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Axle Identification Problem

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Naughty-Monkey, Apr 29, 2020.

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  1. Naughty-Monkey

    Naughty-Monkey Member

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    Hi All
    Can anyone help me with this one. I am trying to identify what my front axle is.
    I want to buy a service seals kit from Paddocks but I dont know which kit to get as I cannot identify my Axle.
    The serial number is very clear on the Axle. See pic.
    18L03966 A
    Any clues or ideas anyone.

    Many thanks
    James 20200429_140323[1].jpg
     
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    Paddocks online store is closed atm due to a high volume of online orders being placed recently.

    Try the online chat with them & give them the axle serial number & chassis number/year ect.
     
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    Hi
    I did exactly that and they couldnt identify it. They suggested going to a forum to try and suss it out. So here i am.
    Maybe I can identify it from the number of bolts or size or something. I will measure it all later and see if i can work it out.
    But i am quietly confident someone here will know..... :)
    Thanks
     
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    need some better pics
     
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    It's not on the list of Defender 90/110 serial numbers, so possibly a Discovery?
    The steering damper is still fitted at the rear, so that corroborates the Discovery/Range Rover Classic theory.
     
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    Code..... 18L00001B is a Disco 1 v8
     
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    Hi Guys,
    Many thanks. I will take some more pics at lunchtime as someone asked for that. Just to be sure...

    Thanks again.
     
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    Not sure what i did there.
    I was trying to post several pics of the axle in case anyone has any other ideas
    Im going with Disco 1 V8 as per Kevstar's post.
    I will send the pocs again now/
     
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    it is indeed a early disco or rrc axle,up to ja ,v8 cases at the time had a slightly different diff angle to the diesel case, denote by not having a hole in bottom of pandhard axle brackets,though parts are the same with diesel and the v8
     
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    Thanks everyone for the help, much appreiated.
     
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