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  1. 7 points
    Why not post the answer for the benefit of future folks?
  2. 6 points
    I think the spec and looks are good, keen to see prices, this could be the killer if they have the same inflated egos of LR and Jeep (now in Europe) All the folks defending the spec & design of the new Defender, and all the bullpoo from LR that you can't meet modern safety and climate regs any other way, kind of have to eat humble pie now. I can’t wait to see the first back to back decent off road test between this and the new Defender.
  3. 6 points
    Why are you so keen to ensure we all know how shiit we've been? You don't have a stake in this, so why do you need to ensure we're in no doubt we've failed? Besides, trying to compare the inaccuracy of statistics using other statistics is nonsensical. Almost as much as trying to compare countries with vastly different population demographics. Every death from this thing is a failure, we don't need you to state it. You used to be a voice of reason on here, something's gone seriously wrong over the last 6 months.
  4. 6 points
    Same here - I'd love to be sat at the pub in the sunshine but nothing about the virus has actually changed.
  5. 5 points
    Every death is a failure, every life is a win. Every company that goes bust is a failure and every company that survives is a win. There is no right and wrong way to do it because no one know the answer. I just hope as many as possible survive both mentally, physically and economically. We're all in this together so stop comparing sizes and push forwards! Mike
  6. 5 points
    ......it's not a bloody competition , and I'm quite happy to assume that there are no true numbers reported anywhere , either by intention or more likely lack of data. The "change in rules " is purely about the economic flow and getting some income into economies (and treasuries ) worldwide before the next wave of infections and deaths , I'd be happy to be wrong , time will tell . Stay safe and be careful , I certainly am . Steve b
  7. 5 points
    Travel to remote places Sir ? Of course, one of our customers regularly takes theirs to Waitrose in Ampthill !
  8. 5 points
    Off roading is quite often about the line and how you use the throttle, steering and importantly momentum. So it is largely down to the driver, which I know Naks was saying about earlier. The type of terrain will also impact what and how the driver needs to react. And you'll find you may get very good drivers on one type of terrain, who may then struggle on another type. Because they require quite a different driving style and technique. In terms of the vehicles and traction aids. It is actually amazing where you can get a standard Land Rover to go. By standard I mean something live axle and traditional ladder chassis, from a 1940's Series 1 80" thru to the last of the line Defenders. All of these vehicles have open axle differentials. So it is almost impossible to get them to spin all 4 wheels. And when they do, it is unlikely all 4 will be rotating at the same speed. In most cases you will spin 2 wheels, one on each axle. If this happens as a driver you can do several things. Backing up and trying again with momentum is often a good solution. It is important to note that momentum and speed are not exactly the same thing off road. But one people often confuse. Also flooring the throttle is not usually the answer and is something more common these days, way too much throttle far too late! You'll often find people driving low powered classic 4x4's such as an original Willys or a Series Land Rover often drive better and smoother (not always). This sometimes happens because they have learnt they need to preserve momentum more so in those vehicles, because they don't have the power and torque to simply blat their way through an obstacle. But this means they may generally have less trouble in the first place. Other things you can do is wiggle the steering wheel or try a different line. With open diffs it is important to consider weight transfer. You want the weight of the vehicle on the wheels with the most contact to the ground (although wheels waving in the air is not usually a good thing, and overall stability is always important). This will prevent wheel spin and loss of traction. Left foot braking can also be used to counter spinning wheels too, whether they are in the air or just light on traction. If the vehicle is equipped with an off road biased traction control, then it is important to understand how it works. Which is by braking the spinning wheels to generate load across the axle to allow the opposite wheel to rotate. This can require significant effort in some cases. Older TCS systems also often require more wheel slip than newer ones, but all work on the same principle. In order to make the TCS work, you need to keep the throttle open, lots of people lift off as soon as the TCS engages. Which completely defeats the point in having it. I think sometimes people are scarred of the noise and pedal pulses it can induce. And some people who tend to be slow off road drivers don't like the fact the wheels are spinning, but this is often part of what is needed to make the system work. Especially on slippery surfaces. On the flip side of this, you don't need to floor it either, a constant throttle input or gently rolling into the throttle usually works best. Basically you want enough throttle to make the system work and no more. As with most things 'driving', a smoother driver will have a better time off road and drive over things more easily. Sometimes it is less dramatic, but smooth driving is normally more effective. You can still be fast and aggressive at times. But reckless would not be part of this vocabulary. As for spinning wheels. There are situations when you need to do this, although other times require you not too. Times when it might help are to clear the tyres, cut down through a top layer or indeed to make a traction system work. And sometimes wheel speed is desirable. Being in the UK, I am personally less versed in 'rock crawling'. As we just don't have terrain like in the video being discussed. However, in my view spinning the wheels on such terrain may have benefits in either clearing sand/dust from the rock or in generating heat in the tyre and giving it more traction. But I would need to be there and try it to see if this was the case or not. I seriously doubt excessive wheel spin would be a good idea. This is because wheel spin on rock can sometimes induce bouncing or sliding, which will simply allow gravity to pull the vehicle in a direction, which on a steep incline is likely to pull you side ways and run the risk of tipping/rolling/hitting a boulder or similar.
