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Freelander 2 (LR2) Freelander 2 diesel engine problem. Now running, but still with a misfire.

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Nodge68, Jul 15, 2020.

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  1. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    I'll be uploading a short video of it running.
    That's the plan. It's going to replace the Mazda CX5 as a family vehicle.
     
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    It is more the lack of prefessionalism that goes on that bugs me, each generation is sloppeir than the previous one, and I include myself in that statement.
    So called manager s who have never actually done the hands on part of the job, and who cannot tell a 3/4 air gun from a 1 inch gun, the same people who do no know how to meausre a bolt, or roughly know the regs and laws regarding the job, if they came from a car background that is even worse, as they think discs and pads take a hour for the whole truck, more like double that each corner.
    They cannot see that the lack of investment in training is actually costing them money, lots and lots of money.

    Wages in the car sector are nothing to write home about either.
     
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    I'm old school and not a "fitter", so can't stand the way things are done now.

    I don't regret getting out, as I had my fill of managers telling me a job should take X amount of time, knowing full well that said manager wouldn't know which end of the car the engine was located in!

    It's been 15 years since getting out, and don't regret it one bit.
     
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    So I've created a YouTube channel for some of my automotive stuff.

    Here's the FL2 engine running for the first time.
     
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    Cool, you must have a smile from ear to ear.
     
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    i gt out as was fed up of chasing bonus and never getting it for the bove reaosn of managers thinking a job took half the time it did, im 13 years out now and dont really regret it, miss the workshop banter though that was good but doesn't make up for poor wages and working hours
     
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    I used to run a hgv workshop about 20 yrs ago, and noticed timewise that was when it started to go wrong.
    Truck clutch servo, basically hydraulic siglnal line controlling air supply to acttuate the clutch, new servo 300 quid, rebuild kit 30 quid, actually finding someone who could repair/refit and it lasted more than a day or two was nigh on impossible, so mad as it sounded at the time, it was cheaper to fit a new part at ten times the cost, as 1 failure/recovery wiped out any potential repair savings.
    So we are now sadly all fitters, very little repair knowledge needed, just bolt on new and hope for the best.
    The amount of money we spend on parts is utter scary.

    The issue is the same as always, if they paid serious money they could get serious mechanics, and being serious mechanics they would know they were onto a good screw and get on with it.but all they want is lowest cost, and we all know cheapest is not the best long term.
    I have always said pay serious money, get serious guys, who know if they mess up/screw around there are ten more guys after their job, then things would really shift.

    Lots of mechs/fitters these days who cannot weld/use oxy acetylene/fabricate.
     
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    Keep the vids short and to the point, but with enough detail to be useful, and most of all advert free, or very short adverts at the beginning and not popping up left right and centre.

    Just watched, needs a few pics of the damaged parts at the start of the vid, then the big reveal with the running engine.
     
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    You need 1000 subscribers before you can have ads in your videos. As I'm number 1 subscriber it may be a while but I'm hoping to be the first of many. ;)
     
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    I hate the bloody things, one advert is fine, but go into another and I click the dislike button and move on.
     
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    I use Adblock Plus and rarely see an ad. Even on my Android phone. ;)
     
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    That's what i regret not learning how to do but in dealerships its not the done thing your just a fitter, they hated using oxy as well even when you needed it, moved to backstreet place and oxy was in use everyday

    welding i wish i new
     
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    Tbh most of the welding we do nowadays is just gluing brackets etc back together, nothing structural or exciting, literally line the parst up, hand over eyes buzz buzz, check you buzzed in the right places, maybe a buzz or two more job done.
    Most of the time it takes longer to find the welder and set it up than it does to actually make the weld, the welder itself also moves in a different time continium and often cannot be found, so out with the stuck welder do the job then notice the mig was 6 feet away from where you are working:rolleyes:

    Also rare for the oxy to come out, I actually used it the other day but not for work but to bodge weld an alloy outboard engine block together, and that was not pretty!
     
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    Oxy was essential equipment on Series Landys - hot spanner we called it - :)
     
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    I like some luxury, so wouldn't have anything Defender shaped. ;)
     
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    Still called hot spanner or just plain old gas axe, again you go to use it and find the cutting tip has been melted due to peeps not knowing what they are doing.
     
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    Hey, steady on there! They often come with luxury spec equipment, such as doors and windows.
     
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    Those might be seen as luxuries to a Defender owner, but to me that's a basic requirement for a vehicle, even a proper tractor has those. :eek:
     
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    Well - when it comes to tools and kit - never a borrower or lender be - if you lend it comes back broke - if you borrow it breaks - you buy a replacement - give it back - and you still don't have one.
     
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    Agri engineers are still hands on ;)
     
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