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  1. lightning replied to the thread Defender TD5 Turbo question.

    Thanks l will give that a try and see if there’s any difference. One problem l’ve always had with this TD5 Defender is, that it seems to take a while for the turbo to come in once you get to 1500rpm, and during this time it throws out a fair bit...

    Jul 7, 2020 at 10:44 PM
  2. lightning posted a new thread.

    Defender TD5 Turbo question

    My TD5 110 has a mild remap (around 25bhp and more torque) Everything else is standard. What would happen if l shortened the wastegate actuator from the standard 12/13 threads to 10? l’ve looked online and the discussions run to whole chapters...

    Forum: Defender 90 / 110 / 130

    Jul 7, 2020 at 7:12 PM
  3. lightning replied to the thread Noise Level.

    A Discovery 1/2 or RRC is the answer. Very similar to a Defender under the body. But much better NVH. True enough, but it’s not a Defender is it? That’s the thing, there’s something about Defenders (and previous versions) and nothing else will do.

    Jul 6, 2020 at 8:29 AM
  4. lightning replied to the thread Ineos Grenadier.

    There’s an article on it in this week’s Autocar. I think it looks good, very much like my Defender 110 but brought up to date. Unfortunately prices to start at £40,000 according to Autocar.

    Jul 5, 2020 at 8:50 PM
  5. lightning replied to the thread Noise Level.

    We can talk at normal levels at motorway speeds in our 110, so it is possible to make it acceptable on longer journeys. And as l said, l’ve not done that much with it.

    Jul 5, 2020 at 7:01 PM
  6. lightning replied to the thread Noise Level.

    OK well l own a 2005 TD5 110 and on the motorway it’s fine, no need for earplugs l’ve not done that much to it. Firstly it’s the Station Wagon which means carpeting throughout. I fitted soundproofing to the bonnet and a few pieces stuck to some...

    Jul 5, 2020 at 6:55 PM
  7. lightning replied to the thread Td5 Defender Running Cold.

    I’ve owned four Defender TD5’s, one was bought new. All have been exactly the same....temperature gauge rises to just under half and stays there whatever the weather or driving style. Obviously in Winter it takes longer to get to just under half,...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 11:57 PM
  8. lightning liked jamesmartin's post in the thread Great fun. Crank case grommet failed!.

    most i see are loose and leaking as the o ring flattens and hardens, i put a new o ring on with some silicone as a matter of course when i have the bonnet upon a customers td5 for whatever reason its come in for

    Jul 2, 2020 at 11:18 PM
  9. lightning replied to the thread Great fun. Crank case grommet failed!.

    Noticed oil leaking down the back of the engine on our Defender TD5. Traced it to this circular grommet which was just a loose fit in the cylinder head and you could turn it by hand. Fitted a new one which had to be tapped in with a small hammer....

    Jul 2, 2020 at 11:17 PM
  10. lightning liked jamesmartin's post in the thread Great fun. Crank case grommet failed!.

    just fit a new o ring and silicone that back in ,very common issue

    Jul 2, 2020 at 11:15 PM
  11. lightning replied to the thread Ineos Grenadier.

    Looks great, and it’s a third the price of a G-Wagon, the only real rival.

    Jul 1, 2020
  12. lightning liked JimS's post in the thread Ineos Grenadier.

    Does it still leak? [ATTACH] I like it. Lots.

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