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Old 28th-November-2009, 10:12
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Default Driving freelander in 4 wheel drive

Hi All, new to landyzone and this is my first landrover it a a freelander 1.8 gs on a 02 plate, had it 3 months driven it about 3 weeks lots of problems with it, seems ok now fingers crossed.
New to 4x4s how do you drive it in 4 wheel drive and how do you put it into 4 wheel drive, first covering of snow this morning in yorkshire so looks like i need to get used driving it in 4x4, any help welcome...Thanks
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Old 28th-November-2009, 10:17
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Default Re: Driving freelander in 4 wheel drive

provided the rear propshaft hasn't been removed it's permanent 4x4.
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Old 28th-November-2009, 11:46
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yep its a permanent 4x4 system. It will drive using front wheels only until they lose grip then drive will be transferred to the rear wheels aswell. It all happens automatically using the VCU. Despite what you may read it is actually a brilliant system. There were ratio problems on early freelanders which were sorted out on the later models apparently, I've never had any issues (touch wood).
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Old 28th-November-2009, 12:09
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Default Re: Driving freelander in 4 wheel drive

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I've never had any issues (touch wood).
Are we allowed to use "issues" now - I remember when the only "issues" we had were wiped up with the Gaylander curtains..... Usually by Grunt

thems were the days - when we had "problems"
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Old 28th-November-2009, 12:20
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Issues are personal feelings and opinions.
Problems happen and are experienced by most of us.
You can have problems without having issues.
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Old 28th-November-2009, 12:53
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Default Re: Driving freelander in 4 wheel drive

and issues without problems
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Old 28th-November-2009, 16:16
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and issues without problems
ya still gunna get stuck cos there sjhite...
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Old 28th-November-2009, 16:37
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ya still gunna get stuck cos there sjhite...
And when you do get stuck, go easy on the clutch cos u'll burn it out pretty damn easy unless u get an uprated racing clutc for the k series.
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Old 28th-November-2009, 17:11
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landrover do a heavyduty clutch for freelanders.
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yep its a permanent 4x4 system. It will drive using front wheels only until they lose grip then drive will be transferred to the rear wheels aswell. It all happens automatically using the VCU. Despite what you may read it is actually a brilliant system. There were ratio problems on early freelanders which were sorted out on the later models apparently, I've never had any issues (touch wood).


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Are we allowed to use "issues" now - I remember when the only "issues" we had were wiped up with the Gaylander curtains..... Usually by Grunt

thems were the days - when we had "problems"
Issues-werent it that bellend slob who winged aboyt that?Worra tit!
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