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  1. Re: Used Land Rovers are half the top ten slowest sellers in USA

    Very much a generalisation I think. Over 3 years ago we bought into a 'family' D3 2005 V8, with very high mileage (205 000 miles, 328 000km).

    It has remained pretty much in the family ever since,...
  2. Re: Replacing car battery with gate motor batteries

    This is a very valid question. There is very little that cannot be done directly as a DC system.
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    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    Clearer skies
    Colder weather

    But also

    Cleaner panels - did you give them a clean on or around the 27/07?
    The day to day build up of grime contributes significantly to deterioration of...
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    Re: Extension to towbar

    I agree completely. I don't tow anything behind my 110 if I can't open the door over the top of the A frame. (And I don't use a drop plate, my towball/pintle is bolted directly to the rear cross...
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    Re: Extension to towbar

    All valid points above.

    Apart from the obvious limitations on loading caused by the increased moment, my biggest concern is the two bolts "locating" the extension onto the factory fitted and...
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    Re: Defender D240 or P400

    Well done on jumping in. Yet to see one in the flesh here...:(
  7. Re: Guessing I have no option but to replace this tyre?

    Replace that tyre. Take the old one home, and use it in the garden to swing a 14lbs hammer against. So good for easing layers of frustration.

    (I speak as a man who has just done that. Replaced all...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Here is a very balanced look at the Grenadier / Defender comparison...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjGTeAeDORo

    Ciao
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    Re: Engine transplant into D3

    If the space and power of the D3 is not absolutely necessary, spend the money on a good D2, V8 or Td5. This, or a D1 are appreciating assets now...
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    Re: Engine transplant into D3

    So true Jelo. I would buy another D2 in a heartbeat. Td5 or V8.

    Having said that, 'my' old D3, American Spec, 4,4l V8, is now owned by my daughter and son-in-law, and lives in Washington State,...
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    Re: 2020 Mazda BT 50 - Isuzu Based

    Interesting alternative to consider

    I've owned 2 Mazda bakkies in the past, and both were incredibly reliable and comfortable for what they were.

    A B2000 petrol was my first ever personal brand...
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    Series III Re: Mods have gone too far

    I'm wondering if there is a Mercedes 300 diesel in the engine bay...
    That was a popular conversion here many years ago, still quite a few banging around. One of the challenges was making space for...
  13. Re: Can I run AT at the back and normal in the front

    I came across this very issue last year with an FL2 I was given to use in the UK

    here is the relevant extract from the owners hand book

    REPLACEMENT TYRES
    Always fit replacement tyres of the...
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    Glad I read through the posts, this video was exactly what came to mind. Very sensible comparative testing.
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    Re: Your Idea of a Beginner Overland Vehicle

    A well sorted Disco 2, preferably Td5 for range and economy...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Thanks Rob. They are very similar aren't they. The fact that the one on my wall was sitting on one leg like the sparrowhawk pic pre-disposes me to think that is what it is, but that is of course...
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    Re: What is this?

    Funnily enough, the 200Tdi is becoming a bit sought after. I have fitted a tracker into my Defender, not for the purposes of tracking/insurance, but more for the purposes of hitting a please assist...
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    Re: Does a tonneau cover safe fuel

    Just my 2c worth, but what I found with my Nissan, a few years ago, was the top speed of the pickup increased considerably with a tonneau cover, OR a full load bed, (not necessarily heavy).
    Lets...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Thanks Rob,

    This looks like him especially the one footed stance.

    He wasn't quite as dark in the grey, nor did he have the russet, but the tail looks very similar..

    Makes more sense than a...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Gents,

    Just had a bird arrive in my garden in Harare, and sit on my wall for about 15 minutes.

    Small bird, white plumage, very yellow beak and legs. Grey head, (very light grey), going down the...
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    Re: Vic Falls Current Flow - wow

    It's a bit easier for us from Zim, but we have made the odd trip over the years to specifically go visit when it is at its highest flow, to experience the thunder and the rainfall. There is something...
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    Re: please help me calculate....

    Interesting arguments all...

    We are now (in Zim) in the situation where it is unlikely we will ever see a reliable 24hr/365day power supply again, and that is coming fast to all of sub-saharan...
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    Poll: Re: Do you clean before you strip?

    My training was airforce - electrical, and flight engineer

    Anywhere you are working needs to be clean. And your tools. I hate using other peoples tools that are covered in grime.

    And by...
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    Re: The horror of owning a Land Rover again.

    Dude...

    Have you read any other post before you leapt in and stuffed both left feet, clad in hobnailed boots into your mouth...

    This is a humorous thread posted by a guy who loves his Landies,...
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    Defender Re: Limited Slip Diffs

    Thanks for all the info guys.

    Life been a bit hectic so haven't been on this forum much...

    I will check the pricing, as I have funds (and daughters) in the UK to link with Ashcroft, but we also...
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    Defender Re: Limited Slip Diffs

    Many thanks for all the responses. I'm keen to give these a go, are there any available for sale in SA, or should I be looking to bring them in from the UK?
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    Defender Limited Slip Diffs

    Just been reading an interesting thread from Petri regarding traction aids, and their applications and benefits.

    In the course of that, mention was made of fitting LSD into the front and rear...
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    Re: Land Cruisers too uneconomical?

    I have a friend who managed a game farm in Tanzania early this century. This was his experience as well, albeit with the Tdi and I think a sprinkling of Td5s. The LC spares were sourced through...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Family special deal

    If your family member is confident he's not selling you a lemon, and you're happy with the condition, make a fair offer based on comments from the forum.

    My D1 is way older than your potential,...
  30. Re: List of vehicles with a centre differential and its benefits over a transfer case

    That difficulty with LR/HR did not occurr to me in the context of the OP, guess I've got spoiled after 20+ years of Disco 1, 2 and Defender driving. But of course if I cast my mind back to some...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Like it

    In fact more than like it.

    For those who seem to be confused, yet adamant about what is available or not, go onto the landrover website and build your own for fun, then you'll see what...
  32. Re: [PR] New Land Rover Defender - World Premiere 10 Sep 2019

    I'm a die-hard Series, AND Defender fan. But I really like this. And it certainly is not a sort of Discovery/Range Rover mish mash.

    I like the throw back to the open storage and grab handles in...
  33. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    Interesting, will follow with expectation of smiles at the end..
  34. Re: A Victron MPPT 75/15 solar charge controller question.

    Let me add my 2c. I would not use the load output but rather have all loads connected to the battery. :eek: That circuit is very very sensitive and does switch to off for even the slightest drop in...
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    Re: I bought a hatchet

    All this wonderfully on topic, but I would like to know how Riaan is doing with getting his hatchet up to spec.....
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