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What have you done to your Freelander today

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Freelaner, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. Colthebrummie

    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    I've just put a drop of oil into its innards, phew, I'm knackered now.

    Col
     
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    Oil and filter and fuel filter. Locate diesel leak
     
  4. Danyou

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    Painted and fitted the dog guard behind the rear seats,have to make some brackets for the rear window one,fitted the soft top and found the side finishers are missing so ordered some new ones and a red key.
     
  5. Bute

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    Do your back seats click into place with the guard? Or am I just not being firm enough :/

    I had to brake hard ish the other day & the seats flung down with mine installed. It's been their since new so the previous owner must've experienced it. Not a massive issue but gave the dog a scare
     
  6. GrumpyGel

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    Whether you're in gear or not won't make any difference. Check tyre pressures and VCU (one wheel up test). Check diff mounts to. Those symptoms are exactly the same as mine had for about 1 mile (I thought the exhaust had come loose) - then the IRD went BANG! Probably not so major as that, but you did good taking the props off to check it out - well done.
     
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    That made me laugh even though it shouldn’t been a dog person, but yeah seems to click and lock in place alright there should be some brackets/tabs on the bottom as well but mine never came with them I will just keep a lookout for flying spaniels.
     
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    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If its the standard LR dog guard then I have no issues clicking the back seats into place. I'm for ever taking the guard out and putting it back in when I need to fold the seats for extra space, and never have any issues with the seats clicking in securely.

    I do have a rubber mat that covers the back of the car and under the back seats - this does affect the seats ability to click into the bottom clips OK and the backs of the seats won't fold up more than 1/2 way. I have to lift the seats up and give them a good hard shove down to make sure the bottom clips secure properly. Nothing to do with the dog guard though.
     
  9. Bute

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    Ah that's my problem then I didn't really force it very much. Not sure if it makes a difference but it is the 3dr.

    According to the original receipt the guard was added as an option from new along with driving lamps, metallic paint etc so i struggle to believe the seats have been banging about since then.
    I think i just need to give it some umph.

    Many thanks
     
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    Hi GG, That silver 2003 Diesel [manual] looks ok. $600! What causes smoking issues? [White smoke]
    Worn motor - unlikely at 155000km
    faulty injector/s
    overfuelling?
    Turbo failure?
    Boost plumbing problem/s?
     
  11. Hippo

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    booked its mot
     
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    LED'd up all the interior lights, including my new MGF mirror. Cor blimey what a difference.
     
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    New drop links during the week, two new handbrake cables and new self adjusters both sides. Took a couple of goes to set it up correctly - with help from this forum and half a tube of copper grease, I now have the mother of all handbrakes, rear brakes that self-adjust properly and no more noise from the front end (bag of spanners falling down a staircase).

    Went for a test drive and the wiper linkages snapped, and an indicator bulb failed.

    RAGE!
     
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    That's one for the first things I did with mine. I find the standard bulbs are pretty much useless.
     
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    LOL, sounds like Landy all right.
     
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    Spent a couple of hours prepping my £3 second hand sunroof for fitting. Seal removed and a clean up and rust coat on the few areas of minor corrosion and around the rim done today. A spray of black over the frame at some point in the week, seal back on and in it'll go. It should be a marked improvement on my current sunroof which is flakier than a box of Kelloggs.
     
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    replaced track rod ends.kn******d.then I went to sleep .I was kn******d.hey I am 52.lol.
     
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    Wish I was 52

    Col
     
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    52 is the best age. For another 4 days, then its 53 :D
     
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    53 is when the age related ailments really kick in and you realise you ain't seen nothing yet.

    Col
     
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