Anti-theft on a Tdi? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old March 23rd, 2006, 11:38 PM
Chaucer
Status: Offline
Will
93 110 | 97 90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: WA
Posts: 583
Anti-theft on a Tdi?

For those of you that converted to a Tdi, or that have always run a Tdi, how do you keep it secure? Since I have a V8 with an ECU, I have a RFID ECU interrupt/cut-off. Since the Tdi's (300/2.5) are much more simple and don't have an ECU, how can you install something to make theft harder? As in if the thief wants your rig, he'll get it eventually, but how do you slow them down?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old March 24th, 2006, 12:33 AM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
I have a fuel shutoff. If I park in a suspect area I turn the fuel off. There is an alarm-spec TDI setup available with lots of sensors and stuff, so you could assemble a system using factory parts, but I imagine it would be somewhat expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 24th, 2006, 06:17 AM
Cube II's Avatar
Cube II
Status: Offline
Michele
1997 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Italy
Posts: 900
Registry
Post

I'm considering to fit a de-mountable race steering wheel by OMP.
It's a weird idea which has always tempted me,and sounds effective.

If you think,unless they have a trailer,how could they drive away?


I'm interested into knowing more about the fuel cutoff as well,
if Jim wants to share
__________________
Michele
D90 VNTdi
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
+109" IIA ex-military

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sketches and doodles:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[O]===[O]
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old March 24th, 2006, 06:58 AM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
The Tdi only needs one wire to run the engine. (other than the starter wires) The fuel solenoid on the injector pump. Its a 12 v power wire.

All you have to do is put a switch in the line and hide it somewhere in the cab or wherever. If its turned off, no fuel to the engine means it wont start and just crank over till the battery dies..
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 24th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Hans's Avatar
Hans
Status: Offline
Hans Haase
The D-90.com Lab Rat
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,381
The hidden switch idea is a good one, I've seen that used to good success before as well. I've also seen people use brake line-locks used for drag racing as a theft deterrant as well. Removeable steering wheels are equally effective.

Is your battery also under the seat? Maybe use a boat type battery switch so you can just cut off all electrical power. those generally have a key lock on them.

-Hans
__________________
My oil line fix

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
My 100k stopped odometer fix

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Brace for impact, I'm in a "modifying mood". Massive thread count inbound.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 24th, 2006, 02:16 PM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Or just do the Getto style switch and pop the hood and pull the wire off the solenoid. I did that once...
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 24th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Trigger's Avatar
Trigger
Status: Offline
Tony Fannin
'94 D-90 #491
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 444
I've got a battery cutoff on the front of the seat box by my feet. Turn the key and pull it out = no electricity. Whenever I'm leaving the truck outside overnight that's what I do. Most folks aren't gonna figure out where the battery is anyways. Could also add a lock to the battery cover for extra protection if you're that paranoid.

edit: just like any of these: http://search.ebay.com/hella-battery-disconnect Even if you aren't using it for security they are real nice things to have if you need to kill the power in a hurry without lifting the seat.
__________________
A Land Rover would never turn up to collect an Oscar, it'd be far too busy doing something important somewhere for someone - Top Gear
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old March 25th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Buckon37s's Avatar
Buckon37s
Status: Offline
Buck
Re-Fendered 90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 3,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cube II
I'm considering to fit a de-mountable race steering wheel by OMP.
It's a weird idea which has always tempted me,and sounds effective.

If you think,unless they have a trailer,how could they drive away?


I'm interested into knowing more about the fuel cutoff as well,
if Jim wants to share
Yeah, but then you have to walk around carrying a steering wheel and any thief with a pair of vise grips can still take your truck.
__________________
2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DJ Safety
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
West Coast Rovers
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reel Driveline
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old March 25th, 2006, 12:30 PM
DJ Menasco's Avatar
DJ Menasco
Status: Offline
DJ Menasco
#500/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Oregon/South Carolina
Posts: 920
I think it would quite worth it to see a thief driving a vehicle with a pair of Vise-Grips.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old March 25th, 2006, 04:37 PM
tkavan01's Avatar
tkavan01
Status: Offline
Trevor K
94 d90 #1304
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Minden, NV
Posts: 521
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ Menasco
I think it would quite worth it to see a thief driving a vehicle with a pair of Vise-Grips.
in HS a friends dad owned a shop, one of the mechanics was notorious for doing that for fun...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 26th, 2006, 05:34 AM
Cube II's Avatar
Cube II
Status: Offline
Michele
1997 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Italy
Posts: 900
Registry
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckon37s
Yeah, but then you have to walk around carrying a steering wheel and any thief with a pair of vise grips can still take your truck.



Hey David,although it may sound odd or unconfortable,I always carry my rucksack with me,so it would not be a big issue.
I'd much prefer to do that every time than having my current Defender stolen as well.


