Weakness of a D90 - Page 2 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old November 12th, 2014, 06:42 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,744
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by petminded View Post
Thanks all for your input! I changed the spark plugs and I am getting a bit better gas mileage now. Before the gas mileage was 10 miles to the gallon on good days on city streets. I will bring my jerrycan.

How about getting an extinguisher?
Crikey! At least 2 extinguishers...I thought these were standard procedure. Trust me on this .
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #22  
Old November 12th, 2014, 07:33 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
Crikey! At least 2 extinguishers...I thought these were standard procedure. Trust me on this .
That's something I think about on every road trip when I have the GF and dog in the truck, but never have gotten around to buying one. I've only had one Land Rover catch on fire while driving it...

__________________
Car Camping Collective founding member and Treasurer
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old November 12th, 2014, 07:42 PM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Offline
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,792
Fire extinguishers good. Good condition oil lines better!!!
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #24  
Old November 12th, 2014, 07:43 PM
KKilo23's Avatar
KKilo23
Status: Offline
Kenny
NAS SW l NAS ST l 110 SW | 110 Crew
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posts: 2,065
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Larson View Post
150 per tank! Man I have an auto and I get a min of 175...That's funny most gauge per gallon not tank...lol.
I have pushed it to 178... but normally gauge 160-170 miles per tank.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old November 12th, 2014, 08:02 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,744
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz View Post
That's something I think about on every road trip when I have the GF and dog in the truck, but never have gotten around to buying one. I've only had one Land Rover catch on fire while driving it...

Please, for your sake - for your daughters sake - buy 2 fire extinguishers from Big Tom Callahan immediately.
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old November 12th, 2014, 08:48 PM
petminded's Avatar
petminded
Status: Offline
David
1995 Defender 90- Yellow- Soft Top
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 150
Ok. Extinguishers I'll check Amazon tonight.

How about this pin? It's the only thing that has worried me on my D90. And I don't know

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20141112_174744.png
Views:	229
Size:	267.4 KB
ID:	106879

what it's called.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old November 12th, 2014, 09:04 PM
xplorUtah's Avatar
xplorUtah
Status: Offline
Andrew P
1960 SII
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Park City, UT
Posts: 1,134
Registry
Boot looks torn. Happened on mine all the time. How dry does it look in there? Actually I think it has to be rebuilt in situ or you take the drop arm off IIRC. When you get back swap to a Disco drop arm which utilizes a tie rod end...much simpler to replace when it goes bad.
Here is the kit to rebuild yours.
http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...010&type=0&eq=
__________________
1960 Series II "Pliny"
1997 D90 SW #2496

"Fear profits man nothing"

1997 D90 SW #2139 Portofino Sold
1995 D90 ST #2445 Beluga Black Sold
1995 RRC SWB Beluga Black Sold
1986 110 200TDI "1 of 1" Sold
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old November 12th, 2014, 09:11 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by petminded View Post
Ok. Extinguishers I'll check Amazon tonight.

How about this pin? It's the only thing that has worried me on my D90. And I don't know

Attachment 106879

what it's called.
That is the pitman arm. It needs to be rebuilt which isn't terribly difficult. The hardest part is getting the arm off of the box. FYI a craftsman 5/8" spark plug socket is the perfect size to push the cover down.

http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC3295
__________________
Car Camping Collective founding member and Treasurer
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old November 12th, 2014, 09:37 PM
rovertrader's Avatar
rovertrader
Status: Offline
Dale
Tithonus 110, D-90, 109 S/T 5-door
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Marshville, NC USA
Posts: 4,629
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jymmiejamz View Post
I've only had one Land Rover catch on fire while driving it...

Only a Defender owner can accept/appreciate such a statement- 'only one', LOL....
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old November 12th, 2014, 09:56 PM
petminded's Avatar
petminded
Status: Offline
David
1995 Defender 90- Yellow- Soft Top
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 150
Thanks again. It's pretty dry in there. I did a Google shopping search and came up w prices from RN for $109 to $25 on ebay. Thank you RN for the great info and images, but I want to save some $.

https://www.google.com/search?q=RBG0...iw=360&bih=559

Can anyone tell me some about these other sellers?
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old November 12th, 2014, 10:02 PM
Grover's Avatar
Grover
Status: Offline
Mike
Birmabright Bread Box/Swagger Wagon
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,857
Registry
Bring extra belts, fuel pump relays, stepper motor, coolant, 10w-30 oil, redline trans fluid, 90w gear oil, castrol brake fluid...

