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The Definitive Freelander VCU testing thread

Discussion in 'Technical Archive' started by The Mad Hat Man, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. The Mad Hat Man

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    Here is the latest VCU test, as proposed by Hippo, on this site.

    The angle that the bar traverses through is likely to be critical.
    I suggest the the bar starts at 1:30oclock and ends at 4:30oclock? ie the bar traverses 90 degrees starting at 45 degrees and ending at 135 degreees. This to be carried out with a 1 metre bar and a 5KG weight.

    Just in case it makes a difference, it would be useful if model & engine type of freelander was noted - see the vcu test results thread.
     
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    Just thought I would poo-poo the above article, although nice that they send peeps to us.....

    If, as shown in the second diagram, the VCU locks at just above 100C, then the reply which states that "It is working at its best at these temperatures (Circa110C) cannot be true. What it means is that the VCU is working at its "locking" temperature all the time.
    I would argue that, in normal driving, the VCU should hardly ever reach that temperature and, if it does, then there is a major problem somewhere, as the only reason it should get to that temperature is if there is significant shear forces within the VCU - ie major "slippage" between input and output shafts.
     
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    To do the test "put into first gear". What about for automatics?
     
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    Just lift one rear wheel. Doesn't matter what gear it's in. Doesn't matter if it's a manwell or auto. Don't forget to release handbrake un chock the front wheels.
     
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    OK, will do. Thanks for that.
     
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