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how to change turbo on a TD4

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by gb8man, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. gb8man

    gb8man Member

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    Can you change the turbo on a freelander TD4 without removing the IRD? well the simple answer is yes... i have just removed the turbo on my hippo and i will share.

    Jack up and support vehicle with axle stands

    1. remove engine cover
    2. remover air filter cover
    3. remove air filter
    4. remove turbo hose from pressure side of turbo (outlet) two jubilee clips and from MAF (inlet) two clips and it slides right off.
    5. remove the turbo control solenoid complete with bracket (this can be done from above)
    6. remove oil banjo bolt
    Now comes the tricky bit
    7. from under the car remove the retaining bolt on the exhaust pipe
    8. gaining access from the passenger side wheel arch where the steering rod goes through (using extensions) remove the other retaining bolt on the exhaust.
    9. for easy access to mounting bolts and oil return hose cable tie exhaust out of the way.
    10. with your arm up over the top of the IRD you can access the jubilee clips for the return hose (6mm ratchet does the trick)
    11. just above the return hose there are two 13mm retaining bolts for the turbo (good pic of this in haynes manual) you have to go by feel but it's not too bad.
    12. all that is now holding the turbo on are the three bolts that are accessed through the air filter housing.
    13. remove three rubber bungs and push down heat protection plate and slide toward windscreen.
    14. with this remove there are three 10mm bolts accessed through the holes.
    15. OMG the turbo is off.

    don't think I've missed anything


    i actually did step 11 last..... i didn't know the bolts were there and was wondering why i couldn't get the bloody thing off. doing this last i was able to support the turbo from underneath and remove it that way.

    I did this on my own (billy no mates) i have no previous landrover experience but i do know my way round a tool box and it took three/four hours. now i know where everything is i rec it could be done in 45mins to and hour with only the need to replace one gasket.
     
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  2. Grayo

    Grayo Active Member

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    Great write up thanks for sharing.
     
  3. teddywood1

    teddywood1 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for that as for me doing it in 45 mins it takes me a hour to find my tools
     
  4. Irishrover

    Irishrover Well-Known Member

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    Good useful info. This is the sort of stuff that makes a good forum.

    :praise:
     
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    thanx for that "how-to"
    thread link bookmarked :)
     
  6. johnsbwgood

    johnsbwgood New Member

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    Cheers bud. This is why forums are great places and gives confidence to a competent diyers. Don't suppose u took some pictures?
     
  7. LVC

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    Can I ask why you took the Turbo off?

    I'm possibly going to have to do the same thing to fit a new one as I believe the problem I have can't be "fixed/cleaned/reconditioned" :(
     
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    oops ... double post :(
     
  9. gb8man

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    turbine was fooked on mine.
     
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    flanagaj Active Member

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    I was reading the Landrover RAVE manual regarding turbo replacement and it suggests removing IRD, driveshaft ... I thought that sounds like a right bugger of a job, but having read this post I have decided that I am going to go ahead and give it a try!

    Many thanks for taking the time to share this!
     
  12. DV05FLR

    DV05FLR New Member

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    Hi Gb8man, or anyone
    In short:
    I followed your posted instructions hoe to remove turbo and.....cant get it out its totally waggling loose and had almost nervous breakdown after hours of treeing ! You must know that i worked as BMW mechanic for 24 years,(in the Netherlands and yes Iam Dutch) and this is the first time something like this happens to me.
    MY CRY OUT FOR HELP IS SERIOUS THOUGH. My kingdom for someone who can come over and help me. In other words Ill pay 200% wages for someone who can help me???
     
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  13. flanagaj

    flanagaj Active Member

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    Sorry that I cannot assist, but do please post what the problem was when you find out. It might save me or others the same pain!

    Good luck getting it sorted
     
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    flanagaj Active Member

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    I thought I'd post my findings here just in case anyone else struggles. I followed the above guide and it all worked as described, except for removing the jubilee clip on the oil return hose. I was unable to do this from under the vehicle, and eventually managed to access it by leaning over the back of the engine from the drivers side.

    I spent ages by trying to do it by reaching over the ird, but just found the access too tight.
     
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    I have a 2000reg td4 with failed turbo, i have heard td4 engine is same as Rover 75 CDTI, can I fit Rover 75 Turbo instead, as its sold much cheaper on eBay £50?
     
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    No as the Freelander Td4 turbo is variable and the Rover 75 is a fixed turbo.
     
  17. Bob the dog

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    Thanks Gb8man for an excellent post.
    Just done this job on my 2002 TD4 and found it straight forward but very tight. I removed the front pipe completely and it was a lot easier to get to the oil return pipe and lower mounting bolts.
    I removed and cleaned out all the pipes and Intercooler as they were lathered in oil.
    Upon rebuilding it still smokes like a bu**er so as the rear silencer is in poor condition have decided to replace the complete exhaust. It had swallowed a sump full of oil so the silencers are probably full.
    Question.
    How do you remove the centre cat and silencer section from the rear subframe when just on axle stands?
    It is twisted through the subframe and whilst it may be easy to drop the front if on a ramp and thread it out, with limited room it not going anywhere. Is there some secret twist that I need to find???
    Cheers
     
  18. fraggz

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    so, turbo is loose, followed all steps. exactly what direction is the turbo supposed to come out from? theres literally a bit of wiggle room but i cannot see how its gonna come out!
     
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  19. fraggz

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    update - turbo is out :D
     
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    Just doing my turbo. Agree with front pipe removal as I couldn’t get to the clips on the oil return. Thanks for the guide!
     
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