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1991 Defender 110 CSW fitted with a 300Tdi

I need a new hose from the steering box to return fluid to the reservoir.  The part I have just removed is approximately 16 3/4 inches long. 

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I believe that it is part no. NTS8860, Item no. 3 on page 468 of my LR parts catalogue.  I ordered this part from a UK independent LR specialist supplier and the part I've received, which has the correct part no. on the stick-on label on it, is approximately 59 inches long!!!

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Please can you clarify if I have ordered the correct part no., or have I received an incorrectly labelled part?  Many thanks.

Mike

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Any info on that white label on your pipe in top photo ?

What is the last 8 digits of the VIN ? 

& which side of engine bay is the PAS fluid contanier? 

Brit-car website shows this RIGHT hand drive  ---  NTC8861 https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/224635/0/pipe___steering_box_to_reservoir___4_cylinder___defender

& LEFT hand drive --- NTC8860 -- https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/89141/0/steering_box_pipe_to_reservoir___left_hand_drive___defender_from_vin_ja9_la9

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Western,

Thanks for your questions.

Firstly, apologies for giving the wrong part no.  It should, of course, have been NTC8860, not NTS8860.😕

No legible info on the label in the top photo.

VIN: SALLDHMV8HA905197  Originally had a 3.5 litre V8, replaced with a 300Tdi in 2005.

PAS reservoir is on the left side of engine bay when viewed from the driving seat.  It is LHD.

The Britcar part is what I have received, which contradicts the LR parts catalogue, as referenced in my OP.  There it states NTC8860 UP TO JA918809.

Hoping this helps.

Mike

 

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I'll get back to you in morning, it's 23.30 here in UK now & time to sleep. 

Thinking your existing pipe might be a modified pipe to suit the location

Is the rigid pipe joined with a hose clamp like the top end or a crimped ring? 

 

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There's no rush to sort this since I'm tackling various mechanical fixits while I'm still painting separate body panels.  Enjoy your bed. It'll be a long time before I need to have the power steering connected.

I don't think that the original pipe is a special since it has a totally circular metal band securing the flexible hose to the rigid pipe.  There are no crimp marks on the band.  Both the original and the new one I've received are to be secured to the reservoir nozzle with a hose clamp.

Mike

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OK, maybe it's the original pipe that's been reused, will do some more looking. 

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Western,

Yes!  That's it.  Congratulations and thank you very much.

I must admit that I can't remember where the PS reservoir was located prior to the V8 being replaced, but I should probably have told you that it is now mounted just behind the radiator on the inside edge of the left wing, viewed from the cab.

I obviously fell into the trap, of my own making, of the VIN numbers.  Probably  VIN: JA918809 was the start of LHD Defenders with Tdi engines and they relocated the reservoir, and fitted a shorter hose, from that number, but this photo does nothing to help:

https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/89141/0/steering_box_pipe_to_reservoir___left_hand_drive___defender_from_vin_ja9_la9

Anyway, many thanks again, Western, for sorting it.

Mike

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Took a bit of finding but we cracked it, happy to help & hope the restoration goes well.

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