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  1. British Car Nut

    Advice on an LR4 requested

    Good Day All; I am considering purchasing a used LR4 to replace my old Jeep and my XJ8 both, and I would like a bit of advice before I jump into the deep end of the pool. Downsizing my house/driveway/garage has brought me to this point. My trusty old (22 yr) Jeep TJ was invaluable for its unstopability in snow and lousy weather, as well as its ability to occasionally tow a small landscaping trailer. On the other side, it was brutal on any kind of a long drive, had no luggage space, and was getting a bit long in the tooth. The XJ8 is a superb long distance touring car with loads of luggage space, but it is only RWD and, even with snows, is no winter beater. I winter in Florida for Jan., Feb., and March, and it is great for the trip, but using it at home for the other 2 - 3 months of winter just isn't going to work. And I would fall on my sword before I'd put a trailer hitch on it. I'm hoping for something with the best of both worlds. Other candidates are the Lexus 350, and a Cadillac SRX, but I keep getting drawn back to the Land/Range Rover look and interior. There seem to be a number of +/- 8 yr old LR4s available with 100k or so kms in the $20,000.00 CDN range, which is where I'd like to stay. The Jeep has been sold (to a friend!) and the Jag will go as soon as I get back home in April ( preferably as a trade in, for tidiness and tax reasons ). Any thoughts?
  2. Hi, My name is Dirk, I live in Belgium, in Sint-Niklaas and recently bought a 1979? diesel series 3 Station Wagon (chassis 93933397C). I'm the 3rd owner. It only ran for 6,5 years, from mid 1980 until beginning of 1987 and sat for 30 years. The previous owner had started out on a thourough renovation but stopped after having removed the wheels, suspension, axels, seatbox , front floor, radiator and waterpump. I sort of stumbled over it and now me and my sons will give it a try. My engine number seems a bit odd. Anybody has a clue? Apart from that, I have many more questions to ask since I am neither a trained mechanic or body worker. Thank you for your reactions!
  3. Hello, all, from Nairobi. I am American recently relocated to Kenya where I bought, sight unseen, a big black 2005 Defender TD5 that my wife and kids promptly christened, "The Tank." I have been suprised by the Defender's lack of low-end torque and power, especially noticeable in rough and hilly Nairobi. More than once I have been embarrassed when forced to stop on a steep hill. Partly, I know, it's a question of driving technique--I am learning to downshift at the drop of a hat and generally thrash the engine to keep the revs up. But I would like to see what I can do to get a little more "oomph" at low RPM. I would be interested in suggestions for upgrades--ECU, intercooler, etc.--especially those proven in fairly demanding, high-altitude settings like Kenya. So far, I have found South African firm Dastek that makes a Power Plug and Power Cooler for Defender TD5 and I'd welcome feedback about the company or the products. I have found just a few references to Dastek and Terrafirma products and would love to hear some first-hand experience. Thanks and regards, Matthew

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