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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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    Was that the one on Ebay for about £3k?
     
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    Reserve was 4k but it had 4 brand new geolanders, history, mot history looked spot on.
    The way I look at it, if I could buy a new F1 then I would as I can work on it and this looks like it needs minor recommissioning only.
    Has unusual option of cruise.
    Picking it up next Sunday. This will replace my wife's 2002 135k Td4 Auto.
    I did joke that I could flog you the number plate!!
     
  3. kernowsvenski

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    Good lad. Pics?
     
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    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    This will have to do for now!!
     
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    kernowsvenski Well-Known Member

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    It looks good. No wear inside, shiny underneath, always garaged.
    Obvs the rubbery bits might need replacing but tyres fitted this week, Geolanders.
    Also, calipers might need freeing up. Drive from Bham to Devon will find any immediate bugs!!!
     
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    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    Never seen bulkhead insulation so good!!

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    That's like new.
    Health to drive :)
     
  9. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Washed it
     
  10. GrumpyGel

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    Took the cover off the engine today to determine where the diesel smell was originating.

    As expected, the leak-off hoses were 'weeping'. I replaced them about 5 years ago, would have expected longer from them.

    I turned to Mr Google to find the size of the hose required, but couldn't find anything definitive. Saw figures of 3.8mm and 5.0mm quoted, but sure they weren't related to the L Series.

    So headed down to the parts shop to see what they had. They had 3.2mm and 4.8mm. The 3.2mm looked to small, so got 1m of the 4.8mm (for about £9).

    Not sure its the right size, it seemed to slide onto the fittings to easily. Its almost like its an exact fit and needs to be smaller to grip more. Ran the engine for a while with no signs of leaking, we'll see what happens.
     
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    Found a cup holder! for the equivallant of £12.5 Was difficult to find but eventually got one. Also not exactly done today but since we bought it 3 months ago: Fitted black air vents, roof bars, new turbo core, new clutch, new top gasket, 2 new tyres, new cambelt/tensioner, facelift centre console + 6 disc cd player, fan speed resistor, new leather gear gaitor, replaced aftermarket lift pump with new primer bulb, new oil in gearbox and IRD, air filter. Been busy!!
     

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  12. GrumpyGel

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    My parts car had a Brucie Bonus of the cup holder.

    So I put it in my car.

    Then realised I wanted the little nook for holding stuff more than the cup holder, so took it out again and its still sitting on the floor of the parts car!
     
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    Flog it, they command good money.
     
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    I find the flat surface far too useful to have cups!

    I have a soft rubber phone holder in all mine for sat nav etc..
    Not that you are allowed to touch it in any way whilst driving!! :eek:
     
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    Modified a 5 door boot tonneau cover to fit a 3 door.

    More difficult than I expected, but it fits between the pillars. Next job is to get the fixings from a 5 door to hold it on the strut tops.
     
  16. Nodge68

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    Today I changed the RH side shock, and put the boot side panels back on.
    It took half the time to do the second shock, mostly because I knew what to undo, and what can be left in place.
    I also recorded video of what I did today, which I'll put on the tube, when I've edited it.

    It was definitely worth doing the shock, not only because the leaking one would fail next week's MOT, but also the ride is much better, and the vibration at 60 has gone, which I'm putting down to the failed mass damper on the RH side. Interestingly the mass damper on the left has been chemical metal bonded together, so I'll be ordering another for that side too, unless I can fix the one off the RH side.

    The steering wheel was very slightly off to the right when going straight, not by much, maybe 10mm or so, but doing the shocks has now put the steering straight, which I'm pleased about.
    In all a worthwhile job to do, and hopefully it'll be one less thing the MOT tester will worry about.
     
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    Not so hands free...

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    Interesting that the shocks being out could be detected on the steering wheel.
     
  19. kernowsvenski

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    I suspect that I have this problem with the fronts on my FL1. I have tyre wear and it feels like the tracking is out, but the only components in the system that have not been replaced are the shocks and the nearside top mount. It's been back time and time again for tracking adjustments. I'm budgeting for new shocks this year.
     
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    Looking forward to the video Nodge.
     
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