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  1. Red90

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    It won't have a manual. Their plan is to have every electronic gizmo conceivable and they are too hard to integrate with a manual. There will be no attempt to sell this as a working vehicle.
  2. Red90

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Really, it needs left and right arrows.
  3. Red90

    1988 90 Brakes

    If you are getting new calipers, get the later ones. This makes it easier to get pads and such in the future and makes sure you are getting the larger pistons. You can fit rear discs. There are a few writeups on the forum on what to do.
  4. Red90

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Manual version? There won't be one of those.
  5. Red90

    1988 90 Brakes

    On the wide hubs (pre-300TDI) vented calipers hit the hubs and do not fit without modification.
  6. There is a one valve valve built into the lift pump. If it see any dirt, it gets stuck open and the fuel drains back to the tank when off. It is quite common, especially if you do not have a sedimenter.
  7. Lift pump check valve or a leak somewhere.
  8. Red90

    110 front axle springs - which one where?

    Yes, I know..... But if you follow that advice on a RHD, you will have a bad tilt. RHD Defenders are best with even springs side to side. LHD need different springs as they are more unbalanced. as everything is on the left.
  9. Red90

    110 front axle springs - which one where?

    If you put the longer spring on the right, you will have a tilted truck. The engine and gearbox are offset to the left. If you are heavier than the engine and don't have passengers, you might offset the tilt...... IMO, a better solution for a fat owner with a RHD truck is to use the same springs on both sides. Going long on the right is way too much.
  10. Red90

    110 front axle springs - which one where?

    Long ones on the left side to counteract the offset position of the engine.
  11. Red90

    5x6.5 Trailer Hubs

    Really, if you are looking for approvals for commercial production, you are going to need a engineer to stamp the design regardless of how many off the shelf parts you use.
  12. Red90

    5x6.5 Trailer Hubs

    Just take a hubs (and spindle) from any old Rover. Easy to find a Disco at the junkyard or just buy new.
  13. Red90

    Brake warning light check

    Here is a link to the wiring diagram. Page 47.1 http://duud.ee/LR-manualid/300Tdi_Wiring_Diagrams.pdf
  14. Red90

    Brake warning light check

    300TDI era trucks do not have a brake light check function. Earlier trucks did have a check relay. Both the low level switch and the park brake switch are directly connected to the lights. The switches switch to ground.
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