March 2017 Update

I have just been back to check on the 109 and give it a quick drive around the compound.  It is a bit manic doing an eight hour overnight flight (over 11 hours on duty, including the pre and post flight tasks), getting to Birmingham, collecting the hire car, rushing to the crew hotel for […]

109 Front diff now 4.71

Well, at least this afternoon’s work went a little better than yesterday’s, with no running around trying to find special tools in a hurry.  Both diffs are now 4.71 to reduce the strain on the gear box and to give better low speed driving.

109 rear diff now 4.71

Well, the title says it all.   I spent an exasperating day swapping the Salisbury diffs over again to drop the ratios.  Removing the bearings from the carriers to move the good bearings from the 3.54 unit to replace the rusted bearings on the 4.71 was a pig because I appear to have lost my […]

109 Alloy Wheel Repair

Entropy is an ongoing battle, and none are more familiar with it than Land Rover owners.  As well as a few small patches of corrosion here and there on the body needing a little treatment and touching up, the two front wheels are showing to be less resilient than I’d hoped of the extensive treatment […]

August 2013 Update

There hasn’t been much going on recently – I’ve been working too much and other things have been taking up the money anyway. The rebuilt head has cut down enormously on the oil loss suffered since I built up the Tdi engine in 2008.  It’s hard to say whether it is still using any – […]

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