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  1. GW8IZR

    Best front wing?

    apologies if this has been seen before, sent to me just now it made me smile.
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    200TDI to petrol conversion

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing, if I'd known just how little I'd use my 90 for long journeys I'd have fitted a four cylinder petrol instead of the tdi, at the mileage I'm doing it would only be costing me a few quid a year more to run ...
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    discovery FRONT AXLE HARMONIC DAMPER

    My 300tdi's with a mixture of with/without were all commercial SVO builds and IME that means made of whatever bits were lying around - so I agree not the best data to work with.
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    discovery FRONT AXLE HARMONIC DAMPER

    Or... LR only fitted these to vehicles they were trying to make more refined :-) The timing of the 300TDi / R380 seems about right, we bought a few Discoveries at about that changeover and from new only some were fitted with the damper, we had two vehicles retrofitted with them and the drivers stated that they were better with them. (I've still got the number plates for one of them in the shed somewhere, it ended its life upside down after some spirited action)
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    discovery FRONT AXLE HARMONIC DAMPER

    Its hard to say without insider information, I'm sure LR fitted them for a reason BUT as I said - on my 90 I can't feel the slightest difference. The addition happened when Discoveries etc were making that transition from semi agricultural work vehicles to fashion accessories where the users demanded a bit of refinement. Possibly softer spring rates / heavier engines / softer users / alloy wheels etc meant the damper was more significant ?
  6. politicians and policy deciders depend on popularity to remain in office, most have little 'real' knowledge of the policies they steer. This means they generally choose the popular direction. Standing tall and saying 'hang on, this doesn't seem correct' is unpopular, particularly with a society that has been told a lot of nonsense by the press and media. Someone earlier mentioned that solar / wind energy wasn't significant in the UK, if we cast our minds back just a few short months to a weather event which the press called 'the beast from the east' its worth remembering that at that time our power network generation was at 100% load, it wasn't nearly at full capacity it was at almost 50GW demand. That included almost 25% of it being generated from wind and solar. The bought in from abroad pipes were at maximum. If at that time there had been no wind there would have been people without lights. Adding the charging of electric cars to that without major improvements to the generation network... yep that's going to be fine.
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    discovery FRONT AXLE HARMONIC DAMPER

    I fitted mine to the 90 and noticed no difference whatsoever. Why were they fitted, dunno but when I was driving a Discovery 1 as a company car it seemed to make a difference under braking at motorway speeds, if when braking the things hit bumps the front axle shuddered and bounced, those with the damper didn't do it.
  8. The fire issue was sufficiently real for all Tesla cars to be banned from underground car parks in Oslo, I'm not sure if it was the entirety of Norway or just some local fad and this was in 2013,. Not sure if it still the case but I know their fire fighters were told not to attempt to stop them burning but to concentrate on limiting collateral damage.
  9. I suppose there aren't many Marina's Allegro's Escorts Cortinas, Sentinel, Fowlers in general use for regular commuting today - but they are still about preserved and used for pleasure. I think there will still be room for old restored classics which will include our Land Rover products. The use of the Diesel Land Rover for commercial use will change and evolve with trends, business will invest in newer technology and pass its cost on to its customers, individuals will struggle through as we always have to. Reducing the number of diesels on the road is probably a good initiative based on what the experts tell us today. If I live long enough I'm sure that I will read that past experts were wrong and stupid and we should all be changing to a new technology to prevent thousands of premature deaths because of our past mistakes. It would be useful to start lobbying government to provision in legislation for the continued preservation and use of our motoring heritage, before its too late.
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    Aerial

    The lights often use PWM to control the brightness / heat, this is effectively switching the light on and off many times a second. The transition between on and off is very short and the LED is a none linear device so there is the mechanism to create harmonics of that switching period well into the VHF radio spectrum. I have a worklight on the 90 that creates noise well into the UHF spectrum, I rarely use it but its overdue replacement.... Chinese E-bay specials :-(
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    Aerial

    There is something else to check, from what you have said, you have tried a few antennas and the results are similar but it was working before. Is it possible that part of your re chassis work involved other changes? did you replace any lights with LED, have you fitted anything like a usb charger, some electrical accessories can create local noise which interferes with the radio reception. Things like power adapters for satnavs / phone chargers are all prime candidates.
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    Major IVA change

    I'll be sending some feedback to my AM, it's a good outcome.
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    Major IVA change

    :-) cool.. where is the news posted please?
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    Major IVA change

    Or any other political dust that might be happening ........
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    Major IVA change

    So coincidentally my AM replied yesterday confirming that both of my 'letters' had been received and passed on appropriately, to quote part of the reply ' I will ensure that my team pass on any relevant information to you following our enquiries to Welsh Government & my Westminster colleagues.' As its not devolved legislation I can't ask for more than that and it does confirm that the process of representation works. Now whether there is any influence on the outcome remains to be seen, where departments wave the 'environmental' flag it always feels a bit like peeing into a gale.
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