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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. seems the m.unit.blue is pre-programmed but the motobrain is more configurable. Or am I missing something? T
  6. 300TDi cam belt

    'It' being the FIP gear or the engine?
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Keep us posted, Todd! I'm going to build something similar, but not yet... T
  11. Seeking Solar Panel Advice

    I have used it for a low-efficiency, high-draw cooler box (peltier type, not compressor) and LED-lighting when camping. This cooler box more or less empties the battery between camping up and leaving the next day. I haven't stayed long enough with enough sun to actually see the solar panel ability to keep up with the cooler box, but it has never been my intention for the solar panel to be able to do that. In time I will invest in a proper compressor fridge and that ts what I hope to be able to keep up with. The engine alternator has seemed to top up the battery fine while driving and the solar panel has topped up and then held the battery in a good enough state to work well, when not using the car.
  12. Seeking Solar Panel Advice

    I've had the D250s installed since June. A 80w solar panel on the roof rack. The Defender sits unused for long times (Months) sometimes. I disconnect both batteries with main switches when it sits, but the Ctek is connected to the batteries and the solar panel even when the main switches are switched off. It works brilliantly! According to Ctek tech support it pulses a small charge to the starter battery but it doesn't 'charge' it per se, just keeps it from discharging. It really is just as simple as you think!
  13. LT230 gear set fits any box?

    Many thanks yet again, ashtrans. The point is that it's easier / cheaper to ship a few gears @ 12kg than a whole box @ 50+ kg, landroversforever. One more pont being that one of the tcases Is from a Disco2 and has different output housing than a defender cases. Speedo wouldnt work...Tobias
  14. LT230 gear set fits any box?

    And how about the 41D832887G as a donor? Will that also fit. I am happier dismounting that gearbox first as it has other issues... Thanks