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  1. lightning replied to the thread Looking to buy a 90 tdci.

    Just found this old thread that l started. Thanks for the advice, in the end we got a TD5 XS because my missus tried a TDCi and didn’t like it.

    Nov 20, 2019 at 12:51 PM
  2. lightning replied to the thread Coolant loss on 2.2tdci - EGR / head gasket?.

    Did you get this fault sorted?

    Nov 20, 2019 at 12:42 PM
  3. lightning replied to the thread New to TD5 ownership, some queries?.

    You should be able to achieve 26-28mpg from a TD5 Defender if driven with respect. lf there’s backlash in the transmission it can make the vehicle difficult to drive smoothly, particularly when changing gear, you will most likely find that it...

    Nov 20, 2019 at 9:08 AM
  4. lightning replied to the thread Missing OBD.

    Good idea to move it l guess, although it can’t be THAT far away from its normal position. So you should be able to find it.

    Nov 19, 2019 at 8:57 PM
  5. lightning replied to the thread The new defender!.

    Free crisps? At the LR dealer near me there’s a full complement of treats including various cakes, shortbread, biscuits and sundry nibbles

    Nov 19, 2019 at 6:22 PM
  6. lightning liked v8250's post in the thread The new defender!.

    I can't, I'm planning ahead for when they come onto the second hand market. Have tried to warrant putting through the company but don't do enough annual business miles and I can't bring myself to buy a new car on these PCP contracts as it's just...

    Nov 19, 2019 at 6:20 PM
  7. lightning replied to the thread Unusual but slightly disconcerting fault.

    OK Thanks for the advice. I better check the cruise control kit/wiring then.

    Nov 19, 2019 at 5:19 PM
  8. lightning replied to the thread Unusual but slightly disconcerting fault.

    Yes It’s a Nakatanenga kit and it works fine. It’s basically two buttons and a wiring harness

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:33 PM
  9. lightning replied to the thread Unusual but slightly disconcerting fault.

    Thanks for the advice. I thought that if the turbo bearings had failed then the oil could get into the engine and it run on that. Next time it happens l will take a chance and press the clutch, and the gas pedal a few times hopefully the engine...

    Nov 19, 2019 at 1:27 PM
  10. lightning posted a new thread.

    Unusual but slightly disconcerting fault

    Two or three times recently, after accelerating at low RPM (under 2,000) my 2005 Defender TD5 has carried on accelerating when l took my foot off the gas pedal. It’s quite sudden and strong acceleration Obviously l have immediately pressed the...

    Forum: TD5

    Nov 19, 2019 at 12:58 PM
  11. lightning replied to the thread Anybody replaced a Defender TD5 aircon condenser?.

    Thank you l will do it myself then. My aircon is still working but the condenser looked in a bit of a state so l decided to replace it.

    Nov 19, 2019 at 8:27 AM
  12. lightning posted a new thread.

    Anybody replaced a Defender TD5 aircon condenser?

    I’ve purchased a new aircon condenser for my Defender TD5 and wondered how easy it is to change over. I’m not sure whether to try myself, or pay the £150 l’ve been quoted by the local LR specialist. Obviously l will need to get the gas removed...

    Forum: Defender 90 / 110 / 130

    Nov 18, 2019 at 9:34 PM
  13. lightning replied to the thread Defender values.

    I tried a wanted advert on all the LR forums but had no replies at all Some of the best examples are also at dealers but prices are high, IRO £20,000 for a low mileage TD5 SW/XS Many aren’t selling at that money, some of the ones l looked at in...

    Nov 18, 2019 at 5:12 PM
  14. lightning posted a new thread.

    Defender TD5 XS front seats

    SOLD [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Pair of TD5 XS heated front seats for sale. Very good condition with no damage and good bolsters (not sagged) Heated elements all working. Price £250 SOLD Collection from Stockport, Cheshire area.

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    Forum: Land Rover Accessories & Parts

    Nov 17, 2019 at 10:48 PM
  15. lightning replied to the thread The new defender!.

    Are there any photos of the proposed 4x4 l looked online and there’s loads of corporate guff but no photos that l could find.

    Nov 17, 2019 at 8:32 PM