What have you done to your truck today?

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timberjohn
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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby timberjohn » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:09 pm

billbloke wrote:
splash wrote:Slave cylinder all changed last nite so much easier when you have proper tools. Next on list is rear passenger door as doesn't open from inside, headlight adjusters and dash lights as hot main 1s by dials but nothing by heater switches etc.

Funny enough Dan, my Ranger has the same lighting issue as yours. I haven’t tried too hard to fix it as the centre console unit seems to be a sealed item with no access to the lights.
What I have found useful though is a well aimed blow with the fist in the general area of the faulty light and it comes back on for a while.
I don’t recommend this to everyone as it does require a certain amount of skill. But you could certainly try it. :lol:

I have been lead to believe that this sort of thing only applied to Land Rover's, obviously not. :?



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby splash » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:27 am

:lol:
Will have to give it a try



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby splash » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:12 pm

Fitted ducting in the tub ready to take cables for bed lights. Offerd up roof bars ready to take spot lights. Waiting on all lights to turn up in next couple of weeks.
Still need to find the nerve to cut hole in the wing for the snorkel



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby timberjohn » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:38 pm

splash wrote:Fitted ducting in the tub ready to take cables for bed lights. Offerd up roof bars ready to take spot lights. Waiting on all lights to turn up in next couple of weeks.
Still need to find the nerve to cut hole in the wing for the snorkel

I remember well how nerve racking it was fitting the snorkel to the Isuzu drilling the hole through the wing is definitely a case of measure twice (or four times in my case) and cut once. :yes: :gr8:



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby splash » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:11 pm

Wouldn't mind to much if I had a proper snorkel with a template but as it's me it will be another home made 1.



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby BarryMul » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:47 pm

Better safe than sorry, especially when fitting the snorkel. I was doing that too last summer. Luckily, it turned out really nicely.



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby Sharky » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:12 pm

New genuine cam belt, idler pulley, crank pulley, tensioner and fan belt, also while the radiator was off, drained down the cooling system and refilled with fresh anti freeze.
Took delivery of a genuine Land Rover bottle jack
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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby timberjohn » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:09 pm

You've been busy Mark, like to use the genuine stuff where I can too. :yes:

Today I've done a major service inclusive of new front brake pads. :mrgreen:



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby Davey Boy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:28 am

Oil and filter change on both the Patrol and my works van.
No more driveway mechanics now though. There's an old 1/2 acre coal yard at the bottom of the lane and the really nice guy owner allows me access for anything to do on the vehicles, :gr8:


I was looking to cruise......now I Patrol!

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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby billbloke » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am

Davey Boy wrote:Oil and filter change on both the Patrol and my works van.
No more driveway mechanics now though. There's an old 1/2 acre coal yard at the bottom of the lane and the really nice guy owner allows me access for anything to do on the vehicles, :gr8:

That’s a real result Dave. I can’t count the number of times I’ve dropped a nut or screw into the gravel of the driveway while working on motors at home.
Try finding them buggers! :oh:


I got a truck and no one's trying to kill me, its a good day.

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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby LandyDude » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:06 pm

you guys make me look lazy :)



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby timberjohn » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:29 pm

LandyDude wrote:you guys make me look lazy :)

If you feel like you're missing out John there's always that bias spring to adjust on your gearbox. ;) Unless it did the Defender self healing thing. :mrgreen:



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby Steve5car » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:46 pm

RCMike wrote:Yesterday i waved goodbye to the Shogun as it went to its new home.

(i'm sure it will be seen again however).

Glad you used it properly before you sold it :rofl:



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby RCMike » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:52 pm

Steve5car wrote:
RCMike wrote:Yesterday i waved goodbye to the Shogun as it went to its new home.

(i'm sure it will be seen again however).

Glad you used it properly before you sold it :rofl:


Hey Steve, that was the Silver one a few years ago, still got the black one (for now at least - but perhaps not for long)



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Re: What have you done to your truck today?

Postby LandyDude » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:13 pm

timberjohn wrote:
LandyDude wrote:you guys make me look lazy :)

If you feel like you're missing out John there's always that bias spring to adjust on your gearbox. ;) Unless it did the Defender self healing thing. :mrgreen:


the self healing thing was only temporary .... they should have put that in the manual :lol:

am planning on sorting it this weekend :)




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