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Old 07-01-2010, 10:52 PM   #601
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there's nothing like being called Matey or Guv'ner by a fat goombah wearing an A-Rod jersey.

We had a guy here in Winter Park, FL. who had a Defender back when they were imported. He put a plastic kayak up top on a side mount and drove it like that for years. It got to the point the kayak had faded on the port side where it faced up. Like a bad toupee, no one ever told him what it really looked like.
I can't help but wonder how many guys with a high-rise jack or sand matts strapped to their Big Wheels are doing the same thing.












At least the canoe on the roof of my Pajero is getting faded evenly.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:55 PM   #602
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Nother Disco question:

did they make it in a manual?



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Old 07-02-2010, 12:40 AM   #603
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Nother Disco question:

did they make it in a manual?



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Yes and I believe you'll find very few who felt that Rover ever put a decent one into the Disco.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:14 AM   #604
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Yes and I believe you'll find very few who felt that Rover ever put a decent one into the Disco.
Right on - the box in my Series II was replaced twice.

Best avoided.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:32 AM   #605
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Expect about 300,000kms before needing a change(R380 box)....only good thing about that is that they're not too expensive compared to Jap stuff for a reconditioned box.....

Renew same and use MTF94 light gear oil instead of ATF as used as normal...Land Rover issued a Tech Bulletin about 5 yrs ago to upgrade the oil to this spec.

I just put one in last December for about €700...(could'nt send my old one back as it was too expensive to do so,so I took a hit on the exchange surcharge)...no special tools needed...DIY toolkit only...my buddy got a reconditioned one here(and a clutch)for his Nissan Patrol all in with labour it cost him €3000....

Evey time I feel like I would need to buy a Toyota I look here and see all vehicles seem to suffer inherent problems to some degree or other. Found within these forums here...

http://www.tlocuk.co.uk/forums/viewf...26b0e8466cd02b

For example The D4D diesel engine (in the Colorado)can leak diesel past the injectors seals,washing the bores resulting in piston seizing...Toyota cover engine replacements up to 100,000miles and 6yrs old(ie out of warranty)...but..strangely enough no 'official' recall exists.....and it depends if your dealer knows about it compared to other dealers that just might...those who do,get authorisation to carry out the work,and those who do not?..their customers just get billed...


..A recon cylinder head for my 300tdi(complete with valve train) is about €550...I'd dread to think what same would be with a Toyota price tag....(maybe some day I'll get fed up fettling with my LR and just buy one Toyota Colorado just to see) :)

Just say'in like....
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:42 AM   #606
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He's not going to get out what he put in.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:23 AM   #607
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US $11,211.00
Reserve price not met

He's not going to get out what he put in.
if he only posted it here in Flea Market, we could have all told him
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:51 PM   #608
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new landrover

After 40 years its looking like this

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Old 07-03-2010, 04:19 AM   #609
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Hopefully get some pics later of the Land Rover Defender Special that has just turned up in the car showroom here.

Prepare to lust. It looks the biz.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #610
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Lookie what I found...

Not mine, no affiliation, blah blah blah....:

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/1828500790.html

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:37 AM   #611
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Hopefully get some pics later of the Land Rover Defender Special that has just turned up in the car showroom here.

Prepare to lust. It looks the biz.
Well??
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:11 PM   #612
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Nother Disco question:

did they make it in a manual?



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Only for the first two years they imported them. 94-95, I believe.

I've got one. I have no idea how many miles are on it. Somewhere north of 300,000 miles on the chassis*, I have no reason to believe the tranny has been swapped. It whines in 5th gear but otherwise does fine.


*some DPO rolled back the odo before I got ahold of it.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:51 PM   #613
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Discos were always available with a Manual. Even the new ones are.

Just not here in the US... :-D
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:06 PM   #614
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Defender.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #615
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Discos were always available with a Manual. Even the new ones are.

Just not here in the US... :-D
That's why I said they only imported them for the first two years.

although, in retrospect, what I wrote earlier doesn't make a whole shitpot of sense...
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