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Posts posted by Happyoldgit

  1. On 11/21/2020 at 8:23 PM, totomojo said:

    Thanks for the comments and advice.  Where I currently live (basically in the center of the US) all domestic and Japanese brands, BMW and Mercedes are within 10-15 miles because its a prosperous area.  I think I will call the nearest Land Rover dealer (the one 100 miles away) and see how they would handle repairs and service.  I've talked to Porsche owners whose dealership is the same distance away and for service the dealer sends a courier over with a loaner car, swaps vehicles and then reverses the swap when the service is complete.

    That is the manner that all my JLR servicing was handled in my last new purchase Defenders were handled. That is up until the last one when the dealer started saying I had to take the vehicle in to pick up the loaner. Such was the inability to fix issues first time round on my last new (old style) Defender I got rid of it. I just couldn't be bothered with the inconvenience. I'm in the UK, nearest dealerships now 20-30 miles. 

  2. Keuring is good wood but hideously heavy. My big Ifor needs doing and will be looking at some of the commercial boarding made from recycled plastics in due course. I wont be fixing it with anything that requires drilling the boards but rather use a light mastic adhesive.

  3. ^^^Good advice.

    Of all the jobs I've tackled on countless Land Rovers over the years removing umpteen layers of MOD camouflage paint ranks up there as one of the worse. Sometimes you get lucky and find the adhesion of the first layer or two to the factory finish isn't that great but often it's stuck fast like cats shyte to a blanket. Experimentation is key but if you try abrasion then don't forget to mask up, likewise with decent strippers, find gloves that are able to cope with the chemicals.

    Good luck

  4. 3 hours ago, Chicken Drumstick said:

    Only ones in the UK most likely. In the USA it is viewed very differently.


    Indeed as I am sure my numerous friends across the pond will attest.

    BTW My comments were somewhat tongue in cheek 🙄

  5. Hmmm, quite like that, in a funny sort of way it looks a bit more straightforward and less funny that the Pretender. Not sure I'm a ball cap wearing "whoop, whoop, all riiiiiiight, yahooo, yeah" kinda guy though so I'm probably ruled out from owning one.

  6. Early Puma clutch plate springs used to develop a rattle fairly quickly and in fact were the subject of a recall and upgrade replacement. I remember mine want back not long after I'd bought my 2007 new but that said would have thought virtually all would have had clutch replacements by now. My later Puma's didn't suffer the same issue.


  7. We have just launched a new section in the Market Place intended for use by LR4x4 members to advertise and hopefully find buyers for any items that are not suitable to be placed in the forum's well established LR4x4. We've kept rules to a minimum*..

    • No Animal Sales or Wants
    • Nothing Sexual, Illegal, Racist, Homophobic, ....you get the idea.
    • ANYTHING you fancy selling non LR4x4 related you now can.
    • Remember use of this section is for full members only.

    So without further waffle you will find this new facility here:  For Sale - And yes even the kitchen sink


    * We reserve the right to adapt or change the rules should the need arise.

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  8. 2 hours ago, elbekko said:

    Yeah. I had a look with the dev tools and couldn't get rid of it, very strange.

    Just tried again, and looks like I can get it gone with the following:

    #ipsLayout_mainArea {
        display: block;
    #ipsLayout_sidebar {
        display: none;

    Much better now.

    Interpreter! Interpreter! Is there an interpreter in the house than can translate please? ;)

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