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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. MaxTheDog1

    MaxTheDog1 Member Full Member

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    Well, I drove mine for the very first time!
    ;)
    MtD.
     
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  2. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Filled it with diesel and took it for a drive.
     
  3. saxavordian

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    Admired from the window as the shower trickling down, over the curves and along the back.
     
  4. Stance

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    Changed to winter tyres, 16" wheels. Gave all locks gun oil treatment, cleaned the tailgate seal and treated it with silicone.
     
  5. Rank Amatuer

    Rank Amatuer Well-Known Member

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    Went for a drive for no other reason than to watch the odometer clock up 200,000 miles.

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  6. GrumpyGel

    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That was a long 'trip' just to watch it click over 200,000 :D
     
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  7. Nodge68

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    Mines a relative youngster having only just clocked 120,000 mark.
     
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  8. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    bought it 275 sovs of road tax
     
  9. kernowsvenski

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    fealt that a snorkel might be a reasonable investment....
     
  10. andyfreelandy

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    Getting ready for further climate change eh??
    My calcs say the TD4 F1 floats before air intake is breached!! But hey, the boating ability improves!!
     
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    I love the look of a raised air intake, although from a practical point of view, they're pretty worthless on the Freelander.
     
  12. Dee Tees

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    Today, I just took a photo of our cat perched on her favoured vantage point. IMG_20210524_105459.jpg
     
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  13. GrumpyGel

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    We get cat prints in the dust and pollen over our cars to!
     
  14. Nodge68

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    Today I started pulling the fuel and air intake path of my FL2 apart, so I can fit the low mileage replacement cylinder head this week, that I've had in my possession since April.
    This is how the engine looked, once the cover was removed.
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    It took several hours to get to this stage, with plenty of distractions. :(
    Although the vehicle is in the air, with the RH front wheel removed, and I'd got the starter out too.
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    It took some time to get the injectors out, as 2 were rusted in, with bright red rust.:eek::eek:
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    So how did those injectors get wet, is the question?:confused:
     
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    Crumbs - why a new cylinder head Nodge?
     
  16. Nodge68

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    Yes. It's still down on compression on cylinder 2, which is down to the fact that the valves are leaking slightly, as I couldn't cut the seats perfectly as the damage was too severe, so it's got to be replaced.

    I'm hoping it'll make a huge difference, especially as the head came off an SD4, which I believe has better cams than the standard TD4.
    It'll also be nice to get rid of the annoying tappet tick too, so it'll be nice to get the head fitted. :)
     
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    I always like a silver lining like this! :D
     
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    And me.

    This is strange though.
    I struggled to get 2 injectors free from the head.
    (I removed them as a unit with the rail, as the injections shouldn't be allowed to drain.)
    2 injectors were rusted in, which I can't understand. :confused:

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    Continuing on with the cylinder head change.
    Getting the crank pulley bolt out was a struggle, considering it'd only been in a year, I was shocked a just how tight the factory thread component had stuck.
    Due to the position of the pulley bolt in the wheel arch, I had to get creative with a suitable breaker bar, and a 4ft extension to add some much needed leverage.
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    It was stiff the whole way out too, which was a pain, and due to the springy nature of the bolt, my Worx impact gun wouldn't touch it, so it was down to good old fashioned elbow grease.

    Here's a strange one too. There's a witness mark on the belt cover, which shows back of the damper pulley has been dragging against it. 20211104_122025.jpg Odd.
     
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  20. andyfreelandy

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    Last time I saw a witness mark like that was behind the pulley on my failed crankshaft!!! :eek:
    I'm sure that is just a badly fitting cover though!!
     
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