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Old December 1st, 2004, 10:06 PM
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When I was last driving my Rover I was thinking fuck what if one of those oil cooler lines burst my 90 would burn to the ground. Our trucks are getting old Have any of yall considered this? I wonder what would be the best fire extinguisher to get would be A new project for when I am home next I suppose.......
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Old December 1st, 2004, 10:52 PM
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They are more likely to blow at high RPM, which induces higher pressure. So if in doubt, dog it until you can get replaced or upgraded lines. Get two extinguishers -- I used BOTH to put out my fire. And have them HANDY. Doesn't matter but dry chem leaves an ugly rotting mess. I'm carrying Halotron at the moment.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 07:28 AM
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I carry one I bought at Home Depot.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...e+extinguisher
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:01 AM
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Does anyone have a good source for the oil cooler lines in the Denver area?

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:44 AM
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At around $100 per line, I'd definitely NOT suggest the dealership. Somebody recently posted their results from bringing the stock lines down to a welding shop to replace the flexbile portion. Was a really nice install, cost less, and added quick disconnect fittings to make it even easier and cheaper to replace the next time.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:01 PM
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All this talk of lines bursting and trucks catching fire had me paranoid. I couldn't find a shop locally to replace the hose portion so I just bought some new lines from AB for around $160 (for both).
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:03 PM
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My guess is that if you are using stock replacment lines, if you replace every 5 years you'd be okay. I can't think of an oil fire that occurred within the first 5 years life of these rigs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong....

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:18 PM
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If anyone wants their lines done, let me know. You can just send them to me and I'll have my source do them.
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:36 PM
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Now I'm paranoid, too. I'll have to check the service records and find out if they've ever been replaced.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 04:15 PM
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Doug - I was thinking the same thing. 5 yrs peace-of-mind is worth $160.
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If anyone wants their lines done, let me know. You can just send them to me and I'll have my source do them.
What exactly is done to them? Do you have a pic or could you get a pic? I'd really be interested.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 06:35 PM
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So... this oil thing is real? The guys in Torrence spoke of this, especially in the older Defenders - I have a 1994. Price to fix it was about $250.00
I didn't do it because they never bothered to call me back and set the appointment (both for this and a few other things).
Should ths oil thing be fixed proactively??
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 06:35 PM
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This thread will answer all your questions - just let me know. I'd like to get a few together if several people want it, I'd rather not take lots of trips downtown.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=3585

Fix it proactively! My d-90 almost got toasted!
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 08:06 PM
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The oil pressure lines get old and brittle, and they EXPLODE and spray oil on the manifold and cats = fire. This, and maintaining your brakes, are the most important service items you can perform. More important than changing the oil. Am I clear?

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 08:36 PM
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I worked my way through all of the service records looking for any indication that the oil cooler lines had ever been replaced or purchased. The lines on my truck are apparently 9 years old. It's parked and out of service until I can replace them. Damn the luck, I just changed my oil, too! This forum is great, without it I'd have no idea that my truck could burn to the ground so easily. Thanks for all the great information.

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 09:06 PM
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Yeah, they are on the slate to replace with the next oil change on mine too. What a pile of stuff to do! Does anybody have the thread pitch available for them, so I can try and source some Earl's fittings? I wanted to go with some braided stainless hoses for them.

Worst case, I'll just take them out and bring them to my parts guy with a call of "Replace This!"

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:16 PM
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Hans,

How old are your lines?

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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:35 PM
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Mike, the guy that rebuilt my alternator in Boulder also does these lines (and is recommended by Charlie). He is "Simcor" I believe--pm me if you need his number
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Well, I can only make a guess on the age of the lines. Thankfully the previous owner was manical with reciepts, so I was able to research it a bit.

Best I can figure, they were installed in Solihill in late 1993 :-)

I am planning on replacing them this weekend while I do the head gaskets, cam, timing chain and try to track down the radiator leak.

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