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xedi problems

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by wosname, Sep 6, 2005.

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  1. wosname

    wosname New Member

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    I bought a w reg 2.0xedi on the 2nd of August with 57,000 miles on the clock. Drove to Cornwall on the 8th (towing) and just as we arrived there was a horrendous noise from the engine. Called out Green flag who advised me there was a "serious mechanical problem" and they arranged to transport the vehicle back to the garage i bought it from(approx 250 miles) the garage said it needed a new engine and clutch. It took them just over 3 weeks to fit these, and i have been told not to go above 3000 revs for the first 1000 miles.
    The main reason we bought was to tow, but the mechanic at the garage tells me you need to keep the revs up when towing. does anyone have any advice on towing.
    Also has anyone else had any other problems with this model?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. retsgom

    retsgom Banned

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    If you have only had this car a matter of weeks, then i would strongly advise taking it back for a full refund and a claim for expenses incured!!!!

    I had a client with one of these and he was demented with all the problems he incured !!!!!
     
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    Even in normal driving it is better to drive at high revs rather than too low, and when towing a caravan (or trailer) it is even imperatif to keep the revs up and not have the car(engine) have to extra labour at low revs. I towed a caravan to the South of France on 5 occasions (1.200 kms up and 1.200 kms back) and 4 times to Switzerland (850 kms up and 850 kms back) and each time over the Alps (Julier pass, 2.200 m altitude with some places going up 12%) and found it better when going up to select a lower gear, revving up the engine and when needed lower the speed rather than to try and keep the same speed with the engine clearly suffering. The same goes on the flat, have your engine turn freely and select the gear accordingly. For example, during mountaintrips when the car could, in 3rd gear, manage to get up but without any reserve, I switched back to 2nd gear and revved up the engine to 3/4th of the maximum revs, that way the engine liked much more the treatment and I got a much better cooling. On the flat I tried to keep the revs at a good 2/3rd of the engine maximum. Never had engine problems (was petrol engine) and the car did about 186.000 kms all together, so .... (Was at the time a 1.6l of 80 bhp).
    Guess the same philosophy goes for diesel as well ? (In other words better 100 revs too high than 100 revs too low).
     
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