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Rosco



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Location: Burntwood
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Yeah we really dropped lucky finding a matching wheel so easily, but lesson learnt and I'm pushing for them to fit a second carrier for another spare. Although I'm sure fate will leave us with 4 square wheels next time round Laughing 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW


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Post #726185 29th Aug 2018 8:10pm
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

You need a bit of luck every now and then Thumbs Up

The 4 square wheels will be an easy fix, just put the whole lot onto another trailer Laughing 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Time for another update. Realised although I've been tackling little jobs, I've not updated this thread Embarassed

First off, I finally got round to fitting the replacement grill from the Cornish Incident, but also amassed some other parts to do at the same time


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So broken grill...

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Whilst it was off, I spotted that the mounting brackets on the rad we're looking a little rough, so took the opportunity to scrape back and give a coat of hammerite.

Then as the grill is off, great opportunity to fit the bonnet cable guard from LRD Security. As you can see its far more substantial than the original

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But sadly wasnt a straight forward fit, so after a little adjustment to get it under the panel...

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we could start thinking about riviting into place

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after we'd drilled more holes...

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but finally went on a treat.
Grill back on and looking nearly as good as new

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As the front number plate was also damaged, although it in truth it was starting to delaminate along the top edge already, I thought it was an ideal opportunity to upgrade to some pressed metal plates, but given the short length of my reg number, also opted for the shorter front plate

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I think it looks a lot tidier for not having all the blank space around it

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Obviously had the rear one to match as well, albeit the same size as the original

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Before

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After

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 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #733426 7th Oct 2018 10:19am
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Following day, found another hour to continue a couple more jobs, first being another cable guard from LRD Security, this time under the wing top panel.

Disappointingly no fitting instructions, but looked simple enough, so go stuck in.

First mistake, placing it upside down for the first picture Laughing

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For those wondering the slots in the plate are to accommodate the strengthening webs on the back of the grill

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Bonnet release cable. Too easy to get at

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Plate lines up nicely in the hole, then mark ready to drill additional holes to fix rivets through

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So far, so good. But it now becomes a lot trickier, as unless you want to strip all the arch liner out, or have an arm with three wrists, somehow you need to hold the plate under the surface of the wing

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My first attempt with some handy thread went well, until I tried applying tension to keep it in place whilst riveting. Plan B was much more successful, if a little Heath Robinson

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Rivets all in

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Grill back on, at which point a screw rolled away and disappeared forever Rolling Eyes

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Need to get one sorted from the dealers.

Whilst I was at it, quickly swapped the wiper relay over for a VW 99 relay. Dead simple and a great mod. Should be on everyones list

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 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #733440 7th Oct 2018 11:21am
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

A very productive update Thumbs Up

I much prefer the smaller front number plate, looks good Very Happy

I didn't realise the bonnet cable ran there so i will have a look and see Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #733899 9th Oct 2018 7:40pm
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

a nice set of crystal lights will set that off! I could have saved you some cash on the grill, you could have had mine for free Thumbs Up Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Rosco wrote:
Then as the grill is off, great opportunity to fit the bonnet cable guard from LRD Security. But sadly wasnt a straight forward fit, so after a little adjustment to get it under the panel...

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we could start thinking about riviting into place

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after we'd drilled more holes...

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but finally went on a treat.

I also had to modify my LRD Security guard to get it to fit, although I took a slightly different approach. With the top of the fan cowl removed, it was apparent that the end of the guard was hitting the A/C rad mount, so I cut a small chunk out of the end of the guard:


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With a bit of jiggling and releasing the top of the A/C rad frame for clearance, this allowed it to fit using the existing holes in the slam panel:


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Rosco wrote:
Grill back on, at which point a screw rolled away and disappeared forever Rolling Eyes

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Need to get one sorted from the dealers.

Alternatively, use some No.8 x 25mm stainless pan head screws, which won't go rusty. Ever so cheap from eBay and delivered to your door. Also suitable for the headlight surround panels and heater intake grill. 

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Post #733945 9th Oct 2018 9:07pm
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Clayton thanks for the comments

Procta, it happened so long ago, (May?) I think id already bought the replacement grill before yours became available, but thanks for the offer. Appreciated Thumbs Up

LRA, the fitting instructions seemed to skip a step or two, leaving out any explaination on how the trickiest bit was supposed to happen. Sounds like we've both learnt a way round it. I'll be tracking down some screws now you've given me a size to work too. Ideally in a black finish though 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #734013 10th Oct 2018 12:39pm
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Updated continued....

