technical

Upgrading to Td5 Reverse and Fog lights

I don't like the rectangular Reverse and Fog lights on Defenders. They fill with water, the connections corrode, the bulbs become loose and people stand on them when climbing up to roof racks....

technical

Quick fix: Defender diff lock linkage

I had a bit of a problem with my diff lock, in that it wouldn't engage. The transfer box lever would move to the left one "notch", but not into another notch by the time it hit the far side of the lever assembly....

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technical

Microcat - Find those part numbers!

Land Rover had/has a reputation for incessantly changing part numbers of their vehicles throughout their life, but instead of batch changing everything at one major upgrade, they would enter new parts onto the assembly line at various times of the manufacturing year....

expedition life

The Long Drive to Work

Walking through the London carrying three diesel jerry cans I was a little surprised that no-one even raised an eyebrow. Had I been asked what I was doing, my answer would have been "I need them to ensure my fiancé and I can drive through Mauritania without stopping for fuel because things are a little tense there just now after the coup". I’m sure the Met police would have been very understanding at this explanation....