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NDT



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Santorini Black

two thoughts / questions:

1. My local independent said they had to drop the engine cradle slightly to replace the AC compressor - does this make sense?
2. Would it be any easier with a lift? As I'm thinking of getting one anyway and it will (just) handle the weight of the RR.

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Any thoughts on this:
On a hot day, air con takes a while to kick in. Then, intermittently it will stop blowing cold and go ambient(ish). If I then hit "Max AC" it cools again or if I ramp up the blower.
Valve issue?
I plan to get it tested as per WM procedures somewhere soon 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
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2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #596699 7th Jun 2021 11:02am
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Jayk69



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Barolo Black

mine is the same i am just weighing up if i go to all the effort to change the valve is it worth just popping in a new compressor 2012 Vogue 4.4 TDV8 - Current
2014 Navara V6 - Gone
2004 Vogue TD6 - Gone
Grand Cherokee - Gone
Discovery V8 (LPG) - Gone
Discovery TD5 - Gone

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Frans@Yamorna



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South Africa 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Zambezi Silver

Although the valve on my compressor is sometimes slow to start,once it starts working,it keeps working correct.Low refrigent does what you have,works and the stop and you only get ambient,and after a while it comes back OK.First thing to do is have the gas checked. 2012 TDV8 Vogue SE 4.4

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mjdronfield



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

I think the general thought process is that if you are going to the trouble of stripping down to do the valve, you might as well fit a new compressor whilst you are there. Shouldn’t have to worry about it then....

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Cheers for the replies...I'll get it diagnosed. Good to know the fluctuation might be due to a leak.
Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #596794 8th Jun 2021 7:04am
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Jayk69



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Barolo Black

Rob, I had mine serviced as it still had gas in it but had never been looked at. It was re-gassed about 6 weeks ago and no leak was detected. And i have to say when it comes on we all freeze!!
so i think it is this valve so i may just stump up and have a new compressor due to the fact it need to come out. 2012 Vogue 4.4 TDV8 - Current
2014 Navara V6 - Gone
2004 Vogue TD6 - Gone
Grand Cherokee - Gone
Discovery V8 (LPG) - Gone
Discovery TD5 - Gone

Post #596800 8th Jun 2021 8:41am
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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Mine was regarded about 2 years ago and no leaks were detected so I'm thinking it's new compressor time too Big Cry 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #596805 8th Jun 2021 10:09am
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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

System was drained and recharged. All good until machine asked for AC to be switched on.
Compressor didn’t do it’s thing as shown by readings being low.
Confirmed my suspicion that it was the compressor. Classic symptom of delayed air con at start up.
New compressor time https://www.advancedfactors.co.uk/lr056364...4026-p.asp 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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TomP



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Java Black

My RR AC is all over the place. On hot days it seems to blow warm air. On rare occasions it might attempt to send some less warm air. On even rarer times it serves up some cold air. I've been reluctant to give the problem to my local fixer because of the spurious nature of the problem, but this thread has given me something to point at. Thanks a lot.

Post #597876 18th Jun 2021 6:04am
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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Tom - take it to www.glenrands.co.uk LR Techs and brand new air con kit 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #597880 18th Jun 2021 6:58am
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TomP



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Thanks for the advice Rob. I've used MES near Cranleigh and found them pretty good engineers, although they're not RR specialists. Do you think their specialist knowledge - particularly of RR AC problems - will trump my usual, go to garage?

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Yes. Mines all fixed. New AC compressor and instant cold air Thumbs Up
Tell Ross I sent you Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

Post #598623 24th Jun 2021 7:51pm
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TomP



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Thanks Rob. I'll give him a call

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

TOmP - I sent you a PM. Check your PMs folder - link along top "brown" bar below the L405 and L322 above Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass = "Rory"
1974 Series 3 Lightweight = "Millie"
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - gone after 14 years rolling restoration "Rangie"
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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