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JulesK



Member Since: 07 Dec 2014
Location: Ceredigion.
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Wales 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

Quite right.Personally I use a little local garage and have had no problems as of yet. Shocked oh no,fate tempted Smile If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

Freelander 2 GS 2013..... Gone.
Freelander 2 HSE auto 2014 ( Florrie ) ..... Try again.

Post #347518 16th Apr 2018 8:44 am
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jenks1950



Member Since: 20 Apr 2013
Location: Stevenage
Posts: 145

England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Santorini Black

many years ago, well before the days of lead free, the different octane ratings used to have names. I cant really remember them all but something like "Regular" "Super" and "Supreme". Of course all the different brands had different names.

Anyway, every once in a while my dad would fill up his Hillman Minx with the top grade of fuel to "give the car a treat"

Steve

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Yorky Bob



Member Since: 28 Apr 2015
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 3879

United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

Redex. 51 Series one passed/sold on half restored to a mate to finish years ago.
Lots of Euro Trash
53 Series one low mileage let go foolishly years ago looking at current prices.
Series 2A Safari restored fully while in Saudi Arabia years ago, sold on to a Brit.
FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

Post #347528 16th Apr 2018 10:22 am
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robbyvrs



Member Since: 14 Oct 2012
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 420

England 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 Dynamic Manual Fuji White

jenks1950 wrote:
many years ago, well before the days of lead free, the different octane ratings used to have names. I cant really remember them all but something like "Regular" "Super" and "Supreme". Of course all the different brands had different names.

Anyway, every once in a while my dad would fill up his Hillman Minx with the top grade of fuel to "give the car a treat"

Steve


When i started riding bikes we had 2 star petrol, 4 star petrol and diesel - cost me around £1.50 to fill up my 100cc bike and it lasted for 300 miles+ Smile

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IanMetro



Member Since: 11 Sep 2017
Location: Somerset BS21
Posts: 528

United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White


In 1961 when I started, petrol was equivalent to 24p a gallon (about 5.4p per litre).

My 100E Ford had a 7 gallon tank, and I used to put a £1 worth of petrol in at a time. I earned well less than £10 a week in those days to put it into perspective.

As you can see from the graph, petrol came in one grade - that is Petrol.

https://www.theaa.com/public_affairs/repor...allons.pdf

Not all pumps were electric, some you had to wind a handle to push petrol into a small clear holding cylinder, from there it flowed with gravity into your tank. This led to you getting very good at making sure the fuel line was empty. (and not therefore gifting any petrol on to the next customer)

Interestingly I used to get about 33 mpg which is similar to what I now achieve in the bigger, faster, heavier FL2, so things have progressed.

PS I believe REDEX was available at a penny (old money) per shot, from a device that looked like a hand held garden sprayer. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017-


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SkyeGuy



Member Since: 23 Nov 2017
Location: Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

Ah - memories! I never used a hand-cranked non-electric petrol pump though... My motoring life began in 1967. I was still at school when I bought my A35 van-with-windows for £20. I ran it for two years, then sold it for £40... My father generously helped with the insurance, but I coped with the day-to-day running costs from my Saturday job. I bought 2 gallons of petrol per week, handing over a ten shilling note plus eight pennies for the fuel. I am sure there was the option of 'Regular' or 'Super'. I had to buy oil quite frequently, too. Until Castrol invented multgrade GTX 20w/50 oil (in 1968), I ran the A35 on Castrolite, which I'm sure was very thin, as I was followed everywhere by a haze of blue smoke from my exhaust.

You are right about Redex, IanMetro, one penny bought a 'shot'. I don't think it would have done much for my particular car's engine...

 Currently enjoying:
2011 Freelander 2 TD4 XS
2007 Jaguar XK 4.2 Coupe

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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

skyeguy
You have reminded me about oil consumption.

If I remember correct most cars burnt oil, and you stared to get concerned when you used 1 pint per 100 miles, and did something about it at when you got down to 50 miles per pint.
That 'something' was often a tube of "gunge", that you introduced via the plug holes, to seal the rings.

Most oil was deposited as you re-applied the throttle after a period of over-run. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017-

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