1955diesel· Never forgotten
The MLS gasket was never fitted to the production Freelander. I think the PRT came earlier, but did not have much impact on gasket failures.
Oh was it? I always thought that the Freelander had one fitted, hang on was it Lotus who started fitting MLS gaskets to the K-series?The MLS gasket was never fitted to the production Freelander. I think the PRT came earlier, but did not have much impact on gasket failures.
The Freelander got the remote stat around 2001 (our 2001 1.8 had one) but I wouldn't rely on it as being much of an improvement. From memory, no K series engined Freelander left the factory with an MLS gasket, it was introduced as a retro fit together with the strengthened oil rail.Is this when they got the remote thermostat as well?
Also seriously considering a Freebie and being swayed toward the 1.8 because they are so much cheaper than the diesels. Anyone got any thoughts on early low mileage vs late high mileage, or petrol vs high mileage L series? There's also the tax to consider - I'm sure late 1.8s fall into the re-mortgage your house tax bracket.
I've had 2 K engined cars, and while I've had head and gasket problems with both of them the last HG we did only cost £250 in parts and mates rates labour so go figure.
After taking my 1.8 Freelander into some deep snow yesterday I have to agree - its so good in snow - drives through it like it wasn't there yet FWD cars are spinning and sliding about on the same surface, I then tried it on snow that no-one had ventured on, again ideal.With 10yrs of ownership the FL 1.8 is superb on ice and snow.
Thanks, I will have to get quotes after new year.According to one of the insurance web sites, the insurance group for Freelander is in the same range as the Rover 45.
Thanks, I would have to check it really, besides I could fix any problems my self.Just beware of drivetrain failures - the parts are expensive!!
Bought my wife a 1999 XEi station wagon a couple of years back with 51k on the clock, in the desirable colour of Venetian Mauve, complete with full LRSH, backed with invoices to the tune of 4.5k, for the princely sum of £1700!.okay so i have realised we need a second car in the clan, preferably roomy, and 4x4 is essential due to the muddy festivals i enjoy going to.. so i immediately thought freelander id love one like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2003-LAND-ROV...9800043?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2a0bfdaa6b
but would consider older to bring the price down.. i just think that one looks the dogs business so any advice, pointers, what to look for etc would be appreciated
After taking my 1.8 Freelander into some deep snow yesterday I have to agree - its so good in snow - drives through it like it wasn't there yet FWD cars are spinning and sliding about on the same surface, I then tried it on snow that no-one had ventured on, again ideal.
Hi what pressure are you putting the 18" tyres, I have the TD4 Sport with the same tyres and the log book says 30 psi. My local garage just fitted a new tyre for me and put 34 Psi in as he says that what his book says??my freelander has been absolutely brilliant in the snow/ice whatever!.....its gone where no other car can seem to and has felt safe and secure.....
one big surprise has been the cheapo fullrun 235/50 zr18 tyres i had fitted recently as they have been fantastic in the bad weather!
We know a number of people who have had similar experiences and none with horror stories.My god, you must be one of the very few lucky ones!!