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    VIN plate query

    Pretty much what I was thinking.
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    VIN plate query

    In the never-ending quest for useless Defender trivial information... and curiosity. Anyone know why some VIN plates have the characters of the VIN embossed (pushed up from the underside of the plate) and some are engraved from the top side? This struck me as I was looking through some old BAT...
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    Genuine Ripple Gray Headliner material soon to be NLA

    PM's replied to... and yes, there is still material available.
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    Screws for load space retainer needed (or size info)

    If I recall when I had mine all apart, they are going through the threshold, the aluminum floor, and floor support. If you went with a stainless screw, you may get a little less corrosion than a plain steel screw where the metals come in contact with each other. YRM includes 8no No.8 x 16 pz2...
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    What have you done to your DEFENDER today?

    Finally getting around to recovering the headliner and working on putting up some Dynamat. I think it's been the plan to do this for close to 4 years now. Always get to your own projects last... Couple more small pieces to go... Really do wonder why when I finally get to it, I pick he hottest...
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    TD5 died on highway with white smoke

    Pull the main plug from the ECU under the passenger seat and look for traces of engine oil. Yes, sounds weird... oil can migrate through the insulation of the wires on the the injector harness, through to the ECU fouling the connection to the ECU. If so, replace the harness, or at least clean...
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    TD5 died on highway with white smoke

    Has the cylinder head ever been replaced? 2000 is a 10P engine, known issue about that mileage. Had to do mine at 140,000kms .You are burning coolant, probably a head gasket, or location dowels have failed and head has shifted. if it's not been done, you will need a new AMC head from Turner...
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    "Things are falling in place so nicely that I'm getting nervous"

    Sent a couple of the photos to a friend of mine that works at the metal fab shop that makes the Northshore Racks... they were all impressed, and glad everything turned out ok!
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    "Things are falling in place so nicely that I'm getting nervous"

    WOW! Certainly could have been a lot worse! (you are lucky should probably consider buying a lottery ticket before the luck runs out). If you contact Northshore Racks and send the pictures along, I'm sure they will work with you on supplying the upper boom, and the bolt on lower. They are super...
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    Upper rear speaker panel for 110's and 90's

    ...outdoor covered parking too!!
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    Upper rear speaker panel for 110's and 90's

    I have my hands full filling up this space. My shop is in my 2 car garage right now... in 4 years I have parked in it once!! Drives me crazy leaving my truck out in the rain all the time. Well, now I'll have a 2 car garage AND this shop... (once the shop part is built).
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    Upper rear speaker panel for 110's and 90's

    Just a heads up that there will be a pause on panels through the summer, and possibly into the fall. After spending our whole lives in Vancouver BC, my wife and I sold our house and are making the move with our 2 sons to the rural life in the Comox Valley. It's on Vancouver Island, (a 1:45...
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    What have you done to your DEFENDER today?

    Wiper park switch was replaced 6 months ago. So I finally got around to putting my programable intermittent wiper relay back in. (it won't work with a faulty park switch). It's just a little thing, but it feels like such a luxury on a rainy day!
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    Grenadier

    Ripped it all out on the Mercedes, reprogrammed the ECU.(fraction of the repair cost, but I know there are restrictions in some places that won't allow it) Overall it was less than a quarter the cost to repair everything. Not sure how to justify a $10,000 repair on a $5,000 car that is in...
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    Grenadier

    One thing I learned with modern diesels is it's the exaust / DEF / DPF system that is costly, not the engine. With our 2009 GL320 we had to either remove the catalytic converters, DPF , DEF system '02 sensors and reprogram the ECU or look at close to $10,000 to replace them all. Reason being too...
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