  9. 4 points
    If I had the money, I'd already be sending Ineos a deposit. I wouldn't even care if that made me an inadvertent test-driver because I want to encourage them in every way possible. They have taken on the polar opposites of today's regulation-intense manufacturing climate and the niche market need for a "proper" Land Rover type vehicle and, apparently, made it work in a way that shows the absolute minimum of compromise. Apart from (probably) the wheels, I can't imagine any Defender parts would fit but this IS the true successor to the loooong line of Land Rovers (which are no longer made by the original manufacturer - which doesn't really exist anyway). Even that odd-looking boat in the front makes sense and would serve better than the bulbous nose on the new Defender. This thing has good design, which makes an absolute mockery of that ego-maniac McGovern and all his spouting about "design cues". In fact, JLR should pay Ineos to put the Land Rover name on the front of every Grenadier because, that way, Land Rover would regain some of its reputation! Assuming (with some confidence) that they don't do something idiotic with the ergonomics or electronics, etc., I can see this being the only viable replacement for my 110 amongst any modern vehicle. Was that too strong a statement? Yup, I would support a Grenadier sub-forum too. It's a happy day for Land Rover fans, if a bit left-field.
  10. 4 points
    It starts! Put fuel in, took the pin out of the fire extinguisher, pressurised the system, had a leak around the cannister on the fuel filter (bad O ring), binned it, fitted an in-line filter, bought another (bigger) fire extinguisher, checked the whole system, pressurised it, no leaks. Fired right up, ran like a pig at first and then settled into a rough idle around 1200 RPM. Tacho says it's doing >6000 RPM but MS and my ears say otherwise so have to look at that. It is smoking a fair bit of blue smoke and smells like burning oil but it's been sat for 8 years so I'm going to get it properly hot before I get too worried. There's a lot of smoke from everywhere while the diverse range of schmoo burns off. I'm getting a very odd hesitation when applying throttle, it's almost carb-like in the initial stall then revving. I've not touched the stepper motor so do I need to if it's running?
  11. 4 points
    I cant take credit for this but it does work once your flap wheel has rounded off at the edge its usefulness decreases however if you hold the disc at an angle and rub it across a concrete floor whilst it's running it restores the edge all be it at a smaller diameter if you use as many discs as I do it's a great help dont forget to wear eye protection regards Stephen
  12. 4 points
    I agree with the first and the last part but there absolutely are right ways and wrong ways to do this. People get paid good money to get this right and I don’t expect to be 6 months into a pandemic and have the advice be “yes maybe masks are a thing, and let’s maybe do testing” You look at how long and many deaths there were before most countries started getting it together, we are so screwed for climate change.... anyway you are all a bunch of spanner wielders now go away or I shall taunt you all for a second time 🙂
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    I think I'll just carry on as I have been for a while longer yet, I'm quite content to let others dip a toe in uncharted waters for now.
  15. 4 points
    A bit of good news: Pat, Paul's wife is continuing his business (after fighting off the lawyers etc). I've just placed my first order, I'm sure she needs all the help she can get as it has been a very though year so far. And I'm very happy to get quality parts at a correct price (unlike from some other vendors). Filip
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    Right so after a lot of expletives coz this is NEVER easy!?!...... I fitted the modified base to the drop arm ball joint.... And then added A dust cap to finish!..... Now how good, effective this is i am not sure? Some goodly force was needed on the grease gun!?! This i have put down to the small compact area it's going into plus the inside cup that the ball joint sits in has only a small hole in it, oh and then there's the odd "O" ring too!?! So this maybe the issue for difficulty of grease gun use? But theory being some grease is better than none, only timewilltell!?!
