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Caterham



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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Stornoway Grey
Spain here I come !

Ok so beyond the jokes of 'if Spain is made by LR it'll break while I'm there'.....

I'm off soon and it's just occurred to me there might be things I need to sort before I go other than just giving the insurance company a 'heads up'.....?

Anything else I need to do or do I just rock up?

got the high vis jackets and breathalysers - or is that just for France?


many thanks,

Post #643003 10th Aug 2017 7:20pm
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Bluest



Member Since: 23 Apr 2016
Location: Lancashire
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

You don't even need to breathalyser Very Happy

Put some tape on your lights to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic. Fit cruise control so you don't end up with horrendous ankle pain after hours on the lovely congestion free roads. Job done. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #643007 10th Aug 2017 7:33pm
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AndyT66



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England 2004 Defender 90 2.5 TD XS CSW Zambezi Silver

A few of those disposable diesel gloves from your local station, experience has taught me they are not as readily available.

Post #643012 10th Aug 2017 7:49pm
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Paulv8



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1989 Defender 90 V8 Petrol CSW Alpine White

Aren't you supposed to have some kind of tag on your car regarding polution nowadays? V8 90...WIP

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Bluest



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

In France, the pollution tags are only needed for one or twobig cities, more to follow in the future though. Not sure about Spain. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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Post #643035 10th Aug 2017 8:56pm
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ickle



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France 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 CSW Alpine White

bog roll for the service stations!

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Caterham



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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Stornoway Grey

Brill.

Sounds like I'm good to go - pretty much.

Fitted me new windscreen / bulkhead blocks and new drivers door seal tonight.
Just leaves side steps to reassemble / fit, Door mirror arms, fridges, roof rack, reconnect diff lock linkage and replace map sensor. Oh and oil / filter change.

And then me man bag and maps Smile.

Thumbs Up


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Sulisuli



Member Since: 30 Oct 2016
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Oh and fill with fuel.....because not even you can make it there n back on one tank Rolling with laughter have a great trip Thumbs Up Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

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tookaphotoof



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He probably finds a way to make it on a single tank.

Post #643106 11th Aug 2017 7:01am
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Caterham



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whatever......I'll be trying Laughing

thanks Thumbs Up

Post #643107 11th Aug 2017 7:07am
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ericvv



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Caterham, here is some interesting reading before hitting Spain's roads and fuel pumps. Have a good vacation. Cool
Eric
https://spainguides.com/spain-travel-guide/driving-spain/ 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

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Caterham



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Thumbs Up

thanks EricV - I feel I should be alright having read thro......I skipped the bit relating to speed limit once I spotted there was no lower limit Mr. Green


fingers crossed for some good weather. I really feel like I need this break and just can't wait. Thumbs Up

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bpman



Member Since: 21 May 2008
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2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

Check your tyre pressures - might save a few by adding a few lbs (see what I did there)

Paper maps back up for naughty satnav, check you have your security wheel nut, copy of v50 and ins docs, make photo copies of your bank cards and hide the or photograph them on you phone ( if your cards get pinched you'll need the numbers to report them), first aid kit, few cable ties, bottle of superglue and some duct tape ( you may want to kidnap someone) ..

Enjoy your trip

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Caterham



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Some good ideas there BP. Thank you.

Tyres pressures checked last week when I fitted new tyres / wheels.

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Caterham



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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Stornoway Grey

Some good ideas there BP. Thank you.

Tyres pressures checked last week when I fitted new tyres / wheels.

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