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  1. snailracer

    Swapped my S3 109 for a D2 'landmark'

    So here's my dog solution. Bought a proper dog guard from britpart and then cut up an old universal guard and used a post that came from a Tesco delivery van racking system. A couple of u bolts to clamp it all together and it works well. Simoncsk have you got any links or pictures of your radio install?
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    Swapped my S3 109 for a D2 'landmark'

    Cheers guys. I found this as a radio upgrade option https://gromaudio.co.uk/partfinder/product/list/?make=Landrover&model=Discovery&year=2000-2004 Those dog crate option are quite good, cheers Matt
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    Anyone used a PWM fuel pump?

    Ive just been looking at these as well and was about to ask the same question.
  4. So this week my 109 that I have owned since 2002 was packed off to a new owner and I bought a 2004 landmark disco. It's pretty tidy but I'm not going to be able to not tinker. First on the list are new mudguard brackets (Probably yrm). I also want to split the load bay for travelling with dog and luggage. I've seen good systems for D3 but not D2. Any ideas? Also wondering about swapping out the stereo for something more modern. Is this straightforward or not? Anything else I should be considering? Cheers
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    Gearbox help and advice needed

    Cheers guys. It's the first gearbox issue I've had in 16 years so bit worried that other bits might decide to give up once it's messed with. Does the lt77 make a big difference?
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    Gearbox help and advice needed

    My gearbox got stuck in 4th last week. Thankfully not too far from home but it was still recovery truck time. As the day was written off I stripped the cab out to get to the top of the box hoping it was something simple. It wasn't. Local mechanic has advised that it's got to come out to be fixed so the question is what to do? It's a standard 4 speed series box and transfer box with overdrive behind a 200tdi discovery engine in a '79 109. Options seem to be: Fix it £? Replace with recon £700 ish or £1500 ish if I do transfer as well Upgrade to lt77 or r380 using Ashcroft mating kit £1000ish plus some other mods Upgrade transfer box as well so no need for Ashcroft mating kit £? I've been considering selling the landy so also the possibility of selling it broken but how much does that wipe off the value. And if I do fix it, and im spending money, should I go for maximum upgrade/comfort and keep it. Really stuck on this one. Thanks for reading and any opinions Matt
  7. Morning everyone. Its been a long time since I posted as house renovation has totally outstripped any landy tinkering, but I cant ignore the battery any longer. Google tells me i should be putting a 069 battery in. Its in a 109 so the battery is under the passenger seat and I have a split charge and second battery in there as well. What do I fit and wheres the cheapest place to get it? Cheers
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    Landy bits get everywhere...

    http://www.thermoking.com/global/en.html
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    '07 110 clutch help please

    Yesterday our work 110 lost resistance in the clutch pedal. It became difficult to get into gear but the clutch still works. We headed straight to a local garage (not a landy specialist) who said they can look at it monday. They explained that it could be the dual mass flywheel giving up or it may just need adjustment, but theyll look at it and sort it. As its a work vehicle we just need it done quickly and properly, but a bit of googling seems to say that it doesn't have a dual mass flywheel. Can someone please point us in the right direction as to what might be wrong and what are the correct parts to fix it. I think i trust the garage so they may have just made a mistake but We dont want to get stung for more expensive parts if theyre not needed Thank you matt
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    Anyone with a series 3 who could help?

    I often found the parts manual more helpful than the workshop manual for showing where bits went, but both are well worth getting.
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    Which Roof bars/rack?

    If you could that would be very helpful. I'm sure the gutters are the same but the last thing i want is to get some and it not be right.
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    Which Roof bars/rack?

    Cheers. Theyre still a bit spendy for me at present. I might have to look at bars instead. Lots of sites say stuff only fits defenders but surely the fitting is the same on both series and defender. Are they just covering their asses or am I missing something?
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    Which Roof bars/rack?

    I'm currently doing up my house and want to be able to get sheet materials/long pieces etc but the 109 is limited for bigger stuff. Ideally I want something big enough to get 8x4 sheets on. Anyone have any recommendations on what is the best thing to fit for the job? Cheers Matt
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    Lego Land Rover Project

    Thats actually one of the best ones Ive seen. No one seems able to get the headlights correct. Good job. As simonr said with a few specialist bricks it could be excellent; give the wingtops a curved corner, get the hard top fitting nicely and possibly adjust the windscreen a bit. I also love that its a separate chassis. Have you got instructions made up for all of us?
  15. Reading a few of the engine threads (and having put a 200 TDi in my 109) I started thinking about what the future holds for engine swaps. I fitted the 200 because my petrol engine died and it made sense at the time to fit something newer and more economical. I'm sure at some point in the future I will want to swap again. Part of me wants to put the 109 back to original condition but part of me is intrigued by the possibilities available to keep a 1970's vehicle on the road well into the flying cars future. So what would anyone go for? is there a Land rover engine in the near future that will be cheap and easy to swap in? Is there an engine in something else that is similar (other 4x4s etc)? Can an old 2.25 have clever turbo's and energy recovery fitted to it? Shall I just remove the engine and floors and fred flintstone it? ......
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