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Old March 25th, 2004, 06:16 PM
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I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but don't forget that the 110s are the oldest Defender V8's in the USA. Age is the primary reason for failure of these lines.

UPDATE: Allstate is going to do a total repair on the truck, including a re-spray of the engine bay, and all new parts as needed. What they won't cover is the cost of the lines which caused the fire. Allstate claims the lines should have been replaced as part of routine maintenance. In fact, that's the truth, no?

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Old March 25th, 2004, 07:48 PM
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Doug,

Are you changing the whole line or just the hoses?
Looks like I'll be changing my hoses now and then some.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 09:28 PM
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The lines -- the oil lines/hoses are short, run along the side of the engine. I've replaced my tranny cooler lines and hoses, and power steering hoses as well. The first fires I heard about were caused by these latter hoses, so that's what I upgraded. My mistake to not do all three types. My new steering hoses are not stainless braid, but they are an upgrade from stock. Tranny's are just LR stock replacements. Note that tranny and steering fluids ignite much easier than motor oil and burn faster and hotter.

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Old March 30th, 2004, 08:18 PM
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Pulled the engine today. Interesting to see how the tranny tunnel took quite a bit of the fire -- makes sense since the fire was burning while the truck was in motion. Going to drop the tranny and see how much damage occurred in there....
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Old March 30th, 2004, 11:45 PM
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Good Advice Doug! This one is on fire sale becasue of a fire due power steering hose failure.

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Old March 31st, 2004, 09:52 AM
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If you go to the seller's website, they have a total of three 110's that are crispy.

Go figure....

Doug, we'll call you Lil' Crispy from now on.
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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:18 PM
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Before you do a final settlement, you may want to see if any burn smell is caught within the HVAC system. I know you can't run the truck right now, but the material compositions burned in vehicle fire can leave a nasty residual odor.
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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:36 PM
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Is it just me or are the prices on that site ludicrusly (sp) high?
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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:58 PM
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We're switching out the entire HVAC on the engine side. Parts will have to be shipped from the UK so this is going to take some time. Thus, looks like we'll be driving Jason's LWB in the NVTR this year along with Wick's 90.

BTW, April 1 is the deadline for early registration. There may be cash awards for 1st and 2nd this year!

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