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Fellas

quick question 

does £880 plus vat sound ok, to do front swivels, discs and pads. This includes parts

would love to do myself but at this time of year with no garage. I’m not feeling it

 

thanks 

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Can’t say whether the labour is reasonable, but I’ve just brought those parts to rebuild the front axle on my 300tdi project and from memory

2 swivel ball kits oem quality £240

mitex discs & pads £50/£60 I think 

so about £300 for the parts , some one with more experience will probably know if the labour is fair , hope this helps.

cheers Ian 

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Great first reply.. cheers Ian much appreciated. 

Did you fit yourself then ?? Was it a mare?

ive done transfer box gearbox and clutch so I would guess I can do this.. I just follow videos online. But it’s bloody cold on the drive 

thanks again 

mark

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Sounds a bit steep to me bearing in mind that garage will get parts at trade price so that's looking about  £600-700 for labour can buy a lot of winter fuel for that job easy enough to do obviously need to drain oil and set up the swivel tension with spring balance afterwards altering shims to suit don't  know if you have used it before  but the one shot cv grease packs are great for re-lubeing afterwards

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Appreciate that thanks

i thought a bit steep, but I suppose they gotta make aswell. I have used the one shot. Not sure I could be arsed with the knuckle busting in this weather. And the wife bitching about me working on “that bloody thing” again

altjough she’s first to love it when the snow comes 

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Haven’t done the job yet , that’s planned for the weekend will post some pics up in my build thread . Wasn’t too bad when I did the 110 though.

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Last time I did the job on my Defender I did it myself.  Gut feel is that the quote is rather pricey.  It's not really a difficult job, just fiddly in places!

Cheers

Peter

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Personally if it were mine and the discs are not completely trashed, I'd top up the swivel oil, put some new pads in to tide you over, wait for the warmer weather and do it yourself.

Mo

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3 hours ago, Chambo110 said:

Fellas

quick question 

does £880 plus vat sound ok, to do front swivels, discs and pads. This includes parts

would love to do myself but at this time of year with no garage. I’m not feeling it

 

thanks 

£880 is very steep considering it'll take about 4-6 hours to do both sides yourself. The discs are off anyway if you're changing them so whilst you have the calipers out the way and the hub off i'd just keep going. Either that or do what Mo suggested and fill them up with grease until the temperature nudges about 10degrees.

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Yep I think tour right fellas.. will check brakes, but the rest can wait. Top up and crack on

 

cheers

ianmayo, if you want to practice on mine 😉😉

will be watching your build thread

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2 hours ago, Mo Murphy said:

Personally if it were mine and the discs are not completely trashed, I'd top up the swivel oil, put some new pads in to tide you over, wait for the warmer weather and do it yourself.

Mo

Exactly what I would do. I got rid of the oil in my old swivel housings and put in some one shot grease. I finally bit the bullet and replaced them myself this summer. Certainly a job for nicer weather and more hours of daylight if you have to do it outside. It's not a difficult job, just not a particularly pleasant one.

Top tip - undo the filler plug first so that you know you can top up with fresh oil/grease before you dump the old stuff out!

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I got two quotes to replace the swivels my 110 TD5. One was £500 the other £800

l went with the £500 one and it was fine, done by my local LR specialist, bill came to around £480 in the end.

 

 

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😦

someones trying to pull me pants down 

it would be worth me driving from Watford to Yorkshire to get it done

thats more what I was expecting to be honest

thanks very much 

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If you're planning on having a go yourself watch these videos from Land Rover toolbox , videos explain it better than photo's .

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=replacing+the+swivel+balls+on+a+defender&qpvt=replacing+the+swivel+balls+on+a+defender&view=detail&mid=FA3C2D49D696131BB849FA3C2D49D696131BB849&&FORM=VDRVRV

There's quite a few , about 8 or 9 episodes explaining everything step by step .

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Found loads of vids now. Will definitely do myself and save the ££ 

and outta the saved £££ is there anything else I should check or just replace while I’m in there?

 

 Thanks 

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1 hour ago, Chambo110 said:

Found loads of vids now. Will definitely do myself and save the ££ 

and outta the saved £££ is there anything else I should check or just replace while I’m in there?

 

 Thanks 

I think the kit may come with new wheel bearings as well so best to replace those whilst you're in there. Also worth doing the hub seals. There's also a good mod in here somewhere (that i can't find) showing how to notch the brake flexi hose bracket to allow for easier removal in the future. Definitely worth doing that as it saves you a heap of time down the road somewhere on your next job.

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Check Ians 90 rebuild on the members vehicle thread.  He's just done the job, and has views on the kit he obtained from EAC. Also ,avoid cheap wheel bearings.  If it's too good to be true, there's a reason for that.

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Gazzar, paime 

great info there , thanks. I will nose through before I make a start. Just gotta get the Xmas chaos out the way, then wait for slightly warmer weather.

thanks again 

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I’d definitely do the  wheel bearings at £20 aside it would be silly not too .

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