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  1. A friend who is hosting a large camp needs 10+ ton of wood, preferably unprocessed. Ideally it would be a mix of soft and hardwood. Are there any suppliers near Bridgend, South Wales? Cheers.
  2. Best way to clean carabiners??

    Another vote for ultrasonic cleaners.
  3. Sick transit

    Typical Transit faults include blocked fuel filter, EGR valve, fuel lift pump, split pipe, any of the fuel metering sensors/valves...
  4. Whats the weather like near you?

    Driving home to north Wales from London later today. I believe I'll have to go the long way round due to floods and horizontal treeage across the byways... I hope the saw monkeys working on the A5 pull their fingers out and get the road cleared pronto...;-)
  5. Are you making more money because of the recent floods/storms or has it caused you to lose money?
  6. The Land Rover Appreciation Group.

    Will a rear bulkhead removal/lowering kit suffice?
  7. Best passenger car 6-cylinder diesel engine?

    German cars are dining out on past glory... German cars 'among worst for engine failures' | Auto Express
  8. About 12 months ago (18,000 miles) I noticed that my Transit van was struggling when going up hill. I looked under the bonnet/hood and noticed that the air inlet pipe to the air filter was disconnected. I re-attached the hose and that seemed to cure the fault. A few months later the fault reoccurred manifesting itself as reduced power above about 2200 RPM. As I'm a sensible driver this didn't cause immediate concern and by the time I'd decided to take the van to a garage the fault cleared itself. Then about 6 months back the fault came back but at about 2000 RPM. Again the fault cleared as I was about to visit a garage. Then last week I started the van as normal but stalled as I hit a small rock on my unsurfaced driveway. The van took a good 5 seconds of cranking to start it and it would no longer idle when cold. Also it suffered a severe loss of power and hesitation/juddering above 1800 RPM. After driving for,say, 100 miles the van will struggle to restart when hot. It drives sweet as a nut at 1600 RPM but as soon as you put your foot down it's like hitting a rev limiter! Any ideas? There is no untoward smoking and the battery is a new Bosch unit. Mileage is 117,000 with no major components changed yet.
  9. 3.5 ton or bigger??

    The logic is that you can pull a heavier trailer whilst your LGV license is valid, however if your tickets lapses then you only have C1E with code 107 limits. Remember your LGV will lapse if you don't reapply every 5 years whilst your C1E is valid until you are 70. A lapsed LGV does not give you the right to pull a trailer behind a 7.5 tonner, the 107 code is there to remind you of this. So imagine the situation where you have just renewed your licence and your LGV medical. You now have a licence which is valid for 10 years but the LGV part is only valid for 5. If the 107 code was removed because of your C+E entitlement then that would be fine and dandy for 5 years but if,say, you then failed your next medical the 107 code would then come back into force but would you bother to get your licence renewed to reflect this?
  10. How many miles has your truck done?

    2002 Hilux 2.5 178,000 motorway miles. Sump is held together with plastic padding, radiator is full of Radweld and gearbox is screaming in all gears. 1990 Landy 90, mileage unknown 2009 Transit 108,000 miles and has lost power at high revs (amongst other faults.)
  11. The Land Rover Appreciation Group.

    No, I just camp in it for a few weeks every year.
  12. The Land Rover Appreciation Group.

    The flue exits through a silicone rubber stove jack which protects the canvas. CO is always an issue so I locate 3 monoxide alarms around the tent. The stove is always used in such a way that the only place for the exhaust gasses to exit are via the flue and not back out of the stove door. There is often a temptation to leave the stove door open to get a good fire going but this is a dangerous practice and is to be avoided.
  13. The Land Rover Appreciation Group.

    Here's some photos of my tent...
  14. The Land Rover Appreciation Group.

    I use the same type of 9x9 tent but I've added a small wood burning stove. Just spent a week living in it in Glencoe. Freezing outside, toasty inside.
  15. According to the story in the link below, adding stickers to your vehicle is classed as a modification and needs to be declared to your insurance company. Best I get a revised quote for the mods on my Landy e.g. suspension lift, locking diffs, roll cage, tyres etc Jesus Christ slogans on 'bumper stickers' could make reverend's car insurance void - Mirror Online


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