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    Wide arches

    Talking to someone about these the fronts are the arches only, they don't come with the inner section like the OE ones. This mean you need to cut up your old ones to have the inner section when you fit them, makes it a bit of a non-reversible job!
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    Mantec down the swanny too...

    Here's the link to the Gazette appointing the liquidator: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2911762
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    Tyre upgrade for Def 110

    I'm running 35/12.5 x 15 BF Goodrich on zero offset rims. They are actually very good, I have the wider arches and its quite reasonable.
  4. I have already checked this with Admin as I know IVA is a contentious issue. According to the latest update on 10th October on the Government website all vehicles over 10 years old are exempt from any IVA: https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-approval/exemptions-from-vehicle-approval 2. Exemptions from vehicle approval You don’t need vehicle approval for: heavy goods vehicles (more than 3,500kg maximum weight) over 25 years old light goods vehicles (3,500kg maximum weight or less) over 10 years old cars and minibuses with 8 passenger seats or less (not including the driver) over 10 years old At this point I shall step back, but I hope this is a useful for some folks!
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    Drying out carpets

    The option I've done in the past is to lift the carpets as much as possible without removing them, but taking off the dorr trims, and then cut the insulation underneath out, and remove that to dry it. That gets 80% of the wet out immediately and allows the water to drain down from the higehr areas of insulation. Once dry the insulation can go back in and nobody knows about the cuts.
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    Estimated weight of 130 cc hi cap load tray

    I've just collected one in my trailer. Two of us could barely lift it, so no chance of getting it on the roof!
  7. It was an excellent event, taking the Discovery 3 around was interesting to say the least - its a bit fatter than all the 90's! Still it got round with nothing more than scratches on the bodywork, which is more than can be said for the tree sliders and the winch bumper, but they saved the bodywork. I would thorougly recommend it to anyone, but it is tough - half simple green lanes, quarter interesting and quarter full blown challeng tough. It was great to meet Nige and Steve, and a thoroughly good time was had by all.
  8. Hi Chris, Assuming its a business purchase and you will be reclaiming VAT, you wont want to be buying anything thats classed as a car - so that rules out Station Wagons, you will have to buy the Utility Wagon (if you're going for five doors). Also bear in mind that VED is much lower on a commercial vehicel than a car (ask me how I know having just bought a 57 plate station wagon car for personal use). I dont have figures but my thoughts would be to go for Utilty Wagon, take the seats out and store them until times come to sell. A Utilty Wagon is only £2k more than a hard top (list price), and you get much more versatility in it. An XS is the only one that gives a/c as standard, but is £4.5k more than a basic, while a/c is only £1k. I'm guessing that an ex demonstrator coul be an option if you need VAT qualifying, or foes it have to be new? Jonathan
  9. For my sins I was working in Land Rover (in purchasing) when the Discovery was launched - I cant remember much from back then but I do know for a fact that both the inlet and exhaust valves were different for the non-turbo Tdi. Dont ask me what the differences were - from memory the 200Tdi valves were ERR1156 and ERR1157, so the non turbo ones were probably ERR1154/55 (or possibly ERR1158/59). The supplier was TRW who I think are still in the same place. At a guess it would be either material or heat treatment, but its entirely possible that they were a different shape. I realise this doesn't add much to the whole debate, buts it is one more (slightly anorak like) statistic. A quick comment on the tooling for the cranks as well - at some point in its life it would be refurbished / replaced, so the old BL logo could have disappeared, equally well if the supplier had changed then new tooling could have been made. For castings tooling has a relatively long life (i.e. years) for forgings its much shorter - so a change in position of logo etc. really doesn't mean anything.
  10. Hi Guys - sorry but Alan and I wont be there this time. A combination of my work and some personal commitments means it just cant happen which is a real shame. We seem fated at Mow Cop, last time we turned up off-loaded, couldnt get it to start, loaded up and went home! Hope everyone has a great time.
  11. Alan and I should be there Although I will almost certainly miss Saturday night I only get back into Heathrow at 9pm on Saturday, and its a fair old run up there after an 11 hour flight
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    AWDC Challenge North West

    I was planning on having a year off, but could be tempted by four events. Alan and I'd be really interested in the scoring system, as we're debating what to do - stick with the single centre winch which we know or go front and centre, or front and rear, or front centre and rear, then its a question of no lockers, one locker, two lockers
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    Ford F250 - Opinions ?

    Gordon, what you really want is nice American RV with a V8 7.3 diesel in it. Then you can tow while getting better fule economy, and not have to mess around with your tent. Funnily enought I know who's selling one as well
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    AWDC XL Challenge Round 4

    Excellent day out - can't believe we won overall: who needs lockers and lots of winches To be fair everyone had mechanical problems during the day - we had to stop twice to sort out a fueling problem, and a snapped track rod end. I think it was a case of "last man standing". There should be some excellent pictures about - there were certainly enough spectators. I want to see the pictures of us and Barry doing the vertical drop on punch 7 (I think). We had planned to leave that one, and wondered why everyone was gathering round as the start of the section and first punch in the section was nice and easy, it was on ly when we got round the final corbner we realised which punch it was Still ater a bit lot of looking and some careful lining up we went down it much easier than I expected. All in all an excellent day - thanks to Neil and Carol and looking forward to the final event. Lets hope some more come along for it.
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    V8 Series 2 - Fuel Pump & Filter

    SWB - and I was thinking of mounting mine just where yours is as its nice and protected. No supply problems with it being mounted that high?

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