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lack of power ?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by jemiks, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. jemiks

    jemiks New Member

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    I have a 52 plate freelander td4 and have suddenly started to lose power on acceleration, i have noticed also behind me it is also throwing out a bit more blackish smoke at the same time and there is also a stong smell of rotten eggs i guess, has anyone else experienced this or could you point me in the right direction to try and solve the lack of power
     
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    i had a loss of power yesterday with a bit of smoke.check your intercooler pipes for any splits.notorious for failing apparently
     
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    Have a feel behind the left hand (viewed from front) intercooler hose, it might have rubbed on the mounting screw behind it, after a while this causes a hole which turns into a split, it's a common problem.
     
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    Black smoke is a sign of overfueling as is the rotten egg smell. The smell is your cat disposing of the excess fuel.

    As already suggested, a blown, holed or delaminated turbo pipe is the most likely culprit.
     
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    fantastic ratty , found very split turbo pipe off egr valve. replaced and power restored thanks for your advice
     
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