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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. kernowsvenski

    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    Popped out today to wash the car and then head out for lunch. Strangely, the irregular idle I've been suffering for a while seems to have cleared up. I believe I've found the culprit too! I've been convinced that I've got one or more injectors playing up but it would seem it was possibly my Synergy box. A while ago it was causing running issues as there was a loose connection in the plug that goes to the fuel rail sensor. I sorted that and the car ran fine, but after time i found the engine getting particularly noisy. Various periods of running with the box switched off seemed to quieten the engine. As a result I've been thinking about removing it for some time.

    Anyway, since I was faffing around with engine stuff yesterday I removed the box but it was not until today that I drove the car. It was much improved, quieter, smoother, and even gear changes were smoother. The only downside is the reduced power. On inspecting the Synergy I discovered corrosion on one of the MAF terminals (see the green/blue deposit below).
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    Knowing how sensitive engine management systems are to conductivity/continuity within certain parts of the circuits (the fuel pressure sensor harness being a common example on our TD4s) it is possible that this corrosion could be causing issues. No doubt time will tell, but I shall be very happy if the rough idle is cured. @Nodge68 you may be able to stand down (hopefully).

    *edit* A point to note is that the Synergy I have was 2nd hand when I bought it seven or eight years ago so it's done well I guess.
     
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  2. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully you've found the issue, but if you still need me, just ask. ;)
     
  3. andyfreelandy

    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    V6 model year 2000 just passed MOT with no advisories. Mostly original, how can 22 year old rubber boots and bushes, vcu bearing mounts and all be fine and new ones last months??
    Got to do belts now!!!
     
  4. Overlander Freelander

    Overlander Freelander Member

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    Today my Freelander was treated to a new exhaust system, from downpipe to back box. Had the system for a few weeks and was hoping to fit it myself but bad weather and things meant I had to send it to a garage. Had the belts done in November too so its had all its budget spent already. Lol.
     
  5. hd3

    hd3 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    remapped t'day ..
    long test drive tmrw :cool:
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  6. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Fitted a shiny new rear wiper arm and blade, to replace the aging arm, and useless blade. :)
     
  7. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Took it for a run
     
  8. gjhill

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    Mine is in need of a new one
    From where did you get it?
     
  9. Nodge68

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    Hi all just had thought have seen a video were the tailgate on the freelander2 is powered anyone done it or have a idea where I can source such a kit
    Thanks stay safe
     
  12. Nodge68

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    I've looked into this
    I found a kit available from Alibaba or one of the other Chinese sites, I forget which now.

    It's not straightforward, and will require lots of cutting, mechanical engineering, and extensive electronic work.

    I decided against it, especially as I find the power tailgate on our Mazda CX5 quite infuriating at times.
     
  13. hd3

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    re:
    well .. longer trip than initially planned ;-]
    as for the remap :
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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Better than the Synergy?
     
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    be a " YES " to that :)

    am typing up a report now .. ( .. l.z. link .. )

    in short .. bags of torque .. more civilized in terms of general noise ..
    exhaust note a tad different .. deeper .. smoother combustion ..
    no exhaust raspiness sound with heavy-foot @ 3000rpm :)
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    ( Edit ..correction to prev. text .. )
    the idle rpm Do rise slightly with the ptc heater or ac. turned "on"
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    power wise i'd estimate it to be like a "Hi / Med.+" . on the ron-box
    [ thats a 'plus' next to 'med' ;-]

    was very pleasing to drive :cool: .. all in all ..

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    Drilled out bolt from front of under shield that had snapped off.....facelift model....so obviously one of the ones hidden behind the bumper...:mad:

    At least now I know how the bumper comes off....
    Yes...had to dremel slots in the wheel arch lining screws as all seized and rusted.
    Yes...undid wrong bolts on each side under wheel arch lining....even after reading post from someone saying its the upper ones...:(
     
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    Swapped out the drivers side pretensioner. SRS light extinguished!
     
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    I found it easier using a colbolt drill bit to drill the heads off them but make sure to drill them in stages (a bit on each head then move to next one) otherwise the heat build up melts the liner ;). Make sure you use rustless (stainless) steel screws & new 'u' nuts.
     
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    Today I have taken my new toy to work for the 1st time....never imagined I'd say this but I love it!
     

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    MOT'd, another year, another pass with no advisories....169k miles
     
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