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Driving freelander in 4 wheel drive

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by digi, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. digi

    digi Active Member

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    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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    Chaser New Member

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    provided the rear propshaft hasn't been removed it's permanent 4x4.
     
  3. howardo

    howardo New Member

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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).
     
  4. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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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 :rolleyes:

    thems were the days - when we had "problems" :D:D
     
  5. howardo

    howardo New Member

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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.:D
     
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    Optimus Prime Well-Known Member

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    and issues without problems
     
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    Beast o Bodmin Banned

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    never did like the welsh.....tom jones is also cra
    ya still gunna get stuck cos there sjhite...
     
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    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.
     
  9. howardo

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    landrover do a heavyduty clutch for freelanders.
     
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    goonarmy Annoyed by new forum

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    :pound::pound::pound:

    Issues-werent it that bellend slob who winged aboyt that?Worra tit!:mad:
     
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    Heard that myself but read somewhere on the MG/Rover forums that PTP's racing clutch's are far superior and stronger?