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Hi,

I just moved to the UK (Liverpool, to be more specific) this week, from Belgium. I own a UK registered LR 110 (a 1984 HT with 300tdi engine).

Now, there are quite a few things that are different in here compared to Belgium, so any information would be welcome.

E.g.:

- are there any nice greenlanes in the Liverpool area? I know the Lakes and Wales are brilliant, but that would be at least a weekend trip.

- to get some more serieus jobs done, I would be looking at a good (and affordable...) independent LR garage. Any suggestions?

- good place to get your MoT? Preferably with free retest (you never know with a landy...)?

well, anything that could be of interest, really

thanks a lot

Thomas

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Welcome Thomas.

Can't help you with the lanes side of things.

A lot of test stations give a free retest anyway, but the amount of time you get before they charge you again is the important thing. This can range from 24-hrs to 14 days.

As for repairs - check out the tech archive for DIY repairs that mostly require little or no special tools above a half decent set from any motor factors, and the information needed to do the job yourself. Questions about your truck are 99% of the time answered very quickly (same day in a lot of cases).

Les.

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As for repairs - check out the tech archive for DIY repairs that mostly require little or no special tools above a half decent set from any motor factors, and the information needed to do the job yourself. Questions about your truck are 99% of the time answered very quickly (same day in a lot of cases).

Les.

thanks Les,

I know most of the repairs on a LR are straigthforward, but I am new at this, so for most jobs, I will need somebody to at least show me what to do and how to do it (the tech archive looks brilliant, but English is not my first language, so I am not familiar with most of the technical terms...). I hope someone from the Liverpool region could give me a hand from time to time.

Thomas

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Morning Thomas and welcome

Out of interest, where abouts were you in Belgium,, as regularly go over for the rallies etc,, Flanders, Ypres etc

I was born and raised near Bruges, but spend the last 5 years in Antwerp. And now I am stuck in Liverpool :blink:

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Hi,

I just moved to the UK (Liverpool, to be more specific) this week, from Belgium. I own a UK registered LR 110 (a 1984 HT with 300tdi engine).

Now, there are quite a few things that are different in here compared to Belgium, so any information would be welcome.

E.g.:

- are there any nice greenlanes in the Liverpool area? I know the Lakes and Wales are brilliant, but that would be at least a weekend trip.

- to get some more serieus jobs done, I would be looking at a good (and affordable...) independent LR garage. Any suggestions?

- good place to get your MoT? Preferably with free retest (you never know with a landy...)?

well, anything that could be of interest, really

thanks a lot

Thomas

Welcome Thomas

I live just up the road in preston, i do quiet a bit of green lanning there is a good club round by you http://www.llrs.co.uk/ liverpool landrover society they do quiet a lot of green lanning. also if you ever fancy going out let me know all i need is an excuse an im there.

On may the 6th a few of us are of to briercliffe quary for a play youre more than welcome I bet you could do it from Liverpool in just over an hour

Rob

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Welcome!

I am the other side of the Mersey when I am home, but in the area a lot of the time.

Can't help much on independent garage as I do all my own stunts, but for parts I go to Overlandrs in Litherland. Much cheaper than the LR Supermarket, and Alan actually know what he is talking about! Tel 0151 476 7002. I will declare an interest as a friend, but I was a customer first. He can probably suggest a few people in the trade who can help.

One thing I would say, is make sure your vehicle is secure, whether it is a chain round the steering wheel, or an alarm. There have been quite a few Defenders going mising recently. I know the problem isn't confined to Liverpool, but please make sure your vehicle is secure.

What district are you in?

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One thing I would say, is make sure your vehicle is secure, whether it is a chain round the steering wheel, or an alarm. There have been quite a few Defenders going mising recently. I know the problem isn't confined to Liverpool, but please make sure your vehicle is secure.

i resisted from saying anything up until you posted this

buy some locking wheels nuts double quick, if you have anything like nice wheels.

you mike come home and find some scally has left your car on blocks otherwise!

