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    Default Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Fellow LR owners,I have a strange problem with my 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 and was hoping for some guidance. The vehicle will drive normally, and maybe after an hour or multiple stops the following happens:

    1. Limp mode...no power even when pressing foot down flat on accelerator. Vehicle will eventually accelerate but no turbo at all..
    2. Worse when there is slight incline or uphill. will eventually move but very slow.
    3. The next day vehicle drives normally with turbo kicking in until it happens again after 1 hour or multiple stops.
    4. No dash error. FL has enough fuel.
    5. Cannot see any issue with cracked or torn booster pipe as some members on FL Facebook group mentioned.
    6. Recently serviced at LR Extreme. IF i am unsuccessful, i will take it back to them.<br>Thanks again.
    Last edited by Quicksilver; 2020/05/17 at 10:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Did the problem start after the service? Most likely the bypass valve in the diesel filter is faulty

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    My money is in the fuel filter or fuel line connectors at the filter. Sounds like it might be sucking some air.
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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBob View Post
    Did the problem start after the service? Most likely the bypass valve in the diesel filter is faulty
    The issue started perhaps 3 months after service. Mostly commute by bike. Not mechanically inclined at all, do i need to take of engine cover to check for the diesel filter\connections? I will check on Youtube, see there are videos
    Last edited by Quicksilver; 2020/05/17 at 11:26 AM.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Thanks, i will check it out...and update post once resolved

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    I have been dealing with no turbo in limp mode for over 2 years. It comes and goes and then at times no problem for up to a year. This is on a Freel 1. I do however suspect that it might be the electric fuel pump in my case. Get some diagnostics done as it will give the pump pressure and see if it is within the about 3 bar spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    I have been dealing with no turbo in limp mode for over 2 years. It comes and goes and then at times no problem for up to a year. This is on a Freel 1. I do however suspect that it might be the electric fuel pump in my case. Get some diagnostics done as it will give the pump pressure and see if it is within the about 3 bar spec.
    There is no pump in the tank supplying the engine in FL2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    The issue started perhaps 3 months after service. Mostly commute by bike. Not mechanically inclined at all, do i need to take of engine cover to check for the diesel filter\connections? I will check on Youtube, see there are videos
    Yes you do.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBob View Post
    Yes you do.
    There seems to be 4 lines going into the diesel filter. Will check connectors.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    There seems to be 4 lines going into the diesel filter. Will check connectors.
    Thatís correct. Itís unlikely a connnector. The valve is inside the filter. It regulates the fuel temp going to the HPFP.

    Need to check live values while driving

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBob View Post
    There is no pump in the tank supplying the engine in FL2
    Is there no electric pump to supply the high pressure pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Is there no electric pump to supply the high pressure pump?
    Nope. There is a pump but only to transfer fuel in the tank
    Last edited by MikeBob; 2020/05/17 at 12:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    Fellow LR owners,I have a strange problem with my 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 and was hoping for some guidance. The vehicle will drive normally, and maybe after an hour or multiple stops the following happens:

    1. Limp mode...no power even when pressing foot down flat on accelerator. Vehicle will eventually accelerate but no turbo at all..
    2. Worse when there is slight incline or uphill. will eventually move but very slow.
    3. The next day vehicle drives normally with turbo kicking in until it happens again after 1 hour or multiple stops.
    4. No dash error. FL has enough fuel.
    5. Cannot see any issue with cracked or torn booster pipe as some members on FL Facebook group mentioned.
    6. Recently serviced at LR Extreme. IF i am unsuccessful, i will take it back to them.<br>Thanks again.
    Pull of the turbo intercooler pipe that goes fro turbo to intake manifold... If there's a lot of oil in the pipe renew the turbo...

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBob View Post
    Nope. There is a pump but only to transfer fuel in the tank
    Good.

    I actually did not refer to the tank pump but thought the FL 2 also uses a electric pump as per the FL 1 to supply pressure to the high pressure pump. This pump is in the engine bay next to the diesel filter on a FL 1.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Check the fuel filter when the fuel gets warm it bypasses it back to the tank. They are a consumable. They not included in a normal service. You need a hand pump to bleed the system when you have changed it. If you had a split in the turbo hose you will have smoke.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    On the Si6, there is definitely a high pressure fuel pump in the tank.

    During cranking the pressure is around 42MPa and then drops to 30MPa when the engine runs.

    Had to replace mine twice.
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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by barryt View Post
    Check the fuel filter when the fuel gets warm it bypasses it back to the tank. They are a consumable. They not included in a normal service. You need a hand pump to bleed the system when you have changed it. If you had a split in the turbo hose you will have smoke.
    Hi Barry, i checked and the fuel filter was replaced with the 160k km service. I will go back to LRXtreme and have them check the fuel filter again.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    My dad's 2007 TD4 sometimes went into limp mode, especially when you needed some power, i.e overtaking, accelerating hard, etc.

    We feared the worst. Turned out to be a clogged air filter.

    Long shot, but it was the cheapest fix ever.
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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Good Morning,

    The issue has been resolved. Faulty fuel filter. LRXtreme replaced filter and all is good!

    Thank you for all the inputs and suggestions, appreciated.

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    Default Re: Freelander 2 Turbo? - limp mode issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver View Post
    Good Morning,

    The issue has been resolved. Faulty fuel filter. LRXtreme replaced filter and all is good!

    Thank you for all the inputs and suggestions, appreciated.
    That is the only thing going wrong on these SD4s. Brilliant little cars.
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