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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
Location: Wimbledon and West Wales
Posts: 314

Thanks guys
Even as early as yesterday I had suggested keeping the le on for a bit just to get to 200.
Having driven the Westie last night - who am I kidding!!!! Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

Post #464161 11th Jan 2018 2:42pm
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wood78987



Member Since: 03 Mar 2016
Location: South Wales
Posts: 98

United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Lovely colour Westie Nick Thumbs Up
Have you managed to stop yourself looking at the rev counter yet in amazement at how low it is compared to your petrol?! Very Happy
I look at the rev counter more than the road Rolling with laughter 2012 Westminster 4.4 TDV8
2003 AB LE 4.4 V8 LPG (sold)

Post #464206 11th Jan 2018 8:48pm
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
Location: Wimbledon and West Wales
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Indeed - it seems to sit around 2k at 70mph (or maybe a bit faster Whistle ) - barely ticking over.


To be honest I can't take my eyes of the TFT instrument panel fullstop - it is a thing of beauty. That and how slowly the fuel gauge moves! I got from just south of Newcastle to London on half a tank of diesel!!! Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

Post #464242 12th Jan 2018 12:45am
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
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Couldn't resist a gratuitous opportunity to show both together. Looks like the AB LE is going to hang around for a bit - it spent the weekend moving trailers on the farm in relatively deep mud - its currently unrecognisable colour wise.

The Westie is settling in well, already done 1000miles, had a new Westfalia towbar fitted last week and its booked in for all the diffs and transfer box fluid changes in a couple of weeks time.





 Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

Post #466530 29th Jan 2018 10:41pm
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gonna_go_double_r



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Stornoway Grey

Nice fleet you have there Nick.
Where will you get the diffs done?
Greg now: gone_double_r | 2011 Vogue SE 4.4 | Stornaway | Lovin' it

Post #466541 29th Jan 2018 11:21pm
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
Location: Wimbledon and West Wales
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Thanks Greg!

I have a friendly local mechanic who keeps these all running and happily does my Range at the weekends because its only at home on the farm at the weekends, in London during the week - I just get the parts in advance for him. Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

Post #466543 29th Jan 2018 11:40pm
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
Location: Wimbledon and West Wales
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So things have just been a bit quiet recently as the TDV8 starts its life up and down the M4 each week. Its already done 7,000miles and recently had a small service and all the diffs done. I think I'm going to book it in for the gearbox fluid shortly, it just doesn't quite feel 100% when its cold. That and the flipping annoying press the start button and nothing but a click. I know on here several say operate the wipers first but that really only gets it about 80% of the time - will get it in for a starter motor under warranty soon. Bought a Gap tool recently and been playing with that - managed to program a new key I bought off eBay as it only came with one - pleased with that. Set up the DRL's and the digital speed reading

So as for the AB LE - well its still in regular use although its mileage is a lot less as it gets used on the farm for fetching and carrying - why not! Its just sailed through its latest MOT at 196k and has been treated to new pads and discs all round.

The only issue I had recently with it was back in January when a cloud of steam emerged from the engine bay while hitched to a trailer being loaded with horse feed - the top hose where it feeds into the thermostat had separated from its connecting part. Had to salvage it with a jubilee clip from the tool box in the boot but it wasn't until the replacement part arrived that I found its a moulded all in one piece - I couldn't quite get my head around how it had been connected up until then. Anyway that got replaced with no drama and all is good. A mate borrowed it last week to go to Bristol for a couple of days and brought it back singing its praises. My wife did question when I was planning to sell it, the other day. I just responded with, I'll get round to it at some point and the conversation returned to farm topics, so I might have got away with it a bit longer.




Together!



Field inspection



Sheltering from the heat Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

Post #479570 29th May 2018 12:00am
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Danwilderspin



Member Since: 15 Jun 2016
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 684

United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

Hi Nick - how are things with the original ff? Has the mileage crept up much? I meant to ask do you have the noisy vanos on once warm that most of the high milers do? Current stable:
2002 4.4 V8 FF
2006 BMW M6

Post #480387 7th Jun 2018 11:05pm
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
Location: Wimbledon and West Wales
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All good here Dan - yes the mileage is a little over 196k now. There is a slight vanos rattle when it’s idling but nothing really that concerns me Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

Post #480434 8th Jun 2018 2:51pm
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Danwilderspin



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United Kingdom 2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

Excellent - have you had the steering angle sensor go yet? Mine failed at Xmas and looks like i got a lemon as it’s gone again and you can’t really fit it wrong! Yes my vanos rattle is not too concerning but there after she’s nice and warm (silent when cold) just coming up on 172k myself - my challenge is 3 more years - which will be about 250k the way things are currently I may be being a bit hopeful Smile Current stable:
2002 4.4 V8 FF
2006 BMW M6

Post #480456 8th Jun 2018 6:55pm
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
Location: Wimbledon and West Wales
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Hi Dan
No not had any issues with the steering angle sensor (touch wood) !

For me, the mileage at 200k isn't a concern, I think the mechanicals will far outlive the body anyway but I'm going to have to do the rear wheel arches properly this summer although the lower edge upper tailgate repair from 3 years ago is holding up well. My wife borrowed it the other day after her Shogun went for a service and I think she has now laid claim to it - one Shogun for sale shortly I reckon. Current Fleet:-
2012 RR 4.4 TDV8 Westminster
2004 RR 4.4 V8 Autobiography LE
2006 Mitsubishi L200 Animal
2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior V6 LWB

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