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July 2, 2018

Salisbury Axle diff play

How much play should there be in the diff of a Salisbury Axel. We took the diff pan off the Defender 110 to have a look, from what other's are saying this looks to be normal. The other good news is there were no lumps of metal in the oil that came out or sat in the pan, the gears and teeth look good as well
April 29, 2018

Changing Oil on a Land Rover Defender Salisbury Axel

As ever the Haynes manual is not very helpful when it comes to changing the oil on the Defender 110 diff, it says helpful things like just fill it with new oil, how?
April 20, 2018

Land Rover leaking fuel tank

Parking up behind Stuart’s Land Rover 110 I noticed dripping at the rear, dripping of fluids from either of our Land Rover’s is not a new […]
April 5, 2018

exhaust jacks what did we learn?

The answer is, we learn’t a lot with out first encounter with an exhaust jack. On the face of it the exhaust jack is a much […]
October 25, 2017

Land Rover 110 300tdi coolant bleed hose issue

Taking the bleed hose off to check it, although we had no idea what it did we thought it best to check it. Looks like the hoses are not meant to be removed from the injector, we guess it’s a throw away part. Well what do you know, as Andy squeezed the pipe like it was a teenager with acne and out came a oozing stream of a clay like substance. I guess that was why nothing was passing through it.
June 24, 2017

Fitting a Land Rover Defender 110 Cubby box

The FCX cubby box features two cup holders at the front, a slot for a radio or CB and a massive cubby box, all enclosed in solid metal. A robust lock on top means that someone is going to have to spend some time trying to break into this, it also locks the CB/Radio slot when the lid is closed. The cubby compartment is cavernous, I kept adding things and thinking there is still space for more.
May 28, 2017

Exhaust back box change Land Rover 110 300Tdi

Work has started on the Land Rover 110 300 Tdi to get it ready for a summer road trip, first job was to replace the rear exhaust section. The exhaust has rusted completely through between the back box and the tail pipe, the tail pipe was only held on by the hanger.
April 21, 2013

Ford Puma replacing rear wheel bearing

When we bought the Ford Puma 1.7 it was advertised as needing its rear wheel bearing replacing. Well this is not something I have tried before […]
April 1, 2012

Final prep SHED 2.0

We put the final touches to the shed ready for its trip across the Sahara. A full service (well new oil and air filters) a few […]