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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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My introduction and project.

Hey guys,

I thought I would introduce myself and my truck to the boards. My name is Max, I'm from saratoga, but currently I'm living in syracuse for school. This is my first rover, but I've had plenty of other unique vehicles so obscure parts and maint. isn't something new to me.

My 110 is the 1983 that was forsale by buyrovers. It came here yesterday and I put it on the road today. I'm not planning on restoring this truck, but there are several things I would like to fix/change to make it a little more reliable, safer and to make it pass NYS inspection.

First thing, I need to adjust thie X-Eng parking brake, the constant dragging noise is driving me insane. This will also need to be adjusted so it actually works for inspection.

After that I need to go through the wireing. As of now I have no fan for the heater, no dash lights, turn signal, taillight are out, and I have some weird dimming/headlight out problem. Im hoping its just a ground.

I think it may need some joint work with the drive shaft, Im getting a lot of clanking when I upshift early which makes me think a ujoint is going/bad.

Once I feel that its a little more safe I plan on ordering two tires to match the rear two, new wheels, rear bench seats, side windows and possibly discovery front seats.

A couple of questions I have are, where to buy windows for the side? How to tell if I have a discovery or defender 200tdi (to order a timing belt), are the electrical problems common and have common solutions?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:58 PM
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On the windows, since I was looking at that 110 as well lol, I was thinking of checking out the local RV shops to see what they had size wise that would work. That would have given me windows that opened with screens for camping etc.

The dimming headlight issue could be a ground issue, or if it's at idle when it happens it could be a sign of a weak alternator.

Good luck with her by the way, I had just sent BuyRovers a message to work out the details and 1 minute later I saw that you had bought it.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Armyrover, are you a medic or part of dustoff?
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Welcome!!

Congrats on the purchase!

Sorry to say but this has me ROFLMAO:

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are the electrical problems common and have common solutions?
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Armyrover, are you a medic or part of dustoff?
The redheaded bastard stepchild of Army Medical, Veterinary Corps I take care of Military Working Dogs.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:19 PM
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haha, yea I know LR arent quite the most reliable when it comes to electrical stuff, I just didnt know if the headlight/blower motor/dashlights were common ones.

Armyrover, I didnt even know that was a thing. I did four years in the corps, and the army dust off guys were THE BEST, I loved those guys. Hated seeing them, but they never once let me down.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Army Medical is hands down awesome, they have balls that clank with some of the medivac's I saw them pull off.

I have even taken care of Marine working dogs, just this last summer at the NATO summit. We also do the hearts and minds (paint a bullseye on your butt) missions helping out Iraqi's with their herds, got to see some wild stuff on those missions.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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We had some bomb dogs, they were pretty worthless. I never trusted them. And yea, those vetcap things helping the locals were hilarious.
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Anyways lol back to the issues at hand, were the lights just acting up at idle? Have you stuck a voltmeter on it to see what the voltage is at idle yet?

If that looks solid, check connections for corrosion or split wires. Check that the grounds are clean etc you know the drill I'm sure.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Yea, I just put the truck on the road today. I checked fuses but that was the extent, probably wont get to start working on it until sunday.
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Max:

Hit me up when you're back in Saratoga...I'm up there quite frequently.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Max:

Hit me up when you're back in Saratoga...I'm up there quite frequently.
Sounds good, I'm back somewhat frequently. Besides lyman I dont really know any rover guys in the area.
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Sounds good, I'm back somewhat frequently. Besides lyman I dont really know any rover guys in the area.
KKilo, Eric @ AB, and Bozman is over the border in VT. I was just there the past week but had to head back to VA.
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For the timing belt, I believe the belt and tensioner are the same for discovery/defender. The timing cover and water pump are different, however, and require different gaskets. When I did mine on my discovery 200tdi, I ordered a timing belt kit from Rovahfarm which come with gaskets for a defender. I also got an allmakes bottom end rebuild/gasket set-which came with gaskets for both defender and discovery timing cover/water pump, so I had everything I needed. My discovery 200tdi came with defender exhaust manifolds so it looked like a defender at first glance. You can probably google 200tdi timing cover and see the difference between the defender and discovery orientation.
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For the timing belt, I believe the belt and tensioner are the same for discovery/defender. The timing cover and water pump are different, however, and require different gaskets. When I did mine on my discovery 200tdi, I ordered a timing belt kit from Rovahfarm which come with gaskets for a defender. I also got an allmakes bottom end rebuild/gasket set-which came with gaskets for both defender and discovery timing cover/water pump, so I had everything I needed. My discovery 200tdi came with defender exhaust manifolds so it looked like a defender at first glance. You can probably google 200tdi timing cover and see the difference between the defender and discovery orientation.
Thanks that helps. I'll look into shortly.
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Dogs are 4x4 to!
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Old October 5th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Dogs are 4x4 to!

They are a lot more dependable and generally leak less fluids to.

They are awesome to work with. They really do save lives in a lot of ways.

Doing what I do is how I brought Kabari back from OIF so easily. Wife says when I go on another deployment though my souvenir had better not be another dog...
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Ok, took this thing on a hour and a half drive from cuse to rochester. The 1.6 case needs to go. I found one from a disco 1 that had a five speed for 287 shipped. What are you guys thoughts on that? Also I currently have a x-eng brake on this and I'm unsure if it will swap over to the new case.

On the trip ive noticed I can best compare this truck to an old Harley, it makes lots of noises, it's cold and I can't text and drive in it. Hopefully I'll be able to fix/curb some of this issues shortly.

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On the trip ive noticed I can best compare this truck to an old Harley, it makes lots of noises, it's cold and I can't text and drive in it. Hopefully I'll be able to fix/curb some of this issues shortly.

Max
I thought these were all good things ?
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