"Much Truth Be Hidden in Jest"
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- Should I buy a Series Rover or a Defender/Disco/RR?
- To find the answer to this question, post one note explaining that
you feel that Series Rover owners are backward technology fearing anal
anoraks, then follow it with another note stating that you feel that Defender/Disco/RR
owners are stuck up cel-phone heads who couldn't tell a lugnut from a macadamia
nut. Ask everyone to respond to you direct, and watch your mailbox fill.
(Be sure to cc Dixon Mike F) :-) [BM]
- How do I stop the drips on my leaky transfer case?
- First drain the oil. Then replace the plug. This should solve the problem.
- How do I get my wife/husband to agree to purchasing a Land Rover?
- You don't. Just buy it, get divorced, and then convince the judge to
award you alimony to help support your "baby". [RS]
- What is the best source for parts for a Land Rover?
- Any Land Rover close enough to get there and back before sun-up, but
far enough away that its owner doesn't know you. [RS]
- How many Land Rover Owners does it take to change a lightbulb?
- At least nine. The relative merits of genuine parts versus aftermarket
products must be discussed, with of course, the consideration of the value
of equivalent, common, american replacements, which leads to a lively symposium
about the validity of non-original Land Rovers, degenerating into a heated
argument about which particular Land Rover model is the best, incorporating,
naturally, a joke about a Corgi or Dinky model being the best, starting
a comparison of various miniature Land Rover collections, culminating with
a trading frenzy, whilst the remaining participants rehash the benefits
of cooking on a galvanized grill versus the resulting toxicity. Eventually
the bulb *is* replaced, at which point, seeing as how it's Lucas Electrics,
it promptly burns out again. [RS]
- Which is the best Land Rover to own?
- One you havent paid for yet. [MR]
- How do I tell if I got one of the export Land Rovers with the zinc
- This is best done by taste. You dip your finger up to the first joint
in crankcase oil. If it has a sort of taste like chewing tinfoil (chew
some to find out what it tastes like first), you are fine and have a proper
steel crank.If it has a blackened-redfish taste to it, you have a zinc
crank and should immediately buy a Buick. [RPR]
- Are Land Rover Owners generally patient people?
- Land Rover owners are very patient people If we weren't, we'd drive
Buicks without Lucas electrical parts in them. I remember a bar in West
Virginia where I waited almost 3 minutes for my beer before driving my
Land Rover through the front doors and burning the place to the ground.
But I hear Dixon has a temper, especially when he is out of Guinness. [RPR]
- What about the Anti-Lock Brake System factory installed in Series Land
- Actually, Land Rover introduced a form of antilock braking system back
in the late forties which deployed air pockets in the brake lines maintained
by calibrated "leaks" around the seals and pipe unions. This
forces the operator to pump the pedal 4 to 7 times before full pressure
is achieved, thus keeping the wheels from locking up. This system was so
succesful that it was maintained as standard in all series vehicles and
early Range Rovers. It was also such a reliable system, it could always
be counted on to work.
- A new system, introduced within the last few years, is "ABS".
This is really nothing more than an automated version of the original system.
Once the pedal is depressed, the system automatically and rapidly pumps
the brakes up. [RT]
- Why are Land Rover tailights full of water?
- This, in fact, is a standard feature of the "City" model
as opposed to the "County". The Solihull design team correctly
identified the need for water-cooled brake lights for use in city environments
where the brake light is on for extended periods. It can be ordered from
most LR outlets, as can the top-up kit consisting of:
(a)One litre of Lens-Water
(c.) grease, dielectric. [ML]
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Kenner, 1995, 1996.
Last modified 29 October 1996.
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