As a professional mechanic working in a properly set up workshop is too easy when servicing vehicles. Oil drainers are designed to collect draining oil from a vehicle when raised up on a ramp. What becomes difficult with a routine oil and filter change is when you are stuck without suitable lifting equipment and the correct drainage and storage equipment. Garages will drain, store and pay a company to collect waste oils for disposal. This is included in the garage servicing bill. As DIY enthusiasts we want to service our vehicle without paying those sorts of bills. Continue reading
Recently the Land Rover Toolbox Videos were given a challenge to test and review the Paddock Heavy Duty Valve Spring Compressor PM1240. This opportunity we snatch up without second thought. We do love to put tools through their paces. As the name implies, the ‘Heavy Duty Valve Spring Compressor’ is designed for use an a variety of different applications for diesel engine cylinder heads including truck applications. It is the same as those found in truck garages and well suited to the Land Rover engines which by their nature have cylinder head valves that are larger than a small 16 valve car engine. Continue reading
Buying a second hand vehicle can be quite a minefield. When you’re buying a second hand Land Rover it can be even more of a task! Is the vehicle original?, does it have it’s original engine?, why does the log book say ?……… You get the jist!
When buying a ‘project’ vehicle you expect there to be faults with the vehicle that will need sorting. It wouldn’t be a project without these jobs needing to be done.
This series of Videos from Trailerfitters Toolbox shows you what to look for when buying a Defender as a project vehicle (in this case a pre-Defender 110). Continue reading
In the last few years, there has been an enormous increase in the popularity of off-road vehicles. More than ever in our environmentally-conscious world, all those who own or use any off-road vehicle must have a better knowledge on how, when and where to drive them off tarmac.
In this section, David Bowyer, who, incidentally started his school in 1986 in Devon, begins by going back to basics. The next chapters will cover all aspects of off-road driving. In this part David covers the first part of preparation. ‘Preparation’ is contained within three sections: Preparing your vehicle, preparing yourself and passengers and preparing the route you intend to take. Remember those three ‘P’s’. Continue reading