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Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:48 AM
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Smile new d-90 owner!!!

hey all!
heard so much about this site! wahooooooooooo!
anyhow, my "new" d-90 is here in 2 days!

a 1997 alpine white wagon. i can't wait!!!!

i was simply wondering, anyone know how many miles these things can go?????? over 150k? 200k?? if well-maintained???

i will post pics asap. i am so excited to be a part of the defender owners club!! wahoooooooooo!!!

-dan

ps> anyone know where is a good place to get service in long beach, ca area??
pss> i want to buy some accessories too! any suggestions?!

thanks all!!
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 07:58 AM
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WOW you’re up pretty early posting! Welcome to the club!

As far as mileage, I have heard as much as 200k, but they need to be maintained, but that doesn't mean problems can develop before 100k.

If you look in the Misc. Chit-Chat section there is a thread to post pics in.

Don't know about long beach but I am sure there are a few on the forum that do.

As far as accessories go, what do you plan on doing? Rocks, sand, mud or ???
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 11:07 AM
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I think Rover Accesories is up in that area or if you want to go south I take mine to Eddie @ West Coast Rovers in Lake Forest
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 12:57 PM
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thanks fellas!
yeah! a dream come true for me....i've loved the d90s since i first saw them...

will try to post some pics!

ps> anyone know the benefits or hardtop vs. softtop????? besides the obvious?

thanks!

-dan

pss> plan to do snow, rocks....and SCUBA!
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:06 PM
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Get some diff protection, the stock covers are paper thin and easy to damage on a rock. For snow tire chains are your friend. And a snorkel and waterproofing the ECU is a must for water.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:08 PM
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thanks, mike!
this is one great site!

ps> i take it you are a halo fan!
pss> are the wagons more rare vs. the soft top? more costly too??

thanks!
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:16 PM
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I think Wagons go for more mostly because they are newer, and are less off roaded. Oh and yes BIG Halo fan, we have a thread about that in the Dumb Games section on the forum.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 05:44 PM
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Welcome, I too have a 97 SW. As far as accessories go John and Ho at www.expeditionexchange.com are my first recomendation. They are located in Torrence and have a shop you can go check out and pick up anything you may need. They are both very nice and carry excellent stuff. Regarding a mechanic I use British Car Service, they are near LAX. Their head mechanic Dave is a defender guru. Hope this helps, good luck with the new ride.

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P.S. I have 155,000 miles and still running strong.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 07:44 PM
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I'm just like you had my 90 for a little over a montth it is a 97 alpine white sw also. The only difference is I'm on the other side of the country.
Mike, how do you go about water proofing an Ecu. I thought mine was underneath the seat. And how much fording depth do i have now. One more thing do you have a snorkel if so do you lose power? Sorry for going off course congrats on your new vehicle.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 08:18 PM
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Congrats Danial, on getting a D90..I have had my 97 Alpine white for a year now and i still get excited when i drive it. They really are great vehicles to have.

PS-Halo 2 is the shit if you have not played it yet. Check out the games threads and check it out.

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Old November 22nd, 2004, 10:18 PM
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Welcome Dan!
There's a good site (http://www.fourfold.org) with a bunch of Rover stuff. You can even see where your Defender started if it's registered.

As for waterproofing the ECU, mine's in a bag, in a rubbermaid box, in the box under the seat. A bit ghetto, but it made it through the hurricanes this summer.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 11:20 PM
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Thanks gang!!!
So glad to be a part of the club.
Hope one day we could all meet up and get our rigs dirty!

ps> i love video games too!! lol!!!

i belong here!!!

pss> any scuba divers here????

thanks again for all the info,


-dan
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 11:46 PM
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"Mike, how do you go about water proofing an Ecu"

You take it out!
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 08:02 AM
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LOL Dave, yeah well not all of us can put a TDI in ours.

I just have mine sealed up in a Tupperware container. And don't ask about power gains or loss with a snorkel, it has been discussed to death! In a stock V8 90 you need axle breathers to go deeper then hub deep. With axle breathers you can go 2 feet deep, I think most 90s have short breathers on the axles and you can go 2 feet with them. I have seen 90s go deeper with out snorkels but it is not recommended.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 10:00 AM
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how can you see 90's going deeper with your glasses coverd in mud :-)
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 10:33 AM
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Hey I said I could see them, I never said I could clearly see them.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 11:08 AM
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you guys crack me up!

hey! quick ?,

anyone know where to get a nice rubber cargo floor mat for the d90 station wagon???????
something that is rugged and waterproof...i've seen some that say "defender" on it....where can i get it?

thanks!

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Old November 23rd, 2004, 11:15 AM
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from a parked soft top,but do it at nite :-)
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 11:32 AM
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LOL, yeah that will work, there is a yellow one parked in front of my house between the hours of 12 am and 6 am, it has some rubber floor mat's for ya.

I know I just was someone had a special on them, try George at RDS

http://www.roversdownsouth.com/
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 12:15 PM
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i got a spare set of keys,might just come and take the whole truck,
or whats left of it after you've taken all your spares lol
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