My RHD 300Tdi D1

terryjm1

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This bracket, the dust cover, and tensioner pulley are the primary ingredients, so to speak.


This compressor will give you the needed manifold and pulley you could swap onto the BMW one shown in my other post. Or, I think the compressor shown for the Jaguar just might be an all in one compressor solution for you.


I would ask both sellers if they have the dust cover and hoses. That is how I found mine.

This one has the dust cover and bracket. If you don’t buy it i just might. Let me know. I bet he has the hoses and tensioner assembly, too. Looks like he is parting one out.


This is the tensioner missing the pulley and bearing. However, you can buy those new, I believe.


Here is the tensioner pulley with bolt and bearing. The bearing is very common and cheap, easily found on Amazon and eBay.


Another option for the tensioner “arm”

This bracket, the dust cover, and tensioner pulley are the primary ingredients, so to speak.


This compressor will give you the needed manifold and pulley you could swap onto the BMW one shown in my other post. Or, I think the compressor shown for the Jaguar just might be an all in one compressor solution for you.


I would ask both sellers if they have the dust cover and hoses. That is how I found mine.

This one has the dust cover and bracket. If you don’t buy it i just might. Let me know. I bet he has the hoses and tensioner assembly, too. Looks like he is parting one out.


This is the tensioner missing the pulley and bearing. However, you can buy those new, I believe.


Here is the tensioner pulley with bolt and bearing. The bearing is very common and cheap, easily found on Amazon and eBay.


Another option for the tensioner “arm”

This bracket, the dust cover, and tensioner pulley are the primary ingredients, so to speak.


This compressor will give you the needed manifold and pulley you could swap onto the BMW one shown in my other post. Or, I think the compressor shown for the Jaguar just might be an all in one compressor solution for you.


I would ask both sellers if they have the dust cover and hoses. That is how I found mine.

This one has the dust cover and bracket. If you don’t buy it i just might. Let me know. I bet he has the hoses and tensioner assembly, too. Looks like he is parting one out.


This is the tensioner missing the pulley and bearing. However, you can buy those new, I believe.


Here is the tensioner pulley with bolt and bearing. The bearing is very common and cheap, easily found on Amazon and eBay.


Another option for the tensioner “arm”

You will need this and the sensors/switches that install in it as well.
 

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discomeans

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Update with no pics because Landy's still in the shop (yeah, that's what we call it, I'm not that creative with naming. I have a cat named Cat.)

I finally broke down last night and gave Jake the thumbs-up to procure a Front Runner Slimline II roof rack. I really love the more traditional style of the Voyager and Bajaracks, but the fact that the Slimline is all aluminum, has plenty of add-ons, and won't take well over a month to get here finally won me over. I'm not 100% sure, but Jake doesn't get the official D1/D2 rack - he instead uses a slightly different model for a little more length/accessibility to the rear. He said he can have it shipped and installed by end of next week so when I pick it up from all the work being done, it'll be there too.

He also said he's removing the transfer case this weekend to see why it won't shift into diff lock. Curious to see what happens with that...

If I can be transparent for the moment - along with never having any significant offroad experience, the wife and I have never been camping. Being a northerner living in FL, unless you like bugs and humidity, there's only a few months of the year when the evening weather is tolerable. So rather than ordering a RTT along with the rack, I went to Costco's website and purchased a Core instant tent for us to try out. I don't want to make an investment in something like a RTT that I might never use.

In other wallet-draining news, I've got a recovery backpack and oil bag due to arrive today from Blue Ridge Overland Gear, and a used actuator coming from eBay for the left rear door which doesn't lock/unlock properly.

Super excited to get this work done. In the last week of October, we're due to drive up to Asheville for a week and have a full day booked at the Land Rover Experience. I'm hoping to do a shakedown cruise into Ocala National Forest a weekend prior to that.
 

Tugela

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Looks great. Those bumpers are clean and the vehicle looks capable without being overdone. Good call on the FR rack, the South Africans make good stuff and the range of accessories you can get for that system is extensive. Also good thinking to start small on the camping gear. I camped a few times in the Everglades last winter and was so glad not to be in a RTT. Plus it's helpful to keep things light when you have a 300TDI pulling everything. Unless you find you need them, removing the side steps and trailer hitch will offset some of the mass of the bumpers.
 

discomeans

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Unless you find you need them, removing the side steps and trailer hitch will offset some of the mass of the bumpers.
Interesting thought about the side steps. The hitch is very intentional - I wanted the Dixon-Bate 5 Ton jaw there for recovery purposes. I actually didn't want the ball on it, but that's the main 5 ton version you can find these days.

Definitely going lighter on the camping gear to start, especially in terms of the weight on the wallet!
 

discomeans

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Attempted the windshield seal leak fix yesterday per the original service bulletin - pull back the seal and fill with a 3M window sealing compound. Masked it off so I could be extra generous with the sealant. We‘ll see whether I did it right…
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discomeans

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One week until our Land Rover Experience Biltmore trip!

Among a slew of other items, I ordered a Waxoyl kit from Rovers North. After the last round of work on Landy, we realized that the rear axle's in pretty rough shape, and while not major, rust has made its way into some other areas.

Time is working against me in this week before our trip, so yesterday I scraped/brushed/washed off the major flakes of rust on the rear axle and hit it with a can of Waxoyl Hardwax. That's the worst of the rust and since we often take Landy to the beach, I wanted to get that at least protected. Afterwards, I realized I probably should have hit it with Ospho first, but it's better than nothing.

Application was real easy - the worst part was not having a lift! I'm actually looking forward to doing the rest of the treatment. The amount of rust that came off the axle was pretty eye-opening, though. :(

Per my modus operandi, I forgot to take a before pic, so here's the after pic from this morning.

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