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L322 High Discharge from Battery and loud bang

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by JeffC, May 18, 2018.

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  1. JeffC

    JeffC New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a Series 11A petrol but converted to 1991 LR diesel , 1985 Janspeed Turbo Classic, 1987 offroad Classic, 2001 P38 4.6 and 2004 L322
    I have been a member since 2014 but only posted once previously. However LZ 'experts' have resolved many issues for me by just reading previous Threads.
    I bought and imported a very low mileage L322 from Japan over year ago. I have replaced/converted the Japanese sound system, TV and Sat Nav with BMW UK versions. Everything has been working well and as it should except one of the original keys not working remote. So this week I tried to reset it by using the method described several times on Landy Zone threads. This did not work with the second key. But since then when either key is inserted into ignition lots of strange system noises and when the ignition is turned on there are loud bangs that appear to come from the rear base speaker.
    There is also a very large discharge/drain on the battery. I have used 2 good batteries but both go flat very quickly.
    The car will start but then there is a loud buzzing noise. I think it is from the rear base speaker behind the nearside rear removable trim panel.
    Any help please?
     
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    hi

    just a thought , have u had the alternator tested ??
     
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    Have you checked for moisture in the rear near side electronics cupboard ?
    I would start by tracing the discharge with an ammeter and removing the fuse, I think that will lead to your problem.
    The key problem may not be related but coincidence
     
  4. JeffC

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    Thanks, I had not thought of that because when car is running all systems 'appear' to be working... The alternator is charging ..... But will get it tested later today.
     
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    Hi, Thanks for that suggesting, could easily be a coincidence but it did seem so specific that I thought it might be a known fault that I had not heard about (this is my first L322 ) so I wanted to check with you experts on Landy Zone first. Yes the R/N electronics cupboard is dry but that is were the drumming/ thumping sound on start up is coming from, also the buzzing sound when running is coming from there. Thanks I will trace the discharge and remove fuse.
    Another coincidence .... I have just returned from self catering apartment in Spain and have spent the last 10 days eating chicken... could that be holiday chicken ????
     
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    I have really bad news for you






    You're gonna fit right in here

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    I'm sorry I can't answer your question (far too modern for me) but am impressed by your fleet of LR's, especially the Classics ;)
    What do you think of the Janspeed compared with the '87 ?
     
  8. JeffC

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    Hi gold rover ... Thanks for the comment... glad you think "I am gonna fit right in" .. Yes it probably is bad news, but not just for me.
    At least I have the benefit of reading ' You senior members posts' .. Nothing worse than an argumentative grumpy old man like me..
    So maybe the really bad news is for you ... But at least we are starting off with a HUG
     
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    Hi norseman,
    Cant really compare the two. I bought the 1985 in the early 1990's it was originally prepared from new for a titled Gent. It was first registered on December 28th 1985 (who on earth did that when 3 days later it would have been on paper a year younger) I am told he needed it for New Year shot at Sandringham. It was very modified not only had Turbo Mod but very different upgraded suspension with triple coils and upgraded dampers.. Its was known as a pre-vogue and I suppose comparable with an Overfinch today although it did not have any body kit and looks like a standard RR Classic. I suppose without looking underneath at the suspension the only visible difference is the large single 'torpedo' exhaust
    and a small Janspeed badge on rear tailgate.
    I use to love driving this vehicle and it was extremely fast but needed three lanes on motorway when it was really 'gunned' That is actually an exaggeration but it did wander and need fighting even when the steering was relatively new. As the vacuum pressure gauge rose the fuel gauge went down.. If RR are thirst now this beast need a fuel tanker following it...

    The 87 is a Dog and hand painted in Mat Black ( we call it The Stealth) but has a lot of offload kit including 4 inch risers, dislocating suspension, sump, gearbox, diff guards and side rock crawlers. It has a roof rack light kit and extra grill lights and a bonnet body kit with additional lights.Also front electric remote winch..
    To be quite honest they are both very 'tired' now and need a lot of TLC both sit in my field in Cornwall..I regret not looking after the 85 better.. but life is full of regrets... They are both future "Projects" of mine, after the galvanised chassis rebuild on LR 11a ...
    I will never get round to it but life is boring without Dreams and Aspirations.. So they will sit in the field while I promise myself I will get round to doing them one day..

    Now the P38 is very low mileage and a very good example of a 2001 and the l322 I imported from Japan looks almost new. I must say the 322 is my least favourite as a model, but to be honest it is the best to drive by a long margin..
    Nice chatting with you.
     
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    Cinco de Mayo rear hang over.

    Agree with pulling stereo related fuses until noise is gone, then reinstalling until current drain is found. Sound like the RR has a wire or component grounding out.
     
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    I don't do hugs, ask the other inmates what happens if people try to hug me

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    You don't fool me... is that a picture of a Karaoke Pig singing " I will always Love You "
     
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    Ok Im bored now. I did the nice thing and it just encourages people.
    Good luck finding whatever the issue is with your vehicle.
     
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    Wow that must have been some ****-up, you still got hang over from May 5th.. Napoleon 111... We beat his Great Uncle but had a rubber boot named Wellington and a London Station named Waterloo instead of annual **** up.I like your celebrations better..
    Incidentally he died in Chislehurst Kent fairly close to my "New Friend" from today Holidaychicken
     
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    Sorry to bore you.. just trying to "fit right in" I will probably be gone for months or even years after this thread but I expect our paths will cross sometime in the future. Incidentally thanks for your nice welcome to the site. I really did enjoy the banter
     
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    Whilst that type of , passive aggressive, attempt at guilt tripping, comment may have the effect you wish , with others. Personally I don't care. .
    Yes , you were boring me. I try always to remember there are real people at the other side of the screen and only wish others would do the same. Would you talk nonsense about hugs and "i will always love you" to someone who had spoken approx 3 sentences to you, in real life? Especially when one of those three sentences was to give you a polite, hint to back off?
    I gave you the brush off but was polite enough to also wish you well with your issue. Maybe this time you will realise I am a real person, I do not know you, nor you me, so stop pushing it. One amusing comment, because I found one comment of yours amusing, does not a best buddy make.



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