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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

I would have it ticking over a little longer, my dad had his on tick over for nearly one hour. Just so that he could get the oils around the system and the battery a good charge. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Retroanaconda



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Run it on a high idle at least (better yet take it for a drive if able), ticking over for an hour will not do the engine much good. Not saying the world will end but it’s not good practice.

Post #669218 5th Dec 2017 8:08pm
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MetalMatt



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GOOD NEWS
The 90 runs and now it DRIVES, Basically the Input Shaft Gear wasn't playing ball and has been replaced. So next step is to throw the wings on and then wire up the lights and then its pretty much done and dusted Very Happy Very Happy

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Run it on a high idle at least (better yet take it for a drive if able), ticking over for an hour will not do the engine much good. Not saying the world will end but it’s not good practice.



Just out of curiosity - why would leaving the the 90 on tick over for say an hour not do the engine any good? 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #670652 13th Dec 2017 10:01am
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Retroanaconda



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It has been known to cause polishing or glazing of bores in some diesel engines in the past, I guess through incomplete combustion as it never warms up properly or through lack of lubrication.

Probably fine on a well run in engine, but all the same it’s easy to avoid so worth doing so in my opinion. Engines like to be hot and working hard!

Post #670772 13th Dec 2017 8:04pm
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MetalMatt



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Well Christmas time is meant to be slightly relaxing and chilled out.... But no 3 days before Xmas some one ran a red light and decided to collide with me. Luckily it wasnt a high speed collision and my Drivers Wheel took most of force.





Moving on so my brother came back up North (he lives in Oxford) and wanted to see the 90 now that it drives. So the 23rd december took a trip up to my work and pulled the 90 out of hibernation and he said shall we try put a wing on as they do need to eventually go back on it. One thing led to another and by the end of the day we had both wings on Thumbs Up


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Boxing Day - I got bored with the whole socializing so me and my brother disappeared for a few fours to play again on the 90. This time we decided that the mud tyres needed to go back on and give it that more aggressive look. (its been sat on the small silver steel wheels for far too long)
After that the rest of the front grill went back on, and even though i wont be keeping the standard bumper it was in the way in the container so we threw that on to pass the time as well


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And thats now pretty much fully upto date. Next is take out the other old headlight bowl and fit the nice new one like the passanger side. do all the wiring to the lights and then the seats need ordering and the tubular winch bumper, Plus loads more shiny new bits that need ordering 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #673752 28th Dec 2017 10:04am
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Jim1988



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Orkney Grey

I feel for you matey I have the same car (well mrs used it mainly) we would be gutted if this happened to us cracking motors

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Post #673858 28th Dec 2017 5:53pm
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MetalMatt



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I feel for you matey I have the same car (well mrs used it mainly) we would be gutted if this happened to us cracking motors


It is a cracking little motor, and yes as its only 5months old i was rather peeved off to say the least. I kinda wished i had the 90 on the road as he would have driven straight into the rock sliders instead but ahh well. The mini is in the workshop at the dealership getting repaired Thumbs Up 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #677647 11th Jan 2018 11:34am
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MetalMatt



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So last night i stayed back at work and decided to fit my wing top chequer plate and also my Receiver hitch.



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 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #677648 11th Jan 2018 11:57am
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MetalMatt



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Not much has happened this weekend on the 90.
But got the drivers side light bowl and indicator and sidelights in ready for wiring up. It was a massive headache drilling all the original screws out. And also added the side grill thingy as my snorkel/raised air intake is now going to come from the drivers side.

Now its time to do all the wiring for the lights front and back. Then save up for a new bumper and some new seats.


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 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #678643 15th Jan 2018 10:55am
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

The 90 is gradually getting there, keep up the good work Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #678803 15th Jan 2018 9:11pm
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MetalMatt



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Dragged the land rover out this weekend its been a couple of months since i last looked at it, due to life being busy and weekends coming and going too quickly,
That being said whilst i had the landy out of the container i manged to sort out some of the parts and bits that have been bought and stored.
One of the items bought were the storage cages from Flatdog 4x4 so after drilling some holes they were fitted. I also found some off cuts of rubber matting and decided to glue them around the Tub. Not the neatest of jobs but it doesnt bother me as my spare wheel will be laying down in the tub.

Also bought some seats from Raptor 4x4 and these will be fitted shortly



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Next jobs are to:
finish the wiring (i keep putting it off as i hate wires lol)
Put some more fuel in it, as it started to stutter whilst running and as the fuel gauge isnt working am hoping this is the issue
sort out the airfilter box in the engine bay
and get the bonnet on 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #701235 16th Apr 2018 9:45am
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

looking really well that Thumbs Up What happened to the mini in the end? Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #701271 16th Apr 2018 3:10pm
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MetalMatt



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looking really well that Thumbs Up What happened to the mini in the end?


Cheers Procta, its getting there. Decided now to refurb my original doors that came with the 90 and remove the series door that it currently has on. So another slight set back as i have to dig the doors out and strip the paint off them, cut out all the old rusted door bottoms and weld in replacement bits,



As for the Mini it went back to the dealership and took 2 months for them to repair it, it needed a new bonnet, wing, door, cill, wheel, steering rack, suspension, brake disc. So not much work for them to do Laughing and i got it back at the end of Feb

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 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #701455 17th Apr 2018 9:17am
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MetalMatt



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Last night, was a bit different i removed the old series doors from the 90, and i have decided to put the doors that came with the 90 back on.
Its been a bit of a tough decision as i love the series doors and in summer removing the door tops to drive about in gives a nice breeze in your hair and helps with the aircon Rolling with laughter . But i fancy a bit of a change so they had to come off.

Now this is where the fun is going to be as all the bottoms have rotted out and they need a good bit of TLC, plus painting blue as they are still orange. we all love a challenge.
It also feels like i have done 2 steps forward and one step back but it will be for the best and if i dont like it well i will put the series doors back on and have some refurbished doors as a spare set Thumbs Up



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 1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi - Sold
1989 Land Rover 90 - Rebuilding
2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - Sold
2017 Mini JCW F56 - Current Daily Driver

Post #701960 20th Apr 2018 9:17am
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

Making progress one way or another Wink at least if you dont like the orange doors on, as you said you can put the series ones back on Very Happy i like the blue doors (imo ) Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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