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Urgent. Help needed
« on: May 24, 2022, 08:44:36 AM »

This is a request for help from  Jim Gardner and Mick Mack who are in the north of Scotland
This is their message

Urgent! Does anyone in the Durness/Ullapool area have an alternator belt for a 2.5 petrol Defender engine? Cheers.

If anyone can help then ring Jim on   07976 351743

Thanks
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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 08:47:44 AM »

Just had a phone call, all fixed now.

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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2022, 09:08:03 AM »

It's the same belt as the 2.25 alternator one.
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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2022, 10:02:46 AM »

Hi Neil
Yep Jim will know that he runs a land rover restoration business.  He had a spare that didnt fit.  The one that failed is less than 3 months old and they were in the middle of nowhere.  Someone made a 180 mile round trip to sort them out bu all is well now

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2022, 10:23:00 AM »


... been driving around Scotland in mine on and off since mid 90's and never broken one while driving ... but I always carry one or two under the passenger seat, because I don't know if there are any places I could stop and pick one up over the counter these days, even in Glasgow or Inverness. Having said that, I bet my spare is more than 10 years old and might die itself within 5 miles if I ever actually used it. Maybe time to buy a fresh new spare!

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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 11:27:32 AM »

Aways a good idea to carry a spare fan belt, they don't take up any room.

I buy 2 belts, fit one and keep one as a spare under the seat - so it's away from the light and engine heat.
I only buy branded belts.

For the LWT which runs a double pulley - that's 4 belts to purchase, to give 2 spares.

And whilst you may never break a belt in transit - a fellow owner may and you can help them out ^^^

People say you only need a mobile phone and an AA card as your breakdown strategy.
Wrong - you should at least carry a few basic parts which the AA man can replace - fan belts being one such item.


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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 11:39:44 AM »

It helps to know the dimensions and profile of the fan belt.
If your local car parts shop doesn't stock it, the chances are that an engineering factors or agricultural merchant may have one.
I buy my fan belts from a local drive belt place that has belts for all sizes and manner of machinery.
Last time I was in there a farmer was buying drive belts for one of his harvesting machines.
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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 08:52:51 PM »

This is a request for help from  Jim Gardner and Mick Mack who are in the north of Scotland
This is their message

Urgent! Does anyone in the Durness/Ullapool area have an alternator belt for a 2.5 petrol Defender engine? Cheers.

If anyone can help then ring Jim on   07976 351743

Thanks
Peter

Not another breakdown by Jim Next time we do a Land Rover run I'm inviting Marcus and the AA
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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2022, 08:25:08 AM »

Andy you know what they say about how mechanics maintain their own vehicles

He should be on his way home now, hopefully not on the back of Marcus's truck

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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2022, 08:09:12 PM »

Can't believe no one suggested taking their stockings off!  :bright-idea :RHD

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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2022, 10:02:07 AM »

talking of stockings, top tip of the day for when you lose the round thing that holds them into the suspender belt - always carry some aspirin as the tablet works as a subsititute !!
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2022, 10:48:46 AM »

Interesting how you know that Alex.  Will you be wearing your stockings at Ripon?

They will go well with Mick Outhwaite's bikini bottoms

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2022, 03:56:16 PM »

I keep a stock, just in case a lady needs some chivalry !!

Free fitting available also
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Re: Urgent. Help needed
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2022, 06:34:09 AM »

Hi,

I assume everybody knows that the four figure number "painted" on a fan belt, is it's measurement in millimeters. On one occasion, I guestimated what size belt I needed, then made several visits to Halfords, starting with a guestimate, and returning to exchange for the next size up, on their rack.

If anybody here has an S2 with alternator, it may help somebody else to tell us the number on your belt.

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