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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. GrumpyGel

    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Looks like we've got a new member, welcome Mike :D

    If you'd like to pop along to the Introduce Yourself section and leave about 3K posts, we might get to know a bit about you and get to trust you :D

    As for removing the whole dash, I failed just trying to remove the front panel - couldn't remove the radio cage to access the hidden screws, so ended up using frustration, anger, blood (literally, that cage is very sharp!) sweat, tears and heavy tools to mangle it up completely. I then succeeded in removing the front panel - but I was doing that in an effort to remove the cigarette lighter from it as it had broken and needed replacing - I then found I couldn't remove that either.

    Such fun.

    So I disagree with you - you don't even want to do it once! I prefer damp carpets and topping up the cooling system :eek:

    Maybe there's a way of disconnecting the matrix (in the engine bay at the bulkhead?) and running some K-Seal through it?
     
  2. GrumpyGel

    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I see 2 problems with your plan....

    (1) How will you clear the windscreen of condensation and ice?

    (2) Will your life be worth living once you tell your wife this?
     
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  3. Skinny Mike

    Skinny Mike Well-Known Member

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    Just passing through, off work with a bug, so I thought I'd drop in.
    I don't think I've got 3K posts in me, even with all the b0llocks I talk;)
    Mike

    P.s currently returning 61mpg in the little red toaster, scary on a motorway though.
     
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    New LED sidelight bulbs, to go with the headlight bulbs last week.
    Now the fun starts, one of em ain't working and it's not the bulb...:(
     
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    LED side light bulbs don't last long in the FL1 headlight unit anyway, as the side light aperture is too close to the headlight bulb. This causes the LED side light to overheat and fail very quickly.
     
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    It's an FL2 I have now, but the bulb isn't the problem - yet.
    I put the two originals back in to check, still not working, so I have a gremlin somewhere.
    I don't expect the LED's to last, I have them in my Audi and they're a pain in the 'arris.
    Would the block connector cause this...? It's only the one sidelight not working.
     
  7. DCUNNINGHAM

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    I didn't think if that lol
    Anyway I did 230 mile round trip yesterday and it's used no coolant I can't understand it to be honest
     
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    My L series does that - will keep hold of all its coolant for a few months, then the next few months it empties the coolant bottle after what seem like every time the car's used.
     
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    Cheers grumpy
    I will just keep my eye on it for now till I have the time to strip it
     
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    Decided to take the risk and change front brakes myself including both callipers as one or both were sticking and braking was becoming a nightmare. Fitted EBC yellowstuff discs and pads and so far so good, done plenty of testing in a nearby car park: they look good as well. Next step is it fit EGR bypass and I reckon at the same time replace the hoses with silicone ones, was going to buy the DPH kit unless anyone can suggest a cheaper yet equally reliable manufacturer.
     
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    Be careful with EGR bypass at next MOT if they see it they will fail it
     
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    Plan is to keep the original, clean it, keep it, then refit the day before, then swap back.
     
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    Just had a new alternator and n/s drive shaft seal fitted. £350 from a non-vat registered workshop.
    Good price??
     
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    If you're happy with it, then it's a good price. I assume it includes the parts.
    Non VAT registered? Maybe they don't get that much work.
     
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    duplicate post.:(
     
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    duplicate duplicate post.:mad:
     
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    I am also having trouble with posting and I can't get the search to work. How am I going to clean out my injectors without you guys holding my hand?
     
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    It's been double and triple posting all day.:mad:
     
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    It's been double and triple posting and messing about all day.:mad::mad: I've given up.
     
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    It's been double and triple posting and messing about all day.:mad::mad: I've given up.
     
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