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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by grey_ghost, Dec 4, 2018.

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  1. grey_ghost

    grey_ghost New Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm a new member from Australia - I recently purchased a Freelander 1 and naturally have a few questions if I may...

    Year - 1998, Tdi4

    Here are some pictures:

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    I will look at purchasing a Hayes repair manual, but I'm hoping that the issues are common and that people will have the answers on here.

    The vehicle seems to have 3 main mechanical faults:

    1) Injector Pump Leak - I believe that this is a common problem and can be rectified by putting a new seal kit through it?
    Can anybody recommend the kit part number please?

    2) There seems to be a small exhaust leak coming from the back of the engine - a friend of mine said that it is from the flexible exhaust pipe.
    Is there a replacement part available? Is this a common issue?

    3) The rear prop shaft/VCU - I believe that it is working, HOWEVER the bearing? on the end of the propshaft is gone - it has a lot of slop in it:

    Is this replaceable? I am hoping not to have to replace the entire propshaft/VCU - just this particular part?

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    If anybody could point me in the right direction I would be greatly appreciated...

    Oh - I own a few other Land Rovers as well...

    54 86"
    60 88" (on the road)
    61 109" (on the road)
    76 2 Door Range Rover
    78 101 Forward Control Ambulance (on the road)
    83 109 Stage One V8 Wagon
    88 Perentie 110 FFR (on the road)
    90 Range Rover (on the road)
    93 Discovery 1 200Tdi (on the road)
    98 Freelander 1

    Cheers,
    GG.
     
  2. Colthebrummie

    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    Hello grey ghost and welcome to Landyzone. That's quite a collection of landies you have. I own a petrol freelander so I can't help much with your leaking pump issue but I believe you are correct about fixing the leak with a new seal kit. the exhaust flexi is replaceable but not sure how easy it might be to get one in Oz. Same with the prop bearing, over here we can get the complete vcu and bearings for about £300ish but I don't know about the availability there.

    Col
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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  4. raisingveg

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    welcome
     
  5. JUKE179r

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    Welcome!
    I don't know much about the Freelanders but someone on here can sort you out your questions.
     
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