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Old May 15th, 2005, 10:46 PM
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Burnt D-90

New to the forum and hoping for some help. Recently my 94 D90 caught fir and burnt pretty bad. Everything plastic or rubber is a pile under the truck. I really need to find a wiring harness (complete) so I can get it back together and running. Anybody know who makes them or any other suggestions. Also need dash parts.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 11:45 PM
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Contact George at www.RoversDownSouth.com. Also Rovers North in Vermont. RN has been the best source for me on the really tough OEM parts that even the dealers can't find.

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Old May 16th, 2005, 06:48 AM
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Hi Chris - where in Columbia are you? Unfortunately I sold most of my NAS parts that you would have needed (converted toi Tdi), but I am local and can at least offer you some assistance. I've got a fair amount of experience tearing apart my truck.

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Old May 16th, 2005, 08:42 AM
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I'll give them a call, thanks Doug.

I'm on the Northeast side of Columbia right off Clemson Rd. in the middle of a cluster. I would appreciate any help especially with electrical.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 10:06 AM
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I'm on Forest Drive right next to the Big Church.

Want me to come by and take at look at the truck?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 04:05 PM
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Yeah that would be great. Just give me a call when you have some time at 309-0600.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 05:37 PM
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Sorry to hear about the fire. Do you know what caused it?
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Old May 16th, 2005, 05:57 PM
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Not excatly sure. Jim said it might have been the oil cooler lines, but all I know is it got real hot real quick.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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I'm hoping that's what just happened to mine. I, fortunately, caught it and shut it down before major flames. Either way, stainless steel here I come. Guess I'll have to wait on my wheel center cap...
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Old May 16th, 2005, 10:24 PM
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THere are extensive threads on this site about this. I had an oil line burst a year ago -- 93 truck. Several other 93 110s have fried over the last couple of years.

Naturally, the 94 and 95 90s would be next up for trouble. Rule of thumb -- to be safe, the oil cooler lines should be replaced every 5 years -- or stainless custom made and installed. That means every Defender in the US should have had the lines replaced by now.

Want to play it totally safe? Replace tranny cooler lines and high pressure power steering hoses as well.

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Old May 17th, 2005, 12:24 AM
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Did an even better upgrade on mine, I added an oil-stat as well at the same time.

www.siegecraft.us/mocal.htm

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Old May 17th, 2005, 02:06 AM
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Hey doug,
did you get custom SS braided hoses made for yours?
That's next on my list to replace. The oil cooler and PS high pressure hoses.

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Old May 17th, 2005, 08:44 AM
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THere are extensive threads on this site about this. I had an oil line burst a year ago -- 93 truck. Several other 93 110s have fried over the last couple of years.

Naturally, the 94 and 95 90s would be next up for trouble. Rule of thumb -- to be safe, the oil cooler lines should be replaced every 5 years -- or stainless custom made and installed. That means every Defender in the US should have had the lines replaced by now.

Want to play it totally safe? Replace tranny cooler lines and high pressure power steering hoses as well.

Doug W.
These posts (especially the one with fire extinguishers) is why I'll be putting in SS.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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I've been hearing about the fires and think it's a good idea as well..

Where does one go about acquiring such upgraded oil cooler lines ? And while we're on the topic, what about the tranny & power steering lines ?

I seem to remember someone on here making some ? Not sure...


'Tanks,

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P.S. JESSE McCOY: THANK YOU very much for your lengthy email... I am tossing the idea around with my SO and I have a reply for you... Your email was EXACTLY what I was looking for.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 11:06 AM
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Trevor was going to be making some oil cooler lines, but he has been real busy I believe and hasn't had time to perfect what he wants to do. But you can always pull the lines off and bring them down to a hydraulics shop (or most tractor repair places like Caterpillar or John Deer) and they should be able to replace the flexible parts (the parts that wear out) for a pretty good price.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Mine are due for another replacement. Since I'm going to have the truck apart to replace the fan clutch I think I'll take care of this at the same time. I'll head to the local hydraulics shop to get braided lines. If the price is right I'll get them to make up a few more for others here that need them if you like.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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I got my braided oil cooler lines from Rover Accessories. I'm running stock PS and tranny lines, replaced a year or two ago. All can be made locally at a hose shop, in braided SS -- they just need the end fittings from your truck.

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Old May 17th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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Mike,

Thanks again... I forgot who it was. Well, I guess he's busy.


Tony,

Well, if you get a set made, post pics and come up with a price I'll probably take a set...
Are you going to do the tranny & power steering lines too ??


OH... Had a question... Would Synthetic OIL burn up the engine compartment like mineral if the lines were to burst ? (I kinda know but want the experts to chime in)



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Old May 17th, 2005, 12:20 PM
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Old May 17th, 2005, 12:33 PM
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Yes, Thanks Doug... I think we replied to the other posts at the same time because I didn't see yours when I did.

As far as Rover Accessories goes, are the braided lines on their website ? couldn't find them...

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