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New BRITPART products – July 2015

Shown below is a hand-picked selection of the new product releases for July 2015 from BRITPART.

Gearbox Bearing Rings

DA3360

DA3360 Series 3
DA3361 Series 2A
DA3362 LT77 Suffix A – E
DA3363 LT77 Suffix F – G
DA3364 LT77 Suffix H
DA3365 R380 Suffix J
DA3366 R380 Suffix K

Headbolt sets

DA3367

DA3356 1.8 K Series
DA3357 2.0L Tcie
DA3367 TdV6
DA3368 TdV8

Stub axle kits

stub axle kits

DA3358 Defender – up to KA (rear) up to axle 22S8283
DA3359 Defender – up to KA (rear) from axle 22S8283

Defender aluminium header tank

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DA4751 Defender TD5 and TD4 Tdci
This is a direct replacement for the original plastic tank which is prone to splitting. TIG welded by hand and manufactured from high specification lightweight non-corrosive alloy, this tank also aids cooling. Tank uses original pressure release screw cap and is a straight fit with no modifications required. Ideal for motorsport, overland or just to improve the look of your Defender’s engine bay.

Suspension arm fitting kit

DA7212

DA7212 Discovery 3/Discovery 4
Range Rover Sport – 2005 – 2013
Front upper suspension arm fitting kit.

New product: Defender vent repair panels

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New in from Britpart are these Defender repair panels. These are an incredibly simple way to repair the bulkhead surrounding the front vents, which is unfortunately a common area for rust on older vehicles.

The new panels retail for £38.16 +VAT each, and are primed and ready to finish to match your Defender. The part numbers are:

DA4597N Nearside (Right hand side)
DA4597O Offside (Left hand side)

Stricter rules introduced for Land Rover’s ‘old unit’ returns policy

We’ve had a letter from Land Rover explaining some changes to the old unit return policy; this policy covers old parts being returned for a surcharge refund.

Land Rover are imposing some rather strict rules for the returning parts, some of which may be difficult to meet if you’re not doing the work on the vehicle yourself.

Here is the updated list of requirements:

  • All return units must be returned in the original packaging.
  • All original packaging must be clean and untorn with none of the labels defaced.
  • All return items must be drained and thoroughly cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner (no sand or bead blasting).
  • Items with fire damage will not be accepted.
  • Items with cracks and holes to the casing will not be accepted.
  • Radio / CD / Satnav head units must not have cracked screens or missing buttons.
  • Any damage to nozzles or electrical connectors will not be accepted.
  • Any blanking plugs or protective covers must be transferred to the old unit.

These new rules are now in force at Land Rover – if the returning item does not meet the criteria, they will not issue a refund.

We would recommend that you make sure your mechanic or workshop is aware of the new rules before starting work to remove the old unit – this may help to reduce the risk of damage to the old unit or packaging as it’s removed.

BRITCAR proudly sponsors H4HRR

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Britcar (UK) Ltd is proud to announce our sponsorship of H4HRR – a motorbike racing team fundraising for Help for Heroes.

H4HRR was setup to help raise the profile of the Help for Heroes charity by creating and publicising a motorcycle road racing team brand, and promoting this on the bikes, on supporting literature, and with prominent performances on track.

The team principal, Mark Maskell, is an injured ex-serviceman who received post-traumatic support from Help for Heroes and who is now determined to try and make a contribution himself to what he knows from experience is a very worthwhile cause.

The team has not asked for any financial support from Help for Heroes, and relies on sponsorship, donations, and merchandise sales to offset the costs of running a road racing team.

H4HRR will have a presence at all ten race meetings in the 2015 season, as well as trackdays and other meetings as funds and commitments permit.

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Mark is currently leading the Rookie Thunderbike Extreme Class after four 1st place and two 3rd place finishes at Snetterton.

We are delighted to be sponsoring a team that supports such a good cause, and couldn’t be happier with their performance so far.

New product range – Global Power alternators and starter motors

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Britcar is proud to announce that we have partnered with GlobalPower Ltd to bring their extensive product range to our customers.

GlobalPower was founded in 2006 to provide a framework for motor factors to be able to source independently manufactured high-quality starter motors and alternators. GlobalPower supply their products to many companies as rebranded ‘pattern’ parts, and have built a reputation on providing reliable parts at good prices.

This adds over 80 new products to our catalogue, and allows us to continue to strive to provide our customers with the biggest choice of suppliers for any given part in the UK.

 

Easter opening times 2015

Our opening times for the UK Easter holiday this year are:

Thursday 2nd April – OPEN AS NORMAL (08.00 – 17.30)
Friday 3rd April – CLOSED
Saturday 4th April – OPEN AS NORMAL (09.00 – 13.00)
Monday 6th April – CLOSED
Tuesday 7th April – REDUCED SERVICE
Wednesday 8th April – NORMAL SERVICE

Orders placed after Thursday 2nd will be processed on Tuesday 7th. However, there is a regional planned power outage on Tuesday 7th which means we will be operating in a reduced capacity. Normal service will resume from Wednesday 8th onwards.

We appreciate your patience while we work around the power outage on Tuesday. There may be a longer than normal wait on the phones and live chat.

Land Rover ‘HITACHI’ Suspension Compressors from eurospare

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LR023964D – Discovery/LR3 and Range Rover Sport

Eurospare are pleased to announce the introduction of Dunlop Branded and engineered ‘HITACHI TYPE’ suspension compressors suitable for Discovery/LR3, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover vehicles.

Please note that these compressors are only suitable for vehicles which have not yet been modified to the later AMK type installation (as covered in Bulletin LTB00420v3).

In line with eurospare’s quality policy they have deliberately waited to introduce these to ensure that this product is of the highest quality and integrity.

On positive feedback from their customers and the supplier they can report sales in excess of 2000 since the initial introduction late last year.

 

LR02511D

LR02511D – Range Rover

Eurospare see these parts as a viable alternative to modifying vehicles to the later AMK kit now supplied from Land Rover. The added benefit of course is the vehicle will not require any main dealer software updates at time of installation.

Sandy’s Freelander 2 project

We had a brilliant opportunity before Christmas to modify a late 2012 Freelander 2. The modifications were part of Duncan’s Christmas present to Sandy, so the whole thing had to be completed while she was in Canada for two weeks. Sandy was ecstatic with her customised Freelander 2; here’s what we had done:

Wheels – Duncan brought the biggest OEM wheels he could find for that model. 19’s replaced the standard 16 inch boots and were powder coated in black.
Bodywork – A full genuine body kit in Java Black was completely resprayed in Santorini Black and installed. This was finished off with a genuine Freelander 2 sport tailpipe.
Grille – The grille was a challenge as Duncan wanted it in black. Land Rover don’t supply them separately so the body shop had to remove and re-spray the whole bumper assembly. Safe to say, it rolled out looking mean!
Finishing touches – The badges were replaced around the vehicle with replica ‘supercharged’ style badges in a lovely black and silver, blending perfectly with the rest of the vehicle. This was all finished off with a genuine light guard kit, black side vents, smoked side indicator lenses, black name badges (both bonnet & tailgate), and colour coded door handles.

All the parts added to the Freelander (apart from the black/silver LR badges) are currently available from our site; why not pick up something to personalise your own Land Rover?

I’m guessing you want to see some pictures? Scroll down and see the progress below.