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  1. Bowie69

    New Series - RR Heavy

    George, just watched your latest, bloomin well done man, great job on that, and the recap footage shows not just how far the car has come, but how you've developed as well. Sterling stuff. Someone got a drone
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    Radiator stop leak

    If it was understood how these sealers worked, the advice would be different, a lot less naysaying.
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    A cautionary tale

    I'd ask for a replacement, they can claim from the courier, so no skin off their nose. It will be small, but it will affect the clamping pressure when torqing down.
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    Importing a non-registered defender

    Hmm, well, ask Daan above, having put a LR through and SVA. Also, there's different types of SvA, and different rules depending on construction and all sorts. I suspect he was talking about trying to pass an IVA as a new vehicle which is whole different kettle of fish, or possibly testing for construction and use, which would fail completely.
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    No compression on one cylinder

    I'd suspect either a stuck valve or an incorrectly adjusted valve clearances.
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    Importing a non-registered defender

    Sorry, but this is completely wrong.
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    ibex 300 build

    What.... that has NO place on a LR-type vehicle.... way too space age
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    Importing a non-registered defender

    I think one issue you may have is the second hand chassis, technically this is where the ID would come from, and the disco is just parts. IVA would be required either way, as Mike said. Honestly though, this is not the place to get advice for this sort of thing, you need to contact the proper authorities in the UK and get everything in writing before doing anything, or you could end up a very unhappy bunny.
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    Import Help

    The crushed land rovers were most often due to people trying to pass off TDCIs/TD5s as > 25 years old, clearly where vehicle identity is not as stated, I would crush them too!
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Cheap, basic and fixable doesn't make as much money shiny, toy-laden, mobile gadgets. That is all.
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    Bulkhead woes

    My welder will allow me to continue the gas flow with no electons/wire, handy for putting out the small stuff 😛
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    Servicing question

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    Engine rescue!

    A good electrolysis experiment....
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    Bulkhead woes

    I can remember a good splat of waxoyl ejecting from the highlift jack holes on the front chassis legs on my old Lightweight.... made a right mess of the garage door and went with quite a 'thwump!'
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    Leaky door window strips

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    New user new 2a owner

    Very possible I'm afraid, it is gearbox or engine out time if you need/want to fix it. If it is not that much, just live with it
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    Effective methods for sealant removal

    I've got an old putty knife (remember them?) made of proper British steel from way back when, hardly ever needs sharpening, and got a nice spring to it
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Not sure about the paint job.
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    Off your rocker!

  20. I think this and the tyre coming off the rim where double beadlocks are not in use. No point gaining a bit of speed if you can't finish the event.
  21. Very expensive to do properly, there are much better solutions out there, and add to the fact that it would need to go through an IVA before going on the road, it just doesn't make sense financially or practically.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I'm driving around on factory springs on my 1991 Audi, best part of thirty years old... Agree it seems more common on newer vehicles -their vast weight can't be helping, nor the trend for very firm rides, nor the state of the roads at the moment.
  23. Juts use google maps, the handy thing here is that you can now download huge portions of the country so there is no need for a data connection at all.
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    Quick help if possible?

    Yup, looks like they should work to me, thread stop to point is the same on both.
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    Off topic - 2 stroke engines

    If dying when hot, could well be the magneto,especially since you have a new carb.

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