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SPendrey last won the day on October 7 2015

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    Technology, green lanes, tinkering in the garage.

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  1. Forum Logo - Show off your graphic design skills

    I was going to say "my crayon days are long gone", but in truth I never had any. However, I was wondering about incorporating a more visual image, so I plagiarised one of the earlier suggestions. My first concern was to be careful not to include words or images related to "Difflock" (for obvious reasons). I also concede that the diffs are in the wrong place on the axles, unless you're looking up at the vehicle!
  2. Vague steering advice needed

    I did (almost) the same as you, and only fixed it by finally replacing the steering box. There was some improvement by sorting one of the swivels, but still had the wobble at 50mph + a bump.
  3. Chassis change - bulkhead don't fit

    Can't picture what fits where exactly, but couldn't you use a small bottle jack (2T for example) and a good bit of 2"x2" (or bigger), ideally hardwood? Use the jack to push the wooden post against the bulkhead 'post' to move outward?
  4. Importing a landy from Northern Ireland

    Surely Northern Ireland is part of the UK, so it would be fine to just drive it as is? Much like driving one from Wales to England :-)
  5. Slightly OT I Guess

    Can't speak for a Mac, but on a PC you can choose multiple files using the <CTRL> key, or a list of files with the <SHIFT> key. So, click the first track of an album, hold <SHIFT> then click the last track of the album, then File/Convert.
  6. Slightly OT I Guess

    No Mac's here, PC's (and Windows) for me! No iTunes for my music either, only use it to manage apps for the Apple device owners in my house. Now, this link describes how to convert files within iTunes. The downside of this though, is I believe it will create copies of the files so your library will take twice the space and you'll have to manage the files/library accordingly. It should, though, allow you to populate your own SD card with 'proper' MP3's.
  7. Totally agree, and I did exactly what you are doing... raised a claim through PayPal to cover the postage as well as the item(s).
  8. I found this weekend that my Bearmach boost pack (much like one of these, but not in a blue box) ruins DAB reception when plugged into the cigarette lighter to charge. I also learned that it loses 25% charge (judging by the 4 LEDs on it) over a period of about 3 months.
  9. Headlining Quick Fix

    The other option, and the one I chose, is to remove the foam/material lining altogether, then colour the underlying hard surface. I removed the whole lining, pressure washed the foam off, let it dry for a couple of days, then used "Cuprinol Shades" to paint it whatever colour looked nice. Does use a whole 2.5l tin when rolled, might be better sprayed, but whatever.
  10. Autonomous Land Rovers by end of 2017

    I'd like to see one handle a green lane! Although, in truth, I hope they never do because I enjoy driving them.
  11. Slightly OT I Guess

    That's the most daft thing Apple ever did, a single button mouse! Re. the music format, the head unit supports MP3, WMA or AAC. The good news, is MP4 uses the AAC codec so should work so long as the card is readable.
  12. 300TDi Ticking noise

    I chased a "tick" for a while, replaced the vacuum pump (had a spare from another vehicle anyway). Checked tappets etc. etc. Mine was the head gasket at the rearmost cylinder venting to atmosphere. Just stick you hand back there and you'll feel it puffing if that's the fault.
  13. There is only one reason for getting DAB... Planet Rock! On the reception side of things, I too get a great signal almost everywhere I go. Patchy in mid-Wales, and also on Salisbury Plain. Elsewhere though, it's excellent.
  14. I've been running a cheap 'Mutant' unit (so cheap it says "tunning" when switching stations!). Anyway... I use a magnetic external aerial, which I guess wouldn't suit a Defender? This means I can pop it off the roof while in wooded areas.
  15. Discovery stuck in drive (auto)

    When you say "is this a bleeding issue", is the emphasis on "bleeding"? It is a bleeding issue, and something that needs to be fixed! :-)