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Old 19 January 2006, 13:52   #71
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And what vehicle have I got? Defender 110 V8!!!

Personally I think the Disco 3 is as ugly as sin - the front looks great but from the back it looks like a garden shed.
oi,, do not insult the common garden shed !!

also what have i got !! V8 auto Defender hybrid ! TD5 crewcab Defender!!
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Old 19 January 2006, 14:07   #72
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And what vehicle have I got? Defender 110 V8!!!

Personally I think the Disco 3 is as ugly as sin - the front looks great but from the back it looks like a garden shed.

They are great onroad but not as good as they used to be offroad - still way ahead of things like the BMW and Merc though!!!
Way ahead of the BM and Merc onroad, offroad or in general?
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You need relialibity when towing, try to get over your jap vehicle adversion, remember Freelander has won the award, for most unreliable vehicle, apart from lacking oil cooler hence eating head gaskets
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You need relialibity when towing, try to get over your jap vehicle adversion, remember Freelander has won the award, for most unreliable vehicle, apart from lacking oil cooler hence eating head gaskets
Don't start - just because you can't run them on potatoes - EU subsidised of course!!!
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Old 19 January 2006, 16:43   #75
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Steady Codders, you'll have the PC brigade on to you with regionalist comments like that. Beats me how a nail of a thing such as a Freelander has produced 8 pages of debate. One word would have sufficed.
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Beats me how a nail of a thing such as a Freelander has produced 8 pages of debate. One word would have sufficed.
At least it's a debate. Perhaps that means that there are good and bad points about the vehicle? and that for certain circumstances it might be a vehicle of use.

I still dont like Jap stuff though.

RR will have MOT by the end of next week

Anyone know why some clutches burn out on slipways?
Too much torque?
Too little torque?
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cos they are slipping!, does it have a low ration box? never driven a RR so dont know and mine is an auto so never an issue on the slip way
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At least it's a debate. Perhaps that means that there are good and bad points about the vehicle? and that for certain circumstances it might be a vehicle of use.

I still dont like Jap stuff though.

RR will have MOT by the end of next week

Anyone know why some clutches burn out on slipways?
Too much torque?
Too little torque?
Poor technique?


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Anyone know why some clutches burn out on slipways?
Too much torque?
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Too high a first gear with no low ratio box is usually the main culprit
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Too high a first gear with no low ratio box is usually the main culprit
It helps in this case if you can fit a front towball-reverse gear is a lower gear than 1st on most vehicles.
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