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rekab69 last won the day on December 20 2015

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  1. Thanks for the heads up.. Trailer it is then... Cheers, db.
  2. all said and done this is the best upgrade you can do to a Defender... imho...:)
  3. Hi Guys, I'm looking to buy a car in Sweden, would anyone know if it's ok to pull it home to the UK on a dolly..? Cheers, db.
  4. Hi Guys, I have a new replacement key fob for my 2012 2.2 Puma defender, I have the EKA code can't find any info on how to program a new key fob...? Any ideas as to how this is done..? Cheers, db.
  5. Hi Guys, The reversing light has packed up on my 2012 Puma, light unit all checks out so suspect the switch, I have had a quick look and can see it but it looks a right pain to actually get to.. Anyone changed one or any pointers...?? Thanks in advance.. db.
  6. The best cut n shuts, the audi quattro into a sport look alike, 305mm sliced off.. Cat C's have to have a VIC only to check the chassis numbers, not the repairs...
  7. I'm not recommending any such thing...? I related not telling your insurance company to when we nail a new rear quarter chassis in, on axle stands, on our driveways, with a diy mig welder in the snow, which in truth is major chassis work, Cat C..?! No checks required.. re Cat D all my insurance company wanted to know was if it had a currant MOT, at the time it went back on the road it didn't as it was less than three years old.. Again, no checks required.. Just pointing out how strange our laws are..
  8. Afternoon All, I have my Cat D up for sale, having owned many Land rovers over the years from Series 3’s 88" & 109" a brief affair with a V8 Disco and back to Defenders it always puts a smile of my face regards the fears that surrounds Cat D’s. As you can buy a rear cross member, a 1/4 -1/2 chassis to happily swap over with the aid of a diy mig welder, there is no engineers report to obtain, if it’s old enough not even an MOT required, the welds do not need to be done by a coded welder, the brakes, suspension, steering components are removed, some times “up graded” none of which are checked out for safety, correct installation etc.. No need to notify your insurance company either…!! In days gone by, perhaps it still goes on these would be called "cut n shuts!' we on the other hand ask the question when buying a Defender or Series... "how's the chassis?" the reply comes... Oh! I've welded in a rear 1/4 chassis!" - Great we reply, thats one job I won't have to do...:) Only in Land Rover World... Just for fun... Snowing outside so finding excused not to go fling the spanners at my other project... !
  9. Well. the first half of our journey was Brrrr... cold... Then fan started working ... Great...! I love intermittent electrical fault....
  10. Hi Guys, Just about to set of home x85 mile journey and the heater fan has packed up, checked fuse 30amp?? which is fine, any other suggestion to have a quick look at before set off...? Brrrr.... db.
  11. I’ve covered 34k trouble free miles in her up until now. I’ll check the earths too. Thanks for for the advice.
  12. Hi Guys, Just completed an 85mile drive, in my 2012 110. As pulled up, I smelt strong hot brakes type smell and then the carpet around the handbrake burst into flames..!!! I jumped out and had the beat the flames out with a coat, it was well alight and took what seemed like ages. i rolled underneath to find the outer sheath on the Cable had melted, and it was touching the conduit of the wiring loom which had slightly started to melt too !! I pulled on the Cable and it come out of the handbrake lever end without any resistance.!! As I’ve managed to slip a disc in my back I had just entrusted it to a main agent full service..!! (Yes, I know..!!) Could they have over adjusted the hand brake to the extent that it ran so hot it cooked the handbrake Cable ?? Cheers, db.
  13. Finally managed to be allowed by the insurance company to have it checked by a garage of my choice, after they had it on their four wheel alighment set up it became apparent that it was in deed out of alignment, and this was after the first garage had had it back on their own 4x wheel alignment gear.. twice..!! Drives great now.. The paint work was also of a poor standard so the guys at my garage mechanically mopped it for me.. Unfortunately for them the poor guy caught the top of the wheel arch with the mop and it now needs to go in to them again to put it right... Pleased it drives straight now though.. I guess I should mention Direct Line Insurance have been brilliant through out the whole process..
  14. I had an abs fault drive me nuts... Can't recall the hand brake light being in the loop.. ?? I had it backwards and forwards to my very helpful local independent LR garage.. plugged into their diagnostic tool more times than I can remember.. Changed sensors, hard wired the loom, had them rebuild the front hubs, changed Wabco unit too. In the end the only way I cured it was to buy a £50.00 Oscilloscope kit that ran on my lap top, and check the signals from each sensor whilst driving.. A "New" front sensor was at fault.. !! I feel the only way to see whats actually happening is to drive the vehicle and monitor the results.. Hope you get to the bottom of it as it can really drag on.. db.
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