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Mondo mode =2wd / 4wd

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by ming, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. Northern Irelander

    Northern Irelander Well-Known Member

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    All very impressive MHM, especially if its derived from A Skyline with its 600horses.

    But wouldnt it be cheaper just to buy an x-trail???

    We need simple mods at low costs
     
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    You jack both front and rear to give a good arms working distance. You could do the whole thing with all wheels on the ground and a compressor spanner.

    If you removed both ends first then VCU all single handed, then I assure you that it will take you even longer to replace it that way.

    You try lifting the whole weight of the prop, balancing a bolt in the other hand and spanner in the other.... you'll be there all day mate. Better to remove in line.

    RAVE and haynes are being anal about the delicacy of the VCU, just dont bang it about and you'll be grand
     
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    I reckon budgetary figures circa &#163;500. which sounds a lot, but if it ensures no vcu probs, no buggered ird, rear tyres etc etc etc and is fully switchable from the dash then I would think that would be realistic. I wouldnt expect anyone to change unless their VCU was shot, so you take ,wot, &#163;380-&#163;400 off the price - thats not a bad fix is it?

    I aint saying this is a deffo - just that there are other (better) systems out there - someone mentioned the Frontera - that uses a vacuum system, which is also an option:D - lets just keep looking and playing. If we can find a fix - isnt that wot a forum such as this is about?

    If yu want a cheap fix - take out the props and VCU - but then why buy a 4wd, incurr every politicians wrath (see ova freds), pay thru the nose and not gain any benefit.


    dont let me stop yu buying a slitty if yu want tho:D:D - just dont tell Minge ;):p
     
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    For a few hundred notes, you cant go wrong. Funny you should mention other wagons. A mate and his misses are expecting their first child, they wanted a 4x4 for safety, he asked about the FL and I had to say no..... they are high maintenance.

    Suzuki are doing great deals with their range and you get a low box in the grand Vitara. Plus they are about &#163;6k less than the new FL and they look better
     
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    After doing all this do you need to block up the holes or just leave as they are :confused:

    edit: no holes, duh, just me confusing prop with drive shaft
     
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    There are no holes left, except the bolt holes. Prop is attached to flanges at front and rear.
     
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    Yeah, I realised this just after pressing 'submit'.

    Note to self :
    "Must remember to think before doing in future" :D
     
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    Who says you need to crawl under the car, just cut a gaping hole where the gearstick is and fit quick release attachment from above.... sorted
     
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    We all have those days :)

    you can always delete posts as an option
     
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    if yu want it to work quick - yu can always use explosive bolts front and rear:eek:

    not quite sure how to re-fix it tho:D
     
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    Excuse me Mr.dealer but my hippo had expolsive bolts font and rear, They all do thAT sir! you'll find that was just your IRD and Final drive going bang. :D

    MONDO - seeing as this thread is devoted to you howcome no input??

    How does your FL get through the MOT without a prop ftted?
     
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    it aint an MOT item is it? I wud have thort it wud be "if its there its gotta be good else it dont matter" - a bit like a spare tyre.?
     
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    I honestly dont know thats why I'm asking. I'll ask tomorrow when mine is going through its MOT.
     
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    I'm finkin !;)

    I aint ever removed the props/ vcu cos it aint seized it just dunt transmit drive :rolleyes:

    As fer input to this project ! I'm tryin to sort some figures out to send to
    Warner Electricery that make lectric clutches :p See wot they can come up with !;)
     
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    nice one mondo. . . your idea is the best one thus far. . .better than floppy flip mans idea. . .want us ta go all slitty. . .:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Rite...Anybody good at "sums"? i need sum help !:rolleyes: my rave dunt want to come out and play cos theres sum bits missin from me Adobe doofer

    so if yer can help ! TA very much ;)

    1) Torque of motor -Nm
    2) Power - Kw
    3) Speed rpm ( i would o thought this were front prop)


    Oh! Bollox to this

    Have a shufty ! if yer know, or have a stab at, any of the figures for "Torque to transmit section and Environment - just vibration and shock bits,
    rest of its pretty straight forward

    Tell yer wot !

    Have a go at fillin it in and let us know wot appens !:D :D :D

    Unless that is ! yer all as daft as me :rolleyes:
    Then just post wot yer can on here and we can send it in collectivly;)

    I'm goin fer a lie down now , cos me head hurts :D

    BUGGER I fergot the link:D

    Ere ya go !http://www.warnerelectric-eu.com/lang/ecatalog/spec_form.php
     
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    WOW ! Calm down !!:eek:

    Dont all rush at once !:rolleyes:
     
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