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    Steering damper and lift kit question

    Hi guys Running a +2 inch Pedder kit on the 80 series, inc upgraded steering damper. We were looking at the steering yesterday and noticed that the damper seems to have been binding against the track bar, presumably on articulation. the truck is used predominantly on the road, so this isn't...
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    Clutch smelling

    Hi all Jan mentioned that the 80 Series has started to get clutch smells occasionally, usually when booting it, It's not noticeably slipping (yet) though. Bit surprised at the clutch was changed about 5 years ago (c40,000 miles) - was a clutch kit at the time, but we didn't have any bearings...
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    1969/70 Dodge Charger 440

    .. up for sale soon. Mechanically good, needs finishing... A couple of people on here have expressed interest previously, so I will PM them shortly. If anyone else is interested, please reply or PM me. NOTE: Vehicle is currently on UK registration, but on the Isle of Man - will need...
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    New DD

    As a complete aside, my trusty Mk3 MR2 is slowly dying, so bought a "new" daily driver - 2004 Lexus LS200 with 35,000 on the clock. Hell of a car for the money, proper exec saloon for crappy hatch back money. Only done a few hundred miles so far, but that 2.0 straight six petrol is a lovely...
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    George Clarke's Amazing Spaces - "ultimate camper" build

    Well... that was "interesting"... possibly the most pointless and unusable build he's done yet, and that says a lot! No insulation, obvious light/air/water gaps, vehicle appears pretty much unusable, 4 berth but only 2 travelling seats. And they pay this idiot to build this crap... Wow. We...
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    Stupid question re 80 series lights

    So... bear with me. When the guys did the respray they had the front wings, etc, off. When they came to reassemble apparently they had some issues with the wiring to the front lights, and basically have rewired some of the front end connections... and now when you indicate, the white corner...
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    Twist or bust... 80 series body refurb

    Sooooo... after a bit of soul searching we committed to getting the body on Jan's 80 series sorted out. Rot to be cut out, plus colour change. A few early pics of the tear down...
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    Cheap 80 series...

    ... on Car and Classic. Doesn't look horrible, suspiciously cheap? https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C775741
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    Help?! 80 series - engine not switching off... randoms

    Hi Jan called me earlier - said the 80 series was making a weird noise and wouldn't switch off. She messed about with it, the noise stopped and the engine turned off normally. She re-started okay and drove it home, and it hasn't done it since. My immediate thought is something like a stuck...
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    Any recommendations on bike racks?

    My eldest (she's 8) has just discovered mountain biking, which means I have re-discovered mountain biking o_O. I can fit her bike in the back behind the second row, but mine obviously won't fit too, so looking to fit a quick release/removable bike rack onto the top tailgate. I don't plan to...
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    Fecking track rod ends... argh!!! Help?!

    Okay - so figured I'd go out this morning and do the track rod ends on the 80 Series... 2 hours later and I still can't get the drivers side one to budge - tried 2 different splitters (and managed to bend the one I've had for 20 odd years, which was a first), the 2 hammers method, and tried...
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    Finding a tube for a 285/75/16??

    Jan's picked up a screw in one of her tyres - its on the flat of the tyre tread, but because she's running MTs its into the gap between the final set of lugs, so the local tyre guy says he can't repair it... however he is happy to refit it with an inner tube, if we source one. Looking on the...
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    Megacruisers (again)

    Guy recently started advertising Megacruisers for £8.5K + shipping and tax. Definitely left field, but a lot of Toyota for the money.
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    Artistic 80 shot

    No reason... :-)
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    80 Series - no washer jets

    Hi - quick one, as its a work day... windscreen washer jets on Jan's 80 Series have packed up - listening at the reservoir I can hear a feeble electrical noise, so I presume the pump is just FUBAR? Is there any trick to changing these out? Based on a very quick look, removing the reservoir...
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    Car SOS - doing a Landcruiser

    .. tomorrow night. Might be worth a watch.
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    Views on a D4D Hilux?

    Hi all - thinking about another truck (not to replace the 80 Series before someone asks, as well as) and have been looking at modern-ish Hilux - maybe a 7th Gen D4D. Anyone any experience with these? As a Yota I would expect reliability, but is there any nasties to look out for? I've a phobia...
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    Help! Random grinding/squeal from somewhere...

    Jan came in today and said the truck was making weird noises and felt like it was suffering from some sort of drive line shunt. I took it for a quick run around the block and could replicate the same sort of symptoms in 2nd gear at around 2,000 rpm - rolling on and off the throttle created a...
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    New paint schemes on your 80 Series?

    Hi all Well, our 80 Series is going in for some rust work soon, and as Jan plans to keep it pretty much until the wheels fall off or she gets buried in it, she's looking to do a custom paint job.... she's looking at two tone battle ship grey and root beer type thing (hard to describe - see this...
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    Stupid question time... where are the XXXXing heated seat fuses?

    .... on an 80 series? I stupidly assumed they would be in the little drivers side panel - nope. Engine bay main fuse block - nope. Are they hidden somewhere?
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    Okay... so I have money in my pocket and a space on the drive...

    Hi all Good to see some of you at the AO16 - we were in the Sprinter 4x4 :) Still got an 80 series and a few other toys, but in the market for another truck... so what to get?!? Gotta be a proper 4 seater (so okay for occasional school runs) and nice enough for using to get into work in the...
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    Steps, rock rails, whatever...

