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I hate it when the weather is hot and the truck begins to stall. Assuming that your truck is in good running condition, the problem could be a vapor lock in the fuel line. Before we get to the cure, lets look at what causes this to happen.
How many times have you let your Land Rover sit for a few days and find out it has a drained battery? There could be two causes...each which have an easy fix (some more expensive than others).
Sometimes noise generated from within the motor compartment of a tractor or auto can be very difficult to trace down. One of the best ways is with the use of a RF Sniffer. A simple one can be made easily and quickly.
If you have never used Riv-Nuts - you have missed out! They are the most marvelous invention for inserting a captive nut into a panel where you do not have access to the back of the panel.
If you want to replace the switch on a Series III FFR 24v, you need Rover part No. 579225 OR you can order Hella part 6HF 001 579-061 WARNBLINK-SCHALTER.
If you want to just bypass the switch so that your turn signals work but your flashers do not, follow these instructions:
Here is a basic explanation on how to test and wire the brake switch on a Series III FFR 24v.
The I/R (infra-red) switch on Series III FFR 24v vehicles is known for many problems. The best thing to do is bypass it. It has been known to burn out wiring harnesses. The relay also has been known to over-heat and cause other issues. In short, they dropped this system in later years due to its many problems.
It seems to happen at some point, your motor/transmission mounts fail. It is not a difficult task but can be tedious. Here is a trick that you can apply that will make changing your mounts much easier.
Gasket sealers and the like are great for emergencies, or if the mating surfaces are damaged, but are not usually recommended as a cure-all for the ever-present Rover leaks. Proper gaskets for these bits are very inexpensive, and can be had from any LR parts dealer. Quality is the keyword here - cheap gaskets are useless. This is one of the spots you may tend to buy original, as they tend to be made better than the after-market gaskets. That said, the gasket sealers are great for cementing the gasket onto the cover or sump, both for sealing and to hold it in place when reinstalled.