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    Talking Freelander gets a sizzling upgrade

    Gobsmacked I am!

    Firstly I should state that Iíve had my FL2 for almost 5 years. Iíve never had an issue with the vehicle and have always been pleased with its capability on and off the road.

    There have only ever been two items that I was at odds with what seemed to be the general perception of the vehicle. Firstly, Iíve often heard people speak of how nippy the FL2 is. Secondly was its reasonable fuel consumption.

    The latter I didnít take a huge amount of notice of as fuel consumption can vary considerably from one driver to another. I have however always thought that my vehicle is on the heavy side of average when it comes to l/100km.

    As for the first item. I never considered the vehicle to be the nippiest around. I donít really expect it to be, and generally penned my perception down to the fact that I migrated from owning a few beastlike platkarre prior to the FL2 so I was never going to consider it nippy. In the past however I have requested LR to check things out and all was reported in order.

    The FL2 went in for some new brakes and while there LR decided on their own accord to update the software. Well, it goes like a bat out of hell now. Itís never driven this well and feels like a totally different vehicle. So impressed was I that I just had to share, I now concur that it is indeed quite nippy.

    Iím now eagerly going to monitor the fuel consumption over the coming months and see whether the latest update that has given the vehicle some vooooooma is also going to make a major impact on fuel consumption.

    My tip for the day, get your software checked out!
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    I should also mention that the engine appears to be running a lot quieter than before too.

    I actually keep checking to see if they actually didn't slap my number plates onto a different vehicle.
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    Thats great news, glad your Landy has a new lease on life.

    Yip I find mine quite zippy & I think thats why my fuel consumption around town isnt the best at around 10.8L/100km (9.2km/L) but on the open road long trips it goes down to 7.2L/100km (13.8km/L). The Freelander is quite heavy and in my area we have plenty hills so im sure thats why its heavier in town.

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    Even on the open road mine has rarely dipped below 9 l/100km for a tank.
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    Can you just request this from the dealer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Can you just request this from the dealer?
    See no reason why not. Then again, if you are out of motorplan I have no idea if they will ask a ridiculous sum to do it. Will see if they listed a price on the invoice anywhere.
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    Peter from Landyworx redid the software on the Mrs FL and must say it flies!

    BUT it is still not frugal. Around 12-13L/100km in town and 10L/100km open road, running @ 125km/h gps.

    EGR blanked, decat, silicon hoses, software remapped.

    Any ideas?

    On the TD4 model Anthony only has 2 silicon hoses - from turbo running underneat the engine and then a very short one.. Are there more on the car?
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    That consumption is quite heavy though, even for TD4 isn't it?
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    I'll just stick with my gas guzzling Jeep with a proper 4x4 system and 12.5L/100 fuel consumption thanks.

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    thats what I get on my i6, so its rather heavy on diesel
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'll just stick with my gas guzzling Jeep with a proper 4x4 system and 12.5L/100 fuel consumption thanks.

    No hairdresser cars for ME.
    Yeah, not all of us are 52 with a mid life crisis yet though...

    So for now, we'll make our hairdresser cars go where they need to.. then when we feel the need to compensate, will get a Jeep
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    This is the BMW 2.0L D motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'll just stick with my gas guzzling Jeep with a proper 4x4 system and 12.5L/100 fuel consumption thanks.

    No hairdresser cars for ME.
    12.5? You must drive like a hairdresser then

    Bring it to the Dunes

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    12.5? You must drive like a hairdresser then

    Bring it to the Dunes
    If you bring the Prius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    If you bring the Prius.
    Been there

    Got stuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostokkelos View Post
    This is the BMW 2.0L D motor?
    Nope. PSA 2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'll just stick with my gas guzzling Jeep with a proper 4x4 system and 12.5L/100 fuel consumption thanks..
    .... then I rather stay at home.... or walk!
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