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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. paul99

    paul99 Well-Known Member

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    Not today, but I doused the drive belt with a Mr. Muscle Kitchen Degreaser spray (mostly just trying to rid the engine bay of old oil seepage) and the belt has quietened right down. Once again, I get to be lazy and not change the belt. :D
     
  2. LUKBENPHI

    LUKBENPHI Well-Known Member

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    looked at buying an FL2 again as an upgrade from my '07 D3 XS as getting near make mind up time.
     
  3. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Whats up with the D3?
     
  4. LUKBENPHI

    LUKBENPHI Well-Known Member

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    costing too much in road tax for my reduced budget after a recent job change
     
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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are expensive on RFL. My 58 plate FL2 is around £300, but I think some of the later ones are half that much.
     
  6. LUKBENPHI

    LUKBENPHI Well-Known Member

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    £580 on mine IIRC 2016 onward (D4) they added adblue which dropped it to around the £300 mark
     
  7. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    My SD4 MY15 was £260 last year. £265 this year. 185gm with dpf.
     
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  8. LUKBENPHI

    LUKBENPHI Well-Known Member

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    Much easier on the pocket then!

    Need to mot the D3 first though as runs out next month, wants rear roll bars bushes (got bushes just need fitting) and an OSF wheel bearing + what ever else tester decides
     
  9. Nodge68

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    Finally got the FL2 engine finished, and








    She runs!!!:D:D:D

    It was a little lumpy at first, but after it ran for a while, it seems to run pretty well, better than I was expecting. :)
     
  10. Alibro

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    We never doubted for a second mate.
    Well done. :)
     
  11. Nodge68

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    Thanks Ali. I've just taken it for a drive, and it's drivable, but lumpy still. I'm hoping it'll improve as the piston rings bed in, and the valves carbon up a bit. I'll drive it gently, to aid the bedding in process. But at least it starts quickly, and seems to run OK. :)
     
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  12. diveandy

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    changed the IRD oil, then looked at the gearbox filler hex rounded to a perfect circle and groaned
     
  13. paul99

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    Cleaning up the last person's mess is always so much fun! :mad:
     
  14. NeilTD4

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    Fitted new (good condition used) wing grilles to my FL2 to replace the flaky originals.
     
  15. LUKBENPHI

    LUKBENPHI Well-Known Member

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    The D3 is for sale, so the hunt for an FL2 begins
     
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    Drove it through a spring snowfall yesterday -

    Woke op to this today!
     

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    Track rods and ends replaced, along with a siezed cailper pin. Productive day. Just awaiting the arrival of a new tailgate window regulator and everything will be fully functional on the old girl again, for now......
     
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    Took my 5-door diesel Freelander 1 to garage for full services, drove home in a 3-door petrol Freelander 1 courtesy car.
     
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    Drove it to work for the first time. Still misfiring when cold, and spluttering under throttle, but needs must as the wife's Fiat 500 1.4 suffered brake failure yesterday. :eek:

    The Freelander 2 does drive superbly, misfiring aside, so I'm looking forward to getting it fixed.
     
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    I pulled mine into the garage, popped the hood and took a rubber mallet to the ABS ECU in hopes that BOOM, it'll work. No joy. Cleaned up the ground points leading to the ABS ECU.. now just sitting thinking if i should order the ABS ECU on ebay or continue selling this thing.
     
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