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Bowie69

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  1. Bowie69

    reversing alarm

    It has one of those domed lenses, I expect the beam is quite wide in reality, though I accept probably not as wide as a filament lamp. The lens on the lamp fitting may well help with it as well.
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    reversing alarm

    Cough: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Back-Up-Reverse-Beeper-Universal-Automotive/dp/B078SQFH68
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I'm baffled that you apparently think a FL will roll over before a defender style vehicle, completely baffled.... The torque multiplication of an auto box torque converter is what gets you the wheel torque you need for obstacle crawling. No need to slip the clutch, the converter is doing that for you, just press harder on the skinny pedal. Driving recreationally is *NOT* what most people use a 4x4 for these days, so 'quite often' seems a bit of a rogue statement.
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    Careful what you leave in your car - mouldy D3!

    Why should they leak ... but what a numpty.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    There's a heap of contradiction going on there... lack of ride height, yet they are easier to roll over? Lack or articulation yet the TCS is wonderful.... with wonderful TCS you don't need articulation..... It was always clarified by being 'in off road situations that most people will get up to' at the time. Lack of low range can be overcome by having an automatic version, you also don't drive into situations where bumpers are going to get smashed into things unless you are a luddite, you pick a different line. I'm not saying FLs are better or worse, just picking up on a few comments that made no little sense in the real world.
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    TD5 speedo display

    Love it Probably 255 mph, at a guess
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    ibex 300 build

    Yep, I stand by my previous comment
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I'm not sure that's an entirely accurate description of the content on the site. If you read the news articles and watch the videos it is pretty clear. Initially I think hey were looking at bringing something to market in 2020/2021. They have 200 German engineers working on the project right now, so I think they are pretty serious.
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    ibex 300 build

    Looks sturdy!
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    It is allowed you know
  11. Bowie69

    Locking wheel nuts for steel wheels

    I don't remember know just querying really....
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    Opinions and experience of radiators

    A mate had a plastic end tank split on him after one small overheat issue... it didn't get THAT hot. But then it comes down to the quality of the end tanks and general build quality, which will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Personally I would save my pennies and get a more reputably-branded plastic tanked radiator. It will get you on the road, and may even last, if it does go bang in a few years, at least you have the truck on the road and working, and you hopefully won't be so tight on the pennies.
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    Locking wheel nuts for steel wheels

    I couldn't anything with my advanced googling skills, but doesn't mean they don't exist. Aren't D1/Defender/RRC wheel nuts M14x1.5 as well? In which case the likelihood is that they will fit...
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Of you want a new defender, wait for Ineos to finally get round to making something.
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    Another rough idea problem!

    Given you said it has not run right since the Valley gasket was replaced..... I'd be going round the inlet tract with brake clean while running trying to find the leak, the idle will raise when you squirt flammable stuff at any leak.
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