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Old November 2nd, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Attempting to add power steering to 2.5na

So I'm attempting to add power steering to my ex-mod with a 2.5na. I'm having a little trouble figuring out how the bracket mounts to the engine.

Do I need to remove the alternator bracket to mount the p/s bracket? And then do I need a different alternator bracket or does it somehow mount to the power steering bracket? Currently both brackets seem to want to occupy the same space.

Does anyone have any photos of an older 4 cylinder with power steering?

Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 05:38 PM
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So I think I'm a lot closer. It looks like the ps bracket replaces the alt bracket too. The alternator actually seems to attach directly to the ps bracket.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 05:59 PM
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So it looks like I've got the wrong crank pulley. The vehicle is an FFR, so it has a double groove pulley, and the most forward groove was unused, but it seems that it is not far enough forward to drive the power steering pump.
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There are up to three possible grooves. The back is the alternator and water pump. The middle is the air con compressors or 24 volt generator. The front is for power steering. Getting a new three groove pulley is the easiest way forward.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I'd like to see how this goes as I'm hoping to do this within the next few months.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 08:06 PM
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There are up to three possible grooves. The back is the alternator and water pump. The middle is the air con compressors or 24 volt generator. The front is for power steering. Getting a new three groove pulley is the easiest way forward.
I see. Thanks for the info. Well I guess I'm done for today. Fortunately I didn't have to undo anything, as the ps bracket holds the alternator just fine. So the bracket is bolted into place and seems pretty sturdy, but there is at least one bolt I could figure out for my engine. I can see that whatever engine the bracket used to be on used that bolt. Does anyone have any ideas about this? I'm not really worried about it just wonder what the difference would have been:

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Is this the reservoir that is required?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LAND-ROVER-D...c620b9&vxp=mtr
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Old November 10th, 2013, 02:09 PM
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Looks right. The plastic reservoir itself is the same as a disco. The bracket is what is different I guess.

I've got the older metal reservoir in the kit I bought.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Is that the correct bracket? If not can you please post a pix of the correct bracket?
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Old November 10th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Someone with a newer defender will have to provide a definite answer, but it certainly looks like what one of the options in the parts catalog.

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Old November 10th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Its a generic reservoir. Same setup is used on most rovers from 84 up as well as most BMW's from the 80's up into the 90's when BMW went crazy under the hood with plastic. Early trucks it simply clamps to the bracket with a hose clamp.
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According to usps/Royal Mail, my pulley is out for delivery... Such a silly thing to be excited for, but I cannot help it.
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Jafir- I would take the double pulley as we fit A/C on a regular basis- PM cost, etc.
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Old November 25th, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Jafir- I would take the double pulley as we fit A/C on a regular basis- PM cost, etc. Thanks
Awesome. Once I get this swapped I'll send you a PM.
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It's nice to be in the south sometimes. Drop arm came off of the disco box with just a couple light taps with a hammer:



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So I've got my new drop arm, complete with ball joint.

Should I put anti seize on the splines?

Also how does the lock washer work? The one I removed from the disco box had on side folded up around the nut, but I don't see how that would help. Do I also need to fold the other side down against the arm?
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Jafir- I would take the double pulley as we fit A/C on a regular basis- PM cost, etc.
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I have your old LHD AC setup if you want a buy back?
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So stupid question, but when I take the 4 bolts out of the pulley, it should come of the dampener, right? I shouldn't have to take the big center bolt off?

Because the pulley sure seems stuck on there.
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