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Sport Sudden shut down. Unable to start.

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by alcarmichael, Jul 6, 2020.

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  1. Mark Piercy

    Mark Piercy Well-Known Member

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    @alcarmichael, any news?
     
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    Probably considering petrol and matches:eek:
     
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    Unfortunately it's a diesel. Even the dimmest investigator might smell a rat....
     
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    You could be clumsy whilst trying to refill a Zippo, (other brands available).
     
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    It was for the lawnmower your Honour. :eek:;):D
     
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    Diesel is just a bit harder to light but it burns very well once it gets going:eek:
     
  7. Mark Piercy

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    Do you think maybe the jump leads were connected the wrong way around by mistake?
    Blown main fuse?
     
  8. alcarmichael

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    Well, everyone was right. I was wrong.

    I don’t have a Zippo but will be buying one shortly.
     
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    Does that mean you know whats wrong with it?.
     
  10. Speckydude

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    Was it the crank then ?
     
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    Got it in one !

    Bitter pill to swallow tho
     
  12. Mark Piercy

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    Come on mate, spill the beans.... What's the outcome?
     
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    Ouch, hate to also say it, sounds like the crank has snapped

    think a recon engine is around 5k
     
  14. alcarmichael

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    Yes, sorry. I didn’t mean to by cryptic. I was following on from the earlier post which stated I am probably looking at setting fire to it.
    It has catastrophic engine failure. Unsure if the crank has snapped or if it’s seized within the engine. As I am hopefully completing on a house purchase next month the car will be a write off.
     
  15. Mark Piercy

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    Thats terrible mate, I feel for you.
    They don't all fail..
    Not knowing the history of the car and also there are modified parts to changed on that engine also.
    Bloody shame..
     
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    Painfull. Better luck with the house.
     
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    Ah, sorry to hear that, have you got room to repair it ?
     
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    I certainly would never buy another. It’s my first introduction to Land Rover. I knew that they weren’t blessed with reliability to say the least but I wanted comfort for all the miles I would spend on the Motorway. I was prepared to spend money to rectify faults as they showed up. I sought out a one owner vehicle with impeccable service history.

    I do not have the time or money to repair. Nor would I want to repair knowing what I now know. It will be sold as is for spares.

    I am amazed that Land Rover have not been reprimanded in some way for this. I know buying a second hand vehicle with no warranty that there are risks but catastrophic engine failure which has been going on for years is unexplainable.

    Surely if this happened in any other industry the brand would be liable.
     
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    Land Rover seem not to give a damn. Sooner or later there will be payback as sales fall as has happened in the past. Hyundai or Kia if you want reliability, Honda has dropped off the top spot.
     
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    We don't seem to have the clout of "Class Actions" that seem so common in the American courts. This is a real shame. Where is the much vaunted EU in getting an EU manufacturer to toe the line then?
     
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