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Mark

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    Horsham, West Sussex, UK

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    Land Rovers, Engineering, Kite Flying, Bonsai

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  1. OT Waeco fridge part source needed

    yeah, I didn't say it would be cheap....
  2. OT Waeco fridge part source needed

    I believe the waeco is a compressor unit, so similar current draw to the Engel - which is around 1A on 12V. The socket shown is also similar to the Engel one, but not the same. It does look to be up to dealling with 1A though... It might be worth talking to Simon at MPS4x4 as they import the Waeco range, and stock a number of accessories. If not he also has contacts with thier repair centre who may well have the socket you require. Both Simon and the repair centre are very helpful. hth Mark
  3. To be or not to be?

    I have heard of people swapping a later (post 2002) style axle for a salisbury because of the strength - ie the salisbury is stronger. I had no problem sourcing an axle when I needed it, and whilst it was for an earlier vehicle it fitted without issue. The later axle has a shorter diff nose, so would also need the proshaft replaceing for the later type too.
  4. LR Blue/Red or OME 751 Springs?

    Sounds very familiar - new take brown purple springs from Sodbury and low mileage yellow/red/greens from billing for a very sensible price. I did then put OME shocks on tho...
  5. To be or not to be?

    My 2001 td5 110 has or had exactly the same issues as yours (and more), and I have been working my way though them, on the basis that at the end of it, I'll have a vehicle that I know inside and out, along with which I know the history of a large percentage of it. The truck had done 148k when I got it, and in just under 2 years is now at just over 160k miles. So far, I have replaced the DMF, cluctch, gearbox (and transferbox, as it was bolted to the gearbox), propshafts, rear axle (too much wear in the diff - decided to replace the entire axle, and rebuild with all new bearings and gaskets), springs and shocks, fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator. I have also replaced the rear cross member, which wasn't as bad a job as I expected. I have rebuilt one swivel with a new chrome ball, and the otherside will also be done soon, along with a replacement front diff. The turbo is not happy, and a replacement has been sourced, so will get done shortly. The headgasket and dowels will also get done at the same time I suspect. I have also done a fair bit of tidying up the interior and other cosmetic bits - a comeplete set of 4 doors is in the cards too. my philosophy is that a tatty looking truck is generally less likley to attract the wrong attention, and would not inhibit me using it for what it is designed for - laning in a shiney truck always leads to tears! Most of this has been done by using decent 2nd hand parts and/or refurbing stuff myself - the doors will be repaired and reskinned rather than buying new. My point is that none of the stuff you mention is that difficult to do, and whilst it will require some pennies, intelligent sourcing and a bit of patience can see this significantly reduced...
  6. Probably a silly (and basic question)

    Worth investigating the state of wear of the drive flanges too
  7. Written by our very own superpants, anyone doing wiring on their truck should have a quick read of this on Instructables Enjoy Mark
  8. weight

    You need to be careful towing with the freelander - I know several horsey types who have been pulled for towing twin horseboxes on them, which puts them overweight. One of the reasons the FL2 is a bigger car is to get the toing weight up for the equestrian brigade.
  9. Today's Britpart fail...

    The discoparts one I had on my disco recommended welding some 6mm into the chassis where it mounted to the chassis.
  10. Air Free spool

    As far as I know it fits the TDS and the superwinch ep9 and ep9i. Looking at the champion winch, it doesn't look like it is based on the king one design, so I would say no...
  11. Alton area this weekend?

    That probably wouldn't worry Jerry too much though Kev...
  12. Alton area this weekend?

    How odd... I was also out on the 30th with James and Kev, but hadn't made the connection that Barry is CW despite sitting and talking to you over lunch! Doh. I didn't join the group till after we passed the other guys tho as I had to work...
  13. brake pads and discs, td5

    If the pad wear is uneven, then it is worth checking to see if you have a siezed caliper piston.
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