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swivels

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by bongo1, Sep 10, 2019.

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    bongo1 Active Member

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    DEF90 300tdi 1996 , My front diff oil is contaminated with i assume one shot grease , which im told is no big deal .
    Now i want to check and top up the swivels , i have i believe the earlier hubs with fill + drain + level bungs . (is that correct on a 96 ?) . Anyway lets assume the seals have gone and the one shot has got to the oil , Do i need to check and topup the swivels . ? or are they topped up already with diff oil .
    ta gerry.
     
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    Fill on the top

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    Level bung under the lock stop bolt

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    Drain plug at the bottom.

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    That's the one . With the grease i guess getting into the diff oil , I assume that i will still need to topup/check the swivels .
    When were the hubs changed to ones without a drain .
     
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    For the D1 around 1996MY when LR fitted the swivels filled with grease and had the black Teflon balls so no more plugs.
     
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    As mines an early 96 , so that sounds about right , mine are chrome and have the 3 ports . I wondered if the hubs had been changed for very early ones , and that i should of had the single fill only ones .
     
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    The level was very tight to get a spanner on , I wanted to remove the wheel lock stop bolt , but changed my mind as tight and felt like it would snap off , some serious heat required but i don't have O/A only mapp , let the garage have that headache .
     
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    I changed my level plugs for Chrome on brass BSP hex key plugs. Easy to remove.
     
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    Lock stop bolts have a locking nut behind them so you have to undo that first.
     
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    Hi dieseldog69 , your totally right as normal . Im ashamed to say that when i actually had a proper look i spotted the lock nut DOH , ever-likely it would not move . But in my defence my old 90 had the lock nut on the other side (not on the back) , and why i thought it was simply missing on this one . Maybe the old 90 had the lock nut fitted on the wrong side ?? .
     
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    Hi Flossie , is that because you can get a hex key in more easily , my problem was there was not enough clearance between it and the stop lock bolt .
     
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    Yes.
    Female hex on the new plug.
     
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    Are the hex plugs a taper
     
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    Mine were yes. Got them from a compressor/pneumatic place.
     
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    Thanks Flossie
     
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    This sort of thing, can't remember the size though. Screenshot_20190923-231438.png
     
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    ive got a few BSP bits , i will compare and see . so they are a BSP thread .
     
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