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December 3, 2017

Episode 2 – Search & Rescue

Episode 2 of the Green Oval Podcast meets with James who is the Wyre Forest Land Search Training Manager for the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA)

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November 30, 2017

How many Land Rovers?

Ever wondered how many Land Rover's there are still on the road? Well I did some digging and it turns out the DVLA publish the figures. Next time you think of breaking a Land Rover for parts remember there are not that many left.
November 14, 2017

Episode 1 – Dragged through Flatdog backwards

We meet Stuart to find out about his Land Rover journey, his latest purchase (Land Rover 110) and why he is spending a week in the Sahara Desert with me and some Spaniards.

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October 31, 2017

Salisbury Plain off-road weekend

Since we entered the 2018 Santana Trophy we thought we better get some off-road time in and test the equipment, people & the Land Rovers. We chose Salisbury Plain because it's roughly the same distance for all of us to get to and because there is plenty of space to get off-road.
October 25, 2017

Land Rover 110 300tdi coolant bleed hose issue

Taking the bleed hose off to check it, although we had no idea what it did we thought it best to check it. Looks like the hoses are not meant to be removed from the injector, we guess it’s a throw away part. Well what do you know, as Andy squeezed the pipe like it was a teenager with acne and out came a oozing stream of a clay like substance. I guess that was why nothing was passing through it.
July 30, 2017

Santana Trophy 2018

We have signed up for the 2018 Santana Trophy (what have we done!)

The Santana Trophy is a tribute, a homage to the past, to the classic Land Rovers and to the pioneers in rally raids like the Paris-Dakar or Camel Trophy.

Santana Trophy is a race made up of 7 stages (200KM across Morocco) driving Land Rover's. Navigation, orientation, driving-ability tests and rescues are all part of the day to day of the event.
June 24, 2017

Fitting a Land Rover Defender 110 Cubby box

The FCX cubby box features two cup holders at the front, a slot for a radio or CB and a massive cubby box, all enclosed in solid metal. A robust lock on top means that someone is going to have to spend some time trying to break into this, it also locks the CB/Radio slot when the lid is closed. The cubby compartment is cavernous, I kept adding things and thinking there is still space for more.
May 28, 2017

Exhaust back box change Land Rover 110 300Tdi

Work has started on the Land Rover 110 300 Tdi to get it ready for a summer road trip, first job was to replace the rear exhaust section. The exhaust has rusted completely through between the back box and the tail pipe, the tail pipe was only held on by the hanger.
May 20, 2017
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Landrover Defender 110 – 300 Tdi

Its been a few years since we have had a Landrover in the family so it felt like time to fix that. So after a bit of searching in the usual places of autotrader, Landrover owner international and ebay I came across this beauty. It's a 1997 110 300Tdi thats done 160,000 miles, not quite a classic but fast becoming one.