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  1. Towpack

    Defender

    That Bronco is impressive.
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    Defender

    It isn't that simple, but it could be if manufacturers make it so. Having worked in IT for the last 20 years of my working life and you look at what computers/computing is capable of, not just in communications but in everything from CAD to sending people into space and you see vehicles with...
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    Defender

    I remember the outcry from the Defender crowd when electronic traction control was added, around '96/'97 I think. They were worried about the durability of electronics in hard core offroading, particularly wading. This new one takes gizmos to a new level.
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    Really?

    People are probably going to be asking more and more for these old trucks on the run up to the 2030 new ICE ban, until that is the Gov decide to start targeting those hanging on to their old vehicles. On the plus side the 2030 ban doesn't apply to motorcycles!:happy-cheerleaderk:
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    Old Diesel

    When I had the boat and it was laid up for long periods I used to run the outboard completely out of fuel then use misting oil to protect the bores (It was a 4 stroke). Never had any problems restarting it with fresh fuel.
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    Old Diesel

    Going back to 1991 I had a FZR1000 at the time that was laid up for 4 months over Winter with around a gallon left in the tank. When I came to start it is was very reluctant to fire, a lot of cranking where normally it was on the button. When it did fire it was rough running, would barely idle...
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    Old Diesel

    6-12 mounths seems to be the recomended maximum before it goes gummy. It's a small amount so why not wait till the tank is nearly empty, chuck it in and fill with new pump diesel?
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    The Phoenix back up for sale

    How can that be a Lexus LX450? They were based on the 4.5L petrol engine, not diesel, or have I missed something?
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    Funny Pictures

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    Funny Pictures

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    Corroded fuel pipe

    I'd be tempted to just cut it back and replace it with rubber or silicone fuel pipe. Pipe flaring tools to dress the pipe ends to prevent blow offs are quite cheap. If you have a garage do it they're probably going to join it anyway unless they make a complete pipe which will obviously be more...
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    RIP Nobby Stiles...

    A great player from an era when I was actually interested in football unlike today. A different game back then IMO when team loyalty and "playing for the shirt" was everything. Today it's all about ££££. Players were payed a pittance back then compared to the ridiculous sums banded about today...
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    Jokes

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    Funny Pictures

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    Funny Pictures

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    The Phoenix back up for sale

    Maybe he's fancying a new Defender? :eusa-whistle:
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    The Phoenix back up for sale

    Probably that plus the restrictions on cross border travel for the foreseeable future?
  18. Towpack

    Rebuilding steering box but cannot get steering input UJ off the shaft...!

    I'd alternately use a smallish flame on the collar and the freezer spray to cool the exposed part of the shaft to prevent heat soak damaging the seals inside.
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    Welding helmet.......

    This is looking like the favourite. Spares available and gets good reviews and ratings according to the criteria listed by Chris. A bit more than I wanted to spend but what the hell! Helmet
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    Rebuilding steering box but cannot get steering input UJ off the shaft...!

    I'd also go down the heat route, possibly used in conjunction with a targeted application of freezer spray.
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    Jokes

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    Defender

    Smug grins all round from us Cruiserites no doubt. Doesn't this just make you covet your old LC even more.
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    Defender

    The good news is...............they're working on it. Well I should f*****g hope so!
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    Jokes

  25. Towpack

    Defender

    I had my 300Tdi for 7 years without any serious problems although I did almost fall foul of the timing belt issue which I caught just in time. It was a nice ride and for a 2.5L unit the engine pulled well. Build quality wasn't it's strong point though. The corrosion between the Ali body panels...
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    FSM brake circuit diagram needed.

    Which diagram are you looking for exactly?
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    Defender

    Wow. I remember a friend of my Dad's getting a brand new P38 RR years ago and having issues from day 1. It was a fabulous drive with the air suspension and 4.6 V8 but had many visits to the dealers in it's first year. Eventually something big went on the engine, can't remember what, which was...
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    Jokes

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    Who is doing what maintenance today?

    I did something similar years ago with an old trolley from work when I was rebuilding a Ford V6 to go in the Sierra. When the job was done I scrapped the trolley but wish I'd kept it.
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    Jokes

  31. Towpack

    Nice but the price !!!

    A very low milage 80........:wtf: TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 80 Series 4.2 TDi POP TOP EXPEDITION | eBay - [Leaving Land Cruiser Club]
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    Krown rustproofer V condensation ?

    Our first boiler lasted just over 30 years. Had several thermocouple changes in that time but they were a DIY job. Our second lasted 10 and became "obsolete" when a part that failed was no longer available. It had two main control PCB's in it's lifetime. The current one is just coming up 2 years...
  33. Towpack

    Another FSM gone missing!

    Yeah, I found the second page in the FSM supplement issued Aug'92.:thumbup:. Glad it helped.
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    Another FSM gone missing!

    Anything on here? Can't see any specific body to axle measurements in the specs. .......or here!
  35. Towpack

    Welding helmet.......

    Cheers guys, some useful info there. I'd prefereably like to but one over the counter instaed of mail order as returns are easier. There's a Screwfix and a Machine Mart near us and they have a selection with some good rviews so may well end up getting something locally.
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    On this day in history

    There were many racing legends before Bazza came along but he sold motorcycle racing to the public like no other and gave it the limelight it deserved. James Hunt was cast vary much in the same mold on the F1 scene. Both fiercely competative on the track but they new how to party and both liked...
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    Welding helmet.......

    Any recommendations for a good reasonably priced reactive welding helmet. Lots for sale on Ebay from around £15 but how good are they?
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    Krown rustproofer V condensation ?

    Good though Krown is supposed to be, is it intended for continuous immersion in water? Also the heat aspect could be a problem as the Krown stuff doesn't fully dry out. Aquasteel is used on marine applications and dries to a hard coating so may be a better option. What do you use on your boats...
  39. Towpack

    Rear axle trailing arm bushes.

    Febest bushes Febest bushes Ebay I used Febest bushes on the rear upper control arms for the 80. They looked exactly the same as the OEM's fitted to the lower arms.
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    Jokes

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    Jokes

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    On this day in history

    On this day in 1975, 10 members of 131 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers drowned when the assault boat they were in was swept over Cromwell Weir on the river Trent near Newark while on a night exercise. This was to become the regiments largest loss of life in peacetime history. Only 1 of the 11...
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    Sexy

    There was something on the news last week about North Sea fishing and fish stocks and the use of huge "Mega Trawlers" pulling nets 1 mile long but as they were in international waters it was legal. I think is said they were Dutch.
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    Jokes

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    Jokes

    It was the wife's birthday last week, booked a table and took her out. It was a waste of time, she only potted one red.
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    FJ Cruiser.......

    After a bit of research (googling) the preferred version, IMO, would be the one with the manual box and permanent 4wd with centre Torsen diff but they were all LHD apparently. The auto version with PT 4 WD must still be a very nice drive though.
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    Driveway Paint Repairs

    Before the LC I had a black Disco which was a nightmare to match paint for. A white Sierra I had back in the 90's wasn't much better. Black is black and white is white is nonsense! I had a rattle can mixed by Halfords for the LC using the paint code. It was slightly too dark and when I asked if...
  48. Towpack

    Driveway Paint Repairs

    That looks very much like 3H4 red like mine. I've had to do this a on the plastic wheel arch extensions couple of times over the past few years thanks to careless use of shopping trolleys by arsholes in the local Asda carpark. I try and park away from the masses if possible now. I get paint...
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    Jokes

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    Another rare manual.......

    I get the 4.2 bit but what's the "SE". Recent MOT with some structural work done. Perhaps the underside isn't as good as the topside.
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