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Faulty EGR valve

Discussion in 'off topic' started by wylton, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Land Rovers / Range Rovers, it remains a mystery to me exactly what the attraction is to these beasts!
  2. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Yup, me too. Especially if you’ve driven one! Don’t get me wrong I guess in certain places they have their purpose, just a bit rough on the road for me!
  3. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    I had to travel from Marham in Norfolk to the Lakes back in the 80s in a SWB lightweight Land Rover to search the wreckage of a Tornado/Jaguar mid-air collision. An extremely unpleasant experience, even in my mid 20s, especially as I was in the back with the baggage. Never again.

    ETA: it was me who found the crash recorder! (Black box)
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That looks like a hell of a lot of fun! Jesus though, the welding... start with the chassis, then the bulkhead will be rotten, then you *might* be able to get the body back on. Easy enough to get the engine running though, if you can stomach 15mpg. Still, lots of fun.
  5. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Because they look nice, even though they are horrible to drive. The pleasure is in the owning, less so the using. Unless of course you have a farm.
  6. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Before it was delivered he had arranged to meet the delivery guy at a local garage where it could be pressure washed on the trailer then delivered home which was a good idea.
    I think the plan is check the engine first, see if it’ll run with fresh fuel. He installed two rsj’s In his garage and has a couple of winches so he can relatively easily pull the body off and the properly review the chassis.
    The outriggers are toast in some places but who knows what’s left elsewhere. If it needs a new chassis and bulkhead then so be it, he’s quite philosophical about the project and he’ll do what’s required.
    Back in the day we had oxyacetylene at the house but I suspect in 2021 there may be H&S restrictions on such practices:D:D!
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2021
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    You can still get oxy acet at home. Contract with BOC, maybe notify insurer, done. You can get Hobbygas, small quantities without contract.
    Things have also moved on, you can get inductive bolt heaters for loose change now. Safer, very localised heat, easy. I didn't have either when I did my 2CV 15 years ago, just used an angle grinder on the rusty, seized fasteners. I wasn't going to reuse them, so any rusty ones just got cut off.
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  8. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Some great points there Steve, I’ll pass that on. He mentioned that various suppliers now supply bolt kits the whole vehicle which as you mention means you don’t have to be precious about removing awkward ones!
    He’s buying a large compressor so most air tools should be available should he wish.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2021
  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Not a bad scheme. Even if you don't buy a bolt kit it's easy to get a selection box from somewhere like Namrick and just cut them to length. That's all I ever do. Wrt compressors etc, I'd choose a cordless impact driver these days. Times move on.
  10. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    Our 2.25 did 15 mpg. Also when the fuel gauge pointed at "E" it really did mean empty. Several people including myself ran dry ☹️.
  11. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    A schoolmate of mine ran a S2 as student, or just after. He used to drive it from Aberystwyth to Lincoln to visit his parents, returning under 20 mpg. I always reckoned he could have hired a car for the weekend and saved the cost in fuel, and done it in less time and without going deaf. I never drove it, but I did drive a S3 as a student on a farm job. It was a worse drive than the 1942 Ferguson tractor that was my other set of wheels.
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  12. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    loads of big Range Rovers and Land Rovers here, but only in the city. Out in the sticks where I live where a 4x4 would actually be useful, hardly any. Farmers round here tend to drive Subaru 4 wheel drive things.
  13. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    You also need a 10 year old Gynaecologist to change the spark plugs on a Subaru.
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  14. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    Unless you do it from underneath on a ramp....then it's quite a quick and straightforward job
  15. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    I never struggled, but I have small hands. Doing a couple of the eight plugs on a Monaro was a bit tricky though.

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