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by withabix
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: New Website
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Re: New Website

Unfortunately, the forum is no longer iPad compatible. I surfed around last night, and only the beginning of forum threads would load. :cry: :cry: I'm still finding that forum threads do not fully load (i.e. you to not get to the bottom of the page with the REPLY etc buttons) when using a laptop. W...
by withabix
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Fuel tank replacement for tdi 110.
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Fuel tank replacement for tdi 110.

It went well in the end, although I do still have a small leak from the fuel level sender - the locking ring refused to turn very far (even using a drift) and so hasn't sealed. That will require further attention. This seems to be a very common issue. At least the tank now has the correct fixings/sp...
by withabix
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Clean Looking Black Defender
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Clean Looking Black Defender

I haven't seen that one around, but maybe it is new to BC, seeing as it still has side corner reflectors!
by withabix
Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1994 Defender 90
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Re: 1994 Defender 90

The words 'fit and finish' are not usually applied to a Defender....

Very nicely done and a shame it evidently isn't staying in BC.
by withabix
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement

Finished. I hope. One small drip from the bottom of the filler pipe, but that I know is due to the jubilee clip not gripping - picking up a new one for that. My only concern is that the fuel level/lift gasket will leak, because I couldn't get the Locking Ring to rotate more than about 5mm, even thou...
by withabix
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Military 110 rear spring question
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: Military 110 rear spring question

This may help a bit (although the military ones have no length quoted): http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HTML/Spring_rates.html Or from Red90... http://www.red90.ca/rovers/springinfo.html I assume it's 110 van and not a CSW given it's origin? CSW has a hydraulic ram self-levelling device mounted mi...
by withabix
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement

I don't think Kelly has any more tanks - he is running his stock down.

His eBay page is here: http://stores.ebay.ca/bestbritishcarparts/

Check his 'Completed Listings' for items he hasn't re-listed and also contact him, as I know he has Land Rover brake discs, pads and various other things.
by withabix
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement

Well that was a **** of a job! Much swearing and bruises - god knows what the neighbours thought was going in in our garage!! Spent the evening putting the tank back on and connecting the hoses back up. Ran out of time, so I still have to fit the fuel lift pipe/float, bolt the anti-roll bar back up,...
by withabix
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement

...and the other photos:
by withabix
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Defender 300 TDI Fuel Tank Replacement

Old tank was leaking from 'somewhere at the top' [reason at the time unknown] and also from the fuel level/fuel lift connection [due to rusting away of the lugs], so it was time for a new tank. Started the job this weekend - old tank is off! That was probably the dirtiest job I've done apart from Wa...
by withabix
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Defender V8 Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Defender V8 Upgrade

Still takes 6.5 seconds to do the 0-60...I see they have it electronically restricted to 120mph as well, to avoid stains on those orange leather seats! The weight and the aerodynamics of a small house have something to do with it! My 3.8 Hyundai Genesis has 333 horses and does 0-60 in under 6. Occas...
by withabix
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Alaskan Off Road Warriors on the History Channel
Replies: 19
Views: 6014

Re: Alaskan Off Road Warriors on the History Channel

I watched this last night. The 90 was a RHD one as well.

The usual over-dramatised stuff, although they all seem determined to break their vehicles.

I'm sure there was a RRC and a 110 in the adverts/trailers for it too...
by withabix
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Landy rental ASAP.
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

Re: Landy rental ASAP.

Yoga pants.... :twisted: :bounce:
by withabix
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: New BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2
Replies: 5
Views: 2910

Re: New BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

alex.dimi wrote: I get a little control arm rub...when steering is locked.
What wheels and offset have you got?

Welcome, by the way. Freshly-imported TD5 by the look of things?
by withabix
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Fuel tank replacement for tdi 110.
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Fuel tank replacement for tdi 110.

The very project I'm doing over Christmas (well, main fuel tank replacement anyway), because the lugs for the fuel sender/feed pipe fitting are rusting through (I have 1.5 of the 3 lugs left), resulting in diesel escape and I have also got another leak in the top of the tank (either a rusty hole or ...
by withabix
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Safari snorkel
Replies: 5
Views: 2835

Re: Safari snorkel

From phoning around for parts, I have found Hesp's prices to be more competitive.

Not sure about labour rates.
by withabix
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Spotted in Abbotsford by the better half....
Replies: 0
Views: 1614

Spotted in Abbotsford by the better half....

Must be local as she has seen it there before...

Good looking vehicle!
by withabix
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Any Defender 300TDi 10AS Immobiliser experts out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Any Defender 300TDi 10AS Immobiliser experts out there?

Fixed for now - just needed the battery disconnecting and shorting the leads!

