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    Defender Re: leaking rear main seal

    Doing some research on the internet, there seems to be a lot of people in favour of not using the tin gasket and using silicon instead. Any opinions?
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    Defender Re: leaking rear main seal

    where would one get one of these from?
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    Defender Re: leaking rear main seal

    cleaned all the surfaces with some methylated spirits, then coated both side of gasket with some liquid moly gasket maker, and torqued to 25nm.

    and I still have 2 puddles of oil:mad:
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    Defender Re: leaking rear main seal

    did mine many years ago. not quiet as neat as that one though
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    Defender leaking rear main seal

    Help. Had gearbox off this weekend to sort out oil leak, and this morning I walked out two find the same two puddles under the engine.I have used the Victor reintz gaskets from LP4a. The one I took...
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    Re: Illegal LED light bars - a solution

    I would say a shot gun would work better than a light bar
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    Series III Re: Project car Diff Dilemma

    I think you might need to redefine "BUDGET BUILD"
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I would also presume that it wont be easily serviceable in the field or have a PTO facility
  9. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    does not look like it will be able to adapt to production derivatives. The days of a 90, 110 and 130 option look bleak, as do the options of a load bin or cargo carrier
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    Re: Defender steering box seal replacement

    Just had to do mine as well. The seal at the bottom is a High pressure seal, and the seal itself will actually wear a groove into the shaft. The seal itself cannot be replaced without removing the...
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    Re: Defender 90 - Purchase advice

    if you have a 90 you have to choose between passengers or luggage. You can't have both
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    Re: Buying advice for defender 110

    also there is a little T piece between the top of the radiator and the bottom of the overflow tank. Take it off and make sure it is clean
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    Re: Buying advice for defender 110

    The thermostat also has the seal necessary to seal the cover, so unless the cover has been modified for a new seal you are gong to lose coolant.

    What is the mileage. I would suggest that you...
  14. Thread: Bottle opener

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    Re: Bottle opener

    Still less of a schep than popping around to he back bumper while you are driving
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    Re: salisbury commits suicide!

    What was your loaded weight?
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    Re: Will it get through roadworthy?

    They also need to be mounted below the height of the main lights
  17. Re: help needed converting a 300tdi 110 Defender to a 2.8i

    i fear it would probably be easier and cheaper to buy a 2.8 to start off with. Most of your cost is going to be the conversion from diesel to petrol. Also I don't think the 2.8 was ever a desirable...
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    Defender Re: Overheating - AGAIN

    both gauges are on the same earth
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    Defender Re: Overheating - AGAIN

    make sure you have a good earth strap. Your temperature gauge is nothing more than an ohm meter measuring the resistance across a sensor. If you have a bad earth, your will have a higher...
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    how is it possible to only do 20000km in 3...

    how is it possible to only do 20000km in 3 years!!!.
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    A small goto bag about the size of a shoe box. ...

    A small goto bag about the size of a shoe box. Every time you go camping and you have to stop at a shop and buy something you forgot you put it into this bag. Things like 2 pin plug adaptors, bath...
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    What relay box to tidy up electrics

    Hoping somebody can point me in the right direction. Over the course of time I have fitted spot lights, and rewired my headlights through relay switches (Pulling power from the aux on the...
  23. Thread: LR series3

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    "perfect for farm use" is code for it has no...

    "perfect for farm use" is code for it has no papers
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    I think the R15k is a bit lean. R30k will be...

    I think the R15k is a bit lean. R30k will be closer the mark
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    Do you own services and repair work on your...

    Do you own services and repair work on your vehicle, and try and complete the task only using the tools you have in the vehicle. You will soon realise which tools you need and what you don't.

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  26. can you replace halogens with LED in defender...

    can you replace halogens with LED in defender headlights which are lensed, or can you only use LED lights in plain glass headlights (unlensed). Does that make sense?
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    Discovery 1 check your fuel lines for an air leak

    check your fuel lines for an air leak
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    I would suggest your client not be a cheap skate...

    I would suggest your client not be a cheap skate and get a properly fitted tow bar. If he had had the fitment done properly the first time he would not have had to tear the chassis apart in the...
  29. Defender where are you getting your temperature reading...

    where are you getting your temperature reading from?
  30. Defender sorry corection an ohm meter not a volt meter

    sorry corection an ohm meter not a volt meter
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    maybe you just want to park it in my driveway...

    maybe you just want to park it in my driveway then, until you decide. :-)
  32. Defender Are your windscreen wipers getting rather slow??...

    Are your windscreen wipers getting rather slow?? and does your temperature gauge go up when you turn your lights on?? If yes run a new earth cable from your dash board to the firewall, and from the...
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    Did the flush the oil properly after they...

    Did the flush the oil properly after they replaced the head. If they didn't (And even if they did) the chances are is that you had water trapped in the big end bearings, which are now going to start...
  34. Defender beats the AA 100 point check then

    beats the AA 100 point check then
  35. Thread: In Limbo

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    Defender don't think changing from a diesel to a petrol is...

    don't think changing from a diesel to a petrol is going to be cost effective. its all the small costs that come along that end up killing the budget.


    You might find that trying to buy an old...
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