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  1. Hi, Just thought I'd report back on floor painting. I left the floor for about 6 weeks until it was consistently below 8% and also passing the "plastic sheet test" mentioned my Gazzar. In the end I didn't use the Leyland floor paint, I used this 2 pack epoxy paint from Regal Paints https://regalpaint.co.uk/floor-paint/garage-floor-paint/two-pack-epoxy-floor-paint-top-coat/ I used the sealer undercoat and the top coat. Instructions said hard drying time 48 hours and full cure 7 days. I left it for 10 days. I've been moving everything back into the garage over the last
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  2. The Facebook groups would not suggest that this is the case. I’ve only seen one case where a vehicle had a gearbox loom fault and was replaced. Other than that there are lots of infotainment glitches (recent update seems to have helped with many of these) and the odd trim issue (A pillar rattle recall for example) but nothing serious. Of course I’m not sure how much of a representative sample the groups are, though there is a wide range of owners from the commercial contractor users through to people with the top spec 22” rim “more money than taste” versions.
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  3. That seems likely. I’m not sold on the rear lights, either, but the designer’s explanation for them does make some sense. They may grow on me - I hated the Discovery 3 when it was launched, but it became less ugly with time. These lights are mild by comparison.
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  4. https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/bowler-unveils-road-legal-575hp-v8-defender/43320
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  5. i believe that has been on the go for a few years working away in the background,
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  6. The other V8 rebuilt ones were about 100K. I don't think it that expensive, I mean once you ask someone to build you a race car, with 600bhp, virtually capable of doing the dakar out the box, 200K would be an easy number to hit.
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  7. I can assure you given the amount of money people seem to be throwing at defenders recently, they will sell. I really like it, subtle changes from standard but not outrageous. Mike
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  8. Those numbers seem to be for the petrol engine oil cooler (according to the partscat). I looked at the diesel in the Workshop yesterday, the fittings are indeed M22. Strange...
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  9. The drill bit method is not foolproof. You need to check with a dial gauge. Boost pin + 180 degrees on main fuel is a LOT of fuel unless you are running a lot of boost. For stock boost, that is way, way too much fuel. When I ask off boost, I mean full throttle right from idle until the boost comes on.
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  10. The problem could be the computer programmer who decided that light had to come on any time a cylinder misfires. The environmental cost of chasing that problem has been a kazillion times higher than ignoring it - but you can't ignore a light which implies imminent danger!
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  11. It is pretty sad when a factory engineer can't figure out the problem after a week. With an engine that has been in production for a couple of years. Imagine being a normal owner, where your only hope is the barely over minimum wage monkeys to troubleshoot.
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  12. On my 109, the BFGs last over 90k (miles). On the RRC, they manage about 50, because of the viscous unit in the Borg Warner scrubbing them a bit on tight turns - mine got used a lot for town driving. It had no problem with grip, but it’s a Tdi, so doesn’t have the performance elf the big V8s.
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  13. I agree the BFG AT is a very good tyre, and long lasting. On a Defender that is. On the Range Rover V8s we found they had problems putting down the power in the wet. The General ATs seemed better.
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  14. My BFG ATKOs had much better grip on wet and wintry roads, including treacherous frosty block paving, than the road biased Michelins fitted by LR to my wife’s 2009 90, and I could brake far harder with those with no ABS than she could with her ABS and I still wouldn’t skid. The same type BFGs were also very good on my RRC. I think they’re an excellent tyre. I haven’t tried their ATKO2.
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  15. My General Grabber AT2s were bought in 2009 and show no sign of perishing, and approaching 200k km. They were made in Mexico. One thing to be aware of is that all tyres have their manufacture date on them. From tiretrack.com: "Since 2000, the week and year the tire was produced has been provided by the last four digits of the Tire Identification Number with the 2 digits being used to identify the week immediately preceding the 2 digits used to identify the year." So, before you buy, check the date of manufacture, since you may be offered old stock, especially if it's highly discou
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  16. Purely out of interest, have a look at your tyres to see where they were made. Most manufacturers have plants in various countries, and I suspect that the quality of the rubber varies. For example, I have a Fiat van with Michelin (Turkey) tyres on it, and they are really badly perished on the sidewalls and in the sipes at five years old, but the Michelins France) on my other van were made in 2003, and look as good as new, apart from the tread wear. I have to say though, that Contis I have had in the past seemed to perish, which is why I will not buy them again. Have also seen pl
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  17. I would concur. I’ve never been able to note any difference in noise or MPG between BFG ATs and road patterns such as Conti Cross Contact or Michelin’s XPC & Lattitude Cross.
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  18. With my Land Rover 110, I do have to hold down my pre-heat button for a while before I start it. That's already more button pressing than I like. You can keep your new cars!
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  19. As Ralph says Yrm all the way.. fits perfect. to save a little ask them about their refurbbed ones
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