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New Hub Seal & Oil Checks.

As the Landy is getting a bit more use these days, I decided to give her a good check over for oil levels.

That’s when I noticed that one of my back wheels had a lot more oil & dirt on it that the others.

Further examination lead me to discover that the oil seal had failed!


Earning it’s Keep!

Here’s a couple of snaps of the Landy doing what she does best!

Surprisingly stable with all those bricks in the back, I nearly didn’t want to get rid of them, but check out those mud flaps dragging on the road!

Major Website Update

When I started this Blog, I was using Google Blogger and publishing to my own webspace. Google being Google, they moved the goalposts and I soon found that my blog could no longer be hosted on my own domain!

That was about two years ago and I’m afraid that the blog has been unmaintained ever since, but [...]

Northern Ireland Trip – May 2011

In May 2011 we set off on the Landy’s first real road trip from our home in Crewe to my parents in Portrush, Northern Ireland.

The route would via the Birkinhead/Belfast ferry with about 20 miles on the English side and 60 miles on the Irish side.

We were packed up and set off with some spare [...]

500 Mile Engine Service

Following the MOT in December 2009, the Land Rover has not been used too much due to miserable winter weather, but I’ve still managed to clock up about 500 miles on short trips to and from work. That means that it’s time for the engine’s first service. As I live quite close to ACR Automotive [...]


Thought I’d try my luck at fording!

Found the closest ford on the OS explorer map located near Bridgemere. Susan even packed her wellies ready to check the route prior to driving through.

It’s on Dingle Lane here! Turns out there was only 2cm of water flowing, barely enough to get the tyres wet!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Over the last few weeks I had noticed a bit of a rattle from the Land Rover when on the road, so I thought I’d better check it out and see what the problem was.

Turns out that I may have forgotten to tighten up the propshaft nuts to the transfer box at the hand [...]


See this….. That’s mine, that is!


So – booked the Land Rover in for it’s MOT test for Friday 27th November in a small garage recommended by the guys at Land Ranger Services in Middlewitch. The drive from my house to the garage would be about fourteen miles, so it gave a good chance to get a feel for the drive [...]

Pre MOT Round UP

It’s been over a month since I’ve updated this blog, so I had better provide a round up of what I’ve been up to in the last few weeks.

After fitting the seat belts, next on the agenda was a tidy up of the electrical wiring using some p-clips.

The steering linkage, box and wheel [...]