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  1. Turbo upgrade

    Keep it coming! Thanks to your write up i stripped down my turbo yesterday and am tempted to go this route and put the VNT kit I have intended to fit up for sale.
  2. Thanks for good advice and explanation. I usually drive with mechanical sympathy, but then there's the missus... A TGV is on the bench as well. I guess it goes on with the 2.8, if not before. Looked around on the M&D Website without finding any uprated clutch, i guess I need to call them? I am currently running a ZF 4HP22 with the Disco 300td engine it came with, but had decided to swap back to the R380 when the engine gets swapped back as a 2.8. I am open for suggestions on whether that gearbox would be a better option for longevity/reliability in this specific application. Between the expenses of engine rebuild, recon FIP?, full size intercooler? I was hoping to be able to wait a year or so until I go the full uprated R380 from Ashcroft-route. In order to spread the money load a bit. Is a complete teardown necessary to change the bearings of the input/output shafts? I guess a look at a workshop manual or Youtube could tell me that...
  3. I am rebuilding my 300 tdi into a 2.8l using crank pistons conrods from a MWM International 2.8l engine. My R380 gearbox worked well enough when it was taken out. Intend to put back in with the upgraded clutch parts. Should I do anything to the R380, or just replace/upgrade when it starts to show issues. Am seriously tempted by the Ashcroft upgraded R380 bearings, but would prefer to wait a while with that. A gearbox swap is easy enough to do, but not on a long(ish) trip, off course. There is some radial play in the input shaft, I mave movie clips on my phone, if it would help. Output shaft seems to run smooth with no significant play. Mainly use the Defender for local camping trips and some occasional towing, but longer trips are planned for, hopefully a 7 000-12 000 europe trip in summer. Opinions please? Tobias
  4. Please elaborate! Which bits to swap over to convert an EDC pump to mechanical? Thanks! Tobias
  5. wheel size

    I tried to fit Disco2 steel wheels, thinking they wouldoffer the most clearance as the material is thinner than alloys. Interference on the screw for the lower swivel ball joint. Ground down the screw to the surface of the nut, still interference. Bought 30mm spacers for a D2 and turned out the centre hole, as D3/4 has a larger diameter hub, interference on the front brake caliper. Ground the caliper as much as I dared, still interference, now only marginal. This was on a 2005 TDV6 HSE D3. I believe the V8 and perhaps later might have even bigger brakes? In short, 16 is impossible/needs a major reengineering. HTH Tobias
  6. Adventure Overland Show anybody?

    Tickets and accomodation booked. Flying in to London thursday night, so should arrive Stratford around midday Friday. Hence targeting Saturday for the show and the rest of the time general sightseeing in Stratford and surroundings.
  7. Adventure Overland anyone?

    Seriously thinking of going. As I'll be flying in, I doubt I will be camping. Would it be feasible to come walking/taxi and camp with a ground tent? T
  8. Adventure Overland Show anybody?

    Raising this old thread as there is a show again this year! ;-) I am seriously thinking of going. Flying in friday and back to Sweden sunday. Anybody else? T
  9. seems the m.unit.blue is pre-programmed but the motobrain is more configurable. Or am I missing something? T
  10. 300TDi cam belt

    'It' being the FIP gear or the engine?
  11. 300Tdi, FIP

    I bought my boost pin from these guys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181795127926 looks nice, but haven't driven any distance so can't comment on durability. As I have swapped, I have original pin available if you want. Shipping from Sweden is not going to be cheap, though... Tobias
  12. Guys i have a P38 rear diff with a Trutrac installed. I have reinforced half shafts for D1 24 spline rear i have a Def 130 with bone stock rear disc brake salisbury I have both 1990-ish RRC axles and 1998-ish D1 axles Could i fit the p38 diff into an RRC axle casing? if i weld reinforcing steel onto top and bottom off RRC rear axle casing and use trutrac centre in short nose diff casing and reinforced half shafts, would i have made an improve,ent in dursbility over bone stock salisbury? To be honest the salisbury has Britpart halfshafts and HD drive flanges. Thanks tobias
  13. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Wow! That was quick! are you going to the SLRK meet in stockholm in August? I'd love to have a look then... T
  14. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Keep us posted, Todd! I'm going to build something similar, but not yet... T