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Hi all,

I'm Steven... a new forum user so a big HEY to you all!!!

I have a 1999 Landrover 1.8 XEI 3 door, I had wanted one for quite a long time and bit the bullet a week ago today :D

I'm aware of all the Head Gasket and Blown Engine troubles that surround the K series engine.

I must admit I'm not the richest Freelander owner in town :P, I have a few niggling issues I'm hoping you nice people can help me out with.

I apologise upfront if I babble a bit, can't be helped.

Ok so far I had the Passenger side door unlocking mechanism go, but I sourced a new part and seems ok so far.

I accidently snapped off one of the hinges on the hard top roof :( but luckily it still locks down, wont have the roof off for a while.

The cabin sounds slightly and I mean slightly echoey?!?! I think this could be because the roof is maybe a bit loose? any ideas?

I have a slight squeak every now and again when starting up the 4x4, this happens maybe once out of every 8 starts and lasts about 2 seconds, sounds like a belt perhaps, also been told by someone that this is normal and not to worry..?

Ok and to my main concern, I'm a bit of a freak for keeping the engine and everything in order, it has a revised head gasket and I'm doing what I can to make sure it looked after.

However the following problem/fault/issue occurs randomly and I havent got a clue what it is, about 3 days into having the car I had just gone down a slight decent on a road I mean slight, got to the bottom and put my foot on the clutch and brake (no accelerator) my rev counter went upto 2,000 revs, I was like WTF?!?! how rude! so thought maybe it was me and left it, but behold same decent same thing.

So I called the guy I bought it off, he told me something like when the brake pedal is pressed down the air is pushed out, and inorder for the inlet manifold to get the air back in it uses the engine to draw power and will idle about 2,000 revs, however if when you stop the car and take it out of gear and put the hand brake on it will idle at between 8/900 revs and wont be noticed.

OK!! I thought, so i left it for a few days, and then today arrived !!, went to work and back all was good, untill I got to my girlfriends parents house, the revving started again, so I ignored it, and it happened again... odd I thought, but then it happened again when i stopped at some traffic lights, this time upto 4000 revvs, I thought to myself well atleast its while Im stationary, after nipping home I decided to get a pizza so whilst parking the car in 1st gear the car was holding the revvs by itself, its stopped now for the time being, but im not sure whats causing it, could the accelerator be sticking?

any ideas and help would be greatly appreciated

thanks

Steven

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Hi all,

I'm Steven... a new forum user so a big HEY to you all!!!

I have a 1999 Landrover 1.8 XEI 3 door, I had wanted one for quite a long time and bit the bullet a week ago today :D

I'm aware of all the Head Gasket and Blown Engine troubles that surround the K series engine.

I must admit I'm not the richest Freelander owner in town :P, I have a few niggling issues I'm hoping you nice people can help me out with.

I apologise upfront if I babble a bit, can't be helped.

Ok so far I had the Passenger side door unlocking mechanism go, but I sourced a new part and seems ok so far.

I accidently snapped off one of the hinges on the hard top roof :( but luckily it still locks down, wont have the roof off for a while.

The cabin sounds slightly and I mean slightly echoey?!?! I think this could be because the roof is maybe a bit loose? any ideas?

I have a slight squeak every now and again when starting up the 4x4, this happens maybe once out of every 8 starts and lasts about 2 seconds, sounds like a belt perhaps, also been told by someone that this is normal and not to worry..?

Ok and to my main concern, I'm a bit of a freak for keeping the engine and everything in order, it has a revised head gasket and I'm doing what I can to make sure it looked after.

However the following problem/fault/issue occurs randomly and I havent got a clue what it is, about 3 days into having the car I had just gone down a slight decent on a road I mean slight, got to the bottom and put my foot on the clutch and brake (no accelerator) my rev counter went upto 2,000 revs, I was like WTF?!?! how rude! so thought maybe it was me and left it, but behold same decent same thing.

So I called the guy I bought it off, he told me something like when the brake pedal is pressed down the air is pushed out, and inorder for the inlet manifold to get the air back in it uses the engine to draw power and will idle about 2,000 revs, however if when you stop the car and take it out of gear and put the hand brake on it will idle at between 8/900 revs and wont be noticed.

OK!! I thought, so i left it for a few days, and then today arrived !!, went to work and back all was good, untill I got to my girlfriends parents house, the revving started again, so I ignored it, and it happened again... odd I thought, but then it happened again when i stopped at some traffic lights, this time upto 4000 revvs, I thought to myself well atleast its while Im stationary, after nipping home I decided to get a pizza so whilst parking the car in 1st gear the car was holding the revvs by itself, its stopped now for the time being, but im not sure whats causing it, could the accelerator be sticking?

any ideas and help would be greatly appreciated

thanks

Steven

is the throttle body plastic, if so, thwese get warped with heat, and need replacing!
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