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Old 08-22-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Paul
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disco1 swivel replacement

the nearside swivel is leaking grease so i want to replace it, apart from a
hub nut spanner,ball joint splitter and spring balance are there any other
special tools i might need. if anyone has already done this job before was
there any part that caused major problems? is the haynes manual procedure
the easiest way or are there short cuts not mentioned in haynes? finally
with no major hold ups i am reckoning about 3hrs start to finish, is this
about right?

paul.


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Old 08-22-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: disco1 swivel replacement

"Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> the nearside swivel is leaking grease so i want to replace it, apart from
> a hub nut spanner,ball joint splitter and spring balance are there any
> other special tools i might need. if anyone has already done this job
> before was there any part that caused major problems? is the haynes manual
> procedure the easiest way or are there short cuts not mentioned in haynes?
> finally with no major hold ups i am reckoning about 3hrs start to finish,
> is this about right?
>
> paul.


Sounds good so far.. time will depend on that evasive nut or bolt.

Are the chrome balls actually pitted or scored? If not it is possible to
replace just the seal. You can do this by cutting the seal at it's top most
point. A little dab of silicon on the rejoined seal should sort it once
fitted however for a more porfessional job yoiu could use some proffesional
jointint compund as used in the Split CV Kits I've used on other vehicles.
Though to be honest it's unlikely you will need to.

If you do strip it all down don't forget some locktite for the caliper
bolts.

Lee D


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Old 08-22-2005, 11:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: disco1 swivel replacement

In message <3mu8dpF17iddhU1@individual.net>
"Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> the nearside swivel is leaking grease so i want to replace it, apart from a
> hub nut spanner,ball joint splitter and spring balance are there any other
> special tools i might need. if anyone has already done this job before was
> there any part that caused major problems? is the haynes manual procedure
> the easiest way or are there short cuts not mentioned in haynes? finally
> with no major hold ups i am reckoning about 3hrs start to finish, is this
> about right?
>
> paul.
>
>


Sounds reasonable. Which type of ball joint splitter do you have?
The hammer-on-the-end type will knacker the boot of the TRE, the
scissor action ones are much better. Better still, get someone to
show you the hitting-the-steeing-arm-on-the-end-with-a-big-hammer
method.

Richard
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: disco1 swivel replacement


"beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
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> In message <3mu8dpF17iddhU1@individual.net>
> "Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>> the nearside swivel is leaking grease so i want to replace it, apart from
>> a
>> hub nut spanner,ball joint splitter and spring balance are there any
>> other
>> special tools i might need. if anyone has already done this job before
>> was
>> there any part that caused major problems? is the haynes manual procedure
>> the easiest way or are there short cuts not mentioned in haynes? finally
>> with no major hold ups i am reckoning about 3hrs start to finish, is this
>> about right?
>>
>> paul.
>>
>>

>
> Sounds reasonable. Which type of ball joint splitter do you have?
> The hammer-on-the-end type will knacker the boot of the TRE, the
> scissor action ones are much better. Better still, get someone to
> show you the hitting-the-steeing-arm-on-the-end-with-a-big-hammer
> method.
>
> Richard
> --
> www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk sales@beamends-lrspares.co.uk
> Running a business in a Microsoft free environment - it can be done
> Powered by Risc-OS - you won't get a virus from us!!
> Helping keep Land Rovers on and off the road to annoy the Lib Dems


Richard
how much is the swivel kit, i need the whole lot, chrome ball and grease,
also do you sell the hub spanner?

paul


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Old 08-22-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: disco1 swivel replacement


"Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>
> "beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
> news:a8ff829e4d%beamendsltd@btconnect.com...
>> In message <3mu8dpF17iddhU1@individual.net>
>> "Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>
>>> the nearside swivel is leaking grease so i want to replace it, apart
>>> from a
>>> hub nut spanner,ball joint splitter and spring balance are there any
>>> other
>>> special tools i might need. if anyone has already done this job before
>>> was
>>> there any part that caused major problems? is the haynes manual
>>> procedure
>>> the easiest way or are there short cuts not mentioned in haynes? finally
>>> with no major hold ups i am reckoning about 3hrs start to finish, is
>>> this
>>> about right?
>>>
>>> paul.
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Sounds reasonable. Which type of ball joint splitter do you have?
>> The hammer-on-the-end type will knacker the boot of the TRE, the
>> scissor action ones are much better. Better still, get someone to
>> show you the hitting-the-steeing-arm-on-the-end-with-a-big-hammer
>> method.
>>
>> Richard
>> --
>> www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk sales@beamends-lrspares.co.uk
>> Running a business in a Microsoft free environment - it can be done
>> Powered by Risc-OS - you won't get a virus from us!!
>> Helping keep Land Rovers on and off the road to annoy the Lib Dems

>
> Richard
> how much is the swivel kit, i need the whole lot, chrome ball and grease,
> also do you sell the hub spanner?
>
> paul
>

I usually split the ball joints by hitting each side at the same time with
two hammers, a tap on top and they pop out. If there is a stuborn one an air
hammer works wonders. The hub nut spanner is 52mm AF, I mannaged to get one
for 8 at a tool stall at a model aircraft show but you can get a box
spanner for about 5. Applogies to Beamends but I got my kit from Paddocks
before I found you guys. As to cutting the seal, there is a spring around
the seal that tensions the goint onto the swivel, if you cut the seal you
cut the spring. You mention grease, I'd use 90s oil and replace it every 6
months, you can't get all the grease out so your buggered if you want to
change. Don't forget the paper gaskets etc, you wont be able to re-use the
old ones.

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Old 08-23-2005, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: disco1 swivel replacement

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"Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>
> "beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
> news:a8ff829e4d%beamendsltd@btconnect.com...
> > In message <3mu8dpF17iddhU1@individual.net>
> > "Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> >
> >> the nearside swivel is leaking grease so i want to replace it, apart from
> >> a
> >> hub nut spanner,ball joint splitter and spring balance are there any
> >> other
> >> special tools i might need. if anyone has already done this job before
> >> was
> >> there any part that caused major problems? is the haynes manual procedure
> >> the easiest way or are there short cuts not mentioned in haynes? finally
> >> with no major hold ups i am reckoning about 3hrs start to finish, is this
> >> about right?
> >>
> >> paul.
> >>
> >>

> >
> > Sounds reasonable. Which type of ball joint splitter do you have?
> > The hammer-on-the-end type will knacker the boot of the TRE, the
> > scissor action ones are much better. Better still, get someone to
> > show you the hitting-the-steeing-arm-on-the-end-with-a-big-hammer
> > method.
> >
> > Richard
> > --
> > www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk sales@beamends-lrspares.co.uk
> > Running a business in a Microsoft free environment - it can be done
> > Powered by Risc-OS - you won't get a virus from us!!
> > Helping keep Land Rovers on and off the road to annoy the Lib Dems

>
> Richard
> how much is the swivel kit, i need the whole lot, chrome ball and grease,
> also do you sell the hub spanner?
>
> paul
>
>


Assuming its before JA032849 and non-ABS, a kit of everything including
grease and hub spanner is 92.72 inc VAT and delivery. That includes the
two swivel pin bearings (it may be possible to re-use the old ones,
but not worth the grief in my book), the hub seals (again, the old
ones might not need replacing, but then is it worth doing it all
again to fix a leak?) - Note that post JA032850 vehicles only have
one seal, some shims, swivel ball and all seals and gaskets.

Proper itemised quote mailed to OP.

Richard

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