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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey
The car's the star



Came across the above on youtube that I havent seen for years,
Just as relevant approaching the 70th anniversay as it was then.
Spot a very young Phil Bashall and James Taylor! Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #347320 12th Apr 2018 8:02 pm
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mcsimmo



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Scotland 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Mauritius Blue

Thats a great bit of nostalgia. I've never seen it before. Updated- Waiting for a Scotland v England 6 Nations home win. 24th Feb 2018
Gone-1972 88 SWB Soft top
Gone-1981 24v FFR Lightweight
Gone-2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS manual
Gone before it bankrupted me- 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 Auto
2013 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto

Post #347343 13th Apr 2018 8:05 am
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Dave47



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Izmir Blue

Thumbs Up Ah that's brought back some good memories,
Dave I.A.M. F1rst Driver.
Gone 2003 Discovery TD5, Best Land Rover owned to date.
Gone 1986 Defender 90 Station Wagon Diesel, the only one to drip oil!
Gone 1984 Range Rover 3.5 Vogue Manual.
Gone 1970 Series 11A/3 SWB 3.5 V8 Hybrid Fun, Fun, Fun.
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Van Diesel, Slower than slow.
Gone 1966 Series 11A SWB Van,
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Station Wagon,

Post #347347 13th Apr 2018 10:21 am
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Landyjim



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Culagh



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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Ipanema Sand

Isn't it coincidental that it featured the late departed Aretha Franklin singing "Respect" Crying or Very sad

Post #355127 17th Aug 2018 2:50 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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Unfortunately and for whatever reason (I guess it's about profitability and survival) JLR has lost interest in this market. Last week I dropped into Mole Valley Farmers in South Moulton, Devon. My FL2 was the only LandRover in the car park. Everything else was Jap 4x4s and pickups and increasingly I am seeing the likes of L200s and Hiluxes carrying surf boards and other lifestyle kit. Whatever the new Defender is, it's going to be a long hard slog to get the market back. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #355149 18th Aug 2018 4:27 am
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Tigger



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That’s a very interesting point that even the trendy types have moved on.

LR seem very good at filling wafer thin gaps in the Range Rover range, but to have gone to sleep on the job with the Defender replacement is unforgivable. This should all have happened at least 10 years ago (and preferably 40 years ago!). 2011 FL2 TD4 XS
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB

Post #355152 18th Aug 2018 6:50 am
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mcsimmo



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I spent a weekend in Northumbria earlier this year, and apart from some a few Def series being driven by ageing farmers, it was Jap everywhere you looked. Updated- Waiting for a Scotland v England 6 Nations home win. 24th Feb 2018
Gone-1972 88 SWB Soft top
Gone-1981 24v FFR Lightweight
Gone-2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS manual
Gone before it bankrupted me- 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 Auto
2013 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto

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mikehzz



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There's an obsession with Jap 4x4's out here in Australia, although the latest Hilux has really dropped the ball. They are having huge problems with the DPF causing them to blow masses of white smoke out the exhaust, plus their airboxes are letting through a lot of dust causing concern about premature engine wear. Toyota has no fix yet and seem to be in damage control mode.
The latest star in the pickup dual cab market is the Ford Ranger, they are literally everywhere. There's an upmarket off road/rally version out in a month called the Raptor that is already sold out and it hasn't been released yet. The waiting list is well into next year. It comes with 33" tyres, 285mm ground clearance, rear locker, and 850mm wading depth as standard from the factory.
Sorry to say that Land Rovers are pretty much just expensive city cars due to the way they have evolved. Nobody wants to trash a car worth so much money. And please, stop touting a car as an off road machine when it has 19" plus rims with rubber band slim tyres, it's embarrassing.

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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Sorry double post. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, 2x 1kg ABE, carpet in doors. ARB TPMS, 3 compressors heatsink fan cooled 4L air tank. 4x 10L fuel tanks on LR roof racks & 2x 5L. 28L freezer, 3x 26AH gel battery, 120w solar, awning. 2 spare Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 255/60R18 Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut


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Lightwater



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Having spent 3 months in the outback, 99 out of a 100 cars are diesel. We really suffered from being fumigated to death with the diesel fumes from old and or poorly maintained cars everytime we were at a rest stop or scenic parking areas. More so as a lot of these massing rigs are use 25+ litres per 100 km.

The 18 inch "poodle" tyres on my car are simply not suitable for the outback no matter how carefully I adjusted the pressure. Even if a backroad is not overly corrugated, you often get very nasty surprises, especially driving into the sun. Also I put a black teeshirt on the dashboard to stop the reflection off the windscreen. So I had to drive even slower so not to damaged the car. Further taking into account dangerously remote areas where you really do not want anything to go wrong.

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 Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, 2x 1kg ABE, carpet in doors. ARB TPMS, 3 compressors heatsink fan cooled 4L air tank. 4x 10L fuel tanks on LR roof racks & 2x 5L. 28L freezer, 3x 26AH gel battery, 120w solar, awning. 2 spare Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 255/60R18 Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

Post #355234 19th Aug 2018 10:49 pm
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Lightwater



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mikehzz wrote:
airboxes are letting through a lot of dust causing concern about premature engine wear.

I couldn't understand the high number of cars who would sit so closely in your dust trail & would not overtake (even though I got fed up with this) slowing to let them overtake.

A few times I pulled off to a safer place & turned off the engine as the thick dust would sit in the air for kilometres in still air.

My mechanic said the air filter was full of red dust. It was replaced the week before we went away. I did have a spare one with me as we were not quite sure how long we would be away & or the levels of dust. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, 2x 1kg ABE, carpet in doors. ARB TPMS, 3 compressors heatsink fan cooled 4L air tank. 4x 10L fuel tanks on LR roof racks & 2x 5L. 28L freezer, 3x 26AH gel battery, 120w solar, awning. 2 spare Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 255/60R18 Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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Yorky Bob



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

If your air filter is now full of red dust your cabin filter will also be similar. One hopes your mechanic is a contortionist Sad FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

Post #355238 20th Aug 2018 6:00 am
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Lightwater



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He did that as well, it was full of red dust. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, 2x 1kg ABE, carpet in doors. ARB TPMS, 3 compressors heatsink fan cooled 4L air tank. 4x 10L fuel tanks on LR roof racks & 2x 5L. 28L freezer, 3x 26AH gel battery, 120w solar, awning. 2 spare Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 255/60R18 Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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mikehzz



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You need to use your compressor to blow out the air filter every couple of days. That red dust gets into everything except the engine hopefully. The rest of the world is too civilized now and 4wd's are getting softer as a result. Most people in Europe would be absolutely astonished at how much is spent on addons to 4wd's here. It's pretty normal to buy something like a Triton, L200 in the UK, for around $40k, then spend another $20k on accessories to make it capable enough to handle the conditions. Things like suspension lift, bullbar, towbar, snorkel, radio, driving lights, winch, bash plates, diff locks, off road tyres, compressor, canopy, drawers, fridge slide, rock slider side steps, roof racks....blah blah. You can't drive 5 minutes without seeing a fully kitted out 4wd here. I can drive a month in Europe and barely see a real 4wd.

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