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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by Hoovie » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:16 pm

DjRav wrote:
anchorman wrote:Watch for oil leaking out of your computer while viewing this section.

We have a saying in LR land. "If it's not leaking, it's run out"
I'm fed up of finding/fixing leaks on mine. Besides, all that oil on the underneath keeps the rust levels down!!


The basic Landrover Series 2/3/Defender has been around for donkeys years and built in the same place I beleive?
But the company ownership has changed countless times.
So my question is, has any specific period been better then others for build quality, and if so, who owned LR at the time?
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:37 pm

I think that now is the best time, since Tata have owned it.

Time will tell.
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by jase hutch » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:50 pm

anchorman wrote:Served my time on Gardner diesels. Those are another British icon that was good in its day but they also came from an era where oil was difficult to fully contain let alone think it was unusual.

Don, I'll never forget as a young apprentice being given the job of refitting a sump to a Gardner engine, spent so long lying on my back I thought I had "man flue" the following day as my neck ached so much ! There must have been fifty bolts ! :s_sad
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Nuts and bolts! And there was no gasket, just a layer of Wellseal which should have been called Badseal. The very last ones had Silicone on which were much better.
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by Jolly-Friar » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:03 pm

Hoovie wrote:
DjRav wrote:
anchorman wrote:Watch for oil leaking out of your computer while viewing this section.

We have a saying in LR land. "If it's not leaking, it's run out"
I'm fed up of finding/fixing leaks on mine. Besides, all that oil on the underneath keeps the rust levels down!!


The basic Landrover Series 2/3/Defender has been around for donkeys years and built in the same place I beleive?
But the company ownership has changed countless times.
So my question is, has any specific period been better then others for build quality, and if so, who owned LR at the time?


Asked OH, and his reply was : "the older they are, the better they are, as there is less to go wrong...can't beat a lovely Series 1"... :s_thumbsup :s_smile :s_yes

I wonder if this theory works for wives too... :rolleyes: :shok:
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:47 pm

What I will say is, that Series 1 is as British as a Routemaster bus, Lancaster and the Flying Scotsman - oh and a phone box. I do like seeing them but I wouldn't like to keep one running.
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by DjRav » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:44 pm

My '73 Series III was constantly requiring attention. Trouble with the new ones is they are NOT DIY. The Disco 2 (mine) is regarded as the last of the Discos a bloke with tools can actually work on. After that it's all computers and ecu's.
My favourite was the middle one. '83 Defender, 12 seater (and had 12 in it a couple of times!) with a 3.5 litre V8 up front. Lovely sound it made and nearly 15 mpg on a good day.
Didn't leak so much but the chassis did nearly "fall off" once!!
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by Hoovie » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:54 pm

your talk about the 12 seater reminded me that the closest I have come to death I can recall was in one of those.
a bit like that "most dangerous roads" stuff on you tube on these tracks that meander around the side of a mountain .... heading to the alleged birthplace of Aphrodite in Cyprus on a cliff side 'road' the same width as the LR and the edge kept crumbling away and could feel the vehicle dropping! 'twas not fun :shok:
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by DjRav » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:35 pm

Just been on one of the long established LR forums and noticed it had 8 registered users looking in and 97 guests!!

That's a lot of casual browsing. Do people look in without logging in or is that all unregistered casuals?! Same question for here (currently 4 users and 8 guests here and now)
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Re: Landrover

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:06 pm

DjRav wrote:Just been on one of the long established LR forums and noticed it had 8 registered users looking in and 97 guests!!

That's a lot of casual browsing. Do people look in without logging in or is that all unregistered casuals?! Same question for here (currently 4 users and 8 guests here and now)


As I type this, there are 2 registered members and 8 guests showing.

When I look at the tracking info from a company that records the type of way the forum is used, about 7 of of 8 visits each day are first time visits, so 1 in 8 is a returns visit each day.
So if a typical RAV4 Club Member and come on and logon to the site say 4 times a a day, there would be 28 visits by guests in that day for each member logging in - and nearly 1,000 guests a day look in at the forum :s_smile
That is a little simplified, as the tracking will probably be based on cookies I'd imagine, so someone doesn't save their cookies between sessions for auto-login, then they would be seen as a new visitor that day each time, so taking out say around 20% of those 'first visits' due to cookie deletes/resets or maybe multiple devices from the same member, we could still be talking 800 guests a day here :s_yes

(PS: that's why a banner advert on the club can be an effective way to promote a business :s_wink )
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