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    Land Rover Defender

    I cycled down to Taunton yesterday and collected this. March 2015, within the last year of production and with 7800 miles on the clock. It's really fun to drive if somewhat agricultural!

    Many thanks to Franky Four Fingers (Dudley) who gave me loads of invaluable advice over the last 3 months that I have been looking. Top bloke!





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    There is something about it!

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    That looks absolutely lovely!
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Great choice and potentially a decent investment.


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    Clifton suspension bridge makes a lovely backdrop as well.

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    Very nice. You get used the agricultural nature pretty quickly in my experience.

    You will now begin to assemble a list of issues that you need to run through!

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    I love these cars and that looks a stunner, always tried to convince myself to pick one up but just never fully committed to it...

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    Absolutely the first thing you need to do is get a BAS remap - totally, utterly transforms the drive. Followed closely by having the chassis treated - Dinotrol, Waxoyl, etc.

    Great fun, I miss the two late models I had but they were just too impractical even for a second car or work van.

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    Nice and a great colour too. Just watch tonightís freeze when the central locking unlocks but the door doesnít open... 1 feature of my last 2 Iíve owned.

    At least the heaters are good in the newer ones.

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    7800 miles! Brilliant buy! Enjoy it in good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Absolutely the first thing you need to do is get a BAS remap
    Iíve got this on my current 110. You can diagnose faults with it too. Expensive but a much smoother drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Absolutely the first thing you need to do is get a BAS remap - totally, utterly transforms the drive. Followed closely by having the chassis treated - Dinotrol, Waxoyl, etc.

    Great fun, I miss the two late models I had but they were just too impractical even for a second car or work van.
    This - Pete Bell (BAS) is spot on.

    Love mine.

    Enjoy!
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    Next job, find your closest specialist. Trust me, youíll need them :-)

    Loved mine utterly, thereís just something about them.

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    And get ready to start waving at other Defender drivers, heck even the odd full-fat Rangey pilot will give you a respectful nod.

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    I wish Iíd have bought the Keswick green tdci 90/van I lied up 3 years ago.
    Nowhere near them now with how much they are, and to be fair, being London/SE based, the ULEZ will put paid to
    me getting one in the future.
    Stunning looking 👍

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    that looks extremely clean, last year of production and very low miles, i was also looking at buying a defender 90 around 7 or 8 years ago but didnít go through with it, regret that decision now

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    Looks tidy, well worth getting the underside treated with Dinitrol as has been suggested above. Also consider what security upgrades to install as Defenders have a habit of disappearing.

    My 90 has the JE Engineering Tune Plus with around 180bhp among other upgrades. Hoping for snow tomorrow so I have an excuse to use it, averaged 600 ish miles per year since purchasing 3 years ago and currently on 22k

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    Cycled to Taunton, from where?
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    Thanks for all of the encouraging comments chaps...now to go out & test the snow that I ordered :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    Cycled to Taunton, from where?
    Bath to Taunton. About 50 miles...on the small chainring (low box) because the battery died in my Di2 electronic shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Bath to Taunton. About 50 miles...on the small chainring (low box) because the battery died in my Di2 electronic shifters.
    That is a good ride. Respect to you.

    Loverly motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Bath to Taunton. About 50 miles...on the small chainring (low box) because the battery died in my Di2 electronic shifters.
    Kudos to you, thatís very impressive in my book. To some a gentle morning ride no doubt.
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    I was thinking from the 2nd picture that it looked like Bath. Beautiful part of the world. Itching to get back for a visit when allowed. Lovely car, lovely location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanlad View Post
    I was thinking from the 2nd picture that it looked like Bath. Beautiful part of the world. Itching to get back for a visit when allowed. Lovely car, lovely location.
    Itís all by the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, bar the last shot. But Clifton is probably the nicest part of Bristol and is very like Bath

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    You should have let me know, I live 10 mins walk from there.
    You did well to exclude the crowds from the photos, that bit of Sion Hill is usually stuffed with people.
    Nice Defender, i use my dad's 200 tdi a lot. Great tools (but less accomplished if viewed as a car).
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    Ps it is Bath that looks like that bit of Bristol.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Looks tidy, well worth getting the underside treated with Dinitrol as has been suggested above. Also consider what security upgrades to install as Defenders have a habit of disappearing.

    My 90 has the JE Engineering Tune Plus with around 180bhp among other upgrades. Hoping for snow tomorrow so I have an excuse to use it, averaged 600 ish miles per year since purchasing 3 years ago and currently on 22k
    FFF advised me to change the door hinge bolts to security ones because Defenders are getting their doors nicked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    You should have let me know, I live 10 mins walk from there.
    You did well to exclude the crowds from the photos, that bit of Sion Hill is usually stuffed with people.
    Nice Defender, i use my dad's 200 tdi a lot. Great tools (but less accomplished if viewed as a car).
    Dave

    Ps it is Bath that looks like that bit of Bristol.......
    It was VERY busy Dave. Especially up near the Camera Obscura. Weíd been to a property viewing in Clifton and I parked up near the bridge for the photo opp. I lived in Clifton for 3 years as a student and loved it. My daughter is living in Manor Hall of residence & studying Veterinary

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Itís all by the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, bar the last shot. But Clifton is probably the nicest part of Bristol and is very like Bath
    I stand corrected. Looks lovely... Iíll put that on my to visit list. Clifton

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    That's lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Thanks for all of the encouraging comments chaps...now to go out & test the snow that I ordered :-)
    Yep, that was great fun :-))


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    I saw a new model Defender today. It looked like an overstuffed suitcase, bursting at the seams. Nothing like the previous model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    FFF advised me to change the door hinge bolts to security ones because Defenders are getting their doors nicked!
    Lovely Defender that.

    Which bolts are you going for?

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    Attached a rope to the back of mine to tow the other half on a sledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crammage View Post
    Lovely Defender that.

    Which bolts are you going for?
    I was looking at the ones on Landroverdefendersecurity but they arenít countersunk. Iím not sure whether that is an issue. Iíd also prefer to have a profile identical to the originals. So that they look the same but with the security pin. Any suggestions welcome.

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