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Vanny



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Santorini Black

Mine regularly goes 'off road' on fields, and I have taken it Laning the once. I had a tank guard fitted and needed it! It became a rock slider in places. FL2 really needs a bit more height, or plenty of armour.

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Lightwater



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Andy131 wrote:
fit decent tyres

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Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 1.2kW air compressor After cooler Air tank On-board OCD pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors ABE 2x1kg Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x255/60R18

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MotionInc



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Vanny wrote:
Mine regularly goes 'off road' on fields, and I have taken it Laning the once. I had a tank guard fitted and needed it! It became a rock slider in places. FL2 really needs a bit more height, or plenty of armour.


Totally agree, another 1 1/2 to 2 inches of ground clearance and she's be truly formidable from stock. Of course, low 4 as well Thumbs Up !

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Andy131



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With regards to the FL2 needing armour

Even Defenders scrape diff casings off road (the lowest part of the ridging axle) at that point sledging on the FL2 becomes a distinct probability.

The only time we did any damage was when the FL2 was a week old and I went for a laugh on a off-road course on a "Land Rover" festival - (please remember at this point tonight we have been to her sisters & family who are nice, bit the partners have been talking bl**dy football all night) I ripped off the sill coverings and moved the tank a couple of inches backwards.

I quickly bought Mantec underbody protection and went sledging - if you have tried it you will know what I mean.

The downside is the underbody protection fills with mud, bakes hard (think baked solid clay), and needs a day removing it all to get the clay off. The upside is towing a 110 through a section you have just cleared - been there enjoyed it very very much. would I do it with a DS that stands me at well over £38K - not with the wife watching. But definitely in a year or so. Tangiers Orange - gone, missing her
Replaced by Ewok what a mistake - now a happy Disco Sport owner

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3landertwo



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Andy,

FL2 diff guard.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-FREE...Sw~15eqX3l



and tank guard further back in photo.

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sid



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England 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Manual Stornoway Grey
Re: CTEK comfort charger

O-B-Wan003 wrote:
Hi guys hope everyone is well.
I’ve been charging my Freelander via the engine bay when required but came across a CTEK comfort charger (hopefully photo attached) with a socket but was curious if anyone else had installed this and where. Had also thought about putting together a 13 pin towing socket and CTEK lead for easy access but thought this would be a little more challenging Very Happy. Have tried charging via the 12v socket but once the car is locked all power is lost which is odd. Is this always the case? Haven’t tested the towing socket for power yet when the car is locked.
on our vw t6, if you try to read voltage at the tow socket it reads no volts,only when the plug is in connected to a lighting board voltage appears ,it senses the socket somehow through some kind of control unit,maybe some one can explain,so charging through the tow socket might not work?

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Simon J



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On my 2008 FL2 pin 9 is permanently live so can be used, together with its earth on pin 13, for charging. I would have thought it’s quite possible that more modern vehicles do indeed sense when a trailer or caravan is connected and only provide power to pin 9 then.

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andyk159



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From the FL2 wiring diagram on pre facelift (2013) models pin 9 is permanent live fed from 15a fuse (fa9) in rear fusebox.

pin 10 for fridge\accessories is only live when ignition is on through relay in rear fusebox AND relay is activated by trailer ECU. This will be for dedicated wiring looms. For no dedicated it will depend how it's been wired. Andy
Freelander2 HSE (59 Plate, MY10 spec)
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Simon J



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Not that it’s anything to do with charging via pin 9, but on my 2008 model, pin 10 is live as soon as the ignition is switched on. It does not need a trailer to be attached.

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MotionInc



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^^^I kinda like this "simplicity" myself, constant power, less things to go fail or troubleshoot if you encounter a problem with say the " trailer sensor" malfunctioning.

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O-B-Wan003



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

Sorry for missing replies I haven't been getting alerts unfortunately...

I made an adapter with a CTEK connector which appears to be working ok. Cost me around £10.
Wired it through pin 9 which is a constant live feed and pin 13 which is the earth for pin 9.
I will be keeping a watch on it in case there are any issues at all whether it over heats or goes off charge the plug will be pulled.

Post #393636 3rd Jul 2020 10:42 am
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