What have you done to your DEFENDER today?

Trailer day! Clean, recharge batteries, flush shower system and fill propane!


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WreckITFrank

Technical Excellence Contributor
fixed up my battery cables, which led to aux power distribution, then to under hood fuse/relay panel, to integrated headlamp harness, conversion to deutsche, panel straightening, outer wing swap, etc...just really wanted to make some new battery cables but you know how it goes.

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PO at least put in some relays, but too many bare/shorted wires for comfort.

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fixed up my battery cables, which led to aux power distribution, then to under hood fuse/relay panel, to integrated headlamp harness, conversion to deutsche, panel straightening, outer wing swap, etc...just really wanted to make some new battery cables but you know how it goes.


Which components did you select for your electrical panel? Looks like a composite board?
 
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Succumbed to technology ... I've had a coolant "leak" so minor that I never saw any liquid, just a whiff now and then.

I broke down and bought some fluorescent dye and a cheepie UV light.

I'll be darned, there was a water pump bolt loose (Isuzu 4BD1) .. one that holds the end of the alternator bracket.

That dampness and a very small amount of spray on the adjacent heater piping - almost vapor - showed up easily!

Problem solved :)

I will say that the UV penlight only provides a small field of illumination.

If I did this any more often, I'd find a bigger light.
 

dkemm

Well-known member
Hi lift mounts for my Nakatenga roof rack. Semi hidden, out of the way and accessible
 

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My cats developed the death rattle with big chunks banging around inside. Sounded like a rod broke it was so loud. So RN (thanks Zack!) hooked me up with a new stainless steel y-pipe. Very nicely made with larger diameter (2.25 in) tubing and heavy flanges. Fit perfectly and even came with the hardware. The truck is a bit louder now sans cats, with a healthy growl above 3000 rpm.

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My cats developed the death rattle with big chunks banging around inside. Sounded like a rod broke it was so loud. So RN (thanks Zack!) hooked me up with a new stainless steel y-pipe. Very nicely made with larger diameter (2.25 in) tubing and heavy flanges. Fit perfectly and even came with the hardware. The truck is a bit louder now sans cats, with a healthy growl above 3000 rpm.

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Looks nice, but I have to ask, how's the exhaust odor now? Mine is fairly offensive (wife points it out every time) until the cats heat up..
 
My cats developed the death rattle with big chunks banging around inside. Sounded like a rod broke it was so loud. So RN (thanks Zack!) hooked me up with a new stainless steel y-pipe. Very nicely made with larger diameter (2.25 in) tubing and heavy flanges. Fit perfectly and even came with the hardware. The truck is a bit louder now sans cats, with a healthy growl above 3000 rpm.

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I've had cats self destruct before with death rattle. Ultimately the bits passed like kidney stones.
 
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