What did you do in your Land Rover today?

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Offline Ivor M

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #575 - Jun 13, 2022 - 10:20
Hi Malcom,
Yep Thruxton and Cornwall are a bit far for me this year. Glad to hear the Blue Gray's are increasing almost up to squadron level, given time. "The Register and LRSOC stands were sensibly next door to each other if a little difficult to tell where one ended and the other started lol" so it should be showing the progression of the Legend. I was hoping that there would be more Land Rovers at local shows but NO, all by my self. I do get a lot of interest by the old fellers recounting there sagas. I wonder where the rally  will be held next year, hope its within striking distance. Mind you I am impressed at the distance a lot of people travel to it, they must fit better into the Land Rover.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #576 - Jun 13, 2022 - 11:11
Hi Ivor
Yes a whole squadron would be great. 👍
Re turnout at shows you are not alone in being alone!!! While I’m probably the worst area rep for organising stuff, the lack of people appearing has been noticed down here too. Last weekend at the Organford Classics Rally we had just me on the Friday, 4 on Saturday and two of us on Sunday. Mind you weather could have been a bit better!

I do have some kind staunch supporters that have stuck with me but the problem always seems to be the clashing of events especially in the main season. Add the fuel pricing right now I’m hardly surprised. In order to support local events I’ve abandoned Cornwall sadly but yes maybe next year will be more central for us all.

Look forward to seeing you maybe.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #577 - Jun 13, 2022 - 12:16
The  old Swiss 107SW accompanied the E-W tour group for the first dozen miles, as they set out on their journeys back across the Highlands. Their visit to the Ardnamurchan lighthouse took place yesterday (see other forum topic). Thanks for the coffee in Strontian chaps..happy travels.   (The second is an older image nearby above Loch Sunart ...it was drizzling and a bit too misty for a group shot  ...this morning ...)
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #578 - Jun 13, 2022 - 12:34
Nearly there Malcolm.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #579 - Jun 13, 2022 - 15:55
Hi Malcolm.

Good to meet again at Thruxton - Saturday did feel quieter than last year especially around the Dunsfold talk, which was a shame. To be honest I think most of us are struggling more than usual to get attendees at shows. Whether post-pandemic, rising fuel costs or general increased cost of living, who knows? I only have 6 vehicles coming to Holt in July (from 4 people!). In 2019 we had 14 at the same show.....
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #580 - Jun 14, 2022 - 07:42
Nearly there Malcolm.
Looking really smart Brendon and a lovely finish well done.
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Malcolm

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #581 - Jun 14, 2022 - 08:50
Both wings on now, hence the previous photo. Brakes bled again, they’re getting there but definitely a work in progress.
Antifreeze in now all the leaks are cured.
The carburation is not quite right as there is a slight delay in picking up, no doubt the accelerator pump not coming in when it should.
The first road test is looming, is it just me or do others come up with any excuse to avoid road testing?

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #582 - Jun 14, 2022 - 09:33
What did you do in your Land Rover today?

Took it apart.......  :tongue:

Craig.

Offline Eddy Camerlinck

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #583 - Jun 14, 2022 - 10:05
Sat looking at it while recovering from flu.... :embarrassed:
Hopefully i will be able to come to Cornwall... Ferry booked on Sunday...

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #584 - Jun 14, 2022 - 18:18
Went to a Whitby Area Classic Vehicle Club lunch trip in Fryupdale... but forgot to take a picture.  So instead, one I took before I set off comemmorating the day when I owned 5 cars!

But the P38 will shortly (and regretfully) be going to the great resting place — too many problems, too many holes — and the Freelander will be finding a new owner who hopefully won't notice the little unsolveable niggles until it's too late.  The Disco I bought yesterday as a stopgap until that factory in North East France can build me my new "Defender replacement that JLR should have built"!

But don't worry... 'Fido' (SXF870) will be staying to fly the green oval flag, and I'm keeping my late wife's Citroen C1 until the grand-daughters are old enough to need a car.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #585 - Jun 15, 2022 - 16:14
Hi Malcolm.

Good to meet again at Thruxton - Saturday did feel quieter than last year especially around the Dunsfold talk, which was a shame. To be honest I think most of us are struggling more than usual to get attendees at shows. Whether post-pandemic, rising fuel costs or general increased cost of living, who knows? I only have 6 vehicles coming to Holt in July (from 4 people!). In 2019 we had 14 at the same show.....

Yes good to catch up with you Andrew. One thing the helped on the Sunday was the better weather.
The Spitfire flypast was as eclectic as ever and a nice surprise was the Hurricane on Sunday that came out of nowhere as if to strafe the circuit!

Perry had worked hard once again to put on a great show for the club but this year the best club stand went to the Register next door. A very nice line up of differing 80’s even if I found myself somewhat conflicted and parked amongst the other RAF trucks of John Place and Mark Roberts on the Register.
The boundary between the Register and the LRSOC was a tad fuzzy to say the least. However that meant there were enough folk about (some distinguished Register & LRSOC guests too) as a result to hear Perry’s latest missive on Flat Cap Johnny  ;D

At one point there were suggestions of the RAF threesome being allowed on the parade in formation but alas due to another classic car event coinciding on the day, time slots between races mean’t we were only allowed one vehicle per club per day  :undecided: Hey ho better luck next year maybe.

All in all numbers were down on last year but there was still some interest out there as a few prospective members came in for a chat. It was good to catch up with the news from other area reps with at least four of us there.

