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Old 09-05-18, 06:39 PM   #1311
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Old 28-05-18, 08:56 PM   #1312
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Still having swivel pin trouble, the steering going tight again after around 1000 miles since having the pins out. Despite usually running with the freewheel hubs locked, the pins never seem to get enough oil. That combined with the usual condensation which forms inside the housings causes the problem, it wasn't a problem when the vehicle was in daily use..

I decided to add greasers to the top pins. Some fit grease nipples but they are hard to get at. 1/8" BSP grease cups fit very nicely. Obviously this will
weaken the pin, but they are quite substantial.

The steering is very nice now, hopefully a turn of the greasers every now and again will keep the moisture at bay.

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Old 28-05-18, 09:03 PM   #1313
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Phil,
Impressive work. I wonder why didn't the manufacturers didn't do something similar.
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Old 28-05-18, 09:13 PM   #1314
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Thank you, it's one of those things that shouldn't be a problem. It only started when I stopped using the vehicle every day, guess it just wasn't an issue when these things were new.

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Old 29-05-18, 12:05 AM   #1315
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You'll soon have to make another video "how to start your Land Rover"

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Old 01-06-18, 11:28 PM   #1316
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Hmm, starting is a sore subject at the moment.

It's back to slow cranking again, the starter motor, battery, solenoid, charging and earths have all been proved good. It's been an ongoing problem for a couple of years and doesn't seem to matter what I do, the problem returns..

I think the next stage will be to remove all the cables and have a go through those, perhaps a dodgy terminal is the culprit?

One turn of the crank and she is away every time, the starter barely has to do any work but it will barely crank at all in winter. I'm beginning to wonder if it's something as daft as the oil gumming up the bores a bit.

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Old 01-06-18, 11:33 PM   #1317
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Stupid question time, is the battery big enough? Should you have two small batteries rather than one grut big one?
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Old 01-06-18, 11:41 PM   #1318
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Yeah, 95Ah/830A so I should say so. Just one battery used on the petrol, the original being a much lesser rating.
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Old 02-06-18, 11:14 AM   #1319
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Sounds like a lazy starter, had that on a tractor once, everything checked out OK but it was sluggish to start, new starter cured that.
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Old 02-06-18, 03:17 PM   #1320
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Well itís been overhauled and several other starters tried, all the same. It really can only be a dodgy terminal somewhere now, the only thing I havenít done is to remake the positive cable.

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