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View Poll Results: Have you changed your oil cooler lines?
Yes, and I upgraded to better stuff 13 30.95%
Yes, and I used Genuine replacements 18 42.86%
No, I'm delinquent 10 23.81%
I like my D90 crispy 1 2.38%
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 11:35 PM
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Oil Cooler line poll

Just out of curiosity....
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 11:42 PM
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Who has burst them?

If so, me.

Who has had their truck catch on fire?

Me too.

Who replaced them with braded steel?

Me.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 12:00 AM
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I did the mocal sand W/thurmo pulled out the adapters in the rad. 20mm[oem] taped with npt & fit russel adapters & ss lines. & Bobs my uncle! I have better OP & looks clean. I will post a pic of the setup. The OEM adapters in the rad have a small id. My next step is to add an external oil cooler & a oil accumulater. That is after I gear & lock the Disco.

Oh I rebuilt mt stock lines & GAVE them to my cousin!! His 94 had original lines.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:02 AM
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Mocal here as well, planning on a fan-driven oil cooler in the future.

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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:12 AM
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Thumbs up Oil cooler line upgrade.

I upgraded my oil cooler lines in 2001, after seening a burnt d90 at the dealer. I took them to the local hydrulic shop that makes hoses and they used the same ends but replaced the hoses with areo quip hose and fire sleeve The fire sleeve is only secured at the top of the line so if the hose burst the fluid will not spray right onto the manifolds They will spray on to the Axle. I have had no problems since and not even a little leak. This is a far better hose then stock.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 03:17 AM
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I listened to the sage advice from Hans and upgraded my oil cooler lines employing the Rover Accessories braided SS lines and sandwich plate. After reading the write up that Hans posted at his web site, I decided to upgrade both my LWB and D-90.

The upgrade was very straight forward and cheap insurance. If someone needs a Rover Accessories tech write up I will do that with pics. I called Charles at RA and he was very helpful with the order fulfillment as well as the question I had during install.

My rationale is that if you are serious about keeping these trucks running in the longer term, then you are serious enough to make the oil cooler line upgrade. I was sick to read about Chris' fire, and there are simply too may examples of this weak link prematurely killing off Defenders.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:07 AM
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Do Rover Accessories make braided line for a 97 NAS?

I have a Defender 50th Anniversary LE which there are 385 of here in the UK. They are basically a 97 NAS and the only 4.0l V8 auto defender ever made over here. So we will have the same problems with the oil cooler lines i guess. I havent herd of any catching fire yet! I will have to advise themembers of my owners club of the problems.

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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:50 AM
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Replace mine at 75,000 miles with genuine. Tried to have a local hose shop just change out the hose and reuse the fittings but they were incapable of getting the ends turned in the right directions.

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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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Hoping mine will burn to the ground, then I can rebuild it
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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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Mike no wonder your truck breaks all the time you hate it & its picking up your bad vibs dude!!!!! You are gonna need some practice at that PMA & nice thoughts or that 110 is gonna make you PAY!
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Old December 4th, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Did the mocal setup (thanks, Hans!) and found a source for the brass fittings for the cooler. In retrospect I should've put fire sleeve on them as well. Will do the lwb next and will use the same setup.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 11:38 AM
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Mike no wonder your truck breaks all the time you hate it & its picking up your bad vibs dude!!!!! You are gonna need some practice at that PMA & nice thoughts or that 110 is gonna make you PAY!
You don't understand! My 90 wants a makeover too! She complains all the time to me! lol
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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Busting your man berries Mike!
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:54 PM
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I had the local shop rebuild mine.
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I got one for ya to rebuild.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 11:11 PM
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The Russell Pro Flex works well.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:59 AM
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LOL, well send it up!
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I will as soon as the check arrives.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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I will as soon as the check arrives.
Well the last Defender i bought only cost $100 and it ran so I'll send you a check for $50!! Do you think I can drive it home?

Oh and isn't it great when the Site Admin and the Forum Moderator take a thread off topic in the tech section
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