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Old March 1st, 2007, 08:31 PM
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You guys made me think of the German safety inspection. Now those are some anal retentive techs.
No winkin' going on either. No junkers on the road though...Err, I take that back. When the Wall came down you should have seen all the East German "Trabbies" (Trabants) Passing each other on the Autobahn doing 30-38 MPH hehe West Germans wanted them condemed...And the cars too. <Nose in the air>

Matt...No worries. This board and this group of folks will help you beyond your belief.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 08:10 PM
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I missed one:
"Right wheel bearing loose"

That one I have no idea about.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 10:37 PM
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That really is not a hugh problem... You do need a Rover Hub Tool from Atlantic British ($19.00) and an average socket set. Hook up with the local LR Club and have a Tech day at your house... Bribe a few guys with beer and you should have a couple takers to help out.

Since you are in there, you might as well replace the bearings, they are about $15.00 at Napa or $53.00 at LR.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:44 AM
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You can't adjust camber on a rover?
What are they talking about.

There is no camber adjustment. All you can do is adjust toe in with the tie rod. Unless you go to a non Rover modification like the 3 link or redrilled swivel ball.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 10:27 AM
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Matt,

I have a hub nut tool. Tightening a wheel bearing takes no time. Give me a call or shoot me an email so it pops up on my blackberry. PM's here dont do that.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:21 AM
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let me know if you have a tech day... I can try to swing by - difficult now due to a very pregnant wife - but you never know -

I have a welder if you want to plug up some holes ... the hub is a breeze as well.... and you will need the hub tool
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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a chisel and hammer work too for removing and tightening the hub nut.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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a chisel and hammer work too for removing and tightening the hub nut.
haha you are so right about that.... I believe that is the technique my dad taught me many moons ago....

here you go a - a quick search go tme this - http://www.bb4wa.com/articles/wheelbearings.htm
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Old March 6th, 2007, 03:07 AM
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It amazing what different parts of the country are like.
LOL, yea I used to live back east. The governments are socialist busybodies. How is it the government's business if your steering box leaks a little?

Oh, and you can't even work on your own house, even if you have permit. 'gotta hire an electrician or a plumber for that stuff.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Well you have to hire a licensed electrician or plumber to do electrical or plumbing work. It makes sense, especially if you live in a townhouse or apartment building. I wouldn't want to be flooded because the jerk above me tried to redo his bathroom plumbing. Or have my townhouse burn down because the guy next door thought he could rewire some switches.

In this case it's good to have these checks in place, IMO.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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I agree - > although the MD inspection may be a pain at times - it is good for them to look over your truck and spot all the trouble issues. for example - a hole in the body cavity may lead to carbon monoxide build up in the cabin..... = sleepy feeling.....

having them chk your tires and breaks and suspension components is also a good idea... a safe car on the road will save lives. a dangerous car puts everyone in danger.

sometimes the techs can be a pain - for no good reason - I understand that - best bet is to go to someone else after you have remedied the serious issues.....
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:58 PM
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Well you have to hire a licensed electrician or plumber to do electrical or plumbing work. It makes sense, especially if you live in a townhouse or apartment building. I wouldn't want to be flooded because the jerk above me tried to redo his bathroom plumbing. Or have my townhouse burn down because the guy next door thought he could rewire some switches.

In this case it's good to have these checks in place, IMO.
Well that's what inspections are for - to guarantee safe installations.

Licensing requirements are to ensure that paying customers get competent work performed for their money. Since even work by licensed contractors need to be inspected, the licensing requirement is not for safety reasons.

Here in Oregon, and in most of the western U.S., one can do work in their owner-occupied premises (i.e., not if they rent it out), with a permit. It would seem pretty odd if you couldn't. I bet electrician and plumber rates are higher back east due to lack of DIY competition.
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