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Only British engineering can
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:37:58 PM »
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I am about to change the gasket and wiring harness for my LandRover Defender TD5 - not idiotically designed as one piece though but otherwise doing exactly the same job - and it is about $60 equivalent (genuine parts).

Edit: guess I should mention that the failure mode with this particular harness when older is that engine oil migrates down the cabling as the seal breaks down and either escapes at the plug connector right behind the fan which blows it everywhere or in some instances has been known to find its way right down to the ecu which is under the passenger seat in the cabin and not normally a place you expect to find engine oil:)


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Only British engineering can make a car leak engine oil into the cab.


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We are dedicated and inventive when it comes to oil leaks. It's an area where our designers feel free to think out of the box.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/8273mb/a_500_valve_cover_gasket/


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Re: Only British engineering can
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 10:39:00 PM »
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Well, I'm glad to see that UK expertise in this field hasn't diminished any since the 70s.

Now tell me about Lucas.  Still Lord of Darkness?

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Re: Only British engineering can
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 01:14:59 AM »
Still the old Defenders look so cool.

I always wanted a Triumph TR7.

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Re: Only British engineering can
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 01:49:47 AM »
Still the old Defenders look so cool.

I always wanted a Triumph TR7.

I don't think the swear filter will let me relate what my aunt used to say about hers. And it was not a complaint.

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Re: Only British engineering can
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 02:28:34 AM »
>Triumph TR7

Masochist

I have a TR3 in the barn. 


> Defenders look so cool.

A few or more years ago my friend Robert, the much-acclaimed King Of The Land Rovers, was up in NYC fixing some major Peoplesoft meltdown when he saw an ad for a parts-only Defender out on Long Island.  He called the owner and found out that the Defender was actually in nice shape but had quit running and the owner had spent tons of money trying to get it fixed to no avail so he was dumping it.  Robert took a cab out there, bought it for <$1k, borrowed some hand tools, started it, and drove it 7 hours to his home in Virginia.

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 12:02:36 PM »
The last TR7 I saw on the road had a bumper sticker that read: "The parts falling off this car are of the finest British craftsmanship."

Nobody misses British Leyland.

Still it looked cool.

There is a guy around here with a fully restored TR6 in British Racing Green.  It's a beautiful car.