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L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Aidan
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby Aidan » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:49 pm

ChrisW wrote:Is your 3.2 back on the road Aidan? A moroccan 40 was spotted driving past the school where I work in Tonbridge last week, and it was'nt me!

Had to get the spanners out tonight. There was a faint rythmic metallic graunching noise from the rear developing over the last few days. Took the wheel off tonight and found this:

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The main hub nut had come loose, causing the disc and hub assembly to drift off the drive shaft and rub on the caliper bracket. Could have been a lot worse !

This seems to be the year of loose nuts.


Hi Chris,

Sadly my 3.2S is on SORN and hasn't been on the road for a year or more. I've got a seemingly unending and ever-growing list of things to do on the house which was supposed to take 6 months but instead is now approaching two years.

Glad you caught the hub nut in time. I had to replace both front ones on my XC90 when I rebuilt its front end earlier this year but luckily they weren't £20 each :roll:

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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby NMV 1E » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:58 pm

You know, there's no earthly reason a large locking nut should cost anything like £20 .............. Except for greed :?:
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:59 pm

Another little job that turned into a bit of a mission. Ive been losing power steering fluid recently. Usually it leaks from the joints in the high pressure hose. This time it was leaking from a rip in the hose.

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Unfortunately the replacement hose from Moss (lower one in the image) has a longer threaded section and a longer shoulder that screws into the rack. This makes it very easy to strip the soft alloy thread in the rack if you're not paying attention.....

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I managed to grind and file down the excess shoulder so that there was sufficient thread presented to make a good connection with the rack. Not ideal but it was sunday afternoon and I needed the car for work tomorrow.

On a side note, I used dexron D111 for the replacement fluid and the steering feels noticeably lighter and smoother in operation.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby Aidan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi Chris,
Does that mean you had to grind the shoulder to nothing then keep on grinding threads off, thereby turning them into a new shoulder? I'm confused as to how you can otherwise shorten a threaded section of something and still have a smooth shoulder left at the end without doing it that way :?. The old one looks quite a lot shorter than the new one.

I may have to do this to my car.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby Walker » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:43 am

Thanks for drawing attention to this, I've got the same part to go back into mine :)
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:22 pm

Aidan wrote:Hi Chris,
Does that mean you had to grind the shoulder to nothing then keep on grinding threads off, thereby turning them into a new shoulder?


Hi Aidan

I just ground the shoulder down until it was the same protruberance (love that word) as the original.

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The red arrow shows where i removed about 1mm of metal, the blue arrow shows the rubber o ring which does the sealing in the rack.

This is the after picture

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Hope that helps.

BTW, If you need to swap the hose you may find it easier if you remove the connection under this attachment to give you some spanner room. Spanner wise It was a 9/16th" for this end a 5/8" for the pump end.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby Aidan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 pm

I see, makes sense now. Thanks for the advice, Chris.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:17 pm

More power steering problems. This time I seem to be losing fluid from the drivers side steering rack gaiter.
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This picture was taken with the gaiter fully extended. If I turn the steering wheel full lock in the opposite direction until the gaiter is fully compressed, i get a squirt of power steering fluid from the area I've marked with a red circle, even without the engine running.

This is a new one to me. I dont know whether there is a faulty seal in the rack or there is a leak in the gaiter.

Yes, there is a chicken trying out the spilt fluid.
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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby old del boy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:36 pm

I had a split gaiter and i seem to remember the book saying you were supposed to stick a small amount of fluid in before sealing it up , i re greased the joint and injected a drop with a plastic hypodermic i got off ebay , i'd say you have a small split but not necessarily anything else , i'd take it off and examine it , fit a new one and check it after a while to see if it's full , if you squeeze it you'll feel it , had that problem with the Rover a couple of years ago , new rack required that time ,


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Re: L992RVC Moroccan xjr

Postby naki_k » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:37 am

I think the rubber gators are there to keep dirt out of the joints. Rather than keep oil inside. So if fluid is escaping, that can only mean the seals are loosing the will to live?
You could try some Stop Leak in there? It can take a few hundreds miles to work though.
If not, i think you might be looking at a rack rebuild.
Do you still have the original XJR rack with less assistance? If so, that’s well worth keeping. As it’s a unique XJR feature.
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