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  1. Like the Tesla Cybertruck, but less sympathetically designed.
  2. Me neither, but I assume someone (some people?) at Landrover has staked his career on thinking he does... Chris
  3. Sorry Ralph, it is just the BBC website. Chris
  4. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0009511 Start at minute 20:15 Chris
  5. 2005/55 Defender Td5 Hardtop with no electronics. Today, looking for an odd clicking noise from the OS front wheel, I started taking things apart. Long story short, I am confused by my top swivel arrangement. Everything else appears to be 110 - calliper, vented disc etc. - but the top swivel appears to be the Discovery type with the radial roller bearing under it (similar to STC226 but the non-ABS variant) rather than the type being sold for Defender (TAR100040 for mine, post XA159807). So, has the wrong part been fitted? Could I have a RR/Disco axle? Are they interchangeable - if I b
  6. I watched you (Ed) drive your RR at a sedate pace up a badly dug out/cross-axley slope that my standard Defender 90 had just refused twice, at a more enthusiastic pace. Yes, wheels left the ground, but so did they on my Defender, and you drove to the top while I drove round. Ed is a carp driver 😜 😘 but the electronics and vehicle dynamics made up for it. D4 had more axle articulation than a 90 or 110 as standard - the most of any LR product at the time apparently. The downside of some vehicles with independent suspension came sharply home when I took my Freelander2 off-road in
  7. I am a bit rusty, but I did learn programing years ago. 😛 These days I have Jenny for that. Rudimentally, I do do programing - we all do - or did. Things like using the [ ] commands on older versions of the forum to make text appear in italics or bold. The point is that the hardware should be easy enough to obtain, and actually, learning to program is not that difficult - look at some of the people running, or even selling, Megasquirt! I assume that software for any given application would ship with the hardware. Chris
  8. Possibly. When my computer breaks down PC world supply me a new HDD, graphics card, memory thing for quite cheap - and I fit it myself. I didn't used to know the first thing about computers but somewhere along the way I have apparently picked up up quite a lot. PC world do not charge the earth because they have competition. Demand is inevitably filled by entrepreneurs all of whom want to attract your business with reasonable prices. Chris
  9. Rather than making one yourself, you just go to Britpart when you need a brake calliper, and so you will go to someone with FridgeFreezer's skill-set when you need an ECU and they will hand you a box to plug in. Chris
  10. I don't think I have been paying road tax. Is this something I should be paying in addition to Vehicle Excise Duty? Am I likely to get into any trouble? Worried of Sussex Chris
  11. I know they are pretty, but try to keep in mind that the pictures above and in the article are all guesses as to what LR actually have in mind - though some may be more accurate than others! Landrover has an opportunity to produce a vehicle to compete with all the Japanese pick-ups that farmers, utilities etc. are now using. They are comfortable and refined in a way no Defender has ever been, but that doesn't mean that Defender should be different. It has to be better than the competition in order to be saleable, but what does better mean? More durable? More comfortable? Better at load
  12. A friend was telling me about a vehicle almost identical to a Defender/copied from/pretending to be, but built in Portugal. Not a UMM, not a Santana/Iveco and not an Auverland. Any idea what he is thinking of? We think he has his wires crossed... Chris
  13. Pre-heating the engine/oil sounds like a possible option if it is likely to 'melt' the jelly. I would not recommend it to anyone else, but if it were me then a camping stove under the sump would get the oil good and hot. Also, refilling the cooling system from the hot tap would be a possible pre-heat option - unless you (I mean 'I'!) had a preheater available. Chris
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