1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Disabling my Landy

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by TheWarden, Feb 3, 2010.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. TheWarden

    TheWarden Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southampton
    Having seen a few too many posts on stolen landys and seeing as I'll be going on holiday soon - leaving the Landy on the driveway - what is the best way to intentionally disable the engine?

    I figure on leaving the transfer box in neutral and to make my own life easy, remove key fuses - but which ones should I remove?
     
  2. Dent

    Dent New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Posts:
    1,051
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North shropshire
    If it's diesel there's not much point, a couple of wires and it's running, better to put it on stands, take the prop off or leave it a mates.
     
  3. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Posts:
    14,902
    Likes Received:
    2,516
    Location:
    Doncaster
    ... the battery ... ;)
     
  4. Dent

    Dent New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Posts:
    1,051
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North shropshire
    Pikey's keep a pocket full of them :D
     
  5. *minty*

    *minty* Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Posts:
    20,581
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Cotswolds
    park it outside my house :D
     
  6. [JP]

    [JP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    3,980
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newbury, Berks
    If was me, I would take the steering wheel off, props, 2 wheels, battery and drain all the diesel.
     
  7. Missing Link

    Missing Link New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Posts:
    653
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colchester, Essex
    As has been said fuses are easy to replace/bypass especially if its a diesel. Battery isolator is good provided the back of it is enclosed and difficult to get to. I have even seen one with a padlock hasp covering the isolator as the key is fairly common.

    All you can hope to do is make it difficult and put the thieves off. Otherwise you are into wheelclamps, chaining etc.
     
  8. Cossie David

    Cossie David New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Posts:
    246
    Likes Received:
    0
    Make or print a sticker that reads "vehicle fitted with tracker" the sort that nicks thease vehicles wont want the police following them around as they will find the other ones they have nicked
     
  9. TheWarden

    TheWarden Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southampton
    What about the old trick of leaving a Haynes manual on the passenger seat open at the engine section with the fuse panel left open....?
     
  10. landrovermilfer

    landrovermilfer Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Posts:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    mid wales
    if youre really that worried about it , put it on stands and remove the wheels ....although that wont stop a hiab ....park it as far from the road as possib;le then park something else between it and the road , preferably a sherman tank.........
    for normal day to day security i would recommend a clutch claw and / or a disklok
     
  11. SCOTSMAN

    SCOTSMAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Posts:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    I have a cut off switch, 2 krook lock type things, a great big chain round the steering wheel and one attached to the a ground anchor. As tesco say every little helps, it all slows the thiefs down.
     
  12. jimbot90

    jimbot90 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Posts:
    4,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    notts/derbys area
    landmines?
     
  13. Leon.

    Leon. Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Posts:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    west kirby, wirral, uk
    wire a battery threw the steering wheel. that should shock them. though i think if you killed them you would not have a leg to stand on in the man slorter case that will follow.

    on a serious note.

    remove the props, battery, wheel.
     
  14. Langers

    Langers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Posts:
    3,162
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kent or Shropshire
    Most simple way to do it is a hidden battery isolator switch. It's not the perfect solution but it will definitely slow most thieves down.
     
  15. trax99

    trax99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Posts:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    take a wheel off and leave it on axle stands, remove an outer wing, drop the headling down, and leave a few rusty bits of steel sheet leaning next to it - the thieving bastards will think it's a right shed and leave it alone - mine was parked up in similar states by my lock up last year and even when I left the doors unlocked for a few days ( forgot to lock em manually - battery went flat) no bugger touched it
     
  16. si844

    si844 New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Posts:
    368
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southport, North-west
    as u may have read - mine was nicked couple weeks back. they deffo lifted it up (hiab or flatbed n winch). if they is doin that then theres not a lot u can do apart from making it difficult to get to. a tracker seems best option to me, so least u have a chance of getting it back
     
  17. trax99

    trax99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Posts:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Montgomeryshire
    fook me, where are you lot living!!!
    thievin bastids with hiabs after old landys
    so glad I live in mid wales, no bugger looks twice at ya landy
     
  18. SCOTSMAN

    SCOTSMAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Posts:
    1,981
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire

    Dont of much going missing round these parts but better safe than sorry.
     
  19. Kano

    Kano Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Posts:
    238
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    East Africa
    Get a tracker connected to GSM network. Will ring your cellphone if someone tampers with it, you can track the car, and disable the engine from your phone.

    No, I don't have one on my landies. When in odd places, got a couple of guys snoring close by with AK47s, though. So far it seems to work...
     
  20. si844

    si844 New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Posts:
    368
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southport, North-west
    Haha. love it. if only we cud get away with that here
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >