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Old September 12th, 2016, 03:03 PM
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He did a trip report OJ online.
I read all that, I just think his content is likely worthy of print...in my opinion the print is > online, I know that's antiquated but words on paper leap out more.
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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:45 AM
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Totally agree. Ought to be in print.

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I read all that, I just think his content is likely worthy of print...in my opinion the print is > online, I know that's antiquated but words on paper leap out more.
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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:47 AM
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Chris has a few threads on OJ forum about this but I wouldn't mind a run through on this forum as well, particularly as I'm planning a longer trip. Perhaps in a separate thread?

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Chris, do you travel alone? Alone in your vehicle and alone with no other vehicles?

What type of communications do you use? Satellite phone, HAM, etc.?

How do you do your route planning? Paper, electronic? Google earth? Has it evolved?

Once planned, how do you navigate? Paper, electronic? GPS, compass, iPad, kneeboard? Has it evolved?

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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:56 AM
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Thanks for the terrific write up, Chris.

Bushings is a great recommendation. I recently bought radius arm bushings, track rod ends and pan hard rod bushings which I intend to swap out. I have an occasional clunk in my steering linkage which I would assume is a bushing needing replacement but I haven't been able to track it down yet. What other bushings should I replace as a precaution? Might as well do them all at once. Easier to track their age/wear then. Trailing arm bushings? All suspension related bushings (OME) are recent but it wouldn't hurt to order a spare set from OME.

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That said, Southern Idaho (and Baja California, too) are not far enough off the grid to warrant going full Gonzo on your packing list. You're not driving across Yakutia, after all. If you're running a HD driveline, don't even bother bringing spares. Bring spares for the things that are likely to break (rubber, shocks, U-Joints, tire patches) and for the few things that are easy to carry spares for and would be trip-enders if they did break (tie rod ends, steering U-joint, fuel cut-off solenoid).
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Chris, do you travel alone? Alone in your vehicle and alone with no other vehicles?

What type of communications do you use? Satellite phone, HAM, etc.?

How do you do your route planning? Paper, electronic? Google earth? Has it evolved?

Once planned, how do you navigate? Paper, electronic? GPS, compass, iPad, kneeboard? Has it evolved?

Thanks,

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X2 on the Safety Seal tire plug kit as Chris mentioned. I have one and over the last 15 years, I've used all of the plugs. Totally worth it.
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Old September 17th, 2016, 04:34 PM
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Replacing the brake pads and I just want to confirm part #. For NAS the front (up top in photo) is part STC1275 and the rear is part STC8569 (bottom in photo)? Both Delphi and Mintex are acceptable, right?
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There are some critical bolts that need to be added to anyone's kit - even if its not your vehicle that needs it - saves a lot of scratching through a half mile of trail dust.

Bolts to hold brake calipers to axles - two different types for early/late Discovery and Range Rovers. I've been on three separate trail rides where someone lost a front caliper bolt. We were delayed for over an hour each time and now I have some spares (plus some blue Loctite) in the tool box I always have in my Defender.

Selection of suspension nuts and bolts for front track rod and trailing arms.

Bolts/nuts for the pivot pin in the swivel ball housing. We once spent a few hours stuck on the side of a trail when a Series truck lost all of the lower studs in the swivel housing and the front wheel assumed a very non-standard amount of camber.

Spare bolts and nuts for the driveshaft - if you lose one you're pretty screwed.

Replacement radiator plug to rescue the poor souls who haven't replaced the plastic plug on a Discovery, Range Rover Classic or Defender with a brass version. The plastic ones are diabolical little time bombs.

Having these on hand will endear you to your fellow Land Rover owners when they lose one on the trail - should be good for at least one free beer....
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Old September 17th, 2016, 06:25 PM
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Old September 24th, 2016, 10:37 PM
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Ha. Yessss!

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I havent followed this very closely, but I think you might be overlooking the obvious. -Jeff
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Ordering a new 300tdi head gasket and noticed that there is a variety of options. 1.3mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm, 1 hole, 2 hole, 3 hole, 4 hole. What's up with all the options and which one do I need?
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Old September 24th, 2016, 10:42 PM
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It is based on the piston protrusion. It should be measured when the head is off. It is explained in the workshop manual.
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So I have to take it apart in order to find out which style I need to order?

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It is based on the piston protrusion. It should be measured when the head is off. It is explained in the workshop manual.
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I think you can se it without disassembly. See the three holes in the pic between cylinder 3 & 4 at the top? Look between numbers 3 and 4 injector ports.



See if you can see the tab on your motor.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 11:15 PM
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So I have to take it apart in order to find out which style I need to order?
You can see what is there now by the number of holes and get that one assuming the previous person used the right one.
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Great!

I will take a look tomorrow.
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You can see what is there now by the number of holes and get that one assuming the previous person used the right one.
So order the one that is currently on it so that if it is correct when you measure it you can put it back together.
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It's a one hole and it looks thick. Probably 1.5mm or thicker. Can't access it with a caliper. Does the hole indicate gasket thickness?
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