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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

I didn't see any point in changing the DS3 for LED. The HID are more than bright enough and I am conscious of other road users by using a non type-approved light source in my headlights for the main service lights.

I only changed the main beam one for LED because it was a halogen, and they're not on when other traffic is around.

To be honest I never even looked at LED replacements because the HID uses a HV igniter for the lamp I didn't even consider LED as an option. Christian.


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Post #629355 22nd Apr 2022 8:57am
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ergobyte



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France 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Java Black

Very sensible answer, indeed.
Thanks for the "enlightment" Smile

Cheers
Sylvain "it needs some intelligence to undestand you may not have enough"

Post #629366 22nd Apr 2022 10:33am
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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Wheels.

Anyone that has been following this will know my wheels were a state. I also had a slight shimmy coming from the rear end and when I was looking at my rear suspension I noticed one of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres was misshapen, in fact it was more like an egg than a tyre. Absolutely this was making the car shimmy at the rear end.

It also had some cracks in the tread around the circumference. They were dated 2015.

With this in mind I decided to take the car off the road immediately and get the tyres done. While I was at it, I also got the wheels done - including a check for roundness.

This is what the wheels looked like before







 Christian.


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2020 BMW M4 Competition
2019 BMW X4

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Post #629371 22nd Apr 2022 11:06am
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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Wheels getting dropped off at the wheel refurbishment place


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Wheels being stripped


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 Christian.


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Post #629374 22nd Apr 2022 11:25am
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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Base colour being applied

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Top colour being applied

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 Christian.


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2020 BMW M4 Competition
2019 BMW X4

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Post #629375 22nd Apr 2022 11:27am
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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

The diamond cut and lacquered wheels in all their glory before tyres



Tyres fitted and wheels being balanced

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Wheels safely back home
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All that is missing now is my new centre caps.
 Christian.


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2019 BMW X4

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Post #629377 22nd Apr 2022 11:31am
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Ffrr-lover



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Cheers for keeping the updates going!
I’m another one enjoying the updates, especially as most are ones i have done or plan to do in the future!
Keep ‘em coming Thumbs Up Currently driving: 2012 L322 SE Overfinch 4.4 tdv8

Past rides:
2014 Audi Q7 3.0d (good riddance)
2010 L322 Autobiography 5.0 Supercharged
2011 L320 HSE 3.0 sdv6
2014 Jaguar XF-RS 5.0 supercharged
2007 BMW 535D
2005 Mini Cooper S

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Post #629390 22nd Apr 2022 1:29pm
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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Today's undertaking was to replace the ARB bushes as I have a set here and I have this odd clunking when turning at low speed which I am trying to determine.

After jacking, supporting and removing the wheels - remove the two heat shields, one either side. Two 10mm nuts and two 8mm bolts.


Then remove the drop links


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I didn't intend on doing this but you'll need to remove the exhaust hangers - more will be explained shortly



There is a special place in hell for the LR designer that thought bonding the bush to the bar was a good idea.

Why?! Why would you do such a thing!

You'll need to drop the six bolts out of the subframe and drop it a couple of inches to get the bar down far enough for access to cut it off, be prepared for a lot of swearing


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it took me 45 minutes with a sharp stanley knife and a supply of new blades to cut the old bush off and successfully remove the remnants from the bar.


This is the remnants of the old bush



it took me about 5 seconds to fit the new one over the bar and then about 25 mins per side to refit the securing clamp, the subframe bolts and the drop links.

This job could be been done in about 2 hours, instead it took about 4 because of that bloody bonded bush. Christian.


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2019 BMW X4

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Post #630512 3rd May 2022 12:19pm
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dhallworth



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Your wheels look fantastic! Smile

A lot of cars use bonded anti roll bar bushes these days. It's an easy way for them to only sell them complete with the anti roll bar I'd guess! Shocked 2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

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will308f



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very nice ...enjoying your posts ,looks like the last owner didnt do to much to the car sad really but never mind in good hands now

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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Took the car for it's MoT test today, presented it 11 days early and it failed. Crying or Very sad

I need the replace the rear brake pipes due to corrosion and there is an advisory on the subframe bushes which I'll do at the same time as the brake pipes.

Ordered some AP brake hoses from Island 4x4 and rigid pipes from Land Rover - the brake pipes are long so posting isn't really an option - so I'm collecting from LR tomorrow.

I ordered a set of Febi bushes for an E53 X5 as I understand from several people that they are exactly the same ones. Hopefully that wasn't a mistake!

Stay tuned for the write up for changing the bits Christian.


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cabletastic



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Barolo Black

I have this job to do at the weekend - as a newb to L322s, given I am loosening off the subframe, where should I put the jack stands as this would normally be where I would support a car from?
Cheers
Si

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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Edited as I found the above poster’s question in the tech section and I think his question refers to ARB bush change.

Jack the car up on the crossmember and put stands on the jack points or like I did, on the inner chassis rails behind the subframe mounting bolts. Christian.


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2019 BMW X4

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will308f



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where did you get your zf gearbox kit from ?

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Caesium



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Santorini Black

Took my car for it's MoT Test and it failed on corrosion to the rear brake pipes, with an advisory for the subframe bushes.

Got straight on the phone to LR and ordered them up.



Also ordered the flexi pipes and bushes.



Was quite straightforward to change the pipes. After jacking up the car I removed part of the NSF wheelarch liner and disconnected the pipes, using a small piece of hose to connect the two tails to each other to stop the reservoir draining out.

Then remove the plastic pipe protector, it literally just pulls down despite having what looks like a hex head on it, they would not unscrew.

Then the NS fuel tank protector, this was a little more difficult as it needs a bit of persuasion at the rear end to get past the subframe.

As I was doing the bushes I removed the shock absorber and dropped the subframe a little bit which also helped to get the OS pipe back in

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Also hit any areas with surface rust with Hydrate 80 and then overcoated with matt black paint and then hit the whole lot with stone chip.

These are the old flexis, they are almost identical except for the positioning of the insulation around the rigid section.



The old pipes were in a right state, they were so corroded they basically just snapped as soon as any bend was put in them.

 Christian.


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2020 BMW M4 Competition
2019 BMW X4

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