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Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by taylorslandy72, Mar 3, 2018.

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  1. Turboman

    Turboman Rural Activist

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    That's why he became a TV presenter.
     
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    and he was fed up of driving sri's (sales rep inside) :D
     
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    I made my own mains water heater for a car many years ago Had to be 110v as this was the only type I could get, used malleable iron fittings to make up a tee with the element in the bottom hose. Complete waste of time, used it twice, couldn't even leave it on overnight in case someone pinched the 110v transformer. Perhaps up north, but down here no point. Series has a Webasto, much better, warms the engine, heater and demists. Came off a Rover 75 - £60.
     
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    £60? is that new ? Pics?
     
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    Not a Series but my 2.5 petrol has been fine in this weather; I think we saw about -5. It does have a new 105Ah battery (Enduroline, Tanya); the battery sits on and is wrapped in a blanket. It's a sealed battery so not worried about dripping acid setting the blanket on fire :eek:
    In the autumn checked and cleaned the earths (battery to chassis/engine/and body, starter motor to chassis), and so far she has started on the button, barely turning over before she fires up.
    The only issue I has was some carp in the fuel, juddered to a halt after climbing a hill...don't trust the fuel gauge! It has happened once before so next stop is change the fuel filter and check the in-tank pump strainer.
    Nice, simple, robust engines :)
     
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    My 2.5TD always started on the first few compressions down to -10.

    If they don't start in UK conditions, something is not working properly.
     
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    If you read the original workshop manual part one it states clearly in some details the operating parameters of the vehicle either petrol or diesel for a wide range of conditions. It’s all in the settings. Also versatile specification such as the oil bath air filter n carb settings. Last post is spot on; this is the UK. Our frustrations with a vehicle designed originally in the 1960/70’s (S2a & 3) are a lots to do with the passage of time. An S3 heater was deemed OK back then but compared to current technology it’s from the dark ages. By contrast an S3 petrol 2.25 is designed to work in wide climatic conditions. Stuff like modern batteries that last only 3/4 years aren’t helpful but the landy is good for it unless we’re heading for climatic Armageddon :eek: !
     
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    Re my Webasto, I did solved a lot of problems to get the system in and working at a sensible price (ie all bits off e-bay and scrap yards). Would people find it helpful if I did a "how to" sheet?
     
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    Well I sure would, Rob. If you do one, will you post it on LRUK as well?
     
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    Well, I got to the bottom of my battery problem this morning: nowhere near as cold and batteries still struggled to start the engine so it looks like I'm going to be investing in a new battery in the very near future. Trade price locally is £80.40, I really should have asked if that is including VAT shouldn't I? in any case I won't be getting that one with a 2 year warranty as I can get a 4 year warranty one from Tayna for about £88 inc delivery.

    "Enduroline", heard much about them?
     
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    This is what I bought......and so far it seems very good as mentioned above.
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    Very nice but I don't think it will fit in my battery hole. Anyway, since finding the Tayna site I've found a Varta battery on Amazon which is a few quid cheaper and still has a four year warranty. Going to run some tests tomorrow to be sure it is the batteries before I commit to a new one. I'm going to have to do something with my battery holder as it is because this 069 battery is taller than the two I have fitted now. Batteries aren't in the usual place...
     
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    definitely as i have been wanting to do this for a while......
     
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