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Hannibal
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: New member, and a question... Reply with quote
Hi all!
I've just subscribed to the forum, first of all i want to say sorry for my bad english (please forgive me Very Happy ).
I'm Kevin and i'm a Land Rover 88 series 3 owner, it isn't in a very good condition but it still runs and i'm slowly restoring it.
Now I have a strange problem: i wasn't able to find the engine oil dipstick, not even the tube that guide it inside the engine block. After some closer looking I discovered that someone in the past have closed the hole in the bolt that usually hold the dipstick tube (if I can I will put an image). So far it wasen't a big problem: I just had to unscrew it, buy a new one with the tube and the stick and fit it back in place.
Problem is that the two versions of the tube that I can find on the spares websites (ERC8980 and 541860) are not the correct ones, but even in the parts book only this two numbers are shown.
Can You help me?
Thanks

-That's what i find...
https://ibb.co/b6WzaR
https://ibb.co/iFgnUm
https://ibb.co/djGFFR

-Comparison to the other two models:
https://ibb.co/dYMhvR

-Diameter difference with the 541860 model (a very rusty
one, i know):
https://ibb.co/bvAxUm
https://ibb.co/hkrRN6
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Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Afternoon Kevin.
The dipstick is the same for diesel and petrol engines. The tube part number ERC8980 is for petrol engines from 36123672B and 36407286B, and diesels from 36619420B. Petrol engines with a 361 engine number are 8 to 1 compression ratio, 364 7 to 1.
That's all that's listed as the 6 cylinder has a different assembly.
Hope this helps but it might be worth contacting Dunsfold Land Rover in England.
Hope this helps and don't hesitate to ask. We're all here to help.
. Alan Drover
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the club/forum Hannibal.
We like questions here.

Good luck with the Land rover Very Happy

PS. your English is a million times better than my Italian Very Happy
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Hannibal
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for your help,
my LR is a Diesel version, tomorrow i will check for the engine number and try to ask at Dunsfold.
Oh, an other question: i have recently bought some spares from a guy that had an old series 2, including the overdrive unit. The price was very good but opening it i've found out that i need some spares, do You know some good sites that can send to my country?
I usually use Paddockspares but they don't have any ovedrive spares.
Thanks again for the help!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening Kevin.
John Craddock are shown as selling overdrive spares (presume it's a Fairey one.)Also FW Winches in Tavistock, Devon might be able to help (they bought Fairey Winches and Overdrive. I've got a spare parts list for the Fairey overdrive.
I've had a Fairey overdrive on my Series 3 for a very long time.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Hannibal and welcome along! I see you are already in good company. Hopefully you will be sorted soon.

Good Luck
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the Forum, Hannibal.

Nice part of the world where you get to drive your Landy.

Did you use your Landy to tow the elephants across the Alps?

Best of luck with the repair work.

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
[quote]Did you use your Landy to tow the elephants across the Alps?

Hahaha, I may try it, I also live near the Alps, I just have to find and elephant Smile
Anyways the nickname Hannibal is a tribute to the A-team tv series. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Hannibal,

Welcome mate - enjoy the forum - good bunch of guys here Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
good bunch of guys here Smile


Ahem! And girls! Rolling Eyes

Welcome, Hannibal. I'm selling a complete and working Fairey overdrive if you get stuck, but I think postage to Italy would be VERY expensive.

Is the diesel engine the original Land Rover engine, or is it a replacement from a different vehicle?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shifaa.
Are we allowed to say guys and girls nowadays?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Shifaa.
Are we allowed to say guys and girls nowadays?


Well, the last time me or Martin checked I was definitely a girl, not some asexual gender neutral being, so in my books the terms 'guys' and 'girls' are definitely allowed! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
As I was saying - Good bunch of folks here
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have noticed that on the other side of the pond amongst our colonial brethren the term 'guys' seems to be gender neutral anyway so, taking that into account by way of mitigation, there may be no need to send the offending Yule, even without his (sorry, my mistake, their) hasty correction, off to a reeducation camp for the next couple of decades after all (just send me in their place - it may take me that long to work out the gender neutral equivalent of 'brethren' - siblinghood? kinspersons? - safest just not to say anything at all really isn't it)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, I reckon that little exchange has just about finished off Hannibal - especially if he is struggling with the translations.

Shall we just stick with friends, or colleagues, or comrades, or citizens?

Oh, blimey, what have I done?

Ho, ho, ho
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