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by V8Granite
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5781
Views: 154546

Re: Your fleet running reports

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CX8AAOSwEN5dcxFk/s-l225.jpg This is the valve assembly from a 4 speed 722.3 gearbox, which itself is essentially a 3 speed with an overdrive in a permanent housing on the box. To get a permanent first gear start you simply change a ball bearing and adjust a spring. Al...
by V8Granite
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Y2K Bug - Q for IT Guys
Replies: 20
Views: 344

Re: The Y2K Bug - Q for IT Guys

Apparently on our control systems we had to give a guarantee and this had to be proven with a live test.

I don’t know if this meant we wound the clock forward and saw if the ship sunk or not but I think they all managed to stay upright :D

Dave!
by V8Granite
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Y2K Bug - Q for IT Guys
Replies: 20
Views: 344

Re: The Y2K Bug - Q for IT Guys

I remember working in Quality Audit whole all this was going on and people were genuinely worried. It was incredibly easy to lose your ISO rating (it was ISO9000 at the time) so we had a team going round all the departments making sure we were compliant. It was a massive money maker for people as al...
by V8Granite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

The one the Royal Marines use off landing craft for a time had a snorkel above the roof and a rear floor full of holes and some lead blocks. Straight to the ocean floor and drive right out. I can’t imagine after a few years of that the sea water will have left any steel on the thing though. I took t...
by V8Granite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

I’ve been over the bonnet due to utter stupidity and my brain instantly pictures S shapes connecting rods and lots of clacking noises. I had a wading blanket but it was mainly luck. Anything above the top of the tyres and I’ll aim to get out as soon as possible. Plus, sinking to the bottom is exactl...
by V8Granite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

The only thing stopping the pre TD5 defenders going any deeper were axle and gearbox breathers. £40 later and you have a wading depth of a metre.

Your feet will get wet mind you.

Dave!
by V8Granite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5781
Views: 154546

Re: Your fleet running reports

Looks great 8-)

Dave!
by V8Granite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

The 90 on steelies in green looks the business! I know this is the new Defender, but are the army and farmers going to buy it (or be able to afford it?) for tooling around the great outdoors? Or will it just be the latest must-have for the school run? Definitely not with air suspension and various ...
by V8Granite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

It’s now a monocoque chassis so it would be quite difficult to turn it into a pick up wouldn’t it? It has 85 different ECUs so god bless the future owners who have them out of warranty :lol: I notice the snorkel has no effect on the wading depth as well. Wonder if that's due to the mounting locatio...
by V8Granite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Green Laning report
Replies: 90
Views: 2232

Re: Green Laning report

That looks like a great area to play in 8-)

You can do some really good weekend drives with camping aswell.

Dave!
by V8Granite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

Chequer plate on that is no different than the cheap tat chrome Marc’s are putting on their cars, hateful shit. Some textured rubber like on the Cactus door would do the job. I wonder if they will do a pick-up version because as it stands not a single utility company would buy one. There are still a...
by V8Granite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Let’s off-road !!
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Let’s off-road !!

That is quite fast though. Something like that I’m normally in 2nd just above idle, so a fast walk. I’ve dented a rim from hitting a rock when I was concentrating on one side too much but it’s never damaged the tyre luckily. Did you run standard pressures? Can you get steel wheels for yours ? I’d im...
by V8Granite
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Your fleet running reports
Replies: 5781
Views: 154546

Re: Your fleet running reports

My understanding was that it’s actually quite difficult to get a proper level checked without a dipstick ? I know Merc just have caps on the ML and you need a service dipstick (I know, fucktardery) to get a good level. I’m 15,000 miles past when mine should have been done as it appears that the firs...
by V8Granite
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Arthritis
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Arthritis

Ok, it made no difference :roll:

Dave!
by V8Granite
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Arthritis
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Arthritis

It has helped my friend Glenn out with his massively. Yep still his advice which helped the pain out with me. I’m not saying it’s a cure for chalky arthritic bones by any stretch but there are lots of ways to help. This doesn’t apply to Gav as he isn’t fat but my MIL who had 2 knee operations and wa...
by V8Granite
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Moaning
Topic: Arthritis
Replies: 16
Views: 326

Re: Arthritis

I’m in the toughen up buttercup camp :P Lots of pro-active work helps. I used to get very painful hands, elbows and knees. If I had long days of heavy work, especially grip work I’d wake up with claws for hands and had to prise my fingers open and start to get them moving. Now I’m pretty good, I tak...
by V8Granite
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toyota Land Cruiser
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: Toyota Land Cruiser

The biggest problem we ever got with the LC we had in Cabinda was removing the tapered washers when doing a wheel bearing. Bloody hateful things which either popped off beautifully with a tap or welded themselves to the hub. We had a P38 at the same time which was much more fun but needed airbags, s...
by V8Granite
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: Italian Car Hire lottery
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Italian Car Hire lottery

Pretty much our set up but we have a roof.

If it’s me and 1 child we take the Defender.

If it’s her and 1 child she takes the TT.

As a family we take the ML and hopefully in the spring, the 500e.

The TT boot is surprisingly large aswell, I have even popped The dog in their before.

Dave!
by V8Granite
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 811
Views: 10951

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

I’m enjoying his sense of drive.

The exchange rate for me is going up and down like a drunk in a lift though :lol:

Dave!
by V8Granite
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: 2020 LR Defender
Replies: 150
Views: 1672

Re: 2020 LR Defender

Separate arches, separately fixed roof, thin pillars, lovely.

Dave!