When it had gone for its service with the dealers I'd commented about the rear door central locking harnesses had broken again, so as a gesture of goodwill they agreed to repair them both for me. They'd only repaired the one side previously, so was chuffed when they said they'd do both. I also mentioned about the jack fiasco, and again they said they would happily swap it, just leave it in the footwell when it went in next. Result Thumbs Up

They had also mentioned about how worn the brake pads were, but dealers always have a tendency to over exaggerate don't they, just trying to get the upsale. Any way knowing i'd be towing a bit in the coming weeks, thought better safe than sorry and got my mate to fire new pads all round.


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Turns out the dealers may have been telling the truth for once Embarassed

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Strange how the backs have worn so much more than the fronts. There was probably another 5,000 miles left on the fronts easily.

Couple of weekends back, played labourer for the weekend to support SWMBO at an event in Skipton, at the cattle market. Spotted loads of Land Rovers running around, but this one stood out the most, still earning its keep

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I got to test the level of grip on wet grass, with a trailer once the main car park was full

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And the campsite owner is a man who likes his kit. Bow down After confessing he's a Land Rover man, and has a Heritage stashed away with a handful of miles on it, and the unimog in the yard, he's got this play thing as well

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Not at all envious Mr. Green but I know it'll make the defender look economical.

On the way back from that weekend, had a headlight bulb blow out. Perfect, thinks I, I'll upgrade the bulbs. I'd recently seen something about Ring launching a new bulb Xenon 150. Ordered a set from amazon, only to realise I'd actually bought these Embarassed

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Well as there here, lets try them

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Not the best shot, but standard (drivers side) vs Philips 150 (passenger side) and already looks a cleaner light. I'm yetto use them in anger in the dark, but the little I've done around dawn/dusk they seem loads better

Also treated myself to an RDX LED relay from BoB as I miss the trailer reminder when towing. Still doesnt give the test at first flash that a standard relay did, but better than nothing.

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 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #734024 10th Oct 2018 1:09pm
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Stacey007



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Some good little mods Smile

I like the short plate swapped mine a while back. The VW relay what does this actually do? I've had my truck 3 years and never thought I had an issue with the wipers (except I actually need some new ones now the dark winter nights are here)




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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Scott, it just provides an adjustable intermittent wipe function, for those times when its not raining enough for on, but the standard intermittent wipe timings are too far apart.

https://www.andrewnoakes.com/blog/easy-int...grade.html

Alternatively, just flick the wipers on as required Rolling with laughter Cheap and simple mod though. 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #734040 10th Oct 2018 2:35pm
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Been another busy couple of weeks, so time for a quick update

Having convinced SWMBO that we don’t need the remaining seat in the boot (having not used it once in 18 months), and that we need more space for these events we’re doing, it was time to whip it out


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Much easier doing the second one, and all finished in 40 minutes, even with a assistance from my little helper


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All I need now is a little time to make a plyboard shelf to level out between the wheel arches to make stacking the boxes easier

Following weekend, we attended an event in Bakewell which boasted a couple of decent vehicles amongst fellow exhibitors


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And on the Sunday there was vintage/classic truck run from the car park, which made it busy in the onsite café, but plenty to look at in the car park.


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It was during this weekend I developed a running issue, which whilst I could drive round it for a few days (not exceeding 1,800rpm) was getting worse. Plugging in resulted in the following codes


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The glow plug can wait, but working through the list of possible issues, MAF sensor changed first, no better. Booked in with my local back street to swap the boost hoses with a set from BAS. No better. Only thing left now was to change the intercooler.

The local back street were busy, so enlisting my brothers assistance we set to work using Sadi’s useful how to (https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic56229...ntercooler) and the free umbrella from the dealer as an inpromtu bonnet prop


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I’d tracked down a 2nd hand cooler from ebay, not wanting to spend big money if it wasn’t the cooler that was the problem. The replacement is dated 2007, and has a metal end cap on the same side as the end that’s failed on mine. Why did LR down grade this?

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 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #737390 29th Oct 2018 2:46pm
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L110CDL



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Looks so much bigger in the back without the seats in Thumbs Up

Thanks for the pic's of the lorry's, have not seen some of them for a long time, nice one Very Happy

That's a good find and i hope you have found the problem Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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