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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. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    There are too many additional items needed, for a 75 to be a good source of parts.
    That's a possibility, but as the V6 IRD is unique to the V6, it means finding another in good condition.

    I'd stick to finding a crashed V6 FL1, as you'll need so many parts. ;)
     
  2. andyfreelandy

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    Problem is I'd pay more for a crashed one then I paid for these!! Ah decisions, decisions!!
     
  3. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Why do you want to swop the engines over?
     
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    It's got the G4 ones on it already. I'm going to make the underside as mint as the top and the interior and then make a plan!!
     
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    New alternator done. Starts and charges like a dream. Sadly though, the missfire is still present.
     
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    Bought it. A K series SE 2005.
    Plenty work to do. Engine is sound though, with all the upgrades made. I do fell it under-powered but compression test will be done these days.
    So I am back
     
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    Today, I has been soldering those pesky wires to the HDC switch. Added the cable-tie upgrade to try to stop 'em parting company.
     
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    Today I picked up a replacement alternator for my 1.8 XEI facelift, and met up with @andyfreelandy on a very convoluted drive home. It was good to chat about Freelander's, diagnostics and other stuff.
    Thanks for lunch Andy. We'll meet up again at some point. ;)
     
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    It was yesterday, but I couldn't be bothered to mess about with a misbehaving forum.

    I fitted a shiny new battery to my Tonga green project 1.8 XEi.
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    I then replaced the rusty rear light fixing screws with some nice new stainless screws. 20200112_113241.jpg 20200112_123028.jpg 20200112_123052.jpg
     
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    I like little attention to detail items like that - but I'm not sure it its me or what, in those last pictures your tonga green looks blue?
     
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    It's a personal thing, but I don't like to see rusty screws, or rust stains on the light lenses.
    The pictures of the stainless screws replacing the rusty screws were of my Cairns blue TD4 SE. The Tonga green 1.8 XEi project rear lights are still using standard black screws. I'm not planning on changing those, keeping that upgrade for my SE.;)
     
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    Ordered a rust-free tank cradle.
     
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    Armed with a new clutch I decided to break free of the tarmac. It did well for a FL Sport. D0F9C998-27A6-4730-9627-DE4C5E5C2DBB.jpeg 6E230EE5-6520-447A-BDF7-F1D1E309BF7C.jpeg
     
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    Well, wanted to start a thread but keeps coming up with server error, so maybe here will work.

    Got new Freelander 1 td4 2004 and found out why chap selling - hideously thirsty. Doing my usual checks and what not to it and found the vacuum hose to EGR solenoid split (replacing all vacuum hoses as matter of course).
    Now, it got me thinking whether this could be cause of excessive fuel consumption. I think I read that the vacuum hose system has to maintain overall integrity for it to work properly, so could the split in that vacuum hose compromise the vacuum to the turbo solenoid?
     
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    @TSR2 I like that - it looks in its element there :) What a novel way of cleaning the intercooler :)

    Meanwhile up in pedronapper, I've been busy, I've not been keeping a project thread, but around halloween I put a new VCU and front diff mount on it as preventitive maintenance, and since Christmas I've:
    • retrofitted a facelift centre console to my hippos dashboard
    • installed a (cheap placeholder) doubledin radio
    • dropped the headlining
      • fitted a new aerial
      • ran some wiring for additional interior lights at the front of the cabin
    I'll wire in the additional lights when I'm waiting on paint to dry on the mechanical bits, which brings me nicely to...

    Since new year, I've been tearing the back axle/suspension to bits;
    • All the bolts for the back suspension had seized into the bushes
      • so they were sliced off with a reciprocating saw
      • the seized pivot bolt has been removed from the hub body
      • new links and pivot bolts are sitting one of the workbenches
        • the toe control adjustment links have been stripped and copperslipped
    • the back hubs are off
      • the back wheel bearings are out - new bearings on a bench
      • diffpan has been removed as the filler plug had seized in it
      • new pan and filler plug sitting on the bench
    • the shafts are obviously out so they will get their noses cleaned up and new ABS rings fitted
      • since the shafts are out I'm putting in new diff seals
      • I've already dropped the propshaft, removed the diff flange
      • removed the diff seals
    Next few days at the workshop will see me:
    • needle-gunning the hub bodies
    • clean the shafts
    • paint the hub bodies and drive shafts
    • clean the diff faces
    • wire in the extra lights
    • fit the new ABS rings
    • fit the diff pan
    • fit the diff seals
    Will probably give the inner arches a quick descaling, kurust then hammerite while I'm at it. Then its "a simple reassembly":
    • refit driveshafts
    • build up suspension links
    • mount hubs with two sets of camber bolts
    • build up brakes with new drums and shoes and shoes fitting kit
    • make new brake lines from wheel cylinder to flexihoses and fit new bleed nipples
      • old pipe ends and nipples are already removed
     
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    Good stuff. While it is that stripped may as well drop the rear subframes off and de rust and paint.
    Don't forget to check the brake lines, easier to get at with rear suspension out of the way.
    What is needle-gunning? I need a way to clean hubs without taking bearing out as they are OK and without filling bearings with grit!!!
     
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    This is a needlegun in action...

    I kind of wish you hadn't suggested the subframe, as I am likely to do that now, when I wasn't planning on dropping that at this time.
     
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