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Steve King

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Steve King last won the day on August 16 2015

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    Near ye village of Tardebigge!

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    Fishing, camping, cooking and messing around with Land rovers

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  1. Land Rover defender mysterious bracket!

    Aah that explains what it is!! My TD5 has one of those in the battery box! It had me scratching my head because I thought it was part of the clamp to secure the battery and I couldn't see how on earth it fitted when I came to replace the battery!!!!
  2. It's our fault again...

    It could go well above £19 million I think! The cost of removing the vehicles and demolishing the car park needs to be factored in too. If forensic evidence points to one car being the proximate cause of the blaze, then the other insurers (car, contents and building ) will try to recover costs from the insurer of the offending car. I work in household insurance and we have already had our instructions regarding contents of cars in that car park!
  3. Finally some snow! Whoop Whoop :)

    Around four inches here! In places where the snow has drifted there is around eight inches! Trains are descending the Lickey Incline v e r y slowly!! However the. Trains are very few and far between as most are cancelled! i ventured out in my 110, but first I had to swap the cars around! This meant digging out the .Fiesta which took a while! The roads and the lanes around Finstall were almost empty of cars apart from a few Defenders, Range Rovers and Discoverys. I wonder why I didn't see any BMWs?!! Conditions were not that bad on the whole - the powdery stuff was easy to drive, but where it had melted and frozen again it was very slippery.
  4. Finally some snow! Whoop Whoop :)

    No snow around here! Just a -3 C temperature first thing this morning!
  5. Japanese Cuthbertson??

    Seen on an industrial estate in Wellingborough.
  6. If the fuses check out ok, it may be worth checking the connections behind the dash. I had a similar problem with the dash lights and the near side indicators and eventually traced the problem to a connector that wasn't fully pushed home.
  7. Electric adjustable Mirrors for a Defender?

    Do you really need to adjust the mirrors whilst driving? For me once they are adjusted correctly that's it (unless you keep finding your near side mirror wrongly adjusted everyday and eventually find some random, vain guy styling his hair using the door mirror - but that's another story!) Perhaps the aftermarket larger mirrors might be a cheaper option?
  8. Best way to clean a Defender white roof

    I take it you go for the "Eco Look" then Les!
  9. Best way to clean a Defender white roof

    After it is clean a bit of polish helps prevent the next load of crud sticking too badly!
  10. Heated Seats suddenly not working

    Thanks; that's really helpful. The heated seats are factory fitted. I'm hoping it is something simple, because both have packed up at the same time.
  11. I have a 2002 TD5 and all of a sudden both heated front seats have stopped working! i haven't yet had a chance to investigate with a multi meter, but could anyone point me in the right direction please? The bulb illuminates on both of the switches when they are pushed in. Is the fuse after the switch circuit?
  12. Check your nuts!

    Very scary, but at least you are OK! My brother had an interesting experience in the Libyan desert whilst working on an oil rig, when a stupid grudge against him left a wheel attached by a single nut!
  13. X-Brake Handbrake Rattle

    I'm glad you managed to sort it! I dread to think how much time I spent on it!
  14. X-Brake Handbrake Rattle

    I sympathise! I adjusted mine from one extreme to the other (including all points inbetween), tried every single hole for the cable, got fed up paid a trusted garage to fix it (they failed). I next tried new pads (original ones worn from juddering) to no avail - juddering continued despite another round of adjustment. At this point I decided life was too short to try and achieve a non juddering X Brake!
  15. Broquet Fuel Catalyst

    Personally I find the broquetes extremely effective. They are wonderful on the BBQ for cooking sausages and burgers! Oops I think I may have confused them with charcoal brickettes!
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