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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:29 am

A few days ago forgot to shut the O/S back door on Truck properly at work before driving off.... Large metal security gate 1, rear door 0.... Anyone got a spare A series O/S rear passenger door in black going?

Today, nothing involving spanners. Did spend some time looking at both of them sat on the drive and wondering if at 286k it's getting near the time to retire Truck from daily use to a life of being a laning toy. it has been getting a bit rattily of late! Been thinking of going back to a Volvo for the daily drive for some time. I have a V70 R AWD in mind if I can find a good one.

Think I'll sort out the dents n things on Truck, run it up to the 300k mark and then retire it for laning. It'll give me a few months to find a decent Volvo.
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

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Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
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2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Robfog on Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:17 am

Yesterday Andytats popped over as I was having a bad day/weekend, rear left door wouldn't open so after some minor surgery to the door card a crow bar and some lube the door is now open. All this to change the headlining. Next weekend the 2.8 will be in surgery all weekend. I will be replacing the rear axle (again) and the steering box.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:52 pm

Put the charger on Grünstreifen's battery as today the starter only made those typical noises tickticktick...
Have to test it tomorrow. Preparing myself mentally for replacement oft the battery. There is a sticker on the actual one saying it's from 2008 :lol:

Sadly these little superficial cracks at the flanks of the rear tyres have not vanished.
MTs obviously are not built for motorways if you are in a hurry...
Passed MOT with these in Dec but long distance rides with them I am not really confident.

Just some thoughts guys. Really looking forward to the annual.
But a little shopping and work ahead.
Kind regards,
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lightbar 4 x"Hella Micro FF",
IRMSCHER bullbar Sidesteps,
add. 12VDC plugs,
DEFA heater 230V DC,
General Grabber AT2 235/70R16
just keep it rollin'
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BL 2.5 cm, roofrack scratch w cb,
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DEFA heater 230V DC + motorwarming
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:35 pm

Put a new starter motor on.
I picked it up at 11.30,got home and started at about 12.00 and finished at about 7.00.
Fiddly job on the 2.5,s but easier on mine as it has a two inch body lift so there's more room through the offside wheel arch.
Startling difference in starting almost explodes into life the starter sounds so much stronger.
Sitting down now with a beer and waiting for chips and pizza in the oven to be done.
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2.3 blue.new leaf springs.changed drop down tailgate with rear swing door to take spare wheel.now not on the road awaiting repairs.
Region: South East



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby robbie on Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:14 pm

^^^ well done jmc glad you got your 2,5 sorted
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none of my own as yet . but i like wat you lot are doin so gettin very tempted :). chrome bighorn D bar, body kit
2.0 1997 the gold1.
chrome bull bar to be fitted along with tinted upper and lower rear light clusters, 255x75x15 on 5spoke early A alloys
2.0 1997 green1.
wrap round bull bars, side steps, 31x10.5x15 on trooper alloys
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:37 pm

Fitted my +2 springs gained an inch instead of 2 but never mind looking for coil spacers now.

The modest lift she has now with the front wound up as well now means my 33s don't catch so happy enough for now.

Also removed the rear anti roll bar for more articulation and made the spring swap a peace of cake
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Dooley on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:34 pm

I need help I can seem to post on half these posts. I have a 97 2.5tdi sport I need parts for it I remember a guy from the east of England near Dartmouth who scrapped frontys, I need a fuel primer pump, big pipe leading to ECG CAN ANY ONE HELP
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:03 pm

Hi. A f.o.g member Gregster has fronty spares.
Thanks Robbie :)
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Location: whitstable,kent.
Model: 2.5 TDS 5dr
Registration Year: 1998/R
Modifications: 2.5 lwb dark green with a two inch bodylift.Steel lockers over wheel arches to store stuff in.
2.3 blue.new leaf springs.changed drop down tailgate with rear swing door to take spare wheel.now not on the road awaiting repairs.
Region: South East



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:14 am

With a charged battery on the way to the gas-station for getting a new one. Engine died half the way. Pushed the truck in the sidewalk. Went home by feet.
Got a small jerry can and feeded the truck with some liters. Started, but went off again. By trying tostart again and keep it running, the battery weakened more and more. Went home again.
Got the wife's truck, stopped at mine to get out the old battery. Got a new one at the gas-station and another filling for the jerrycan. Went back to Grünstreifen. With new battery and now 20 Liters in the tank, it started well.
Did a larger test-drive, sadly with the experience of a suddenly dying engine once in a while so I left her at the garage as I have no time to sort it out...
Thinking of some drop of water in the fuel system as the tank has been quite empty :oops:
Or a rottened cable somewhere, because the truck started fine again after being pushed to the side over a stone e.g.!

What a day....
Kind regards,
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Registration Year: 1995/N
Vehicle Name: GodZilla & Grünstreifen
Modifications: G o d Z i l l a :
lightbar 4 x"Hella Micro FF",
IRMSCHER bullbar Sidesteps,
add. 12VDC plugs,
DEFA heater 230V DC,
General Grabber AT2 235/70R16
just keep it rollin'
G R Ü N S T R E I F E N 1997:
BL 2.5 cm, roofrack scratch w cb,
stripped interior,
DEFA heater 230V DC + motorwarming
Nortenha MTK2 235/70 R16
Region: International



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Dooley on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:33 pm

Need mechanical advice which forum do I go to?
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:15 pm

Fitted the hilux snorkel today theres a fair gap between then the body of the snorkel and the wing so I'm gonna obtain some black/gray polystyrene and cut it to shape to fill in the gap bit of a bodge I know but hay ho it all adds charm.

You can probably see in the pic I also had to massage the wing a bit at the top to get the top of the snorkel where I wanted it
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33 12.5 15s
-32 offset steel rims
Landrover arch extension
Region: Midlands



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:19 pm

Dooley wrote:Need mechanical advice which forum do I go to?


If engine related then the relevant engine type under Model & Engine Specific Technical Library viewforum.php?f=85

If something else then the relevant section in "Technical Forum" viewforum.php?f=84
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Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
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Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
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