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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.

Colvert

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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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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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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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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:

viscous1.jpg

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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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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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

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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.

Regards, Daan

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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:

viscous1.jpg

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.

You Animal. :lol:

even I have not managed to shashed one of those up that bad.

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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

Very wise completely justifiable and unbiased view's of a Moderator

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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.

I once bought a Fiesta and from a man that once had an old 1970's Skoda, the Fiesta was the worst car I ever had!

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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.

Cheers

Blippie

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

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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?

Daan

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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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"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!!!!!

Cheers

Blippie

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

Cheers

Blippie

:huh:

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

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ !!!!!

:lol:

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