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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Adriatic Blue
My Black 2004 TD6 Autobiography

I must be mad.

I have agreed a part exchange deal with my Shogun for a 2004 TD6 Black Autobiography fatty. Believed to be a black edition.

2 Owners, Part history, Old Parrot Bluetooth, Screens in the backs of the seats, 149000 miles, Chrome side tubes, Cream leather, etc...

On the test drive I have to admit, I broke down twice, (hot starting problem) as I turned the engine off twice. Sadly it has been run on fumes for the last 5 weeks roughly. So the car dealer refused to let it go as it was. He cleaned out the fuel filter, and has said this seems to have solved the problem, But he is taking it to a repair garage on Tuesday morning to get it looked over.

The car is far from immaculate.

The faults I found so far:

Split intercooler pipe.
Both front fog lights cracked.
3 out of 4 rear lights broken.
Rear bumper damaged.
Drivers mirror lens seems to be stuck in night mode but in an orangish colour.
Passenger mirror will not adjust at all even by hand.
Remote fob casing is damaged.
Drivers side rear door has a central locking fault. (Unlocks on the button in the car, but not from the key fob).
Restraint warning light lit.
Interior stinks of cigars and fags and needs a good clean.
1 tyre seems to have a puncture.
Diagnostics revealed - P0380, Glow Plug Relay Failure - Short circuit to battery positive +ve.
- P0401 Extended fault path EGR govenor deviation - negative deviation.
Also the brake pad low warning message comes up, but brand new pads were fitted 2 weeks ago.

I know, I must be crazy taking on another L322 that is starting life with me with problems. But I think it is worth it. So now my Petrol V8 has a baby brother.

But I just couldn't live with my Shogun 3.2 Di-D, I found it painful to drive long distance and on a bad day, painful to climb into.

I do have plans to upgrade the Autobiography though as I am not keen on how it looks now.

2005-2009 Rear Lights. (Already on there way) Laughing
Clear wing indicators.
Similar wing vents to my V8.
Custom front grill or maybe a PowerfulUK front grill.
Rear bumper lights.
LED Bulbs throughout.
Update the Parrot to stream music.
Roof spoiler.
Different wheels.
Paint inside of the headlights (Undecided at this time)
Silicone hoses under the bonnet.
Upgraded dipped headlight and main beam bulbs.
Change chrome sidetubes to sidesteps.

I should be bringing it home on Wednesday, as long as nothing major is found wrong on Tuesday.






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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Adriatic Blue

I finally got it home.


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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Adriatic Blue

Made a few changes and the hot starting issue seems to have resolved itself after I put fuel traatment stuff in and gave it a good run up the M25.

No more tango coloured indicators on the wings or the back. Many parts are ordered. Tailgate straps as they are snapped, reg lights as one lens is missing and I need the micro switch for the other RR, Reverse lights etc... and the cigarette lighter sockets was thankfully only down to a blown fuse.

However, the ruddy passenger mirror flaps at motorway speeds which is very annoying.




Post #478291 13th May 2018 8:09pm
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Nelly



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Thumbs Up 2007 range rover vogue, Black with issues
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Post #478303 13th May 2018 9:51pm
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United Kingdom 2004 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Adriatic Blue

looking good good luck with it whats on the plan next ?

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I'm not entirely sure what the plans are next. Everything is up in the air as sorting out another car for my other half, I am impressed with the Range Rover though, did 200 miles today alone which was a mixture of motorway and London North Circular driving in rush hour and achieved 28mpg.

I would like to facelift it really, but not sure, I have now discovered a cattlegrid feeling through the revs at about 2000rpm, but drives perfectly other then that. I am planning on changing the wheels, adding a spoiler, changing the wing vents and the grill. But mostly get this one mechanically great again.

It doesn't make me want to get rid of the V8 petrol one, but certainly beats my Shogun.

I hope it is not a short lived ownership.

Post #478381 14th May 2018 7:37pm
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United Kingdom 2004 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Adriatic Blue

Cool what wheels you looking for a may have a set of 19` ones up for sale soon cheap need a couple of tyres but wont be home for a few weeks

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Ideally the same 20" Wheels that I have on my other RR, but I am open to other options like 19" Wheels, I just can't stand the wheels that are on it now lol.

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yes they are pants Laughing

Post #478385 14th May 2018 7:58pm
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 SC V8 Bonatti Grey

What is a black edition? Never heard of one - what extras do you get with it etc...?

cheers Alex

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Probably like most cars, it probably means lower spec lol. I really don’t know other than the car is black lol.

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The old design strap bolts are ridiculous! The hex bits were rounded off, the shape and access makes it extremely difficult to remove. 4 hours later, finally got the old bits off and the new straps on. I also investigated the 3rd brake light not working. Had hoped it was a case of a dodgy wire or it not being plugged in. Sadly it was just dead. So a new brake light has been fitted.

I have also removed the floor panel to be deep cleaned as it has goodness knows what heavily ground into it.






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