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simon67



Member Since: 18 Jun 2015
Location: west sussex
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England 2004 Defender 90 Td5 HT Rutland Red

Went into Urban Truck yesterday and they gave me the Optimill as an apology for having to have some warranty work

I must say its very nice, but I'm not sure on £65 for it, if the OEM is £25 which it is, then £40 difference is a bit of a no brainer for the extra

As for Twisted at £400 and Overfinch at £900 - roll on



PS For sale - one used diesel fuel cap with two keys £10 to charity

Post #594346 19th Jan 2017 11:37am
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MartinK



Member Since: 02 Mar 2011
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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

dunc wrote:
Group buy on the Optimill version? I would take one.............


+1 Thumbs Up Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
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Post #594378 19th Jan 2017 12:50pm
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simon67



Member Since: 18 Jun 2015
Location: west sussex
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England 2004 Defender 90 Td5 HT Rutland Red

Spoke to Optimill and they will do free post and packing to a single address

Its not worth it

Post #594381 19th Jan 2017 1:00pm
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smb



Member Since: 15 Jan 2013
Location: Cheshire
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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

bpman wrote:
^^^ but the shiney ones have dilithium hydrocarbon valves and are IP69000000 rated and 'e' marked so safe on European roads ... I can't wait for the "tyre dust valves" thread next week Laughing

My solution ...


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Why the f Censored didn't I think of that Banging Head Ive gone through three already

Post #594433 19th Jan 2017 2:51pm
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adbseries3



Member Since: 27 Apr 2016
Location: sussex
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England 1999 Defender 90 V8 Petrol 50th Auto Atlantis Blue

Read this thread. Didn't know I needed a new petrol cap until I did. Bought the Optimil in silver. Looks great, can recommend it against Atlantis blue paint.

Post #594545 19th Jan 2017 8:45pm
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MJN110



Member Since: 18 May 2015
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Montalcino Red

I really like the look of the Optimil cap.
I very much have a black theme going on my 90 Landmark but I am concerned the black would easily be marked when set down ?
Does anybody have one and would like to comment?
The silver option would be unpainted I assume and be more robust and not show the scratches so much.

Post #680156 20th Jan 2018 3:05pm
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ericvv



Member Since: 02 Jun 2011
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Switzerland 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

^^ No worries, there always is a solution for avoiding scratches to or by the fuel caps. Like below. Thumbs Up

Pickles wrote:
So, when Gracie is refuelled, it takes both Wifey & I to do it. I unlock the cap, & she holds the cap until refuelling is done, after which she hands me back the cap which I replace & lock!
There's no way I want a diesel impregnated cap dangling against Gracie's paintwork!
Pickles.

My Mrs. would kill me for the thought alone Rolling with laughter
Eric You never actually own a Defender. You merely look after it for the next generation.
http://youtu.be/yVRlSsJwD0o
https://youtu.be/vmPr3oTHndg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GtzTT9Pdl0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqKPz28e6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZ49Jce_n0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAsz_ilQYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8tMHiX9lSw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwjPuHIV7I
https://vimeo.com/201482507
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSixqL0iyHw

Post #680160 20th Jan 2018 3:20pm
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MJN110



Member Since: 18 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Montalcino Red

I did see that suggestion but it would not go down well.
Just thinking I have 2 cars a BMW 1M owned for 2 years and the 90 landmark and my wife has not been in either of them yet!!

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MJN110



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United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 Landmark LE Montalcino Red

She loves her Rav 4

Post #680164 20th Jan 2018 3:44pm
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abyss



Member Since: 30 Sep 2017
Location: Melbourne
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Australia 

HI,

Just thought to share my budget Aluminium fuel cap option.

Bought this Aluminium cap cover from ebay. (perfect fit but NOT in Silver)

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Aluminum-Diese...2749.l2649

I painted it with VHT high temp "Cast Aluminium" colour. Very happy with the outcome.


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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

I quite like it in red 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

Post #856266 16th Sep 2020 9:25am
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mk1collector



Member Since: 17 Sep 2009
Location: West Yorkshire
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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

If it’s already aluminium why not just sand the paint off and lacquer? Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

Post #856267 16th Sep 2020 9:32am
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abyss



Member Since: 30 Sep 2017
Location: Melbourne
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Australia 

Good idea or I should chemically strip the anodise and clear coat it.

Post #856401 16th Sep 2020 11:56pm
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