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Offline alankennedy10

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freelander diesel
« on: August 17, 2010, 18:44:44 »

what sort of milage would be comsiderd high on a diesel i ask as im going to look at one at the weekend it was first registed in august 98 and covered 133,000 miles thoughts please

also anything on the diesels i should defently be looking for.

im aware of most issues with the drive train as used to have a 1.8.

moved to a vectra and want to come back to the green ovals hippo. :roll:

thanks

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Re: freelander diesel
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 20:50:38 »
Hi
I have a 1998 2lt Diesel Turbo (Rover Engine) mine has done 140thousand miles apart from a few issues just recently It still feels as quick and astrong as when I first Got it 5 Years ago avaging between 35 and 40 miles a gal Best i've had was 44.6 that was down to Dorset. I off road it check out the Link at bottom, Only broke down once Due to starter motor going.

there are now a few thing going  but thery are all wear and tear The latest is i think the Diff bushes need changing as there are nock from the rear when on left and right lock.  One thing i will say if you go for a Diesel weather Rover Diesel or TD4 check the pipes to the Turbo and EGR vavle, The carbon had built up so much in the pipes the diamater of pipe was the same as a Biro Pen.. apart from that  has been a very reliable car. Like anything else keep it serviced regular and will last.

The only mods i've done is put Falken Land/air Mud snow Tyres on it, Put Mesh between the Grill and rads to stop any stones hitting the rads,and the tray under the engine we now only unbolt the black placstic tray rather than taking the whole frame of when changing oil filter.. there will be some more mods soon just working on them

hope this helps
Rob


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Re: freelander diesel
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 16:59:25 »
thanks landy for your input on your diesel.

there is a good service history with the freelander im going to be seeing so should be good.  [-o<

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Re: freelander diesel
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 10:01:38 »
Thats ok mate hope you get a good one

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Re: freelander diesel
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 17:53:19 »
well we didnt get that one in fact the owner stop all comunication during deciding when to meet

no nothing cant get hold of him at all.

would it have been to much to call me and say no longer interested or he sold etc. :-.

any way still on the hunt for one have a few more options going to see one tomorow looks good so far he actualy responds to a phone or email :lol:

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Re: freelander diesel
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 22:24:53 »
Hate it when they do that, ..
How is the search going

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Re: freelander diesel
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 09:40:44 »
not good so far the few i have seen are not good for some reason or another ill keep looking till that right one comes my way.