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Old December 25th, 2009, 11:38 PM
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Defender Flambe?

Ok in mild perusing it seems that Defenders have a propensity to catch fire... The Porsche 944 series had a bad habit of doing this because the fuel lines came into the engine bay right over the exhaust headers. As they aged the connections would leak and POOF ! ! ! Flaming Porsche

What in the Defender is the culprit of their "tendency" to end themselves by flaming death on the freeway?

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Old December 25th, 2009, 11:55 PM
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v8 oil cooler line cracks.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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The majority of them were 94's and 95's. Not sure how many 97's had succumb to this.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:57 AM
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v8 oil cooler line cracks.
AHHH HA ! ! ! so is this something that was recalled or you just have to be aware of it and check it?

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Old December 27th, 2009, 02:10 AM
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I believe you just have to be aware.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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No, never any factory recall on these. For the best fix and more info, see link below:

http://www.eastcoastrover.com/110oillines.html


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Old December 28th, 2009, 11:13 AM
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I don't believe (and someone can correct me if I am wrong) that it is an issue with 300tdi trucks. 1997s can flambe, but it seems to happen less because of the design of the cooler lines.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 04:59 PM
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have never heard of a spontaneous diesel episode....
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Old December 28th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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panties getting sucked into the engine bay.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Finally got around to it today and called Eric at Trailhead 4x4 and ordered his fix for a '97. Since I have my truck in pieces anyway after swapping out the tranny filter, I figured I would install those as well. Hopefully it will go smoothly unlike my filter change (I sheared off the drainage plug ).
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Ok in mild perusing it seems that Defenders have a propensity to catch fire... The Porsche 944 series had a bad habit of doing this because the fuel lines came into the engine bay right over the exhaust headers. As they aged the connections would leak and POOF ! ! ! Flaming Porsche

What in the Defender is the culprit of their "tendency" to end themselves by flaming death on the freeway?

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Basically take the 944 problem, and replace "fuel lines" with "oil lines". Viola!

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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:36 AM
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I have seen the results of many 93-95 oil cooler line failures, it even happened to me while driving last Feb. Never heard of a 97 failure though. I always change the cooler lines on them asap anyway. Do any of you guys know of a 97 to ignite?

Also, we got a call from a service customer a few days ago. His 95 RRC got toasted on Christmas, so be aware county owners.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Also, we got a call from a service customer a few days ago. His 95 RRC got toasted on Christmas, so be aware county owners.
Ewwww that's a nice Christmas present...

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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Ewwww that's a nice Christmas present...

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Yup, we had a 1995 LWB go up at the dealership.

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