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Old December 29th, 2004, 09:58 PM
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Just purchased D-90!

I just finalized the purchase of my first D-90. It's a 97 Wagon in green. I have been Looking for awhile and reading your threads in the past. You guys taught me what to look for.

What should I do to it first, Besides clean it and change fluids?
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Old December 29th, 2004, 10:03 PM
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Congrats! You were joking about cleaning it, right? The first thing/s I would do is take off the steps and the dixon-bate hitch under the front bumper.
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Old December 29th, 2004, 10:14 PM
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What should I do to it first, Besides clean it and change fluids?
First, read the 50 replies that say "Congrats" - Like this one.
Then, go get that thing dirty!
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Old December 29th, 2004, 10:22 PM
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So far I agree with losing the side steps! They don't do much for me.

Does anybody think that I should put 24 inch spinner rims on it and put it in a rap video?


















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Old December 29th, 2004, 10:49 PM
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First suggestions from me?

Change every fluid in the truck, especially both axle diff's and the front steering knuckles.
Flush out the coolant, brake fluid, everything. New fuel filter too while you're at it.

Then check the condition of the oil cooler lines, this is a biggie.

Once it passes muster, go tear up some trails!

-Hans


p.s. that reminds me, gotta get crakin on my own oil change and cooler lines, and the steps are shot on mine.
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Old December 29th, 2004, 11:22 PM
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So far I agree with losing the side steps! They don't do much for me.

Does anybody think that I should put 24 inch spinner rims on it and put it in a rap video?

JUST KIDDIN !!!!!!!!!!
No. I'd wait until you get some neon lighting for the undercarriage.
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On a 97 the front steering knuckels should be filled with grease not oil. I would leave those alone. As for the rest, make an afternoon of it. Do it yourself. This will give you a chance to check out the underside of your new family member.
The first two things I would do it change out the sealed beam headlamps and get a pair of convex mirrors from EE.

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EE- Convex Mirrors

The headlight link is from AB. I am sure you can find them cheaper anywhere else. They have a lot of Rover stuff but they are very expensive compaired to most other LR parts vendors. Congrats and welcome to the "family".
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Old December 30th, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Actually, depends on the truck. My 97 came from the factory with oil. If you bring the truck for the 30 or 60k the dealer will most likely suggest an upgrade to gease.

If the oil ain't leaking, keep it oil.

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If the knuckles are leaking, change the seals. Grease in swivels is just an easy fix. Grease in the swivels sucks, nowhere near the lubrication provided by oil.

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