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  1. Chris

    Looking to return to 80 ownership !

    Probably.
  2. Chris

    Facebook market place

    Having said that, sometimes it does work. Just been to fetch this, locally. Couldn't have gone more smoothly. £8. Come on you know you want one.
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  4. Chris

    Facebook market place

    HMG, thank you. You saved me having to write that post. And for pity's sake if you're selling something, describe it accurately, spell it correctly and put some meaningful pictures up!
  5. Chris

    TLC 105 4.2D

    Welcome TEDO, please do pop over to the introduction sedction and let us know a bit more about yourself and your 105. We're here to help but as Steve says, we may need a teeny bit more to go on. Wobbling is not unusual, but the causes can be many and varied.
  6. Chris

    Max lift kit

    Not an easy answer that one. Lift and spring rate are two separate factors really. You can have lift but no extra capacity and of course more weight carrying ability with no lift at all. Really decent suspension manufacturers will publish figures on lift height at a constant load. I went with 4"...
  7. Chris

    New and looking

    Can't argue with that at all.
  8. Chris

    New and looking

    Again, there isn't much to chose between the 12v and the 24v. I have had both. The best Landcruiser configuration out there in an 80 series is the one that you come across and say, hmm, that's in good nick. Very little rust, body decent and inside look half decent. That's the one that you slap...
  9. Chris

    Can you suggest an alternative to Whatsapp ?

    Signal.org apparently.
  10. Chris

    New and looking

    It's important not to limit your options. We get people join looking for a 1994, auto, in green, less than 200k miles, no more than 3 owners, beige interior, VX spec, BFG tyres, no rust etc etc. Well they're chasing a unicorn. I'd start with looking for a decent 80. That's the top line. I...
  11. Chris

    New and looking

    Welcome Grant, glad you made it. Hopefully we can help you find one. Just so that you know, we are a friendly and honourable bunch here. If you spot something and mention it, there is very little chance that someone will steal it from under your nose. People are sometimes reluctant to post what...
  12. Chris

    Front wing

    2 new genuine wings for an 80 from the main dealer came in at £804 ie £402 each. I'd start there. Getting a price for genuine is always a good benchmark. You might snag a decent second hand one or find some cheaper pattern parts. With new of course you then need them painting. Best result would...
  13. Chris

    105 Series front end Knock.

    A bit more involved, but if you have something like a GoPro it's worth mounting it under there directed at the big lumpy bits and do for a drive. These things are pretty heavy duty and sometimes trying to get a knock to happen with a bar etc can be quite hard. If you can't find what it is...
  14. Chris

    Snow / slippery downhill slopes

    Put it in low, take your feet off. As long as you have half decent tyres, you'll be golden
  15. Chris

    Stove options

    Lighting the Coleman properly and doing a little maintenance occiasionally will keep it running perfectly for years.
  16. Chris

    Stove options

    Most appliances will run from one canister, but only for so long. As the contents drops, there's not enough chuff left in them. That twin manifold thing of David's is a great way to over come that. I'd be curious to know if it will empty both cans fully. I tend to use up the part emptied ones on...
  17. Chris

    Stove options

    Of course, there is a Coleman, just like the petrol one that works off gas. But unless you carry a little box of converters, you're always stuck with the branded Coleman gas bottles. I run several stoves and lanterns most of which run on petrol, so I always have fuel in the vehicle. But if you...
  18. Chris

    IS removing a 80 rear diff from axle like in this video the same procedureas 90 series?

    TOYOdiy. It's an invite only thing. Probably just a hole or bracket where ABS cables or sensors mount somehow. You can't tell from the info on the drawings.
  19. Chris

    Stove options

    Probably not going to suite you but I have 3 of the Coleman dual burners. Why 3? I don't really have room for 4. Are they the best stove out there? Nah, course not but they are good. Fuel available anywhere in the world, damn hot, tough, compact easy to service. Reliable? Yes completely. it's...
  20. Chris

    IS removing a 80 rear diff from axle like in this video the same procedureas 90 series?

    I'm getting this for a shortie.
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  22. Chris

    Handbrake Improvement

    Ahh OK I can sort that
  23. Chris

    Handbrake Improvement

    PM me for details and I'll sort you out.
  24. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    I'd prefer tea if possible
  25. Chris

    Good morning!

