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  1. pat_pending

    Adventure Overland Show

    I went, and very good it was too, chatting to lots of very interesting people. Still more a gathering than a show.
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    Can I use ...

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    Can I use ...

    Mo, I have a brand new EFI filter here (assuming I can find it) that you can have for free. I'll have a look tomorrow and pm you if you're interested.
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    Persistent LT77 leak

    Do this, but once everything is clean and dried, give it a good dusting in talcum powder before bolting it up. When you drop it apart again the source of the oil should be easy to track in the powder.
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    Torque Wrench Calibration

    We use Caltech, calteccalibration.co.uk for all our tools. The engineer turns up in a van and does everything from torque wrenches to tyre gauges, takes him a good few hours. I have 3 Britool's and one Snap-on torque wrench, all over 30 years old, none have ever had more than very minimal correction and they're used every day. Tbh it's not worth the cost unless you use it daily in a professional capacity.
  6. You can get spacers to move the head unit further out. I think Mud uk used to do them. Just google "single din spacer".
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    MoT from 20 May 18

    The old MOT cert' is not invalidated, nothing has changed. The press keep getting this wrong. Having an MOT cert' does not exempt you from prosecution for a defect, it never has. If you drive after a failure, or at any time with a defect and you still have valid MOT, the offence is related to the defect and that alone. Drive with a defect or not, with an expired MOT and the offence is no valid MOT plus whatever if any defect. They are two separate offences.
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    Crack between valves

    Indeed, most things are possible, it's the cost factor. Good lad is Barry, your other head's in good hands.
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    Crack between valves

    It doesn't look good. Get it over to T&L Engineering in Elstow (01234 352 418) they can test and possibly repair. It's who we use for machining work, highly recommended.
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    Half Shafts - Trimming to Length?

    Is there enough room in the plastic end cap to just use a spacer to take up the distance between the hub and circlip? IIRC the Britpart halfshafts aren't bad. wouldn't trust that one though, once there's a twist, it ain't getting any better.
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    Van-Aerial disease or DAB in a Defender.

    The windscreen aerials are rubbish, when I first fitted mine it was fine until I got down the road and the signal kept dropping out. I think it's due to the Defender screen being near vertical. Don't waste time trying, it'll never get any better. i replaced it with a stubby mag' mount one, stuck to the roof rack, £15 delivered from ebay, comes with 3mtrs of coax. Used the same type on the car and reception is perfect. And yes, Planet rock cranked up loud, drowns out a tdi
  12. pat_pending

    grinding sounds from 14 month old tbox

    Drain the oil and examine for "party glitter". Also check prop uj's. The only way to properly do this is by dropping the props' and fully articulating the joints.
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    intermittent clutch after replacement

    Easy to test if it's holding pressure in the slave. Pump the pedal a few times and release, then open the bleed nipple on the slave. If there's any retained pressure the fluid will spurt out.
  14. There will be a starting point for all the settings, however that will assume a new or rebuilt pump is being set up. As Retroanaconda says, the pumps are set dynamically, once there's some wear in there, no two will be quite the same. Without the pump on a test bench you'd go round in circles doing trial and error. The biggest single improvement you can make to a higher mileage tdi is to get the pump and injectors overhauled properly.
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