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Old July 7th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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How much Do You Love your 90/110

So you hear about the hard core wheeler dealers and the baby diaper duster's, but how meticulous are you when it comes to caring for your Land Rover...(I'm just trying to justify my own obsession's).

I would gladly admit that I only was my truck in the rain, and yes I mean I'm out there when it's actually raining! The exception is coming off expedition...
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Old July 7th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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I am insane about maintaining it, but cosmetically I could not care less.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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I am insane about maintaining it, but cosmetically I could not care less.
I think quite a few of us fall into this category.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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If you could see my truck you would know how silly this question is. There is no point to be meticulous with any part of it's rusted, oxidized, cracked, faded or stained interior/exterior.

But yeah, sometimes I wash it.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:40 AM
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A lot.

I try not to let it rust, oxidize or crack in any part.
A little external fading is acceptable
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Old July 8th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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I love it a lot, and spend countless hours with it in the garage, offering it the proper amount of love and TLC...In spite of this love and kindness that I offer, it continues to repel my affections and expel oily fluids and dry crusty flaky bits of rust onto my garage floor...Maybe I need to change it's diet a bit, since it seems to have some sort of an allergy to what I'm feeding it...
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Old July 8th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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I don't wash it the way I would a GT3 or a Ferrari but the maintenance obsession does get over the top.

Oh it's time to change the oil.. well while i'm under here i might as well drop the pan, reseal it, clean the pickup, degrease the bell housing, replace bolts that look suspect. That type of stuff.

4 wheel all the time, bang it off rocks, try to avoid body damage, try to avoid rolling, and stay out of the mud. Definitely no mud. By that I mean purposefully driving through mud holes. I went through a phase a few years back where I was into "muddin" as mid westerners call it and now 10 years later, and numerous car washes and detail sessions later, every time I crawl under the car dried mud still falls into my eyes. In addition.. the rust and the bearing damage.. not worth it.

Generally I think my car should be used to its full potential without being reckless and abusive and be cared for in the garage without living in the garage. If that makes sense.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 08:39 PM
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I'm one of those owners who between waxes, I hit it with a feather duster.
The only time it's offroad is when it's on jack stands...lol
Never seen a salty road, and if I can help it, it never will.
It's truly a cream puff.

Let the flaming begin...
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I'm one of those owners who between waxes, I hit it with a feather duster.
The only time it's offroad is when it's on jack stands...lol
Never seen a salty road, and if I can help it, it never will.
It's truly a cream puff.

Let the flaming begin...
Is it possible that you've been wearing around your neck the other 1/2 of the amulet that Barry has also had since birth?
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Old July 8th, 2013, 09:02 PM
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I think quite a few of us fall into this category.
Agreed. Meguiars won't get you home. Constant Mechanical preparation will.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 09:35 PM
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I must love my 110 a lot. I tried 6 different times to save the motor with out dispatching it to the bottom of the pond. It now sits in the shop with a new to me motor awaitng my arrival to finish the install.
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I like this thread... I, too am obsessive with the maintenance, but I don't wash my truck with a diaper or wax it much at all in the 10+ years I have had it, but I do love it. Otherwise why the hell would I burn years of my life, reading the same old posts for 8 years.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Is it possible that you've been wearing around your neck the other 1/2 of the amulet that Barry has also had since birth?
See that's funny and I knew someone would mention Barry...But it's not fair Lav, because you have Land Rovers like I have shoes...There is the pair to cut the lawn, the pair to go on a hike, the pair to work on the 90 and a pair to go out on the town...so your life isn't a good comparison to us simple folk! lol...
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Old July 8th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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The funny thing is I'm not even the worst around where I live. I don't think Mark puts a 1000 miles on his truck a year and Brian (god rest his soul) wont even look at his truck as he is too worried eye contact might wear the paint.

I put a respectable 5000 miles on a year. I of course am insane with maintenance. Just ordered new wiper arms as I didn't like the fade on my current ones.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 11:30 PM
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I am pretty diligent on the mechanics, it's not purely cosmetic for me. I think I've put 45K on her in the last two years and 75% of it is expedition stuff so that's not bad.
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I dont drive it in the rain, otherwise it gets treated like a truck.
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I drive mine through cow shit just for fun. It looks cool all slung up over the side of the truck.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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I drive mine through cow shit just for fun. It looks cool all slung up over the side of the truck.
See you just need another cup of coffee this morning...cause that's just not right!
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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I have an excuse, I can have it hand washed and dried for $4 so yes, it's pretty clean most of the time
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I have an excuse, I can have it hand washed and dried for $4 so yes, it's pretty clean most of the time
No local child labor laws in DR ?
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