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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Anybody had any experience with the Range Rover Freelander TD4?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:15 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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RobMac wrote:
Anybody had any experience with the Range Rover Freelander TD4?


Had a Discovery for several years - very fine but electrics can be a pain - nothing major though - daft stuff like windows and central locking, CD/radio, cruise control etc. Freelanders can be similar I understand. Also quite cramped inside.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:26 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Anybody had any experience with the Range Rover Freelander TD4?


BMW engine mated to Ford electrics built by Land Rover, depending on model and year.

Once the electrics start to go with these, thats it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Have to agree about the electrics, a sore point on most modern Land Rover products once they get over ten years old or hit high miles. One the bright side, once you get stuck in the older modern models are fairly simple. My 'newest' Land Rover is now 16 years old, and systems like the seats, windows, headlight wipers and door catch cables have all needed looked at, and the amp and rear screens are subject to problems with damp ingress to the gubbins in the boot. Still, once you look at a model with over 100k and over 12 years old with a full service history you tend to get something that has seen all the main issues sorted, or enough components replaced to ameliorate the worst of the issues.

Never left me at the side of the road.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:25 am 
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Out for a braap on the motorcycle yesterday. Had a rare time. Who of the MacRetro is currently biking or lapsed? Any interest in a meet up? Even if it is just for a cuppa?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:34 am 
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Haven’t been on a (motor) bike for 15 years now :shock:
I will have to get one again.
Currently have an old CZ sat in a million pieces, not sure it’ll ever be finished :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:14 pm 
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Seems appropriate for my 900th post.....

There's a few pics and a bit of discussion with a fellow Saabist in my Pace thread, but thought I'd add something here.

My C900 2dr Carlsson

Technically, they never made a 2dr Version, all were 3dr with a Whaletail spoiler and available in Red, Black or White...200 of each colour/ each year from 1989-92
The Carlsson was a dealer conversion from the 'Standard' T16S - which added 'Airflow' bumpers, coloured body side mouldings, rear decor panel, Whaletail, side vent covers, fog lamps, carlsson decal body and bumper stripes, leather Carlsson steering wheel, 20mm lower suspension, double exhaust finisher, red box APC. Most are recorded as as T16S on their logbooks.

However, I've always liked the 2dr and often thought they should have offered the Carlsson as such....so that was my start point.
A genuine 2dr 'Notchback' T16S ( about 170 were made for the UK Market in total ) - same year as the 1st Carlsson's and in the best colour....black 8)
It was then restored and Genuine Carlsson bumpers/ parts added and completed with Decals. The 2dr specific rear decor panel took a long time to source, but everything is now there bar the twin pipe exhaust.

I like it! - it looks factory but is my unique take on it. The Carlsson they should have offered ( + the 2dr body is stiffer, according to Abbott's that raced the 900 Tii back in the day :wink: )

Anyway, Enjoy

boy"O"boy


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Haud oan!!! Where's the pics? You can't make a post like that with no pictures. Love Saabs, it's the car I'd love to own but probably never will :(


Oops, I can see the pics now :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:23 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Anybody had any experience with the Range Rover Freelander TD4?


not personally, but if you head over to www.chelseatractors.co.uk I'm sure one of the ladies on there could give you some thoughts on it along with tips on where to get yer nails done. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:36 pm 
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Robmac suggested I share on here.

Picked this up last week. 1984 12k only done 200 miles since 2012. New clutch MOT and service and off we go!

Spent a very pleasant few hours fettling and now she's as pretty as a bag full of pretty things. Not for the knee down brigade but for a tour and a pootle.


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