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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:44 PM
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6 Months with my low mileage defender

I have had my defender six months now so I figured it would be a good time to list the changes.

94 Defender #395 - 46,000 miles when purchased. Now 49,000.
BF Goodrich All terrain tires
New Cats
Bilstein shocks
Expedition Exchange Mirrors
Silblade wipers
Brass Radiator plugs
Radiator recored
Trailhead stainless oil lines
Complete stainless bolt kit
New hinge bolts for the rear door
New drivers side seat cushion
Slave and Master clutch cylinders
Safecraft Fire Extinguisher
New gas tank (old had a crack)
Fuel pump, filler, breather lines
Slickrock fuel cradle
Badger 1 with gutter kit
1 ton factory wheels and lug nuts

I am sure I missed something.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:10 PM
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Nice defender. Have you replaced your oil cooler lines? Very important for a truck with it's age, and engine fire record.

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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:49 PM
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this reiterates what I always say, Mileage means little, it comes down to maintenance. Good for you now you have a great truck with low miles.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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Went thru the same thing. Low mileage sucks. I had to do pretty much the above plus heads, O2 sensors, altenator and a whole buch of other stuff. Next used car condition will determine purchase, not miles.

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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Oil cooler lines were one of the first things I did. Don't get me wrong I love my truck. The PO had it for 6 years and barely drove it. A lot of the stuff I did like shocks, cats, or even tires I don't think he was even aware of the problem because of how little it was used. As for the my gas tank replacement, I know a lot of people who would have left that as well (only leaked when topped off). Of course take the tank out and you end up replacing everything else. Top and wheels were purely indulgance.

Also forgot, I took out my passenger seat and had the frame welded to stop the clicking noise (thank you ECR for the idea) and I dynamatted the doors (thanks again ECR)
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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:55 PM
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Also forgot, I took out my passenger seat and had the frame welded to stop the clicking noise (thank you ECR for the idea) and I dynamatted the doors (thanks again ECR)
I just added those 2 things to my "to do" list for this spring. Thanks ECR and bjf. :
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Old January 26th, 2008, 02:57 AM
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Yeah, the welding of the seat tracks is brilliant. I did that a few years back when I rebuilt my truck. That press-fit design is sub-good - I wonder how many people have clicky seats and think they just have to live with it?
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Old January 26th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Here I was thinking I was special with welding in those little holes in the seat brackets... ;P
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