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steveww



Member Since: 05 Jan 2022
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Bronze Green
Dinnu wrote:
Just in case you want to consider exhaust temperature and dpf soot load ☺️
I think on a 2.2 the exhaust temperature can be a bit alarming during regen... but I know that for a diesel it is the ‘life’ of the engine. Dpf soot load would interest me as I do regular short trips as no motorways locally, but from soot load would know when I need to take corrective actions either in driving habit or to consider an forced regen before it gets too late.

Looks very promising Thumbs Up


EGT should be easy enough, there is an OBD PID for this.
DPF soot load is a bit more challenging, my research into the PID for this has been sketchy.
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Dinnu



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Malta 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Santorini Black
Thank you for your reply. Regarding soot load, I have used Car Scanner through a cheap wif ELM327. I could read my dpf load at 40%. I do not know how accurate that was.
But your solution is so much better, because I never want to go through the trouble of connecting my phone to the ELM327 for the sake of using a dashboard. 1988 90 Hard Top, 19J Diesel Turbo, Shire Blue - Restoration ongoing
2012 90 CSW, 2.2TDCI, Santorini Black
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steveww



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Bronze Green
Changed the engine oil this afternoon. I've done this before on previous classic cars I've owned. One bonus with the Defender is I don't have to jack it up to get at the sump plug and filter. I was expecting the rush of oil when removing the sump plug, I caught all of it except one small dribble. I was not expecting deluge when removing the filter, which took at lot of effort to unscrew; fortunately I have a special tool for this. After refilling, it's very difficult to read the clear oil on the dip stick. So far 6.3 litres is on the centre.

I have discovered another essential tool for working on Defenders. Being of average height this comes in very handy.



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Work is progressing slowly on the ODB display. Real work is getting in the way. I'm waiting for a display and case to be delivered to finish the prototype. Stay tuned...
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L110CDL



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Yes that last tool helps alot Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.


Clayton.
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steveww



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Bronze Green
A great weekend camping in the Cotswolds.



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steveww



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Bronze Green
Following on from https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic48682.html I decided to give it a go. I don't find my Defender too noisy apart from the rattle of the diesel. I purchased https://www.dodomat.com/collections/sound-...-pro-black and https://www.dodomat.com/collections/thermo...-liner-pro and set to work.



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Lots of cutting and sticking and the dead mat was installed. Next up I trimmed to acoustic liner to size and fitted it.


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As you can see I took the bonnet off the car and worked on the bench in my workshop. Much easier than trying to do everything upside-down. While I was in there I also added dead mat to the heater intake. When it's tapped it rings like a bell and it goes straight into the cabin. I wanted to do this on the bench too but an AC pipe gets in the way of removing it. However, I managed to work around this and completed the job with it in place.


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I did a test run this morning. The top of the AC pump and an AC hose rubs slightly.

So the big question does it make a difference? Yes it does. While it's still not at Rolls Royce levels of refinement the engine noise has been reduce from a clatter to a rumble. I can't believe how much difference it makes given that it's outside the cabin. Of course I can now hear the tyre roar and transmission whine more clearly now. I'm just waiting for Wrights Off Road matting to do the rear of the cabin, it has factory fit front matting.
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steveww



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Bronze Green
To save the AC clutch cable I've routed it under the cowling.


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andy2111



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 HT Bonatti Grey
Thanks for the soundproofing info, I'm getting a bit obsessed with quieting mine which is a bit foolish considering it's a defender!

Have got the engine bay next on the list and had not considered the air con inlet.. So the list just got a bit longer!
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steveww



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Bronze Green
A quick, low cost and easy to do sound upgrade.

With Lizzy being not quite as noisy, I've done a quick tweak to the sound system. She has an Alpine CD head unit, I'll be swapping this out for a DAB unit later, with Rockford speakers and matching Alpine Sub. Rather than swap out the speakers, which I think are OK. I've done a little mod that I've used on others cars to good effect in the past.

I purchased a couple sheets of https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/acoustic-insulation/8814557
Other similar products are available, I have a trade account with RS. Each sheet was cut in half length ways. Each half was folded to 1/3 size. Remove the four screws holding in the speaker then stuff the folded padding into the speaker hole and give it a bit of a fluff. Replace the speaker.

Good results. The damping of the space behind the speak sharpens up the sound. Ideally the panel that the speaker mounts into should be made stiffer but... It's a Defender.
Post #956190 22nd Jun 2022 10:32am
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