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DrF



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Location: South East
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover SVAutobiography 5.0 SC V8 Orkney Grey
Puncture

Evening all,

Popped out for a takeaway this evening in the L405 and on exit just before I hit the motorway I heard a thump. Stopped to find something hanging out of the tyre, I did think for a moment i had a suspension collapse.

Unluckily for me, it appears someone has lost a track end rod and it ended up thread first into my tyre. Good job it went in the direction it did otherwise a whole world of pain would have ensued if it hit the suspension.

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Next problem, was changing the tyre, so after a lot of crawling around wondering how i was going to jack it up I gave in and called the RAC. Not sure were i would have jacked it if i was brave enough given deployable steps!!

RAC chap had just been to a guy with an L405 and his jack had collapsed whilst trying to change a tyre, so moral of the story is don't try and do it yourself.

So to make matters worse, once the wheel was changed, I set off home and then 2mins later I then got pulled by the Police, just checking to make sure it was my car "apparently lots or Range Rovers being stolen!!, no Sh*t sherlock"

Post #684580 2nd Feb 2024 12:23am
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Alistair



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Shocked I think I'd have done the same - I have zero confidence in the jack

Sound like you need to get food delivered Laughing

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AndyRoo



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It's a shame given all the suspension technology that they didn't go the whole way like Citroen, that way you'd only need to carry a block of wood around if you get a puncture, i.e. raise the car to offroad height, insert said block of wood under jacking point, retract the suspension and offending wheel lifts off the ground. If you combine that with a decent impact driver you'd be able to change a wheel in less than 5 minutes and much less risk of personal injury.

Andy Fuji White 2012 4.4 TDV8 Westmiinster

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AndyRoo



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Scotland 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Fuji White

Hi, replying to my own thread as thought spinning in my head (lots of room I know), anyone know what would happen if you attached a vacuum line to an airspring in place of the presure line ?

Would it in fact retract the suspension if you had the body on stands ?

Could we have stumbled on a bit of a thing here if were possible and marketable, i.e. use some kind of engine generated vacuum supply to retract a suspension leg, or legs ?

Andy Fuji White 2012 4.4 TDV8 Westmiinster

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Gremlin500



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I feel a song coming on…..

🎶 “Three wheels on my wagon, but I’m still rolling along”🎶 Rolling with laughter

Sorry Andy Embarassed “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” -where’s the fun in that?

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fisha



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Don’t think it’d work. Great idea, but I think the air bag would collapse in on itself or around the strut at the front rather than retract its length like a piston. V8 or else ...

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