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MarkinCW5



Member Since: 30 Dec 2019
Location: Nantwich
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Ipanema Sand
12 months of RR ownership

As my RR and I reach our 1st anniversary together it's important to remember all the character building events along the way! It is now fully operational again and is presenting no symptoms or warnings of impending failure.

A breakdown is as follows

1. Four way top hose "This happened on the journey back after collecting it"
2. New wheels+tyres as it handled like an elephant with legs of jelly.
3. Went to a specialist for a fluid+filters change and got scalped
4. Through a considerable amount water which killed the viscous fan.
5. Transfer box! Changed oil which was a weird colour! May have been water ingress but it caused the car to hop around like a diff was locked. Oil change+ recalibration seems to have cured it but I have a spare in the garage in case.
6. Got a copy of JLR SDD and a mongoose pro which so far have been very good.
7. This is the most important bit I have a top engine cover again! Happy about this as my OCD was beginning to flare up.

So maybe its happy motoring for a while Smile

O-rings lets not forget them and the serpentine belts and idlers.

Post #547741 20th Mar 2020 6:09pm
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Alistair



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Santorini Black

Sounds like you've had a busy year - lets hope it's sorted now and the next 12 months are a bit more about enjoyment Thumbs Up

Post #547749 20th Mar 2020 6:59pm
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MarkinCW5



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Ipanema Sand

I was spoilt by a pretty much issue free 12 years with Mercedes. So far ownership of this feels like i'm into 1980's motoring again.

Post #547751 20th Mar 2020 7:16pm
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jim4244



Member Since: 31 May 2012
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England 2005 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Zambezi Silver

Your post made me realise that I am just past the 1 year mark of RR ownership.

I picked up Silvia on 25th February 2019 with the initial idea of using her as a car for the dogs, dump runs and maybe a little light off roading and camping. She had 97,000 miles on the clock, 2 owners from new and a full service history and, for a 2005 TD6, was in very good condition.

At the time my everyday car was a 2017 Range Rover Sport HSE, which was a cracking car to drive, however after a couple of months my wife pointed out that I was spending more time plodding around in the Vogue. I therefore made the decision to sell my RRS and run Silvia for a few months until I decided on a new car. Well so far the new car hasn’t come! Initially I thought that I would go for a 2012 Westminster, but after viewing a couple of old dogs I then started to look at a 2013/2914 L405. I noticed that the prices of the L405 were dropping month on month so ended up doing nothing.

So, in 13 moths of ownership what nightmares has Silvia thrown at me? If I’m honest none at all! No breakdowns. No bongs of doom. No banging or knocking from the suspension. No failing to start when parked up for 4 weeks at a time. I would go as far as saying that Sylvia is a RELIABLE car!

In the time I have owned her I have:

# Carried out 2 engine oil changes.
# Changed transfer box and diff oils.
# Carried out 2 gearbox oil drain sand top ups.
# All filters changed - oil, fuel, cabin.
# Fitted the crankcase swirl filter modification.
# Removed the EGR.
# Uprated interior lights to LED.
# Uprated the headlights.
# Replaced the original 18” wheels with 20” L405 wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season tyres.

So apart from the wheels and light upgrades just normal servicing.

Silvia now has 103,800 miles on the clock and is due another service. To be honest I’m in no rush to replace her and have 2 friends who want first dibs if I do decide to change.

If you don’t throw them around like sports cars, service them using quality parts and oils and know their limitations, likes and dislikes then a Range Rover is a great car to drive and own, no matter what the year, engine or gearbox.

Just my ramblings.

Jim

Post #547766 20th Mar 2020 8:40pm
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MarkinCW5



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Ipanema Sand

I must admit that the ride quality is the thing that keeps it with me because it would have been on a 2nd car lot otherwise. I will see how it goes as I have gone through most of the common problems now.

I have found a decent mechanic who knows his way around LR products and my configence in him has put me in a much happier place.

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Fox889



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey

That price is about right, prices have tumbled of late. 9 months ago I bought virtually the same car (86k) from Manheim auctions in Manchester for £14k out the door! Thought I’d done well at the time!
I would argue that a dealer cannot sell you a ‘trade only’ deal & therefore offer you no warranty.
I maybe wrong but worth googling, pretty sure he can’t do that.
Mate just bought an identical Westie out of Manheim auctions, paid £10,500 so there should be a little ‘give’ In his price.
Check the history, MOT history then if you like it, go for it! 2012 Orkney Grey Westminster 4.4TDV8 with Ivory interior.........nice!
Triumph Tiger 955i [gone]
BMW R1150GS

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Fox889



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey

Oooops wrong thread, sorry!🙄 2012 Orkney Grey Westminster 4.4TDV8 with Ivory interior.........nice!
Triumph Tiger 955i [gone]
BMW R1150GS

Post #554805 21st May 2020 9:52pm
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