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  1. consettlad

    consettlad New Member

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    hi everyone,
    hope someone can point me in the right direction here new to all of this here goes took my new 02 reg freelander out for a spin went about five miles in total parked up smelt burning from engine bay unscrewed oil top and smoke belching out from where you screw cap on any idea,s please help
    cheers steve
     
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    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    will it be safe to drive or do i park it up
     
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    stop it suffering ,,just burn it
     
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    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    only bought yesterday:mad:
     
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    storm99 Spreading Joy & Harmony

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    er..welcome! Time to read the ¨crock of ****» thread - what to do if you've bought a lemon. Should help to get it fixed or your money back, especially from a garage.
     
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    What he said
     
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    hi all,
    thanks for all your lovely remarks lol think i sorted the problem, no oil in engine
    there was just a covering in the sump when i done a oil changed this morning.checked plugs and they were covered in black oil so think i have sorted it out cheers steve
     
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    Wonder why it was devoid of oil in the first place?

    And of course welcome:)
     
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    thanks dont know why there was no oil in it when i purchase it on good friday from private seller sold as seen so thought i got a good bargain until i got home and found all these small problems only thing i am concerned about now is the engine heats up fairly quickly but stays at half way level and does,nt move,which is good but being the 1.8i rover engine am a bit worried as i know these engines are phrone to failure is there anything i can do so it does,nt fail many thanks steve
     
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    All freelanders heat up quickly, its the way the cooling system is designed. Just keep a close eye on the level in the expansion tank.
     
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    thanks for that mate
     
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    Glad to hear of a happy ending! :cool:
     
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