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  1. MTs on hard packed snow are liable to lead to an increase in your laundry bill so I suppose they avoid advertising them for mud and snow. ATs are much better as there are more grippy edges on an AT.
  2. Given that you can buy every part on the vehicle from somewhere or other that isn't Land Rover, I'm curious as to what stops him (or anybody else) just buying up all the bits and assembling them? Clearly not cost effective at parts counter prices but if you were doing it in bulk the economics might look completely different.
  3. More effin about with a photo of the hideous DC100 concept and Photoshop if you ask me. The SAS Pink Panther version just made me laugh Somehow doubt it will have 16" steel wheels either! As I have said before, I don't believe it exists - there has been not one credible spy photo and if it's going to be launched next year that simply isn't likely, unless I suppose it looks just like the other blobmobiles in which case you probably wouldn't notice if they put a Range Rover badge on it. I suspect even it it does exist it will be about as much like a real Defender as my ride on lawnmower.
  4. If it is still on the original engine and gearbox both will be pretty tired by now but really so much will depend on how it has been looked after (meaning how it has been maintained as well as general treatment) and it could be anything from a gem to an expensive money pit. You don't say where you are, are we talking US$ or some other $? Most users on here are from the UK but much of the comment will be relevant to any model vehicle.
  5. Is that not the bolt holes that the track rod bracket goes on to on a front diff? The diff is the same component so presumably they are redundant and somebody just put a couple of bolts in to blank the holes. I assume they are blind holes and the bolts have bottomed out.
  6. ^ Twice, Mr Brock
  7. Getting through another year of trundling around, towing boat, towing big Ifor Williams tipper and a bit of off road use here and there with no breakdowns, no oil leaking out, no water leaking in, and a general lack of all the things that people bang/witter on about in Defenders. Ten years old this year, just getting to 30k miles, so should be a couple of years left in it yet. Currently taking in some pleasant and remote scenery to start 2017:
  8. Does the vehicle have ABS fitted or not?
  9. I'd do a compression test for starters.
  10. I honestly doubt he's still around, the post was from 2014 and he only made 3 posts in total all of which were on this thread. You could try sending him a PM.
  11. Sadly the clearances are too tight even with 16 inch wheels on. I have regularly seen cases when people cannot get their wheels off due to mud building up on the wrong side of the disc guard so the guard catches on the mud and the wheel cannot be removed until it is cleaned. Presumably if somebody makes 15" wheels, they can be fitted, otherwise there wouldn't be much of a market for them!
  12. I'd just buzz a bit off them with a grinder.
  13. Used to read 2 or 3 religiously, haven't read anything for maybe three or four years now for all the reasons already stated. Shallow tech articles, stuffed with orange extreme tat advertising, virtually nothing of interest.
  14. If you have the rave CD look for electrical troubleshooting manuals. I think they are in there. Older LR wiring diagrams are really not very good.