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Freelander 1 what £150 gets ya!

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Henry_b, Nov 11, 2019.

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  1. Henry_b

    Henry_b Well-Known Member

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    Cough...

    Splutter!

    £150 gets ya.

    1.8 K series 170k

    manual, worst gearbox ever.
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    Cassie fits in the back..

    JUST!!

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    Don't know what i'll do with it..

    No need for it, bargain though..

    Same colour as the D2..
     
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    websun Active Member

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    I've seen worse for more.
     
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    Not bad for $300 - especially with the genuine LR boot mat. :D

    The PG1 is an 'average' gearbox, not 'the worst' - so you've probably got linkage issues or some other problem. Mind you its about the worst for getting into reverse.

    As you say, rear load space is poor. The cover for mine resides in the garage just to make what space that is available as usable as possible.

    I'm sure you will enjoy your new friend.
     
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    170,000 miles on a K series! :eek:

    I wonder how many head gaskets that has been through? :p
    BTW the gearbox on a K series should be fine but needs lots of TLC around the clutch release arm and slave bracket to keep it good
     
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    You got a free hippo with a full set of alloys and tyres!
     
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    Looks like it's got the original Goodyear Wrangler spare on it.
    The PG1 is a Honda design box, from the mid 80s, but it's not a bad one and does respond to an oil change with the correct MTF94 oil.
     
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    As above on the PG1 - it changes nicely, although not so much on my FL1 1.8; the linkages could do with sorting out. I've got rose-linked cables on my MGFs, and the change on those are sweet as you like. :)

    £150 for a running FL1 is a bargain. My barely running "Spares and Repairs" went for £275 on the bay of fleas, but there again, mine only had 81K miles, so less scary for the buying public :)
     
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    I'm sure the gear change can be improved on the FL1. Maybe a quick shift could be made up, and improved linkage joints too.
    I only paid £300 for my 1.8 XEi facelift, which I don't think was too bad for an easy to fix cat N write off.
     
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    £300 is good value imo. Values are in the duldrums, but at least post-2001 K-series hippos are ULEZ compliant (and can drive into Bristol...)
     
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    I think so too.
    I didn't know that. I actually asked the wife to check that our Mazda was compliant when we went past the sign on the way to Wembley on Saturday. :confused: She said it was compliant, which was nice to know. If I'd known a post 2001 1.8 K was, I wouldn't have bothered asking her to check. :)
     
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    I have just checked and amazingly my 2002 TD4 is showing as ULEZ compliant.
     
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    Drove it to Devon.

    Went quite well.

    Needs a clutch.

    Oh and whoever chose the ratios for the gearbox.
    I'd like to find him.
    And argue with him.

    All the gears need to be taller! ;)
     
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    I always knew yer wanted a freelander. Yer life is now complete.
     
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    The gear ratios were chosen to help out the low torque of the 1.8.
    You could fit the L series gearbox, which has a higher final drive. ;)
     
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    Or bigger tyres?
     
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    Yes, despite being only EU3 compliant, the 4-cylinder K-series all have very low NOx emissions, which is all that the ULEZ is concerned with :)

    That's just weird - wish my ZTT CDTi with the same M47R engine was too!!! LOL
     
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    The Freelander could really do with a 6-speed gearbox with an over-drive top, I agree. And probably a slightly lower first for when you take it off road. It'll always be a compromise when all you have are five speeds to play with and no low-range box. Overall, the ratios are okay, but I do miss a decent cruising gear on the motorway.

    Yes, taller tyres would work :)
     
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    I'm sure I read that there was a 6 speed PG1 box, made by someone, possibly Quife? Although I suspect it would be silly money and wouldn't necessarily fit the FL1.

    The taller final drive from the L series box would fit, but that could make 1st a bit to high.
     
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    Yes Quaife do one and also a sequential. And yes, it costs more than 10 times your latest FL1 acquisition (probably closer to 20 times actually).
     
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    No No chaps.

    I had to justify putting £60 of pez in it! ;)

    The engine runs ok.
    Clutch slips in 5th if you boot it.

    Seats are surprisingly good for a longer chap, the same as if not better than a RRC i had.

    Needs an Oil change..

    A few litres of oil for a change, i hear Tesco do good oil ;)
     
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