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My Freelander TD4 Steptronic 3d

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Bmiguelpaiva, May 27, 2016.

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    Hi to all.
    As i mention on my introduction,i bot my first 4x4 on the end of march,i have been almost two years looking iand colecting informacion about reliability and cronic problems.

    First i want a 5 door Di for his simplicity,but i'm studing in Lisbon,and the traffic make me consider the Steptronic,and the cabrio for the summer also will be great so i make the choice and start looking for a 3 door automatic......here in Portugal is no the easyest task,pleople simple don't like automatic cars,even they stay stoped in traffic twice a day......and for me the Land Rover will be my second car.

    So i found the car,and after 3 or 4 days a made the deal,i take a very experiente mechanic from Land Rover,that drive the car for about 30 minutes,and said to me that it was good,but not 100%.
    The gearbox was looking ok to,very smooth in gear changes,also in manual mode or Sport.

    After 1 week i take the car to a freelander Specialist,for being serviced,and the surprises start to appear,for a car that look very good the real state of it,is at least choking.
    Was found that the IRD was partiatly destroied,as well the rear differencial....so it was replaced:
    Reconditioned IRD and Rear Differencial.
    All the 3 rear differencial mouts
    VCU and Bearings.
    All the oil's replaced
    And a full service to the engine.

    After that,as pass 1 month,on April 2 i go pic the car,and hedded to an Automatic Specialist,for servicing the gearbox.......the last mechanic told me that he was shor that the gearbox is leaking,and i have sen'it,whit the engine on,in about 5 minutes,forms a circle of 25cm of oil on the floor,so it can't be good.
    So the car stayed in tha garage for the men find the problem.....after a few days he call and i dident have good news.
    The torque converter was from a scrap yard,he found the name and models righten on the converter,and the oil pump also needs replacing.
    And after thar was found anouther very good surprise,the place where the engine and the gearbox join together,and its bolted,one of holes is brokken,but was in his place.....glued whit silicone.....so now if its not possible to welde that,i'm going to have to bye a engine......very honest guy the seller....so honnest that i'm thinking in issue him,because i don't think this is normal
    So now all i can do is wait....and wait.....and save money for the repairs lol.

    ( sorry if i write something wrong,but its not very often to write in english )
    Best regards to all.
    Bruno Paiva
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Any one knows the specs of the Green Freelander,i love the setup,and it looks very lifted,in one of the fotos its visible that the camber is a bit negative,but in general i like the look of all cars i putt here,and if any of the cars are from somebody of this forum,i give im my congratilations.....that is what i want for me :):)
     
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    Hi to all.
    I have the original stereo fitted in my car,the Land Rover R770,cassette player,and i allready have an Alpine unit to install,but i don't know what type of harness to bye.
    Can you help me ?
    Best regards
    Bruno
     
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    Any one knows the sizer of the tires of the car i posted ? What will be the biggest size i can fit on 15" wheel from de TD4 ?
     
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