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Old August 4th, 2011, 12:09 AM
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300 tdi front engine cover

Ok.... so just when i thought that it was over, and i could put the last Items on and start it up... lady luck rears her head again The front engine cover (300tdi), has a press in bearing which the fan threads on to, and the coolant pulley attaches. The Flange for the pulley was actually cracked, and when i went to torque the bolts gave way.
I have found on the web a replacement flange and bearing system, but according to LandRover this is a non servicable part...Any thoughts or suggestions out there?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 01:06 AM
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I had a similar problem and took it to a industrial water pump shop. They easily made a new flange and pressed in a new bearing.
If you want the details the place here I can find them. It was around 100$ IIRC
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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:08 AM
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That is amazing. I have collected about 6 covers I should send to them to press in new bearings.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Sorry for any confusion. I have 6 damaged ones, with broken ears for the fan pulley. Maybe I should send them to Berkely. Did he make a round boss instead of the 4 ears when they repaired your cover, D90user?
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Yes, I think it was round. They just made a plate and thread + shoulder for the fan clutch. They used a generic sealed water pump bearing and chopped one side off. It is slightly longer than the OE, but it cleared the timing gear no problem, maybe it will last longer. Lined up well.
If you want to send them I'd take them in... PM me.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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You did not happen to take any pictures of the outside, did you?
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I don't know if this helps, but there is a guy on EBay UK who sells the bearing. Though if the shop in Berkely only charges $100 for a new bearing and custom flange, I doubt it makes sense. Plus the round flange seems like a big improvement.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DISCOVERY-...&_qi=RTM637056
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Ok.. So i guess I should actually ask this as well, as it seems to be a common issue.. (or somewhat common) How long would you run the flange with only 3(three) bolts left on it that are good?
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I've seen some putting a greasing nipple there.
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Ok.. So i guess I should actually ask this as well, as it seems to be a common issue.. (or somewhat common) How long would you run the flange with only 3(three) bolts left on it that are good?
craig
Toi look at the ebay write up and the pictures D90 user posted it seems you could remove the damaged flange and have someone turn up a new flange to replace your damaged one. I can maybe get that done here. With the right motivation.

What have you gotten as far as prices for a new or used cover with flange, trybul?
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