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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Retroanaconda, this garage is a well known 4x4 special list, he looks after my dads 200 TDI, But yeah you can say that, and its very true. Only reason I let them sort this out, was we thought that my dads MOT was due, but it turns out its expires in oct. Rolling Eyes I ran the MOT check on my dads to find that out, But I think with the bearing side of things, was best to let them check that out, for safety sake. I even let my old MOT tester change that on the 306, due to safety. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

shayes wrote:
Procta,

Only time will tell if you have found a 'good' garage. If they resolve the issues you have highlighted then those jobs will then be done. No one likes spending out unnecessarily but completed jobs are all 'tick off' items. Wish list and other items you covert have to go on the back burner. Safety first in my book.
I must have found a good one with Grover. He had lived a hard life in the Dales prior to coming down to Devon. He's not good looking but all the oily bits were in good order and had been maintained- thankfully! before I took him on.
Good garages- one's you have faith in, are hard to find but once found that relationship need to be cultivated. I find cream cakes and a good sense of humor have helped me. Bodywork I can have a go at but oily bits cause my eyes cloud over.
Carry on the good work.
Cheers, Simon Thumbs Up


Over the years I built up a relationship with my old garage, sadly they stopped doing MOTs to focus on Car body repair as it is a coach works. Mine has had some love mind in a few areas, but not as much as it should have. My dads was the same really. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #723146 12th Aug 2018 9:25pm
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Well she is back, the timing belt looks recent going by the teeth, but best to be safe and sorry.
Got to be the most expensive MOT I have had though, nearly 900 quid! The MOT failure fixes came in at 500 plus a lone!
The belt with me supplying was 300 plus.
Very, very expensive and that was with the garage looking after me.
But at least its sorted now and drives worlds a part from the day I bought her.
With them sorting the ARM out for the steering, I got them to fit my terrafirma rods too. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

yeah its been costly, but at least I have a decent piece of mind now with the belt. Also the steering side of things is worlds a part than it was at the beginning of the year.
Been one costly year again for this, £500 plus again I have lost, so I need to get that back again, that sees the 306s wheels put on hold. Rolling Eyes Just going to save for the oil change now, and do that my self again. But we are looking at a new rad for this as its practically dead! Sad Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Awww.. pricey indeed!! But at least it's back in your hands and all sorted... maybe ditch the 306 and keep the Landy?











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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Yeah very pricy indeed! No way and hell will I get rid of the 306! Shocked shame on you for joking about that Razz Laughing
on a serious note though, its great to have it back on a proper base, as its been looked over by a land rover dealer.
The rad is the next major thing on the list as that is on its last legs. So a intercooler maybe up for grabs for those wanting a spare 300 TDI intercooler. but thats next month that Smile The ice though i may just switch the changer over to the 306, ( as that had the same system in) so it would be a case of moving radios. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

So if you swapped the ICE over what will you have in the landy? I've found mine has improved massively with the Subwoofer. I've gone from nothing to a pretty decent sounding (for a noisy 200tdi) bit of kit.. not too much cash really..
Will you just get a standard rad and intercooler or go for an upgrade?
I'm in the process of moving and I have noticed that the house across the road from where I will be living has 2 Land rovers!! I'm hoping it's a friendly owner....... 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

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shayes



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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Coniston Green

Great news the Landy is back with you. Go and enjoy it again now. Expensive but worth it.
Simon Thumbs Up

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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Profyaffle wrote:
So if you swapped the ICE over what will you have in the landy? I've found mine has improved massively with the Subwoofer. I've gone from nothing to a pretty decent sounding (for a noisy 200tdi) bit of kit.. not too much cash really..
Will you just get a standard rad and intercooler or go for an upgrade?
I'm in the process of moving and I have noticed that the house across the road from where I will be living has 2 Land rovers!! I'm hoping it's a friendly owner.......


I am just going to put the radio from the 306 into the landy and the Changer into the Peugeot, As I still have the wiring in place. Smile

I am just going to keep things stock, id have gone for the intercooler upgrade but there isnt anywhere to tune these sadly Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

shayes wrote:
Great news the Landy is back with you. Go and enjoy it again now. Expensive but worth it.
Simon Thumbs Up


Yeah, its nice to be back behind the wheel again, been off the road for a month sadly, that was due to the fuel leak. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Took her for a good drive, to see how things were with the new tyres etc. Steering is a lot better and the ride is much, much better now. My mate came over today before work to see what the crack is with the rear anti roll bar brackets. Just got to buy the extra droplinks and we can go from there. Then that's another upgrade signed off Smile
The rad is going to be the next big one like, before the weather breaks. Tomorrow i will have a bit of a clear out of odds and sods, and give it a hoover. Smile I may look at fitting the rear speaker pods in if i can. Wiring though will be another task. Smile Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Sounds like you're doing it properly, so many 200/300 tdi end up getting neglected by people who don't want to maintain them 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

I think I may have sorted the last of the bodges and "repairs" Smile So it will be great to move further forwards now.
I don't know why people do that kit, they are not exactly hard motors to look after really. The thing that bites me more with this, Is that things have not been done properly. Its took me nearly 2 years to get the wheels on it! Which was last years plan. Again people taking the Censored Rolling Eyes Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Well today I have been working on the ICE upgrade, Still got more work to do there, but I am close to where I need to be at the moment Thumbs Up
I will have more photos up once i have everything where it needs to be, I have decided to switch the changer to the 306. See that thread on that. Thumbs Up Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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