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#1 COLVERT

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 06:09 PM

Hi mates, its been some time since i logged in last. But, i have a question for the kings to answer. If i remove the rear propshaft of my freelander does she still move and be movable. thinking of reducing tyre wear for a while.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 06:16 PM

it'll move then wouldn't the IRD will fail and it'll move no more?
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 07:53 PM

Why would the IRD fail Tony? Most of the drive goes to the front wheels in on road use anyway so it shouldn't over stress anything?
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 08:04 PM

The IRD is a liability with everything inplace
remove a prop I'm of the opinion it will fail very soon afterwards.only an opinion as I wouldn't buy another Freelander ever.
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 11:34 PM

You haven't driven the new one :)

Completely new car, and I would buy one ;)

Agree about the old one though, not for me again...
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

If i remove the rear propshaft of my freelander does she still move


It'll drive no problem at all. Under normal conditions the drive in a Freelander is split 90%/10% front/back so it's nearly front wheel drive anyway :blink: :D

I know a few folks who have run FL's in this condition for extended periods -- myself included after wrecking the viscous coupling off-road :o :lol:

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The only thing you might notice is a slight improvement in fuel consumption. It shouldn't make any difference at all to tyre wear UNLESS you've got a very early Freelander with the slightly incorrect IRD/read diff ratios which was renowed for causing castellation of the rear tyres. This was corrected quite early in production with IIRC a slight change to the rear diff ratio.
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:17 PM

Colvert
Due to a problem with the VCU support bearings on mine I have just removed the whole propshaft, from the IRD to the rear axle. Car still drives perfectly!!
Several in the Freelander Club have done this when their VCU's started playing up.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:28 PM

Any of you guys have a freelander prop going spare? I am after one for a slightly different (but landrover related) application.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 04:42 PM

Any of you guys have a freelander prop going spare? I am after one for a slightly different (but landrover related) application.

Thanks in advance.

Daan


Are all the propshafts in the bin? Or are you guys hanging on to it? I am after a complete propshaft and viscous coupling to build a prop for my PTO winch. The prop and viscous coupling can be completely knackered, as I will be chopping/changing/bodging them to suit.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:21 PM

It'll drive no problem at all. Under normal conditions the drive in a Freelander is split 90%/10% front/back so it's nearly front wheel drive anyway :blink: :D

I know a few folks who have run FL's in this condition for extended periods -- myself included after wrecking the viscous coupling off-road :o :lol:

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The only thing you might notice is a slight improvement in fuel consumption. It shouldn't make any difference at all to tyre wear UNLESS you've got a very early Freelander with the slightly incorrect IRD/read diff ratios which was renowed for causing castellation of the rear tyres. This was corrected quite early in production with IIRC a slight change to the rear diff ratio.



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even I have not managed to shashed one of those up that bad.
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:41 PM

The IRD is a liability with everything inplace
remove a prop I'm of the opinion it will fail very soon afterwards.only an opinion as I wouldn't buy another Freelander ever.
crappy weakass car


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:48 AM

Just come out and say what you mean Tony :hysterical:

Trouble is one bad experience is enough for some, I'm the same to a degree.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 07:56 PM

We drove our ex-Jules Freelander in FWD only for about a week whilst we waitied to replace a few transmission parts. It handled like a dog, really noticable, but possibly due to the extra weight/distribution.

In my mind, the negliable saving in wear and fuel would not be justifed in loosing the peace of mind you have when driving a comfortable, well handling 4x4.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:26 PM

"Well handling" says the man whose avatar is a Freelander parked in a ditch :hysterical:
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:53 PM

I am now the lucky owner of a freelander propshaft with viscous. Does anyone know how the bearing of the viscous are supposed to come off? I reverted to the largest ITD (impact technology device-hammer) I have, but I completely mullerd the rubber surrounds, but the bearing looks its needs 20 tons of presure to get it of. Am I missing something?

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:16 PM

I have recently replaced both bearings on mine, and they only needed tapping with a normal hammer.
I presume you have got the joints off?
I found that I needed to tap the very bottom of the bearings, close to the shaft, with a hammer and a blunt cold chisel, moving around the bearing. They were tight at first, but soon "let go"
There have been reports that some have had to use a hydraulic press to remove them, though.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:27 PM

"Well handling" says the man whose avatar is a Freelander parked in a ditch :hysterical:


:hysterical:


I would have replied sooner. But I've only just been discharged from hospital ... After shooting myself in the foot!!!!!

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:13 PM

I would have replied sooner. But I've only just been discharged from hospital ... After shooting myself in the foot!!!!!

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 11:08 AM

"Well handling" says the man whose avatar is a Freelander parked in a ditch :hysterical:



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