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Thread: Swirl Flaps

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Northern Beaches NSW

    Unhappy Swirl Flaps

    Not sure how many others out there have experienced this but I've just been told that a swirl flap from the intake manifold has broken off my Freelander 2,2008, and proceeded to score piston and damage 2 valves. Quite possibly it's also destroyed the turbo but I didn't want to spend anymore money investigating.
    Basically mean replacement motor (2nd hand around $5K) and installation $5K.
    This is a design fault with these motors and the car runs perfectly fine without them.
    I contacted Land Rover Australia who at first offered me a 'goodwill' engine and then said sorry we meant goodwill engine for $8K.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Hervey Bay
    Well thanks for scaring the crap out of me! I didn't know the flaps were there!

    So after reading up about them I checked out the wife's tonight. So our 07 TD2 has them and it has 210, 000km on the clock.

    So I'm worried. So looking at our car I found the actuator is there but not connected to anything. I can't feel a shaft coming out where it should be, so I guess they have been removed already. Maybe.

    But I've still a bit worried now, so I might order the later model intake manifold without the flaps and change it out.

    Thanks for the heads up.
    04 L322 Vogue V8 - Work truck
    07 Freelander 2 TD4 SE - The wifes
    74 Jaguar XJ6 - for sale
    74 Leyland P76 Targa Florio - Aspen Green - project
    91 Kawasaki GPZ900R
    96 Seadoo HX Jet Ski

    Previous LRs = 78IIa series - 81, 93, 95 RRC - D2V8

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