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Old 29 January 2007, 06:58   #1
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Land Rover Freelander 2.0 TD4

Thought I'd post this on here on behalf of a friend. It is in superb condition.

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Old 29 January 2007, 15:33   #2
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Hi Nauti Boy,
I hear that the last freelander was a dog and very troublesome.
New one is a real beauty.
Do you people get any reduction going for commersial class.
You would not believe what they do here.
They strip out the back seats and destroy whilst blanking out the back windows ion the side (in case it may be safer!!!) and weld plate to floor so only two seats allowed.
This reduces the VRT (VEhicle Registration tax AKA Importation Tax aka Illegal under EU rules) that we have to pay. Is it any wonder we can be a bit backward over here. I hasten to add that these were all British ideas that were left with when the tide went out.....
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It's only some of the petrol engines on the Freelander that used to cause trouble.
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Codders - what is the source of the V6 petrol egine in the freelander?

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Old 05 February 2007, 12:56   #5
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Codders - what is the source of the V6 petrol egine in the freelander?

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It is Rover's own K series - a very good engine actually.

The new one uses a 3.2L V6 which I suspect is Jaguar?Ford sourced.
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It is Rover's own K series - a very good engine actually.

The new one uses a 3.2L V6 which I suspect is Jaguar?Ford sourced.
Freelander 2 uses a Volvo engine I think, and I believe it is an inline six not a V6 though how they fitted that into the engine bay would be interesting to see!

Personally I think the K series engines are crap but that's just IMHO based on the fact that lots of them seem to go wrong expensively and when you take them to bits it looks like it was designed by somebody who knew more about AutoCAD than sensible engineering. Again just IMHO
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It is Rover's own K series - a very good engine actually.

The new one uses a 3.2L V6 which I suspect is Jaguar?Ford sourced.
The Freelander 2 has two types of engine. The petrol 3.2 inline 6 and a 4 cylinder 2.2 diesel. Both engines are penned from the joint technical collaboration between Ford and Peugeot. Volvo being part of the premier auto group has also had some input.

The new FL2 is a world apart from FL1. The ride quality and handling are superb and with the new 'e' diff on the 4x4 system and the addition of terrain response it's also pretty good off road too
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It is Rover's own K series - a very good engine actually.

The new one uses a 3.2L V6 which I suspect is Jaguar?Ford sourced.
You must have family working for Rover Codders.

They never had an engine that worked. Best thing they ever did for the motor industry is Shut down. I wouldnt take a gift of one. Bags of shite
The Ford Jaguar engine 3.2 Ltr Turbo and twin turbo is now used in the Range Rover and this combined with the new TDV8, are Honeys.
In fact with the New Aston Martins and teh Range Rover Range, as in freelander 2, Range Rover Sport and Range ROver with TDV8 will set a new and possibly useful standard in British Motoring.

At last.... and Dont mention the Mini....
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You must have family working for Rover Codders.

They never had an engine that worked. Best thing they ever did for the motor industry is Shut down. I wouldnt take a gift of one. Bags of shite
The Ford Jaguar engine 3.2 Ltr Turbo and twin turbo is now used in the Range Rover and this combined with the new TDV8, are Honeys.
In fact with the New Aston Martins and teh Range Rover Range, as in freelander 2, Range Rover Sport and Range ROver with TDV8 will set a new and possibly useful standard in British Motoring.

At last.... and Dont mention the Mini....
What 3.2 ltr turbo??? 2.7 TDV6 single turbo (ex jag s-type minus a turbo) used in Discovery 3 and Range Rover sport. Ford Peugeot TDV8 3.6ltr twin turbo used in Range Rover and Range Rover sport along with 4.2 V8 petrol supercharged and 4.4ltr V8 normally aspirated.

And yes not only am I an instructor for Land Rover experience I now also work for the worlds largest LR dealer selling em too

For what it's worth, every 'K' series engine I came across that was fitted to a Caterham / Westfield 7 was allways most reliable
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You must have family working for Rover Codders.

They never had an engine that worked. Best thing they ever did for the motor industry is Shut down. I wouldnt take a gift of one. Bags of shite
The Ford Jaguar engine 3.2 Ltr Turbo and twin turbo is now used in the Range Rover and this combined with the new TDV8, are Honeys.
In fact with the New Aston Martins and teh Range Rover Range, as in freelander 2, Range Rover Sport and Range ROver with TDV8 will set a new and possibly useful standard in British Motoring.

At last.... and Dont mention the Mini....

Not at all - just have owned quite a few and they have been a damn site better than a lot of other cars - people tend to compare them with the wrong competitors. People laugh at the old BL cars and forget just how bad the other cars of that era were. Give me a Rover over a similar Ford any day. We ran a few 420 diesels on our fleet and they were abused to hell. No faults at all - we still have one as a backup that has done 175,000 miles and is STILL as good to drive as a Passat!!!

You mention crap engines - the DOHC 2L Montego engine was fantastic - the L Series diesel in the 420 was an awesome engine - the K series seems to work well enough in the Lotus Elise. The 200/300tdi is a great engine and the TD5 has proved pretty reliable as well.

Then of course there is the legendry Rover v8 - awesome!!!
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