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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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    And that's why I missed out on the good one!
     
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    Replaced 3 x rather tired propshaft UJs with Britpart equivalents.
     
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    Along with many many repairs and restoring 4WD with a Bell Engineering recon vcu I put some nice modular steelies and Grabber AT tyres on. Great off road now! Could do with a bit more ground clearance but still great.
     

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    Britpart.:eek:
    Lets hope those last.:oops:
     
  5. paul99

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    Ordered a Gates 5PK2030 belt to try to get rid of the chirping. I hope I don't need to faff on changing tensioners and pulleys. It was bad enough trying to get the belt, ebay insisted on only showing AC drive belts, and Eurocarparts only had Dayco belts at more than twice the price, £30 instead of £13. At least they supplied the belt code to cross reference. ;)
     
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    Finally fixed my oil leak(for now)! Vacuum pump oil feed pipe on the L series engine was knackered so I made up a new one with 1/4 inch copper brake pipe.
    Replaced front pads and discs. Refurbished the calipers and guides. One of the guide pins was rusted in, drilled a hole from the other side and pressed it out. Started to move at 3 tons of pressure... Then I blasted the calipers and guides, bit of caliper paint, new seal kit and they are looking pretty shiny again. Ok well that wasn't all done today.
    New thermostat. Makes a huge difference, cabin warms up quickly now, but engine takes allot longer.

    With that I mostly finished the summer maintenance cycle. I will really need to sort out the threads for the bolt holes that hold the sump guard in soon. There isn't many that have functional threads left.

    Still need to change out the rear diff which has some noisy bearings before winter.
     
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    It's not long until winter. Getting dark in the morning as I'm leaving for work. I still have my CV boot to do before October MOT test time.
     
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    Broke the tailgate window cables
     
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    Hoovered it out
     
  10. paul99

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    Got cheesed off trying to get my new tailgate regulator to work properly. Again. Maybe tomorrow. For now, it seems to want to stay in the up position. Previously, it had went to the down position and refused to come up. At least I know the mechanism and motor are working in general, now. Took a while to get motivated to try it direct to battery, as my 12v supplies in the house wouldn't run the motor. Maybe next weekend. Can I cut a normal CV boot and superglue it in the manner of a split boot, or is it going to be either buy a proper split boot or pull the driveshaft and do the job the old fashioned way with the normal boot? Also I bought a new 12v vacuum cleaner, but it is sitting sealed in the box in the front passenger seat, unused as yet, lol.
     
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    Don't waste your time. Buy the correct hard plastic boot, and strip the shaft down to fit it. More work, but at least you'll only do the job once. Avoid cheap rubber boots too, only use the hard OE type. ;)
     
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    I already know that the "quick" way rarely ever is, but everyone still tries it, lol.
     
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    Checked noisy F2 rear diff oil level........was fine. :rolleyes:
     
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    And don't make the stupid mistake I did once.
    I was concerned grit had got into the bearings so I pulled them off and gave them a good clean, then when reassembling I filled the boot with the grease instead of putting it over bearings. :eek: I was thinking the grease would go over the bearings once reassembled but no. :( A day or two later I was looking for new bearings. :oops:
     
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    Changed the engine oil
     
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    Used it to go look at a Series 2A. :eek:
     
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    photos of the 2A?
     
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    We have mods here, now? Wakeful ones?:confused::p
     
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