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  1. It's an FCI (now Delphi/Aptiva) SICMA 1.5mm Mini-Sealed connector, which comes apart like this - The terminals are inserted on their side and are retained by the 'fingers' in the housing, locating into the recess on the terminal - .
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  2. He's back! Maybe got lost in a Land Rover parts shop as lock down was lifted
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  3. Thanks for the concern, just haven't been on very much today, my 110 is fine to, swapped the bonnet hinge bushes earlier today, waiting for a new top hinge,a new check bar & shouldered bolt for rear door just to eliminate some unwanted play/wear.
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  4. We went out with flying spanners as did daan but we were essentially on our own our team consisted of our 90 and Dan/Jen in camel 110 both doing tourist plus Ryan in a 110 with spares etc. You had to carry your own clothes and camping gear plus food/water for two days or more (this all needs to be in a waterproof case). Ryan carried extra clothes, tools, spares etc and moved between camps. The camel retired on day one after a particular hard first stage and became our part of our support crew. We waited for them after stage 1 and eventually went back in to help get them out. We got to camp at
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  5. Seems he is ok, it was his birthday a couple of days back, I was going to suggest he probably just hasnt sobered up fully.
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  6. Cool least we know he’s ok in these strange times cheers for reply 👍
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  7. Replied to a thread of mine last night “fog lights “ in international section.
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  8. If he thinks that it aesthetically resembles in any way the original Defender, then he hasn’t actually looked at it. And he fails to appreciate the distinction between capable off-roader and serious off-roader. Ironic, seeing as he said he’d not buy it essentially because it’s not a serious off-roader, just a toy.
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  9. Love this car; mostly build out of aluminium, but mainly home build; 1200 kg, with VW TDI I believe.
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  10. That's the final option, however, it's not broke until I tell it it's broke lol regards Stephen
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  11. A more positive dealership tale I have, is that of a UK manufacturer of cars and engines. They monitor warranty claims very carefully and on the engine side were unhappy about incorrect diagnosis of engine faults at their dealers. They gave feedback to the dealers in order to improve their understanding, methods and training but this wasn't as effective as they needed it to be. For a period of time, to really understand what was happening, they formed a team from the Engine plant and instructed all the dealers within a two hour drive to hold any engine work to allow them time to get there
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  12. Not had much experience of main dealers but I do remember about 25years ago being at a landrover dealer driving day taking customers around a small quarry in my lightweight, anyway smashed rear diff and landrover guy said that's you finished for today,no I told him got a spare diff in the back and asked him to bring some oil up with the next round of punters and I would have the diff changed. 45 minutes later he came back with oil and I was waiting for him, he couldn't believe I'd changed the diff in the field in such a short time he actually said " it takes our technicians 8 hrs to do that in
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  13. It's a complete shift -the risk is nowadays placed on the customer. Which is wrong, of course.
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  14. Can be important, yes...
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  15. Build thread required! I'd say the hydraulic winches are more use to you in a swamp, you need the finest degree of control, and having a pair means you carry a spare. But I do want to see your god winch! You also need to keep in mind, you might get in a situation were you are stuck in a swamp and all you have is a 1" thick tree to winch off. You need the most controllable winch in this situation. Dug a trench about 4 inches below swamp level to have a strop as low down as you can and get your co driver to bend the tree in the opposite way of the pulling direction. You get enough pull
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  16. I doubt my budget stretches to preparing a vehicle. Plus, you know I'm not allowed near puddles anymore... Co-driver I could be crazy enough for...
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  17. We always change the oil every 3000 miles/ 5000 km on the V8s, so the small filter gets changed then as well. The standard filter is usually left for 6000 miles/ 10000 km. Filip
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  18. While my opinion of Jeremy Clarkson is similar to his opinion of Gerry McGovern and only slightly higher than my opinion of Gerry McGovern, he isn't far off with this observation. All those dangerous touch screen toys do seem aimed firmly at bored adolescents, who go around masquerading as rich businessmen and complaining if some other manufacturer gives them toys missing on their Land/Range Rovers. I'm surprised those two don't like each other as it's the press that spurs the silliness on and McGovern is a massive fan of it!
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  19. "I was never a fan of the old Defender" And yet so many times he pretended to be. He has a habit of saying just enough of what he thinks "car guys" want to hear without actually holding any of those views himself (he actually detests his own fans, yet they will leap to his defence with pitchforks). Irrelevat celebrity gives irrelevant review on a car.
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  20. I'm by no means a suspension expert but I'd hazard a guess that the reason Ultra4 has a wildly different setup is they push the vehicle harder. I'd put Dakar, WRC, Trophy trucks (and to a certain extent comp safari) into roughly the same category, high speed off road driving. Now look at KOH which is the foundation and pinnacle of Ultra4, you take all of the stuff that the above do but throw in rock crawling / winch challenge into the mix. There aren't many trophy truck vehicles I've see that are 4wd or have a winch fitted. I'll see if I can dig out the video but I watched something
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  21. Great stuff. Glad to hear you’re well bonnet... hmmmm one of my to do things... gotta change this death trap scissor contraption for struts or a stick. Sick of feeling like a part of the film Christine every time I go under the bonnet
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  22. Hmmm nothing like a basket case to potter on with how grotty is this really it's being an absolute pig to strip down still not got hex shaft and brake assembly to get out yet Looks like bolt heads have been welded they will be a joy to get out !! Anyone got an idea where I can get a bearing end cap for the motor or will I have to improvise regards Stephen
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  23. I think it is important to recognise that JLR franchised dealer workshops and by and large utterly incompetent. I have had a handful of dealings with them on my 109 and wife’s 90, and all were atrocious. They even diagnosed the transmission vibration on my 109 as being from the front prop shaft, even though it was sitting on my garage floor as part of the process of elimination, and replaced a rocker cover gasket (without authorisation) as a cure for the oil loss from cracked pistons, failing to give the compression test results I’d taken it in for and checking compression by holding their h
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