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bigbo



Member Since: 07 Jul 2014
Location: Derbyshire
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue
My L322 4.2 SC



I have already introduced my car to this forum, but as there is very little information on here on the L322 supercharged, especially in the wiki I thought I would do my best to add some information to not only help myself but also to help others.
So to kick off "My Range Rover" here is a selection of pictures from when I bought her last December. (cant believe it's that long ago!)

I have completed some minor jobs.....

1. Fitted front and rear dash cam
2. Added a spare wheel lifter kit ( I cant get the spare out by myself!)
3. Repaired the MOST system, involved cutting the fibre cables and fitting new connectors
4. Replaced broken "Land Rover" puddle lights
5. New Tailgate struts
6. New rubber cover on lower tailgate switch (that was a real pain!)
7. New battery for VentureCam
8. Ordered new key from Duckworth's

To follow.....
A plan of works to be done during the lockdown (subject to being able to get the parts)

I use OneNote to plan projects like this (yep ex IT guy) I may make that available to everyone if it proves to be publishable! oh and wanted.

EDIT - having problems with adding picture, will try again later.... Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

OK, here is some more









 Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

I have put together this plan based on the documentation I have. I have main dealer service records up to 2016, 95,000 miles but no information on any works done, so I am assuming that only the standard LR service schedule has been carried out.
The original selling dealer has no records, but I will try and contact the others.
The rest of the information I have is a bunch of receipts




No doubt things will change as work progresses, also I have cosmetic work to do some interior but also some bad rust in the rear nearside wheel arch which will now wait for the body shops to reopen.
I have ordered all the items for an oil service, just waiting for them to arrive. That's Oil, filter, air filter, cabin filter, plugs and coolant. Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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stu1



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Java Black

Good looking car Thumbs Up

Note, if you have the electronic locking rear diff you'll need Castrol SAF Carbon Mod Plus as the oil (1.55 litres).

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

Hi thanks, I like her when I first saw her but she needs some tlc. Yes on my list to check to see which diff I have. That's one issue with not having a build list. Can't see one on my icarsoft reader but I don't know if that reader can see it if its fitted. Not keen on getting underneath until I can get some better axle stands. Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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rjff



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black

Very nice looking car and looks like you have a good plan mapped out.


A Mk11 3.8, mm, you weren't a bank manager then, that would be a Wover P4 Twisted Evil Cheers
Richard

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

The MK11 was a great car a good unrestored example with some tweaks Trumpets on the intakes, Stainless near straight through exhaust and an LSD. Oh and less rust than on my SC! This was in the days when company car tax was based on original price so I paid less than £100 pa. Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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Piet



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Netherlands 2008 Range Rover Autobiography 4.2 SC V8 Lucerne Green

Nice RR Bigbo, I like her. Thumbs Up

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

I've done the oil service this week including a spark plug change, nice simple introduction to L322 maintenance, yeah right!

The spark plugs are a pig of a job to do, so I though a few notes may help others, however I would say if you're not adept in spannering you may like to get someone else to do the job! it's taken me 3 days to complete.

So first task is to get access to the plugs
1 Remove Plenum chamber. whilst its off the car I found it easier to change the cabin filter rather than do it on the car.

2. Remove the engine cover, this is when I found out why mine has been loose, one front stud was unscrewed from the intercooler casting and the other front one is broken leaving its remains in the intercooler. So I will need to extract that, its currently soaking in penetrating fluid. A new one has been ordered from Duckworth's. Also I found that the foam is rotten and just fell away and crumbled into small pieces and the foam is not available you have to buy a new cover for £200 so it will go back on with no foam. Out with the vac to clean up the engine bay, it got every where.

3. Remove the coil pack covers.

4. remove all the coil packs. This is where it gets tricky. Left hand bank plugs 1 - 3 not too bad, but don't drop the bolts! they are difficult to find. Removing the connectors is not easy at all, you just press the tab and pull the plug off but there is very little room I found it best to remove the coil pack part the way out and release the connector using a small screwdriver to lift the tab. But doing that on number 4 is very difficult I ended up using the small screwdriver under the tab and a very large screwdriver to push the connector off.
The coil pack slide out easily except number 4 that needed jiggling about a bit.
The right hand bank is a little easier but number one needs the device (something to do with air suspension i think) to the left unbolting and moving out of the way to get the coil pack out. Some say to remove the oil breather but I could not get the electrical cable covering the bolts for the breather out of the way.

