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JOW240725



Member Since: 04 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

We don't travel particularly lightly when ccamping but manage to get everything in the back or our SW with the seats in the back too, but it is tight!! We've had ours fully soundproofed and it is a big improvement, but it's my wife's everyday car and a keeper, so I thought worth while and don't regret it.

I would highly recommend a remap, for a far superior drive Whistle


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 James

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Post #597996 31st Jan 2017 12:44pm
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John Fair



Member Since: 10 May 2016
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

Late post but hey!!!! A plastic gallon diesel tank. Full of course. You would be really really surprised at how short the range is when the fuel light comes on. Really surprised. Never again😬 Never really had any issues with noise oddly. It is what it is. Anyway how heavy is that stuff!! Never bothered with headlight stickies ever. Most modern cars just flick a lever and on my defender I just knock the dash adjusted down two clicks. I guess they all have this? ISTRC there is no such offence as not sticking them. The offence is having lights that dazzle. Two clicks doesn't dazzle hence no one ever flashes me. The must carry a breathalyser is also a funny one as whilst it is technically an offence the fine is nothing. Yup Ģ0. So I don't bother with that either. It's illegal to have a speed detector but not for tom tom to warn of danger areas as long as it's a certain distance from said danger area (500mtr)? You will notice your tom tom does this automatically, I guess others makes must do the same? The only new thing I'm unsure of is some sort of emissions windscreen label if your going through/ into Paris. Some new thing and you get a fine if you don't have one. Something todo with banning certain categories if it's a smog day. I believe the official web site to purchase the disc was in French only with no translation available. Hopefully that has now been updated. Did I mention the gallon of spare diesel. Very important.
Spare diesel tin.
Spare diesel tin.
Also a spare diesel tin. Bow down

Post #602330 16th Feb 2017 7:16pm
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Riverboy



Member Since: 16 May 2016
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2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Corris Grey

Do you really need that over here? We do have fuel stations on our autoroutes and lots of them. What struck me on my visit to the UK last year was the lack of petrol stations on the motorways and total absence of rest stops, let alone a bloody loo. Rolling Eyes

Perhaps next time I'll take a 5 gallon drum to pee in Laughing

Post #602340 16th Feb 2017 7:38pm
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Froglaise



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I'd agree with that...I'm pretty sure there are more stations over here than the UK, and most have at least one 24hr pump.

On the anti-pollution stickers, it's the AGE of the vehicle rather than any class that counts. Stupid really as 15yr old ecomobile will get penalised before a big new smoker. Get one though as I've seen police out pulling cars on non-display fines every day this week.

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John Fair



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

No you don't really need it just an acute awareness that a fully loaded 110 , sitting at autoroute speeds ,will do 20 yes 20 miles, with the light on, until it stops. Technically that's not true either though as in fact it will only do 15miles before the fuel running out surge kicks in and it will do the last 5miles ( more than the book says) in surge mode. The look on your wife's face as all this is happening might not be worth a fuel can to you but it is to me. 👀 Ask me how I know this and how I know some of the service areas are over 20 miles apart 😳😳 also wierd how this only happens on the longest ever uphill gradient know to mankind that seemed to go on for longer than the 20 miles indicated. 😜

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Post #602364 16th Feb 2017 8:21pm
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Maris Widgeon



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England 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

I know the auto routes are fantastic, but we like to drive some of the D roads that are direct ,and let you see some great parts of France. This doesn't work if you need to get somewhere in a hurry, but if camping you can find some fantastic campsites in the quieter parts of France .
If going to the SOF then the Route Napoleon is a nice drive , after some of the Ardeche,Auverne Loire, etc.
I am just saying that it is a massive country and it can be relaxing to travel through whilst finding great little places off the beaten track.
Anyone heading that way this summer have a great break , and wave if you see a black 90 sometime in June , not sure which part yet, so much to see Thumbs Up

Nick

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

John Fair wrote:
No you don't really need it just an acute awareness that a fully loaded 110 , sitting at autoroute speeds ,will do 20 yes 20 miles until it stops. Technically that's not true either though as in fact it will only do 15miles before the fuel running out surge kicks in and it will do the last 5miles ( more than the book says) in surge mode. The look on your wife's face as all this is happening might not be worth a fuel can to you but it is to me. 👀 Ask me how I know this and how I know some of the service areas are over 20 miles apart 😳😳 also wierd how this only happens on the longest ever uphill gradient know to mankind that seemed to go on for longer than the 20 miles indicated. 😜


And don't tell me you were told to fill up at the last petrol station, but you didn't want to stop! Rolling with laughter James

MY2012 110 XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html

Post #602420 16th Feb 2017 10:19pm
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John Fair



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

😂 I recall it was more of a "didn't you want to stop there?" No it's fine the fuel light isn't even on yet. 👈 Accompanied by the simultaneous comedic fuel light illuminating. It's fine love, the next stops only 20miles, it'll easy do that with the fuel light on. 🤔😱🤗😳😓😓😓😭😭

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Wild Card 90



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England 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Indus Silver

We had an identical situation, coming back from the UK in January. Late into the night, raining, and we found ourselves coaxing the Landy along, as it stuttered its way to the next fuel stop. Screaming with delight as we pulled up to the pump.
Stupid, really! Embarassed 1998 Tdi 90 SW,
2008 Td4 90 SW,
2012 2.2 90 SW,
2" raised Trailmaster/Terrafirma
Heavy Track Raids, 255 MTīs,
Recaro CSīs, anorak, wellingtons

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