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Old November 12th, 2015, 05:27 PM
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I never ever use an impact wrench, always a breaker bar to loosen and a torque wrench to tighten.

When I "had" to go to the tire store to get new shoes, they used an inpact wrench to tighten the lugs. I had to use a 5 foot (yes 5 foot!) cheater bar to loosen! I can't believe none of the lugs didn't snap...
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Old November 12th, 2015, 05:43 PM
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Every mechanic should be using one of these. Although I doubt anyone at a tire shop uses one.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 10:56 AM
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Leveled out my mod 110. Tried Front heavy duty ome 751 but only gave me .5 inch lift. Then used medium 764 and got 2 inches. Sits right now. Running 255's/85, factory mod rear hd springs. Ground to middle of wheel arch.. 36.5" front and 37" rear.

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Old November 13th, 2015, 11:57 AM
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now that is a good idea. this badger gives me brain damage..... no jokes please.
Which badger are you running? My Badger I is still tight with zero flapping. And its 10 years old.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 12:03 PM
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Every mechanic should be using one of these. Although I doubt anyone at a tire shop uses one.
I've seen those but just don't get how they work.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 12:13 PM
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I've seen those but just don't get how they work.
When you add an extension to a socket and use it with an impact it loses power. The longer the extension the less power you have. Same goes for thickness. The thinner the extension the less power you have. Its not super precise when you consider all of the other variables that go into torque calculations, but its just a lug nut... I don't think you'd want to use a torque stick, or an impact for that matter, to torque down head bolts.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 10:22 AM
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Every mechanic should be using one of these. Although I doubt anyone at a tire shop uses one.
Will you use one when you remount my wheels?
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Old November 14th, 2015, 10:37 AM
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Put the Masai roof rack back on. Landy won't fit in the garage with it on, but wifey & I are taking the hounds to the coast for a week over thanksgiving so I wanted to have it on for packing all our stuff.



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Old November 14th, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Sold some stuff on CL so I can put my truck in the barn.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 06:45 PM
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Topped off swivel balls with LR grease. Removed, cleaned, refitted all ABS sensors as well as the inline connections in the engine bay which I found were cracking (see pic). Guess I'll have to see about replacing these.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 07:41 PM
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Topped off swivel balls with LR grease. Removed, cleaned, refitted all ABS sensors as well as the inline connections in the engine bay which I found were cracking (see pic). Guess I'll have to see about replacing these.
ABS on a 90 ?
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Old November 14th, 2015, 08:06 PM
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ABS sensors only. I guess they might also be called rough road sensors? I've read that LR put ABS sensors on the '97 NAS Defenders but no (or a very basic) ABS system. The sensors are known for causing the check engine light to come on when they detect that the truck is off-road so that the engine management system will ignore any misfire codes. Unfortunately for me, my check engine light has been going on and off for the past few months while never driving off-road. I've gone to Autozone or O'Reilley's multiple times when my check engine light is on to get it scanned only to find it is code P1317; an ABS sensor code meaning 'Rough Road ABS low line fault'. My truck runs fine the whole time, I've cleaned the sensors before, the CEL goes off and comes back on with the same code all the time. I've heard that the driver's side front sensor is usually the culprit.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 01:21 AM
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Just installed a new set of RN black perforated steel wheels, 6.5x16, with Cooper S/T Maxx tires in 255/85-16. Love the look vs stock white and skinnies, seems to ride quite a bit better. Old tires were 16 years old. With stock suspension I get a bit of rub at full lock, so I'll adjust the steering stops.
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ABS sensors only. I guess they might also be called rough road sensors? I've read that LR put ABS sensors on the '97 NAS Defenders but no (or a very basic) ABS system. The sensors are known for causing the check engine light to come on when they detect that the truck is off-road so that the engine management system will ignore any misfire codes. Unfortunately for me, my check engine light has been going on and off for the past few months while never driving off-road. I've gone to Autozone or O'Reilley's multiple times when my check engine light is on to get it scanned only to find it is code P1317; an ABS sensor code meaning 'Rough Road ABS low line fault'. My truck runs fine the whole time, I've cleaned the sensors before, the CEL goes off and comes back on with the same code all the time. I've heard that the driver's side front sensor is usually the culprit.
Usually the sensors just back out a little bit and just need to be tapped back down into place.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 09:20 AM
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Did some plumbing yesterday. Need to sync up the exhaust, turbo, wire up the fan, pull fuel up the lines, cross my fingers and crank her up. I'm absolutely sure I'm forgetting something but it's getting close.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 11:25 AM
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Rebuilt my front brake caliper with new pistons. Went smooth. Can't believe Rover doesn't want you to split the halves of the caliper--just SOOOOO much easier when you do.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 11:44 AM
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Rebuilt my front brake caliper with new pistons. Went smooth. Can't believe Rover doesn't want you to split the halves of the caliper--just SOOOOO much easier when you do.
I use compressed air so push the pistons out. The key is keeping them from coming out completely.

What pistons did you use?
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Old November 15th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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I use compressed air so push the pistons out. The key is keeping them from coming out completely.



What pistons did you use?

Just did mine as well. I used clamps to
hold the Pistons I wasn't working on in and did them one at a time, pushing the old out with compressed air. Britpart stainless piston kit that come with OEM seals. They went in no problem and didn't need to split the callipers.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 01:41 PM
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Just removed the self leveling unit off the 110. Was getting a weird clunk in the rear at times. Hope that was the cause. Running a test drive in a bit.
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Old November 15th, 2015, 01:54 PM
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POR15 brand Metal prep/marine clean application since the sun was out. Hopefully in a few days I'll get to applying POR-15 and spray rustoleum before this NY winter hits!

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