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  1. Shayne

    Spare wheel advice needed

    Is your cobra wheel 16x8 with a zero offset same as 80 wheels by any chance ?
  2. Shayne

    Disconnected front anti roll bar difference vid

    The bar fixes body to suspension keeping it level while cornering on road , remove it off road and the body will sit as flat as it can because its heavy and suspension is independent of the body . Long travel IFS exaggerate things so maybe you can see it better here
  3. Shayne

    ...so thats why my winch wasn't working...

    Mines an ornament mostly but rather than store it in the shed when not needed i have been planning to drench it with Krown from a rattlecan for preservative .
  4. Shayne

    Disconnected front anti roll bar difference vid

    Less roll is exactly the result you should have expected , its a very poor way to measure it but you can say very definitely removing the bar adds at least 5% articulation . Off road its all about keeping the wheels on the ground and body roll really doesn't matter . a better test would be to...
  5. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    I'm not sure what the exploitation fees would be but its just crossed my mind that if you cut out the middle men a UK £2000 say HP laptop might be bought new on alibaba for 300
  6. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    "Paperwork" means just that to me important stuff calls for a biro , she does the banking on her ipad because she doesn't mind being permanently logged into maybe 40 sites tracked traced profiled and battered with buy me messages . I login to email for the bad news when i have to , other than...
  7. Shayne

    Reverse light and fuel 1 way valve on Colorado

    Toyota doesn't use one way valves in the fuel lines , its likely the previous owner was trying to fix problems caused by the perforated metal pipe on the fuel tank with the valves .
  8. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    XP could run all day doing everything someone like me needs on about 250 eggs (memory) , win10 needs 250,000 eggs or it cant start up . If its old and it works turn updates off . Has nobody noticed every "upgrade" from windows sees the release of new laptops with typically much larger memory...
  9. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    Get a usb memory stick save the important personal stuff then wipe it back to factory settings , do not allow updates after reinstall .
  10. Shayne

    Not so welcome.........

    A girl Helen worked with who was really quite simple of mind was kind enough to give her desk top computer to police here in south wales who believed her brother who stayed at her house sometimes had been involved with a set of burglaries . I was asked to go and repair what they returned to her...
  11. Shayne

    Not so welcome.........

    A 10 grand fine each for all involved should cover it , i hope there was 20 cops in that station . And all this rioting in America was started by 4 cops so it seems fair to me they should withdraw all others and send those 4 out to settle things .
  12. Shayne

    VX or GX

    https://pedders.co.uk/pedders-ahc-suspension-conversion-kit-heavy-duty-load-carrying-and-towing-toyota-landcruiser-amazon-100-series-4-5-petrol-4-2-diesel-803072
  13. Shayne

    Disconnected front anti roll bar difference vid

    All the sway bar does is compress suspension on the offside wheel in sympathy while cornering reducing body roll , off road you want all 4 corners independent of each other . Yanks seem to like quick and easy drop link disconnects for the best of both worlds , something i'm sure you could knock...
  14. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    This actually sounds good to me , budget nowadays means so the kids can destroy it within a month of purchase . This is exactly what went wrong , only someone with a loving affinity and admiration for binary code could possibly think its a good idea , good for them but for me its like saying...
  15. Shayne

    Project 'red van' (says the 4 year old) build thread

    Its not a horse so you dont have to feed it and it will cost a hell of a lot more to replace it if you let it go .
  16. Shayne

    Reverse light and fuel 1 way valve on Colorado

    I can't remember now what the fuel gauge sender actually looks like but it will only work the right way up . Sounds to me like you got air in the fuel lines Happened to me after i took the tank off for painting , fortunately though the fist time it failed to start was morning at camp in Germany...
  17. Shayne

    Reverse light and fuel 1 way valve on Colorado

    if you pull the lights you will likely find no loom or bulb holders i bought aftermarket lights so they all work , many on the forum have done the same one way or another if you search
  18. Shayne

    Reverse light and fuel 1 way valve on Colorado

    Yep only one reverse light from factory but the non return valve was added probably while trying to work out why fuel was running back to the tank overnight , fuel filter bleeder sucking air is the most common reason and it fair to assume it was fixed/replaced - but why remove the inline valve...
  19. Shayne

    Project 'red van' (says the 4 year old) build thread

    I'm guessing the lock down is getting to you Fin , I know my enthusiasm for the trucks has gone on the back burner i've no patience when i can't go an get what i need when i need it . Just so you know your not the only one .
  20. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    I was mid 30's before i ever touched a keyboard but then the kids got a laptop and because they liked breaking it i had to learn to fix it , BT once asked me how when i fixed something they failed to by remote control . It was never something i enjoyed but at least once it made some kind of...
  21. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    So long as your mrs has an ipad so you can upload a pic when you want to and you dont mind that stuff saves to wherever the hell it wants to and often can never be found again . As for maintenance wipe and reset to factory only takes a few hours once a month which is 3 days less than it might...
  22. Shayne

    What budget laptop?