  18. 4 points
    Done And the purpose to work on the axle / weld etc at a comfortable height regards Stephen
  19. 4 points
    Ok the promised updates. I've built a 'technical' box which includes the 2 batteries with main fuses & isolators on the left, and the hydraulic pump and compressor on the right. All of those slide out on drawer runners for maintenance. The 2 upper volumes are for water tanks, should be able to get at least 60L each side. The frame takes the body width out to 2m this will be able to put a bed crosswise. Its just tack welded for now, when i'm happy it will be taken down, welded & powder coated. This last one is a hydraulic lifting spare wheel carrier, since my wheels are at least 50kg. When lowered down it will also serve as steps into the rear cabin \ And the lifting cab in operation. Access to the engine before this was through a little hatch in the cab and practically impossible. Acheived by fitting hinges to the front bumper, routing all cables, tubes and brake lines suitably, a hydrailic ram and when down boltable mounts. IMG_20200607.MOV
  20. 4 points
    The girlfriend (geology PHD) is only willing to tell me it doesn't look like a natural formation. If I make her "work" on a Sunday I'll only get an invoice in the post so that's about as far as that road takes us...
  21. 3 points
    To my eternal disgust all the post 1998 300Tdi engines have "Industria Argentina" on the engine block, even the ones fitted at the factory up until 2006. I presume they bought in the blocks. Never had a problem with them though.
  22. 3 points
    Sometimes sensible has to take a back seat we're only on this ride once😁 regards Stephen
  23. 3 points
    Will grenadier have any of these 14ish points?
  24. 3 points
    This is the Ssangyong Musso of the Land Rover world.
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Yup - so where do I put my deposit? This just highlights how far Land Rover actually missed the mark.
  27. 3 points
    Described as ‘Land Rover’s most capable and durable commercial vehicle ever,’ wonder what they mean by durable? Like tougher than a series? I bet that one in the photo doesn't live as long as my 2a even with the 50 year headstart 😃
  28. 3 points
    I’ve read a lot of comments justifying the design of the new LR Defender against crash standards and safety regulations, and its construction against modern standards and what the market wants - effectively not admitting that they’ve renounced utility to build a luxury car .... and asserting that what they built was the ultimate modern 4x4 - I think we are about to see that that is all nonsense. This is looking every bit the modernised Defender to me so far; with intelligent supply chain and profit margins, substance over style and utility at its core - and all that that means, and all done whilst having the same beam axle and separate chassis design, plus boxy iconic exterior styling. What do they say? The King is Dead - long live the king !.
  29. 3 points
    Looking forward to the reveal. On a serious note, I saw someone say about a Grenadier sub-forum here on LR4x4. I think it was meant jokingly, but I'd like to put a +1 to the idea. I think it would be good to welcome such a vehicle on a forum such as this.
  30. 3 points
    I know the feeling I dreamed about them for years but the reality is its costly and time consuming even when you can do most of the work yourself, I was fortunate I was looking at a set (which I bought ) on ebay and my wife said why don't you buy them" WHAT DID YOU SAY"So from her perspective she was spending a lot of money yearly doing dog agility and said she would feel better if I spent an equivalent amount on something I wanted to do the rest is history So I wish you luck with your dream but you can hitch a ride with mine in the meantime regards Stephen
  31. 3 points
    What's all this, jovial and sometimes friendly banter on LR4x4? Surely this isn't right and must be suppressed at all costs! 🤣😷🤡
  32. 3 points
    No! You're NOT worth it! ( Was that okay?)
  33. 3 points
    We all have bad days, and years. Stress/ life/ Britpart gets to us in different ways. I know I can be quite strong on opinions at times, other times I couldn't care. Red is worth listening to, and, as we all know, tonne of voice doesn't translate on keyboards. So, let's shrug, disagree, and move on.
  34. 3 points
    Clearly you aren't listening to the mood, the information, or rational points of view expressed in this thread. Please, don't let the door smack you on the arse as you leave it.
