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Old April 15th, 2015, 07:06 AM
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I wanted a Rover so bad that I traded my 05 Tundra in for my 85 110 in the summer of 2010, which became my daily driver. Before I left again for Iraq a year later, I had put 10k miles on it, and my work was only 3 miles from my house, so I took it a lot of places in that short time. I miss Big Red.

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Old April 15th, 2015, 07:17 AM
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I'm a 97 daily driver as well. I'm only averaging 10k a year but I've owned it going in 11 years now. Oscar we call him has served our family well, teaching two kids to drive so far and hauling to/from literally everything our family does. Here's a pic of my oldest son just this weekend for the first time off road at Roav. We were all equally nervous the entire time but he did well and hasn't stopped talking about it. I agree with you, drive these things if you enjoy them. Makes no sense to preserve the Miles cause there will always be another with fewer miles than yours.

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Old April 15th, 2015, 08:32 AM
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I just bought a ’95 D90 SW. It will be my daily now that my 2014 4Runner is sold and gone …

yup, going from a new, comfortable, reliable Toyota to a 20 year old British farm truck with 122k on the clock = living.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:20 AM
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I've put about 65k on my 1997 D90 in 4 years...but my driving is/was split between 3 other LR's...whichever is running...
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Old April 15th, 2015, 01:14 PM
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So what would be a reasonable preventative timetable/mileage to replace wear items such as CV's, swivel balls, wheel bearings, U-joints etc. ?

I'm looking for a list of things that wear, but are not in observable view, that you know, the items that take a beating off road.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 01:22 PM
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So what would be a reasonable preventative timetable/mileage to replace wear items such as CV's, swivel balls, wheel bearings, U-joints etc. ? I'm looking for a list of things that wear, but are not in observable view, that you know, the items that take a beating off road.
in my experience these are not exactly tied to miles. I have one side that has been rebuilt twice in 140k miles and the other side is original, just new grease. my tears have been redone but they didn't look like they needed it yet. if the front balls look clean and shiny I just keep them topped up with proper lube.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 01:32 PM
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X8...with proper fluid and lube...you'll wear out before it does...(unless you're Jeff Huff)
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Old April 15th, 2015, 01:43 PM
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Don't forget to properly lube and fluid yourself! Maybe you last as long too! Wait that sounds wrong. Ha! I meant good scotch and joint juice! ;-)
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Old April 15th, 2015, 02:06 PM
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Same here, I bought a garage occupier with 65k or so miles that had been averaging a couple of thousand miles a year with the last owner, I intended for it to be a weekend car, but every time I walked to the garage I felt a gravitational pull and my other car collected dust for a couple of years before I sold it. I actually think the 110 does much better when driven daily, or that's what I tell myself. I don't plan to sell, so could care less about the miles. Plus, when I wear out a part, it just means I get to replace it and its one less part to worry about later!
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Old April 15th, 2015, 03:29 PM
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Same here, I bought a garage occupier with 65k or so miles that had been averaging a couple of thousand miles a year with the last owner, I intended for it to be a weekend car, but every time I walked to the garage I felt a gravitational pull and my other car collected dust for a couple of years before I sold it. I actually think the 110 does much better when driven daily, or that's what I tell myself. I don't plan to sell, so could care less about the miles. Plus, when I wear out a part, it just means I get to replace it and its one less part to worry about later!
I think you are 100% correct. The best form of preventable maintenance is motion!
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Mine just leaks oil on the garage floor. If I drive it 1000 miles a year that is a lot. My series truck I drove about 1500 miles total since finishing it in 2000. I prefer to work on them rather than drive them.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Mine stopped leaking for a while and I got nervous that it had run out of oil! New diff and steering guards make for nice collection ponds!
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I guess he decided to go drive it some : /
Every time I drive it I decide to keep it and drive it more. It is fun, just too many toys and I prefer the SW. Not sure what I am going to do with it but I am sure I will get that figured out.

I daily'd my previous '97 and loved it...never should have sold that one.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 07:03 PM
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Every time I drive it I decide to keep it and drive it more. It is fun, just too many toys and I prefer the SW. Not sure what I am going to do with it but I am sure I will get that figured out.
ST's are addictive. Keep it, drive it, enjoy it! Or if you decide not to, call me! ;-)
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