The easy access thing is pointing to a MK3 - the seat hight is going to be a godsend after a rover-I know from experience.
Thank you for your replies .
After floating around the forum I would be leaning towards a 2.0 hdi.
The 1.6 hdi with it's injector retaining bolt issues and turbo oil feed problems put me off the 1.6 hdi
The rear axle bar, nice to know what to look out for thanks to the forum,why they didn't put in grease nipples is beyond me.
Mk 3 out of my price range unfortunatly never mind could win the lotto then I would have a Landy Defender and a Sunbeam Tiger.
I shall wait for the right one not to pass me by.
arceyered Wrote:The rear axle bar, nice to know what to look out for thanks to the forum,why they didn't put in grease nipples is beyond me.
I think the problem is more fundamental than that - the bearings in practical employment, simply do not rotate enough to spread the grease about. It gets brinelled, corrosion adds to the mix, it then sheds its hardened outer layer. You can get new pins.
(20-02-2013, 10:11 AM)addo Wrote: - the bearings in practical employment, simply do not rotate enough to spread the grease about.
So we should all regularly and thouroughly bounce our back ends as a preventative measure?
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Ha! I'm in agreement that it works for people... After market trailing arm bearings like SNR have more rollers of a smaller diameter in an effort to address this issue on the PSA rear axle.