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I’ve been doing some servicing on my 6.5 year old 90k miles 2.2d. Anything I should be looking at imminently that’s not on my list?

I know a few probably aren’t needed as frequently but they aren’t expensive and I figure they can’t do any harm.

oil/filter change - done yearly/10k
Cabin filter - yearly
Air filter - yearly
Fuel filter - every 2 years
Haldex - oil just changed by bell engineering
Timing belt - will change in feb 2022 along with the other bits people recommend (can’t remember them off the top of my head)
Glow plugs - just wait until they fail/error or change sooner?
Rear diff - sealed for life?
Coolant - think it’s at the 10 year service
Auto transmission fluid - also at 10 year service
Pads/discs - as and when
 

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When I had my Freelander 2 I had the diff oil changed and rear haldex serviced at 80k by a company called Bell Engineering in Worcestershire - they specialise in this drivetrain.
 

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Brake fluid?
Aah. Did that last year. Will do every 2 years.

Just looked at changing the transmission fluid. Looks easy enough but expensive. Anyone know if this will be ok? There don’t seem to be many oils available for the 9 speed auto.

 

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Ok, I’ve checked some YouTube clips and I’ll give the gearbox oil a go and do a dump and fill (just removing what’s in the pan and replacing it, but you need to do it several times as some oil remains in the torque converter and can’t be drained).

My maths tells me I need to do 7 dump/drains at 3l each time to get 99% of the old oil out. At £22/l best case, that’ll cost me £462…. A bit steep for me. I’ll do 3 x 3l drains which should remove 87% of the bad oil which I think is a good compromise.

Looks easy enough if I fill from the level screw behind the wheel Surprised I’ve not seen a write up here about it. Maybe everyone just leaves the gearbox sealed for life…. Maybe I should!
 

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The Land Rover part number for the ZF 9HP48 Automatic Transmission fluid is LR023288, a Google search brings up ZF Lifeguard 8. In the TOPIx manual attached it has the oil spec and process.
 

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Oh, and that’s using proper zf oil. Cheapest other oil that looks to meet spec is Fuchs titan (6008 maybe) for €12/l plus any shipping and post brexit taxes. Hardly worth it imho.
 

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Thanks Kovitch. That should save me some money. Lifeguard 8 is a lot cheaper than the lifeguard 9 I was looking at.

I’ll probably just fill from the side to save me taking the air box and stuff off. I’ve got a pump that’ll do it.
 

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Hmm when I was looking a few months ago ZF Lifeguard 9 didn't exist, it must have only come out recently that's why when the TOPIx manual was published it suggests Lifeguard 8.
 

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Well if it was fine a few months ago it’ll be fine now :)

Assume anything that meets lifeguard 8 spec will be fine? Smith Allan is £7.50/l on eBay. Mannol is even cheaper at £5/l.

I use smith Allan engine oil so would just go with them.
 

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I had a Freelander 2 with Haldex similar to the early DS, the rear differential on some has been known to fail despite oil changes.
I fitted a drain plug and dropped the oil every service - diff was as good as new at 185,000 miles. Is this an option on yours?
Sucking the oil out and leaving the heavier metal fragments behind to act as grinding paste just doesn't seem right.
 
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