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What have you done to your Landie today.

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by madfrank, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. Brown

    Brown Well-Known Member

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    I've gone a little further with my assault on stiffness and uneveness in the steering. I've put a new flexible section of steering column on.
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    Although the old one felt OK when it was on the car, once it was off the problem became apparent. If it is flexed to full extent the bottom joint can be made to lock up solid. Feels a bit like the effect you get if a roller has broken up. Once the new one was on it all felt better, so I've got rid of the grunchiness (which seems to have been in the top bearing of the steering column) and the uneven feeling, which must have been the bottom universal joint. Plus the flexible rubber joint was looking a bit perished, so it is better to have a new one on. I think I'm nearly MOT ready now.
     
  2. StockportDiesel

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    I've taken the spare wheel off the bonnet and chucked it in the back in the hope that the reduced weight at the front will make the steering a bit lighter. Every mickle makes a muckle and all that.
     
  3. Brown

    Brown Well-Known Member

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    Been over to Wales at the weekend:
    routeout.jpg Had a bit of a drive around once I was there:
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    And saw some derelict buildings:
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    Or rather, we went for a walk and admired the countryside with everything just coming into leaf, babbling brooks and mossy branches
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    Brown Well-Known Member

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    Off to the MOT this morning. It passed with no advisories. It's not due 'til the 5th of June but I thought I'd try and squeeze it in before the rules changed. It'll probably be OK under the new regime, but it's easiest to work to rules you're familiar with.
     
  5. Earl

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    Dead locks fitted last week.

    Side steps and bonnet cable guard this week. :)
     
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    Replaced the water pump. Though it started raining and I had a table booked for a curry so had to hurry up. So I’ll stick the fan and belt back on thursday
     
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    Drove it to work and back, as usual! :)
     
  8. landowner

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    Drove it one hundred miles and broke it, alternator bearing collapsed
     
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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    Was it a long walk back? ;)

    Hope you both back safely
     
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    Still running and charging but belt a bit slack and noisy bearing. Show this weekend anorl
     
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    Fix it while your there. You will never be short of help with a landy bonnet open.
    Which show you going to?
     
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    Smallwood, Cheshire (exhibitor)
     
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    Have a good day. Don't forget a few photos.

    We're in Bicester at legends for Saturday with the series1.
    Bring on the sun :)
     
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    MOT next week :eek: just giving it a service
    Whoever put the oil filter on last is a complete and utter w***ker...
     
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    Steering box today. MOT this week too.
     
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    As I was draining the sump yesterday I thought I'd have a look behind the inspection nut next door in the bell housing
    Poked my finger up there :rolleyes: and found these..

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    Whatever it was I think used to be around 25mm dia. One side smooth, the other sheared.

    Any ideas? Everything seems to be working fine.
     
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    Pork scratchings?

    Does the breaks join together.
     
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    Took some pics of where I am (still) with it, and one small reason why it's taking so long .. ;)
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Not uploading pics ....

    ... It is now ... ;)

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