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Old 16 September 2005, 09:48   #71
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The point I am trying to make is that ALL cars have their faults!!! So WHY do people take such great delight in only slagging off British ones???
cos, and i say it with sadness, british cars seem to have more faults than german or japanese items, suffer from iffy build quality and poor designs.

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the british are known for self critisism

but

some of us love our trusty old semi british cars, and if i chip the landy and pork up the performance a bit and am happy with it and it does not blow up then i will be a happy chappy.;-) but give me an amazon any day of the week.
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Old 16 September 2005, 09:53   #72
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frightens the crrap out of people to see something so big going so fast!!!

always boasting....................!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No it happens to be true - I said 105 NOT 150!!! Mind you it does FEEL like it in a Defender!!!

Seriously though I don't know if it is because it's an ex police one but as far as I know the engine is a standard V8 with SU carbs - I had it tuned but it was crap - way too lean so jujst richend it up a bit - have to lean it out again for the MOT but it pinks like hell on the "proper" settings!!! Fine line though - get about
18mpg at a constant 60mph but I prefer to cruise at about 75 - 80 where it drops quite a bit!!!
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Old 16 September 2005, 09:59   #73
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cos, and i say it with sadness, british cars seem to have more faults than german or japanese items, suffer from iffy build quality and poor designs.
Do they REALLY??? Or is it just that people go on about them more??? My mate who had the BMW with the Getrag box also has a Pajero that is on it's second auto box - has also had 2 new alternators and and aircon pulley amongst other things. My Land Rover is older and has done more miles and yet he stills says - you should scrap it!!! See what I mean???

My Landrover has not had any faults since I have had it other than propshaft UJs which are normal at high milage - and God only knows what sort of life it had with the Police chasing joyriders across mountains - probably similar to the way I use it actually!!!
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Old 16 September 2005, 10:18   #74
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Do they REALLY??? Or is it just that people go on about them more??? My mate who had the BMW with the Getrag box also has a Pajero that is on it's second auto box - has also had 2 new alternators and and aircon pulley amongst other things. My Land Rover is older and has done more miles and yet he stills says - you should scrap it!!! See what I mean???

My Landrover has not had any faults since I have had it other than propshaft UJs which are normal at high milage - and God only knows what sort of life it had with the Police chasing joyriders across mountains - probably similar to the way I use it actually!!!
sounds like you have a good landy!
had a shogun 3500 and i could give a long list of the things that went wrong with that thing, which was a dissappointment as they are supposed to be very reliable, i think a lot of it was down to the numpty dealer i was using who made a good living on the items they replaced on my car under warranty.

one thing i must say with landys is i have always sold them for more than i paid for them which is very cool actually

dont mind people slating beemers in the slightest, mine has more electrics than most with tvs, dvd, and playstation built in for the kids so fingers crossed i wont suffer electrical issues. but i love it and that is all that matters and have 3 yrs warranty.

one to think about
RAC 5 star warranty with car value per claim uplift......
3 yr warranty on a beemer 740, 500 ish, i paid 200 (this year)
3 yr warranty on a jag xjr, 1250 (paid 3 yrs ago, even more now)

why.......because they expect more claims, and they got them, boy did they get em.......haha

will let this one die out now from my perspective as dont want to sound like a broken record. but if you have chipped a landy go to the tread about chipping a td5 and give me some feedback.
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for those wanting a bit more poke...

www.overfinch.com
i love those overfinch conversions, a friend had one on the older style Range Rover and amazing difference and noise but the fuel economy....oh my lord!
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What have done with your engine then?
Also have you seen the 3 link suspension system by Gon2far suspension based in Wales coincidentally!

3 link kit

Now I had wondered could I use this with the anti roll bars in place then when required drop them off real quick? Will look at Bearmach product but do use tow ball as another recovery point.
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a small vid you might (not) find amusing

http://gallery.pc-house.co.uk/displa...album=17&pos=2
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is that an ex coastguard landrover??
We had one of a batch that were all registered A ***SYM Cant remember which number ours was now-but it was our last Landrover at this station-on Jap stuff now, which means they spend far far less time in the garage than that last landrover did! Absolute nightmare for reliability!
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nice one, clearly shows how inexperienced the guy was in the landy as he did not change his approach at all, he just kept trying the same thing, never mind

i am sure if he had tried using the steering wheel to change vehicle dynamics he would have made better progress

what do you reckon codders?
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nice one, clearly shows how inexperienced the guy was in the landy as he did not change his approach at all, he just kept trying the same thing, never mind

i am sure if he had tried using the steering wheel to change vehicle dynamics he would have made better progress

what do you reckon codders?
Well I haven't been able to watch the video - tried in IE and Firefox - this is why I HATE this streaming video stuff so much!!! Much better to be able to download the file first.....

A hell of a lot depends on driver skill - in Africa I have seen people drive old Ladas and Pug 504 estates through areas where other people have got 4x4s stuck!!!

I do know one thing though - I took that Discovery along Gap Road in the Brecon Beacons no problem at all - NONE of my mates with their Jap stuff would risk it - I didn't ding the underside even once!!! My mate tried to drive his Toyota Amazon along the Roman Road and grounded it before he had gone 10 feet - there is a nasty drop off the main road onto it!!!
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