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  1. martyn668

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Looks like a Mitsubishi Shogun in these pictures. Let's hope the mules still disguise the true body shape. https://uk.yahoo.com/news/land-rover-defender-spawn-apos-114000221.html I could be you Tanuki - I bought mine new in Belgium in 2001. I thought I was you, but then I realised you got yours from Namur. I got mine in Brussels (right hand drive). Private buyer, so no VAT savings (paid VAT in the UK, not Belgium), but still saved around £6,000 on UK list price. Only had a 1 year warranty in Belgium. That was pretty much the only difference, except I got a fire extinguisher thrown in - mandatory n Belgium apparently.
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    Where to buy Techno Cloth

    Ooh, they sell Lara Croft pimple. I might just spend all of my money on that. 😉
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    Where to buy Techno Cloth

    Hi there, I've got a home made cushion which fits on the top of my cubby box. It's looking tatty and ripped now, so I thought I'd re-cover it in techno cloth to match the rest of the interior. I've googled and bing'd but no luck finding any. I guess Exmoor Trim might sell me a bit, but does anyone know of any sources. I have a feeling it's going to be expensive, so I'll probably end up getting a plain grey vinyl or just a tougher cloth, but it would be nice to have a match.
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    Chinese diesel Heater under seat on a 110.

    I’m with Monkie and FridgeFreezer. I’d be scared to leave it unattended (or sleep in the Landy with it running), which sort of defeats the object. I’ll just wear an extra jumper and some gloves.
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    Replacement for a NATO hitch on a Defender

    Something like this? https://www.paddockspares.com/knb100640-towing-jaw-3-5-tonne.html
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Priced from £40,000? I’m not entirely surprised, but like Dragons’ Den, I’m out.
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    Fuse label

    My old Series 3 had four glass fuses under the steering column, but only one of them seemed to be doing anything. I could happily take out the other three and everything still seemed to work. Might have been required by a trainee squaddie electrician I guess. (Was ex-Navy).
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    Bottle jack adapter for axles

    @landroversforever Maybe "damage it" was the wrong term. I probably meant that if is used on its side I will indeed be pumping air into the system somehow, which I will then need to bleed, or it will neverr reach its full height when I need it to.
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    Bottle jack adapter for axles

    Ah, Fridge Freezer, I like the idea of a jack where you can swap the head. Sometimes a flat top is better for certain jobs (not lifting a Land Rover, but separating two heavy objects). I’ve occasionally used mine as a hydraulic ram to “adjust” body panels. I know you’re not supposed to use them horizontally, but there wasn’t much force, and the occasional use horizontal won’t kill them I’m sure.
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    Bottle jack adapter for axles

    So the consensus is a standard LR jack. I had thought they were getting rare and expensive, but a quick trawl of Ebay reveals quite a few. Probably go down that route. To be honest I mainly use my trolley jack when home - much more stable, but a bottle jack is useful sometimes.
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    Bottle jack adapter for axles

    Weird. I think if you copy it it includes a space at the end, and goes 404. It does work without the space, but I'll try again to get a working URL. https://safejacks.com/collections/bottle-jack-accessories/products/axle-tube-pad-for-bottle-jack Aha - that's gone clicky.
  12. Anyone got any thoughts on these? https://safejacks.com/collections/bottle-jack-accessories/products/axle-tube-pad-for-bottle-jack Other than that's a bit expensive for what it is. To make one exceeds my skills as a welder, or at least anything I'd trust to hold up a couple of tons of weight. Surprised I can't find a UK-supplier of this or an equivalent. I'd have to check the diameter of my jack to see if it would even fit (securely).
  13. Lancaster wouldn’t insure me for green laning, despite a green lane being a public highway.
  14. Keep going with NFU. If they reply, they should be OK. I was with them for years and they never worried about modifications. With Adrian Flux now because NFU had a massive price hike one year.
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    Rotodama Rediscovery

    That VW is scary.
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