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  1. #21
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    Head liner - what fun

    The weekend was mostly taken up on car stuff...

    First thing that I did was to replace the badly damaged bonnet hinge covers:



    Next was to cut the fabric for the headliner, and glue it on.. I did this Saturday - no pics as the glue dried incredibly fast. I had the help of a mate - there was no way that I could have done this on my own. Job done:



    Replaced some faulty interior light globes:



    All of the interior trim bits where cleaned up (Armor all):



    And here it is installed - it's not a good picture, it's a little hard taking the pic:



    The head lining has come up a treat - it was very labour intensive (there is a fair bit of trim that has to be removed just to get the head liner out) - it's not a job that I want to do again in a rush, but it's come up a treat.

    I also purchased and installed a new battery. I had a crappy old battery that I was using temporarily, but it kept going flat..

    Now onto the important mechanical stuff:

    Cam Belt, idler pully, tensior pully
    Water pump
    Oil/Air/Fuel Filter
    Oil Change
    Coolant Change
    Front Disks/Pads
    Injector Pump Leak
    Rear Prop Shaft
    Exhaust Leak

    Cheers,
    GG.
    54 Series 1 86
    60 Series 2 88
    61 Series 2 109
    76 2 Door Range Rover
    78 101 Forward Control
    83 Stage 1 V8
    88 Perentie FFR
    90 4 Door Range Rover
    93 Discovery 1 200 Tdi
    98 Freelander 1

  2. #22
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    Wandong,Victoria,Australia
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    Bit of an update

    Hi All,

    Well as of Saturday morning I have a RWC for the Hippo.. Here is a list of things that have been done to it over the journey..

    5 x Alloy Wheels & Tyres (mainly bought for the tyres, near new)
    20 x Wheel Nuts (the alloys use different nuts compared to the steel wheels)
    Haynes Workshop Manual
    Cam Belt, Idler Pully, Tensior, etc
    Water Pump
    All new Radiator Hoses
    All new Heater Hoses
    Full Service - all filters (oil, fuel, air)
    Full Service - all fluids (engine oil, diff oils, gearbox oil, coolant)
    Wiper Blades (2 x front, 1 x rear)
    Front Rotors & Pads
    Driving Lights (existing ones both broken)
    Bonnet Hinge Covers
    Head Lining
    New Main Battery
    New Fob Battery
    Interior Globes
    Grab Handle Clips
    Flexible Exhaust Pipe
    Drive Shaft - front prop shaft, centre bearings, balanced.
    RH front ball joint
    Rear Wheel Cylinders
    Clutch/Brake pedal rubbers
    Front Drive Shafts (both sides)
    Injector Pump & injectors - refurbished

    I think that's about it... Well at least it's all that I can remember.

    I have learnt a bit about these vehicles over the journey so far. For example - it seems to be a common fault that the injector pumps leak, and then there's the drivetrain..

    A brand new injector pump is.. Wait for it... $7K ex UK.
    A refurbished (exchange basis) from Rimmer Brothers ex UK - $6K

    A complete new drive train (end to end) ex UK is $3K

    It's no wonder that when these old Freelanders have these issues, they are parked up for parts...

    Anyway - hoping to get it registered this week..

    Cheers,
    GG.
    54 Series 1 86
    60 Series 2 88
    61 Series 2 109
    76 2 Door Range Rover
    78 101 Forward Control
    83 Stage 1 V8
    88 Perentie FFR
    90 4 Door Range Rover
    93 Discovery 1 200 Tdi
    98 Freelander 1

  3. #23
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    Well bit of an update on the hippo... New Member in the Family

    Was driving it to get registered and huge plumes of smoke from the front and rear of the vehicle...

    Pulled over and kaboom....

    Runaway turbo... New Member in the Family

    I am in so deep with this vehicle, so I have sourced a 2nd hand engine (including a turbo) from Landrover TR Spares in SA.

    Motor is going in next week.

    New radiator and thermostat (old radiator blew)

    Flywheel machined and new clutch going in.

    Naturally all fluids to be replaced.

    And hopefully rego in a few weeks...

    Here is the old motor



    The turbo is gone - full of oil and the impeller is very wobbly...



    And the replacement motor



    Fingers crossed with all the work done it will be a good daily driver. New Member in the FamilyNew Member in the Family
    54 Series 1 86
    60 Series 2 88
    61 Series 2 109
    76 2 Door Range Rover
    78 101 Forward Control
    83 Stage 1 V8
    88 Perentie FFR
    90 4 Door Range Rover
    93 Discovery 1 200 Tdi
    98 Freelander 1

  4. #24
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    Ouch! That sounds expensive. Sorry to hear it.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, AP HD clutch, Lightforce spots, larger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers, Polaris GPS.

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