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Old January 2nd, 2017, 05:47 AM
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New Defender and some doubts..

Good morning, Guys.

I recently bought a 90 td5 defender, and I have some issues regarding the machine.
I will put the doubts by points to be easier and thanks to any answer that you guys can give me

1- In the cold, in the morning when I start the car, in the first maneuver (for example, getting out of the parking lot), 1st and reverse makes a squeak sound at the clutch point (clutch in the bottom or top does not). In the other gears does not and after warming up it stop making this noise of the squeak in any situation .. Is the car getting at right temperature, oils going to the places they belong etc and is it a normal thing or not?

2- Still on the clutch, the pedal has a spring just like the accelerator but it has no spring, is it normal?
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3 - The Defender comes with a Fedima Fronteira 265 / 75R16, which brushes in the tightest maneuvers, and I want to switch urgently to the original tires, but incredible as it seems I still can not find out the original measures, maker brand and model.

4 - Finally, I am changing the blinkers for the original (came with transparent) and one of the connections of the blink plug does not exist, and I have to order one, can someone tell me where I get this piece?
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And that's all, sorry for the endless list of questions, but I decided to condense everything into one post instead of doing 4 or 5 ..and sorry for the poor english!
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 06:12 AM
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Good morning, Guys.

I recently bought a 90 td5 defender, and I have some issues regarding the machine.
I will put the doubts by points to be easier and thanks to any answer that you guys can give me

1- In the cold, in the morning when I start the car, in the first maneuver (for example, getting out of the parking lot), 1st and reverse makes a squeak sound at the clutch point (clutch in the bottom or top does not). In the other gears does not and after warming up it stop making this noise of the squeak in any situation .. Is the car getting at right temperature, oils going to the places they belong etc and is it a normal thing or not?
Worry when you begin to have difficulty shifting into or out of gear. Sounds like contamination on the clutch disk maybe? That or the clutch release bearing going out. Wait until it gets bad then have it repaired.

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2- Still on the clutch, the pedal has a spring just like the accelerator but it has no spring, is it normal?
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I don't think there is a pedal return spring on the clutch but maybe on the TD5 there is?

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3 - The Defender comes with a Fedima Fronteira 265 / 75R16, which brushes in the tightest maneuvers, and I want to switch urgently to the original tires, but incredible as it seems I still can not find out the original measures, maker brand and model.
That seems a little fat for a truck with no lift. 235 85 16 is a more reasonable size.

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4 - Finally, I am changing the blinkers for the original (came with transparent) and one of the connections of the blink plug does not exist, and I have to order one, can someone tell me where I get this piece?
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And that's all, sorry for the endless list of questions, but I decided to condense everything into one post instead of doing 4 or 5 ..and sorry for the poor english!
There are plenty of native speakers less articulate
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 06:17 AM
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Thank you for your help @o2batsea!
That info sure was very helpfull!

Still, about the tyres, i totally agree with what you said, i dont understand why the owner wanted such big shoes if he never went do dirt, still, do you know the original maker brand and model of the defender tyre?

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 06:26 AM
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Thank you for your help @o2batsea!
That info sure was very helpfull!

Still, about the tyres, i totally agree with what you said, i dont understand why the owner wanted such big shoes if he never went do dirt, still, do you know the original maker brand and model of the defender tyre?

Regards
Joao
I think they were likely Dunlop or BF Goodrich, but thats a guess
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 06:28 AM
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 08:56 AM
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The Td5 does have a clutch assist spring on it and or a pedal return spring depending on the market. The EU market had both depending on country destination. It is worth purchasing the assist spring kit and installing it. It looks like this...

LAND ROVER DEFENDER TD5 CLUTCH PEDAL ASSISTANCE SPRING KIT - EDP7510LKIT | eBay

As for original tire size EU market vehicles had 7.50x16 tires fitted. As suggetsed 235 85 R16 is a very good compromise size.

Oh and welcome to forum... your English is great! Cheers
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 10:16 AM
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 11:09 AM
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Those tires look like BFG AT knock offs.

If they are rubbing the suspension arms, adjust the steering stops to suit. Hopefully you have stock wheels. The 265/75-16 size was standard on US bound Defender 90s.

Welcome to the fun and torment of Rover ownership!
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 12:32 PM
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Yes, they are too big for the original suspension, i want to put the originals, as soon as possible!

Lets hope its more fun than torment ehehe

Thanks!
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 04:06 PM
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The NAS D90 trucks all came with the 265 tire size. Adjust your bump stops so that it stops the tires from hitting the radius arms at full turn lock. Wont cost you anything. Might be much happier with the larger size in the long run.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 01:48 PM
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The clutch squeak as you describe it is probably the pilot bushing, this is a common issue on TD5's in that vintage.

To go in and change a bushing, you end up doing the clutch. The squeak will come and go,(usually more evident in cold temperatures and initial sort up) and eventually when you are tired of listening to it, do your clutch.

The bearing can (will) eventually fail, but you will know when it's getting close. The noise will be constant, and you will have issues shifting.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 01:55 PM
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Thanks CDN38, you really describe it well, so i thing it's really possible, it is what you are saying!
So new clutch on the go!
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 03:32 PM
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Looks like you have no clutch return spring...

Here's the part numbers and procedure all laid out for you.

https://thegippo.wordpress.com/2014/...tch-pedal-mod/

The Che Overland blog has lots of useful things for Td5 owners....

Enjoy.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 03:41 PM
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I dont! it's so strange how the previous owner, never saw that and never had problems with the clutch like that..

Still, its working good (does pressure, both up and down), but i will order it right away and install it!

Thank you for the link!!
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