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Old 22nd-August-2010, 20:15
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Default Changing from an XDI to A TD4 ????

Well, had my trusty old, W reg Freelander XDI doozle for a few years now.

I Would love to get a newer freebie, and iv set my eyes on the 2004/5 TD4 sports.

I love the look of them and i like the idea of the faster engine, for those in the know, the XDi is a bit of a tractor.

So can anyone tell me if this sounds like a good idea, swapping my old freebie for a newer td4,

are the new ones alot better, ie faster etc...


Although my old one is just perfect, i would like to change it for a newer model.

can anyone recommend the td4 ?

The XDI is a great bullet proof engine, im just worried the Td4 is not so reliable ?

THANKS !

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Old 22nd-August-2010, 21:39
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

yeh go for it,td4 great engine i put egr by pass kit on mine and a tduk chip and goes like a rocket now,and fuel consumption up slightly if driven normally !!!! bit more complicated than an l series but if looked after can go on for miles as the commercial version i have has done 160k miles , alough its retired now as the seals went on the turbo
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Old 22nd-August-2010, 21:46
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

I would love to get one.

But i dont want to give up my trusty hippo lol

maybe ile keep both.

the old l series have been plodding along still with 200k on the clocks ! lol
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Old 23rd-August-2010, 20:04
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

I seem to have gotton the TD4 sport bug.

i love them.

will be gettin one as soon as i find a decent one.

anyone got a 5dr, TD4 sport, in grey for sale ?? lol
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Old 23rd-August-2010, 22:10
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

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I seem to have gotton the TD4 sport bug.

i love them.

will be gettin one as soon as i find a decent one.

anyone got a 5dr, TD4 sport, in grey for sale ?? lol
Good choice of colour
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Old 24th-August-2010, 21:15
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Good choice of colour

Somthing about the metalic grey, so sexy ! ! lol

no so common either.

so would you recommend the td4 sports then ???

i need some more info people hehe
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Old 24th-August-2010, 21:44
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

Your L series has only got 79k on it!!!!!, its just run in!
New TD4 sport sounds nice, but your XDI will run forever!

Better still Keep both!

Last edited by bigdenbailey; 25th-August-2010 at 20:58. Reason: didnt read mileage right (im a div)
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Old 25th-August-2010, 12:40
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

Why not get a roverron synergy vp for it. Apparently it helps transform the old L-series.
Standard Td4 is a little faster but not that great either performance wise which is why many of us buy a synergy module for it.
Td4 is a good reliable engine but some of its ancillaries aren't which is why so many people report problems.
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Old 25th-August-2010, 20:42
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

I allready have a VP module from rover ron fitted, it makes a hell load of difference, its nice and speedy now.

no problems with the speed now, just the cars starting to have little annoying habbits.

Like, today, steaming up all the time (common fault with my model), frosts up really bad, crap heater etc..

otherwise i still love it, i just wanted something a little newer with hopefully less little problems like my one. I think LR sorted alot of these out ?

and mine only has done 79000 miles and shes 10 years old !!! loads of life left in her yet lol !


any other problems with these td4 sports i need to be aware of ?

Thanks guys
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Old 25th-August-2010, 21:40
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Default Re: XDI to TD4 ????

We have a 04 TD4 Sport in Maya Gold. Some reviews say the suspension is hard but we cant tell. We really like it, you dont see many in Gold! You appear to want something a bit quicker, you are aware the Sport has the same BHP as all the other TD4's? The harder, lower suspension and bigger tyres give it its Sporting edge!
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