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Old March 16th, 2007, 07:41 PM
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Defender is not hard to work on

Everyone got me scared that I have talked to. The front diff pinion seal was bad for some time now. I don't know why anyone would continue to drive their vehichle while it leaks, it looks like its been leaking for a long time. The rear output shaft seal on the transfer was leaking on the trans brake. Both fixes only took about two hours with beer breaks. I am a leak free Defender owner. Lift, wheels, 35s go on wednesday. Will work on axle swap after next week. For those of you that have removed the back seat like me, I will have a nice steel tool box done soon that goes from wheel well to well. I will save the template. It is going to be nice to carry some tools, winch stuff, spare axles, lock up the stuff at the shopping center, etc.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:53 PM
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Got the template done yet?

Like you, I hate leaky vehicles. Will be pulling the tcase next week to reseal that and I should be leak free then.

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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:37 PM
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In a number of areas, I've found Defenders much easier to work on than US made 4x4's. Generally, if something is tough to work on in a D-90, it's tough to work on with any car. For instance, the front brake rotors. In almost all GM/Ford/Jeep with a Dana front axle, the rotors need to be put on a hydraulic press to separate them from the hubs. On a D-90, a 12pt socket and breaker bar is all you need.

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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:12 PM
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your responses have helped alot hans. I'm burned out on the factory power plant though. got a vortec in the garage, but I can't get over the deisel swap. head gasket is trashed right not. runs fine if you dont stop at taco bell drive through for too long.
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