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Don't cut corners

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Rubberknees, Nov 30, 2019.

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  1. Rubberknees

    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    Dammn changed drivers side door actuator for second hand one, 12mnths ago , guess what? now bouncing about liker a I don't know what. Marty doesn't have any in stock. Do I buy a cheap second hand one get me going and send off old one to marty for refurb and then fit or what
     
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    Marty will make it as good as new, a new one will be lots of £££ ??? so that the wise move second have then reconditioned
     
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    When mine went I replaced with a new one and sent the old one to Marty for to use as bits or refurbish. Chances are second hand one will die pretty shortly methinks
     
  4. Rubberknees

    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    I need car daily due to illness have sent the old old one already to Marty (Great guy). Do I keep buying second hand or buy one have original sorted and fit that?
     
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    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly have one refurbished and then fit that, then resell the changed one
    Have read a lot of your posts and you ain't Dopey One day would love to sit to sit down with you have pint and chew the cud
     
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    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dopey I know I'm a northerner but we have the Green oval at heart and you are Landy owner at heart KEEP THE FAITH
     
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    What about the guy that helped you do the airsprings, maybe he can refurb it for you - enough to last the interim maybe?
    Datatek would do it for you no doubt but wouldn’t be overnight shipping to France?
     
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    What age is yours?
     
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    @martyuk is a gent, he did my drivers door latch in under a week..
     
  10. Rubberknees

    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    Its a 2000.
    There's a guy breaks P38's about 1/4 mile up road from me. going to pop up and see him tomorrow. He's always been OK with me in the past
     
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    Not been to good today so didn't get up. Sprayed latch with load of contact cleaner yesterday and not bounced once today on 2 outings. Bloody contrary thing.
     
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    The micro switches are IP65 so the contact cleaner is unlikely to get to the contacts, it may loosen up the mechanism though.
     
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    I believe that IP65 is only splashproof if I recall correctly...memory can be sketchy these days!
    When I sold products to the fork truck trade, all my electronic "boys toys" were IP67 and they were really well received.
     
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    With an IP65 rating items, are water-resistant but they are not waterproof and are not suitable to be submerged. An IP68 can be submerged in water.
     
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    Our IP67-rated toys could be submerged in 1 metre of water for 30mins to meet the IP67 tech-spec. IP68 was same time and depth, but PRESSURISED at that depth. We considered modifying ours by using Goretex Membrane, but deemed unecessary by our customers.
    Don't know how many IP65 products on the internet get away with being advertised as "waterPROOF" these days! But then again, I'm not the ASA if they're still around!
     
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    Plenty of MGF Door latches on eBay. These are essentially the same as the P38 latches.
     
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    Could be onto something with loosening up as gave another squirt today and been out all afternoon with no problems. My eldest reported no problems yesterday.
    One thought ,if they are not damp proof could moister have got in with all the rain w have had lately?
     
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    The switches are damp proof. The grease in the mechanism dries out making the operation sluggish.
     
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    Rubberknees Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that good to know
    Cheers thanks for that will keep an eye on it
     
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    Perhaps not beyond the realms of possibility that some CCL may have got in via capilliary action...
     
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