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    Good day all.


    I would like to hear any reviews on the Si4 engine.


    I am currently looking at purchasing a 2013/2014 model, both of which have approximately 40 000km. Remainder of maintainance plans .


    I have been a happy owner of 2 Freelander 2 diesel SE models. Recently however, I made the mistake of trading my FL2 for a used Toyota Prado....terrible misjudgement . 2 long distance trips were enough to convince me of the lack of comfort that the prado offers.


    SO back to the drawing board...FL2 ticks all my boxes ( barring low range ). I am considering the petrol engine this time round. This will be a daily drive as well as vehicle for travelling ( swambo and I )


    Please share your experiences and any items that I should be aware of. Happy to hear about your fuel consumption.


    Thank you

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    I perhaps can't help on the petrol motor. But I have a FL2. TD4 and compared it to manual pesto 50th edition and passed it by.

    Love driving the FL2 every time (when my wife lets me).
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    Not many Si4's on the forum. Think there may be one so feedback will be minimun

    I have read its not the most frugal of engines but gets marginally better consumption than the i6

    Out of interest, what were the Prado's shortcomings compared to the Fl2?
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    I am also on my 2nd FL2 an contemplating what to do next its the best car for me and Swambo currently at 92000km so looking around now for hopefully a 2014/15 model.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Si4

    Honestly, I'd go for an SD4. Very well proven engine and not much negative can be said of it at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainboy1974 View Post
    I have read its not the most frugal of engines but gets marginally better consumption than the i6.

    I have also "heard" this, but have found no substantiation for it. As far as I could ascertain, this engine is also used in the Ford Kuga 2l - and of course the Evoque.

    This may improve your chances to get some info. However, the Kuga is probably at least 200kg lighter than the LR2.

    The other thing about the Si4 engine, is that the service interval has been reduced from 24000km to 15000km.

    If LR had stuck to the i6, I would have been in a newer one by now.

    Tell you what, you buy the Si4, then report here whether the fuel consumption is good or bad .
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    Hi all. Thanks for your replies


    @mountainboy1974..... I have the prado 4.0 . Yes it is heavy on fuel compared to my previous FL2 SD4. However that's not a major concern.
    Seats are not comfortable. No lateral support. Both swambo and I complained of sore backs and neck after a recent 1500km trip.
    Lots of body roll.
    Rattle from the door mounted spare wheel carrier. Toyota not successful in sorting this issue. Very very annoying.
    Great sound system and climate control.


    My main issue is comfort, which I found to be superb in my previous FL2s.


    So currently looking at FL2 again or a VW Touareg.


    Low range not mandatory, but decent off road ability for dirt ,mud ,farm roads.


    Thanks

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    Interesting..I am moving from a Prado 4.0V6 to a LR 2 sd4...and hope I am doing the right thing...love my Prado..

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    hey folks...
    havent been on in a long while(due to sit being blocked at work)..

    my FL2 is a 2011 Model SD4.
    i have now 191 000km on the clock currently..Not a days hassle.
    its gone in for its service today at Waterford LandRover.

    Nothing has gone wrong with the car mechanically at all..

    my only gripe is that the Clear Coat on the paint is peeling off in various areas of the car... so that means a full respray :-(

    and now WaterFord charges R1000 per hour labour ***SHOCK HORROR**
    so labour for the service is R3k... and parts for the service are R3033...

    so i'm in for a R6033 bill today according to the quote... (just in case anyone wants to know what the dealerships are charging)

    i need front Brake Pads but will go to LRXtreme for that next week.
    And the headlights are just #### on the non Xenon model FL2's... tried some fancy Phillips replacement globes... but they don't help much more than stock...
    so looking for an aftermarket Xenon Light upgrade as well ...

