Got My D-90 (Finally!!) - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Community Announcements & Support > Say Hello! New Member Intros.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old June 6th, 2004, 10:51 PM
thug1313's Avatar
thug1313
Status: Offline
Brian Ellis
Sold it!
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 49
Smile Got My D-90 (Finally!!)

Hello all!
I'm now officially a Rover driver. My seller got his act together and I picked it up last Thursday. This guy never really looked under the hood, so there are many little gigs to be worked off. But she's mine now. So I'm stoked. I've crawled under it all weekend and was wondering a couple of things:

*The turn signal automatically turns itself off after rolling out from a right hand turn as it should, but stays on after a left hand turn. I have to manually lift the switch arm to shut it off. What's the deal?

*Shifting is smooth in all but the 3rd gear. It grinds a tiny bit now and then. What's the deal with that?

*Left side of the exhaust manifold looks like it's covered in baked-on clay. The left side's manifold is clean. Anybody got tips for chipping/cleaning off the pottery?

I have many other questions because I'm clueless and a brand new (used)D-90 owner. But for today, these are my top 3 questions. Thanks to all!
__________________
Brian Ellis
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old June 6th, 2004, 11:01 PM
Glenn_Guinto's Avatar
Glenn_Guinto
Status: Offline
Glenn Guinto
94LWB; 99D1; 06RR S/C
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central Valley, NY
Posts: 1,037
Registry
Congrats Brian!!!

I'm not sure about the turn signal issue.

The grinding could be a syncro going bad. Pretty common. Redline MTL should quiet things down or any Synthetic lube.

Power wash the crap out of the baked clay. Steel brush should help

Enjoy your 90. They're fun trucks.
__________________
Glenn


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 6th, 2004, 11:23 PM
Davis's Avatar
Davis
Status: Online
Chris Davis
94 NAS D90 6.2LS
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,509
My turn signal does the same thing--I believe that there is a plastic piece behind the steering wheel that broke or wore out. I have not been motivated to check it out since I am now used to it.

The shifting in 3rd (called by many "snicking") is pretty damn common with the R380--the LT77 does it from 3rd to 4th. Get used to it--it is a bonding experience that we all must go through, like a new girlfriend.

I don't worry about the mud on the pipes, but if you want it cleaned off, then I would suggest wire brushing it off. What a pain that would be, though. When you go through mud, it will stick and then dry pretty rapidly.

Remember, when you find little things (and there will be many), just keep telling yourself it is a bonding experience. Between you and the D90, or the D90 and your wallet, I have not yet figured out.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old June 6th, 2004, 11:34 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Go slower into third. 2nd ONE mississippi 3rd --- should be fine.

MTL will help a bit, but mainly it will help it not get worse.

I would not worry about the dirt. Clean out the frame as if there is mud there is mud in the frame.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 7th, 2004, 01:23 AM
kellymoe's Avatar
kellymoe
Status: Offline
kevin
defender 130
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: burbank california
Posts: 967
Registry
The baked on clay on the pipes may be a exhaust sealer like you can get at the local auto parts store. It is light in color and hard as nails but can be chipped off. I would just leave it as there could be a leak under there. Wait till it falls off on its own then deal with it. Your a rover owner now and there is a bunch of other stuff to spend money on. Make a list and start prioritizing.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Community Announcements & Support > Say Hello! New Member Intros.

Tags
90, d-90

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
90 & 110 Parts Sale Extravaganza Wolf Fabrication For Sale - Parts 57 October 16th, 2012 09:35 AM
Electrical Issues & the best repair manuals for a 1995 D90 agavelvr Defender Technical Discussions 18 August 23rd, 2011 12:54 PM
Finally, I'm Legal again Hans Misc. Chit-Chat 7 August 3rd, 2005 11:23 AM
Track bar finally fixed!! Buckon37s Misc. Chit-Chat 4 May 22nd, 2005 12:00 AM
So... my steps are rusted out finally Hans Misc. Chit-Chat 17 April 18th, 2005 07:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44 PM.


Copyright