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northernmonkeyjones



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VSE vs Westie..... not much in it, depends on the spec of the individual car. There is nothing that can't be fixed with a hammer😜😜
FFRR 4.4 SDV8 Autobiography Santorini Black.
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Andy S



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Slow progress wrote:
Hmmm .... did some research and according to the warranty companies the Mercedes GL is about twice as unreliable as the Rangie.

There are a couple of vogue se’s at 80000 miles for the same money, would they be a better bet?

Open to advice on target mileage for up to £15k


Go for condition rather than mileage and keep an eye on members selling on here. Anyone selling on here is likely to have looked after their cars properly. Also bear in mind, the more toys the more there is to go wrong. Engines, drive trains and gearboxes tend to be robust, but electrics can cause issues, as with any car of the age you are looking at.

All I’d say is there are plenty out there, so don’t rush it.

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btiratsoo



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Welcome on board Slow Progress. Every bit of advice in this thread is spot on. I’m the one whose posted a similar thread, budget of £13k etc etc. There is every possible bit of info you want on this forum that could relate to a 4.4 and all of its potential issues. I’ve seen a fair few dogs on my search.

Lots of good info in the Wiki and lots and lots of threads on here. You’ll get a good idea of what to look for and don’t be afraid to ask questions. History and condition were my key pointers. Cooled seats was the one extra undecided I really wanted but then I was happy to forget that for the right condition car with good history.

Keep us posted on the hunt. You’ll find one in the end. I’m going to view one tomorrow and I’m hoping it’s the one as I’m fed up of looking at lemons!!

Good luck,
Ben

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DrRob



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Plenty of frogs to kiss before you find a prince Rolling with laughter 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
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2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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btiratsoo



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Oh god yes! Flat tyres, chipped and scuffed paint, mint condition......I’ve seen it all!!!

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Good luck for tomorrow, Ben.

Dunc. The life you have is the only one you'll get; make the most of it.

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btiratsoo



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Cheers Dunc. Hopefully this will show Slow Progress how helpful you've all been with my posts. Hopefully we can all do the same for him.

On another note, I've got a Series 3 too Slow Progress.

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Chapeau! Velo



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I bought a project L322 at the other end of the price (and condition) spectrum and I’m slowly bringing her back up to scratch. Would I do it again? Probably not, it’s a gamble and in another 12 months and xxxx pounds I would have spent the equivalent of what a sorted one would have cost! Buy the best you can afford, if from an enthusiast with a pile of history then all the better, even if it has slightly higher miles. Thumbs Up

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Slow progress



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We’re going to look at these 3 next week assuming that they don’t sell in the meantime;

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ad...on=at_cars

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ad...on=at_cars
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ad...on=at_cars

So 🤞 fingers crossed.

How can you tell if turbo oil drain mod is done? Only on a test drive above 2500rpm? Or can you see it visibly?


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Slow progress



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btiratsoo wrote:
Cheers Dunc. Hopefully this will show Slow Progress how helpful you've all been with my posts. Hopefully we can all do the same for him.

On another note, I've got a Series 3 too Slow Progress.


What have you got? Petrol 88”? They’re like mechano therapy

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DrRob



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Just buy Tinman's
https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic56010.html
Well looked after and had the turbo drain mod. Save yourself the aggro of a dealer Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
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2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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DrRob



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Usually if it boots out a load of smoke when you floor it means it needs doing. You can crawl underneath and just about see if it's been done but it's not easy. You'd have to look for threads on the subject on here for more info.
Mine has not had the mod and it doesn't smoke but I always give it some "therapy" everytime I drive it once warmed up. That's stops any oil potentially building up. Basically, use the second turbo regularly Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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Slow progress



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DrRob wrote:
Just buy Tinman's
https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic56010.html
Well looked after and had the turbo drain mod. Save yourself the aggro of a dealer Thumbs Up


I would....but we have a six year old so we need black leather.[/u]

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Andy S



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Seat covers are your friend. Tinman’s looks a great car.

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Slow progress



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Afraid not.... my other half insists ondark interior and she won’t have seat covers! If it were just me I’d consider it but orders are orders Very Happy and it’s not going to be my car at the end of this, I’ll still have my company car a 2018 Mercedes E220D which has been good to me so far 57mpg real world! and 62mpg on a long steady run.

Also my aforementioned project see below:

As received ;
see



It now fits in the garage as the excess height is gone:

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