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I love snow, but not when I'm trying to work on my car, every time I go
out there I get cold and wet.
I'll tell you all a tale in case it ever effects you:
I spent the weekend abusing my car as usual until Sunday mid day when
the steering went very vague on me. I had just clambered over some big
fallen trees so assumed I'd caught the track bar but closer inspection
revealed the passenger side steering arm that bolts to the bottom of the
swivel housing was only held in place by one loose stud, the others
having come loose most of the way and then sheared off.
About 2 1/2 years ago I had a new front axle casing and ever since I've
had problems with these studs coming loose. Once I knew about it I'd
check and tighten them on a regular basis, no amount of thread lock
would work. About 12 months ago they stopped coming loose and I stopped
checking ... until now.
Apparently Landrover solved this problem about 20 years ago, they fit
lock plates / tabs. When I rebuild it I shall fabricate something
similar.
My theory is that the studs were removed when the casing was done, and
they allowed grease into the threads so thread lock compounds had no
chance of working ever since, and you can't clean them in situ because
the swivel is full of grease. Probably washing the parts thoroughly and
thread locking would work but I shan't be taking chances.
Most annoying of all is you don't even need to undo those studs to get
the swivel housing off so they could have left them alone.
Best Regards,
Jon.
 
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Yes, it is a pain not having some nice dry workshop space - I am
supposed to be working on two Troopers this weekend and am not looking
forward to it.
However I did bump into someone at the school gate this morning who
makes horse boxes for a living and is only about half a mile a way and
might be able to let me have some space.
Now that we have some snow, having a 4x4 I have been volunteered to do
the school run for a number of local children - many of our local
country lanes are extremely slippery - the ABS is useless so using 2
and L on the autobox for the steep hills.
Some would consider it to be a chore, but I am loving it :)
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Yes, it is a pain not having some nice dry workshop space - I am
supposed to be working on two Troopers this weekend and am not looking
forward to it.
However I did bump into someone at the school gate this morning who
makes horse boxes for a living and is only about half a mile a way and
might be able to let me have some space.
Now that we have some snow, having a 4x4 I have been volunteered to do
the school run for a number of local children - many of our local
country lanes are extremely slippery - the ABS is useless so using 2
and L on the autobox for the steep hills.
Some would consider it to be a chore, but I am loving it :)
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian,
It's trying its best to snow here but I think it should dry harder.
Although I have farm buildings they are of an age and type that do not admit
vehicles and I would need to do some heavy modifications to allow them in so
I am in much the same boat so have to do everything in the mud and rain.
The joys of fatherhood!
Anthony Graham
1994HDJ801HD-T
West Wales
UK
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Julian Voelcker
Sent: 24 February 2005 11:00
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Snow woe
Yes, it is a pain not having some nice dry workshop space - I am
supposed to be working on two Troopers this weekend and am not looking
forward to it.
However I did bump into someone at the school gate this morning who
makes horse boxes for a living and is only about half a mile a way and
might be able to let me have some space.
Now that we have some snow, having a 4x4 I have been volunteered to do
the school run for a number of local children - many of our local
country lanes are extremely slippery - the ABS is useless so using 2
and L on the autobox for the steep hills.
Some would consider it to be a chore, but I am loving it :)
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian its never a chore to drive the cruiser, any excuse and im out in it.
Still wish I could find some where to play with it the way it was meant to
be used( the cruiser) of course.
John c
92 HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Snow woe
 
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John
Apparently (allegedly) the UK are having snow overnight and tomorrow.
I've been very disappointed with the "turn out" for snow so far this
week, and want proper stuff, not just a couple of mms to play in!
So, the original excuse for writing this email is - hang in there John!
it will come no doubt withing the next 24 hours!!
Regards
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 02/24/05 01:37pm >>>
Julian its never a chore to drive the cruiser, any excuse and im out in
it.
Still wish I could find some where to play with it the way it was meant
to
be used( the cruiser) of course.
John c
92 HDJ 80 1HD-T Ireland
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Snow woe
> Yes, it is a pain not having some nice dry workshop space - I am
> supposed to be working on two Troopers this weekend and am not
looking
> forward to it.
>
> However I did bump into someone at the school gate this morning who
> makes horse boxes for a living and is only about half a mile a way
and
> might be able to let me have some space.
>
>
> Now that we have some snow, having a 4x4 I have been volunteered to
do
> the school run for a number of local children - many of our local
> country lanes are extremely slippery - the ABS is useless so using 2
> and L on the autobox for the steep hills.
>
> Some would consider it to be a chore, but I am loving it :)
> --
> Regards,
>
> Julian Voelcker
> Mobile: 07971 540362
> Cirencester, United Kingdom
> 1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
>
>
> --
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> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>
 
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John in Ireland
U got it yet?
We've got a bit but it keeps on melting....and then a bit more
comes....then it leaves again....pointless really.....
Renate
 
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