Tips on parking up the Land Bruiser

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Hi List,
I am about to leave for a 4-5 week holiday to Pakistan/Kashmir and Dubai. I
was wondering if there are any Do's and Don'ts on parking up the Bruiser? It
is shortly due a service, would it be best to service it and then park it up
or service it immediately upon my return? Disconnect batteries? Full tank of
fuel or emtpy tank? Slightly over inflate the tyres? Any tips or pointers
highly appreciated.
Anjam
2000 VX Limited
 
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Anjam
Put a few mice traps in it!
I got a mouse in my wagon & it chewed the seats - took ages to get him
out. A real Jerry charachter.
Niall
 
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Anjam,
The battery is your only worry. But even if it is drained flat by the
alarm (?) it can be recharged sufficiently in half an hour to let the
engine start.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
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Niall,
Hadn't even considered that!
How did he get in?
BTW How did you know it was a "him" ????
Anjam
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Anjam
Put a few mice traps in it!
I got a mouse in my wagon & it chewed the seats - took ages to get him out.
A real Jerry charachter.
Niall
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Anjam
Buggered if I know how he got in.
Being a Jerry charachter - Could have used a wooden spoon and a tin of
beans to launch himself in through an open window??
More likely was in a bag of turf or a load of timber. Not sure if they
could get in through the engine compartment.....
Niall
 
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I don't see the battery as a problem. I have left mine for 4 weeks
with no apparent effect. I have a brother that was air lifted out of
Galtur after the avalanche a few years ago, it was about 4 months
before he went to get his Colorado. This was a 3.4 petrol. He got to
the hotel and the staff came out with him dragging a trolley with
batterries on, they had got used to this. The car started first time
under it's own power. The staff just said "Toyotas", and walked back
to the hotel.
What you should do is leave the handbrake off.
Regards, Clive.
 
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Hi Niall,
I get them under the bonnet and have trappped 3 there.
In my wife's volvo I have caught 1 that nibbled through the pipe taking
water to the rear screen and we trapped a whole family of 7 from our old
Subaru - they had made a nest in the air vents.
None of these cars had been left for more than a few days.
Best thing for catching mice - a little bit of Toblerone in a good old
fashioned 'Little Nipper' mouse trap ;-)
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1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Now that we are on the subject of mice. Does anyone know of a poison
that has them dying in a very short time while clutching their
throats, so to speak. I have them in my garage every winter and I am
fed up with feeding them for three weeks and not knowing whether they
are dead. Most of the good stuff is illegal now.
Regards, Clive.
 
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Find a wild and very hungry cat...
On 15/11/06 10:08, "Clive Marks" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
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Hi Clive,
There is a simpler solution ......... buy a cat! I've got two cats and
never have mice.
TTFN
Chas
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Clive
Call the local council, as they have a statutory duty to get rid of
pests.
If you are *really* lucky they will do it for nothing, although some
subsidise & some charge. More to the point they will put you in touch
with the rat-catcher (sorry, rodent operative) who can use poisons that
really work.
We have to do this every year to get rid of rats. It's not that
expensive and usually they are all dead within a week.
Christopher Bell
|Now that we are on the subject of mice. Does anyone know of a poison
|that has them dying in a very short time while clutching their
|throats, so to speak. I have them in my garage every winter and I am
|fed up with feeding them for three weeks and not knowing whether they
|are dead. Most of the good stuff is illegal now.
|
| Regards, Clive.
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Hey Clive
When I was young we had a lot of mice and so I came up with an idea of
catching them without killing them. It worked every time.
I dont know what you could use now but I used glass mineral bottles , the
ones with the skinny necks. Just put a few pieces of bread in the bottle and
tilt it a bit. With access to it and lay it down anywhere.
The mouse is able to get in but when it eats the bread and because the
bottle is slopped it cant get back out.
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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Yup. Works for me. They have far more motivation than a mouse trap! To them
it's great sport.
Neill Watson
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Clive
Re - Does anyone know of a poison that has them dying in a very short
time while clutching their throats, so to speak.
My grandad used to mix plaster with flour, salt and a little milk.
Theory being they went for a drink & the water made the plaster go-off
in their insides.
Poor blighters died of constipation....
Niall
 
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Chris
Be careful about ringing your council. My sister lives in the UK & did
that.
Turned out she had an infestation of some kind of rare protected
mouse/mole thing.
They have to be captured "humanely" & released.
Has turned into a real yawn & the infestation is on-going months later
Niall
 
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Fair enough.
We always get rats - unmistakable from their droppings - in jan/feb time
because we have horses and they come in to the outbuildings to pinch the
feed when things get short in the fields.
We also have voles, snakes, water rats, etc; but not in the domestic
buildings (that I know of) so that is not an issue. Mice in the roof
and elsewhere are though, so the poison goes down there and in
cupboards!
Because we have dogs we have to be quite careful about what poison is
put where, in what quantities and in what housing, so I'm happy to let
the professionals do it.
But other people, other solutions .. that is just what worked for us.
Chris
Ps: Did you see the anecdote about door seals on one of those sites
published 2 weeks ago? It went something along the lines of testing
comparative seal tightness on a Land Rover and Landcruiser by shutting a
cat in each overnight. In the morning the cat in the TLC had died from
lack of oxygen, and that in the LR had escaped. Urban (rural?) myth
me'thinks!
|Chris
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|Be careful about ringing your council. My sister lives in the UK & did
|that.
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|Turned out she had an infestation of some kind of rare protected
|mouse/mole thing.
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|They have to be captured "humanely" & released.
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|Has turned into a real yawn & the infestation is on-going months later
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Hey Clive
The most fun solution I've had for rat problems was to use a silenced
=2E22 pistol. Probably not as effective as poison (depending on how good
a shot you are), but gets rid of a lot of frustrations... :)
PS - This was in South Africa though, not sure what the laws in the UK
say about handguns and/or silencers...
paul
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Hi Clive,
We used to use a lot of poison on the farm, but generaly not as
efficient as a proper Little Nipper trap and some toblerone.
The best bet is to try the local agricultural supplier - they are the
people that supply the leathal stuff.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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I know someone who used a silenced pistol (probably a .22) with a laser
sight on a rat in a farmyard at night. Laser sight picks up the eyes, next
morning he found that as well as a hole in a rat he had a holed the clay
drain the rat was in. (Good thing he didn't use the .50 calibre handgun -
all pre handgun handover)
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
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The most fun solution I've had for rat problems was to use a silenced
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I use a .22 air-rifle.... outside, as I wouldn't fancy a ricochet in the
face indoors. Only 12 foot-pounds, so quite legal without a licence,
but more than enough for a rat (or a rabbit).
I don't have a laser sight, so it's "visual shooting rules" only when
they are bold enough to appear in daylight. OK, not the most effective
form of pest control as they are quite hard to hit (I only got one last
year), but very satisfying.
Christopher Bell
|I know someone who used a silenced pistol (probably a .22) with a laser
|sight on a rat in a farmyard at night. Laser sight picks up the eyes,
next
|morning he found that as well as a hole in a rat he had a holed the
clay
|drain the rat was in. (Good thing he didn't use the .50 calibre
handgun -
|all pre handgun handover)
|
|Malcolm Bagley
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