Run it for a month on the sc you’ve just fitted, get the original one refurbed, then exchange them and send the one you bought backIf my rotor pack bearings are intact then 3-400 quid. If they’re not (which I suspect to be the case) then 6-700 quid.
I’d probably get them to fit a 10% pulley on it whilst they had it too so probably around a grand.
Could be the other way round, you're old eyes are not seeing so wellThink your eyes are catching up with your age there Dave.
Nice clear lights will do wonders for its looks, once those wheels are done, she will look pretty freshNah... I've only done a few miles in it but it drives really, really well so I'm keeping this one! Over the last 10 years I've bought a couple of cars cheaply, done them up and sold them as I've had too many cars and I always feel guilty afterwards so I just keep everything these days! I'm sitting at 10 now so need to stop buying for a while!
Yea, they're slightly yellowed. I've gently wet sanded one of them but don't have the confidence to wreck the lights so am going to let the local detailer sort it out for me when it goes in I reckon.
I'm hoping that the parcel I'm waiting on arrives today and it can be MOT'd next week now. Once that's done I can get the hub sorted on the C5.
I've actually quite enjoyed sorting the Range Rover. It's given me something to do during lock down and it's been a pleasant distraction from working in IT and sitting behind a laptop all week. Shame the weather hasn't been a bit warmer whilst I've been doing it though!
My father had an XM in 1991, superb car, suspension was incredible (other than a bit noisy with the pump constantly topping up the spheres)They did. I’ve still got my XM tucked up in the garage too
You can buy a 2 or 4 post lift for reasonable money nowI can only dream........
Errrmmmm, in the Garage?No problem to buy one, it is where to put it.
Even in a standard garage you should be able to lift it 4ft off the ground, that's some useful lift over axle standsNot enough headroom in either location.
We use a low chair on castorsI have tried this at my local friendly MOT garage - working on a car at that height absolutely kills my back. I just can't "stoop" at that height for more than a minute or so.
This is why I haven't bought anything like the lift Thor has - the height they get to does not make life easier for me, might as well be laying flat on the floor.
Yay, congratulations 😁And the verdict is in...
It’s a pass...
Not even an advisory.
That 4.2 engine is soo smooth and is much quieter then the direct injection 5.0 is in the XFR when you’re stood next to it.
Great pics, particularly fond of the X250 facelift XFR in black 😍Couldn’t resist a picture of them both together earlier... 16 Cylinders, 2 Superchargers, 900bhp. 😍
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Great update, running it on LPG will keep the combustion chambers clean too 😁Time for an update
Well, the Range Rover has done about 5-600 miles since passing the MOT.
The heater problem was solved with a new heater valve. The heater matrix on these is in 2 halves for the dual zone heating and as a result there’s a valve in the engine bay that diverts coolant to and from. Replacing that cured the heater being stuck on full on the drivers side. Genuine these valves are around £200 but the after market ones seem to be a great quality according to the forum and are only £44 thankfully.
The wheel bearing is now sitting in the boot, I just need time to get that fitted. A genuine bearing, hub nut and circlip was just under £60 which isn’t bad at all and should hopefully not be too bad to fit. Although I’ve read that some people have problems getting the driveshaft out of the hub and needing a press to do it.
The wife has decided that she likes driving it which is irritating as now I have to look at my car from strange angles at times
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After I’d done 300 miles on Petrol to let the gearbox learn it’s adaptions properly I thought I’d try the LPG system out. It ran perfectly on LPG, however, if you parked it up and started it instantly it would start ok, if you left it for a few minutes or longer it wouldn’t restart without a lot of cranking.
I did a bit of digging at the weekend and when I pulled a vacuum pipe off I could hear a hissing noise with the car switched off. I stuck the vacuum tube into a beaker of water and got bubbles so it was pressurised. When smelling the end of the vacuum pipe it was obvious that it was LPG leaking.
As the LPG was leaking into the vacuum tubing it was entering the inlet manifold. As LPG is heavier then air it was sinking into the inlet and as the LPG is harder to ignite then the air & petrol it was exhibiting itself by taking a lot of cranking to start the car.
