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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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    I decided that it was about time a replaced the LH side hand brake/parking brake cable, as it was sticking on a bit, and wasn't really putting the brake on either.

    It's not too bad a job, once the wheel, the caliper, caliper bracket, and rotor are removed.
    The parking brake cable can be removed from the shoe spreader without pulling the shoes off, which is bonus.

    I used a cheap aftermarket cable, which I'm sure will be fine.

    There wasn't much difference in design, but I did transfer the soft buffer over to the new cable, as I felt the rubber buffer supplied on the cable was too small, and a bit hard, especially as this buffer stops the cable from vibrating the heat shield.
    The damaged section of the cable is obvious in this image.

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    There's the buffer moved over, I used zip ties to hold it in place.
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    It didn't take long to remove the old cable, or fit the new one, but releasing and the tightening the compensator below the centre console coin tray took ages, as there's very little room to turn the spanner. The FL1 compensator is much easier to adjust, by comparison to the FL2 one.

    Here's the cable back in its correct location, with the bracket bolted back in place.
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    Very annoyingly I also discovered the LH rear shock has decided to spew out its oil, which would explain the wallowing ride at the rear. :mad:
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    With the MOT due on the 14th of Feb, it looks like I'll be replacing the rear shocks next weekend. :(
     
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    Alibro Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It wouldn't be a Landy if it wasn't putting its hand in yer pocket. :eek:
     
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  3. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    It seems that way Ali. Strangely I've never had a shock leak in any previous Land Rover, so even though they've gone soft, they always pass the MOT.

    By the time I've finished with this FL2, there won't be much original stuff left. :eek:

    I've just ordered a pair of OE shocks from AF, which should be with me by the end of the week. Screenshot_20220130-150958_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
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    Ouch. Expensive brake cables!
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Cant remember seeing anyone on ere wiv leaking shocks
     
  6. Nodge68

    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, very. Expensive MOT this year unfortunately.
     
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    I've never seen a Delphi twin tube, gas pressurised shock leak, only go soft.
    This is a first for me on a Freelander. At least it being pretty young, means the bolts should come out ok, or have I just jinxed that. :eek:
     
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    Ive fitted 12s socket. & bodykit.
     

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    That's that for another year! A couple of minor jobs, but a good result! :)
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    Took delivery of these today.

    Necessary for MOT. 20220202_142113.jpg

    Frivolities for me. A colour coded rear spoiler, and facelift boot handle in black, as I think it will look better with them installed. 20220202_142142.jpg
     
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    You're spoiling it. :p
     
  12. Nodge68

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    Indeed. I'm just hoping the wife doesn't notice, at least not until I can use her favourite term "I've had them ages"!!
    :D
     
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    Nice. A bit of essentials and some bling.
    I think I'll be looking at my front shocks and a top mount next.
     
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    Essentials and bling in harmony.
    I must admit, that I'm really beginning to like the FL2, so thought I'd spruce it up a bit.

    Did you see that FL2 for sale in Truro for £500 last weekend? I thought of you when I saw it, as it would have given you a nice way into FL2 ownership. ;)
     
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    No, I missed that. Was it on FB market place? If I had a decent driveway and garage I'd be keen for a project but an FL2 might be a bit complex for me. I've always hankered after a Stag too so I think I need a double garage. Currently though, with new found reliability since removing my Ronbox I'm wondering if my FL1 can make 200K miles/20 years. It's looking pretty good after a thorough clean for the MOT.
     
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    Yes it was. I was tempted to buy it for parts, but the wife wasn't, so I missed out, but I did think it would have made a nice project for you.

    The FL2 isn't much worse to work on than the FL1, at least the mechanical bits aren't.

    But I can understand you sticking to the FL1, they have character, which the FL2 is missing.
     
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    Bought another one!!
    Td4 Auto. 2000 my.
    29,500 miles from New.
    Couldn't resist it as the number plate is NOJ!!!! :eek:
     
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    That's hardly run in :D

    When mine had its WOF last week, the tester said there was a smell of diesel in the engine bay.

    With loads going on, I didn't get round to checking it out.

    Stopped at the dairy today on way back from the vets, piddling down with rain and quite cold, demister fans on... and there's a smell of diesel... oh yeh, forgot about that!

    Not supposed to be raining so much tomorrow - so that's a job to do.
     
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    That's a nice looking motor......
     
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    Today I had time to change the leaking nearside rear shock. What a game that was, so I'm not looking forward to round 2 tomorrow.
    The shock was completely knackered though, with almost no damping, and no gas pressure left in it either.

    I also replaced the parking module, as the PDC isn't working, and just gives a warning beep when I start the car.
    The PDC still doesn't work, so I guess the fault is elsewhere. :(
     
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