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  1. I've done even less than that on my Series 1 - still runs fine with no leaks. I haven't noticed an affect on the cork gaskets on the tank.
  2. Saw one in the flesh at the weekend, had a good look underneath as well. I'll say it all looks very interesting underneath with plenty of scope for additions etc. The chassis had an excellent looking finish on it, (although not quite on par with my 90s after it was rebuilt), but certainly better than most Defenders I've seen. The interior was nice, it reminded me a lot of the defender, switch gear looks good etc. Always think that BMW shifter looks a little out of place. Steering wheel seemed small. Seats were nice and it was quite comfy, not L322 levels, but it seemed familiar as a Defender owner. Not bad really.
  3. Very frustrating, I had just spent a fair chunk of money obtaining my trailer licence, having towed illegally for years, I felt it time to go by the book, expecially as I was moving the digger regularly. What a waste of money that was !
  4. Does anyone here have experience of hydraulicvalve blocks controlled with solenoids? I would like to convert my older digger with manual controls to joysticks, at least in my head! Of course there will be an argument not to, and that will probably be the ned of tonights crazy plan, but is this doable?
  5. SO wheel on backwards ( i tried this before btw) seems the way to go, otherwise it will strike the rear light with the door fully open. So next question, with the wheel on backwards, and the boost slipped over the solid bar parts of the carrier, I now need a nut with a sleeve so I can clamp the wheel down, any ideas on that? A standard nut won't get near it. I tried putting a standard nut behind the wheel, but it seems there's not enough thread, and also the wheel sits to far off the carrier.
  6. Hi all, I've got one of these rear wheel carriers on my 110, since switching to Boost alloys, I can't see how to mount the spare to this carrier. With steel you simply bolt it up, but with a Boost the holes are larger in diameter, and it seems I need some flanges to stop the wheel hitting the door. On top of this, if I put the wheel on backwards, I have enough stud, so could just weld some stops to the carrier? Any thoughts?
  7. I don't find the Defender seating uncomfortable as such, it's obviously not on L322 levels though. Trouble is with the Defender, its the combo of noise, slow speed and lack of creature comforts that make it less than ideal for long distance hauling in my opinion.
  8. I sat in an L322 all the way to Portugal and back, and frankly I dread to think how I'd of felt sat in my 110 doing the same mileage!
  9. So the V8 edition is marginally better performance wise than a 4.4 TDV8 L322......
  10. Right the copy grinder is good, but just like the Makita one it murders batteries. I can flatten my 5Ah in 15mins using a flap wheel - but having said that it's worth it for not having to run a cable to the drive. I've found in the workshop using a flap wheel in the cordless and having a cutting disc in the corded one is the best setup - meaning with an ordinary 2 plug socket I don't need to either keep changing discs/flap wheel or unplugging one tool. The nut runner is still working, and I'm using it 5 days a week now - will do a whole day with two batteries.
  11. The cheap impact Makita copy nut runner was mentioned earlier, I'm still using mine and it's been great. So i treated myself to the copy grinder as well which seems to get good reviews.
  12. a lot of turbo problems are expensive via dealerships. simply because land rover don't replace the turbo actuator, but rather replace the whole unit!! which is crazy considering the electronic box is only around £100! Regardless of dealership issues a lot of issues are solved by simply replacing the turbo actuator. as long as the vanes move freely and you have intact intercooler pipes, that hold pressure.
  13. Everyone is catching up with my thinking!!!
  14. Wow that is cracking, excellent work!
  15. This is a good idea, crossflowing the rad and utilising the whole length in flow is a much better design.
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