The cause of the leak is a diaphragm that has perished in one of the LPG reducers. Normally, I’d not fit LPG to a car as for the mileage I do the cost saving isn’t worth it, however, seeing as to replace both of the reducers will cost £200 and LPG is 52p a litre rather then 120p a litre, it won’t take long to recoup £200 so they’ve both been ordered and should be here this week. Thankfully, driving it on petrol stops the leak so until it’s fixed it can still be used which is good!
There’s a scuff on the NSR door and a couple of bubbles on the tailgate that I want sorting out so I visited the local body work guy yesterday. He’s quoted £250 to do both bits so it’ll be going to him before long.
Other then that, the car is running great, driving spot on and hasn’t thrown up anything that I hadn’t found whilst tinkering with it other then the wheel bearing which I can live with.
After I’d found the LPG leak on Saturday I decided to give it and the XFR a wash. I really like looking at them together, they make a cracking pair and complement each other nicely
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Much better, great job 😁Finally got the side vents changed today. They were one of the things I collected yesterday. Finally, all of the tacky chrome nonsense has gone from the car now and it’s back to the way it left the factory.
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Just need to give it a good wash again now
Don’t give up now, see it as the old girl wants a little of your time, she wants some tlc 😁I didn‘t call them as work has been busy. Part of me also doesn’t want to call them unless I’m absolutely certain it’s the transfer box.
Interesting, have you checked the coil packs and HT System?Finally managed to get the dashboard back in the P38 and get that all finished off and buttoned up on Sunday which is just as well really as the Supercharged Range Rover is causing me grief again...
This one has always been a bit lumpy at idle when cold since I've had it, once warmed up it was perfect. From what other owners have said on the forums that's normal and it seems that most of them do it.
As I was leaving my folks on Saturday evening I noticed that it was lumpier then normal and the engine management light came on. I plugged in the diagnostics reader and had a look at the codes and found this:
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I then had a look at the real time misfire counters and saw misfires accruing on all cylinders.
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I took it back to the workshop hoping to get a look at it on Sunday but finishing the P38 took longer then I expected and upon leaving on Sunday evening the management light was now flashing at idle indicating a catalyst damaging misfire. 😫
When I got this car I could hear a hissing noise from the area around the PCV valve. I replaced the PCV valve and pipework to the throttle body and the noise never changed. A few members on the forum say it's normal but I'm 99% sure that my old one didn't and one of the other members on the Range Rover forum has said that his has never done it either. I sent the car in to be smoke tested last summer to make sure that there were no leaks and nothing showed up so I was fairly happy that there were no leaks at the time.
Something really isn't right now though.
I've checked the fuel pressures and compared with the workshop manual and they're within spec.
Last night I drove to my folks to get the car into the workshop and noticed that when under load be it accelerating gently through the village I get no misfires displayed on any cylinders.
When climbing the hills out of the village there are 0 misfires on any cylinders.
When slowing at a junction and the rpm drops back to under 1000 there are misfires that start to be logged.
When idling on my folks driveway the misfire counter was still climbing slightly on all cylinders but nothing like what it does when it's cold. Switching the car from petrol to LPG at this increased the rate at which the misfires were being logged but not massively.
I've convinced myself that this has to be an air leak somewhere so am going to focus on that I think as there's nothing else that I can think of that would cause these symptoms.
To sum it up, the fuel pressure is within spec, the MAF Target and MAF Actual in diagnostics are virtually identical, the MAP sensor reading changes depending on load/boost/etc, the lambda sensors are switching too.
One thing that I've been advised to check by the local specialist is the insides of the cats as it's not uncommon on the 4.2's for the cats to break down and cause problems but I'm not sure it would run perfectly when hot if this was the case.
Beginning to run out of patience with this one just now.
Sadly, the quality isnt't there in todays products.When I got the car I replaced all 8 coils and 8 plugs.
The coils were Lucas branded replacements and the plugs were the DENSO ones supplied by Land Rover.
I’ve just finished 4 days reorganising the garage after putting the GT back together.
I’m not done yet but it’s much more pleasant to have a clear bench.