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    2006 T1N Turbodiesel Sprinter Van - Full Interior Conversion

    This is pretty much a perfect set-up. Not overkill, basically what you need. If this was a couple years from now when I'm ready to retire, this would be a no brainer. GLWS, nice Sprinter.
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    LR3 PM for latent "flatbed" breakdowns

    Where do you live? My biggest issue with the LR3 was the Can-bus wiring that runs behind the rear drivers side wheel and is exposed to water and especially road salt. Salt would get in, corrode a couple of wires, short them out, down to bump stops. LR added a condom like sleeve to put over the...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    That's why this thread has reached 125 pages. Someone says something nice and someone else just has to crap on it. I think Red Rover is fully aware these are different beasts but, in some instances, folks can't afford to buy more than one vehicle and will need to compromise. I'm really feeling...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    110 pages of going around in circles, still an entertaining read with my morning coffee. Wonder if it will, at some point, like that poor tiger, turn into butter? :)
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    New Defender News

    Yup, agreed, any of the BMW's that went through our household always had higher repair bills than the Rovers. The vehicle that surprised me the most though was my wife's Mercedes 240. I did over her period of ownership have to replace all the coil springs at different times, she didn't quite...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Still my all-time favorite LR ad. At least three of my friends saw this ad, thought of me, cut it out of the magazine and gave it to me. :) Take about being stereotyped.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    People literally drive across the entire country on dirty roads and through mountain pass roads in 2wd cars..................never even blink an eye at an overland vehicle. What most of the world really drives in the places we wish we could take our overland vehicles.👇 I do remember a bunch of...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Well, it was sitting at about 370,000 kms, it needed all the control arms, rear brakes, emergency brake and the control box for the AB coil conversion kept acting up. I’d had to replace the instrument cluster, rad, coolant expansion tank and the conversion to coils, etc to the tune of about $6k...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    OK, P38, my P38 had over 225K miles when I passed it on to a new owner. It saw the tow truck a couple of times, first during my first week of ownership, compressor was tired and dropped it to bump stops. Got a new compressor and an EAS buddy box and never had that issue again. Traveled all over...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    270K miles on it when it went to its next owner, original engine, never had to do head gaskets, only thing that ever required it going on a tow truck was when the starter died. Even then, I could have bump started it (5 speed) and driven it to the repair shop. It had much less rust (next to...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I've had 5 different LR's over 18-19 years; D1, P38, D2, D1 300TDi and LR3. Were they cheap to fix? Not normally but they were less than my wife's BMW and Mercedes she had over that time as well. None of them were really all that bad, except for the D2. I always bought them well out of warranty...
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    New Defender News

    Agreed, page after page of the same damn thing.
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    Random Scenic Shots

    Had to look at something like this today after a 25 cm (10") dump of fresh snow last night with snow squalls and another 10cm on its way!
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    ...and I went and bought (another) P38

    My 97 4.0 was one of my favorite vehicles. EAS held the air the bags perfectly, unlike my later LR3. Added valve stems to the valve block, unplugged the weak compressor, topped up the bags every couple of weks and enjoyed driving it for over 215,000 miles before it went to its next owner.
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