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Old July 15th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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You just have to keep in mind that there are components which are at the end of their useful service life which is to be expected in a 14 yr old/ 140k mi vehicle. Don't assume anything about proper maintenance done by the PO(s).
X2, right on about useful life - you just gotta start replacing everything. I've got a 97 SW with 130k miles which had similar problems - and I started slowly swapping everything under the hood - hoses, alternator, water pump, thermo, ignition pack, MAF, plugs/wires, visc clutch, belt, relays, then the brakes, steering and suspension, now I'm doing some resealing.. shafts, starter, fuel pump are up next. Truck much better than it was 2 years ago, but the extra kit/upgrades have had to wait.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Most all of the ignition/electrical stuff crosses over with 1996-99 Disco Is so all that stuff is very cheap used. I would get a spare MAF/TPS/Crank sensor etc.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:00 PM
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I have a 97 with 175K on it and I have to take it in for some kind of service about twice a year. You're just off to a rough start. Shake it off and drive the truck and you will naturally work the bugs out and have a reliable rig. I just drove my truck 14 hours to Moab, offroaded the shit out of it and drove it back - no issues. You'll be fine! Welcome to the club. If you ever are in Orange county and you like to drink beer let me know.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Just got the truck back...Sounds like a dream.. and on the way home saw a 60s something D90...I'm taking it as a sign from the Rover Gods to believe and the truck will live forever! Thanks everyone...Carmagedden Defender Project is 8 hours away!
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Old July 15th, 2011, 05:17 PM
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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Just got the truck back...Sounds like a dream.. and on the way home saw a 60s something D90...I'm taking it as a sign from the Rover Gods to believe and the truck will live forever! Thanks everyone...Carmagedden Defender Project is 8 hours away!

If you keep calling a Series II truck a " 60s something D90 " you might not live forever when you piss on the Rover Gods *LOL*
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Old July 15th, 2011, 08:51 PM
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If you keep calling a Series II truck a " 60s something D90 " you might not live forever when you piss on the Rover Gods *LOL*
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Old July 15th, 2011, 11:14 PM
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Balls...Sorry Rover Gods
They're quite forgiving

Series I, II, IIa, II, stage 1, 90", 110", defender.

A quick amount of 'land rover' googling on a beer infused night will get you up to speed. Soon enough you'll be able to determine the differences by simple front and rear marker lights . Think nothing of it.

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Old July 17th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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turns out is was just the spark plugs and wires. Cheap and Easy and now it's running like Carl Lewis
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Old July 17th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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turns out is was just the spark plugs and wires. Cheap and Easy and now it's running like Carl Lewis
Congrats on getting her fixed! In the mean time,.....don't jinx it!
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