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geoffbeaumont last won the day on October 12 2018

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    Avoiding computers (I work in IT). Caving, hillwalking (no bobble hat), youth work and fixing Land Rovers. No time for any of those those, though - too busy fixing the shed of a house we bought...

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  1. Valve block and compressor are in an enclosure under the right hand side of the vehicle, outside the main chassis rail and between the wheels on the classic. Can't tell you much more than that - the access hatch fixings were rusted up solid on mine and as nothing in there ever gave me any trouble I never opened it. Guessing you already know the EAS controller is under the left hand front seat, and where the diagnostics port is (passenger footwell from memory, but that could be wrong - I had that vehicle before free or affordable EAS software was readily available so never used it myself).
  2. Parents: Volvo 240 Estate Volvo 440 GLT Skoda Felicia 1.3 Ours: Skoda Felicia (same one as above - had 140k on the clock when I gave it to a friends nephew, last heard of in the hands of one of his neighbours still going at 190k - great little car). Range Rover Vogue SE '93 (the one I wish I'd never sold). Range Rover ~'86 - MOT failure bought to break, cosmetically and mechanically immaculate. Structurally barely there... Range Rover ~'91 - Another MOT failure, bought for the stainless exhaust. Was going to repair and MOT before selling but needed too much welding. Discovery 300Tdi - Agricultural but reliable once I'd put a new gearbox in it. Ex my parents in Scotland, so road salt had done it's worst and spelled it's end. Honda Civic CDTi '04 - My wife's. Unexciting but very reliable. Range Rover P38 DT '95 - Nice tidy car, but got very sick of AA mechanics looking under the bonnet and pronouncing "good engines, these - they never go wrong". Except that one. Never got to the bottom of the repeated overheating issues, despite running up large bills and landing me with a Land Rover ban from my wife... Honda Civic CDTi '03 - Replaced the first Civic after it was written off in an accident. Peugeot 307 90hp diesel - Comfortable, practical, reasonably reliable, economical. Extremely boring. Vauxhall Zafira Tourer CDTi - Actually, I like it. Does what it says on the tin, and does it well. Doubt it was ever on anyone's bucket list, but as a family workhorse it's hard to knock. Skoda Fabia 1.0tsi Redline - Wannabe hot hatch without any actual hot. Go faster stripes, rock hard suspension, (uncomfortable) sports seats. Actually fairly nippy and looks a lot of fun on paper, but utterly fails to deliver any thrills. Horrible to drive in traffic due to almost no torque at low revs followed by turbo surge. Inherited from my 86 year old father in law... Pretty boring compared to a lot of you!
  3. Next unread links no longer show the topic you'll go to. Might be deliberate to boost performance but it's definitely less usable if you don't follow all threads. Haven't noticed anything else ๐Ÿ‘
  4. My (perfectly ordinary, single storey) garage has considerably deeper foundations than the 30ft gable end of the house next to it. Which has been standing up perfectly satisfactorily for over a hundred years.
  5. Certainly seems to be the attitude of a significant number of Land Rover's customer base. Judging by the number of Discovery 5's on the road... I rather suspect Colin Chapman wasn't concerned with how pleasant his vehicles were for long distance motorway travel... Sufficient power for high speed cruising with porta-cabin air resistance doesn't solve the the deafening roar...
  6. They were only badged "Classic" in the final run-out (after the P38 was already on sale - guess they were just shifting existing stock), so as far as I'm aware all the vehicles that left the factory badged as such are soft dashes. '86/'87 is years before they were badged classic.
  7. How many cans is that?!! Your dentist must be betting his retirement on you...
  8. Maybe I'm sad...but that is a thing of beauty
  9. How are you going to get proper rust holes in that? ๐Ÿคจ
  10. And owners who just change out parts "'cos the computer sez" are no worse than many garage techs. Or, frankly, many of the bodgers who've "fixed" older land rovers. Who on here has never bought an old vehicle (land rover or otherwise) that turned out to have dangerous cowboy bodge fixes? Incompetence doesn't require the aid of electronics...
  11. Fridge said the worst wrinkles - not all the serious ones... ๐Ÿ˜€
  12. That reminds me of the P38 camera car Land Rover used to (maybe still do) have. It wasn't quite like that - there wasn't much bodywork above door level, just a windscreen and rudimentary cage - with an even more rudimentary hood to keep the rain out when it wasn't in use. And a high 'shooters' seat in the middle of the back for the cameraman.
  13. I've heard the same from VW enthusiasts and commercial users - up to T4 they're near bomb proof, but T5 on are not so great.
  14. Remember there could be leaks elsewhere in the system meaning the compressor is having to pump a lot more air to replace the losses.
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