  35. 3 points
    Aye the melting thing is quite handy (methinks you have prior experience )in a sick way don't worry about the cleaning my good lady is a nurse and believe me she will not feel the pain regards Stephen
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    If she's moving from Sweden to Belgium and she likes cars she's a keeper. Mike
  38. 3 points
    Personally, I wouldn't complain if touchscreens got banned from all new cars, I mean, if you can't operate a mobile phone while driving, how are you supposed to use the incomprehensible touchscreens most of them seem to have nowadays?
  39. 3 points
    Done for now. Only about a third of the roof done but the rest can wait for some cooler weather!
  40. 3 points
    A larger tyre can obscure vision a tad...
  41. 3 points
    Don't care about the cost much. And I'm not tracking it, much to swmbos annoyance and confusion. Meh. I don't get a new motor every two years, I don't smoke, I drink sparingly, I don't gamble, nor do I play golf. I enjoy fixing stuff, making stuff, figuring out better ways to achieve the objective. At the end of the day I'll have a great Landrover, that will be worth the sum of the parts, plus, and I'll drive it till they pry it from my dead hands. And it will still cost less than three years depreciation on a new 0.8l Ford Mondex tdpi executive ghia.
  42. 3 points
    Your idea is sound,however it looks to me that the grease nipple is too far through the base plate, Put a washer under the grease nipple head and see what happens HTH
  43. 3 points
    UPDATE: okay, so I've just ordered the Mud UK console, 2x 13cm Pioneer speakers and 2x tweeters, & a JVC double din head unit for the front. I'll start with that and then add the subwoofer and rear speakers as I go along.
  44. 3 points
    Oh dear, am I boring you?
  45. 3 points
    I wish I had your level of scrap lying about!
  46. 3 points
    Incidentally the situation you described is a (very) useful by product of why almost all tractors have independent brakes. The main reason is steering... Shove a heavy load on the back or lower a plough in the ground and suddenly your front wheels are no longer on the ground (or with enough weight on them to be useful) so they're how you steer in those situations. Also used for turning on steep slopes or crossing side slopes without having to dangerously shift weight by turning the front wheels.
  47. 3 points
    Chicken Drumsticks's answer is truly excellent! I'll just add that, with most old school Land Rovers, it actually takes a really bad track to unload you diagonal wheels. They have an absolute tenacity when it comes to finding the ground and following the contours. However, as you cross the axles more and more, one side of the axle starts to carry more weight, which means it gets proportionally more grip than the other side. Excess use of throttle will increasingly tend to break the grip on the unloaded wheel before it actually starts waving in the air. Controlling momentum and throttle together will get you past these points, most of the time. If you think about it, you don't actually sit in one cross-axled configuration while you move - it's a transitional thing, so you just need the impetus to pass that point, rather than trying to immediately force all your power into the loaded wheels, which are carrying the drive for that short period of time. Too much impetus and you will start to bounce, something you will quickly regret. Generally I start with a little bit. IF it's not enough, I'll try again with a little more but I will very rarely just floor it. Of course, traction control reduces the need for impetus and comes into it's own when you are crawling (or maybe bouncing, in extreme cases). However, because most leaf/coil sprung Land Rovers are so good at keeping their wheels on the ground, it's just not an issue for most people, most of the time! Incidentally, the coil suspension works better than leaf springs, not because of greater travel (as a lot people think) but because the way the axles respond to obstacles, dictated by suspension geometry, is better; and also because leaves have an element of stickiness (stiction) which lowers their responsiveness to subtle changes in the terrain. With experience comes the "feel" which allows intuitive control of impetus and throttle. As Chicken Drumstick sort of pointed out, the modern method of throwing power at every problem will not give you that feel! It will break transmission components though...
  48. 3 points
    Is the spare key still present? In this case Timpson key cutters can do it. Check their website, as not all the outlets do remote kar keys.
  49. 3 points
    soooooohhhhh.... I forgot to check the runup of kilometers on my odometer... now it shows 20.000km too much 🙂 So i ordered an usb-programmer and a suitable clamp from my uncle Ali in China. When that arrives I hope to be able to set the distance back to the desired value. Also made a little app to change the desired value to a hex-array:
  50. 2 points


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