I have a 98 freelander 1800 XEDI. It has had a new gearbox, viscus fitted so im now back powering 4 wheels. However the car feels abit tight when it comes to acceleration compared to 2 wheel drive. The main problem is the car drives fine until i hit 2000rpm-2200rpm when i get a large amount of vibration (rattles the dash and sunroof cover). It doesnt happen any other time just when driving at around that rpm. (Im yet to risk driving it above 40mph unless it goes bang like my last gearbox did when i purchased the car).
Ive read a number of things including bearings, rear prop shaft, changing the tires and all sorts of crazy ideas. I cant see why it would be the tires as the car drove 100% when it didnt have the viscus on.
The car also seems to have developed a fault when it first starts it feels like its being strangled for fuel (fuel pump maybe?) and cuts out when i reach the first junction from a 30mph drive. turning the key out of gear with the foot to the floor three or four times she comes back to life and drives perfect all day long. Seems to only happen from cold. I love the car and it looks great with side steps and bull bars in silver but im almost ready to drive it off a cliff if i cant work it out and never by another land rover again.