The final task is to get the plugs out, all of them are relatively easy to get at but I found that most were very tight and with space so tight you can only get 20 or so degrees of movement. Number 4 Left bank is a challenge as there is very little space to get the plug socket in. ideally you need a 125mm extension bar but I managed with a 150mm wobbly extension. As I pulled the plug out the socket let go of the plug and the next thing I heard was it hitting the exhaust heat shield, no idea where it is now! I also dropped the 1/4 drive socket and extension as well but that ended up on the ground.

Getting the new plugs in was much easier, I suppose I had learned the method for each. Except that number 4, I dropped the plug in the socket into the plug well and then fed the extension in and managed to hook up with the socket.

So what will I do next time (which there won't be!)
Tools
You need a collection of 3/8 drive extension bars and a ratchet and spark plug socket (I ordered one at 1pm on Monday and it arrived 11am Tuesday (great service from Cpl tools)
I used a 1/4 drive sockets for the smaller bolts.
Small screw driver to lift tabs just wiggle it in you can almost hear the connector snap open.
Large screw driver mine was 3 foot long 1/2" blade to push connector off where you cannot get your hand in or better find a 7 year old child to do the job not easy as you sent them away because of the bad language coming from the engine bay lol.

I think I spent about 4-5 elapsed hours on the job over 3 days. Its physically hard as well, leaning into the engine bay you need two hands to support your upper body, I ended up with multiple scratches and bruises on my arms as I leaned on various places to free up my hands.
Would I do it again, erm yes probably but if I had known what a pig of a job it is and we weren't in lock down I would have taken it to a garage (but not a main dealer) hindsight is a wonderful thing. Next time I think I could do it in 2 hours but the plugs will probably outlast my ownership.

Sorry this is so long but I now understand why LR never bothered about build quality as they think when the plugs fail then you just chuck the car away and go and buy another one! Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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Haylands



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand

bigbo wrote:
Yes on my list to check to see which diff I have. That's one issue with not having a build list.


Go and register with JLR Topix, it is free and if you fill in your VIN you can get your build sheet, plus free access to owners manual etc, you can check for outstanding recalls as well.. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

https://topix.landrover.jlrext.com/topix/vehicle/lookupForm Pete

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2012MY L322 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 Supercharged Ipanema Sand, Jet Interior. Now gone
2002 L322 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epson Green, Ivory Interior (Fatty Offroader) Now Gone
-Project Fatty off roader-

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

I did that when I got the car and this is all that is there...

CAB style
4 DOOR
Drive
RHD
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic 6HP26
Engine
4.2L SC V8 Petrol
Emission requirements
96 EEC CAR REQUIREMENTS
Air conditioning
HIGH OUTPUT AIR CONDITIONER Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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Haylands



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand

Click on the next tab... can't remember what it is but there are several, you have the basic info, one of the other tabs has the full list... Thumbs Up

Just had a look, it's under "minor features", the last tab Pete

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2012MY L322 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 Supercharged Ipanema Sand, Jet Interior. Now gone
2002 L322 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epson Green, Ivory Interior (Fatty Offroader) Now Gone
-Project Fatty off roader-

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

All empty, someone said click on print to get everything, nothing further there as well/

One dealer who responded said they had nothing on the vehicle either.

Wrote to Land Rover they confirmed there is no further information. Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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Haylands



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand

Weird... my old 2003 was on there, is yours an import..?

Can you not tell if you have a locking diff by the off road display on the radio screen on those..? Pete

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2012MY L322 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 Supercharged Ipanema Sand, Jet Interior. Now gone
2002 L322 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epson Green, Ivory Interior (Fatty Offroader) Now Gone
-Project Fatty off roader-

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bigbo



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Buckingham Blue

I think it unlikely to be an import it was built in February 2006, sold September 2006 when the warranty started.

This is the response I got from Land Rover...
"PRIMARY FEATURES

Drive All wheel drive (ALL)
Engine AJV8 AJ33&4X P SC (AK)
Engine Number 250106B03004428PS
Transmission ZF 6 SPD Auto (VQ)
Body Style 4 Door SUV (WK)

KEY DATES
Production Wed 1 Feb 2006
Warranty Start Thu 28 Sep 2006

PRODUCTION
Assembly Plant Solihull Assembly

SALES
Sales Dealer Hunters Land Rover, Bristol(H9341)
Country Sold United Kingdom (GB)"

Whilst I have yet to properly get under the car I don't think it has a locking diff, as far as I know they came when terrain response was fitted in, if I remember right September. Range Rover 4.2 Supercharged 2006
Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.5 2017
MG TF 2003

Previous Cars of note
Land Rover Discovery 2
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 - Company car
MG Midget 1974 - Concours

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