What did you do to your Land Rover today?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
websnail wrote:
I sent off some recent photos of Daisy to the insurance company (agreed value).

And, yet again, spotted the steering wheel boss, which needs re-painting. I have the black crackle paint ready but....I really must sort it.... It needs some time in SWMBOs oven Exclamation Smile


Be careful websnail I've still not been forgiven for “ borrowing” the baking trays to catch my land rover droppings in the garage!
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I started it! And it started fine.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nothing. Just looked at it on the drive.
I'd still fit the high torque starter Rich. You can't foresee when the existing starter will let you down again.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yup, it’s getting fitted when I next get to my Indy specialist. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Out dog walking this morning there was a Transit stranded at a set of traffic lights. Getting closer I could hear the sound of a starter struggling with a flat battery. The van had gone when I came back.
Now I thought of you Rich, being in the same situation with your dodgy starter.
Petrol has NOT gone up.
Sporting activity has resumed after a monumental blunder by the governing body so the Land Rover will be used Sunday 19th after 12 days of sleep.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good to know it’s not just my 90 with starter issues Alan! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's such a long time that I fitted spark plugs to the Land Rover, I thought I'd check what plugs were fitted. They're NGK BP6ES, same as the MG and the same gap of 35 thou. I suppose now I should remove them and check the gap.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Slow Progress wrote:
Be careful websnail I've still not been forgiven for “ borrowing” the baking trays to catch my land rover droppings in the garage!

I have my own garage baking tray. After I borrowed hers and had to replace it some years ago!
I was given 'the look' this afternoon, when I suggested borrowing the oven Confused ]
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I replaced the front diff pinion seal on the Disco this evening. The one that came out looked a bit ropey. Also I found that a couple of the diff flange bolts were not very tight. Now fixed hopefully.

On the down side - I have may also have shut off the automatic chassis anticorrosion system. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sent my now repaired 109V8 bulkhead off for galvanising; very worried now Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Sent my now repaired 109V8 bulkhead off for galvanising; very worried now Sad


Bulkheads can be galvanised although there is the risk of it warping.

Let us know how you get on. And add some pics of the finished article if you can. Alan will be interested!
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pegasus manufacture bulkheads from scratch. £2,200 + VAT for a Series 3.Supposed to be better than original as the weaknesses have been overcome.
Oil and water levels checked.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Work on the Land Rover today is a closely guarded secret at present but I will reveal all when it's resolved.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alternator change.
Brilliant weekend at the club national rally. Meeting up with old friends and making new ones. Some good offroading and lots of broken Land Rovers, sadly including mine. Dorris blew her alternator. We were able to get a new one on Sunday morning which was a bonus. I can change the alternator on the 110 in about 15 minutes. The Disco TD5 took about 3 hours! Quite a few people had alternator problems from the liquid clay mud in the water holes on the site. Blocked radiators were also the order of the day.

Overall I was very impressed at the Discos offroad ability - climbing 1 in 3 gravel and muddy hills with apparent ease. Although I was on all terrains, the grip they gave was excellent, and they are quiet on the road.

It did seem wrong somehow to be driving offroad while relaxing in a leather armchair Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Work on the Land Rover today is a closely guarded secret at present but I will reveal all when it's resolved.


That elusive galvanised bulkhead then Alan??? Smile
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