Well i've been struggling to tow cars back and forth using my dads Focus 1.8 TDCI and so decided instead of shelling out £1k+ on a new dualmass flywheel, clutch etc for the focus id shell it out on something else...
Something Better for towing...
I'm by no means a "4x4" lover but the overall "Look" of this one was just right, the guy took it in P/X and i asked if he had a "BIN" Price and was told £1,100, I thought id take a punt and said £900, Today, Now... To my supprise he accepted, so off i went to the bank at 4:45 yesterday to get the cash out, Shot upto the guy in Leicster (sp?) and there it was.
It's a Freelander 1.8 XEI-S
- Tinted Windows all Round
- 17" Freelander 2 Alloys with Brand new Tyres
- Propshaft Removed, FWD Only.
- Side Steps, Roof Bars, Front "Ram" Bars, Headlight Protectors etc etc.
- New IRD (4WD Transfer Box)
So it's a fully "loaded" edition for zt money
so i was extatic, i knew there would be niggles and there is, i.e. the propshaft needs replacing, and theres a few cracked trims inside.
Not a bad motor considering the milage and MOT etc, Especially not for £900.
- 102,000 Miles
- MOT & Tax Until Feb 2012
So anyway, On the way back it started to lose power... yeh yeh i know... HGF!!! But it doesnt quite seem like it, It seemed more like fuel starvation, But it hasnt done it again since so meh... its fine for now.
There has been abit of discussion with the wife since bringing it back, (she didnt know i had it till this morning
I've decided im going to convert it to be a diesel, But bearing in mind i already have a mint (engined) Rover 420 SDI Sitting outside with a fairly tired & run down body.
So the idea is, To convert this to the L-Series Diesel, Theres a few bits ill have to buy from the diesel version, but it shouldnt cost me any more than £200 + my 420 Bits.
So I'm thinking £1,200 for a Freelander XEI-DT is peanuts, I could quite literally get £3,000 selling it on once the conversion is done (if done properly).
So although it has problems, it wont cost me much to make it a good old reliable truck for towing etc
Oh and ill also be converting the bumpers & lights to this: