Uprated Alternator

I have long wanted a better alternator than the standard 65A unit to be able to rapidly recharge both batteries, run the various lights and heaters in winter or run the winch without rapidly depleting the battery, and had planned in the future on fitting one of the 100A upgrade kits (I really only needed […]

PAS: Defender upper column completed

There isn’t a lot to say here, because it was just the completion of the groundwork set by the last few days.  The stalk switches are all wired up and tested, and I resolved the malfunctioning of the “Smart Screen” intermittent wiper and auto wipe with washer jet box (bypassed to original SIII function yesterday), […]

Split Washer Bottle

The Defender reservoir bottle for the windscreen washers has split along its bottom seam.  Why, I don’t know – it hasn’t been hit or exposed to anything other than mild temperatures.  As a temporary repair, I removed the bottle, put it through the dishwasher and then sealed the split with a 1/2″ wide, 1/8″ thick […]

Aaarrggghh!!! Bloody Land Rovers!

OK, clearly not a happy update!  In a nutshell, the 109 seems to be trying to commit suicide at the moment.  

Heated WIndscreens and Side Demisting

Last winter’s driving wasn’t a great deal of fun.  I had plenty of freezing fog to deal with on my early drive to work, and scraping the windscreen at 0400 while trying to avoid waking the neighbours is bad enough, but to have to do so every fifty yards until the engine warms up is […]