It did happen in 2001 already with my previous 90 and I wasn't happy at all.


My only doubt about the steering wheel is that the one I like has a 325mm. diameter,
so I guess if my instruments would disappear...?
__________________
Michele
D90 VNTdi
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
+109" IIA ex-military

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sketches and doodles:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[O]===[O]
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 26th, 2006, 12:37 PM
Buckon37s's Avatar
Buckon37s
Status: Offline
Buck
Re-Fendered 90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 3,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cube II



Hey David,although it may sound odd or unconfortable,I always carry my rucksack with me,so it would not be a big issue.
I'd much prefer to do that every time than having my current Defender stolen as well.


It did happen in 2001 already with my previous 90 and I wasn't happy at all.


My only doubt about the steering wheel is that the one I like has a 325mm. diameter,
so I guess if my instruments would disappear...?
Well actually, I bet carrying around a steering wheel would could help you pic up on chicks.

Chick: Whats that?

Cube: Thats my Defender steering wheel.

Chick: Whats a Defender?

Cube: Rare Land Rover, sugar buns.

Chick: Ohh, Land Rover, you want to do it?

Cube: Sure baby, sure.

Anyway, back to your steering wheel, 325mm is 13in I think. If thats the case, you'll be just fine. I have a 12in steering wheel right now and it doesn't block anything. The far Left guage is sometimes partially blocked. Not too bad.
__________________
2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DJ Safety
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
West Coast Rovers
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reel Driveline
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old March 26th, 2006, 01:00 PM
JBurt's Avatar
JBurt
Status: Offline
Jesse McCoy
'89 RRC SWB (needs work)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckon37s
Well actually, I bet carrying around a steering wheel would could help you pic up on chicks.

Chick: Whats that?

Cube: Thats my Defender steering wheel.

Chick: Whats a Defender?

Cube: Rare Land Rover, sugar buns.

Chick: Ohh, Land Rover, you want to do it?

Cube: Sure baby, sure.
The rucksack would come in handy for carrying all the panties that hit the windsheild as well.
__________________
"Pump one is on for the black Jeep"
"It's not a Jeep"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old March 26th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Rover- Girl

Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I have a fuel cut of switch and had LOJACK installed.
Go to www.lojack.com to find out more, It's really worth it !!( not cheap though )
I love it and its great piece of mind.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old March 26th, 2006, 02:25 PM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckon37s
Well actually, I bet carrying around a steering wheel would could help you pic up on chicks.

Chick: Whats that?

Cube: Thats my Defender steering wheel.

Chick: Whats a Defender?

Cube: Rare Land Rover, sugar buns.

Chick: Ohh, Land Rover, you want to do it?

Cube: Sure baby, sure.

Anyway, back to your steering wheel, 325mm is 13in I think. If thats the case, you'll be just fine. I have a 12in steering wheel right now and it doesn't block anything. The far Left guage is sometimes partially blocked. Not too bad.

LOL You kill me David...
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old March 26th, 2006, 03:07 PM
DJ Menasco's Avatar
DJ Menasco
Status: Offline
DJ Menasco
#500/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Oregon/South Carolina
Posts: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckon37s
Well actually, I bet carrying around a steering wheel would could help you pic up on chicks.

Chick: Whats that?

Cube: Thats my Defender steering wheel.

Chick: Whats a Defender?

Cube: Rare Land Rover, sugar buns.

Chick: Ohh, Land Rover, you want to do it?

Cube: Sure baby, sure.
LOL!

Another prime example of poor multi-tasking on the D90 Source. Surfing porn while attempting to answer questions on the Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old March 27th, 2006, 02:28 AM
Cube II's Avatar
Cube II
Status: Offline
Michele
1997 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Italy
Posts: 900
Registry
Talking

Quote:
LOL You kill me David...


Ditto.

Hey,thanks for the chicks hint.
I never considered such possibilities.

It could even work.
__________________
Michele
D90 VNTdi
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
+109" IIA ex-military

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sketches and doodles:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[O]===[O]
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old March 27th, 2006, 06:17 AM
Hillbilly Raider
Status: Offline
MANDY STRINGER
Tombraider90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Sussex UK
Posts: 115
I have a battery cut off key and a scary dog!!!
__________________
A not quite over the HILLBilly.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Tags
tdi

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
International HS2.8L Michael Defender Technical Discussions 448 April 21st, 2017 04:58 PM
1995 SW 300 Tdi neo812 For Sale - Vehicles 6 July 31st, 2005 04:55 PM
1995 Land Rover NAS Defender 90 ST (300 Tdi) MDS For Sale - Vehicles 7 March 4th, 2005 08:55 PM
ECR New SS Exhaust Kits Coming soon TDI Too TDI Guy Misc. Chit-Chat 19 October 22nd, 2004 05:16 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.


Copyright