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  Topic: 50th Repair Help
MikeB

Replies: 5
Views: 378

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:08 pm   Subject: 50th Repair Help
Simon Durant is your man for restorations. He recently did mine and the job is superb. Not sure whether he would do accident damage though?
  Topic: Peterborough show
MikeB

Replies: 4
Views: 609

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:44 am   Subject: Peterborough show
Yeah, I was there have a general drool at all things shiny. Saddened to see Steve's there up for sale.
  Topic: Spotted at Roverfest
MikeB

Replies: 2
Views: 488

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:22 am   Subject: Spotted at Roverfest
Hi Sue,

Would have had a chat but didn't see anyone with it while we were there. It looks to be very original, even down to the radio I think.

Cheers,
Mike.
  Topic: Spotted at Roverfest
MikeB

Replies: 2
Views: 488

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:19 pm   Subject: Spotted at Roverfest
R633 NWT. Anyone on here?
  Topic: Air con
MikeB

Replies: 5
Views: 733

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:46 pm   Subject: Air con
The fan in front of the radiator is controlled by the ECU and will not always be on when you have the aircon on. My compressor clutch sticks sometimes and requires a tap with a hammer to get it to eng ...
  Topic: Rover Fest
MikeB

Replies: 1
Views: 540

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Rover Fest
I'm going to have a look on Sunday morning, but won't be in mine as it's at RPI.
  Topic: N66 DEF and L90 OAP seen at RPI
MikeB

Replies: 2
Views: 524

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:40 pm   Subject: N66 DEF and L90 OAP seen at RPI
DEF is mine. It's having a new LPG system fitted with Mark Adams chip set and 4 branch sports exhaust with some silencing so it doesn't completely deafen me. It's just been through a complete Simon Du ...
  Topic: Road Springs
MikeB

Replies: 4
Views: 681

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:36 pm   Subject: Road Springs
Hi Aaron,

Yes, they are the parts specified for the vehicle. I reckon they were changed on the production line to a lower rating and not back changed on the spec. For Range Rovers and Discoveries t ...
  Topic: Road Springs
MikeB

Replies: 4
Views: 681

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:15 pm   Subject: Road Springs
Hi Aaron,

Those front spring part numbers are what I had and gave it a very much nose up look. They are each half a kilo heavier than the original front springs and seem to be a whole lot stiffer. ...
  Topic: Road Springs
MikeB

Replies: 4
Views: 681

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:33 pm   Subject: Road Springs
As part of the restoration of GB231 I have had a load of mechanical work done, which has included the replacement of the suspension bushes with polybushes, Terra Firma dampers and new springs. I was s ...
  Topic: Gaydon Classic Land Rover Show
MikeB

Replies: 3
Views: 524

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:43 pm   Subject: Gaydon Classic Land Rover Show
I must admit I thought I had the wrong day. It was eerily quiet when I turned up at around midday. When I bought our entry tickets I was shown down to the show area to park. I thought it would be heav ...
  Topic: Gaydon Classic Land Rover Show
MikeB

Replies: 3
Views: 524

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:45 pm   Subject: Gaydon Classic Land Rover Show
It was nice to meet Romadog today at what turned out to be a very wet show at Gaydon. Hopefully it will grow year on year.
  Topic: Help - looking for guidance with Gearbox troubles
MikeB

Replies: 10
Views: 2211

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:59 pm   Subject: Help - looking for guidance with Gearbox troubles
To check the auto box oil level the engine should be running so the torque converter is full. Start up from cold then check the level. You'll find it's 20mm or so lower when the engine is running.
  Topic: 50th Engine Oil
MikeB

Replies: 2
Views: 838

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:16 am   Subject: 50th Engine Oil
I use 10/40 semi-synthetic which is what the manual says. Don't use any thinner or thicker or it will affect the hydraulic lifters.
  Topic: Electrical Question
MikeB

Replies: 1
Views: 426

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:07 am   Subject: Electrical Question
Could be something as silly as a bad earth on the headlights feeding back through the hazard circuit and causing it to get confused.
 
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