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darthdicky last won the day on September 24 2015

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    Land Rovers and Off Roading, Digital Photography, Winch Challenges, Not breaking my 90!

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  1. Glad it’s sorted. Mine is a TGV engine and it’s not clear whether they all had a hole in the flywheel - I’ve watched it go round so many times and whilst there are marks and holes, I’m pretty convinced that mine just doesn’t have them in the right place!
  2. I took the little plate off the back of mine and spent a lot of time trying to work out where the bolt goes in, but came to the conclusion mine doesn’t have whatever hole or Mark is meant to be in there. Looking with a mirror is worth a try as mine is far from standard!
  3. If it all spins round fine then it should be okay, but as I’ve found they do seem quite tolerant of running however they are set up. If you do find a way to make sure it’s spot on, please do let me know!
  4. Certainly was! To be honest I don’t know how it’s done, I ended up taking it to someone who knows what they’re doing who mentioned using a DTI to do it properly. As far as I could tell there is no marking where the flywheel would be to lock in place, so you can make sure cylinder 1 is at TDC and just rely on the marks in the timing case. If it seems to run fine then it shouldn’t be a problem. Mine ran fine but had very little power, high EGT’s and terrible fuel consumption. Re-calibrating the injection pump and setting the timing properly has made a big difference to mine, but I don’t k
  5. I'd hate to see your feet if you bought condoms when you needed socks 😂
  6. I got some from here recently: https://www.etbinstruments.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=100_97&product_id=180 Carriage was £2.45 but I think it worked out cheaper than Merlin Motorsport overall. Rich
  7. Have you got a photo or thread about this Mo? I could do with a bit more space
  8. Also check this out for amazing photos around the Torridon area: http://www.stevecarter.com/gallery1/MyFaves.htm
  9. https://www.evo.co.uk/features/14421/old-military-road-scotland-ultimate-driving-destinations?amp A93 and A939 up the middle of the Cairngorms, through Braemar and Cock Bridge (sadly someone had taken down the sign last time I went!)
  10. That looks fantastic Steve! Mine has the banjo fittings on the front and works fine
  11. Keep an eye in your mirrors and let the bikers past 😁 No particular recommendations, I thought it was all fab really. The West is probably more stunning but the East was still great - the Old Military Road is worth a trip. If you fancy a trip over to Arran I enjoyed the tour round here: https://www.arranwhisky.com/our-distillery/visit-us and I had no interest in Whiskey!
  12. It’s apart! Apparently the Gigglepin shaft needs drifting out by tapping on the small cam gear. Of course, mine was quite stuck and took some hitting to get it apart but it’s finally in pieces and ready to work out what needs replacing. The worst part to get off was the shim which the circlip sits against - I think there was a tiny bit of damage to the edge (may have been me, may have already been there) which stopped it sliding over the end cleanly. Whilst the needle bearing allows the shaft to rotate smoothly I think I’ll replace it at the same time as it’s clearly had some water in it
  13. It's a Gigglepin shaft so not standard, and their pictures online don't show me quite enough detail to be confident in how it all fits together. I'll drop them an email. Thanks for the offer but I've got the parts manuals from Warn, it's just the non-standard bits I need to figure out...
  14. Also for future reference, the black cap on the end isn’t secured with anything, it was just rusted onto the end. Could have just hit it sideways with a hammer and made my life a lot easier!
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