    Hi all, The stock running boards on Overkill are well past their prime - bent, bashed and generally the worse for wear. I'm toying with seeing if a local engineering place can make me up a set of replacements, maybe out of 2" box... but before I do, has anyone found a decent source of these...
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    80 Series swivel hubs

    Hi guys Quick one... and apologies, I tried the search facility and found a gzillion entries.... The o/s hub is looking very wet - looks like the hub seal has gone or is going. So presume a rebuild is in the near future. In the meantime should I simply top up the grease in the hub to minimise...
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    Adventure Overland Show

    Okay - seen a few references, so figure I'd start a new thread dedicated to this... 1. Who's going? 2. In what? 3. Anyone up for an informal Saturday night session? (answer - me, Sprinter 4x4, hell yes... :-) )
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    Not a Toyota - but I need this....

    ... lord knows what I'd do with it, but I want it... http://www.milweb.net/classifieds/large_image.php?ad=77383&cat=1
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    New boots

    Recently changed the scrubbed Maxxis Big Horns (315/70/16) for a set of Cooper STTs (285/75/16) - what a difference! Truck is quieter on the road and seems more composed. Haven't played off road yet, but cant see them being a problem. I'll get around to washing the blue off some time...
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    80 Series repair panels?

    Hi all Well after a bit of soul searching we decided to stick with our current 80 series and fettle it to get a few more years out of the old girl. So over the next few weeks it'll be new tyres, sort out the exhaust properly and get on top of the bodywork. Looking around it properly over the...
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    Defender 2 Forum - dream garage

    Good forum for Landies, but some on there are a bit, erm.. OTT. Someone posted a "List your 4 best Defenders for a dream garage" to which my response was... On reflection, boy this is a dumb question - anyone that would have 4 "Defenders" (and that is a loose term at best) in their dream...
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    Alaska Off Road Warriors

    Anyone spotted this one late evening on the History channel? Some interesting vehicles and more interesting haircuts... but if someone wants to let me drive Alaska with a chance of $100,000 first prize, I'm in!!!
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    I have some space on the drive and need a new toy...

    Okay, so we sold the L200 recently - which leaves us with the 80 series, MR2 (my commuter car) and the 4x4 Camper... which means I have space on the drive and a spare insurance policy. Looking at going back old school for a new toy - Defender, Jeep Wrangler, older Landcruiser, G Wagon...
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    New clutch and random smells and juddering.... :-(

    Okay - weird one this - clutch was slipping badly, so fired it in to my usual 4x4 garage to change the clutch. Full kit fitted. Clutch is now nice and light but.... 1. I seem to be getting more noise/vibes through the gearbox that I was before. 2. The clutch drags/judders a bit at the bite...
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    Track rod end dust covers/boots

    Hi all Got my new suspension through today but remembered that I have a couple of track rod end rubbers split, so may as well sort that at the same time. The joints are fine, its just the rubbers that have split. Anyone know the genuine part number off hand? I fitted generic ones a couple of...
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    2 years in - time for a refresh - ideas/recommendations

    Hi all Well, had my 80 series for a couple of years now, and apart from a few issues just after buying in (long, tedious story), Overkill has become part of the family. As with any truck this age tho, its due a little TLC, so a few ideas/plans, which I would welcome recommendations on: 1...
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    80 Series "unsettled" in corners

    Hi all Funny how when you have multiple vehicles they all develop issues at the same time (see post elsewhere re the MR2). Anyway... Got a slightly odd situation on the 80 Series... in that under long sweeping corners it'll be handling fine, holding its line under power, then suddenly seems to...
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    Sourcing gearbox bearings - Toyota MR2

    Hi My Mk3 Roadster has developed a whine in 4th gear - looks like gearbox bearings on the way out (common fault apparently?). Anyway, a mate reckons he can pull the box and change the bearings for me, if I source the parts. I've had a look on line and can't find any via Camskill and co - anyone...
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    Karl W - your private message folder is full...

    ... posted on the 80 forum as I thought you'd read this :shifty: You'll have a pm re the bonnet when I can send it... LOL!
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    WTF is with the adverts on this site?

    10000 single Asian women....? May well be lovely, but how the Castlemaine XXXX did this end up on this site? Is there a secret audience or is the advertiser just spamming everything that moves? :eusa-snooty:
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    Random noises - help!?!

    Okay, so I have a new random noise to worry about. I've a 24v 4.2 manual, 180,000 miles, no smoke, runs fine, etc... but has just started making a slight metallic tinkling noise from somewhere around the engine - almost like a light chain rattling or a heat shield vibrating. It doesn't do it...
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    Caranex... or similar?

    Okay, I'm looking to use my 80 series Landcruiser for trips around Europe, and want to be able to camp with the family - i.e. me and the missus, plus 2 x under 5s. Roof tent is out for obvious reasons (toddlers taking a six foot header whilst looking for the porta-potty) so thinking Caranex or...
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    Transponder problems....

    Okay - quick question - is there a way to remove or bypass the transponder on my 1996 80 series 4.2 diesel? The vehicle has a Clifford alarm with remote intellistart, so presumably the transponder chip (from the original key) must be squirrelled away in the dash somewhere, but has recently...
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    80 series airbag warning light

    Okay, got my 80 series over to the IOM for the local test - few minor issues to sort out (split dust caps, front wheel bearings not properly torqued up, exhaust rubbers missing), and one significant one - the airbag/SRS warning light doesn't light up when the ignition is first switched on. The...
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    Morning

    Been lurking for a while and finally got around to registering now that I am actively looking for 'Cruiser. 8-) Hopefully will find a nice 80 series soon...
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    Wanted - 80 Series 4.2 Diesel

    Hi all I'm in the market for a good UK 80 with 4.2 motor. Had lots of 4x4s over the years from SJ Zuki through to a Pinzgauer 712 and pretty much everything in between, just sold my Pinz and my 90 and fancied a change... and always liked the LC80s. The truck will be used for general playing...
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