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    Insurance for non UK residents on overseas licence

    Hello, hello! We are two well-meaning Kiwis who are looking at buying a UK based Defender for use on our annual month long visits. We have found what we believe is the right vehicle (a 1998 300Tdi 110), have had it checked over, and are ready to proceed with the purchase. The trouble is...
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    Hi from Jarralad! Thanks for having me!!

    Jarralad aka Jon, living in God's Country.otherwise known as Cumbria, or more accurately, a little village midway from Penrith and Kendal known as Old Tebay *bows formally* OK, first question to you steadfast (old) Landy Experts... How do I get 'er indoors' not to nag me when I present her...
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    Running Sluggish and low power SORTED

    HI all :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D :)IM new to this forum but would just like to share this story with you as it may help someone in need . I have a 53 reg land rover discovery td5 five speed manual. i had a problem with it going very sluggish and running like a bag of nail and shaking as you change...
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    Discovery 2 - Auto or Manual?

    Hi guys, I had loads of excellent advice regarding my last question on holding out for a D2 with CDL, and would love it if I could get experts' opinions on the choice of automatic vs. manual gearbox now that I'm back in the market for a D2. I've always preferred manual cars myself, so by...
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    My First Land rover! HELP!

    I am 16 and looking to buy my first land rover. just wondering if anyone has any knowledge on what's cheapest to insure and maintain. My 1st choice would be a 90 hardtop, but a 93-96 discovery would be my next choice. I also woudn't rule out a freelander. Any advice would be greatly...
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    Discovery 3 second hand advice

    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a second hand discovery 3 se or hse. Can anyone suggest what to look for or any advice at all would be great, perhaps you know of a good dealer etc.. I currently have an old 110 LWB which i love but need something a bit more luxurious! Thanks in advice. G
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    v8 Disco - Radiator Problem

    hello all, this is my first time on the website and would like to get involved from the start. i have recently bought a 1996 land rover 3.9L V8, it was a bargain. there are a couple of things wrong with it. the exhaust needs a bit of work doing to it, but the main problem is the radiator...
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    Products Explained Basic Oil Advice

    When it comes to choosing oil for your car, this post may seem like going back to basics but we at www.opieoils.co.uk are constantly surprised by the amount of people who do not understand what is written on a bottle of oil and therefore have no idea of what they are buying or using. This...
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    "offside ball joint" - HELP PLEASE!

    hey guys, i just got my first land rover defender 90 diesel tdi today :):):):):) well, the guy i bought it off got an mot done, its all find, but one comment that was made was the following : "- 1) offside (drop arm) ball joint has slight play" ummm, anyone got any idea of what that is...
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    2.25L Cylinder Head removal

    I've got a 2.25L Non Leaded Petrol engine with a suspect head gasket - so the head needs to come off. Only one problem, I can't get the head off! Any advice? I've gone through the normal removal of aircleaner, exhaust/intake manifolds, rocker cover off, rocker shaft off, push rod outs & spark...
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    Early 90 Buying Advice

    I wrote this originally for a fellow forumeer when he was buying a Ninety a couple of years ago. It's not definitive, but I hope my perspective of buying and owning a late 80's Ninety may be useful to others. Do your homework First off, buy books and spend time reading them before you buy...
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