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  2. Red90

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Not any more that the carp LR will produce.
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  4. Chicken Drumstick

    reversing alarm

    Or in the bin Unless you are on a construction site. Do you really need such a thing on a normal road car?
  5. 14Platoon

    Heater........V irritating

    Excellent I’ll give that a go. Cheers
  6. Dan D90

    Leak into footwell

    Local windscreen fitter quoted me £90 to refit with a new seal + additional sealant, he says he has done a few defenders and if you don’t bother sealing them they very often leak! Tempted to swap the screen for a heated one while it is out!
  7. Chicken Drumstick

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Here is a good example of what I’m meaning. 1min 44sec in. In less experienced or somewhat more reckless hands I reckon that would have gone all the way over.
  8. Chicken Drumstick

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I think I was pretty fair and said the Freelander is good on certain terrain and cited a few examples. But up the ante and introduce more technical off road situations and they are out of their depth unless you have a completely reckless driving style and care little for vehicle or people around you.
  9. paintman

    Hi / low problem

    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/how-do-i-disconnect-the-hi-lo-actuator-on-a-defender-200tdi-lt230.304097/ Post #5 shows the housing off & the view inside it. You can see the hole where the grub screw should be. They need to be put in with plenty of threadlock.
  10. I'm looking to get a new, 8510256: IRD cooling plate for a V6 Freelander. Does anyone know where to get one. EU World shipping is fine but needed by Wednesday 24th. October! For a competition V6 with manual box conversion. Thank you, email via ian@ghi.is (yep that's Iceland but V6 is in UK) Ian
  11. Bowie69

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Never said the defender was rubbish! Quite the opposite, but the FL gets an unnecessarily bad rap. For the same reasons rrs, d3, d4, ffrr, ewok etc do. they are all capable machines.
  12. paintman

    Build or buy? 30t Press

    Bit late to the party but I have the 10 ton one & that's done the same. Also worth drilling the bottom plate of the jack & the base it sits on & fitting a couple of bolts to hold them together so it can't spit the jack out.
  13. western

    Defender 200tdi part left over from engine build.

    at a guess I would say on Disco 200tdi the rear engine lift eye is mounted on the side because the rear of the head is covered by the scuttle panel, so a eye there wouldn't be accessible.
  14. western

    reversing alarm

    reverse alarm must switch off when the side/tail lights are on. IIRC it's covered by the same hours of use rules as the horn.
  15. Nedh

    starting problem

    Thank you. Been away. Yes with battery dead. Replaced but then had to use EKA code to re-mobilize engine tonight. All good started up, all lights out as they should be but now imobilizer/fob doesn't work. Changed battery on that but no joy on either fob. Any thoughts.
  16. western

    Heater........V irritating

    if you use the plain black earth wire & the fast speed wire as in my reply above, motor should run.
  17. Carloz

    supercharger

    Not DIYing I guess.. Otherwise one would not ask such a question...
  18. deep

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Well said, Mr.(?) Drumstick. The notion expressed here that ordinary Defenders are not very good off road tends to be made by people who either never use them or limit their opinions to very artificial situations in which traction control is highly favoured. It actually takes quite an extreme situation to cross axle my 110 - by which stage the lovely little Freelander may have bellied itself anyway. Or not. There is a reason the Freelander didn't quickly provide the base for a Defender replacement (while the more competent D3/4/RRSport probably will, sigh).
  19. Mutley

    Leak into footwell

    Good find!.......Ahh and so it begins!?!.....Which sealant to use? (None Silicon)...How far either side to use sealant? (Save the hassel later on and go ALL round).......3 months later....WHY is my Defender STILL leaking???? (Because it's a DEFENDER!!!)..... Good luck and enjoy
  20. dave88sw

    Hi / low problem

    On the top of the transfer box is a short rectangular housing held down with 6 bolts, the high/low selector arm enters through the end of the housing and a little finger pushes the selector inside the transfer box to shift ratios. If you remove that housing, inside is a grub screw that often comes loose, attaching the selector "finger" to the selector rod. The result of which is that everything looks like it is moving properly externally but nothing happens inside the transfer box when you go to shift.
  21. Mutley

    Careful what you leave in your car - mouldy D3!

    And DRAINAGE!!! :))
  22. Anderzander

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Public service failure on my part then !
  23. Anderzander

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I think the clever engineering bit was in the context of keeping quality up and costs down..
  24. 14Platoon

    Heater........V irritating

    With the heater off the Defender, if I attach one wire to a car battery negative and one to the power, will I blow myself up or will this test the blower motor?
  25. mmgemini

    reversing alarm

    Yes so it doesn't reflecy off the reflector in the Defender reverse light. I have those tower LEDs fitted which give a good light
  26. Retroanaconda

    Careful what you leave in your car - mouldy D3!

    The irony being that it wouldn't happen in a Defender - the various panel gaps would ensure adequate ventilation!
  27. Chicken Drumstick

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Because I've driven Freelanders off road, maybe they just feel less stable than they are. But I'm not convinced. Lifting wheels high in the air, then suddenly flopping over hard onto the opposite wheel has to be recipe for a rollover at some point. It certainly doesn't feel very stable. I don't have a pic of a Freelander on an RTI ramp, but here is an IFS/IRS vehicle with more wheel travel than a Freelander. Note how high the wheel is in the air. A sudden weight shift in the vehicle or going up the ramp a few inches too far will result in the wheel plummeting to the ground at high speed. And may result in a rollover (I think it did with the Hummer if you look at the pics on Google). And would be very unnerving if you where on the side of a hill while doing this. While you can still obviously roll a live axle vehicle, it is usually more progressive and as a rule the wheels stay nearer the ground for longer, so when the weight shifts, they don't "land" as hard. This is one of a number of Freelanders I've driven off road. Even driving into a fairly shallow hole resulted in it dramatically lifting the rear wheel off the deck. Hitting the hole at speed or a slightly deeper hole could quite easily cause a roll over IMO. A Defender/Series/D1/D2/RR/p38 won't even lift a wheel on the same spot and again feel a lot more stable. I know how an autobox works, but if what you say is completely true, why do LR still fit low range to their vehicles, the RR has been auto only since the L322 and the Disco since the D4. Surely they and all other automatic 4x4's are doing it wrong by still offering low range on their models. And I doubt either of us are qualified to answer the last statement. However observationally the off road industry is HUGE with 1000's of aftermarket parts companies making off road goodies for new and almost new vehicles. So somebody must be buying them. YouTube sand similar are also littered with videos of people using their 4x4's recreationally.
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