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Freelander 1 Conked out urgent help neededt

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by thequeenscheese, Sep 1, 2015.

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  1. thequeenscheese

    thequeenscheese Well-Known Member

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    Was on my way to work and the engine conked out as I rounded a corner, just had timing belts done (had cover off belt looks OK to injector pump), it's turning over fine but not fitting it's almost firing with care cleaner well trying anyway more than without.
    There's fuel in the filter and the hand pump will pump until solid.

    Can I assumed pp failure?

    Thanks
     
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    thequeenscheese Well-Known Member

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    manages to get the valve timing cover loose enough to look inside and there's a screw/bolt floating about I just hope it's not fubard the Pistons/valves etc hope it's not the end of the hippo..
     
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    good luck with it when they did the timing belts did they put the tool in to keep the camshafts from rotating ?
     
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    Good luck
     
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    From your description it sounds like an L Series. You would have hoped its the belt to the pump - but that sounds OK.

    If it is almost firing, that means there must be some fuel getting into the pistons at some point in the cycle. This means that the belts MUST be intact as the cam belt drives the cam shaft which then turns the pump belt - so they must be turning.

    Maybe one of the belts has slipped a tooth? I don't know how many teeth a cambelt can slip before you get interferance - which you presumably don't have or else it wouldn't turn over. Maybe the pump belt has slipped?

    Maybe the wiring to the pump has come loose or failed? Maybe coincidental to the belt change or it got knocked doing it. Worth checking it though.
     
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    thequeenscheese Well-Known Member

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    no pics it's on the back of a recovery now,
    there's fuel to all 4 injectors so that side of it is fine
    when I loosened the cover peeked into the valve side timing cover there was a screw not much fatter than a plug socket screw that had come loose and was just sitting there on the inside of the top pully wheel, like a hamster in its wheel lol, a double pain in the neck is the guy who does these jobs at the garage is off at the min so I've got a wait aswell to get it back..
     
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    to add, it's been a few weeks since the belts were done it was a full kit except water pump, if it's fubar I hope it's a new part failure than mechanic error I'll have a better chance of a decent payout that way..

    and I'd not long since filled the tank tut..
     
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    turns out its nothing they have done with the timing, a pully thats disintegrated and made the timing jump 3 teeth - given a timming kit is another £200 possible valve piston damage etc should i just write it off?
     
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    @Hippo ...... Must be poor maintenance ;)
     
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    no doubt lol, looks like its gonna be goodbye, and a navara on the way
     
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    If you can get hold of a pully from a breakers, could you not install that with the current belts to make sure the engine runs OK - then change the belts. Labour might be a bit though if a garage is doing the work.

    Navaras are popular over here. The 2.7TD is a good engine, dunno about the later 3.2s.
     
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    Did they over tension the timing belt? Seems a bit of a coincidence it failed only three weeks after they worked on it.
     
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    So I made it to the garage and he showed me what's what, on the top pully there's a plate that screw to the pully with the timing mark on it that just screws onto the pully that had come off and caused the timing to jump 3 teeth altho how it's come loose I've no idea and how it wasn't noticed if it was loose I'm unsure.

    So hopefully it will just need a new belt and alls good do I can sell the hippo and it will be as good for someone else as it had for me, or I'll have a none runner for sale on here lol
     
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    £50 lol
     
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    :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool: Always threatening to buy another
     
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    £50 that will buy o e of the tyres lol
     
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    It's scrap now :p
     
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    Not far off ha, it does have a good £300s worth wheels n tyres on it all less that 12mlnths old, among other bits
     
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