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hank



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Wales 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Dobby wrote:

The weak point is also the steering linkage. Your £300 shiny boss is easily overcome by removing a split pin and a castellated nut.


Oslo, this weakness does not specifically relate to the Optimill swivel, it applies to any steering lock by disconnecting the steering column/steering box from the steering arms by simply undoing a single nut at the front underside of the vehicle and steering the vehicle manually using the road wheels

I am not a vehicle thief, but do have a basic mechanical knowledge which is all these people need to conjure workarounds > 110 XS Double Cab
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Post #793493 17th Sep 2019 7:42am
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OsloBlue



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Oslo Blue

Keep it parked in the gear you entered. I'm on IG: https://www.instagram.com/osloblue42/
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hank



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Smash the window and stick it in neutral... No I shouldn't give the thieves ideas. > 110 XS Double Cab
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Post #793523 17th Sep 2019 9:07am
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OsloBlue



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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Oslo Blue

Is this a wind up? I'm on IG: https://www.instagram.com/osloblue42/
Defender Drag racer & achiever of "How is that possible" speed
Current: TD5 '110 "Lucinda" Thread here: https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic62562.html
Previously: Disco 3/4 2010 Manual, BMW 325D SE, '08 Nissan Pathfinder, '08 Nissan Navara, '08 Focus ST, '97 Vectra track car.

Post #793527 17th Sep 2019 9:21am
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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

OsloBlue wrote:
Keep it parked in the gear you entered.


There is of course a 30 second operation that will get around both the handbrake and it being left in gear and which won't set off the alarm and doesn't require access into the vehicle.

I can't say what it is though in case the one tealeaf who doesn't already know reads this! Thumbs Up

Post #793619 17th Sep 2019 2:27pm
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boxoftricks



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Zermatt Silver

hank wrote:
Smash the window and stick it in neutral... No I shouldn't give the thieves ideas.



What if it a model with armoured glass?

Post #793635 17th Sep 2019 4:46pm
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Rkcorry



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Does anybody bother with a good old fashion wheel clamp Very Happy

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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Oh, yes. A good quality local authority grade wheel clamp is still a very effective deterrent (and also useful if you need to park illegally)!

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