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  • Land Rover Defender heater intake snow cowl

    Fitting a Land Rover heater intake snow cowl

    Over the past few months the Land Rover has been running around without a heater box. I had to remove it to fix the heater blower motor which was not working due to water coming through the heater intake on the wing. It had been like this since I bought…

  • The newly flared pipe ready to be attched to the braided hose

    Photos: Fitting new front brake pipes to a Land Rover Defender

    At the end of last year, the Land Rover was off the road for a while as a brake pipe burst. It was caused by corrosion, that hadn’t been picked up by the MOT man a few months earlier! The brake pipe that burst, was the one which feeds the…

  • An easy way to stop your seat belt getting trapped in the door of your Land Rover Defender

    How to stop trapping your seat belt in the door of your Land Rover!

    I recently had an email question from a reader: This is my second Land Rover Defender 110 and I have had the same problem with both. Although it is minor it is frustrating, the seat belt continually gets caught in the door latch, do you know of any way I…

  • Check the level, and top up if necessary using EP90 oil.

    How to top up the diff oil on a Land Rover

    Being a bit bored the other day, I would thought I would check out the diff oil levels (as you do!) on the Land Rover 110. Its a simple job that takes 5-10 minutes, so I thought it would make a good blog post, so here it is! Topping up…

  • The new oil and engine flush

    How to change the engine oil on a Land Rover Tdi

    With my Land Rover 110 running vegetable oil, regular engine oil changes are very important. Some residue from the vegetable oil can end up in the engine oil, and in worst case scenarios, turn the engine oil to sludge! So as I have had the 110 a few months now,…

  • Preparing the passenger side for painting

    Roller painting a Land Rover Defender 110

    If you have been following the painting progress on Twitter or Instagram, then you will know that last week I took advantage of the spell of decent weather to repaint the Land Rover 110. The 110 has been looking shabby ever since I had bought it. The marine blue paint…

  • How to drive off road in your Land Rover 90 or 110

    Here is a great video produced by Land Rover in the 1980’s on how to drive your Land Rover 90 or 110 off road. Although the video concentrates on the 90 and 110 (Defender) models, this video will also apply to any manual Range Rover of the same age. It…

  • A clear MOT fail - rust around the A-frame mount!

    How to weld up the A-frame cross-member on a Land Rover

    The other week, my recent purchase, the Land Rover 110, failed its MOT due to some rusty holes around the A frame mounting. I was not happy, it was the only part of the Land Rover I hadn’t checked when I purchased it a few weeks earlier – sods law!…

  • This is my firts stage filtering - 77micron filter straight into the holding tank (water butt)

    How to filter vegetable oil for use as fuel

    I have wrote an article before about using waste vegetable oil as fuel on a small scale before, but now that I have a Land Rover that has a vegetable oil conversion, I have had to up scale my processing capability as I can now use more of it. I…

  • The paint job completed

    Photos: Roller painting the Land Rover Series 2

    My Land Rover series 2 was in dire need of a fresh coat of paint. It was currently residing in a faded nato green which had been painted on top of marine blue. So back in April this year, I took a few days to paint the Land Rover in…

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