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  1. Defender Air Intake, Power & Fuel Efficiency

    Possibly the way in which I drive. I didn't set out to specifically achieve high MPG and would typically drive at somewhere around 65-70MPH on the motorway. I rarely accelerate hard, by careful observation and allowing a reasonable distance between self and vehicle ahead, rarely need to use brakes. Make good use of the gears rather than holding onto a higher gear when speeds drop and acceleration is required. It all stems from reading an article in a bike magazine, many years ago. Not sure if it still the case but powerful motorcycles used to get through tyres at an alarming rate and the article described how to prolong the life of tyres, whilst still enjoying the full performance of the bike. I have tried to apply the same principles ever since
  2. Defender Air Intake, Power & Fuel Efficiency

    Ran a pair of 300 Tdi Defender 110 for 12-13 years. One was a very early 300 hard top, registered march 94 owned it from new, put over 300,000 miles on it, the other was a V8 Csw which had a used 300 transplanted into it. The hardtop would do 36mpg all day long on motorways and at steady speed, on one occasion driving down through France with a stiff tail wind it managed 42MPG. Hacking in and out of central London dropped that to 30mpg. The CSW would do broadly the same hacking in and out of London, but never quite matched the hard top on longer motorway runs, typically managing about 33mpg. Both had RAI, bigger intercoolers and had the pump tweaked for additional power, were serviced every 5,000 miles, used Millers synthetic oil, whatever diesel was cheapest and genuine parts for every other requirement. Tyres were 7.50 x 16 Michelin XZY on the hard top and 235/85 x 16 Goodyear MTR on the CSW
  3. http://twistedautomotive.com/current-stock/
  4. The £160,000 vehicle I was referring to, is a used twisted 110
  5. Personally I think £160,000 (for a used 110) is a ridiculous amount of money. Regardless of what has been done to it
  6. New Template for LR to use Re: Defender

    Haven't JLR got a shiny new production facility in Slovakia, that is standing empty? Can't really compare them with jeep either. In the final years of defender production, jeep were selling more than 13 wranglers for every defender, roughly 200,000 versus 15,000
  7. Door fitting alignment

    In the past, when I had a twisted door, I had about 6 shims under 1 hinge to get it to close properly
  8. Door fitting alignment

    It is possible to adjust the fit of the door with plastic shims under the door hinges. These are the type for the earlier, smaller, hinges. Cannot find the No for the later hinges at the moment. https://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=mwc1898&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10
  9. True or false? Defender unveiling?

    I think there is about a snowball's chance in h3ll of Land Rover ever making another model with the name Defender. further down into the article was this little gem. Their reasoning is that with Mercedes rebadging the Nissan Navara and calling it the X-Class - there's clearly a strong demand for utility vehicles. Which is a bit odd in itself because nissan belongs to renault I wonder if they will be fixing all those trucks out there with snapped chassis?
  10. There is one not too far from where I am at the moment. Name of twisted, proper it is, even has the "S" in twisted back to front so you can tell they have been given a serious injection of cash. Prices range from ridiculous to extortionate. http://twistedautomotive.com/current-stock/
  11. Wolf Heavy Duty P38 Rear Axle Casing

    Hobsons of Louth and Dunsfold Land Rover are both showing stock if you are still looking for this item
  12. 1983 Charcoal Canister Question

    I tried the charcoal canister on my engine for a while when I took the truck to USA, it caused all sorts of problems and I ended up disconnecting it. Typical problems were oil leaks (because of insufficient crankcase ventilation) sooty plugs and stalling. So pretty much the opposite of what you are experiencing, apart from the stalling The small hose at the back of the engine block was only fitted to Defenders in UK market, it was not fitted to RR or Discovery V8 and was deleted altogether in later years with the introduction of EFI on the later Defender lumps. The important hoses are those from rocker covers to carbs, these enable to carbs to suck all the nasty fumes from the crankcase and stick them back into the engine, they are not unknown for blocking up, especially the spigots on the body of the carburetter
  13. Which V8 efi pump for a 90 TD5 tank

    Course there is always the pump from the 50th anniversary 4.0 90. https://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=esr3928&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10 As for the clips, have a talk to your local diesel injection specialist place, most of them will make up pipes and probably have clips in stock. I doubt Land Rover made their own, they will have bought them off a shelf somewhere
  14. Causes for loss of wheel?

    Had a front wheel come off a 2a 109 many years ago. Going round a corner quite slowly, thank goodness. All wheel nuts present and correct, but wheel 50 yards up the road. Do you remember the long wheel nuts with a taper on each end? Apparently over the years they had been over-tightened so many times they had gradually cut through the wheel rim to the point where it finally gave up the struggle
  15. roof width

    AFAIK the width of the roof has always been the same from Series 2 up to final production

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