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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. Looks like an interesting project! I find air-con is also useful for pulling moisture out of the air if you get into the vehicle wet and then find that every window mists up instantly, although admittedly I've never used the LR air-con so it may not make that much difference there! Rich
  2. Any idea what other works/parts are required to fit one of those Daan?
  3. Have to say I'm impressed with a work colleagues Rubicon - factory lockers, BFG MT's on 17" wheels, swaybar disconnects etc. and you can still bolt all sorts of stuff to them. Only the 2.0 petrol but 270bhp and it goes well, although it doesn't sound as good as the old 6's. Really feels like the sort of vehicle I think the Defender should be, but I'm interested to see what the end product actually looks like as I don't think LR are as daft as some think. Rich
  4. My tank is leaking so I'm looking to get a replacement, has anything changed in the last few years? Any particular ones to go for or avoid? Richard
  5. Yep both strengthened bars are straight still but I am wondering whether the collapsible link in the steering column is still as it was? Poor photo attached, I’ll compare with some other tomorrow and see if it looks right. Doesn’t seem to be any play in it though. richard
  6. Hit a hidden bump pretty hard on a recent trip out and my steering wheel is now about a quarter rotation off where it used to be. I’m reasonably sure this is in the box rather than the splines rotating or anything else, and I’m pretty sure it happened on my old 90 after hitting a tree root on a lane. Don’t think it did any serious damage then but the box started leaking shortly after and it got changed a few months later before the MOT so I don’t know about long term effects. Is this a common occurrence and nothing much to worry about? Seems to drive fine still and goes lock to lock without any problems, I’m just trying to understand what part of it jumps and whether I should be getting hold of another steering box as a spare? Richard
  7. There's some lanes around that area, and some nice ones over Dartmoor way.
  8. Check the earthing too, mine used to to do similar and I think it was cured by putting a new earth strap from the battery box to the chassis.
  9. darthdicky

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    I'd be looking at how much it will cost in parts to fix what you have vs. putting a TDi in, either Defender or Discovery version. Rich
  10. I had an Eberspacher D2 in my 90 and it was plenty warm enough to defrost the vehicle in 10 mins and then even on its lowest setting it usually got to the point where I had to turn it off or open a window within a few miles as it got so warm - I can't imagine anyone needing a 5kw version unless it was a very drafty 110 heading for the arctic! Richard
  11. Mine (JST's old Truck cab) has some reasonably used green Bowrope on it both ends and I've been impressed with it so far. When it wears out I'll probably go with the same again. Rich
  12. Is there any way easy way to test the speedo head and sensor without swapping them for new/second hand items? My speedo started to go a bit wobbly, then intermittent and now doesn’t move at all. Have taken the connector off the sensor and cleaned that up with WD40, it then worked for a little bit and stopped again. The cog looks fine in the bit that goes into transfer box so I don’t want to start replacing bits until I’ve proven where the fault is. Any suggestions? Is there a diagnostic mode on the speedo or am I being too hopeful! Richard
  13. I wish email notifications worked on here, I missed the last 2 posts! Thanks for your kind offers, I ended up finding a genuine (or in a genuine labelled bag...) complete pipe, olive, banjo bolt and washer kit on eBay for £16.99 delivered so I’ve just fitted that. If anyone has a good source of the olives then it may be one for the tech archive, as £30+ seems a bit steep for what is a very basic kit! Richard
  14. Done some more googling and I think I'm after a banjo olive. Two words that I certainly wouldn't have thought to put together to explain what I'm looking for... Anyone know what size the breather one is or a good source for one? Richard
  15. Cheers, I found that link and others but it seems very expensive for a bit of plastic pipe (which I have loads of) and the right fitting, yet I can't find that type of fitting anywhere! Might have to just buy the whole kit unless anyone else has managed to locate a source of the bits separately? Rich
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