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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
Location: West lancs
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Baltic blue 110usw

I’ve had this now for nearly two years. A 2013 110 usw. This is my third defender
1st was a 2002 90 td5 black
Swapped for a 2008 2.4 90 xs. (Really regret getting rid)

This took me about 18 months to find and was great when I got it. It’s had its issues but they were more the dealership than the truck.

It’s now 5 years old and in need of tlc
Cross member paint bumper and some other bits tarting up.

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Cross member done

Post #700957 15th Apr 2018 9:41am
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Zed



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Looks great. Really need to do mine soon.

How did you prepare and what did you use?

Post #700958 15th Apr 2018 9:50am
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Looks great! Mine desperately needs doing too. I was considering taking a shortcut and not removing the tow bar bolts but seeing this reminds me if a job is worth doing, do it properly and remove the bolts! 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 #700959 15th Apr 2018 9:57am
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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
Location: West lancs
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Toolstation pro industrial coat. Cheap aerosol but a good satin finish.
Prime then paint
Rub down with scotchbrite pads first to clean metal then panel wipe and paint

Front bumper is now off and is in a right state. Angle grinder with wire brush is the first plan if attack.

It was slightly bent when I bought the car so I’m going to see if I can get it straight

Side steps and steering guard will follow if the bumper comes up ok.

Post #700976 15th Apr 2018 11:17am
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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
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The only other things done to this truck are clear LED lights, snow cowl, wingtop chequer plate, load area shelf and carpet, trans k9 dog box.

Post #700978 15th Apr 2018 11:21am
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williamthedog



Member Since: 29 Dec 2012
Location: south wales
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2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 PU Tamar Blue

I know it's a bit late now but I always spray mine with acf 50 and have done since it was new. It's still as good as day one

Post #700984 15th Apr 2018 11:28am
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Siwynne



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Location: West lancs
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Bumper and steering guard done. The bumper was rotten underneath. Really poor for five years old. I’ve got a fifty year old Vw that has bumpers that are in better condition than these.

Rear folding step left to do black then windscreen blocks in body colour.

Post #701088 15th Apr 2018 6:55pm
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Siwynne



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Came out ok

Post #701092 15th Apr 2018 6:59pm
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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
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My insurance is due next month so I started to look around. Gave A-Plan a call as most on here seem happy with them. I nearly dropped a Censored when they quoted over £1000.

Post #701292 16th Apr 2018 4:42pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Did you call the Thatcham office? They don't like everyone but I pay under half that with all mods declared. 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 #701297 16th Apr 2018 5:04pm
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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
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Yes called the thatcham office. Mentioned def 2.
I live in west lancs but have an L postcode and suspect this was the issue. LV have quoted half of what A plan did.

Post #701303 16th Apr 2018 5:26pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

I guess it must be a postcode issue then maybe.

I used to be with LV, no problems with them. I only went with APlan this time as they were a few pounds cheaper and forum sponsors. 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 #701322 16th Apr 2018 6:20pm
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Def2ns



Member Since: 06 May 2018
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United States 2001 Defender 90 2.5 n/a Diesel Black LE Java Black

that looks great

Post #705928 8th May 2018 2:48am
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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
Location: West lancs
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Truck is back in the dealership.
Last year there was a little work carried out that involved removing the timing cover. It leaks. So dealership are trying to put it right. Between them and extended warranty it’s costing somebody. I’m back in a disco sport for the 110th day in the last twelve months. Truck is five years old with 60000 miles on it. I’ve done 3500 miles in hire cars this year. Extended warranty for another year last week. Will do this up until 100,000

Post #712641 16th Jun 2018 3:38pm
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Siwynne



Member Since: 04 Nov 2016
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Had it back from dealership about four days. Leak seems to be sorted. It was crank seal and timing chain cover leaking. Gave it an A service last night the drove a short distance. It always sounds better after a filter and oil change.

Post #714464 26th Jun 2018 8:35am
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