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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:44 PM
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30/60 Service & Warranty



I am turning over 30,000 miles this week and want to perform a major service to keep the 90 running smoothly. I am also fortunate to still have an active after market warranty that I have already put to good use (head gasket, power steering lines, etc.) and I would like to get as much use out of it as possible---so any suggestions big or small would be great. I look at this as an opportunity to do some deep maintenance, so any and all suggestions are welcome regardless of expense and time—I want to do it right the first time.



I could really benefit from input such as “if you’ve already removed that part, then you may as well spend the extra 20 mins ( or 2 hours) and take care of that other part while you’re at it”.



I read through the Robinson’s website service schedule as well as the 60K service log in the FAQ section and compiled the following list. If it is lacking or redundant please let me know—I am a novice at the mechanics…



First Major Service -- 12 Year / 30,000 Mile Service:

- Change Engine Oil & Filter

- Change Fuel filter

- Drain and refill Transmission fluid + replace filter

- Change front and rear Axle oils

- Check Swivel housings

- Clean differential vent pipes

- Check/replace pitman arm as needed

- Check O2 sensors and emission system

- Change Transfer Case oil

- Change Brake Fluid

- Change Coolant

- Clean crank case breather

- Clean throttle body

- Check and top all other fluids

- Oil all door and body hinges

- Grease driveshaft joints

- Test battery and replace if faulty

- Replace spark plugs

- Check brakes

- Adjust parking brake

- Check exhaust and under car components for damage

- Check a/c and heat

- Check washer jets

- Check engine mounts

- Check bushings

- Rotate tires

- Inspect & repack wheel bearings w/ fresh grease + replace seals

- Check for stored fault codes

- Road test and note other problems

- Check steering linkage joints. Joints should all be good and tight.

- CV joints, change fluid in knuckle (gasket needed)

- Check seal around harmonic balancer

- Rear main seal

- Fuel system service: clean intake and injectors

- Clean plenum chamber ventilation passageway

- Renew Charcoal Canister and purge Control Valve

- Clean idle air control valve
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Old February 26th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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id do plugs/wires change all the fluids and filters. Inspect the vacum hoses. I think a lot of the stuff mentioned above is important but for the most part shouldnt be overlooked at any service interval.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Hey Paul,

What is the Robinson's website? I need to do a 60k service and I don't know what it entails.

Thanks,
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Hey Paul,

What is the Robinson's website? I need to do a 60k service and I don't know what it entails.

Thanks,
Chris
http://www.robisonservice.com/servicedep/rover_advice2.asp
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Thanks Guys!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Thanks guys. Yep, serpentine, plug wires, and any aging hoses are going on that list as well.
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i am just coming up on 60K service and after looking over the robisons list the only thing i have a question about is replacing the pitman arm joint. is this something all you gurus would also recommend? and if so what parts would you need to order?(not the whole arm assembly i hope).
thanks for the advice

on another note had the rover fantasy happen this am. big wind storm here in anchorage last night. wind downed trees all over and polished the snow on the ground to a slick surface. driving to work this am drove over downed trees, went into ditches to go around trees, put diff lock in low and crawled down slick hill to get to work this am. saw no one else from my neighborhood on the road.
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"is this something all you gurus would also recommend"

Not unless it is bad (boot split, loose etc.)
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Not unless it is bad (boot split, loose etc.)
I'd let him do it once to learn when not to do it!
BTW, the boot on mine split (again) like.... 200 miles after I replace it (right now I keep adding grease to it since I don't know where to only buy the boot). Is there something I missed?
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Paul,

Just noticed you're in SM. Where are you getting the service done? I just had the 90 serviced over at British Car Service over by LAX. Mine has about 41K miles and with it's age needed a buncha stuff replaced. You may want to take it over there. Wasn't cheap but they did a good job. I don't think the warranty will cover the service or aging parts though.

I asked them to replace my oil cooler lines with the steel braided ones but they didn't have a source for a 97 kit when I was in. You may want to ask about that. I hear Eric at Trailhead 4x4 has a good kit or ECR may have one. I gotta get mine done soon.
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B.L.

I had my truck serviced back in March (this is an older thread) at West Coast Rovers. You are correct, most "general" service/maintanence items are not covered under warranty, but when they stumble across other issues during the process my warranty is pretty good about it. THanks for the heads up on British Car Service.
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Hey B.L,

Get the cooler lines done ASAP. I got a kit for my 1997 from West Coast Rovers.
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Got mine done at WCR as well. Call Eddie and see if he has any in stock.
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'll give Eddie a call.

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