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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hope the fitting is straightforward if you're doing it away from home. Don't you have a spare wheel?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Me too. In theory, fitting it should be straight forward...

I have got a spare. Iíll change it and get the tyre repaired on Saturday. I didnít have time to do it before work this morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Are the tyres tubeless Rich?
Presumably the rack comes with all necessary fittings.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yup, it comes with the fittings.

The tyres are tubeless, according to the tyres... although that doesnít necessarily mean that they are tubeless. I havenít had a puncture on the ninety in the years Iíve had it so Iíll find out when I get it repaired. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If they agree to repair. So many tyre places these days refuse to repair (health & safety) and try to sell you a new tyre.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Easy to find out if a tube is fitted Rich. If the valve is loose it's tubed, if it's still firm it's tubeless.
Cliff's right. A couple of years ago I had a puncture in one of the MG tyres and I had to buy a new tyre.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Iíll check the valve then. Thanks both for the test.

If ATS wonít repair it, Iíll try elsewhere. They havenít refused to do a puncture repair yet though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ATS repaired the puncture and charged £20, which wasnít bad. It took the guy best part of 45 minutes to do. They said if it couldnít be repaired, theyíd have to order in a new tube.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rich, be careful with inner tubes. Most are cheap and nasty Chinese rubbish. The best place to get a decent one is Vintage Tyres who are based at the Beaulieu Motor Museum in Hampshire. They sell decent ones. Don't let ATS get one as it will be cheap and nasty Chinese rubbish.
Fortunately Wolf wheels are for tubeless tyres.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Theyíve repaired my existing tube Alan. I got some Michelin ones from paddocks some years ago so if I need to replace one or more, I might try them. Thanks for the recommendation though. Iíll bear it in mind. Alternatively, Iíll use my Wolf rims stored in the garage instead as theyíre tubeless. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
One of the reasons I changed to tubeless rims was the increasing difficulty of sourcing good quality (Michelin) inner tubes of the correct size.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I believe ATS are linked to Michelin so hopefully would use their tubes. Although cost saving would no doubt be more important.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thankfully Wolf wheels are for tubeless tyres which saves the aggro of trying to find decent inner tubes.
May last year when I took 4 spare white Wolfs to the local independently owned tyre depot to have the tyres swapped to the bronze green Wolfs on the Land Rover the fitter was surprised they were tubeless. It cost £15 per wheel for the swap including new valves and wheel balancing. The white Wolfs are now bronze green and are stacked in the garage for spares.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I bought a Foxwell NT520 diagnostic unit with Land Rover and Jaguar specific software. Much cheaper than a Nanocom. It will fully read and monitor any Land Rover or Jaguar from the mid 90s up to the present day.
Yes, with a TD5 you need a tool like this - it's just as important as screwdrivers, socket sets and spanners.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I called into M&M Land Rover yesterday to see if they had one of the little pipes that go onto the clutch slave cylinder. After much searching (we have 1 on stock sir, just got to find it) they declared that they couldn't find it. They said they could order one from Britpart, but the picture showed a straight pipe - apparently you have to bend it yourself. I declined that one as I have no pipe benders. They said they could order the little castellated washers - I needed 2 - but would have to have a pack of 10 at 25p each, and they had the 2 nuts for the unions - they were a whopping £2.60 EACH!! I eventually left after nearly half an hour with nothing Sad Guess I'll have to dive into ebay again.
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