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    Re: My FYI Thread.

    Very informative to an old-school bush mechanic like me... Subscribed!
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    Defender Re: Itís my Defender 90 2.8 thread

    Yes, full R80K is covered.
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    Defender Re: Itís my Defender 90 2.8 thread

    Zapiture, at the beginning of 2018 my 110 Td5 Double Cab's "book value" was R80k. I wrote to my insurer (Western Insurance) explaining the situation with Defenders and included a couple of ads from...
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    150 000 miles as stated in the article equates to about 240 000 kilometers...
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    Re: N. Cape flower season

    I came back from a short (dirt) road trip yesterday: (CT, Eendekuil, Redelinghuys, Lambertsbaai, Doringbaai, Koekenaap, Vredendal, Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Ceres, CT).

    If the amount of flowers we...
  6. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    For all the years I've been addicted to Land Rovers, I've seen 100's of guys chucking the air suspension out of the D2, but never of someone going air on all 4 corners!

    I'll be following this with...
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    Series I Re: Wanted - defender 90 2.8

    Euan, the 2.8 is one of the, if not the most sought after 90". Owners tend to hang on to them, so supply and demand dictates that they are pricey.

    An acquaintance of mine bought one in good...
  8. Thread: 9.00x16

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    Re: 9.00x16

    Mark, are you on the Forward Control Facebook page? Lots of info on there.
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    Re: Polished aluminium Defender

    Albert, there's a S3 that I occasionally see in Gansbaai (Cape Town registration number) that has had that treatment. Spoke to the owner - he had it polished, waited for the aluminum to tarnish and...
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    Re: A Tale of two Series.... 2A's

    Butcher the game viewer:The SIIA 88" SWB is becoming more and more scarce, thus more sought after, thus more valuable. So are parts becoming more expensive and hard to find - supply and demand. What...
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    Re: Landrover disco 3 crankshaft failure

    I love my Landies above all other inanimate objects and Jelo and myself don't always agree - but on this one I'm 110% in agreement with him. You're way past the point where the law of diminishing...
  12. Re: Discovery 2 V8 vs. TD5: The fuel consumption issue..

    Biltong, RE tire size:

    About 2 years ago I lost 2 tires on my Td5 Defender. I temporarily put on a set of 15" rims with 31x10.5 tires on. A mate's Jeep Sahara had gone into limp mode due to a...
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    Re: Canopy air vents for positive pressure

    Without hijacking/derailing the thread: Is there any vent one can use on a canvas canopy?
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    Defender Re: Td5 leaking intercooler

    RE Suppliers in WC:

    New unit: LR Spares in Epping.

    2nd Hand unit: Pon Steyn Motors in Somerset West, Gateway in Wellington.
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    Re: Scamed and need help!

    Stap by Ackermans in.
    SÍ vir hulle jy wil 'n "Sim swap" doen.
    Betaal R1.50.
    Stap uit met 'n "nie geRICA" Sim kaart.

    As mens RICA word die kaart se nommer geregistreer. Om te "Sim swap" (met...
  16. Defender Re: Don't know if mechanics are being honest here

    Jimi, the quick answer to the question you asked: No, they are not being honest.

    Change workshops - if you're not sure to which one to go, the people on this forum will be able to answer that...
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    Sticky: Re: Land Rover Problems!

    Model: Defender Td5
    Year: 2000
    Mileage: 360 000 km
    Problem: Cracked head, bent conrod.
    Cause of problem (if known): Known issue/weakness on 10P engine. Age?
    Specifics of repair work carried out:...
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    Re: Defender Used Spared - Cape Town

    Try Pon Steyn Motors in Somerset West - they've been breaking Defenders for years and have a HUGE inventory. Speak to Alex, Arno or Johan.

    (PS - What Nitebob said below - I forgot about Nekkies!)
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    Re: Peter's Pan fix

    If I add the comment I want to add, Dirk's gonna ban me for friggin' LIFE!!!

    (Says he whilst putting a tourniquet on his only typing finger...) ;D
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    Re: Peter's Pan fix

    Great thread, Riaan! I/we only use cast iron pots, pans & skillets - after washing, I heat them on the stove to dry out and then (after cooling down) coat them with Spray & Cook: The cast iron pots...
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    Re: Tip-over best practices

    Interesting - I wonder if Land Rover changed the gauge/type of material/construction at some stage: At the beginning of 2018 I converted my 2000 TD5 SW to a double cab. The rear door (without the...
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    Defender Re: HD Sideshafts

    I think you'll strip the splines on the drive member before you damage the diff.
  23. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    And your point is? Don't automatically assume criticism when a fact is stated...
  24. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Autocratic gearbox...
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    Re: disco 2 alarm

    THAT is just plain scary!!!:o:o:o
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    Defender Re: Restore Defender Paint

    Phixed that one for you! >:D;D

    Unfortunately it will require copious amounts of elbow-grease (been there, done that, got the Voltaren injection...) but it will be worth it!!
  27. Defender Re: Defender SWB... help me become the happiest person on earth!

    Zapiture, the problem with the PU is both the partition behind the seats and the rear window - the seat cannot be moved back to its full extent, as the head rest hits the window about 2 thirds of the...
  28. Defender Re: Defender SWB... help me become the happiest person on earth!

    "Houston, we have a problem"....>:D:D
  29. Defender Re: Defender SWB... help me become the happiest person on earth!

    2000 Model had the 10P motor in it? Check for oil in the injector's wiring loom.
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    Discovery 4 Re: What is it with tappet covers?

    Isn't that a "body-off" job?
  31. Series I Re: @-5 temp, engine starts, then dies after a few seconds

    What @Lazyboy said
  32. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Sorry Dirk, maar die groen bloed in my are het reageer voor ek jou "post" gesien het! :o
  33. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    WRONG!!!! What about Defenders being used as a working vehicle?

    I have a small earth moving business. The mini-diggers weigh a minimum of 2.5 tons. The trailers weigh 960kg each. On a daily basis...
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    Re: 300tdi Problems x 2

    Do NOT take it to Super Quick in either Caledon or Hermanus - owned by the same bunch of sheisters. Rather take it to Hi-Q in Hermanus. That is right across the road from Peter Wood's ROVERTEC He...
  35. Thread: Volvo?

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    Re: Volvo?

    Number 3 is also a Volvo! A 1979 Volvo 245 GL S/W @ 1 630 00 miles :o
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