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  1. Thread: Disco2

    by JohnnoK
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    Re: Disco2

    The ticking noise could be an exhaust manifold leak at a cylinder port,if you're lucky.
    If not, then the next port of call would be the camshaft. They are known to wear the lobes and still sound/run...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Engine turns 15 seconds before starting

    What is the fuel level in your tank like when it does this?
    Low or is it random levels? I ask because the fuel pump body has a non return "valve" that keeps the swirl pot full of fuel for the pump...
  3. Re: Reconditioned engine block - without too much detail

    That's not a Td5 engine number, so it may help to get an idea what TYPE and/or MODEL engine is fitted....
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    617076
    It's nice when you are spending taxpayer money....
    https://www.neatvehicles.com/our-products/royal-navy-underwater-surveillance-fifth-wheeler/
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    Re: Engine mounting bolt size

    I don't know if it's the angle of the photo or if it is indeed what I see, but if my eyes don't decieve me, that mounting will continue to fail even if you use the mountings described by Clive...
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    Re: Which connector is this?

    It is possibly a Molex connector.
    https://www.molex.com/molex/home
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    The 2 times I did my head, I did the 5 pumps trick a few times, and then used a squirt of Quick Start. Worked a treat.
  8. Thread: Axle widening

    by JohnnoK
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    Series II Re: Axle widening

    Would it not be easier/cheaper/less schlepp to simply take a Defender/RRC/D1 diff and modify it to take the Series springs?
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    To make cranking easier you could lengthen the crank arm, or separately gear the crank with an intermediate idler gear to give you better mechanical advantage.

    As to portability and the thing...
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    Re: School me on Pulleys

    You say the 0.25M is sufficient to drive the shaft, but at what torque arm is it applied?
    IOW, does the pulley the rope is wrapped around have a specific diameter to give 0.25M x Y diameter = XX Nm...
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    Defender Re: What is this part in my TD5 defender

    If you look on the front end of the exhaust manifold, there is a small oval plate with 2 nuts....
    If it has a pipe attached, going across the front of the head to the right side, then your EGR is...
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    Re: Audi A4 1.8T Engine kapoet

    That is because the guy is likely to scream blue bloody murder after he spent XX thousand fixing his car only to have a borderline component in the cooling system fail and drop it in the poor...
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    They are very high up on the list of high stress jobs, without a doubt.
    Burnout and similar issues are common in the field.
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    Re: Land Rover Series 3 Geabox Identification

    Plus 1 for David!!

    He'll courier to you, no problem, too.
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    Series II Re: Engine conversion: Forward Control

    Merc OM606, with hybrid pump and you will be good to go.
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    The very same one, sadly.
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    Discovery 2: Re: Key Fob and coding

    Most Landy places sell the blank key and fob holder.
    I got a fob off EBay, popped it into my already cut new key and got it coded with a Nanocom.
    If you get a used fob, be sure that the 6 digit...
  18. Re: Advice please - got a parking ticket while Defender in Storage

    What? And miss out on all that revenue that so many people just pay to avoid the hassles of going to the trouble you did?
    Surely you jest, sir.....8-)
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    Re: soud deadening/isolation

    There are a few "tar based" types around.
    Some come sliding off the panel with the vehicle out in the sun, let alone at operating temperatures, others don't.

    Be careful what you buy.
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    Re: Rover V8 question

    Hell no! My P6 is next in line.
    A friend was browsing the site and he fancies the car. Asked me what it could be and it has me stumped.
    I told him if he wants to buy it to go for it and then buy a...
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    Rover V8 question

    How would a "major oil leak" be a cause of head damage to a 3.9 engine?


    From here...
    https://www.classiccarafrica.com/auctions/tvr-chimaera/
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    As far as I understand it, the 3rd row of bolts was deleted after the SD1 and all subsequent engines are 2 rows.
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    It possibly is, but that didn't stop the Russians/Ukrainians shooting my ex colleague down in MH17...
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    For that particular route,this is probably the case,but it is possible to have dogleg routes to fit into established "airways" which are defined corridors in the air to funnel traffic safely.
    ...
  25. Thread: License to Tow

    by JohnnoK
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    Re: License to Tow

    Hang on a second.....
    There have been accounts of guys getting nailed for not having the correct license for trailers weighing in at less than 750ks, BUT being registered for over 750kg (based on...
  26. Thread: License to Tow

    by JohnnoK
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    Re: License to Tow

    I had Ratel, Buffel and Samil 20 on my license and they decided the Ratel was not eligible to convert, so I got the Unimog/Samil 20 equivalent at the time which was Code 10, now EC1.
  27. Thread: FL2 mechanic

    by JohnnoK
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    Freelander II Re: FL2 mechanic

    Not familiar with the far North, but SHAW4X4 at 30 Stella Cove, Montagu Gardens would be a good choice in my book.
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    Re: Off-road caravan build

    Also look at Duram 195, available at any hardware shop.
    Brushable, durable and not eye wateringly expensive.
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    In my younger years, I may have accidentally (and rather successfully) used industrial Oxygen from the Oxy-Acetylene kit to help ease a hangover.
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    Re: Worm Gear - Looking for a used one

    I'm not sure of the size, but the Peugeot 404 uses a worm drive in the diff.
  31. Re: Toyota (Non-4x4) Mechanic in Northern Suburbs

    Not in the Northern Suburbs, but Mendel Motors on the Foreshore is worth mention.

    Rael 021 425 1581 he is ex Market Toyota.
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    Try Ysterplaat Medical Supplies in Montagu Gardens.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    But so nice for spare parts sales......
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    Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    OK, thanks for that.
    Live and learn.
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    Re: Mozambique insurgents

    It doesn't surprise me at all that there is an SA link to them.
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