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  Topic: Broken engine
Mikeyboy

Replies: 11
Views: 4362

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:18 pm   Subject: Broken engine
Hi Colin.

Sorry about the woes.

If it is any help then I have:

R380 with <50K on it...has busted/bent output shaft, maybe you can use it to rebuild Team Chaos Disco 'box.

R380 with worn ...
  Topic: How critical is the "directional" bit?
Mikeyboy

Replies: 8
Views: 2577

PostForum: Wheels and Tyres   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:39 pm   Subject: How critical is the "directional" bit?
Hi Harry.

Below is a response from a MB forum:


The rear suspension will be a sophisticated mutilink system that all modern Mercs use.

The idea is that no matter what level the rear is at, t ...
  Topic: How critical is the "directional" bit?
Mikeyboy

Replies: 8
Views: 2577

PostForum: Wheels and Tyres   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:12 pm   Subject: How critical is the "directional" bit?
Yep, the tyres are still legal.

It is a Mercedes E class 300 estate.

The rear suspension bushes may be worn as this kind of wear on this kind of car is usually indicative of worn bushes.

Than ...
  Topic: How critical is the "directional" bit?
Mikeyboy

Replies: 8
Views: 2577

PostForum: Wheels and Tyres   Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:12 pm   Subject: How critical is the "directional" bit?
Hi, I have some wear on the inner part of my rear tyres which is probably down to worn bushes on the rear links.

That will get sorted.

In the meantime I'd like to have the tyres rotated so the w ...
  Topic: HID Xenon headlamp life.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 5
Views: 2138

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:27 pm   Subject: HID Xenon headlamp life.
Modern cars with halogens are just as bad at dazzling on-coming traffic.

They seem to have the headlamp height adjusters factory set to 'pointing upwards' and that's where they stay.

At work we ...
  Topic: HID Xenon headlamp life.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 5
Views: 2138

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:12 am   Subject: HID Xenon headlamp life.
The proper HID's not halogen.

I just wondered how many hours they last.
  Topic: HID Xenon headlamp life.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 5
Views: 2138

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:28 am   Subject: HID Xenon headlamp life.
Do HID Xenon headlamps have a certain amount of expected hours and then pop! I'm sure they do just like everything else.

I don't mind replacing Halogen lamps at 5 quid or so but don't want any nast ...
  Topic: running on veggie oil/SVO ? that easy ?
Mikeyboy

Replies: 52
Views: 21580

PostForum: LPG, Bio Diesel and Alternative Fuels   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:47 am   Subject: running on veggie oil/SVO ? that easy ?
I ran a '98 300Tdi Defender for about 15K miles on waste veg. oil.

There are issues but I decided that saving the cost of a 2nd hand engine per year meant that if I got 4-5 years of sensible veg. o ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:41 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
It's a Cat. B write off.

The initial offer was 6 large but I have negotiated 6.5K.

Still 500 snotters less than my idea of it's worth but I'll take it.

They let me take the stereo and the LED ...
  Topic: Landrover swap
Mikeyboy

Replies: 16
Views: 5542

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:09 am   Subject: Landrover swap
If you rely on the car for your daily commute then:

The LW will be great to drive in the summer!

If I'm being kind it will be 'an experience' in winter. If I'm being realistic it will be COLD! i ...
  Topic: The New Defender 110!
Mikeyboy

Replies: 19
Views: 4008

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:36 pm   Subject: The New Defender 110!
Had a look at the new Defender at the Game Fair today at Weston Park.

I thought it was and improvement but the paintwork is still rubbish.

Land Rover should fit some kind of roll protection as s ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:43 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Hi Mims.

I'll still be at Sodders!

Had some very mixed emotions today ranging from anger that I have lost my car to disbelief that I am in one piece.

It did it's job and protected me from inj ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:18 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
I am glad you are ok (i am sure you still owe me some money!)


I wondered why I found that hamsters head on me pillow!


How much do you guys think the insurance co. will want for it?

How mu ...
  Topic: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint failure.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 6
Views: 2589

PostForum: Jeep   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:33 am   Subject: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint failure.
Spoke to me mate and he has got Jeep to do it for £270.

Shame, I really wanted to have a go but he was more apprehensive.

