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kellybbrown
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:08 am    Post subject: Hello from Tunbridge Wells Reply with quote
Newbie to land rover ownership. Brought an 1986 ex army 110 2.5d.
Have learned so far that they are great fun to drive....when they start without leaking diesel or suddenly deciding to jettison the special bolt that keeps the crank shaft pulley attached!...and that was just week one.
Week 2 and replacement nut locktited in, and the new no4 fuel injector pipe that I replaced is once again leaking from the nut at the fuel pump end....at least I know the fuel pump works as it rhythmically splashes my hard earned diesel onto the road.....what did I do wrong? Any help much appreciated!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the Forum and the world of Landrover Diesels. There is a whiff of the diesel when I drive but in 2 years I have never tracked down the cause. I'm sure someone will come up with a solution to your injector problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Kelly,

Henry discharged about a gallon of diesel on my drive on his first day in my ownership - dodgy repair on the fuel tank.

I am ex-forces and can confirm that your Landy will have received the best maintenance that money can buy. Unfortunately, it will have been driven by a complete bunch of looneys. Prepare for a life of oily hands and empty pockets.

Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Greetings kellybbrow
Welcome to the world of Land Rover ownership. Frustrating, annoying but with a great deal of fun thrown in!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the forum.

Not all vehicles can give you excitement like a Landy Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the club and forum!

The issue about fuel use/loss must have been imposed by the government when Land Rovers were invented to help keep the tax coming in! Good luck with the new purchase, let us know how you get on!

Don't forget some pics! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome along Kelly. Sounds like you have had an action packed week! Where else can you get entertainment like that! Can't answer your leakage problem but I'm sure someone will. The loss of diesel onto ones drive seems a popular topic at the moment! Welcome to the fun and the aroma that never leaves your clothes! Post up some pics of the 110 when you get a chance
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello Kelly

Welcome to the Forum.

I also own an ex-MOD 110 N/A 2.5lt model.

I can't say that I have experienced your problem. All I can suggest is taking the pipe off again and seeing if it has cross-threaded or there is a hairline crack somewhere.

You will find that Landy ownership is both joyful and frustrating (fortunately, not in equal measures, though).

Cheers
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kellybbrown
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the encouragement all. Have managed to stop the leak, so hopefully will hold. Next job to work out why there is no power to the heater fan unit..before the cold sets in.
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