What did you do to your Land Rover today?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good bits:

Completed my annual wheels off check.
Brake hubs off and a good look around.
Nothing wrong, no brake fluid or oil leaks.
Everything came apart easily as I always use copper grease where I can.
Track rod ends good, propshaft u/js good. Diffs and swivels not leaking despite the oil levels being correct.
Tyres checked all over. All good.

Why does everything get heaver each year?

Bad bit:

I have mislaid my wheel brace and had to use a socket set to remove the wheels Sad
I had a quick look but.........
The search will continue tomorrow Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
She's now in the front garden topless sunbathing, removed the roof sides and windscreen

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
morson wrote:
She's now in the front garden topless sunbathing, removed the roof sides and windscreen

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/379241128287010820/624217669331320842/IMG_20190919_130304.jpg

Remember, your landy WILL look worse before the rebuild can start and things WILL be worse than you first thought Confused Smile
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1972 88" Hard top with windows (Daisy)

Previously my daily drives:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Totally. Put aside much more time and money than you first plan to.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
No Landy activity today. My course finished a bit earlier than anticipated so Iím home earlier too, but Mrs K is off today so Iím doing some jobs in the house... Rolling Eyes I wonít get away with some Landy time.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
yeah i finding little nuggets to repair here and there lol part of the fun i have no budget or time frame just enjoy it and do whats needed. if it aint broke dont fix it
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
morson wrote:
if it aint broke dont fix it


Incorrect.

IF IT AIN'T BROKE, FIX UNTIL IT IS. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Or use it/enjoy it until it breaks again! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
got the old girl started today bit smoky but ran fine
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
No Landy activity today. Mrs K has had a virus today so I took the asbo Audi so that I could get home quickly.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
morson wrote:
got the old girl started today bit smoky but ran fine

Morson, it would be worthwhile to fit new injectors and to convert the heater plugs from being wired in series to parallel. Kits are available for this then if one plug packs up the others still work unlike the old system.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ok thanks thats pretty sound advice. i removed my rear tub today, things look ok im starting to sway to a galv chassis tho theres been a few patch jobs over the years that has rusted away aswell. i can still salvage it but i think it might be worth popping a few quid away a week to save for a new chassis Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That sounds like a good idea and will work out cheaper in the long run.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
its a little disheartening as it grinds the project to a temp halt but there you go i kind of expected it, ill take it to ASV and get his opinion but i reckon he will say bin it
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll be visiting him soon to sort out my bulkhead swap.
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