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    Reduced Engine Performance - spark plugs?

    Hi, thanks in advance for the advice.

    We've had our 2009 Freelander 2 6 cylinder petrol since the start of the year. Towards the end of the statutory warranty we had a Reduced Engine Performance error, the dealer had the coil pack and a spark plug replaced as the engine was only firing 5 of the 6 cylinders - basically a rumbling in the engine at idling and low speed. The car is due an 80,000km service (we purchased the car at 78K it is now at 81K, last serviced around 70K 9 or so months before we purchased), but we've received conflicting advice about what this entails. The dealer's preferred mechanic claims the spark plugs need replacing, while another shop claims an 80,000K service isn't major and the plugs don't need replacing until around 120K.

    Looking at the service info: http://www.freel2.com/gallery/albums...29%20Miles.pdf it claims plugs need changing at 75K and 150K miles (not km), yet towards the bottom it might suggest plugs on the petrol need replacing every 45K miles so in that case we'd be close to 10K km over, assuming these weren't changed at the cars most recent service (vehicle started out service by LR for the first 5 years or so then generic shop service in Sydney for the last few).

    I'm hoping this issue is simply another spark plug gone and we'll replace the remaining 5 plugs. Is there anything else to be concerned about?

    Car has been amazing otherwise so I'm hoping this will be an easy service and good to go.

    THANKS

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    Freelander is booked in for a service. It missed the 72,000K service (we bought it at 78K and it was last serviced at 67K) when LR recommends changing the spark plugs so they are apparently 9000k's overdue. Will see what Ritter says.

    Cheers!

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    Looking at a pic of the engine bay,, I'm not sure I'd want to attempt plugs on the rear bank---
    however, if one fails replace them all.
    Everyone has a favourite plug,, go for the best you can afford, especially if you have to pull lots of parts off to change them,,
    Any other faults recorded?
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    Hi Pedro,

    Picked up the Freelander from Ritters and it is all good. All spark plugs have been replaced as well as the rest of the 72K service it missed before we bought it. Apparently it all checked out with no additional fixes on top of the service. Apparently the only logged errors were for the spark plugs and coil pack that were replaced, and one other for a transmission error but apparently the transmission checked out fine so they didn't think it was anything to worry about.

    Drove it home and it is running way better, will take it out for a few hours soon to give it a good run but hopefully now it is all good.

    Thanks for the reply.

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