I am man! Defender! Provider! Mechanic!
what year was the 200tdi fitted … its not an original 200tdi if its an 88
its only a year newer than mine… looks nicer in bonetti grey though
shame about the chequer plate rash its sporting.
is it a geniune CSW or a conversion – if its the former its LEZ compliant if its the latter then its very very difficult to get them to recognise it.Posted 4 years agov8ninetySubscriber
Looks lovely. Hope you pair grow old happily together, a Land Rover should be for life. [pedantmode]its not a Defender, it’s a Land Rover 110. Be proud to own a ‘predefender’ Land Rover, if you will! (Mines a 1986, and I get a tiny bit picky if someone calls it a Defender. Not as bad as when it gets called a Jeep, mind you! [\pedantmode]Posted 4 years ago
Have got myself a new project/toy. Mainly for helping with access at the coppice as well as allowing me to sling oily chainsaws, muddy dogs, food-splattered children into without worrying about the two-tone leatherette.
Looks better from a distance, up close it looks every one of it’s 25yrs of age. There’s plenty of work to be done to the body panels, hinges, window rubbers etc. But mechanically it’s brilliant. 1988 200 TDi engine that the last owner paid a bundle to have moved over to a new galv chassis.
However, top of the list of things that needed sorting was the gaping hole where the gasket should have been on the exhaust manifold. Although I’ll take on most practical challenges Ive never before worked on an engine. At least with a landy engine it’s of a technical complexity that I can have a crack at and requires no more complicated specialist tools than a range of hammers.
Manifolds off last night, old crapped-out gasket out, new one in this morning and everything back together again and it only bloody runs!! 😀 😀 😀
Off to give it a proper test run now…
Posted 4 years agogrowingladMember
Nice one Stoner….proper mans car
I was driving along the other day and thought…hmmmm….I need a 110/defender….chuck bikes in the back. Kids can climb all over it, don’t have to worry too much when the winter kicks in….yep…I’m definitely chopping in my current car and buying a landrover…
Spent all day happy and excited…..got in from work and had an investigation….
….obviously this being Switzerland, like everything else….they are silly money…even if you can find a diesel one…..
One day…one day…Posted 4 years agoMussEdSubscriber
Landyzone? no thanks… to my astonishment the place was less welcoming and cliquey-er than here. Lasted two posts! Bunch of @@@@s not interested in sharing their experiences or knowledge to a newcomer…found another forum where they were. and they seem to to call them trucks – sorry if you’re on Lzone Trail_rat – I know you’d be happy to see a newbie right…Posted 4 years ago
trail rat – no idea when the 200TD1 was put in.
As you rightly point out in 88 it would have been a 19J originally.
It is an original SW though
(VIN: SALLD H (110″) M (Defender 5 door Station Wagon) B 7 (I think it has an R380 in it) EA325xxx)
Checker plate is staying – I think it’s load bearing now 🙂
Lamp bar is coming off, I shall refurb it then put it on eBay.
The bulk head is a bit rusted at the A pillars – going to grind and patch that. The bulk head in the seat wells/engine bay is still just about OK, but will get kurusted/painted/waxoiled of the summer.
Im afraid it’s called a “Defender” because it is “Fender” from one of Son#1 books.
When I get all geeky about it, I might too wince at it not being called a 110″. But not till then.
Back with some ramps from dad’s, so I shall change all the fluids later this week. Oh joy. That’s £100 of juice. At least it runs much more quietly now that the exhaust takes the approved route out of the block…
Oh, and those ridiculous wheels are coming off, for some 6.5″ steels and some new mainly road style rubber.Posted 4 years ago
sharkbait – 😉 with the self justification. But in my defence I did take the freelander down to the coppice the other day and tried to drive it in and out. Without a low range, diff lock, bit of clearance…it was…fun. And there was a distinct air of eau de clutch when I got out.Posted 4 years ago
“Oh, and those ridiculous wheels are coming off, for some 6.5″ steels and some new mainly road style rubber.”
just stick ATs on …. all the difflock in the world wont help if you cant grip – you really wont be doing alot of road miles in a 110 unless your a midget !
People mock my frontera i have just now for a beater but with a set of ATs on the rear it was pulling pick ups on road tires out of ditches for its living in the winter 😉Posted 4 years ago
Those are quite expensive tyres I gather (£125 a corner) but only 1/4 tread left, and Ive been given some rims which I can refurb. I have my eye on some ATs on ebay ATM – I already have AT2s on the freelander.
Wont be doing more than 100 miles a week, but only 4 of those will be offroad.
Again, you’re superior geeky knowledge wins tiger/trail rat 🙂Posted 4 years ago
The R380 had come up in a conversation (because there’s a 200 in there), but yes it’s actually the original LT77.
1/4 worn – stick em on ebay – youll get enough money for new tires…..
big beefy treads go for stupid money even when perished ive noticed – i keep looking for cheapo offroader tires i can abuse for a bit – it never happens even knackered ones go for silly dosh.
i would normally say dont discount remoulds for offroad but itll be much nicer on the roads with some BFG ATs than remould insa turbos.Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
Have you been trailer hunting too?
Back to your OP, wire brush the threads of the manifold studs, then soak them in plus gas before you attempt to remove them. If you can get a hold of some flank drive sockets (snap on stylee) you’ll stand a much better chance of getting the nuts off without losing too much skin. The good thing with a Land Rover engine bay is that there is a ton or room to work in. Whipping the bonnet off is dead easy too.Posted 4 years ago
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