Still, if Jeep break something while they are doing it then they foot ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:23 am   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
I would be tempted to buy it back if they offered it for a grand.

That is all it is worth when broken at the minute.

Also I could only repair it if work would let me park it in the back of the l ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:43 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Agreed.

I saw Terence McKibbens roll pics and thought about roll bars...the cage saved his bacon, no two ways.

I was very lucky.

A passenger would have been badly hurt.

The feds and the pa ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:04 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
These pics were taken at the recovery yard in Tamworth.

http://forum.difflock.com/userpix/1664_Image002_2.jpg
http://forum.difflock.com/userpix/1664_Image003_2.jpg
http://forum.difflock.com/userp ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:42 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Cora:

there is a large empty space left on the drive.

...Mikeyboy again.

Thanks Ian.

She has stopped balling her eyes out now.

I have some more pics of the Joe-ster in the recovery yard ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:09 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
I have thoughts about hitting the barriers.

That would have presented the drivers side to the oncoming traffic.

I have just broke the news to me 9 year old.

She wants to say something so the ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:04 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
What happened was that there was a van in front of me that slammed his brakes on.

I did likewise but was collected by the white Ford Transit Connect that you can see in the first pic.

I didn't g ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:57 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Ed, I don't have the time anymore to even think about it.

I will be looking for something else as long as it runs on veg oil.

Early thoughts are a MB E class 3.0L turbot diesel auto estate or po ...
  Topic: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 43
Views: 15439

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:25 pm   Subject: Wrote my car off. RIP Joey.
I had a van slam it's brakes on in front of me today on my way to work.

I did the same but was hit up the rear by an old boy in another van.

The result was me being pushed at an angle and then l ...
  Topic: Looking at TD5 Defender 90
Mikeyboy

Replies: 3
Views: 1090

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:58 am   Subject: Looking at TD5 Defender 90
It depends what you are paying for it.

The vibrations could well be the tyres which is a cheapish/easy fix.

It could be the steering damper or the pre-load on the swivels.

How much is the gad ...
  Topic: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint removal - help needed.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 2
Views: 864

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:20 am   Subject: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint removal - help needed.
Hi, it is the upper ball joint on the main wheel hub and it does look like a ****** to do.

We are going to have a crack at it in loading bay at work tomorrow.

I'll let you know how we get on.
  Topic: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint failure.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 6
Views: 2589

PostForum: Jeep   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:42 am   Subject: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint failure.
Thanks for that.

He wants to keep the car so provided the press is not to expensive it could be a good investment.

We have decided to have a crack at it on the off chance that it will pop out wi ...
  Topic: veg oil/ defender
Mikeyboy

Replies: 3
Views: 2501

PostForum: LPG, Bio Diesel and Alternative Fuels   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:48 pm   Subject: veg oil/ defender
There is an issue with ring gumming (QUAARF!)

A DI engine does not burn the veg. oil/diesel/air mixture properly when cold and so you get a build-up when cold.

I have been on varying ratio's of ...
  Topic: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint removal - help needed.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 2
Views: 864

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:30 pm   Subject: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint removal - help needed.
Hello, my mates Cherry has failed the MOT on the offside ball joint.

The garage didn't want to do the job and a mobile mechanic back heeled it saying that it is pressed in and needs to be pressed o ...
  Topic: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint failure.
Mikeyboy

Replies: 6
Views: 2589

PostForum: Jeep   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:29 pm   Subject: '98 2.5td Cherokee ball joint failure.
Hello, my mates Cherry has failed the MOT on the offside ball joint.

The garage didn't want to do the job and a mobile mechanic back heeled it saying that it is pressed in and needs to be pressed o ...
  Topic: for Mikeyboy
Mikeyboy

Replies: 2
Views: 966

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:33 am   Subject: for Mikeyboy
Bonza!

I think I've just come up with a slogan:

Banned Rover! Filling holes in your Defender for the greater good of humanity!
  Topic: TD5 or 300TDi
Mikeyboy

Replies: 14
Views: 4751

PostForum: Land Rover   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:06 pm   Subject: TD5 or 300TDi
Now the Govt. has scrapped the duty on veg oil does running on it appeal?

I save a heap of money by filtering and running on WVO.

It is not without it's problems on a Di engine but with what I a ...
 
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