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Old May 3rd, 2016, 12:25 PM
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Looking towards Raleigh. That would be easiest for me.

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Where to begin. Its a 94 D90 ST with around 120,000 miles. I bought it in 2011 from a guy in Cali who had just spent about 10k with West Coast rovers to put a 4.6 in it. Ive put maybe 10k miles on it since then. The motor was still in break-in period when I got it. To me, it never seemed to run like it should. I put a Mark Adams chip for a 4.6 in it not long after I got it and it seemed to run better than with the stock ECU. A year or so afterwards the truck would act up from time to time (erratic idle, stalling, losing power on long hill climbs) but seemed to run well 80% of the time. Fast forward a couple years. I stored the truck outside for a whole winter, got in it after a few months and it fired right up. The next winter, I stored it in my garage. Ever since then, something is draining the battery. It can't sit for longer than a couple of hours without being stone dead. I installed a battery cutoff solenoid switch, because no one could find the drain. I suspect mice to be the culprit, as they had gotten into my motorcycle and chewed up everything. In addition, the truck just wouldn't run right(same problems as before, but now throwing fault code 44, sometimes 45). I have replaced o2 sensors twice, no change. New mass air flow, no change. Vacuum tested, no leak. Something is telling me that one damn little wire has been chewed in half by a mouse and all of my problems stem from that. Maybe not, but I am at my wits end with this thing!

Yeah, that sounds like there are some deeper issues---

Contact crown14/Joel in Clayton. He is a good guy-- can build up an engine or do a frame off D90 resto....
See if he can take a look at this.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...wn14-2358.html

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Old May 3rd, 2016, 01:01 PM
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so your main choices should be..

Joel (crown14 here)
Braddys British (Linny) - he does my work. braddysbritish.com
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 01:07 PM
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If you can come a little further I say Drew at Sarek Autowerk in Richmond.
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Thanks to Brian and the crew at LRC in Raleigh, the ole girl is humming right along! Turns out the battery draw and rich running were due to my local mechanic replacing the fuel pump/o2 relay with the wrong relay! The o2 heaters were not grounding, causing the battery draw. The o2 sensors were effectively out of the loop the whole time as it turns out. She's running like a top now! Thanks again LRC!!!
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If you can come a little further I say Drew at Sarek Autowerk in Richmond.
If you take it to Sarek (great guys BTW) you may find your motor replaced with a Bimmer M motor...



It's good to hear you've finally got your bugs worked out. Let's go wheeling!
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That's a cute little motor Bo! We prefer LS's! And our trucks are at least mostly the same color... Drew is a good friend and was on the phone when we found the issue. He helped resolve it fairly quickly, he has been on my speed dial for nearly 3 years, an awesome guy. We are happy to help, and glad to see the smile on Slades face driving his truck for the first run in over six months. There where a few little issues that where easily resolved once we figured out what was causing them.
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Great news, and he was ready to get rid of it! Hope to see it up in the high country sometime.
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