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yusuf



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First 1000 miles in a v8 110

Well, I bought a series 3 V8 110 back in June and have done 1000 pretty much trouble free miles so far !

This is much to my amazement as short of topping up with oil and lots of petrol, I've had no breakdowns and it's not needed any maintenance although it is getting reluctant to start on a morning since the ambient temperature has dropped

It didn't even overheat in stop start traffic during the summer although it did get pretty warm sat behind the wheel.

Everyone told me I was mad to take on a v8 110 and despite 12mpg round town, I can't help smiling every time I hear the rumble from that engine. She even steers reasonably well and brakes in a straight line. I've learned that the LT 95 box can't be hurried and I'm looking forward to an off-road driving day so I can improve my driving skills.

I just wondered if fellow members had any advice regarding general maintenance for v8s , any do s and don't S and tips for driving a v8 in the snow (I'm guessing it will be a different experience to my previous 300 tdi)

In fact as I'm a newbie I'd be grateful for any helpful advice !

Regards

Yusuf

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Great to hear you're enjoying it! Thumbs Up

Photos Whistle James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
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Post #733523 7th Oct 2018 9:08pm
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g-mack



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hey yusuf, glad you finally got one!!!v8 nice, get a pic up then! on another note, you werent on telly recently were you? thought i saw you on a doc program! haha. My 109 thread

my youtube channel

Post #733524 7th Oct 2018 9:12pm
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Slideywindows



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Re: First 1000 miles in a v8 110

yusuf wrote:
Well, I bought a series 3 V8 110

Is it a Series III 109" V8, AKA a Stage 1?

Or a V8 One Ten?


Advice?

Change the engine oil much more frequently than you may be used to on a diesel.

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

It's a V8 110, bought from another forum member:


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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

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Slideywindows



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Thanks Darren.

How could people tell him he was mad to take it on?

Mad not to, in my book. Laughing

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Oh yes I remember now. Just lovely! James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers

Post #733544 7th Oct 2018 10:26pm
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Pickles



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Re: First 1000 miles in a v8 110

yusuf wrote:
Well, I bought a series 3 V8 110 back in June and have done 1000 pretty much trouble free miles so far !

This is much to my amazement as short of topping up with oil and lots of petrol, I've had no breakdowns and it's not needed any maintenance although it is getting reluctant to start on a morning since the ambient temperature has dropped

It didn't even overheat in stop start traffic during the summer although it did get pretty warm sat behind the wheel.

Everyone told me I was mad to take on a v8 110 and despite 12mpg round town, I can't help smiling every time I hear the rumble from that engine. She even steers reasonably well and brakes in a straight line. I've learned that the LT 95 box can't be hurried and I'm looking forward to an off-road driving day so I can improve my driving skills.

I just wondered if fellow members had any advice regarding general maintenance for v8s , any do s and don't S and tips for driving a v8 in the snow (I'm guessing it will be a different experience to my previous 300 tdi)

In fact as I'm a newbie I'd be grateful for any helpful advice !

Regards

Yusuf
As we say in Aussie, "There's nothing like a V8"!!
You need to put a nice set of pipes on it to properly hear that V8 working away!
Pickles.

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yusuf



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Hi everyone

Thanks for the feedback.

I should name check and thank Ade 90 who sold me the Landy and I think familymad owned it before him. Also A plan and Skytag for fantastic customer service.

Pickles, I definitely intend to get a stainless steel exhaust system to soundtrack the V8. It's just a matter of gentle persuasion with the boss....
Slidey Windows, would you advise changing gearbox oil and engine oil every 3000 miles or so ?
Gordon, hope you've got your new project and yes I did a piece for Look North recently.. Fame at last !

I have a few ideas for gently restoring my Landy whilst keeping it as original as possible. I'll try and post on here from time

Regards

Post #733557 8th Oct 2018 7:28am
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oneten110



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Yes, definitely change engine oil every 3,000 miles as a minimum. I typically change mine at 2,500 to keep the sums easy and use Miller's trident oil. Apparently it has a high zinc content, which is required by engines with rubbing contact between camshaft and followers.
If you want a decent exhaust, go to P.D. Gough, near Nottingham. Cheap they are not but they will build you and fit an exhaust of superb quality with a guarantee to last forever. They will also build you exactly what YOU want.
12MPG? You're just not trying! If I drive like mother Theresa I can almost squeeze 20MPG out of mine, usually involves slip steaming behind an artic. If I come over all testosterone I can get down to about 7 or 8 which is why I rarely do it, sounds good though, the exhaust almost drowns out the gurgling noises from the petrol tank

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seriesonenut



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That's a very nice 110. My brother has a diesel version of the same age. I imagine the V8 makes it a much more civilised and quiet ride!

A bit later vintage (for all those kicking themselves for not buying your 110!!) spotted this on ebay-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DEFE...1438.l2649 2010 XS USW
1957 Series One 88 diesel
1958 Series One 88 4x2


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Big Cry I want one. Big Cry

Post #733565 8th Oct 2018 9:44am
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yusuf



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That you. It is lovely but the problem is defenders are very addictive.
I keep seeing 90 soft tops and newer diesel 110's and keep thinking if only....
There must be therapy for this affliction.

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VVS210



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'Landroveritis' - there is no known cure I'm afraid Laughing

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discomog



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I'll echo what Oneten110 said about PD Gough, Nottingham and stainless exhausts. Made me a special for a Morgan many years ago - superb workmanship. Santorini 90XS SW
Discovery Sport
Morgan Plus 8

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