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  1. Will swerve into my local one on the way home and see if they're same price...
  2. The form you need is V55/5 - download it from the gov.uk website, return it to dvla with insurance cert, MoT (MoT it on the dutch number plate, DVLA will modify the record when they process), dutch logbook, cheque for registration & tax - do NOVA process online beforehand as dvla need will check that before they start.
  3. Not sure but I'd have thought they are still a main supplier. Britpart is just a brand name for the blue bag stuff, they operate under Border holdings for MoD supply, I used to buy lots of ex MoD vehicles and spares and a lot of the new genuine parts on the vehicles or bagged and boxed stuff had border holdings shipping labels. They will be able to negotiate better pricing from suppliers plus save the MoD a fortune on warehousing & transport. Some of this stuff obviously finds its way into the blue bags I guess which is why some of the stuff is decent if you know what to look for..
  4. They have been a primary supplier to the mod for many years. I'd imagine thats a different side of the business to selling cheap blue bag stuff through retailers though, more about central warehousing and logistics.
  5. Not likely - it would be a very brave finance director who signs a contract for an unlaunched, unknown, untested fleet without knowing the price - LR are just running through a ticklist of marketing friendly name associations to add perceived weight to the campaign and substance to the product.
  6. Even if the wastegate spring has gone soft, it just means the gate opens easier, you loose boost but also the extra fueling generated by the diaphragm being depressed - you just get reduced performance - maybe a little extra smoke but not pouring out. Anyway, if you were able to get 12psi on the turbo to pump pipe, thats over 0.8 bar which means it's working.
  7. If you're getting over 10psi on boost then the wastegate isn't opening prematurely, and if the arm moves freely then I would rule that out. If the boost pipe is attached and diaphragm is in good nick, I'd be checking the timing belt next.
  8. Hi,

    can you send me some payment details for the hand throttle parts ? 



  9. Try milner engineering, m&d, or just save a search on ebay, they come up from time to time.
  10. I've got a hand throttle bracket, plastic cover and cable - if you want it you can have it for £12 posted. The cable for a n/a setup is quite short though - not sure how much use it will be. if I were going to rig something up on my own vehicle I would just use a solid wire type choke cable (rather than twisted cable), fit it in the existing choke holder in your steering column cowling, and make up a simple retainer bracket on the pump end for the cable sheath, with a little hinged arm for the cable inner to attach to, with a bent metal arm attached which collects the throttle arm and draws it back. Should be pretty easy to knock up with basic tools.
  11. I've probably got some of the parts, knob/cable and bracket, probably not got any engine side bits but will check tomorrow.
  12. I can forgive the back door satchell way before the feature chassis mural, but only if it's got tools or a takeaway in it, not a merino scarf. The marshall amp cubby box made me wretch a bit.
  13. Last week I found a note written in felt pen on the back of 2 door range rover armrest reminding someone in colourful language to cut the blinking moulding knob off the foam before sending it down the line - and there's a load of blues/villa football banter inside the roof off my rangie ambulance 🙂
  14. Only South Africa and Namibia - they'd been galvanising the series vehicles there for a while as well.
  15. Missed goodwood out this year, love that show but at least I haven't got to walk past that cammo defender again - seriously LR, you can only keep a drum roll going so long before lifting the curtain, but maybe we'll all be amazed when it's a completely different shape at launch. And has a split screen, external hinges and a rusting rear crossmember 🤣 I wonder if it can match the last & arguably best Defender launch in the early 90s when LR sold 110 station wagons, with 200tdi engines, galvanised chassis & bulkheads, air con, long range fuel tank, rev counter and four speaker stereo, velour seats, soundproofing, luxury carpet, bull bars and cubby box. Unfortunately didn't sell them in the UK though, where it might have been useful 🙄 but I got one 😍
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