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Hi Thomas and welcome,

I'm also just over the water (Mersey) to you on the Wirral. Sadly there are no

decent lanes locally although we are pretty central to the Lakes, Wales and

Derbyshire/Peaks where there are plenty.

Briercliffe as mentioned by Rob is not to far (near Blackburn) is reasonable site

although it is responsible for killing my gearbox :angry: but that was due to

over zealous snatching of reverse on a failed ascent and popping the selector

fork out of place.

Depends what you want, pay-as-you-go-playday of lanes. All are handy enough

if you set aside a day or two.

I've info on a few Wales lanes and would welcome an opportunity to sample

some of the Derbs ones.

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thanks for the excellent replies. I'll definitely contact this local landrover club

as for safety: my 110 is not a beauty, so that helps. The wolf wheels are secured with locking nuts, and I have a (hidden) battery switch. Still looking for something like a bullock pedal lock, but they are hard to find for landrovers (the GB1 type). And the vehicule is kept off the road, on a private parking (not visible from the street). I am near Sefton Park (L8)

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if you really want to be secure then fit a hydraulic line lock- it locks the brakes on on all 4 wheels. If yuo have a petrol then you could also remove the rotor arm- it confuses the hell out of thieves and what's the chances of them just happening to have one in their pocket?

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Don't want to be alarmist, but the condition doesn't seem to matter as they are stolen to be broken and sold as spares. The fact that you are off street helps. On my old lightweight I fitted a hasp and staple below the handbrake lever so that the hand brake could be padlocked in the on position.

L8 is also known as Toxteth! but looking on the bright side, Lark Lane has nice pubs and resturants, and is just off Sefton Park.

I have used a garage in Jamaica street which is a Taxi ( Black Cab ) repair specialist, but the owner and head mechanic are both Land Rover nuts. They have in the past done engine, gearbox, and welding work. All to a high standard. I managed a cheaper rate as I am able to leave the vehicle for a month at a time, so when the workshop is quiet they could pull it out and work on it, keeping the lads busy.

Will PM you when I get home to give you the name of that garage.

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L8 is also known as Toxteth! but looking on the bright side, Lark Lane has nice pubs and resturants, and is just off Sefton Park.

well, L8 used to have a really bad name, but it is a fancy neighbourhood now (at least the part around Princes and Sefton Park, where I live).

Still, I'll look into a steering wheel or pedal lock, but I don't want to spend like 400 pounds on that :blink:

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Hi Thomas and welcome,

I'm also just over the water (Mersey) to you on the Wirral. Sadly there are no

decent lanes locally although we are pretty central to the Lakes, Wales and

Derbyshire/Peaks where there are plenty.

Briercliffe as mentioned by Rob is not to far (near Blackburn) is reasonable site

although it is responsible for killing my gearbox :angry: but that was due to

over zealous snatching of reverse on a failed ascent and popping the selector

fork out of place.

Depends what you want, pay-as-you-go-playday of lanes. All are handy enough

if you set aside a day or two.

I've info on a few Wales lanes and would welcome an opportunity to sample

some of the Derbs ones.

I have some good knowlage of derbs, wales and the lakes if you fancy a day out let me know

The lakes is my favourate although it would be a long day it still doable in a day

Failing that i can email you the routes i do if you have memory map

Rob

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I am also in the sefton park area just up the hill student halls of residences until June. I would be up for a bit of laning or off road sites after exams as i haven't done any up here yet. Just use many cunning ideas to put people off, both visual and immobilsing/hidden. As it is off streat parking is it possible to put a security post up behind the land rover at night? i know this will not be possible if you don't own the land.

Cheers

Jon

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I am also in the sefton park area just up the hill student halls of residences until June. I would be up for a bit of laning or off road sites after exams as i haven't done any up here yet. Just use many cunning ideas to put people off, both visual and immobilsing/hidden. As it is off streat parking is it possible to put a security post up behind the land rover at night? i know this will not be possible if you don't own the land.

Cheers

Jon

Get youreself to Brierfield quary on sunday the 6 of may

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