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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 26-02-2015, 20:50 Thread Starter
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computer has been off for a while so only just seen the thread the 1.8 in afreelander is not slow i used mine on the motorway every week power was not a problem and getting around 40-45mpg the one thing to check is first gear turn hard left and right if it feels like the brakes are on and worse in reverse then its time to get the vcu changed before it takes anything else out make sure the tyres are the same and check the pressure every week apart from that just drive it the engine is very easy to work on i had to do the head gasket on mine if it rains get in the engine bay and carry on working
nearly forgot keep an eye on that dam prt valve thats what took out my head gasket
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Thanks for the advice Ron
Running Mondo style at the minute (2WD) as VCU knackered but all tyres the same and good. Already done a few jobs under the bonnet and have to admit it took a few moments to find the engine it looks so small in there.
Regarding the PRT I might just replace it along with the hoses as not that expensive and as it is 11 years old now.......

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My dad runs a 1.8 K Series Freelander and it'd definately not slow.
He has a 2.2D Freelander 2 and having driven both I'd rather have the Mk1 for both driveability and performance.
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