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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I suppose that with all the rain that's come down in the last 24 hours we'd better all start towing boats - just to be on the safe side.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tumbleweed’s back again...🙁
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Whooooooooshhhhhh........
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK, my diary to move things along:

last Friday - I decided that it was time to sort out the 'automatic' windscreen washers and wipers. Took off the battery and the wipers stopped - put the battery back on and they started again - this time intermittently. Removed the shroud around the steering wheel column (got a 90 wheel and dash) and wipers went to 2nd speed. Took off dash top and wipers stopped but washer started. Took off battery and walked away in disgust.

last Saturday - Re-connected battery - nothing working (good). put shroud back on and wipers started. Took front binnacle off and found mass of wires - some of which go nowhere. Looks like someone has tried to scarf a 90 loom into the old series loom - cable soup anyone? Took off battery and walked away in disgust.

Sunday - started to separate cables into groups - found a lot of brown cables with yellow/white stripes - and make no mistake, there are a lot of them. I have so far found over 12 cables that lead to nowhere - some with nice Gucci connector blocks on and nothing to connect to. Connected battery - wipers started - followed cables from wiper arm on steering column to try and find a short (if there was one) - couldn't find anything. wipers now making some sort of game of coming on and going off - think Henry is having a laugh at my expense and as such I may have to kill him. Decided that best practice at this point would be to give Henry a damn good thrashing in the John Cleese method. As I was giving him a good belt on the remainder of the dash, a small silver relay fell out of the bottom of the binnacle - it had the absolutely necessary brown and yellow/white cables running onto it, and it was very hot to the touch. Have I at last found the guilty part that has me pulling my hair out?

Sadly I haven't got a spare yet to see if this is the culprit.

Hope you all had a great weekend - even if you accidently cut off your own foot whilst trimming your toenails I suspect that you may have had a better one than me.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Paul, that's a normal weekend for Land Rover owners.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
My Landy activity has been using it for work twice. Baby knappster and shifts have meant my forum time has been non-existent for a while...

Still, the days are getting longer so hopefully we’ll get some Landy time in the evenings. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Or not! Spent the day doing housework. Rolling Eyes

Has anyone had any Landy activity lately??? Or are we all facing tumbleweed???😳😳😳😬
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening Rich.
Only activity my Land Rover has done this month is ferrying the dogs for their walks in the country and collecting bags of dog food and potatoes.
It's tumbleweed here too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Friend of mine has delivered a bag of various relays. Just got to go through them and find the one that fits. Good job none of them have any decent markings on them - I'd really hate for it to be an easy job Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
“Snow” excuse for tumbleweed this week looking at the weather forecast... 😉

Just getting me coat! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Still using mine every day, but as it has been quite cold and doing quite a few short runs lately with the heater plugs being used quite a bit meant it wouldn't start the other morning, just too slow a turn over to kick the diesel into life. Lots of smoke but no fire!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Adie wrote:
Still using mine every day, but as it has been quite cold and doing quite a few short runs lately with the heater plugs being used quite a bit meant it wouldn't start the other morning, just too slow a turn over to kick the diesel into life. Lots of smoke but no fire!


Time to roll out the Stage 1 perhaps??
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Needs some welding Paul. Going to have to rely on diesel power for a while Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Perhaps a nice 2.5 petrol conversion in the future?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A good 2.5 petrol engine (like mine) is a worthwhile upgrade from a 2.25. The 2.5 is about 10% more powerful than the 2.25, but it delivers its power better and runs perfectly well on the 2.25 carburettor and exhaust system, and it's unleaded.
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