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    Default Re: Itís my Defender 90 2.8 thread

    Leave the cosmetic stuff for last. First make sure that the mechanics are sorted, especially the coolant system. These motors seriously don't like to overheat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    Leave the cosmetic stuff for last. First make sure that the mechanics are sorted, especially the coolant system. These motors seriously don't like to overheat.
    Hi Albert,

    Thanks for the time taken to respond, much appreciated.

    Iíll chalk down the to do list. Iíve got a excellent diesel mac on the payroll. Iíll let him check out as suggested.

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    Default Re: Itís my Defender 90 2.8 thread

    With your defender being a newer model you already have the upgraded BMW cooling system so overheating should not be an issue, below are a few things to consider:

    - Thermostat housing - don't worry about searching for a steel one, BMW replaced the brittle balacktite part with a new plastic part that does not crack BMW part number 11.53-1-740-478
    - Thermostat - BMW part number 7-511-083, stay with the standard 92 degree thermostat its what the engine was designed for.
    - Viscus Coupling - Part Number 11527505302 manufacturer BMW / Behr
    - Clutch Kit - Valeo is no longer available, Landy Parts for Africa in Johannesburg stock the complete AP Driveline kit (part number STC50512) remember to also get the spigot bush they also stock them.

    While gearbox is out also replace:
    - Clutch fork pins available at Land Rover
    - Rear Crank Main seal kit BMW part number 11142247867
    - Gear Box input seal

    I got most of my parts directly from BMW and they were not expensive, in some cases even cheaper than independent spare shops.
    If you choose to replace the Crank main seal you'll also require a new set of flywheel bolts as they are to be used only once BMW part number 11222243051
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    I think an 82 degree thermostat is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    I think an 82 degree thermostat is better.
    Yes - 82 degrees for the 2.8i Defender, 92 is for the saloon car.
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    Taking the intake manifold is not difficult at all, provided you have a school girl on standby to reach the difficult places.

    BMW really didn't make it easy for us guys.
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    Thanks guys- geez, a wealth of info available here. Thanks again to all that contributed.

    Any idea how much the clutch kit is?

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    Regarding the thermostat, I've had my 2.8i since new and when I changed the thermostat a few months ago at 60,000km as a preventative measure it was fitted with the 92 degree from factory.

    There is however the possibility that earlier models 1996-1999 that still had the rover radiator were fitted with a 82 degree thermostat, I am however fairly certain that later vehicles 2000 onward's fitted with the BMW radiator came with the 92 degree thermostat.

    Please note this is only based on the assumption that I've had my 2.8i since new and no one has ever worked on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorg View Post
    Regarding the thermostat, I've had my 2.8i since new and when I changed the thermostat a few months ago at 60,000km as a preventative measure it was fitted with the 92 degree from factory.

    There is however the possibility that earlier models 1996-1999 that still had the rover radiator were fitted with a 82 degree thermostat, I am however fairly certain that later vehicles 2000 onward's fitted with the BMW radiator came with the 92 degree thermostat.

    Please note this is only based on the assumption that I've had my 2.8i since new and no one has ever worked on it.
    60 000km's a few months ago, wow that is just awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorg View Post
    Regarding the thermostat, I've had my 2.8i since new and when I changed the thermostat a few months ago at 60,000km as a preventative measure it was fitted with the 92 degree from factory.

    There is however the possibility that earlier models 1996-1999 that still had the rover radiator were fitted with a 82 degree thermostat, I am however fairly certain that later vehicles 2000 onward's fitted with the BMW radiator came with the 92 degree thermostat.

    Please note this is only based on the assumption that I've had my 2.8i since new and no one has ever worked on it.
    Yup, as far as I know the later ones had an upgraded radiator. Mine is an earlier model.
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    Default Re: Itís my Defender 90 2.8 thread

    buy the looks of things you going to have a serious list shortly

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    Default Re: Itís my Defender 90 2.8 thread

    So when are we doing Groenkloof to test the white beast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    So when are we doing Groenkloof to test the white beast?
    Seems like we will be able to do a ď2.8 dayĒ with all the 2.8ís in our area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    So when are we doing Groenkloof to test the white beast?
    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post
    Seems like we will be able to do a ď2.8 dayĒ with all the 2.8ís in our area.
    Now thatís a novel Idea. Iíd LOVE to see a bunch of 2.8ís on the same track.

    Iím always available. Albert, maybe you should coordinate?

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    So the wheels are off to the powdercoaters:



    While they are off time to check everything. I noticed a leak on the caliper and the brake pad seems to be disintegrating. Need some advice please:


    Also an opportunity to take a closer look at the trailing arm. Actually doesnít look that bad at all:



    Guess Iíll follow good advice and get them straightened.

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    Ouch:


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    Where does the grease come from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Where does the grease come from?
    Thatís not grease. Its the brake pad dust that mixed with brake fluid. The caliper cylinders are leaking. Can one get a service kit for this?

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    Caliper out. Used compressed air to pop the cylinder:

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    Cylinder is damaged so off to hunt new:


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