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Old 7 Nov 2006
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Hi

whenever changing a tyre with split rims, always, always make sure that you have a retaining strap around the rim - they are known for flying off under pessure, partiularly when airring up the tyre after a repair/replacement.
Saw a local in Africa loose a large chunk of his scalp and skull - and he was lucky to be alive - when inflating a tyre, because he airred it up to quickly, without a retaining strap - a ratchet strap or a retaining strap will do the trick.
I used both on an LC when changing tyres and was thankful at least once when rim popped off the main rim - do NOT cut corners when doing this, you may not live to regret it.

Be careful out there!!!

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speedo

Speedo sender is on the (uk) n/s of gearbox look at your transfer box photo and you can see it.Quite a common fault on iveco's & easy to change.

Nice photos.

Saw all 7 ex raf vans at auction in 2005 at withams but i'd just brought a iveco 4x4 hi top.

Cant agree more BE VERY CAREFUL when re inflating spilt rims,If your not sure take 1 to a tyre fitter & get them to show you how.
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It would be wise to take all your rims down to a tyre fitter because if the wheel hasn't been taken apart for a while the rim can rust solid to the main rim and getting them apart in the middle of nowhere can be a complete s*d. The other thing is that because these things are not that common these days you will need to find an 'old hand' to show what to do or, more importantly, what not to do.

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Split rim wheels, tyres

My Iveco WM has military split rims which I have changed tyres on without problems, although a strap round is a good precaution I agree. Just make sure the ring is well bedded in as you inflate, I check as I inflate, tapping with a hammer all round as I go to make sure it's staying in the groove. You can change a tyre with the wheel still on the truck but it's safer flat on the ground. Mine are tube types but some split rim wheels can be tubeless with a separate rubber seal like a big 'O' ring. My mate's Dodge RB44 camper has these but he's had problems with tyres going down and new seals were expensive. The military Iveco wheels are wider than standard (only 1/2") but also very thick metal and weigh a lot! 65kg for spare wheel + tyre.

I've been using Mich XZL's for a few years now, the later pattern which are metric size. It came on 9.00x16 XS tyres as standard but the new size is 255/100x16. Slightly smaller. I think the smaller sizes of XZL only come in the 'old' pattern with chunkier edges. The new pattern are great, good on the road and on piste and will drop right down for sand. Wear rate is reasonable and the ride is very good. Quiet, too, and reasonable grip even on wet tarmac as long as you don't be silly.

Phil - I have a copy of the Daily 40.10 4x4 owner's manual, I was given one with my WM. It's quite a bit different from my truck's controls etc, but it kept me going until I managed to find the military user manual. I already have the service data/speeds/lubricants etc pages scanned. Let me know if you need them.

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manuals

Forgot to mention might be worth emailing witham sv to see if they still have the manuals that came with the vans.
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Already scanned

For those of you who already have the paper version of the 40-10 W (civilian) official workshop and electrical manuals, I can save you the bother of scanning it all as I've already done it. All in PDF form with an active index (just click on the section)

A little something towards the postage (from France) and the CD and it's yours.

Again, for copywright reasons you must already have the manuals in question.

PM me if interested
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Hi Luke I would like a copy please but cant pm you until I have 15 posts....one more after this!!

thanks Graeme
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Linking tanks

Has anyone got experience of linking fuel tanks?

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Hi Graeme
I have no experience but would not recommend it. You have far more connections to leak, if you get dirty fuel it contaminates both tanks, if you get a leak you loose the lot. I have another tank with a tap which is high enough to get a Jerry underneath, drop it into that and pour it into the main tank. It's simple reliable and can be done in a tea break.
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cedar, not sure if I'm misreading your suggestion but what's to stop you linking the two tanks but have a control valve on the link so you can keep the two loads of fuel isolated until the main tank is empty then open the valve to let the additional fuel through. You quote seems to be suggesting this but via manually dropping it into jerry cans and loading it into the main tank. The cost of a piece of pipe and a valve plus fitting it is fairly minimal and should lead to a lot more user friendly experiance.
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Dear all,

Item 200043494906

If it goes for anything like the present price, it's a steal!!!

I'd buy it myself if I didn't already have 3!

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Thanks all for tips regarding split rims - especially the ratchet idea (thanks Chris).

Fuel tank linking - I found a 120litre plastic tank. Fitted it in existing rear compartment (mines the ex RAF version) where they held compressor. Linked two via bit of pipe work, included isolator valve, shoved small pump in top tank (sometimes needed to start the flow then gravity takes over). Works a treat. Now able to buy 180 litres of fuel when price is good !!!

Hey Sam - that iveco is over the £10k mark now, I reckon it will go for £15k. !!

Luke : yes please would appreciate copies - I'm in Switzerland at moment, where in France are you ? maybe meet up. I don't need paper copies, in fact easier to have as PDF files. Can you post on a site for me to download, or send via e-mail ? I'll pm my email address to you.

Nigel - good tip re, rusted rims, just found set of Cooper AT tyres so will be changing all next week.

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Handbook

Phil - and anyone else interested - as well as a civilian operator's handbook for the 40.10 Daily I also have a file of a pamphlet on offroad driving tips for the 4x4 TurboDaily. It is in German, and has some nice line drawings of offroad Ivecos including a camper. It's 3.15Mb .pdf file, 32 pages.

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Red face yes please!

Nigel,

If you're happy to email me the guide, that would be great!

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eBay Iveco went for GBP12100, which if the mechanicals were good is a great price...

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Offroad driving tips

Sorry Sam - I'm not allowed to send you an email until I have enough posts as I've only just joined.

As soon as I've found some other things to say (not usually difficult for me!) and I can send it I will.

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