Only £650 incl. VAT
Is Your Freelander Clonking or grinding?
Do You Want Your Beloved Freelander to run smooth and quiet again?
We Can Help!
If your Freelander Transfer Box / IRD Unit is damaged we can provide you with a reconditioned unit for only £650.
What has caused my Transfer Box / IRD Unit to be damaged?
In most cases damage to your transfer box / IRD unit is caused by not replacing your VCU in a timely manner.
The VCU is a sealed unit, half way along your prop shaft, that contains a viscous fluid. Since this is a sealed unit it is not possible to check, or routinely change, the viscous fluid. It is, therefore, recommended you change the VCU approximately every 70,000 miles.
Over time the viscous fluid in the VCU becomes thick and the prop shaft no longer rotates at the required speed. This puts tremendous strain on the drive train, and, if not replaced in a timely manner, will eventually cause damage to the rest of the drive train – such as your transfer box / IRD unit.
How can I tell if my Transfer Box / IRD Unit needs replacing?
Generally you will hear a clonking or grinding noise when you put your foot on, or take your foot off the accelerator, or when you turn corners, particularly in reverse.
You may find that you intermittently lose drive, followed by a loud banging or grinding noise.
Warning: If your transfer box / IRD unit has failed because of your VCU then you will need to either replace the VCU at the same time or leave the prop shaft off and operate in front wheel drive only (this is not possible with a 2.5 litre petrol V6 Freelander), otherwise you will damage your replacement Transfer Box / IRD Unit again within a short period of time.
What is a Reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit?
Our reconditioned Transfer Boxes / IRD Units have been fully dismantled, inspected and fitted with replacement parts.
Once opened all of the parts showing any signs of wear – usually the crown wheel & pinion, associated bearings and cooling plate, are replced with new parts. Everything in the unit is inspected and tested to ensure it is fully functional and shows no signs of defect.
Can you ship Worldwide?
Yes, we will ship anywhere in the world (providing we can find a courier who will do it!)
The shipping prices, fully insured, including shipping the reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit from us in the U.K. to your country, and shipping your old damaged Transfer Box / IRD Unit from your country to us in the U.K. are:
Austria £ 95
Belgium £ 95
Czech Rupublic £140
Denmark £ 95
Finland £ 95
France £ 95
Germany £ 95
Holland £ 95
Ireland £ 95
Italy £ 95
Luxembourg £ 95
Portugal £ 95
Spain £ 95
Sweden £ 95
U.K £ 35
If your country is not on this list give us a call on
for a shipping quotation.
Do I need to return my damaged Transfer Box / IRD Unit?
Yes, these Transfer Boxes / IRD Unit’s are sold on an exchange basis. You will need to return your damaged Transfer Box / IRD Unit to us or pay a £200 non-return surcharge.
Your damaged Transfer Box / IRD Unit is suitable as an exchange unit provided there are no cracks or holes in the casing.
The shipping costs include the cost of returning your damaged Transfer Box / IRD Unit to us – so there is no extra to pay for this. We will organise the courier, all you have to do is tell us when it will be ready to be collected.
If you want your reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit delivered before returning your damaged unit (so the old one can be taken out at the same time the new one is fitted), no problem, the £200 surcharge will be refunded when we receive your old unit.
Are all Freelander Transfer Boxes / IRD Unit’s the same?
No, in particular the Freelander 2.5 litre V6 petrol Transfer Box / IRD Unit is very different.
So please make sure you tell us which model of Freelander you have when you place your order and we will make sure you get the correct unit.
How do I get my Transfer Box / IRD Unit fitted?
Need your reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit fitted? For the complete hassle free service, bring your Freelander to us and we will fit the Transfer Box / IRD Unit for you.
Take away all the hassle of getting your Freelander back on the road, bring it to us and we will:
- Supply a reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit
- Fit your reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit
- Fill your Transfer Box / IRD Unit with the correct oil
and have you back on the road again in no time!
The total fitted cost (including the Transfer Box / IRD Unit and oil) is £845 incl. VAT.
If your car does not drive and you need to get it to us to fit your reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit why not try:
- Phoning your breakdown recovery service, if you have one. These will sometimes transport your car for free, or at a reduced rate.
- Giving us a call on 0780 9575 421 and we will arrange to transport your car to us for a cost of £1.80 per mile (calculated one way only to IP26 4RH). We can collect from anywhere in Europe (ferry crossings will be charged additionally where applicable).
The cost of supply only for the reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit, excluding shipping, is £650 (incl. VAT).
I’m worried about my VCU?
If you are worried about whether you need to replace your VCU check the mileage on your Freelander. If you have done over 70,000 miles and you have no record of the VCU having been changed then this is likely to have been the cause of damaging your Transfer Box / IRD Unit. Any concerns just give us a call on
0780 9575 421
to discuss your symptoms and / or make an appointment for us to have a look at your Freelander.
We also supply reconditioned viscous coupling units (VCU’s) and rear differentials – so no matter what damage may have been done, we can fix it!
Do you supply 2 wheel drive transfer boxes / IRD’s?
Yes we do. Please be aware that it is more difficult to convert your Freelander back to four wheel drive if you purchase a two wheel drive transfer box / IRD.
Our two wheel drive reconditioned transfer box / IRD is £450 incl. VAT, and fitting is £195 incl. VAT.
Do you have the Transfer Boxes / IRD’s in stock?
Unfortunately, due to the high demand for Transfer Boxes / IRD Units we do generally have a bit of a waiting list – often it may only be a couple of days, however during high demand periods it can be over a week.
For an estimate of when your Transfer Box / IRD Unit can be delivered give us a call on 0780 9575 421.
How can I pay for my reconditioned Transfer Box / IRD Unit?
The painful bit I know! But we like to give you as much choice as possible, so we accept:
- Cash (If you are collecting it)
- All Major Credit Cards (including AMEX) – over the phone or on collection
- Direct Bank Transfer
- Cheques – provided they clear before delivery or collection
What if something goes wrong?
We don’t like things going wrong, and you certainly wouldn’t! Quality is important to us, but in the event that something does go wrong you have our
12 month, unlimited mileage warranty.
Our warranty covers you for a replacement Transfer Box / IRD Unit in the event of any failure of a component due to unforseen circumstances.
IMPORTANT: Because it is common that damage to the Transfer Box / IRD Unit is caused by the VCU, your warranty will only be valid if you either replace the VCU at the same time OR leave the prop shaft off your Freelander – leaving the same VCU on your vehicle will almost certainly damage any replacement Transfer Box / IRD Unit in a short period of time. If you replace your VCU please ensure you keep your receipt to validate your warranty.