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Old 05-13-2018, 05:11 PM
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Anyone try this?
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:09 PM
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I’ve thought about doing this even back when I had my D1.
I didn’t know how much this would degrade the strength of the hinge when drilling it out for a zerk/grease fitting.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:32 PM
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Is that a common failure item? I always just spray mine down with some Wurth HHS-K spray whenever I do an oil change.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:42 PM
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Seems the way their built that very little lube gets in when I have sprayed them in the past. Was thinking a small zerk in the center would help get something more inside. they remind me of my old xterra spare tire rack hinges. zerks on that helped quite a bit.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:21 PM
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Is that a common failure item?
For my Disco 2 I haven't seen or had any problems with the rear hinges.
But on my Disco 1, I had top replace both hinges since the bottom hinge went bad due to the hinge pin had snapped. It was a pain to keep lifting up on the rear door to open it or close it.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:05 PM
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Didn't do it on my D2, but on my Range Rover Classic. The lift gate hinges are famous for seizing up. So I drilled holes, just large enough for a spray grease straw, in the hinge barrels down to the pin. When sprayed, the grease came out both ends of the hinge, job done. May be the simplest way, and not weaken the hinge.

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Old 05-19-2018, 08:36 AM
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I bought my 2003 D2 in 2006. I tried to find out from the shop manager at the nearby dealership what goes wrong with D2s. One thing he mentioned was the hinges. A couple times a year since then I have tried to oil them with a light oil and work it in for a few minutes each time. I have not had any problem with the hinges and I suspect that by now that there is a lot of old oil inside all the moving parts. The little bracket under the door that keeps it open, oiled that too where it has moving parts within the door. And the door handle latch above the license plate, oiled that too.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:23 PM
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Didn't do it on my D2, but on my Range Rover Classic. The lift gate hinges are famous for seizing up. So I drilled holes, just large enough for a spray grease straw, in the hinge barrels down to the pin. When sprayed, the grease came out both ends of the hinge, job done. May be the simplest way, and not weaken the hinge.

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Ok did this to my d2 hinges - what a difference. Now I can shut it without feeling like its being forced. my still do the zerk fitting later just to keep more grease in and most moisture out.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:08 PM
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Ok did this to my d2 hinges - what a difference. Now I can shut it without feeling like its being forced. my still do the zerk fitting later just to keep more grease in and most moisture out.
pics or it didn't happen... lol
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