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  1. C18RCH

    Hazard Switch & Indicators - fault diagnosis

    Check the connections on the indicator stalk. It's easy for them to short across. Or the indicator stalk itself could be faulty. Power provided via the hazard switch to the indicator stalk which then directs it to the appropriate side of the vehicle. The problem has to be downstream of the indicator stalk.
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    110 Short Nose Diff ABS Plug Removal

    Cheers, will give it a try tomorrow. Suspected as much but didn't want to break them or worse snap them off inside.
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    110 Short Nose Diff ABS Plug Removal

    Anyone? Alternatively, anyone got an up to date workshop manual? Cheers, Rich
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    Hazard Switch & Indicators - fault diagnosis

    If it is not working at all I would change the flasher relay anyway. They are not expensive and easy to swap. If that doesn't fix it then it is almost certainly the hazard switch. Changing from LED to filament bulb will almost certainly affect things. If it was an LED bulb designed to be a straight swap you should be ok but if the system was designed to take LED bulbs then it will never work with filament bulbs. They draw far more power.
  5. I've finally got hold of a short nose diff rear axle to fit to my 110. It could do with wire brushing and a re-spray but is otherwise in very good condition. I've got it stripped down other than the ABS/Traction control sensor wires, but I cannot figure out how to remove them without breaking them. There is a plug of each of the calipers that is well and truly stuck in there. Anyone know how to remove the plugs? Cheers, Rich
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    Hazard Switch & Indicators - fault diagnosis

    If the flasher is flashing correctly when it is working then it is not the flasher relay. I'm not sure exactly what you are shorting to get it to work, but what you have described doesn't sound right at all: purple to green-red and green-white - all this is proving is the lights work This wouldn't do anything either on it's own. You would still need the indicators switched on either by the Hazard switch or the indicator stalk. Sounds like the hazard switch is faulty to me
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    Fuel filler leak

    My tanks has a separate breather pipe at the front right corner. I have one of the extended wading kit breathers off ebay fitted to it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-Wading-Kit-ORANGE-V8-Engine-Gearboxs-and-Axles-/371250364168?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&fits=Model%3ADefender&hash=item56703eff08
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    Fuel filler leak

    Brimmed it this morning on the way into work. Gave it some boot around the corners for good measure. Not a drop, the mod seems to be working so far.
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    Fuel filler leak

    Mine already has a breather fitted. And yes, you need the neck and a new filler cap. Don't know about the key, haven't had to fill it up yet since I did it.
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    Hazard Switch & Indicators - fault diagnosis

    There is a simple diagram that I drew back on page 2 of this thread. Power come from the fuse box to the hazard switch out to the flasher relay then back to the hazard switch for the hazards or the column switches for the indicators. If the lights aren't flashing then it is possible that there is a sticky contact within the hazard switch providing power to the flasher relay or you have a short somewhere on the LG wire. Strange though that it is working with the windscreen wipers/washer or the heater blower motor. I could understand the rest and would lay the blame firmly at the feet of the trailer socket. They do all have a common power supply which is the Green (G) ignition live, so I would start there. The other thing I would check is the loom itself. If you can get to it the I would separate it to see if you have a an exposed or melted wire somewhere. That's what was causing my issues initially. I repaired the damages sections but could never actually get to the bottom of the problem, it was also the final nail in the coffin for doing a full rebuild on it. When I rebuilt it I replaced the loom with a new one. Problem solved.
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    Fuel filler leak

    Mine did this. Like you, I tried everything. The only thing that worked was only half filling the tank. I figured it was because the filler neck was pitted at the point where the seal contacts it. I've just (this week) fitted a TD5 plastic filler neck and cap to see if it works. Once I've filled the tank up I'll let you know if it has worked. It was a fairly easy mod. All I needed was a step down (20mm to 14mm) pipe bayonet fitting: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361002248732?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT because the return pipe on a TD5 is slightly larger, and then I fabricated a bracket where it bolts to the tub. The actual main delivery pipe needscutting down in length but is the right diameter.
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    Overheating or not overheating?

    Now sorted, the culprit, bad earth on the temp gauge. When I re-built it, I gave all the gauges their own earth to the bulkhead rather than use the earth circuit that is part of the loom. Or so I thought! I missed the temp gauge, and that was still using the earth circuit. Doh!
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    Overheating or not overheating?

    Got it all back together this morning inc a new sender. Didn't replace the pump though as I'm certain it's fine. Refilled and bled it. Took it for a spin and it over heated again. Having now git an IR thermometer I measured the temp at the thermostat and the core plugs all around 65 C. Fairly happy that it's not actually overheating so kept going and it went well over max: Measured the thermostat and core plugs again: So back to the drawing board I think. Having pushed it that bit further, I'm now getting some heat in the bottom hose. Going to check the earth on the gauge next I think. Can't think of anything else it could be.
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    Overheating or not overheating?

    Thanks for the replies gents. Think there's plenty there for me to be working on. Just ordered an ir thermometer so, I'll give that a try and see what temperatures im actually getting.
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    Overheating or not overheating?

    I've replace the thermostat already. Failing that being faulty or installed incorrectly, it must be something else. However, sender faults don't seem to fit with the lack of flow through the radiator.
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