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    2009 110 Puma CSW XS
    1955 86" Series One
    1989 110 3.5 V8 Pick-up (being rebuilt on Galv Chassis new LT85, GKN)

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  1. I should have mentioned the down side - they are made in south Africa - mine took about 9 months to arrive!!
  2. I too have Melville & Moon covers but in black, I cant recommend them enough, but having said that they are pricey (they were a Christmas present from my Land-Rover loving boss) The other downside was that they took about 9 months to arrive from south Africa They look great, have worn well, are comfortable, and have faded a bit (over 4 years) not sure if they protect the seats, never taken one off. they are a great snug fit.
  3. Thanks Muddy - I could do that, I already have a 175A Andersen in the front passenger footwell, and very useful it is too - I think a decent H/D cable(s) to the rear fused at 50A might be the way to go. B
  4. Thank you for that - I couldn't get past the paywall when I tried to read this early yesterday morning.
  5. Very good point - Ive just checked - 0ne of mine id rated at 30A I will run a new cable, with a bigger fuse to protect it.. end to end.
  6. Thanks everybody for the helpful comments - I want it (for the 110 2.2 Puma utility) so I can add a 50 Amp Andersen connector (not sure if inside and protected) or outside, open to abuse, but accessible. This would power auxiliary 'stuff' (like a tyre pump, and camping stuff) Any more useful advice gratefully accepted cheers B.
  7. Puma 2.2 2015 Utility XS I have read (hopefully not imagined) that there is a permanently on live (positive) feed that runs from the 'front' to the back (somewhere in the drivers side triangular fabrication that protects the rear of the rear lights). I wondered if this was still true for a 2015 Puma 110 utility? and if so was it still a permanently on live (positive) unfused feed? Thanks Bill PS also would this apply to my 1989 110 TD (now V8)?
  8. I have strong memories of this happening in my SIII Stage One V8 (after I added a roof rack) Water on the knees was a regular horror - worse was that internal gutter was where I keep all my Green lane maps! A through re-sealing of the out-side gutter - lifted up the roof 4" on blocks to get under the roof rack feet - caulked it all up with 'SealOnce' and where the roof rack feet blocked the channel drilled some extra drain holes. can't recommend 'Seal Once' enough -
  9. A question for the better informed in this group - Looking at the CTEK and similar intelligent chargers - they seem to have 'pulsing' as part of their range of functions. What effect does this have on newer vehicles where they have lots of electronics that are running all the time? Engine management systems, Alarms, ICE, Trackers, - how do these stand-up to being 'pulsed' when laid-up being trickle charged? Thanks
  10. I used my CTEK MXS 5 battery charger to 'renovate' my daughters' Fox battery - which it did - going from going flat in 24 hours, to 5 starts in 3 hours with less than 10 total metres of travel, having been left out in the snow for 5 days. That is the third out of 6 'lost cause' Batteries that the CTEK has rejuvenated - 50% isn't bad - across a range of batteries: Leisure, compact car, Defender. (I've ignored Lawnmower and literally dozens of Computer 'life expired' UPS 12V batteries) This performance is measured against about 8 Aldi or Lidl 'intelligent' chargers - that trickle charge the Land-Rovers, camper, and cars, at around £12 each they are cheaper than most/all the simple trickle chargers - but fail to rejuvenate, and more irritatingly if the mains fails they revert to standby. This would indicate that you get (more or less) what you pay for, a hard lesson for someone as notoriously 'tight' as I am!
  11. Echoing that - very interesting Thanks @BogMonster and to all the other contributors - My Daughter bought one a NOCO Boost Sport GB20 500 Amp to start her VW Fox (she initially bought a lead Acid Jump starter from CarEuroParts - but it never turned-up, consulted me and bought the NOCO- for twice as much - but its been brilliant immediate start from a completely dead battery - less than 2 volts) I will say that I used my CTEK MXS 5 battery charger to 'renovate' the Fox battery - which it did - going from going flat in 24 hours, to 5 starts in 3 hours with less than 10 total metres of travel, having been left out in the snow for 5 days. That is the third out of 6 'lost cause' Batteries that the CTEK has rejuvenated - 50% isn't bad - across a range of batteries: Leisure, compact car, Defender. (I've ignored Lawnmower and literally dozens of Computer 'life expired' UPS 12V batteries) This performance is measured against about 8 Aldi or Lidl 'intelligent' chargers - that trickle charge the Land-Rovers, camper, and cars, at around £12 each they are cheaper than most/all the simple trickle chargers - but fail to rejuvenate, and more irritatingly if the mains fails they revert to standby. This would indicate that you get (more or less) what you pay for, a hard lesson for someone as notoriously 'tight' as I am!
  12. I've always been intrigued by these compact Jump Start Packs? they see to defy the laws of physics? How do they work? Some of them are advertised as being able to kick-out 4000 Amps, yet they have smaller diameter cables than the cheapest of Poundland jump leads? What is it that I'm missing? Where is the catch? I've been looking at the Ring RPPL300 Lithium Cobalt for my daughters VW Fox.
  13. Thank you Guys - TBH - I haven't even looked - haven't seen it in daylight to be honest, - but I like the idea of the tyre shine products - great tip. Interesting comment about the MOT inspectors - 2 weeks ago my wife's X3 picked up comments about perishing tyres, I wonder if its The Tip of The Month for MOT inspectors? Back when I were a Lad (and Shep were a pup) On my 96 110 CSW Tdi 300 - I got 68,000 miles of a set of BFG Commercials (looked very un cool) - at the same time my late wife on her 99 90 CSW Tdi 300, got an incredible 123,000 off a pair of Michelin M&S ( back then I used to rotate the tyres (and had a 110 V8 to off-road too) Any recomednations for the replacements when the time comes? Roadish, 235 85 R16, decent - is there anything on the market that is long lived?
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