If I had thought about it on Thursday night, I might have had my dinner! (and a trip out today. Rats.)
by withabix
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Any Defender 300TDi 10AS Immobiliser experts out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Any Defender 300TDi 10AS Immobiliser experts out there?

I would prefer no immobiliser. Up until now, it was working, so I didn't touch it.... Removing the 10AS will need specialist knowledge, as it is not as simple as the Spider (which just needs two rivets drilling out and the Spider replacing with a $15 plug with four bypass wires in it). I can't find ...
by withabix
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Any Defender 300TDi 10AS Immobiliser experts out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Any Defender 300TDi 10AS Immobiliser experts out there?

Immobiliser died on arrival at meet-up at ABC in Burnaby last night, resulting in no dinner (Booooo!) and a free flat-deck ride back to Abbotsford from BCAA. Seems I have the 10AS in the instrument binnacle rather than the Spider under the seat. Immobiliser LED went out on the dash and the interior ...
by withabix
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: November Club Run - Saturday 22nd November 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: November Club Run - Saturday 22nd November 2014

Dead as a dead thing when I started investigating last night. The lights are on but nobody's home!
by withabix
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: November Club Run - Saturday 22nd November 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: November Club Run - Saturday 22nd November 2014

Well...I guess I will be spending Saturday trying to make mine 'go' again, after her little trip home on a BCAA flat deck last night...

Maybe next time!
by withabix
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: November Club Run - Saturday 22nd November 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5140

Re: November Club Run - Saturday 22nd November 2014

Is it back out the same way, or is there a way out at the south end? Me and the better half are considering coming along if my fuel tank is still OK - has a top leak and the retainer lugs for the fuel gauge/suction are going, as I discovered when replacing the gauge at the weekend...fitting a new ta...
by withabix
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: gas / diesel prices prince george 14 November - fyi
Replies: 6
Views: 3205

Re: gas / diesel prices prince george 14 November - fyi

Diesel had dropped to around 1.30 around Abbotsford.

Still more than it should be though!
by withabix
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Getting S3 88 from Penticton to Victoria
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: Getting S3 88 from Penticton to Victoria

If I try to drive him, is there anyone I can call for assistance if he breaks? Haulage from the Okanagan to Vancouver is expensive! Attempt to drive it, but join BCAA as a Premier member at least 48 hours before you collect it? $144 and includes 2 tows up to 320km... Get it checked over and service...
by withabix
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Do your off road lights have covers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: Do your off road lights have covers?

Haven't they got anything better to do? Obviously you are a very dangerous driver if you fail to cover your off-road lights. Like someone using a cell phone or driving pissed (but there are too many of them to catch....must be really hard.) Come to think of it, there must be thousands of Jeeps in th...
by withabix
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What vehicles have you owned?
Replies: 36
Views: 21953

Re: What vehicles have you owned?

Mostly in the UK: The poor student/graduate years: 1981 Fiat Strada 75CL in red. The first robot-built car in the world. Fell to bits due to the built-in Rust and structural failure of the chassis. 1979 Ford Fiesta 957cc in black with red vinyl interior 1988 Ford Orion 1.4L in Burgundy. Parked it in...
by withabix
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Provincial Inspections be prepared!
Replies: 11
Views: 4234

Re: Provincial Inspections be prepared!

third brake light depends on vehicle. I believe 1990 or 91 for trucks, 1987 for cars.. I'd have to check. If you can get a TD5 safari door window (which IIRC requires yout to have a TD5 door as well), they are pre-fitted with fixing studs for the Defender (and I think Disco 1??) high level brake li...
by withabix
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Seen on Upper Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford
Replies: 1
Views: 1955

Seen on Upper Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford

Spotted one growing old gracefully on Upper Sumas Mountain Road today: Landy2.jpg Must have been there a while - it's on Google Maps too: https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.0905769,-122.2055509,3a,75y,237.15h,70.35t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sZyWa1h-RQYpYmzfHMJt1Yw!2e0!5s2011-08?hl=en (although it doesn't have...
by withabix
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Chafing of 300TDI Leak-off (Spill Rail) Pipes
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

Chafing of 300TDI Leak-off (Spill Rail) Pipes

Just as I was finishing some maintenance on the Landy yesterday (mainly tightening various things to deal with a selection of door and exhaust rattles and various squeaks), I started the engine to take her off the ramps, only to find a rapidly-growing lake of diesel appear under the engine. Upon ins...
by withabix
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Bear Spray
Replies: 10
Views: 2890

Re: Bear Spray

Doc Tari wrote: Now to deal with the smell...
A few days of rain will soon have the interior smelling like it should....
by withabix
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Bear Spray
Replies: 10
Views: 2890

Re: Bear Spray

As James May would say...."Oh cock!"

