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Re: Car purchase,what have I done? :P

Post by Gerontious » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:17 am

Im sure you'll make a lovely couple. :thumb:
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Re: Car purchase,what have I done? :P

Post by Six30 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:18 am

fifthwheel wrote:
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rVdm-aN8.jpeg Replacement turbo's if I remember correctly.

That’s just to do an egr valve :D
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Re: Car purchase,what have I done? :P

Post by Six30 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:19 am

Gerontious wrote:
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Im sure you'll make a lovely couple. :thumb:

Ok Boomer
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Post by The Hitcher » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:47 am

fifthwheel wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:41 pm
rVdm-aN8.jpeg Replacement turbo's if I remember correctly.
Body off is on the Sport, the Vogue is a monocoque so a bit hard to remove the body! :lol: , that was the main reason I discounted the Sport, turbo replacement on the Vogue isn’t nearly as bad, still a good weekends work to DIY and still not easy though.
To be honest though if anything major goes I will just spares/repair or on eBay and get most of or all my money back, I had to take a punt on it at £3k!.

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Post by manxie49 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:22 am

skyrider wrote:
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Nice car, the only Land Rover I've ever owned was an old Defender, drove like a tractor, "leaked like one as well", tend to expect it from the Defender though .... Hope it all goes ok for you :thumb:
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Post by The Hitcher » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:30 pm

First issue has arisen! :lol: , bit of vibration/noise just starting when you put the engine under heavy load coming more from the rear.
Had a look this morning and the rubber centre bearing in the rear prop shaft is starting to get some play in it, so new bearing time, or probably easier time for a new prop!.

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Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:10 pm

The Hitcher wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:30 pm
First issue has arisen! :lol: , bit of vibration/noise just starting when you put the engine under heavy load coming more from the rear.
Had a look this morning and the rubber centre bearing in the rear prop shaft is starting to get some play in it, so new bearing time, or probably easier time for a new prop!.
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Post by winston smith » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am

In principle, I quite like the idea of owning one of these (RR or even a disco) - the biggest downer for me, as said already, is the association with those other 4x4/suv/pickup cretins that try to bully every other vehicle off the road.
I used to have an xc90 which was fabulous apart from being woefully underpowered ( base 2.4 d5) - I'd definitely have another one of those.
Also had a ford explorer years ago, which was fun - 4wd didn't work properly, so drifting around wet roundabouts became almost compulsory. 12-15mpg wasn't fun though.

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Re: Car purchase,what have I done? :P

Post by skyrider » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:10 pm

no i didnt find 12-15 fun either in my range rover so i binned it fast :?
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Post by The Hitcher » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:46 pm

geofferz wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:10 pm
The Hitcher wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:30 pm
First issue has arisen! :lol: , bit of vibration/noise just starting when you put the engine under heavy load coming more from the rear.
Had a look this morning and the rubber centre bearing in the rear prop shaft is starting to get some play in it, so new bearing time, or probably easier time for a new prop!.
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To be fair I don’t think 500 ish ft/lbs of torque and my occasional lead foot helped the poor rubber bearing :lol: , it’s not that bad yet but ordered a new bearing and will probably do it at the weekend doesn’t look very difficult to do, at least fixing it will give me something to do in the winter when I can’t ride the bike!.

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Re: Car purchase,what have I done? :P

Post by The Hitcher » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:51 pm

winston smith wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 am
In principle, I quite like the idea of owning one of these (RR or even a disco) - the biggest downer for me, as said already, is the association with those other 4x4/suv/pickup cretins that try to bully every other vehicle off the road.
I used to have an xc90 which was fabulous apart from being woefully underpowered ( base 2.4 d5) - I'd definitely have another one of those.
Also had a ford explorer years ago, which was fun - 4wd didn't work properly, so drifting around wet roundabouts became almost compulsory. 12-15mpg wasn't fun though.
Yeah I understand what you mean, you do see a lot of them being driven badly, XC90s are a really good car, I had a V70 with the D5 engine and thought it was great, although I can see your point might be a bit underpowered pulling an XC90 around!.
Sadly I’m a long way from being able to afford the SUV I’d really like :( .

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