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What did you do with your Range Rover today

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Dopey, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. Tenebreaux

    Tenebreaux Well-Known Member

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    The little balls inside it aren't balls any more, they're powder. Cheap enough to buy new.
     
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    Guessing you only see that once you've taken it off?
     
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    Tenebreaux Well-Known Member

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    The first sign is white powder in the valve block. You can check easily enough, the top of the dryer just unscrews, you can do it in situ. Careful of the spring under the lid.
     
  4. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    No, calipers.

    Rebuilt old ones with new seals today after the paint had dried. Fitted and bled brakes. All seems to be working.

    Took one of the seized Britpart ones off. It seems sitting for a week fully retracted with no fluid inside was enough to start them corroding inside. That's with hot days and no rain. Guess that explains why they're so cheap.

    Refurbing calipers isn't a job I am keen to repeat, especially Britpart ones so if anyone else wants a go, speak up fast!
     
  5. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    How much are the caliper rebuild kits?
    Don’t say £26
     
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    The Brit part calipers I have are identical to OEM in every respect, every casting mark and every angle.
     
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    Well that's 10k since last service. Got everything ordered up
    Air oil and fuel filter
    Oils.
    Think i still have 9l of gearbox oil may just drain the sump and refill.
    Its already had 2 drain and refills and a filter..
     
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    door seal has decided to go on holiday,, whats good stuff to stick it back with?
     
  9. Dopey

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    Sorry if you dont hear from me for a while my home computer is down, and I hate this laptop
     
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    Any contact adhesive suitable for rubber/metal
     
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    Removed the roof, gave it a clean and polish (the kids helped!), put the old suspension back in. Put the roof back on, added some Sikaflex for good measure.

    The kids had quite some fun with the convertible!
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    Cannot remember now, bought it with the Britpart calipers. About a tenner from memory.

    Mine weren't. Squarer cut. Tge pistons inside are either polished stainless or a micron thick chrome coating. On the originals you can see the step for a substantial chrome layer and it allows for polishing out crap on the pistons. The bleed screw on the originals has a fine thread that undoes and allows fluis to flow with no leaks where the Britpart ones are much coarser. Different size too.
     
  13. RangeRoller dt

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    I was warned about B******t callipers having a square edge that would catch my wheel weights (silly size wheels have a few)
     
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    That's why files were invented
     
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    Had to do it with my old Escort when I fitted 300mm front discs. The calipers came from a Mondeo if my memory is firing on all cylinders, and unless you fit 17" wheels or up, you had to file the corners off. Super easy job and made the van look better in a "boyracer" kinda way.
     
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    My old Montego, (yes you read it right) could fit Maestro wheels, in the days when we were buying second hand tyres from a scrappers. (Montegos had some sort of strange metric tyre sizes and were hideously expensive, nearly £30 a piece.!!).. But then had to fit 1/2 washers on the studs to keep the wheels off the calipers. Apart from that, they were the same size in every other way...(?!). Oh happy days..
     
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    My dad had a montego mg, fast as and handled like a scateboard, shame it was made from corrugated metal sheets.. :p:)
     
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    I had one and Agree...........but I must point out I am not your Dad:eek::eek::)

    J
     
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  19. RangeRoller dt

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    Pics or it happened :eek:

    I remember montego, you had to know someone that worked for a stealer to keep one going iirc
     
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    What colour was it? o_O
     
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