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kyrantaylor



Member Since: 31 Mar 2022
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green
First time L322 owner

Having always wanted a green over tan L322 - I couldn't say no when one appeared nearby with my dream spec! It was a very reasonable price and fairly well looked after.

This thread is to document all the changes I make along the way, for those who are interested!


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Post #627711 4th Apr 2022 2:57pm
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kyrantaylor



Member Since: 31 Mar 2022
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

First simple job. 'De-blinging'. Not a huge fan of the chrome stick on parts - but managed to source some original side vents and grill from Facebook marketplace very cheap.

Looks much better already!


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Post #627713 4th Apr 2022 3:11pm
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kyrantaylor



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Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

First outing as well as a recent flurry of snow has made me realise how silly the 22inch wheels are!
I will be sourcing a replacement set of 20s asap.
Had to resort to my Isuzu!


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Post #627714 4th Apr 2022 3:13pm
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kyrantaylor



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Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

2 days into ownership - first problem!

Battery completely dead.
Charged the battery back to full, all the electrics then worked again - until I turned the ignition and everything died.
Spent about 2 hours investigating, before releasing it was all down to a loose battery terminal!!

I will look into the battery draining issue in the future - but until then, will remain on trickle charge.

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Post #627715 4th Apr 2022 3:15pm
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kyrantaylor



Member Since: 31 Mar 2022
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

Managed to find a set of 5 L405 alloy wheels with good tyres on Facebook for £330!
What a transformation.


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Post #627716 4th Apr 2022 3:19pm
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kyrantaylor



Member Since: 31 Mar 2022
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

The dogs approve.

However after my first outing with them - I decided dogs + cream carpet interior do not mix.

Very lucky to find a matching RR dog guard on Facebook marketplace again for only £50.
The boot liner cost me £20 from eBay.

Now sufficiently dog proof!


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Post #627717 4th Apr 2022 3:21pm
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mjdronfield



Member Since: 04 Nov 2011
Location: Derbyshire
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

That looks cracking mate. I’m not a fan of add on chrome bits either. Re the dog guard, it’s actually a luggage net, but will probably dissuade them from climbing over anyway. You should still be able to use it with the rear seats folded down with it behind the front seats. There should be more hooking points in the roof and a point to clip the retractable cartridge on to, which you should see when the rear seats fold.

Thumbs Up 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8

Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

Post #627721 4th Apr 2022 3:50pm
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dhallworth



Member Since: 10 Oct 2011
Location: Glasgow
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

That looks lovely.

There's something really classy about a completely original, unmodified L322. Especially in the traditional green and cream combo!

I've been through what you have in returning ours to totally original too Smile

Hopefully your battery drain turns out to be something trivial!

David. 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

Post #627722 4th Apr 2022 3:58pm
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Dolphinboy



Member Since: 08 Dec 2009
Location: Bristol
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Atacama Sand

I love green RRs. Mine is same year and colour as yours but aspen interior. It has had a supercharged makeover by previous owner.



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mjdronfield



Member Since: 04 Nov 2011
Location: Derbyshire
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

I do like the cherry wood and ivory combo. Was walnut on my Epsom green TD6… piano black on my 4.4TDV8…. Not wood really…..

Thumbs Up 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8

Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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btiratsoo



Member Since: 12 May 2020
Location: Hampshire
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United Kingdom 2009 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Buckingham Blue

That looks very smart. I like what you did with the bling bits, they just don't suit an L322 if you ask me. Keep up the good work and good luck with the battery drain. Current vehicles:
1943 AEC Matador
1944 Fordson Standard
1982 Land Rover Series 3 88" petrol
1984 Ford 4610
2009 3.6 TDV8 Vogue
2017 CLS Shooting Brake

Post #627734 4th Apr 2022 5:16pm
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vs322



Member Since: 08 Apr 2020
Location: Athens
Posts: 362

Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Neat looking car!

Well done getting rid of the bling. I really love the original look of the early models.

The only thing I would change on them is the side and tail light clusters as I'm a sucker for side markers.

Here are some suggestions of you'd Iike to go that way





And perhaps a light tint on the rear windows...

Nothing off the catalogue, really...

Post #627737 4th Apr 2022 5:32pm
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dhallworth



Member Since: 10 Oct 2011
Location: Glasgow
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

De-blinging seems to be a favourite on here!

I removed all the stick on chrome bits on mine - grill, sidevents, door hands, mirror covers, etc and then removed the chrome side tubes and had the wheels powder coated back to silver.

Here’s a before when it was delivered to me and a now picture Smile

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David. 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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SamThomas



Member Since: 12 Nov 2021
Location: South East
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Baltic Blue

Looks really nice de-blinged.

There is just something about an unmolested L322.

Post #627784 5th Apr 2022 9:16am
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kyrantaylor



Member Since: 31 Mar 2022
Location: North Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epsom Green

Update time:

As expected a few more issues have arisen.
I've been away for a few days, so decided instead of leaving the RR on trickle charge, to just disconnect the battery. Upon reconnecting the battery, starting the car, and turning the wheel lock to lock to remove the warning lights- I am greeted with the daunting message: Air susp inactive.

My driveway is on a slope and at a funny angle - so after being sat for a few days at that strange angle - the suspension seems to be fixed in that position. So the front suspension is much lower than the rear, and the front left is even lower than the right!

Have read many forum posts, watched many youtube videos and am still a bit stumped! It all worked fine prior to disconnecting the battery - so something funny is going on.

The car could do with some new rear disks and pads, as well as the handbrake adjusting. So I have just decided to book the car in with my local Land Rover specialist. Wish my wallet luck!


Here she is looking a bit lopsided!

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Post #628117 8th Apr 2022 5:23pm
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