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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Nope, which is why I've attempted a repair. 
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

I think I found a land rover dealer that "some in stock", after looking on here. They wanted close to 300 quid! not worth it at all for what it is! Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #646378 26th Aug 2017 1:00am
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legin



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Santorini Black

Even your bodge jobs are thought out and well crafted ,what's next Exclamation

Post #646386 26th Aug 2017 6:41am
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Heh, heh, thanks Cool Still lots to do. It's become more of a rolling restoration than I originally planned, if I'm honest, and progress is limited by the amount of time I have to play. 
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Post #646389 26th Aug 2017 7:34am
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

A few weeks ago I replaced the OSR hub seal but it's failed again Rolling Eyes


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So this morning I did what I should have done first time around and checked the axle breather and, lo and behold, it was a cruddy mess that was blocked solid:


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I then spent a happy hour cleaning, de-rustng and dismantling the damn thing until it was clear and free turning again:


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Re-assembled and back on the axle, I hope that will solve the problem.

In other news, with the help of my darling wife I swapped the eight bolts securing the rear seat bases for slightly shorter ones so that I could finish them off with some nice caps. I also took the opportunity to install a couple of extra tie down D rings:


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Post #646575 27th Aug 2017 1:01pm
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Profyaffle



Member Since: 03 Oct 2016
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Nice work there... :thumbs:

I don't have a turbo heat shield .. I've looked for one but they are way too pricey. 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

Post #646593 27th Aug 2017 3:17pm
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Procta



Member Since: 03 Dec 2016
Location: Sunderland
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

looking very tidy! Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #646663 27th Aug 2017 9:00pm
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L110CDL



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England 

Professional job there LRA Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #646832 28th Aug 2017 8:54pm
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

So, last week was quite successful. Firstly, I had the wayward steering repaired by Challenger 4x4, which involved replacing some bushes. It's now a lot more directional and I no longer have to telegraph left hand turns in advance! The next day it passed it's MOT with flying colours and at the same time I renewed my insurance for slightly less than last year Very Happy

Onto more mundane stuff this morning before rain stopped play:

Firstly, despite my success with the banjo bolt described above, I decided to replace them on both axles with these push-fit fittings, which was quite an easy job. I also replaced a few snapped cable ties that secure the breather pipes.


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Next up was replacing an exhaust heat shield, which is a job that I've been putting off. Soon after I bought the vehicle I noticed that some of the brackets on the original had sheared, resulting in a bit of a rattle. After much scrabbling about and cursing underneath, I managed to persuade the four original bolts to part company and get it out.


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The second clamp bracket appears to be welded to the exhaust, which I don't think is how it would have been originally Confused

Installing the new one was comparatively straightforward. I used new stainless bolts and took the opportunity to install it in the correct place on the exhaust as the original wasn't Rolling Eyes

The final task was to swap the plastic radiator bleed screw for a nice solid brass one. The originals have a habit of getting chewed up when removed whereas the brass version is much more robust:


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With the securing brackets and top panel removed, it's possible to get a spanner on the plastic bleed screw:


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When removed, the coolant should be right up to the top of the rad:


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And the new brass screw in place:


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This week I hope to return to painting as I really want to get the new rear door fitted. 
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Post #648010 3rd Sep 2017 5:02pm
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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

It's looking good.. its very satisfying doing those little jobs... Can I ask does your bonnet have rubber buffers fitted to it at the front edge? Mine doesn't and it has been touching the wing slightly and rubbing the paint off in a couple of places. 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

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trickster5000



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Arles Blue

Interesting result with the steering. The vagueness of the steering the biggest thing I notice from driving a "normal" car, I'll have to do some research as I suspect my bushes will also be shot. Thumbs Up Matt.

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Post #648264 4th Sep 2017 4:49pm
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Profyaffle wrote:
It's looking good.. its very satisfying doing those little jobs... Can I ask does your bonnet have rubber buffers fitted to it at the front edge? Mine doesn't and it has been touching the wing slightly and rubbing the paint off in a couple of places.

I'm not sure, to be honest Confused I'm not aware of it hitting anything so I expect so but I'll try and take a look this evening. 
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Post #648438 5th Sep 2017 12:33pm
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

trickster5000 wrote:
Interesting result with the steering. The vagueness of the steering the biggest thing I notice from driving a "normal" car, I'll have to do some research as I suspect my bushes will also be shot. Thumbs Up

Defenders are notoriously vague compared to normal cars so that alone doesn't mean that something is wrong. Mine, however, had a lot more play when turning left than right so something was clearly amiss. 
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Post #648439 5th Sep 2017 12:36pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Profyaffle wrote:
It's looking good.. its very satisfying doing those little jobs... Can I ask does your bonnet have rubber buffers fitted to it at the front edge? Mine doesn't and it has been touching the wing slightly and rubbing the paint off in a couple of places.

So, had a look last night and it does have the rubber buffers in place. Difficult to get a clear picture of but they're just the standard part.

On a different note, as my steering wheel has worn smooth I've been looking at replacement wheels, on and off, for a while. My problem though is that I quite like the standard wheel, which is the pre-fake airbag version. Anyway, inspired by a post by V8GPC on his 50th Anniversary thread, I bought a leather stitch-on wheel cover from eBay for 15.99 and then spent several hours over the last two evenings fitting it. I found it very fiddly to do and it became a bit of a labour of love but it feels great and I'm really pleased with the result:


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I'll get if re-fitted tomorrow. 
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Post #648700 6th Sep 2017 9:10pm
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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Thanks.. I ordered a couple and fitted them.. my bonnet is now lifted on the rubbing side and sits level...
Nice work with the steering wheel.. I did the same with mine, makes them much nicer and less slippery Thumbs Up 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

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