, I’ve set the door gsp to 34 1/2 inches and have the bulkhead Parallel to the rear tub but the lock end of the door is 3 inches too low, it looks a lot like the front of the rear tub is 3 inches too high has anyone care across this before? Thanks Jamie
  13. Hi all, I’m reconnecting the wiring on my rebuild and have an issue, I can only get the engine to crank by shorting the start relay direct to earth, there’s a terminal on one of the engine bay plugs that I can’t find a corresponding wire for and seems to be the other end of the relay earth, does anyone know where the start relay is meant to earth to?
  14. Evening all, a friend has message asking me to source him some Allen bolts that take a 3/32” Allen key, if anyone can enlighten me as to what size shank they are I can probably sort him out, from his vague photos it appears to be a UNC thread
  15. Cheers lads, I’ve been rebuilding my 90 and while I’m a fitter by trade we never touch bodywork or welding at work so all the chassis repairs and bulkhead work has been a real learning curve
  16. Hi all, I’m about to start repairing my foot wells and have the panels from YRM and some seam sealer. my question is, does the seam sealer just get brushed over the seams once everything is welded in place or does it have to go in between the seams as well? thanks
  17. Ordered a 20t from sgs, a bit pricey but nice to have decent gear! A bigger one would be nice but the prices start going crazy!
  18. Evening all, im looking at buying a press for the garage, the most common use will be suspension bushes but I also need to press out my a frame ball joint, what size press should I be looking at? 10t or would bigger be better?
  19. Only 8 months Ed! But it’s still impressive how fresh it looks given the use. after the lockdown I’ll nip up and get some photos for you mate
  20. It’s in the garage at my parents, the maker is tor, who I believe are a local company. unfortunately the tipper is nothing exciting, just a standard transit, not lr based!
  21. I haven’t used it yet, I’m still in the welding phase but the 90’s in the garage at my parents 🙄😬 I’ve got a tin of Marine container paint that the shot blaster who did my chassis put me on to, he uses it for A, containers that he refurbished for the local port authority and B, the backs of transit type tippers, he showed me one he uses for carting gravel about and it looked brand new after 8 months of all sorts being piled in and tipped out so I’m thinking of trying that.
  22. Lovely, thanks very much
  23. Hi all, my freelander 1 has failed it’s mot today, that mot also expires today but I can’t pick it up as I’m stuck in work, it’s failed on various lights out, which I knew about but had no bulbs at home, and the garage has now sorted and a rotten fuel tank strap which comes under the ‘major’ category I know that if the car meets minimum road worthiness I can drive to a retest or place of repair. does a place of repair have to be a registered garage or would driving back to my own garage count? bearing in mind this is the day after the mot expires thanks all
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