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oil and filter change

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by skoda169, Sep 28, 2012.

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  1. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I think it was Hippoo that modded the undertray to reach the oil filter without removing the tray.
     
  2. Freelaner

    Freelaner Landy Driver

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    mine were an absolute cow to remove first time i did it but still didn't take long to do.
    I then replaced them with stainless cap heads and bolts.
    so when i need to take it off again it'll be a breeze.
     
  3. Squeegy200

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    Thanks for the support. I think I stated in my post that I am new to Land Rovers. And yes I did do searches. On the Yankee side of the Atlantic, there are few forum groups dedicated to the Freelander. I've mostly found dealers supporting the LR2. I had joined this forum as it seemed promising only one week earlier.

    I did do a search for Under trays and Oil Changes in this forum and found this thread. Reading the posts prior to my posting reveals only info of others replacing the fasteners or cutting holes into the trays. As I am unfamiliar with the differences between the US Petrol V6 and the TD4,

    I'll perform deeper searches the next time. I've bought service manuals off eBay as my truck did not include them.

    Thank you Freelaner for posting the diagram. Without a service manual, The removal of the aluminum subframe was not visually apparent as there are lots of plastic covers concealing much of the undercarriage. I'm going to print out your post for future reference.

    Does that come from the Service Manual? or are there other resources for which you gathered that diagram?
     
  4. hd3

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  5. Squeegy200

    Squeegy200 New Member

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    Thanks hd3

    I had indeed registered in that forum as well. There is a Freelander section that is combined with the LR2. Most of the posts are regarding the later LR2 which appears to be a very different vehicle. When I searched that forum for oil changes, all of the search results were LR2 specific.

    This forum seemed to be more technical and information more relevant to the previous generation Freelander.

    In my first week of ownership, the majority of useful technical insight I've gathered has been from the members of this forum.
     
  6. hd3

    hd3 Well-Known Member

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    'Squeegy200' ..

    Land Rover Freelander 1997-2006 Service Repair Manual
    Type: PDF, Size: 590.44MB, Price: US $11.80

    Land Rover Freelander 1997-2006 Service Repair Manual Download

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    kv6 oil filter location:

    KV6 Oil and Filter change

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    .. still non the wiser if you'd have to remove the undertray

    went outside just now .. shone torch under wheel arch on my td4 ..
    couldn't really see much .. i.e. still non the wiser ..
    wet 'n windy out on my street today .. ( no garage )

    ( td4 oil filter be a hands reach on opening the hood )

    btw: i lived for a number of years in minneapolis ..
    have been invited to return .. thought i might get a FL2 whilst there ..
    then found out they be only gasoline engines .. .. and i'm partial towards diesels :-/
    guess i'll have to look at native offerings :)

    ~~~~
     
  7. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Wern't me. I changed my sump guard for a heavier one, which makes it more difficult to get oft.

    Squeegy200,
    You need to remove the sump tray to get to the v6 engine oil filter. You can still put a hole in it like they do on the other Freelanders, to allow access to remove the oil filter without removing the sump tray.

    Stick around here and we'll help you. Not that many v6's about but there are peeps on ere who have them. This forum can be a bit rough at times but you'll get to appreciate the abuse eventually. Unfortunately this forum is in English and not available in merkin (American). ;)
     
  8. no1birdman

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    there is no sump undertray on mine, previouse owner must have took it off, why on the road would u need one,
     
  9. Freelaner

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    To aid the air cooling effect on yer engine...it were designed to have one!
     
  10. Diesel Do

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    And reduce noise! I did wonder if the alloy frame was to brace the subframe as its over engineered for the job it does? Any on got a clue:D


    DD
     
  11. willo

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    Maybe designed to be used if someone replaces the plastic sheet with an aluminium plate to get real protection when going offroad ?
     
  12. Diesel Do

    Diesel Do Well-Known Member

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    If that was the case I would've expected land rover to do it for the camel/G4 ones? I've been looking into it tho:)


    DD
     
  13. Hippo

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    G4 had the man tec guard fitted. Like mine. 8mm aliminiminium if I remember correctly.
     
  14. Diesel Do

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    That it did? That's what I was getting at;)


    DD
     
  15. JATKI

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    Drill out the rivets and you just have the Plastic undertray... two 10mm bolts and 2/3/4 nuts to undo Takes about 4 mins
     
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