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  1. Contact Debbie at "" They supplied me from stock with these connectors.
  2. Bonjour Mav, The RBRB I fitted came in 3 pieces for the interior of the vehicle : 2 uprights (with a spreader plate in the wheel arc) and the multi bended tube that goes across that is bolted to the floor (seat belt mounts) and to the uprights. As you can see on the bottom pictures, the upright sits between the "wheel box" and the rear body capping's. The uprights are bolted vertically to those capping and you need yo drill out some rives. The instructions show a simple installation on a loose body without sidepanels etc. Real world fitting with those sides in place is not for the faint hearted.. You need to grind away a lot, drill against rivets and clear the way for the seats to go further back. I strongly suggest to remove the side for better access.
  3. Bonjour ! Could have been mee - I fitted this RBRB to the Mrs. Ninety with the sides in. In plain English : a pain to do it with the sides in places and also a very, very controlled grinding skill is needed. Taking the rear bulkhead out takes time and you need to cover windows and yourself very well as aluminium is not the nicest stuff to attack with a grinder. This one - said to be a genuine LR verzion ?? - comes very close to the sides and you need to be very careful not taking out to much. Also, fitting some aluminium profiles on the "side boxes" is recommended as it easily splits.. and causes the muds etc. to fly in...
  4. If you're happy with the seats - why the frequent access need for the battery ? Insulator switch & andersons connector make that we see rarely the need to remove the Disci 1 seats. IF we do need to remove the seat, I take out 4 bolts (spanner 13) and 3 minutes later it is out.
  5. and people wonder why less and less companies are offering this service.. If their insurance doesn't cover, we recover our clients ourselves if need be. Work out the costs and get it sorted.
  6. Registered mail - formal request replacement & all cost will be for the seller. 14 days response time. Don' t touch the thing - will bite you in the back eventually. Good luck !
  7. Very impressive - I really envy your skills !!
  8. Whatever happened to all the 3.5 Tdi Mazda's ??? They seem to have vanished... People are always welcome for tea - we even do coffee.... However, please give advance warning as I'm away a lot - often on short notice.. Hope to have the engine in by the end of next week when I'm back home again and to have it running. That is also the moment I can start putting up pictures. At the moment there is not a lot to see : just an empty enginebay..
  9. Bonjour, 1 - Yes, there is a growing problem with people abusing recovery policies throughout Europe and it is getting more and more difficult. Too many see it as a cheap way to get their wreck home while enjoying an hotel. 2 - Why can't you have a German Bank account if you officially live in Germany for 6 months or more ? 3 - Most European Companies will cover for only transport to the nearest workshop or the likes.. Good Luck !
  10. - Fit the 200 Tdi in the Series Hybrid - Electrics for the Hybrid - Go to Romania - Go to Portugal - Do the Scotland Pilgrimage
  11. Will have a look at the mounts in the Series today. I took the 2.5 N/A out and the mounts are the same
  12. I have a 200 Tdi, a new gearbox and a Series Hybrid, so...... However, a simple engine transplant, other than a Mazda for the 110, could be interesting
  13. Hmm.... I'll try to get something together. Please bear in mind English is not my native tongue and I plays with trains & Customs for a living : I'm not a Mechanic.. However - I did eventually build a 110..
  14. Yes.. Return to the original set up. If set up properly it works very, very well.