Have fun...
__________________
LR3 sidesteps with rocker panels for sale $400


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old November 12th, 2014, 10:55 PM
D90Overkill's Avatar
D90Overkill
Status: Offline
David Frank
1995 ST #2615
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Napa, CA. United States
Posts: 4,865
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grover View Post
Bring extra belts, fuel pump relays, stepper motor, coolant, 10w-30 oil, redline trans fluid, 90w gear oil, castrol brake fluid... Have fun...
That's a perfect go bag! And make sure your nearest fire extinguisher is a BC for the engine bay. Mine's behind me on the B. My ABC is on the passenger B.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old November 12th, 2014, 11:49 PM
Dogpilot's Avatar
Dogpilot
Status: Offline
James Wallace
Defender 90 1997 NAS ST
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 311
Registry
Water, bring water, lots of water. I had to do an emergency landing near there this last may, prop failed. Had a choice Trona (in Death Valley), I know is a sh!t hole and Beatty, NV. Chose Beatty, a perfect choice, if you want to shoot a zombie apocalypse movie. 6 hours, me a jackrabbit and assorted lizards, for the mech to arrive. I carry lots of water. I also did my mapping summer field near there while studying Geology at UCLA, 6 months in the summer, yeah, water. I did manage to get the old Series IIA stuck in one of the dry lake beds. Well dry is relative, 4" down it was baby poo. Two miles of walking to the nearest vegetation, collect all you can carry, line the tracks, back out. So 4 miles in 100+ temps, yeah, water.

Your Defender can break anywhere for anything. Keep the cell charged and tell somebody where you are going. A Spot is a nice gizmo to tell folks you need help. Any car can break anywhere, anytime. Don't get me started on Land Cruisers, how would you like to do 20 Kilometers in Somalia, on foot, because the transmission fragged? Oh yeah, water, I had water and a Motorola handi talkie, but needed to get into range of the repeater in Mogadishu. I was halfway to Merka, luckily I got to walk down the nice deserted beach.


Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old November 12th, 2014, 11:54 PM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
Please, for your sake - for your daughters sake - buy 2 fire extinguishers from Big Tom Callahan immediately.
Hey now...
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old November 12th, 2014, 11:56 PM
psykokid
Status: Offline
Jake
1997 Disco
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 523
Quote:
Originally Posted by petminded View Post
Thanks again. It's pretty dry in there. I did a Google shopping search and came up w prices from RN for $109 to $25 on ebay. Thank you RN for the great info and images, but I want to save some $.

https://www.google.com/search?q=RBG0...iw=360&bih=559

Can anyone tell me some about these other sellers?
If you order tomorrow from Atlantic British / British Pacific and they have it in stock in the LA warehouse you should have it to you by Friday so you can R&R over the weekend. I'd call and actually speak with someone over the phone to make sure they have stock on hand here on the west coast.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old November 13th, 2014, 01:55 AM
Viton's Avatar
Viton
Status: Offline
Deaf Ember
Smart 4x4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: La
Posts: 1,231
Before you install the new joint ( http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC3295 )
drill a hole in the base plate (far left item in middle row of shown parts) And tap a hole for a zirk fitting.
This will allow you to periodically grease the joint & increase it's life.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old November 13th, 2014, 07:16 AM
jefhuf's Avatar
jefhuf
Status: Offline
Jeff Huff
'94 D90 ST #655
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Haymarket, VA
Posts: 1,660
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by petminded View Post
Thanks again. It's pretty dry in there. I did a Google shopping search and came up w prices from RN for $109 to $25 on ebay. Thank you RN for the great info and images, but I want to save some $.

https://www.google.com/search?q=RBG0...iw=360&bih=559

Can anyone tell me some about these other sellers?
Justin at Lucky8 normally stocks them as well and has good prices.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old November 13th, 2014, 07:44 AM
Z.G's Avatar
Z.G
Status: Offline
Zack
300Tdi 95 D1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 4,685
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by petminded View Post
Thanks again. It's pretty dry in there. I did a Google shopping search and came up w prices from RN for $109 to $25 on ebay. Thank you RN for the great info and images, but I want to save some $.

https://www.google.com/search?q=RBG0...iw=360&bih=559

Can anyone tell me some about these other sellers?

You're comparing genuine to lower quality aftermarket, we're not offended over here
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old November 13th, 2014, 07:55 AM
o2batsea's Avatar
o2batsea
Status: Offline
Bill Adams
66 109 sw 94 lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kensington md
Posts: 6,505
Registry
Re: Steering arm ball joint rebuild kit; There are three levels of quality. Britpart made in china garbage, which is about $25-30. Allmakes, which is sometimes China, sometimes EU, but of better quality (attempting to replicate OEM) $50-ish, and then there's genuine. Genuine is about $80-120 depending on where you shop.
__________________
Bill Adams

1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"
1968 2A 88

All my troubles are Rover
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old November 13th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by o2batsea View Post
Re: Steering arm ball joint rebuild kit; There are three levels of quality. Britpart made in china garbage, which is about $25-30. Allmakes, which is sometimes China, sometimes EU, but of better quality (attempting to replicate OEM) $50-ish, and then there's genuine. Genuine is about $80-120 depending on where you shop.
X2... and like many will tell you, DON'T cheap out on a critical part.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
d90 roll bar or trade d90 for d90 SBrick Wanted 22 January 16th, 2012 11:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:44 AM.


Copyright