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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:12 PM
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Jack stand location for NAS D90

Never did my own servicing (I'm 49 and just dropped off at the dealer) but started changing my oil/filter on my D90 last year and then my GT3 this year. Even got these Jackpoint jack stands, http://www.jackpointjackstands.com/Home.html, lifted the rear of the Porsche, took off the wheels and changed the plugs on my own. It was a pain due to the tight tolerances but was very satisfying to do. It would have been an $800 job just for the plugs but only $66 for the plugs to do myself. Plan on flushing the brakes as well. Eventually, I'd like to do my own brake flushes and change my own brake pads and rotors (for the D90) if there are any DIY threads on the forum.

On the D90, where would you place more conventional jack stands; on the frame or axels? Would you get these flat topped AC http://www.amazon.com/ESCO-Jack-Stan.../dp/B0019JVIPM or these Torin ones? http://www.amazon.com/Torin-T43006-J.../dp/B002E1AYKY

How much lift would the floor jack need. My Powerzone from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Torin-T43006-J.../dp/B002E1AYKY goes up to 18 1/2 inches. Is this enough. I was thinking of getting a Milwaukee or another USA made, serviceable model. Are there any recs for an American made floor jack?
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:16 PM
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Anywhere on the axles or chassis as needed is fine.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:18 PM
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The one like the Torin are better and I would do 6 ton ones. They are more stable and lift higher.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:23 PM
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Thanks John,

On the Rennlist forums, there are various threads with DIY instructions with pics. Are there any on Defender Source for spark plug changes, brake line flushes or brake pad/rotor changes? I got the bug and am buying all sorts of tools. I'd rather tinker and do maintenance in my garage than try to learn golf. This coming from a MD.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:25 PM
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There are some on the main part of this site. Those are all very simple things to do. As simple as any car ever built. The only weird thing in your list is changing rotors. The genuine workshop manuals can be purchased or downloaded and will tell you how to do everything.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:29 PM
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Great, I think the PO gave me a genuine LR disc that may be the workshop manual. I'll look for it tonight.

As a general rule of thumb, the Porsche brake pads should be replaced when there are about the thickness of the backing plate.

Regarding the D90, not knowing if the workshop manual will specify, what is the thickness one would judge when the pads should be replaced. I'd want to "practice" on the LR before the Porsche with its ceramic rotors.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:51 PM
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If you are ever unsure about the stability of the vehicle on stands (or on a lift) push/shake the body before you get under it. You are definitely better off having the vehicle fall off of a jack stand when you aren't under it!
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:13 PM
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The best part about a D90 is you don't need to jack it up to change the fluids. Jack stands under the axles works for brake work.
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If you are ever unsure about the stability of the vehicle on stands (or on a lift) push/shake the body before you get under it. You are definitely better off having the vehicle fall off of a jack stand when you aren't under it!
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Thanks John, On the Rennlist forums, there are various threads with DIY instructions with pics. Are there any on Defender Source for spark plug changes, brake line flushes or brake pad/rotor changes? I got the bug and am buying all sorts of tools. I'd rather tinker and do maintenance in my garage than try to learn golf. This coming from a MD.
YouTube is a great resource at times. There are many videos that are based from the UK and other parts of the world which is kinda cool.

IMO Rovers North should consider building a library for its customers. Hint! Hint! Zachary.
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i can swap rear springs in about 30 minutes with the above method.

Brakes are a little bit more involved on the Land Rovers than most vehicles.
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YouTube is a great resource at times. There are many videos that are based from the UK and other parts of the world which is kinda cool.

IMO Rovers North should consider building a library for its customers. Hint! Hint! Zachary.
That's a good idea. I'll look at the YT videos to see how involved they are and what tools are required. Definitely safety first.
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Get some rubber wheel chocks and put one in front of and behind a wheel, this will ensure the vehicle does not somehow roll forward or backwards, both sides can be considered overkill, but it is like 5 seconds extra of work.
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Which is faster in 1st gear the tractor or the tdi?
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I also throw the tires under the truck so if it does fall off the jack stands (the ones with the notches suck -- don't buy them, get ones with pins) it does not crush me. I also have a half dozen genuine land rover telescoping jacks. They are the best ones going. Super high lift and easy to position and they have the curve to fit under the axle.
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That is a lot of faith in chains....
And tractor buckets! The chain is 3/8 inch binder chain, so it's rated at like 3 tons...pretty safe WLL.
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I replaced my factory jack with this Powerbuilt combination hydraulic jack and jackstand. Highly recommended. I actually have two, but keep one in vehicle. Has everything I want in one.



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