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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. andyfreelandy

    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    This, I've done this.

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    Well done buddy....
     
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    Had the Haldex serviced and rear diff oil changed at Bell Engineering.
    Austen lent us his FL1, so we went and had lunch by the river in Bewdley.
     
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    Changed a rear bulb and discovered the front washer motor has packed up.
     
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    My washer motors also packed up, both. Time for an el cheapo replacement, will renew the bolts and clips so if it packs up again will be a few min job.
     
  7. Nodge68

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    Broke down in the A30 eastbound, about 5 miles west of Exeter, while on the drive to collect No1 daughter from Cardiff Metropolitan Uni. :(

    Put the I930 on it, which came up with a crankshaft sensor signal failure.
    Now this sensor was new 18 months ago, having travelled 4k miles in that time.
    Luckily I had the old sensor in the boot, and my work tool box too, so was able to install the old sensor, clear the codes, and was on my way again in about 10 minutes.
    The engine ran fine for the next 120 miles, although did do one dropout just as I put my foot down to join the M4, so I'm still not sure what is causing that.
    Fingers crossed it gets us home OK, once I've loaded all my daughter's accumulated stuff into the car.
     
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    Good luck, you must of had a sixth sense to carry the old cps with you, have you bought a lottery ticket today by any chance?:) I'll keep me fingers crossed that all goes well & you get home without further issues.
     
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    The F2 guardian angel was seen on the A30 tonight!! Never around when I need the F1 version!!!
     
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    Us Deb'n boys had Hippocrates' IRD and gearbox sorted by Austen an 'is dad. Toad alley top outfit, nort tu much trubble. Would always recommend.
     
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    Indeed. It's been in the boot since changing it in 2020. I'll be ordering a replacement, as they are known to fail, and don't give any codes before they do, just an occasional misfire as a clue.
    No I didn't get a lottery ticket. :(

    Thanks. Home safe. The drive back from Cardiff was trouble free, other than the M49 and parts of the M4 were closed. :mad:

    The car still has a very occasional misfire, mostly as the engine is put under load, I'm wondering if there's a damaged wire to the CPS, which is giving a dodgy signal as as the engine moves on its mounts.
    Other than this occasional misfire, the engine is going better than ever, being more powerful and responsive than it was after I put it back together. It definitely responded well to a nice long fast run. :)
     
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    My daily driver is my BMW 635d, and it also responds well to a long, or even decent, drive. After a few weeks of running around the doors where it's longest stretch is 8 miles through two villages and back again, it feels very sluggish at the bottom end of the tacho, after a 35 mile each way trip to Aberdeen and back it always feels like it's gained an extra two cylinders as it is so much more responsive.

    As for the FL1, just bought it another rare, genuine accessory to go along with the pop up cup holder, 3 door rigid parcel shelf, targa sunblinds.... Any guesses as to what it might be?
    (It's going to be a few months before I fit the new accessory as I'm at sea on a ten week deployment.)
     
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    I reckon it's all down to the cat getting clogged with soot, as short journeys don't get it hot enough to burn the soot out.
    On a decent run, the cat heats up enough to self clean, allowing to turbo to come on boost a few hundred RPM lower in the rev range.

    To help with my occupational dropout, I've just ordered some replacement connector contacts for the CAS plug.
    I'm sure the plug can be taken apart, so I'll be stripping to it's component parts and soldering in the replacement contacts. I'm hoping this along with fitting a new genuine CAS, will cure the issue once and for all.
     
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    Glad you got home OK.
    Be interesting to swap back the failed sensor after you've replaced the connectors. Could this be the root cause of the random misfire!?!?
     
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    Thanks Andy.
    I've cleaned the contracts on the plug today with contract cleaner.
    The sensor that failed yesterday is still failed and giving failed sensor codes.
    The old working sensor works ok, even before I've cleared the codes, which is correct for this ECM.
    I'm going to repair the sensor harness too, as I'm not 100% convinced there isn't a break in the wire somewhere, which is causing connection issues as the engine moves in its mounts. I'm thinking a slightly dodgy wire may be killing the sensors?

    I've managed to identify the particular plug used, but annoyingly the only supplier is Mouser, and there's a standard £12 shipping charge, for £10 worth of plastic bits. So I've decided to reuse the plastic parts if I can, and simply renew the connector parts, which I've ordered 10 @ 40 pence each including shipping.
    I'm also going to replace a chuck of the harness, cutting it back to the main harness, and for extra resilience, I'm going to use extra flexible silicone insulated wire for the new harness, and it'll be secured to the correct places on the engine, as it's been left to hang free in the past, which is a recipe for cracked wires.
     
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    Softop?
     
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    What, that schmuck from police accademy?

    Good guess, but not right... I've alreafy got a soft top in the garden shed, but never fitted it. Might try that for the summer.
     
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    I wonder will you sort your miss fire first or will I get my EV going first?


    Race ya!!!! :p
     
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    I'm following both items with interest.

    We should start a sweep.
     
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    Changed the engine oil
     
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