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Old January 31st, 2015, 04:13 PM
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Prior to driving referb / repairs?

Gent's...I did a search but really didn't find what I was looking for...I am picking up a 1988 D90 RHD 2.5TD next week that's already in the US, with low mileage (80K) in very nice original shape with no rot or rust...that truck starts nicely and drives well....however who knows what the prior owner over the years did or did not do in it's 27 year life...It looks to have been very well taken care of but I would like to do some pre driving maintenance as, well it is a Landy..I know the early 19J had some issues but hopefully this is the "newer" 1988 model, but with anything maintenance is key..this was a Chelsea tractor and NEVER saw anything but tarmac.

While the typical brakes, battery, lights etc will be gone over, I will also be doing an oil change and prob flush the coolant system..but what else would you suggest...

-Fuel filter (is there more than one to change?)
-Replace glow plugs
-Injectors (replace or send out to rebuild?)
-Belt?
-Specific hoses to inspect or replace?
-Trans / transfer / diff oil?

BTW...who has the best stateside prices and avail of maint kits for a 19J?

Thanks...Adam
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Old January 31st, 2015, 05:02 PM
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First off, welcome.
I would change any and every fluid and filter right off the bat. As I bled the brakes I would see what the brakes and the pads look like. Hoses are cheap and probably worth replacing. The one critical bit to check is the timing belt. If it hasn't been replaced or you are unaware of its history you need to change it. Then a test drive and go from there. Glow plugs can be tested by hooking them up to your battery and see if the in fact glow. No need to replace them if they are working. Good luck and remember, pictures or it didn't really happen.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 06:05 PM
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Thank you...the whole oil burner lump is new to me, esp with a turbo and have heard of too many people doing squat to theirs and wondering why they don't get 200K miles out of them...I want to take care of the initial maint, play with it before the warm weather before doing any fun updates or changes...Adam
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