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Old March 6th, 2004, 05:22 AM
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another one bites the dust--110

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2464829842

How about changing out the cooler lines!

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Old March 6th, 2004, 11:03 AM
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They have 3 110's that are toasty on their site

As well as several whopped 90's

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Old March 6th, 2004, 11:33 AM
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I wonder if all 3 are cooked due to power steering hose failures?

LR changed my hoses under warranty and they did not route the return hose in the exact same fashion. They re-installed it angled a few more degrees toward the engine. The rubber section of the hose was rubbed by the serpentine belt and failed. I'm not sure of the belt setup on the 3.9 but I wonder if Rover techs were burning up the first Defenders they saw. 3/500 is high.
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Old March 6th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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There is a burned 110 at Bluff City Motors in Memphis that I saw a couple of weeks ago.

Maybe I'll buy a bigger fire extinguisher!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know if the D-90's are burning up too?
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Old March 6th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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When I had my 90 I burst a oil cooler line on while pulling a grade. Pulled over right away turned off the engine and did not open the hood so it would not get more O2 to feed the fire if there was one. Just alot of oil, no fire.
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Old March 6th, 2004, 03:16 PM
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Yeah, I still haven't mounted my extinguisher. I think I'll get to that right soon.

My brother has a '68 Mustang that has had 3 small fires from PS hoses. Seems they routed it too close to the engine as well.

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Old March 6th, 2004, 08:31 PM
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I burst and oil cooler line last fall, and a small fire did start from oil squirting onto the mainfold. My wife was driving and fortunately she turned the motor off immediately - which both saved the engine and stopped squiting oil onto the manifold. The fire burned out very quickly, but not before scaring everyone else nearby.
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Old March 7th, 2004, 02:05 AM
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Man, I tell you those engine fires are scary. I had my wife's LWB in Northern Utah over Christmas and it started an oil cooler leak right onto the exhaust manifold and cat. converter.

I knew I couldn't fix it right then, and I knew I didn't want to drive the truck, so I got a ride to where I had the CrewCab parked (also in Utah at the time), rented a flat-bed trailer, loaded the LWB onto it and towed it back to Vegas.

Hell of a trip, but I definitely didn't want to run the risk of burning it up on the freeway.

Those lines suck. I had new ones made by the Aeroquip dealer here in town. Bombproof and now are rebuildable.

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Old March 7th, 2004, 01:31 PM
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I've heard that 2 94 D90's had the same problem where they caught on fire

So, is there anyone that offers SS hoses or something good in this market? I really don't want my 90 to catch on fire oneday.
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Old March 7th, 2004, 06:13 PM
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Michael,
Did you use your original fittings? Or are they new lines and fittings?
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Old March 7th, 2004, 06:14 PM
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Yousef,

When your trucks hoses get a little old/cracked/leaking, just take them off, find a local 'hoser' (shop specializing in hydraulic hoses), and have them make you new ones.

They'll be made out of better material, and will fit perfectly.

I wouldn't specifically go looking for SS hoses, if you have the existing hoses rebuilt you'll be fine.

Don't know of any SS hose manufacturers BTW, so I can't even point you in the general direction.

Cost me about $45 to have both hoses rebuilt.
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Old March 7th, 2004, 10:18 PM
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I replaced the trans cooler hoses and power steering hoses, as a precaution, at about 90K miles. Will probably do so every 45K from now on. I've also heard of the hose fittings themselves giving it up. This doesn't just happen to Land Rovers.

I placed fire extinguishers on both sides of truck, secured to the roll cage so they are clearly visible inside and outside, and can even be accessed by breaking the windows if necessary.

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Old March 7th, 2004, 10:58 PM
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Doug,

How was Frazier Park. Wish I could have made it.
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Old March 8th, 2004, 01:05 AM
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Kevin,

Great trip. We had about 25 landies, and a surpise contingent of 5 or 6 tag-a-long Israeli jeepers (friends of one of SCLR's members). This was a novice trip, although we did manage to find the 'mysterious' Badlands Corridor 109 after the novice runs were completed!

About 10 of us ran the corridor up into Dry Canyon, lots of thick wet sand, boulders and rock fields, topped by a twisty narrow wash complete with a full size tree from the recent rains. A couple of the discos lost some of their plastic, and we pulled a couple up out of the wash in the end, about 5:30PM at that point.

All in all a good, fun day and good company. Hope to see you on the trails soon.

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Old March 8th, 2004, 01:26 AM
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"3/500 is high"

LOL, I would guess at least 10 times that number.
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Old March 8th, 2004, 03:13 AM
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Kevin,

Sorry I missed your question.

They cut off the original outer sleeve of the original fitting, just used the threaded portion and the inner tube (IIRC...).
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Old March 8th, 2004, 03:40 AM
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Thanks I will have to look someone up local and have that done.
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Old March 8th, 2004, 02:44 PM
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I might just do that.
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Old March 12th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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Yousef,

Contact me offline. I just started doing business with a guy in Boulder who rebuilds starters, alternators, etc. Anyway, he builds some super bombproof hoses. I'll put you in touch with him, if you want to swap out your stuff...
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Old March 19th, 2004, 01:12 AM
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Well it happened. Driving on the blvd, suddenly smoke comes gushing out the dash vents. Engines dies almost simultaneously. Stop, pull hood release, jump out, grab extinguihser, rush to hood (billowing smoke), open, 8 inch flames on passenger side coming up from bottom of header. Empty extinghisher -- still small flames at bottom of engine. Rush around get extinghisher #2 and spray from underneath. Out.

Won't be able to assess the cause til tomorrow, but it was engine oil -- all over the inside of the engine bay, under the hood, and the engine sump almost empty. I got the fire out in time to prevent body damage. There will be wiring and vacuum issues to solve, and that's all if I'm lucky. Pray to the Rover gods for me tonight.

Amen for knowing 1) the drill and 2) having TWO extinguishers.

More as news becomes available.

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