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Posts posted by elbekko

  1. Check all the grounds for the dashboard and such, you can find more details in RAVE (which you can find links to in the tech archive here).

    I wouldn't chip it, it's a diesel auto, it'll be a dog to drive anyway, and when chipped you're just that much more likely to blow it up.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Snagger said:

    What do people expect with a new vehicle?  Almost all vehicles suffer long lists of reliability problems when a new model comes out, and LR reliability is renowned as being amongst the worst.  I understand their disappointment, but not their apparent surprise.  I just don’t comprehend why anyone would buy a new vehicle that has been in production for less than 18 months - they’re always lemons.

    My E-class was, as far as I can tell, number ~5000 off the line. One minor production fault in the digital dash that was fixed swiftly, that's it. Far from a lemon.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Arnie91 said:

    Current Alternative for same rims: ST PRO COOPER or the BFgoodrich KM3 only do these sizes but they are again, also offroad. They are less aggressive than the Nitto Mud Grapplers so I might raise less attention.

    They're off-road biased, doesn't mean they're not allowed on the road. As long as they have the right markings for road use, all is ok. Or has London introduced some silly unenforceable regulation?

  4. On 4/2/2019 at 12:11 PM, Gremlin said:

    Well you could come up with something, but that will add complexity. This is nice and simple.


    Just remember to do it before that end of your axle is stuck elbow-deep in a swamp somewhere :D

  5. Is an LPG conversion an option over there?

    I wouldn't bother with converting it to diesel tbh. Gutless and overstressed in auto form. And would need a different torque converter to the V8.
    To do the swap properly you'd have to buy a diesel Rangie and swap everything over that you need... but then you already have one.

  6. Sounds like a pretty good result!

    As said, don't worry about it too much. We ran in the cam on a friend's 4.6 with the timing out 50 degrees-ish...

    Could be as simple as a bad connection on an injector, or a plug wire not fully seated.

  7. 3 hours ago, Snagger said:

    They are, but their pilots wear gloves, their screens are higher quality, and their windows are really tiny and in a place the sun can’t shine onto the displays...  They managed some manual manoeuvring on Demo 2, prior to docking, but a stick would be more intuitive for that.  I think the engineers really wanted to save the weight and have smaller folding seats to create more room.

    And the actually important controls are proper buttons underneath the screens.

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  8. 2 hours ago, L19MUD said:

    The conversation about towing is an interesting one, has anyone had the opportunity to put 3,500kg behind one yet? My L322 handles the 3 axle 18ft bed Bateson better than my Defender for lots of reasons - power, air suspension, stability due to weight/size


    Does the Defender have any trailer aids? The Ford pickups in the states have had a clever 'anti sway' system that uses the brakes to try and counteract a snaking trailer for years and they now even have a system to help you reverse a trailer

    I was planning on hooking up the trailer during my test drive, but it was empty, so wouldn't have said that much.

  9. The gear lever is a double one for me. It's not as nice to use as the one in the P38, and for most use I much prefer the column-mounted selector + paddles in my Merc.

    And the really, really, really stupid thing about that gear lever: when you put it in sport to manually shift, you can't go to reverse. Have to push it right again first. No reason for that whatsoever.

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