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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by clivemd View Post
    On the back diff where the shock mounts to there are 2 steel cups one on either side you can see it in the pic, most ppl remove them with hammer and chisel, the cups can restrict movement of shock pin
    have removed all mine on are 3 landies
    Aha! Excuse my mechanical n00bness

    Yes, he removed them ages ago. I must tell the workshop to remove those on mine now.

    Our plan is to fit straps to limit axle down travel to prevent this from happening again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Aha! Excuse my mechanical n00bness

    Yes, he removed them ages ago. I must tell the workshop to remove those on mine now.

    Our plan is to fit straps to limit axle down travel to prevent this from happening again.
    All ares hang on my shocks on full drop and so fare so good
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Moved my 90 to a friends workshop to finish it.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    TF shocks fail more often than all other shocks, at least by whats reported here. Have to remove cups, blah blah.. Why take the chance then? How often do the OEM Armstrongs fail? Ive yet to see one failure report on this forum...

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudeG View Post
    TF shocks fail more often than all other shocks, at least by whats reported here. Have to remove cups, blah blah.. Why take the chance then? How often do the OEM Armstrongs fail? Ive yet to see one failure report on this forum...
    Agree. I haven't been able to break an OEM shock, and trust me, I’ve tried...
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudeG View Post
    TF shocks fail more often than all other shocks, at least by whats reported here. Have to remove cups, blah blah.. Why take the chance then? How often do the OEM Armstrongs fail? Ive yet to see one failure report on this forum...
    i have not broken a +2" or +4" TF shock and been running them for 15yrs
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    Picked up the Puma yesterday with the new shocks fitted, what a massive difference, especially on the rear (where the TFs were):

















    the workshop also had a 110 come in last week with both rear TFs broken, same failure.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Nice.

    Cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renier_c View Post
    Nice.
    Cost?
    Shocks: R9,908
    Labour: R2,415 (some other bits & bobs were seen to/fixed as well)
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    [QUOTE=Orxy;4647372]Picked up the Puma yesterday with the new shocks fitted, what a massive difference, especially on the rear (where the TFs were):











    Hey Naks, was yours not part of the recall to have the "do not worry the front wheels won't fall off completely" brackets fitted?

    Have them on my '11.

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    [QUOTE=Blikkie;4648535]
    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Hey Naks, was yours not part of the recall to have the "do not worry the front wheels won't fall off completely" brackets fitted?
    Have them on my '11.
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    No, mine wasn't affected/recalled
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    [QUOTE=Orxy;4648589]
    Quote Originally Posted by Blikkie View Post


    No, mine wasn't affected/recalled
    Yours had the better welder then!
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    Busy changing the timing belt as part of the annual servicing.

    The 4 bolts that anchor the top of the radiator is a pain to remove, so I made it better.

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    I installed M6 Rivnuts
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    Picked up the Puma yesterday with the new shocks fitted, what a massive difference, especially on the rear (where the TFs were):

















    the workshop also had a 110 come in last week with both rear TFs broken, same failure.
    nice. I went the same route after reading too many stories about TF shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    nice. I went the same route after reading too many stories about TF shocks.
    yeah, it rides very nicely over the 2.1 million speed bumps in Stellies now
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    Finished with the engine part of annual servicing.

    OEM diesel filter,air filter, power steering belt and A/C belt that I received from a forum member.
    Thanks!

    The sedimeter as usual had some stuff in it.

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    I replaced the top water pipe and the thermostat, but the one bolt was tightened by a "krag apie".
    I had to resort to this:

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    I only had one leak on the Landy, oil from the lift pump, so I did yhe "double gasket fix" that I read about on a Aus forum.

    By the way if anyone needs to make a drain plug for the sedimenter the thead is 5/16 UNC.
    While mine was out I tested it with a tap.
    Thanks Mike form Britannica Restorations on YouTube.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I completed the rest of the service today. Diffs, gearboxes, wheels and brakes.

    So the "double gasket fix" didn't work, somewhere along the line I missed the difference between oil and diesel.

    The lift pump is leaking diesel somewhere between the lever and the diaphragm.
    I'll be going electric. I've already got the pump, but not sure where to mount it.

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    The instructions require it on it's side and recommends a 45° angle.

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    I don't want to fit it on the chassis, but I'm struggling to find a spot in the engine bay that will work and also look good.
    It must look "professional".
    I will be making up a set of pipes that will connect the original lines to the pump. I prefer not to cut if I don't have to.

    I also missed the valve clearance, so I sorted that out as well.
    Just look at those clean and shiny parts.

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    I completed the rest of the service today. Diffs, gearboxes, wheels and brakes.

    So the "double gasket fix" didn't work, somewhere along the line I missed the difference between oil and diesel.

    The lift pump is leaking diesel somewhere between the lever and the diaphragm.
    I'll be going electric. I've already got the pump, but not sure where to mount it.

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    The instructions require it on it's side and recommends a 45° angle.

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    I don't want to fit it on the chassis, but I'm struggling to find a spot in the engine bay that will work and also look good.
    It must look "professional".
    I will be making up a set of pipes that will connect the original lines to the pump. I prefer not to cut if I don't have to.

    I also missed the valve clearance, so I sorted that out as well.
    Just look at those clean and shiny parts.

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    @jfh

    I have a Disco Tdi and I think my Facet pump is similar.

    Apparently the 45 degree isn't critical, it's to make sure you don't ever get an air/vapour lock, less likely with diesel. I did stick to it, though.

    As you probably know, these pumps push better than they suck. I had no issues with mine in the engine bay until I put foot flat up a steep hill in Haenertsburg with an empty tank. It couldn't cope then.

    After the overhaul, I installed it close to the tank, in a little sheltered place on the body in front of the rear wheel arch. I broke the fuel line where it runs along the chassis. So far it has worked well. Unfortunately you can hear it loud and clear inside the cabin as a result, but I'm ok with this since I know it's working. Once all was connected I gave the whole area some coats of Rustoleum to protect it from moisture.

    I plan to just buy another one and keep it in my spares box. I can easily just put it in series in the engine compartment if I get stuck somewhere inconvenient.

    I blanked off the holes on the engine block for both that and the vacuum pump, and it does give some peace of mind.



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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I'll be honest, that's not what I wanted to hear, but ignoring advice has a tendency to bite you.

    Thanks.

    It makes my plans a bit more complicated, but if I do it right the first time I won't regret it.
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