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    Re: Should I kill my LR mechanic?

    I tend to think about what I can or cannot fix in the bush, and even if one carb packed up, with a shared plenum it would at least run (badly) but get you to a mechanic.


    And due to the design...
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    Re: Should I kill my LR mechanic?

    Got it, I thought it was cheap for something new. Seems a good way to go however, the SU setup and even the Webber are better in a 'fixable on the trail' point of view.


    I guess if you use the...
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    Re: Should I kill my LR mechanic?

    And the cost of a new system from Warren or another supplier is circa?


    regards


    Dave
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    Re: Should I kill my LR mechanic?

    Not a clue however, unless you have a complete and running donor car with the complete EFI gear sitting around then the cost may outstrip any savings you plan to make. The Webber when setup...
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    Re: Should I kill my LR mechanic?

    I too run the Webbers years ago, mainly tuning, bloody hell am I that old?


    Yep, V6 Capris/Granada, and V8 Granada.


    The 'automatic' choke was operated with a bi-metallic spring, when the...
  6. Could not agree more...is that + 100? ...

    Could not agree more...is that + 100?


    regards


    Dave
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    The spring is not a conventional spring how you...

    The spring is not a conventional spring how you imagine it. It is a long thin strip of sprung steel coiled up very tightly, it is quite resilient but the act of leaving a belt extended still takes...
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    One of my pet hate's! When you give a...

    One of my pet hate's! When you give a friend/person (who drives) a lift and when he or she gets out the seat belt is so twisted it cannot recoil, if you do not notice it and left over time this...
  9. I am 100% against electronics used in critical...

    I am 100% against electronics used in critical areas for overland travel. I have a couple of D3 Discoveries on my books, what fantastic cars! They both have the TD V6 which pulls like a train, the...
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    Emoticons not working from Spain...so ;>) ...

    Emoticons not working from Spain...so


    ;>)


    regards


    Dave
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    Trust me, if I caught someone stealing my car I...

    Trust me, if I caught someone stealing my car I would NOT call the police....if you know what I mean?


    regards


    Dave
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    Without wishing to wander too far off topic but,...

    Without wishing to wander too far off topic but, last year a customer brought a 200 series cruiser (D4-D engine) to me with a strange ticking noise from the engine, a quiet version of tappets, I did...
  13. Sticky: I remember a film where the hubby driver was...

    I remember a film where the hubby driver was injured and unconscious, she did not know where the anti theft device was and he had not shown her!!


    regards


    Dave
  14. Sticky: Oh you are real bundle of fun, and people ask why...

    Oh you are real bundle of fun, and people ask why I travel alone! 8>)


    regards


    Dave
  15. Sticky: A great list and very useful, if I might be so...

    A great list and very useful, if I might be so bold to add re:

    Fan belts, fit the new ones and keep the old ones, not the other way around. First a new belt is unlikely to break and secondly you...
  16. My off roading rarely gets me into areas more...

    My off roading rarely gets me into areas more than about three hours walk or so from civilisation but, as a diabetic on insulin (thanks Henris), should I leave the vehicle and try to walk out in 38C...
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    Very rarely get rain here in this area of Spain...

    Very rarely get rain here in this area of Spain but, when it rains....boy does it rain!


    One of the tricks I used to use in the UK where damp rainy days end on end, is to start the car and set...
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    I am in the fortunate position to be able to...

    I am in the fortunate position to be able to offer valid comments with plenty of experience.


    I 'did' have three D3's on my books, down to one now, the owners who sold theirs were simply...
  19. Thread: D3 died

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    I agree that prevention is better than waiting...

    I agree that prevention is better than waiting for something to happen and forking out for the cure. The LC HDJ80 engine (12 valve), had bearing material problems, the shells delaminated and if long...
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    Having spent years building engines for...

    Having spent years building engines for road/race/drag and so forth I would like to make a couple of IMO valid points.

    The first someone mentioned the V6 not having correct primary balance, this...
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    Rover V8's had the most narrowest of bearings I...

    Rover V8's had the most narrowest of bearings I have ever seen, never a crank failure despite using NOS and drag racing them.

    Daily drivers turned in 100's of thousand of miles, never a problem....
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    So in a nutshell, LR chose an engine that was NOT...

    So in a nutshell, LR chose an engine that was NOT suitable for it's intended use, i.e. not fit for purpose...result LR is at fault IMO.

    regards

    Dave
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    My take on this as a mechanic is as follows: ...

    My take on this as a mechanic is as follows:

    I have three D3's on 'my books', IIRC there are only about five/six in the area anyway, they are all serviced meticulously by me.

    All three...
  24. You forgot one careful lady owner who is the...

    You forgot one careful lady owner who is the vicars wife! ;D

    regards

    Dave
  25. My training back in the 70's was on petrol...

    My training back in the 70's was on petrol engines and never diesels, these were the exclusive job of the commercial 'fitter'. As years have moved on diesels have increasingly been purchased by...
  26. Don't feel lonely in this observation, Spain and...

    Don't feel lonely in this observation, Spain and the UK is taking a hit as well! I have found hardware stores here trying to compete with the cheap Chinese stuff here by BUYING from China and then...
  27. Thread: Solar panels

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    My solar panel fits in a sliding frame below my...

    My solar panel fits in a sliding frame below my roof rack, when 'on site' I slide the panel out and it sits above the bonnet area so unlikely to get knocked or be in the way of anything. My Blue...
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    Any particular reason the header and side bar...

    Any particular reason the header and side bar (under 'CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE SHOP) is in what appears Chinese?

    Below is the cut and paste from the header above the last post??

    Regards

    Dave
    ...
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    I used BFG AT on my Discovery, it was used in...

    I used BFG AT on my Discovery, it was used in competitions/campo/tarmac/sand, I cannot recall ever havig such a good all round tyre. When I sold the Disco and bought a Landcruiser, and fitted Toyo...
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    Yes Werner you are right, I meant to say the...

    Yes Werner you are right, I meant to say the sulpur would cause rot, and the hydrogen would defintely not be good as it can be ignited by a spark. As mentioned earlier batteries can explode in in...
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    Hydrogen gas tends to rot materials around it...

    Hydrogen gas tends to rot materials around it including bare metal, if you have ever seen a Jaguar with the boot mounted battery that had the vent blocked you will know what I mean, any exposed metal...
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    Having spent may years as a mechanic which...

    Having spent may years as a mechanic which included a lot of time in race support I realise I have become 'educated instinctively' about all engines including non turbos. The education comes in the...
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    I had a similar thing, accused of jumping a red...

    I had a similar thing, accused of jumping a red light complete with photograph, same make and model with vehicle my registration however, I had ordered the rare tailgate version. As the police...
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    IMHO the setup will be fine but why would you? ...

    IMHO the setup will be fine but why would you? If for example you are only a phone call away from a jump start then not an issue. If you travel into remote areas it is not a good idea, all it takes...
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    I always force the ABS to switch off on my LC 80...

    I always force the ABS to switch off on my LC 80 when on fast gravel roads.

    regards


    Dave
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