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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:11 PM
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You're not really a Defender owner until...

...you have experienced all the fun, smoke, and joy of squirting oil cooler lines. Wow, what a show.

The truck was due to go in this month for a tune-up and to have those lines replaced, ironically enough. Oh well. Something smelled off, and at the first hint of smoke I cut the engine and rolled to the side assuming the worst. No fire, no huge pool, but there were a few anxious moments as I glanced underneath for flickers.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 10:21 PM
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Old March 12th, 2006, 02:24 AM
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Robert,

You sir just dodged the mother of all bullets. When I first joined this forum, Hans sounded the mother of all warning bells conceived by man about the oil cooler lines, and I took his words to heart. I changed both my oil cooler lines on my D-90 and RRC LWB with the Rovers Accessories new stainless steel lines to make sure I would not flamb'e my trucks.

Do yourself a favor and contact Charles D'Andrade and get the SS oil cooler lines and new sandwich plate. His phone number is (310) 227.8008.

So glad to hear that you shut down the truck before it reached the flashpoint. Ask Chris about the travesty of losing a Rover, and Hans' advice will pay off in spades.

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Old March 12th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Another one? That's two more that I've become aware of this week..... though the other happened a couple years ago, I just found out about it.

I think at this point I'm going to start up a list of Defenders that have had this happen, and what the results have been. I think it will be up in the range of a few percentages of all NAS rovers developed.

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Old March 12th, 2006, 11:01 PM
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This morning I had the chance to look under the hood in the broad daylight. By the time we towed the truck to a shop last night, it was difficult to see much under the lighting. It appears the oil squirted towards the rear, as the frame and area near the bulkhead had some residue. Also, there was a dark spot on the exhaust manifold runner which was getting sprayed.

Having read this forum, one thing I avoided was opening the hood. There's is probably enough free space and oxygen available for fire, but I took no chance. I looked from underneath, as advised, though not too close at first.

My engine oil was fairly fresh, and I run Castrol synthetic blend. Perhaps regular oil, not recently changed and having more gas content would be a greater fire risk. Any thoughts.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Does Rover Accessories have a kit for the 97?
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Old March 13th, 2006, 11:25 AM
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RA SS oil cooler lines

Andy,

Good question, and I really do not know if they make oil cooler lines for a '97. I have a '95 so I did not ask Charles at the time I ordered them whether or not they have a kit for the '97.

I would give him a call to double check. They have a toll free phone number 800.ROVER.55 in addition to the one I posted earlier in this thread.

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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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For some reason I can't view the RX site. How much were those lines?
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Old March 13th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Call Eddie at West Coast Rovers. he made me a set for my 97. They rock. Tell him Joe Pfeiffer sent you.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:51 PM
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Old March 16th, 2006, 08:04 PM
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Another vote for West Coast Rovers. They did my Disco's oil cooler lines. My D90's are more than likely going to be done at Rover Accessories, though.

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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:06 PM
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I just called Eddie at WCR and ordered a pair. I hope to get these in pretty soon.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:37 PM
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I just called Eddie at WCR and ordered a pair. I hope to get these in pretty soon.
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How much were they? I need to do this soon too...

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Old March 17th, 2006, 11:07 PM
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$200.00 for the pair, + a $200 core charge.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:39 AM
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I know what thats like about two mouth ago I was driving with my friend in My 1994 D-90.Their was quite abit of snow on the road and the roads. After about 5 min of driving we began to smell smoke. We drove for a little bit untill it began to smoke, alot of smoke, so i pulled off into a ditch. The funny thing is the tow truck couldn't get down to it so I had to drive it out of the ditch. It wasn't even a challenge. Great Car!
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