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    Vehicle : Facelift Insignia/Corsa D

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    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

    Year : 13/07

    Red face I may be leaving (opinions on a V6 freelander wanted)

    Well as much as I love my Vec, it may have to go in the autumn time. I have decided I want to go back to my 4x4's again. (practicality more than anything)

    I have been looking at the V6 Freelanders so does anyone have experience with them? I've dealt with the old 1.8's and their cylinder heads so kinda know my way around the car it's self. Just not so sure about the KV6 engine.

    They also have the steptronic gearbox in them, is it any good? Comments appreciated

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    Pretty sure the KV6 has head gasket probs as well john. First dibs on your snowies if you do decide to go down the Freelander route please bud.

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    I would stay away from GAYLANDERS altogether mate, ird's, chassis cracks knock there diffs out and thats just the start. Aswell as head gasket problems http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/f9/v6-...e-33223-8.html
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    The V6's are a nightmare. Its basically the same engine as the rover 75 so the inlet manifold from the rover sorts that problem out - they have inlet manifold problems. the cam belt is about a 2 day job - get some quotes and the average comsumption is about 17mpg.

    If you want a freelander get a 1.8!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    Pretty sure the KV6 has head gasket probs as well john. First dibs on your snowies if you do decide to go down the Freelander route please bud.
    Didn't realise the V6 had that problem too

    Flakes have a new owner already, sorry matey.

    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOSH05 View Post
    I would stay away from GAYLANDERS altogether mate, ird's, chassis cracks knock there diffs out and thats just the start. Aswell as head gasket problems http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/f9/v6-...e-33223-8.html
    My dad used to have a 1.8 and apart from a gear box fault (got a new one under warrenty) and the usual head gastket it was fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    The V6's are a nightmare. Its basically the same engine as the rover 75 so the inlet manifold from the rover sorts that problem out - they have inlet manifold problems. the cam belt is about a 2 day job - get some quotes and the average comsumption is about 17mpg.

    If you want a freelander get a 1.8!
    Well thats blown the V6 out of the water altogether then lol. Wasn't too bothered about economy as I do very few miles but the whole reliability issue is a major drawback.

    As I do all of my own work on the cars too I prefer to keep things simple and a 2 day cambelt change sounds like a real headache I could do without.

    I'm not too keen on the 1.8 (although I know where I stand with one of those at least). I've also heard the usual horror stories about the TD4 so that just leaves the 2.0di and tbh I like my power so it would have to be remapped/boxed.

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    I had a TD4 for a few year no problems whatsoever.. I think all engines have horror stories, but the TD4 was said to be one of the better engines. I enjoyed driving the "gaylander" and wouldn't rule out going back to one myself.

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    Better off with a cheap disco V8
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Sorry to hear it matey.....But i`ll have first dibs at yer towbar

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    lol, pmsl the guys is thinking of leaving and you lot are stripping the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    lol, pmsl the guys is thinking of leaving and you lot are stripping the car
    You gotta be quick on this forum..lololol

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