    A smattering here, but power still on.
  26. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    Yes of course they do. I hadn't had my coffee! However there is still a difference in the casing itself which I am no so convinced is a five minute job to wrangle. You say small simple cut and move two studs, I'd have no problem doing that at all, but not quite as easy for everyone without...
  27. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    I might be but I don't think I am. The locker itself, not the diff, requires an entirely different casing in order to mount to the axle. There are racks, sensor holes, slide rod carriers and all sorts of gubbins that are required.
  28. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    Done the same Grimbo. I've had both manual and auto and I've yet to come across a situation, personally, where I have thought, wow, so glad I have a manual. That includes off road, on road, towing, recovering or anything at all. I'd have a 24v auto with lockers as my number one choice if I...
  29. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    It's a turbo called a G Turbo. Garret do a Big Boy, there's the Winke lads in Holland and others too. Not really up on turbos. You can also gt a supercharger. Mmmmm. Nice. Not a clue what one of those is though but sounds good. I want one.
  30. Chris

    Scorpion immobiliser removal.

    If it's the alarm, I think we can help with that.
  31. Chris

    Scorpion immobiliser removal.

    ...end of your sentence?
  32. Chris

    HF2AV Transfer box wanted

    Ok I'll keep mine then.
  33. Chris

    IS removing a 80 rear diff from axle like in this video the same procedureas 90 series?

    The rear axles on an 80 and 90 are completely different beasts. But stripping either isn't that difficult. We had to do mine in the field when I blew the rear diff to pieces at Lincomb one year. Any rear diff drop is the same process. Prop, half shafts, flange case nuts. If you ended up with a...
  34. Chris

    HF2AV Transfer box wanted

    I actually think I have one of each.
  35. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    Well the cheap test is just to try it, isn't it, Whack on some 35's and go for a drive. The difference isn't that great. Plenty of people here put 35's on stock autos and they've not struggled. My manual is on 35's and auto diffs, yes and it's great to drive, but I had the diffs on the shelf and...
  36. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    With a manual of course, towing and ratios are far less important. Just don't change up so early!
  37. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    Having a couple of diffs on the bench does mean that you're not off the road whilst you do them.
  38. Chris

    Diff rebuild /ratios for 1997 80 series 1hdft

    Well the first thing that you need to know is that a rebuild will require parts that will be differnt to the originals, most namely, shims. I have a shim library that I have built up so when I do a diff, I can swap in what's needed. If you don't have those then you'll have to measure what's...
  39. Chris

    Jump starting a 12v from a 24v

    I thought so too but I took Nick at his word being a 24v battery.
  40. Chris

    Jump starting a 12v from a 24v

    Well it all depends how you do it Nick. You say that you had a 24v battery? It's not something I'd suggest doing every morning, but in a clinch, what choice do you have. Probably better that your battery was flat. I'd imagine that it acted a soak of some kind to absorb that. As a battery it's...
  41. Chris

    Really?

    They guy in the hat is of course our very own andylandydandy from Chesterfield.
  42. Chris

    Landcruiser 100 series 1HD-FTE injectors.

    Quick Google brought up this but I can't validate that wihout a bit more digging. 093500-7590 Denso
  43. Chris

    80 series interest

    Well done; Just goes to show that it's still possible
  44. Chris

    Handbrake Improvement

    I have stock.
  45. Chris

    Orange diff light . How do turn I it off please

    Result. Good. If they do ALL of that inc parts for £250 I'd say do it!
  46. Chris

    Orange diff light . How do turn I it off please

    You can lock CDL in high range
  47. Chris

    Advice on posting here

    Stick to the facts and what can be proven. It's a free country. I'd defend their right to a reply perhaps, but they're probably not going to take up that offer. I'd urge all participants not to fall into the trap of fundamental attribution bias where you think you know better than those involved...
  48. Chris

    Orange diff light . How do turn I it off please

    Are you hearing any buzzing at all or a click when you press the button in or out? Do this with ign on but no engine running. Just helps us to work out what's going on.
  49. Chris

    Arctic Trucks HZJ78?

    Well that's clear then. Errm
  50. Chris

    Orange diff light . How do turn I it off please

    Yes South side of Chesterfield. You won't see my Amazon anwhere around at the moment. You might see an electric blue Hilux if I have to go to Milner though. Higgy's right, back and forth normally cures it, but if it's driving round tight bends OK then it might just be the detent switch that is...
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