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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 7667

United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
Alloy Grill Badge

I braved the suddenly very wintery weather today to fit a nice little alloy Land Rover badge to the front grill. The badge came from eBay and was pre-drilled with a couple of holes to take M3 bolts.

To mount it to the grill, I made a little ali plate, drilled and shaped to match, to clamp it in place:


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I covered the back of the badge and front of the plate with foam tape, so they won't damage the grill finish:


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Clamped in position with M3 allen screws and nylocs:


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I'm really pleased with the result. I also took the opportunity to replace the bolts securing the grill with some blackened versions, whilst I had it apart:


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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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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 7667

United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
Gearstick Collars

A bit of frippery that makes me smile:


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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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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 7667

United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
LED High Level Brake Light

Another little task today was to fit an LED high level brake light. This is the Bolt on Bits version, which seemed like an absolute bargain at £30:


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The moulding appears identical to the original, except without the hole for the bulb holder:


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It fits in exactly the same way and the wiring is 'plug and play':


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From the outside (yes, I know it's dirty Laughing ):


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And in operation:


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It's certainly bright enough and lights up noticeably quicker than the regular bulbs in the main lights. A relatively inexpensive and satisfying upgrade Very Happy 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 #749397 5th Jan 2019 5:18pm
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Mash



Member Since: 09 Feb 2015
Location: Guernsey
Posts: 1565

Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Looks good Thumbs Up never can give others enough warning as the normal lights are not the best. 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

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L110CDL



Member Since: 31 Oct 2015
Location: Devon
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England 

Nice little jobs done there Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 7667

United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Thanks, chaps.

There's a long list of things still to do but most of them will have to wait for warmer weather 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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LandRoverAnorak



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

Good old Opie - that's another years' supply Smile


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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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PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 410

United Kingdom 

Just read your thread about 5 times. Riveting read. Great job on everything. I've just soundproofed mine and can relate to everything you said. Next step is the second battery. Your notes will be essential and save me a ton of time.
Cheers and keep it up.

p.s. If you ever want to sell it, let me know Smile

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LandRoverAnorak



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

Thanks Cool

Not for sale in the foreseeable future 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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Post #754709 29th Jan 2019 9:40am
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PCM



Member Since: 25 Jan 2019
Location: North East
Posts: 410

United Kingdom 

I don’t blame you. Wink

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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
Posts: 7667

United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Just replaced all three wiper blades after damaging two in the cold weather a week or so ago Rolling Eyes


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Also added this handy strap to my on-board kit:


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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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sweepc



Member Since: 19 Jun 2011
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2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Great thread, I have been looking at the high level LED brake light. There seems to be some very expensive options available but I think I will be going with the same option as you. Looks like it does the job just fine. Thumbs Up

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LandRoverAnorak



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

Yeah, I'm really pleased with it. 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 #758286 12th Feb 2019 11:22pm
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sweepc



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2013 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

[quote="sweepc"]Great thread, I have been looking at the high level LED brake light. There seems to be some very expensive options available but I think I will be going with the same option as you. Looks like it does the job just fine. Thumbs Up[/quote]

My light arrived yesterday, can't wait to get the car back on the road and get this fitted. Thumbs Up

Post #758943 16th Feb 2019 9:35am
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
Rear Brake Pads

I was bloody annoyed this week, when my 110 failed it's MOT! Only for worn rear brake pads, which I kind of knew about as they were noted at its' last service, but thought there was enough to last until next Rolling Eyes Ho hum, I guess that's what the test is for. Anyway, as a result, I've had to get my hands dirty and replace the pads.

The pads that I've used are Borg and Beck, purely because they were available from my local motor factors. Interestingly, they're chamfered on one edge, so are effectively handed and have to be fitted the right way around:


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Before starting on the calliper, I removed the cap from the master cylinder and wadding a towel around it in case any fluid was pushed out. It turned out that this wasn't necessary as the level didn't get to the top, but it's a useful precaution.


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With one side jacked up and the wheel removed, the guide pins came out easily. To then free the pads, I used a couple of small G clamps to press them back against the cylinders, to allow enough clearance:


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In hindsight and with more time, I'd have replaced the pins and springs, but the originals cleaned up pretty well and were treated to a smear of copperslip before re-assembly:


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The cylinders needed to pushed back in a little further to allow the new pads to be fitted, which again was done with a small G clamp. I also gave everything a blast of brake cleaner beforehand to preserve the seals. Then, with more copperslip on the backs of the new pads, everything was put back together:


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The old pads, marked Ferrodo, really were quite worn:


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A quick test drive and all was well, so it'll be back for the re-test on Monday. 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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