    Hope this helps anyone looking at the FL2 SD4...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbm_s4 View Post

    and now WaterFord charges R1000 per hour labour ***SHOCK HORROR**
    so labour for the service is R3k... and parts for the service are R3033...

    so i'm in for a R6033 bill today according to the quote... (just in case anyone wants to know what the dealerships are charging)

    i need front Brake Pads but will go to LRXtreme for that next week.
    I really don't understand why you still use a dealership? LRExtreme or the Randburg Cranky Old Toppie LR Indie (Also called Overlandworx) would do the service just fine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbm_s4 View Post
    hey folks...
    havent been on in a long while(due to sit being blocked at work)..

    my FL2 is a 2011 Model SD4.
    i have now 191 000km on the clock currently..Not a days hassle.
    its gone in for its service today at Waterford LandRover.

    Nothing has gone wrong with the car mechanically at all..

    my only gripe is that the Clear Coat on the paint is peeling off in various areas of the car... so that means a full respray :-(

    and now WaterFord charges R1000 per hour labour ***SHOCK HORROR**
    so labour for the service is R3k... and parts for the service are R3033...

    so i'm in for a R6033 bill today according to the quote... (just in case anyone wants to know what the dealerships are charging)



    i need front Brake Pads but will go to LRXtreme for that next week.
    And the headlights are just #### on the non Xenon model FL2's... tried some fancy Phillips replacement globes... but they don't help much more than stock...
    so looking for an aftermarket Xenon Light upgrade as well ...

    Hope this helps anyone looking at the FL2 SD4...
    It's not that difficult to replace brake pads, you should learn to do it yourself, save quite a bit of bob. I found the lights to be sufficient the FL2. Of course it doesn't compare to Xenons, but they aren't that bad.
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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Si4

    I6 hse has xenons

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I really don't understand why you still use a dealership? LRExtreme or the Randburg Cranky Old Toppie LR Indie (Also called Overlandworx) would do the service just fine?

    For Basic services, i live just over 1km from Waterford... so its convenient...

    for the bigger stuff, i go to LRXtreme all the way in Pretoria :-)

    ill be heading there on monday to do the brake pads...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardalpha View Post
    It's not that difficult to replace brake pads, you should learn to do it yourself, save quite a bit of bob.
    i'm such a Tekkie IT Nerd... but you are right, a few YouTube videos on how to do the brake pads i guess and ill have it done properly on my own...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbm_s4 View Post
    i'm such a Tekkie IT Nerd... but you are right, a few YouTube videos on how to do the brake pads i guess and ill have it done properly on my own...
    I'm a web developer, I do brakes myself. It's quite satisfying
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardalpha View Post
    I'm a web developer, I do brakes myself. It's quite satisfying

    i Shall give it a bash one day..

    what about putting on copper slip and things like that to help prevent squeaky noises from the brakes? do you use all of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbm_s4 View Post
    For Basic services, i live just over 1km from Waterford... so its convenient...

    for the bigger stuff, i go to LRXtreme all the way in Pretoria :-)

    ill be heading there on monday to do the brake pads...
    You're only a few kms from Overland Worx?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbm_s4 View Post
    i Shall give it a bash one day..

    what about putting on copper slip and things like that to help prevent squeaky noises from the brakes? do you use all of that?
    No, I do not. My brakes don't squeak either. Maybe luck of the draw, maybe not, but I have never applied copper slip.

    Thing is, you need to check your discs though, if they are worn, they might need skimming, in which case you should take them in, and have them skimmed, and when that happens, I let them fit it as well, cause they have already stripped and my brake guys don't charge me extra.

    If the discs are too far gone, then I buy discs and replace them as well.

    Anyway, some youtube videos and you should be fine, just don't do what another IT guy did that I knew. He did the brakes on his girlfriends car, and I think he undid the brake lines as well, so there was no brake fluid left, and then couldn't understand why the brakes didn't work.
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    Just be careful, some vehicles have self adjusting calipers........which needs a special tool.

    BTDT, had to use a bus to work...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Just be careful, some vehicles have self adjusting calipers........which needs a special tool.

    BTDT, had to use a bus to work...........
    Yeah, but the Freelander 2 doesn't, well at least mine doesn't.

    I can't do the rear pads on the BMW F10 though, as it's EPB, and I don't have a computer thingy to disable it.

    Also, those are mostly at the Rear isn't it. I recall my 2005 Ford Focus had such a caliper thingy, that you needed a special tool for.
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