Bet you won't leave one there again.... :shock:
by withabix
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: smoke trail
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: smoke trail

Bill E. wrote:Firewall insulation? What's that? :lol:
Birds nests and dead mice?
by withabix
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Levenworth, WA
Replies: 7
Views: 2977

Re: Levenworth, WA

Oh dear.
by withabix
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Bonatti Grey 110 in Langley???
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Bonatti Grey 110 in Langley???

The $76,900 one? This appears to be one that was for sale in the UK last August/September on eBay from someone in Cheshire iirc. It could have ended up over here (it was expensive and being marketed for Canada export). I suspect it is a fake advert, especially as they are giving you the run around. ...
by withabix
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Blowdown Pass in the Stein Valley - Saturday 12th July
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

Re: Blowdown Pass in the Stein Valley - Saturday 12th July

Enjoy the heat - we were in Whistler on Tue & Wed and it was hot enough then.

I will have to stick to Abbotsford tomorrow and endure the heat. Reached 36 today according to the shade thermometer and worse coming...
by withabix
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: smoke trail
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: smoke trail

I had a similar experience with the 300TDI in my Defender in exactly the same location, but in February in -25C temperatures, rather than the +35 to 40C you probably had this week. My smoke was white though - unburnt diesel. I did get the temp gauge well into the red zone as well - belt driven radia...
by withabix
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Rover-Landers Social Gathering - 5pm Sunday 6th July 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 4491

Re: Rover-Landers Social Gathering - 5pm Sunday 6th July 201

I'm going to make it over there this afternoon, along with one of my daughters who arrived for a holiday from the UK yesterday (if I can keep her awake!!)
by withabix
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rear Interior Lights Staying on
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Rear Interior Lights Staying on

Mmilotay wrote:Does anyone know a good source for the door switches?

ebay.co.uk - about $5 for the switch and $5 for international postage.
by withabix
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fuel prices PG
Replies: 8
Views: 4799

Re: fuel prices PG

Bill E. wrote:Hey Withabix, can you tell me where I can buy diesel cheaper than regular gas down here in the lower mainland, I'd love to know?
Everywhere east of Aldergrove pretty much...

Usually 7-8c/litre less than gas.

Gas currently $1.41

Diesel currently around $1.34
by withabix
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rear Interior Lights Staying on
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Rear Interior Lights Staying on

Crs wrote:Maybe also check the little switches that tell the car the doors are closed.
They normally stop the interior lights from coming on....
by withabix
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fuel prices PG
Replies: 8
Views: 4799

Re: fuel prices PG

Why is diesel more expensive up there?

It's the other way round in the Lower Mainland.
by withabix
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Anyone know what this leak is on a 4.0 GEMS V8?
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Anyone know what this leak is on a 4.0 GEMS V8?

Power steering fluid is red (and is the same as ATF) generally isn't it?
by withabix
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Rover-Landers Club run - Chehalis Lake- Sunday May 25th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5968

Re: Rover-Landers Club run - Sunday May 25th 2014

Which route did you take? I'm guessing it was via Harrison West? We went up the west side of Chehalis Lake on Sunday and the FSR is artificially blocked (completely impassible) just after the Skwellepil Creek Recreation Site. Is this the original blockage after the landslip or has it been recently b...
by withabix
Sat May 24, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Rover-Landers Club run - Chehalis Lake- Sunday May 25th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5968

Re: Rover-Landers Club run - Sunday May 25th 2014

withabix wrote:Might try and fit this in tomorrow....

Iain

Apparently not. Mrs Withabix tells me I've got other plans for tomorrow.... :?
by withabix
Sat May 24, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Rover-Landers Club run - Chehalis Lake- Sunday May 25th 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5968

Re: Rover-Landers Club run - Sunday May 25th 2014

Might try and fit this in tomorrow....

Iain
by withabix
Thu May 22, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: AirCare Test Results
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: AirCare Test Results

They did the D147 driving test and it's a 300tdi EGR not blanked off at the moment (can't shift the bolts!) - need to do it hot. It may be new injector time soon - probably the reason it is running so well! Ever since it had a couple of doses of injector cleaner and an Italian Tune-up over the Coqui...
by withabix
Thu May 22, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Center brake light
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: Center brake light

What back door has your 110 got?

If it has a more recent door with heater element and brake light mounting bolts in the glass, the answer is a bit easier!
by withabix
Tue May 20, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Nant-y-Moch to Machynlleth in England
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: Nant-y-Moch to Machynlleth in England

http://www.shb.co.uk are probably the biggest renters of Defenders in the UK.

Then there's:

http://www.neneoverland.co.uk/4x4services/4x4_hire.php
by withabix
Tue May 20, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Canol Heritage Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Re: Canol Heritage Trail

Could be a rather unpopular thing to do...

http://www.nnsl.com/frames/newspapers/2 ... 11can.html

It appears that this group got bad press last time......