See you all next year maybe.
Malcolm
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #586 - Jun 15, 2022 - 16:23
Swapped NATO hitch for a 50mm Ball hitch to move a heavy caravan on neighbouring Caravan park, decided to use Eager Beaver to move the caravan instead, and put NATO hitch back on the 86"   At least I know all the bolts are free now!

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #587 - Jun 18, 2022 - 17:31
It's Saturday, it's sunny and it's off to the Stokesley Classic Car Show. Much bigger than last year, some one said over 700 cars.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #588 - Jun 18, 2022 - 19:25
Took the hub off - lost a stud on my recent adventure.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #589 - Jun 19, 2022 - 07:59
Hauled chairs and gazebos up to the church lawn for a village 'In Bloom' coffee morning.  Had to use 'Fido' and not the Disco 2 (see above) because I couldn't turn the alarm off on the key fob.  Discovered the problem... the house wi-fi was confusing the signal!  Inconvenient, but at least I know how to get into the car if it happens again... useful tip?

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #590 - Jun 19, 2022 - 10:29
Ignore that last suggestion — Disco won't let me in this morning, with Wi-Fi off or on.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #591 - Jun 19, 2022 - 11:18
Ignore that last suggestion — Disco won't let me in this morning, with Wi-Fi off or on.
Have you tried entering the EKA  code (I believe it is called), using the door key to enter the code?

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #592 - Jun 19, 2022 - 15:04
Ignore that last suggestion — Disco won't let me in this morning, with Wi-Fi off or on.

Be warned  . The computers are taking over the World . It will be your bank account next !

Offline Tye

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #593 - Jun 19, 2022 - 16:46
Reliability run and a tune up, see you dreckly.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #594 - Jun 19, 2022 - 17:53
Have you tried entering the EKA  code (I believe it is called), using the door key to enter the code?

Yes, but thereby hangs a tale which I wasn't going to go through in detail because it's not a Series 1 topic.  But now we're here, I will...

Unforunately the Security Card in the Service Manual lists the physidal door key number, and the radio code, but not the EKA.  The  non-franchised specialist dealer who sold me the car got straightway onto JLR on Friday morning giving the VIN and asking them to retreive the code, but it seems that the section that deals with such queries only works 0800-1100 on Fridays — hardly worth the journey in!  When it got to 1200 and we'd still not heard anything, we resigned ourselves to waiting the whole weekend for an answer.  A darn good job I'm not stuck on the hard shoulder of the M62!

But Friday night with the Wi-Fi turned off, the car remote fob worked (hence my posting above).  But today it's sulking again, so I'm still waiting to see if the EKA will do the trick.  Watch this space!

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What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #595 - Jun 21, 2022 - 12:15
I took mine out on the road this morning for the first time since the mid nineties. 

Just a short local run to settle things down and warm the oil for its first oil change in over 25 years (it was stored with fresh Visco Static 20/50).

The only major problem discovered so far is the front diff nose seal which seems to have forgotten what its function in life is. The brakes were less than inspiring - do they need bedding in or have I just forgotten what non-servo assisted SLS brakes are like?  At least it was pulling up (well slowing purposefully!) straight…

The water seems to be staying inside the cooling system so I’ll drain it and add proper coolant now.

The big decision is whether to continue painting it. The bulkhead was a no brainer as I had to do extensive repairs to it but I started stripping paint from the aluminium panels while using it as my daily transport in the eighties.

It’s on a set of later wheels that I bought for convenience so I need to get the (not very) original wheels (only one is marked 55 and was dated a few months after the car came off the production line) blasted…any recommendations for the sort of place to go/ process to use for this as they won’t fit in my small blast cabinet!


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #596 - Jun 21, 2022 - 12:37
Just to close off the EKA diversion above (and this will be the last about the disco, I promise!), there was some confusion because the necessary 4 digits were given as 138##... apparently 5 digits!  But it was eventually explained that the first two were the single number thirteen... which was a LOT of key turning in the lock.  But it worked, and I got in, and drove it out of range of any WiFi.  Still no response to key presses, so it's the receiver unit that needs replacing.  I can just get in and out with the key in the door (in the traditional Series 1 way), but I've temporarily taken the battery out of the fob to prevent it suddenly deciding to arm itself again.

Offline Trakgrip

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Reply #597 - Jun 21, 2022 - 13:58
^^ That is unlikely to help you, since unless the BCU has been reconfigured (i.e., non-standard) to allow it locking the car with the key still results in the immobiliser being set and requires a plip press or the EKA code to disarm it.

I went through a similar frustrating period with my Disco2 in about 2006 when the TETRA (Airwave) network went live in Dorset and it immediately became impossible to unlock by Disco2 if (and only if) it was parked on my drive, anywhere else - even the road at the end of the drive - and it was fine. An email to the TETRA network operator (which resulted in a reply stating that they couldn't possibly be responsible, although my technical investigation indicated that it was  overwhelmingly likely that they were) resulted in the problem going away and never returning (or at least, not yet).

I did, as a precaution, recode my BCU so that if the car is locked with the key it can be unlocked and remobilised with the key, if locked with the plip it must be unlocked and remobilised with the plip. It seemed to me that this was a more sensible configuration than the factory default.

Apologies for continuing the digression from Series Ones.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #598 - Jun 22, 2022 - 15:33
I changed oil in Old Mister Rattly Bones so out for a short run. Weston the husky and Dexter the Australian Shepherd were interested but unimpressed. Rain the Border Collie made himself scarce.

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Reply #599 - Jun 23, 2022 - 19:06
82F, sunny, and breeze. Suspended field work and took Old Mister Rattly Bones to the brewery.

 

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