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donmacn



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Quote: "Interestingly, they're chamfered on one edge, so are effectively handed and have to be fitted the right way around."

I'm assuming that chamfer is on the leading edge? I'd guess that's intended to further reduce the risk of brake squeal? Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 220k miles and going strong

The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...

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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

I’m surprised it failed on those pads not just an advisory, unless the others are worse.

Post #761693 3rd Mar 2019 1:57pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

No, the fronts are fine. This was, by far, the most thorough MOT that I've put a car through, though. I used a Council-run facility and everything was absolutely by the book.

They also had a very neat ramp that had the ability to rock both the steering and the complete vehicle whilst the tester inspected the steering and suspension, which was something I hadn't seen before. Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

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Procta



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landy andy wrote:
I’m surprised it failed on those pads not just an advisory, unless the others are worse.


You want to see the shopping list the mot tester gave me on both of my cars, The 306s were that daft I had to pull him about. Needless to say its not going back there again, or the replacement car Thumbs Up They did really milk the defenders retest on such a small items. Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #761798 4th Mar 2019 6:56am
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LandRoverAnorak



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Just to be clear, I'm not complaining about a thorough MOT. In an ideal world, they should all be like that. Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

Post #761809 4th Mar 2019 8:56am
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LandRoverAnorak



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Yay.


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 Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

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Procta



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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
Just to be clear, I'm not complaining about a thorough MOT. In an ideal world, they should all be like that.


for me its the daft things, if you had seen the advisories he had put on the defender, and the 306 you had to laugh at!!
he nearly brought down the value of my defender with the insurance claim! If someone hadnt have had a car advertised on EBay for 8k that was older and higher mileage i wouldnt have got my 8. yeah make sure the motor is safe and road worthy but daft advisories need to be questioned. Rolling Eyes Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #762078 5th Mar 2019 8:41pm
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

LandRoverAnorak wrote:
Yay.


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Nice pic LRA Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
Steering Guard

With the weather dry and relatively warm, and a bit of spare time, today I've fitted a steering guard. It's a three piece steel galvanised affair as supplied by First Four Off Road, although I bought it from VVS210 of this parish. It's a substantial bit of kit - 10mm thick brackets and 6mm thick guard plate - and so when I collected it from him at Newbury it was 'kin heavy to carry back to the car park!

Whilst it has a galv. finish, I didn't want to leave it like that and so have spent a bit of time over the last week cleaning, priming and spraying it. The chassis brackets are now black with yellow highlighted towing eyes, and the guard plate has been coated with grey enamel.


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Fitting was relatively straightforward apart from the weight! The chassis brackets bolted on easily enough using the bolts for the original lashing eyes at the front (which have very nice captive washer nyloc nuts) and one of the steering box bolts on the drivers side along with a new M8 bolt on the passenger side at the rear.


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Because of the vagaries of Land Rover chassis tolerances, it was necessary to leave the chassis bracket bolts loose and attach the guard plate before tightening everything up, as otherwise the holes wouldn't line up. Fiddly but not the end of the world.

All mating surfaces and bolt tubes were given a squirt of Dinitrol before assembly and I also fashioned some dense rubber pads to fit between the brackets and guard plate. It's difficult to know how much difference the latter will make but it was easy enough to do and might help with NVH as the guard makes the front end extremely rigid.

And here's the end result, which I'm very pleased with:


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 Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak


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VVS210



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Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

I did warn you it was heavy Whistle

Looking good and glad to see it going to a good home

Post #768669 15th Apr 2019 1:34pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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Yeah, I regretted not bringing the sack truck that my wife had suggested within 50 yards of your pitch Laughing Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

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DefenderJon



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Oops, wrong thread.

Jon. Defender 90 TD5 CSW - The longer I own it, the newer it gets!!


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VVS210



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LandRoverAnorak wrote:
Yeah, I regretted not bringing the sack truck that my wife had suggested within 50 yards of your pitch Laughing


And I bet she won't let you forget either... Laughing

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

DefenderJon wrote:
Fitted new felts to my sliding rear windows. Nice easy job and windows are now completely rattle free. Haven’t driven it yet, but would imagine it should be quieter and hopefully warmer!

Wish I’d done it years ago. 🙂

Part no. CZL000020 (OEM)

Jon.

I'm guessing you meant to post this in a different thread, Jon. Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

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LandRoverAnorak



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Had a rather unplanned expensive day, today. Took my Defender to Challenger 4x4 for an oil change and to investigate a clonk somewhere at the rear end and ended up with a new Ashcroft output shaft Shocked Still, it drives very nicely now Rolling Eyes Darren

2013 Defender 110 USW XS
2013 Discovery 4 XS

"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!" - Princess Leia

MY 110 USW BUILD THREAD - MY 200tdi 90 BUILD THREAD - Instagram: @landroveranorak

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