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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Tue May 23, 2017 12:45 am

Not so much today as every spare waking moment for the last 3 weeks :crazy:

completely stripped & re-welded the rear end of that rotbox that is my 2.2 Dti, including plates on the chassis, and the fabricating of new spring seats, panhard mounts & a trailing arm mount. Also in the mix were 3 seized calipers, 3 sheared slid bolts, 2 brake pipes, a new exhaust, oil and filter, and a fooking wheel that defied all normal means of removal. This was finally solved with liberal application of boiling water, swearwords and a flaggers maul :twisted:

Cheers to gregster for the speedy provision of 2 of the calipers.

MOT time tomorrow, albeit with a 'borrowed' caliper off the 2.8, while I wait for the last on to be delivered
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Tue May 23, 2017 2:48 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: It passed :dance: :dance: :dance:

bucket full of silly advisories though
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Tue May 23, 2017 4:24 pm

Well done that man

My one is is just a bucket!!!
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Fronterror on Sat May 27, 2017 7:55 pm

Fixed an oil leak on rocker cover gasket next to no.4 injector not sure if it's THE leak but fingers crossed, changed gearbox and transfer box oil which was joyous fun witht the P.O.S. syphon pump tube i bought form ebay working at half a litre an hour, gave up and cut up hosepipe and used a funnel in the end to fill it in 5 minutes. Still quite stiff to get into gear so unfortunately i think a new clutch may be in order as I've already bled the system and well and truly reinforced the bulkhead by the master cylinder.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Ricko on Sun May 28, 2017 4:22 pm

Today I have been mainly replacing the front discs and pads.
Discs £22.50, pads £10.00, ex VAT
[RTG Automotive, Leyland]
Fairly straight forward job, though I need a new slider rubber, I'll probably get a kit next week.
I reckon it's never had discs before as the hubs looked like they'd never been off!
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Ricko on Tue May 30, 2017 4:54 pm

Removed o/s rear driveshaft, fitted new back plate. Waiting for brake shoes to rebuild this side.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:20 pm

Wished the 2.8 happy birthday as it clocked 170k :lol:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Ricko on Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:15 pm

Finished off the n/s rear brake rebuild.
Thank goodness.
In the last five days; front discs and pads, rear discs, pads and shoes, rear disc covers / back plates, rear wheel bearings (unavoidable as we had to heat the retaining collar to remove the half shafts)
Insured it (good old Adrian Flux)
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Replaced drivers side passenger door with a better one as the old one had a big rust patch. Got the window going which hasn't worked for ages,then when I put it all back together it didn't work and I started have owns trouble with the others . I think it's the switches by the gearstick. Fortunately the front ones are working although drivers Side e a bit uncertain sometimes. Couldn't work out how to get them apart and didn't want to braek any plastic,which I am quite prone to.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Alfie on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:44 pm

MOT passed for another year,only two adviseries. She does 450 miles week in week out and never misses a beat :D
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Panzerwomble on Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:37 pm

Snap , mine passed it's MOT as well .

In the past two weeks it's had

Oil, air diesel filters & fluids
New brakes all round including the daffy handbrake shoes
Numerous PO "extras" removed , dodgy battery draining alarm , peeling tint on the front windows , roof rack held on with cable ties etc
New track rods ends, lower ball joint
Some light sill welding
Got the windows working again
New coolant, washed 100KG of mud out of the radiator fins and then flushed it
Stripped put all the seats VAXED everything and replaced
And then repainted all of the exterior and the wheels

I'm happy with it , and having been able to drive it round for the first time , have noticed the water pump is leaking.... woot, more jobs for Monday !

Will try an post some pix when I can work out best way of doing it !
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Ricko on Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:40 pm

Fitted a new exhaust, £78 off eBay, the job went nice and smoothly
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:18 pm

Found the oil leak on Truck.

Nothing too serious, just a 30mm dia ragged hole in the sump above the axle tube! No oil in there now, but it still runs. Sort off :roll:

Guess that'll be yet another engine swap. Getting good at those now with that thing.
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.

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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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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Retro Pedro on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:42 am

Bloody hell Frank - what another one (in Radio 1 East Anglian accent if you've ever heard it).
Do you think it was an off roading incident whereby something got caught up in there.
Be nice if I could get the son-in-law to swing it so that you could utilise his £20 annual fee to use either the 4 or 2 post in that members workshop just down the road from you (without saying the name, you know where I mean).
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby red5 on Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:44 pm

Today I shinned myself walking around one 2.8 lwb to get to the other 2.8 lwb.

Never thought I'd say this - I have too many Fronteras*



* Yes, I know you can't really but they're big and my drive has two and a caravan.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby boraciner on Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:09 am

Today, I solved the speedo rev problem of my father's frontera :)

the solution is in that link viewtopic.php?f=32&t=61006
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Ricko on Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:07 pm

Today I replaced;
Both anti roll bar drop links
Rear D-bushes
O/S top & bottom ball joints

and I'm now having a sit down!
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:43 pm

To the truck? Not a lot, yet.... But I did make a wee 250 mile round trip in the spare truck to get a 3.1 engine and the engine swap begins tomorrow, rain permitting.
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'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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2.8 TD LWB - Truck:
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:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Ricko on Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:01 pm

MOT passed!
I'm over the moon.
(Advisory on drive shaft gaiters, job for another day)
Celebrating by spraying the sills!
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby dave1966 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:57 pm

Converted my 12n/12s towing electrics to the Euro 13 pin socket and also fitted an extended tow ball.
My first Frontera (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27691&p=309004#p309004

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My present Frontera (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52970&p=568393#p568393

Comments on my (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=52971

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