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Freelander 2 (LR2) Prospective first time FL2 buyer needs guidance please

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by parxuk, Mar 22, 2020.

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  1. parxuk

    parxuk Member

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    Sorry to resurrect this thread (yet again).

    Hippo, thx for the excellent advice above. I haven't found anywhere to trial it yet (as its been back at the garage having the handbrake and rear passenger door unlocking mechaism fixed) but do intend to give it a go when I can.
    Tyres match now on the rear, so hopefully that wont cause me any problems.
    Havent had opportunity to get the Haldex serviced, but its still on the list.
    Question time if I may? I asked at the begining of the thread if the car had swirl flaps (I owned a BMW 5 series and know of the scare stories) and told that it didnt. I have subsequently been told (on this forum in a different thread) that it has. Does the car have swirl flaps, and if so are they a real problem like on the BMWs that need replacing/blanking. Or are they pretty safe and not considered an issue?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Are you sure they aren’t talking about the Freelander 1 Td4, that was a BMW unit, the Td4 on the FL2 was built under Ford and is a different engine, I must admit I now think I know most of the weaknesses on the FL2 and I’ve never heard swirl flaps mentioned, the other guys might say different
     
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    Here is the other thread:
    https://www.landyzone.co.uk/land-rover/helllllppppp.361078/#post-4909941

    And a couple of posts from people who have had problems:

    https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic17017.html

    https://www.freel2.com/forum/post347596.html

    I dont know if there are very few people who have suffered this problem, but in internet style it grows legs and seems like its a much bigger issue, or actually its just a one in a million unlucky circumstance.

    In the BMW world if you had swirl flaps the perceived wisdom was to delete them and insert blanking discs ASAP.

    In a quandry now and unsure what to do?

    I wish I didnt need a car!
     
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    If you want the definitive answer ask these guys, they’re happy to answer questions on the FL2 and they know every moving part of the FL2, let us know what they say though thanks
    https://www.freelanderspecialist.com/
     
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