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    Re: Defender 110-Terrafirma Shocks

    Mikem only do Bilstein shocks as far as I could tell when I was there.
    Having moved from TF to Bilstein on my disco it was a huge difference and money well spent every time I drive the car now.
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Thanks Paul, no problem at all.
    I have a set of CAD drawings for you when the time comes.

    Welcome to let me know and can set up a meeting to go through what ive done.



    Hi jack, you are...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Adventure ready with lots of work in the last few weeks

    1) New suspension and steering from Mikem to sort out the ride comfort and height
    2) Gullwings finished off properly
    3) New drawer system...
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    Have a set of Rancho rs9000xl (9 stage adjustable) shock absorbers for disco 2 - R2000
    Less than 10k km done
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Aah yes no the feeling all too well. As soon as you finish one project you find another or start thinking how you can redo the just finished one differently or better ;D i finished our remodeled...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    Agree with what you say on the experiences and the feeling of driving around your own work.
    I was saying to my wife the other day at what stage is it enough and time to just cut the losses and move...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    No hijack at all, the more info shared the better.

    Thank you for your kind words, more than welcome to come have a few cold ones and chat.

    Unfortunately things have taken a backwards turn the...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Sure PM sent
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi Bruce,

    I picked up my landy from Mikem this afternoon, i can highly recommend them.
    Darrell and Thumelo are great to deal with and provide a professional service that i feel is critical for...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Connection sounds correct if I am reading and following properly.

    Not sure what switches you are using but some of these rocker switches have an LED in them that you can connect to the head light...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    I dropped my disco off this morning at Mikem for a full review of suspension and steering components, will let you know what comes back but initial conversations were very encouraging and the way i...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi Bruce,

    Can you share details as to where in Magalies this camp is?
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    only a few hours old

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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    looking so good Bruce.
    Out of interest which brand panhard rod did you buy and from where?
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    Re: Where to buy Zink(zddp) additive

    If i may ask why use an additional additive rather than using an oil that already has the required zddp added to it?

    Like Twindisco says Valvoline VR1 comes highly recommended for multiple flat...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    If this is not limited to defenders only then we would be keen.

    I like what you did with the jerry cans turned side ways, i am now on my way out to see if it gives me any real saved workable space...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    I have seen that as well and was hoping that was the case but I have checked that header and buzzed it out for continuity.
    It still looks brand new and took a lot to get to it through all the...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    Some additional work away from the engine, i have finished up my gullwing storage boxes and re-did the auxiliary battery system.
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    Been a while since have updated this thread... obviously the world also got tuned on its head since starting up.

    I have done my first oil change at 500km, i was running Ravenol SAE30 break-in oil...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    Bit of an update.

    1) I can get intermittent connection while the car is running but hardly stays connected long enough to get to any menus. I was able to stay connected long enough to reset my...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    i Have checked the fuses specific to the OBD socket and they are fine.
    There is voltage and the tools all turn on but cant establish a communication connection.

    I will run through all fuses to...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    So installed the land rover specific suite and can't get communication with any of the Ecu's,

    So I'm now really at a loss
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    So i dont know if i am missing something but i cant see any of the menus on the screen when connect it up.
    only options are

    OBDII
    Settings
    Data Manager
    Update
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    Thanks will give that a go, i tried manually selecting the ISO protocol but same issue.

    It is also the Foxwell NT530, so do i need to do a software upgrade?
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    Sorry didnt mention this is for V8.
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    Discovery 2: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    Hi guys,

    I previously had an ultragauge on my landy that ran fine for number of years and then suddenly would not make connection, i figured it may be the gauge that was faulty and removed it.
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    Re: Defender 130 Suspension Upgrade - who?

    Speak to Darrell at Mikem suspensions once you have everything fitted and the vehicle as close to loaded as you would for a trip.

    They load test each spring to get the exact loads they are...
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    Re: Defender 110-Terrafirma Shocks

    Nicely done.

    What did you do to space the rear coils and bump stops?
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    Re: Best place in JHB to buy Landy Spares?

    Oh awesome good to know, thanks.
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    Re: Best place in JHB to buy Landy Spares?

    Dover are always quick with a reply and i have found almost always better on price than any where else mentioned.
    As far as i know they dont supply TerraFirma parts though so what did you end up...
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    Re: Defender 110-Terrafirma Shocks

    Im running TF 4-stage adjustable shocks with HD coils rear and MD coils front - although on a disco2.
    Havent had any problems so far, ride is however a little hard when everything gets removed from...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Some nice ideas and work going in so far, keep them coming.

    if i may ask, where did you get that foam in the left hand picture, have been looking for something like that in our drawers?
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    had to travel to Limpopo yesterday for work but with the lack of good coffee shops open i planned ahead and took my camping setup along.

    Coffee just tastes different when its made in the bush...
  34. Re: The Masticated Vellie, a CKGR, Makgadigadi, Nxai Pan, Nata report

    Nice report, thanks for sharing... even though it has made more eager to get out of lockdown and on the road.

    As for the encounter with elephants at Nxai, i think you handled it perfectly - you...
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    Re: WRND DC to DC Charger

    Sounds a lot like what this article from NL states - https://www.nationalluna.com/battery-management/why-it-took-national-luna-10-years-to-launch-a-dc-dc-dual-battery-system

    Some of the info...
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