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Dz0rpw



Member Since: 06 Dec 2015
Location: Hampshire
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Galway Green
My 2010 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE money pit

My loverly unreliable Freelander 2 2010, SD4 HSE (Green)

86K Miles:

Work to-date in 3yrs of ownership:

1: EGR Valve (within 48hrs of ownership)
2: Intercooler hose
3: Front wheel bearing
4: n/s/f drive shaft
5: Power Transfer Unit
6: Carried out low level rear diff repairs (Bearing + oil)
7: Automatic Transmission (yes...a new gearbox!)
8: DPF Pressue sensor
9: EGR Cooler repair kit
10: EGR Cooler (repair kit...didn't repair it)

Other than that....I've updated the headlights to HID original LR headlights and use the up-down switch to adjust beam hight. Also upgraded the front discs to the v6 carriers and discs.

Post #383263 26th Dec 2019 2:00 pm
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Jack frost



Member Since: 21 Dec 2011
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I would not be surprised if it’s 86,000 miles 2nd time around the clock with all those faults you have listed, the FL2 does have its problems but looks like you have been one unlucky owner.

Post #383264 26th Dec 2019 2:08 pm
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Dz0rpw



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Galway Green

listed items 3-10 are since March...this year. Inchescape have had the car for 9 weeks this year...

Thank god for the extended warranty...although it's taken 4wks this time to get the warranty company to accept payment for the EGR Cooler. They called it normal wear and tear. I asked them to explain how an item that doesn't move...wears...or tears...in the end they agreed.

Post #383265 26th Dec 2019 2:14 pm
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Sperly



Member Since: 26 Dec 2019
Location: Warwickshire
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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Baltic Blue

Im gobsmacked frankly! Mine is now over 7 years old, and has cost me one set of pads all round, a set of tyres and a battery. And nothing else...its been fantastic.The most reliable vehicle I have owned in over 30 years.

Post #383273 26th Dec 2019 3:28 pm
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IanMetro



Member Since: 11 Sep 2017
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

As you can see from my 'Sign Off Box' below, I had a FL2 MY2010 for several years. (VN60TJV)
It ran like clockwork, and apart from annual service only needed tyres, brake pads and discs, a door lock and the 'Fuel Pump Wiring' fix.
It was in very good condition when I sold it, and went on sale with a new MOT just after.

However, I am puzzled, as according to the GOV website, it was never taxed (or SORN) ever again, and never submitted to another MOT.

I wonder if it was exported?

https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 46k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #383287 26th Dec 2019 10:17 pm
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Worms



Member Since: 31 Oct 2017
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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Zermatt Silver

We did a straw poll at work on previous cars that people had traded-in and we couldn’t find any that were still on the road. I’m guessing that most cars traded-in to dealers must be being exported in bulk to Africa. 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS - now at 131,000 miles, 52,000 of them mine.
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

Post #383295 27th Dec 2019 7:47 am
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Steve D



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IanMetro wrote:


However, I am puzzled, as according to the GOV website, it was never taxed (or SORN) ever again, and never submitted to another MOT.

I wonder if it was exported?

https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-information-from-dvla


More than likely it had a cherished/personal plate put on it. Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

Post #383296 27th Dec 2019 8:33 am
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Steve
Is there anyway for me to find if it has a new number? FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 46k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #383297 27th Dec 2019 9:07 am
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dunkley201



Member Since: 09 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

You will not find FN59 ZLO either, but it is parked in my drive, taxed and insured with my personal plate!

Bob 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. 19” Triple Sports with Conti UHPs.

08 FL2 TD4 SE Manual in Rimini Red (Now Gone)

Post #383303 27th Dec 2019 12:33 pm
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GundogSD4



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England 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Santorini Black

Did you know moneypit is an anagram of Landrover... Banging Head

Happy New Year one and all Thumbs Up 94 Disco 300 TDI Gone
96 Defender 300 TDI Gone...Should have kept it.
2003 Freelander ES TD4 Gone
2002 Defender TD5 Gone
2005 Freelander HSE TD4 Gone
2015 Freelander 2 Metropolis Keeping for now!

Post #383306 27th Dec 2019 1:14 pm
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Chuckalicious



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Santorini Black

I have a very early MY2011 and have had most of the same issues. Only at 71000 miles on mine.

Also add in a new clutch. Think some of them are just lemons. Learned to drive in 2011.
Bought a Micra - great little car
"Upgraded" to Kia Sportage - hated it
Proper upgrade to FL2 TD4 GS 60 reg Facelift - tailgate paint issues, fuel gauge rewire, transfer box failure at 36k miles

Post #383326 27th Dec 2019 10:22 pm
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I Like Chips



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Indus Silver

GundogSD4 wrote:
Did you know moneypit is an anagram of Landrover... Banging Head

Happy New Year one and all Thumbs Up



It should be called The Landrover Freeloader

Post #383334 28th Dec 2019 9:22 am
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Dz0rpw



Member Since: 06 Dec 2015
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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Galway Green

Well I got the car back last week with a new EGR Cooler fitted.

The stuttering (https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic33252.html) now appears to have completely gone...I'm not sure if it's the colder weather or this latest fix...but for now it's working great. Also...the fuel economy has jumped up by approx 8mpg and I can't hear the turbo spooling like it did.

Fingers crossed...

Post #384476 14th Jan 2020 12:58 pm
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Freelander22



Member Since: 05 Mar 2019
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just read your horror story, as a fellow 2010 SD4 HSE owner.. fingers crossed it's now sorted for you..

Post #384970 21st Jan 2020 2:26 pm
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Freelander22



Member Since: 05 Mar 2019
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Just had mine serviced by the local LR main dealer, they also suggested your point 6 "Carry out low level rear diff repairs" , quoting... £661!

Did you have yours done by an Indy? I'm not convinced there is even a diff whine as the test drive mechanic suggested, but it was on brand new tyres (literally 50 miles on them) and they have a bit of road noise..

Post #384971 21st Jan 2020 2:29 pm
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