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New wiring loom.

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by G.B, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. G.B

    G.B Member

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    Hi Guys. I have a 30 year old 110 defender that used to be a V8, however some years ago she had a 300TDI fitted, The wiring loom is in a right old state and lots of it has been chopped and changed by someone who is either colour blind or just didn't give a toss about the next person to own the old girl and that happens to be me. I am considering getting a new loom and have been on the phone to Autosparks and they have suggested a V8 loom with a 200tdi engine loom that should be compatible, this will however cost 580quid. I just wanted to know if anyone has come across the same problem? If so and should I just bight the bullit or is there a cheeper alternative. Please bear in mind I am a chef by trade and electrickery is sorcery as far as i can see. I just want the best and cheepest sollution, if thats the loom then so be it but if there is another way then I would be interested to know. Thanks in advance..
     
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    Best and cheapest never go together really. Not on Landys anyway.

    If you're intending to keep it for a while it will be a really good investment. Autosparks are the market leader and have a very good reputation. Take the old one out carefully, and look at how it has been fitted, paying attention to two things:- Firstly how it was protected on sharp edges and turns. And secondly look for damage where it wasn't fit with as much care as it could - and find a way to improve that. The worst area is behind the instrument cluster because it's so tightly packed, so anything you can do to distribute it evenly and pad it on edges will be more than the factory ever did!