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  1. You could use suspension spacers instead of longer springs, and then use standard range rover classic springs. Remember that with the softer springs, you’ll get more roll, and with the extra height you may not find this desirable. One way to find out though 😀
  2. First you complete the NOVA import process on HMRC site. It’s free for importing in from EU, but you still need to go through the NOVA process. Then you need to get it MOT’d. Once this is complete you can send off original Netherlands Registration doc, Nova docs and MOT docs with correct form to DVLA for an import registration (You can order them here https://www.gov.uk/dvlaforms ) . As long as NL docs have confirmation of year of manufacture you’ll be ok, if they don’t you’ll need to get a heritage certificate from Gaydon to confirm year of manufacture, so DVLA can apply correct road tax. If permanently resident in UK, it’s illegal to drive it in UK, even with insurance. So you’re only allowed to take it to MOT appointment and back. As you’re moving back, I suspect you get some leeway on this, so you’ll need to check this. That’s it, fairly simple. Cheers Steve
  3. Or have them do a good job, get them back in one piece, and f**k the source and cost of their kit.
  4. I bought a DTW1002Z back in May, very good so far, only had a couple of nuts where it struggled initially. Much better value than Milwaukee equivalents. The usual high penalty for these type of impact wrenches is the weight and length. So I still use my compact Milwaukee 1/2” for most easy things.
  5. Given that it changed after an ignition cycle, it’s highly likely that it’s sensor related. Just which one/s? 😉
  6. I’m pretty sure that all BW’s are the same.
  7. I was being careful not to scratch the bores, but a common figure that kept coming up was 93.89mm cheers Steve
  8. ‘Thanks for the responses 👍 A few pics of the stripped block... The cleaning has started... This was after two 20 minutes sessions in the ultrasonic cleaner and a toothbrush.
  9. Thanks Jon I read that if you replace the cam with a new different one, you should get the block line honed. But I’ve no idea what that is. 😉 i forgot to ask, what about the timing chain and gear set. Should you renew all of these too? cheers, Steve
  10. So today I just stripped down the 4.6 v8 to rebuild. A few questions.... After reading up, I assume I get a machine shop to check the block for any issues and re-line the crankshaft and camshaft? I assume they’ll need the crankshaft and camshaft to do this. I’ll also get them to fit new core plugs and oil gallery plugs. Is there anything else? For the Camshaft, there are the high torque options, like the Kent 180 and the Viper stump puller. What are the implications on the tappets and push rods if you fit these? Also, do you need to fit pocketed pistons if you fit these camshafts? Is the recommendation to fit ARP stud kits for the crank and heads? Thanks, Steve
  11. Thought that some might find this useful...
  12. They must mark them heavily in Aus then, as the base spec Workmate 79 can’t be had for less than $70K, so about £40K. Jeep Wranglers in the UK appear to have benefited from Defender prices, as used prices are now a lot higher than just a couple of years ago. Jeep UK seem to have taken advantage of this and added £10K+ to the price of a JL compared to the equivalent JK before. So in the UK they’re asking about £48K for Rubicon, the equivalent cost ~$44K in the US. The new double cab pick up looks good...
  13. Can’t imagine a stock new Defender being able to tackle the Rubicon... https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/tackling-rubicon-trail-jeep-wrangler-rubicon bit of a shame that LR are going to lose all credibility when it’s launched.
  14. Blue sea are good quality. They do a standard dual charger for about £15 or a 4.8A dual fast charge one that’s a lot more pricey at about £40. cheers, Steve
  15. The modern hevac systems seem to use stepper motors now, to give full control and reliability. You could convert you manual controls to feed an arduino stepper motor driver setup. cheers, Steve
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