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oh. I didn't see that coming.
« on: November 18, 2013, 20:21:49 »
So it seems that accidentally I have managed to relegate the defender to the position of second car.  It all started innocently enough, I was merely borrowing the jimny till dad gets going again after the hip op but I have kinda fallen for the little scamp. It's quiet, warm, dry, comfy, has a decent stereo, runs on the cheap stuff and hardly sips it compared to the defender, its super easy in town. it could be a bit further off the ground but I still have the defender if I need that sort of thing.  So yeah it's not a bad thing.
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Re: oh. I didn't see that coming.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 18:43:38 »
That's how it starts  :sad:

The snow'll come and she won't start for you.... be warned
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 20:00:35 »
The amount of time and money and effort put into that defender if it dares tricks like that it will be introduced to a book of matches.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 06:08:48 »
the matches will just fizzle out on the damp carpet.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 22:42:19 »
There's always room for another member of the family.




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Re: oh. I didn't see that coming.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 17:21:05 »
So  most of a month in and the best thing really is the heater, it is so nice being outside all day and being able to get in and be warm in 5 minutes rather than 5 miles in the defender.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 17:14:57 »
Eberspacher diesel heater and a Defender make the best of buddies.

Was a tad cold today so for the first time this year I have set the heater in the defender to come on in the morning tomorrow so that'll come out to a toasty warm and dry truck.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2013, 17:33:25 »
You sound like you are trying to re convert me like you think I have lost my way.   :grin:  :huh:
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 16:58:15 »
Well this morning I came out to a still  frozen truck, with the heater showing a fault code.... so yeah... like I said... eberspacher and landrover make perfect buddies.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 05:27:10 »
Oops  :grin: :grin: :lipsrsealed:
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Re: oh. I didn't see that coming.
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 19:35:36 »
My FBH works - just can't let it run for the full 30 minutes if I actually want to drive anywhere (flattens battery!)
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Re: oh. I didn't see that coming.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 11:37:07 »
Same here, mine is quite happy to take the chill off the cab for 5 or ten minutes before, but the full half hour will leave me with a lovely warm place to sit (but not much more!)
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 12:14:33 »
I hardly ever use the timer to start the heater these days, rather use the remote control from the comfort of my bed.  I can leave mine for the full 30 mins if required, mainly when very frosty/frozen, but I do have a leisure battery to power it.  Good old Eberspacher gets up to temp and then turns the blowers on.  Nice and toasty when I come out to drive to the office ;-)
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2014, 18:13:51 »
My eber can run all night/day on the aux Battery (have done so while camping often) but it's not the type that heats the water system.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 01:16:02 »
I need to get my eber fitted :-(