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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:19 AM
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Quirky ownership habits?

I assume we all have them, right?

My wife asked me if I ever see any other drivers hunch over and inspect under their vehicle before getting in and driving off. Of course I said no and that got me thinking. Apparently it has become so much of a habit/routine whenever I start my trucks that I never considered it as being a bit odd. All I am doing is taking a "drip inventory", I know what is normal, how frequently it occurs and where it comes from.

There has to be others with little quirks due to LR ownership.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:27 AM
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All I am doing is taking a "drip inventory"
And if said inventory is zero, then oil/atf/90wt must be added because it's out!

My wife and friends laugh at me because I always put my key in the ignition before I get in my rig. It's been my habit since the first time I drove it at the dealership back in '95 and looked around for the ignition for a good 25 seconds... On the wrong side.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:31 AM
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My wife and friends laugh at me because I always put my key in the ignition before I get in my rig. It's been my habit since the first time I drove it at the dealership back in '95 and looked around for the ignition for a good 25 seconds... On the wrong side.

My derivation on this is getting out of the rig before turning it off.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:35 AM
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I look for parking spots that do not have drip marks.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:55 AM
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here is my "its a defender list"

Just remember: Its A Defender!

* why is it dripping oil?
* why is it dripping water?
* why is there water on the floor mats?
* why is there snow on the floor mats?
* why is my gas gauge "bobbing"?
* why has the top shrunk?
* why is my heat not working? - i shut off the truck and turn it back on and it works!
* why is my A/C not working? - i shut off the truck and turn it back on and it works!
* why is the seat belt stuck?
* whats that noise i hear?
* why is there a space between the window and the start of the soft-top
* why does the steering wheel not move or tilt?
* why are the seats uncomfortable?
* why do the brakes feel soft?
* why does the defroster not work so good?
* why is the windshield washer spray not very powerful?


regarding 1997 defenders only
* why is my odo flickering?
* why is my odo off?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:56 AM
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I automatically look at the major trouble spots...and apparently now I crawl under the vehicles of guys I don't know...lol!
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:20 PM
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My wife after all these Defender years still laughs when I ask what is that noise and where is it coming from. To her it is so noisy no new sound could possibly be heard, much less discerned- same with vibrations/knocks/rattles/and of course metal on metal clunking.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:43 PM
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When I had a Defender I used to leave the key in just a bit longer before I turned it over because I love the 'ding' of the warning. It sounds unlike any other vehicle.

Now with an LR3 when the alarm goes off randomly instead of seeing if it's getting broken in to I grab pliers and aluminum foil to short the bonnet switch. Haven't done that for a while though since I used copper wire last time...
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:47 PM
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I look under before & after. Saved my transmission once when I caught it pissing fluid out.
And almost always start her up with the door open too.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:53 PM
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I look for parking spots that do not have drip marks.
me too
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Old May 18th, 2015, 12:56 PM
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Put the key in and start it up before I get in... Seems to be the thing to do
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Old May 18th, 2015, 02:10 PM
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I also put the key in before I get in but I also do a walk around of the vehicle every time I get in just so I can find anything that might have fallen off or leaked out in the night.

Also in parking lots, I park where there are no cars so I have an unobstructed view of it when I"m walking back from the store to see if it's leaning in any one direction.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 02:34 PM
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here is my "its a defender list"

Just remember: Its A Defender!

* why is it dripping oil?
* why is it dripping water?
* why is there water on the floor mats?
* why is there snow on the floor mats?
* why is my gas gauge "bobbing"?
* why has the top shrunk?
* why is my heat not working? - i shut off the truck and turn it back on and it works!
* why is my A/C not working? - i shut off the truck and turn it back on and it works!
* why is the seat belt stuck?
* whats that noise i hear?
* why is there a space between the window and the start of the soft-top
* why does the steering wheel not move or tilt?
* why are the seats uncomfortable?
* why do the brakes feel soft?
* why does the defroster not work so good?
* why is the windshield washer spray not very powerful?


regarding 1997 defenders only
* why is my odo flickering?
* why is my odo off?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:13 PM
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I put the key in and turn it so the fuel pump runs for a few seconds and then stops, then I turn it all the way to start. I do this in all my vehicles now. I also wait a few seconds before driving off. Seems odd to anyone in the car with my, but driving 14CUX rovers it seemed sensible.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 03:37 PM
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I put the key in and turn it so the fuel pump runs for a few seconds and then stops, then I turn it all the way to start. I do this in all my vehicles now. I also wait a few seconds before driving off. Seems odd to anyone in the car with my, but driving 14CUX rovers it seemed sensible.
Ditto. My 3-yr old anticipates by humming in perfect pitch.
Another is to always back into a parking space. I would rather some dip$hit hit my front bumper than the spare tire and bust up the tub.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:03 PM
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:04 PM
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I have a tendency to look in my parking spot as soon as I pull out to see if there's any puddles or if I'm leaving a trail...In addition to the Defender, we have a few old cars that like to pee fluid and aren't as easy to see underneath ('60 Porsche & '66 Corvette) so giving the old park spot a good once over has served me well!!

I notice now if I ever have to restart any of my cars, that I now always turn the key off, and then back on, thanks to the Defender's key system...
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:31 PM
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I put the key in and turn it so the fuel pump runs for a few seconds and then stops, then I turn it all the way to start. I do this in all my vehicles now. I also wait a few seconds before driving off. Seems odd to anyone in the car with my, but driving 14CUX rovers it seemed sensible.
I always wait a minute or more on my wife's L322 to let the RPM's come down. Maybe it's a Rover V8 thing as the Suburban doesn't take nearly as long to "settle down".
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Old May 18th, 2015, 04:57 PM
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When I had a Defender I used to leave the key in just a bit longer before I turned it over because I love the 'ding' of the warning. It sounds unlike any other vehicle.
My first defender 94 #444 had that beloved ding

My new defender 94 #334 has no ding.

Not to hijack this thread, but I want my ding back. How the hell do I get my ding back?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:02 PM
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My first defender 94 #444 had that beloved ding

My new defender 94 #334 has no ding.

Not to hijack this thread, but I want my ding back. How the hell do I get my ding back?
check the wire on the ignition switch ... and start from there
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