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Waldorf

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  1. I went through the configurator again and the base model and S-model come with coil suspension as standard. As soon as you pick SE or HSE you get air.
  2. When I ordered mine last year air suspension was standard on 110. That may have changed with the new model year. You should realy be talking to a dealer, they have access to a better configurator tool. They won't make you pay twice for the same option, at least my dealer won't. Go for it, it's a great vehicle. Why you would go without the air suspension is beyond me.
  3. I remember one occasion when my fingers were so cold I could not turn the key to start the car. I don't see why you would prefer a traditional key with a transponder over a start button. I do like the design ethos behind the manual adjustment of the seats. The lower trim levels of the new Defender have that too.
  4. I have, very carefully, been trying a few things with the new Defender, and in any of the off-road programs it needs very little throttle to activate the TC. It is quite a difference with the D4 I had before the Defender. That needed a lot more wheelspin to get the TC to work.
  5. That's not quite correct. The new G-wagon (released in 2018) is an all new design, made to look like an old design. Mercedes had engineers design the doors in such a way that closing the doors sounds exactly like it did on the old G-wagon. The orginal G-wagon (the W461 as they call it) is still in production as the 'Professional'. It's not available in all markets, and it doesn't have any of the bling. Old and new are both produced in Austria.
  6. The 1982 Camel Trophy was in Papua New Guinea. And they drove... Range Rovers!
  7. @elbekko You may want to read up on the Belgian tax rules. Real hybrids need at least 0.6 kWh/100kg, but there is a second condition for a vehicle to be a 'tax friendly' hybrid: maximum 50 grams of CO2 per km. The Defender produces 74 grams, so the tax man will consider it as a pure petrol vehicle.
  8. It's good to see that modern Land Rovers are just as much fun off road as classic Defenders.
  9. They don't have a dealership network. How are Ineos going to sell these things? Let alone service and repair them?
  10. You don't know who's behind the wheel. I have been on such a trip with Land Rover and most people on these trips are motoring journalists. They usualy know how to drive a BMW around a fast track without getting into too much trouble, but very few have real off-road experience.
  11. I have the Britpart stainless pistons on the 110, and they are fine. I used a Lockheed seal kit.
  12. The new G-wagon is a totally new design, but Mercedes is a lot bigger than LR. Mercedes asked the engineers to make sure the sound of shutting the doors on the new G was the same as on the old. I kinda like the new Defender. It will be a good replacement for my Disco 4.
  13. It was the Belgian Army that bought 2x4 S3's in 1974/1975. Years later these were retrofitted with LSD's as our troops got stuck in their two-wheel-drive Land Rovers. Some 15 years ago, when I was new into Land Rovers, you could still find some new old stock with parts for these diffs, maar that has dried up now.
  14. You should have asked us sunday, Koen. There were plenty of people who would have been more than happy to help you out. I was in the sand coloured military 110.
  15. Black Star Guyane are great in mud. You see them quite a lot in France. I had them in 7,5x16 on my 88 for almost ten years, and they are huge, compared to any other 7,5x16.
  16. That's a gearbox out of a Dutch army Lightweight.
  17. I rebuilt mine last year using the same method, and the shaft was realy stiff. I had to press the bushes inwards to get oil between the shaft and the bushes. After that it worked well.
  18. On snow I don't lock the centre difflock. Locking it will force one of the wheels to slip in corners, and you don't realy want that.
  19. This is the website of Jansen: Jansen used Laro parts
  20. The pipe on top of the tank is the return pipe. The pick-up pipe is on the left hand side of the tank with the fuel gauge sender unit.
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