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Old 26 June 2005, 18:42   #171
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Safari Snorkel.

Be warned if you buy a Safari Snorkel for a R/H drive Defender vehicle and have a radio aerial on the drivers side wing then you have to remove it and drill it into the opposite wing, the kit supplies a bung to put in the whole and a template to cut the other hole. This feature has put me off getting the Snorkel, same as the daft chequer plates that seem to have no real use at all, both mean drilling holes in your vehicle, not for me thanks
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Old 26 June 2005, 18:58   #172
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same as the daft chequer plates that seem to have no real use at all, both mean drilling holes in your vehicle, not for me thanks
Pete, my 110 has chequer plate on top the front bumper, wings and bonnet its for standing on when your loading/unloading the roof rack and is very useful!
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Old 26 June 2005, 19:13   #173
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Ah that makes sense, because I guess you can't access all the roof rack from the rear ladder. I could not work what they were for, I saw an XS model in the showroom with them all drilled and countersunk, I just could not get the nerve up to drill the bodywork of a brand new vehicle when I could see no use for them, but the loading makes sense. I took some advice from here re the roof rack and am glad I didn't get one straight away because it does limit where you can go height wise, at my gym I can 'just' sneek under by an 1", I will have to check some of the NCP car parks or I could get a shock one day when I am not too alert

Car is going great I can't believe the power and speed it has 'unbelievable', it is also dead quiet when you have a few revs on, the light weight alluminium body certainly gives you the acceleration
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Old 26 June 2005, 21:38   #174
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Pete, my 110 has chequer plate on top the front bumper, wings and bonnet its for standing on when your loading/unloading the roof rack and is very useful!

The old Series vehicles were so tough you didn't NEED chequer plate all over it!!!
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Old 27 June 2005, 13:23   #175
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I was told today that if ANY non standard original Land Rover part e.g. roof rack is fitted it invalidates the warranty, is this correct? Strangely I was told this by one of the accessory dealers in Land Rover International, I will try and check with Land Rover tomorrow but it seems strange when not actually making any holes. Thank goodness I didn't fit the chequer plates that would have invalidated my 6yrs paint and rust warranty 'apparently'
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I was told today that if ANY non standard original Land Rover part e.g. roof rack is fitted it invalidates the warranty, is this correct? Strangely I was told this by one of the accessory dealers in Land Rover International, I will try and check with Land Rover tomorrow but it seems strange when not actually making any holes. Thank goodness I didn't fit the chequer plates that would have invalidated my 6yrs paint and rust warranty 'apparently'

Fitting a part from a supplier that supplies LR does not invalidate your warranty. Ie Buying direct off Safety Devices, Warn Etc.... I have this in writing somewhere when I refused to pay LR's huge mark up and had cage and stuff fitted at Safety Devices direct....
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Jono, I saw a roof rack advertised as 'Original Manufacturers', on speaking to the company selling them they said they had to make it clear that these 'were' original manufacturers parts until Ford took over and changed supplier, so technically they are now 'not' the ones you would get from Land Rover. All seems a bit daft but I don't know where I would stand, obviously there are loads of Land Rovers going a round with these particular ones on as they were bought when they were the preffered supplier. Any suggestions?

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Maybe should be in the Gallery section but thought Pete may want to see why Land Rovers have a hard life!!!

Just look at the bloody tides!!!

Tractor there to show the only other vehicles safe to take out there!!!
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God! makes my marina look dead posh Well I do not imagine my pride and joy will go anywhere near sea water, just bought a great long rope to attach to the trailer for launching

Having the waxoyl treatment done tomorrow, the only thing is the plonkers who posted me the stuff have put in a mixture of black and clear, is there any difference apart from the colour? And is there any particular places that you think I should have them shove it (secret holes or places that rust), the garage that is doing it is not a Land Rover dealer but very efficient and old school type guys.

Any advice greatly appreciated,
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Having the waxoyl treatment done tomorrow, the only thing is the plonkers who posted me the stuff have put in a mixture of black and clear, is there any difference apart from the colour? And is there any particular places that you think I should have them shove it (secret holes or places that rust), the garage that is doing it is not a Land Rover dealer but very efficient and old school type guys.

Any advice greatly appreciated,
Waxoyl do 2 kinds of black - underbody sealer and cavity was - the cavity wax is a lot thinner and is the same stuff as the clear so doesn't matter - the
underbody sealer is just that - basically a type of schultz mixed with waxoyl - can be used in cavities but much better underneath!!! Ideally you want BOTH

Either thin the stuff with white spirits or stand tin in hot water - in this weather will be ok though!!!

Inside doors - especially rear one.

Bulkhead - through door switches - ideally drill some holes by airvents as well but not good idea on new vehicle!!!

Inside chassis rails and rear crossmember - especially above it.

Don't use normal waxoyl on underbody - just wont last - use underbody sealer - 5 schultz style tins enough - don't use Schultz though - waxoyl underbody sealer - most motorfactors will have it - get them to spray it all over - they will have a schultz gun.

You will get a burning smell for a few days as it gets over the exhaust etc - don't worry about it!!!

As i said before though - far more important is to wash the salt water off afterwards - especially in the winter with all the salt on the roads!!!
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