    Anything that doesn't include windows 10 is better than anything that does include windows 10 .
  23. Shayne

    Removal of Header Tank

    Unless it starts with a cloud of white smoke check the heater pipes , i had one dripping coolant onto the turbo which instantly vaporized it hiding all evidence of a leak other than i was mysteriously loosing coolant .
  24. Shayne

    Removal of Header Tank

    It slots on just slide it up .
  25. Shayne

    download per month

    Helen surprised me yesterday by cancelling her o2 phone contract after 7 happy years because they merged with Virgin , says "i'm not giving that **** my money" :lol: Its just your like it or lump it nothing you can do about it voluntary contribution to Branson's bail out . My o2 contract...
  26. Shayne

    Are there aftermarket undertrays / guards to purchase for landcruisers

    :text-+1: I think it was an ASFIR set of alloy protection plates i tried unsuccessfully to convince myself might be better than what i had already .
  27. Shayne

    Letter from ADAC

    Not me i got the same cover from my insurers at about the same price so i'm still waiting for the Armageddon Apocalypse of erm well - people refusing to buy from me or sell me stuff because of my ethnicity :confusion-shrug:
  28. Shayne

    Are there aftermarket undertrays / guards to purchase for landcruisers

    They are not on it right now Beau , I'm sure someone posted up a genuine parts diagram showing the middle and rear plates and i think it was for a 95 . I couldn't find the thread using my usual successful methods (via google images) so i can only guess its lost and gone forever buried somewhere...
  29. Shayne

    Jokes

    Paddy says to Murphy 3 cliff walkers fell to there death while hiking the Alps yesterday , Murphy replies unbelievable they all had the same name !
  30. Shayne

    Letter from ADAC

    Mine had lapsed a couple of weeks when i tried for renewal and they said no new customers from outside of Germany sorry .
  31. Shayne

    Are there aftermarket undertrays / guards to purchase for landcruisers

    That front bit you see in the pic above is common as muck genuine Toyota so a breakers yard would likely have one .
  32. Shayne

    Are there aftermarket undertrays / guards to purchase for landcruisers

    I can't find it but these were eventually identified as Toyota's own protection plates and the part number was posted up on the forum . Cills rot out from inside i believe so squirt some of this in there Krown - [Leaving Land Cruiser Club]
  33. Shayne

    Alu Cab roof tents

    Just wondering because the alu-cab ones look so robust why they don't add adjustable gutter mounts to the tent itself .
  34. Shayne

    Cracked radiator

    That's an unbelievable place for it to fail ! Only thing i can think of might cause that much pressure is a jammed closed thermostat coupled with a failing radiator cap , but still i have to wonder why it didn't just blow a pipe off ?
  35. Shayne

    the pitfalls of sharing a spotify account.

    I'm not sure what spotify is but the story reminds me of something called radio when i was a kid , but thankfully some genius invented tape cassettes :dance:
  36. Shayne

    Anyone running Jet Fuel in their diesel?

    I have no idea what it was i never asked for it and it wasn't discussed when i was given it with an offhand comment such as here you will find a use for this , it would have been late 1980's i guess though .
  37. Shayne

    Higgys 80 restor/project

    This thread should be called "How to save an 80" :clap: Wishing now i'd bought steel to make bumpers 2 months ago because your bumper corners prompt some rueful hindsight ,
  38. Shayne

    Car sounds like shrieking demons

    "Car sounds like screaming demons" I thought someone was advertising an exhaust i might like :lol: Got a split in my crank breather pipe and it screamed well enough to make my blood run cold wondering if i could make the next motorway exit before the turbo/engine/truck detonated in self...
  39. Shayne

    The corona virus thread

    Chas that is brilliant , reminds me of my mother for some reason ? This is exactly the sort of tough love that should have been headlines on day one of lockdown . Doris find this nurse and make her spokesperson for the chief medical officer and make sure he knows she is getting paid more than him .
  40. Shayne

    Whats up with my battery?

    All fishermen think water tight doors are for submarines , for us at sea the exit remains bolted open at all times .
  41. Shayne

    Removed the steering wheel and broke a part

    The clockspring is connected to your airbag and your abs braking so if its not plugged in that would explain why dash lights don't work , in the first pic i see only broken plastic which wouldn't bother me if everything still worked , i'd just put it back in . Handle with caution if it triggers...
  42. Shayne

    Suspension help?

    Found it , boy searching for something on the forum is a p.i.t.a Not sure what size tyres they are but not having a negative offset on the wheels visually exaggerates a lift .
  43. Shayne

    Whats up with my battery?

    Think my boat had gel 12v batteries "because they are located in the living compartment" no gas residue or some bollox , pain in the ass finding replacements quick so i swapped them for typical lead acid .
  44. Shayne

    Suspension help?

    Post some pics up . Didn't your truck once have a monster steel bumper on it ? a 2" heavy duty lift can look like a 4" lift depending on what tyres you use . If you found a serial number so you could replace suspension with the exact same it would change the stance anyway so history won't help .
  45. Shayne

    Seat belt bolt help!

    I've had luck using an original size stainless bolt which is harder than the nut steel so kind of re-cuts the thread if you can get it to bite straight enough to force it in .
  46. Shayne

    Fitting seals

    I wasn't looking forward to fixing a diff to prop leak i discovered the day before a 2 week drive leaving to add some transmission leak stop to oil my only hope for the best option if i was to make the trip . Must be 5 or 6 years ago now and i still haven't replaced the seal because its never...
  47. Shayne

    Pension question

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk
  48. Shayne

    Steering geometry KZJ78

    Did they have a laser wheel alignment machine many moons ago , took me 8 years to find an M.O.T station that actually knew the difference between an old Landcruiser and one of those bmw mommy buses .
  49. Shayne

    Steering geometry KZJ78

    Your a long way from the place i use so i had a google and decided maybe this would be a good place to go Lan-Trac 4x4 - independent Land Rover specialists. - [Leaving Land Cruiser Club] , at least they know how a 4x4 is supposed to work .
  50. Shayne

    Rear bumper lights metal brackets - where to purchase

    I can only say the bolts of my cheap rubbish lights lined up correctly but the bulb holder mold meant i would have to trim the big holes in bumper lights slot into had i wanted them to be flush . Worst case scenario which i'm inclined to think you will avoid anyway is you might have to drill out...
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