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What did you do with your Range Rover today

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Dopey, Oct 24, 2012.

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  1. Mark Piercy

    Mark Piercy Well fumbled member.... Full Member

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    Reeeeaaaalyyo_O
     
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  2. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    The only thing I have against twin axle is if you have to manhandle it around in a tight space it is an utter pain. You have to wind the jockey wheel up until the first axle clears the ground and it is heavy because of the extra axle. Not bad when I was under 50 but post-50 it became hard-work. If there's 2 of you or you have space to manouvre or you're young and strong it isn't an issue. That said, if I was towing a car I'd have twin axle every time.
     
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  3. Salisbury Nick

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    Tree Surgery!
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    I might be tempted to put a blanket on the chain. Might just save your rear window if something lets go.
     
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    Did something similar the other week before the fencing project but I used a heavy strap on the Rhododendrons .;) the buddleias were less of a problem as they weren't so deeply rooted..
     
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    Isn't that a rope :)
     
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    Anything that can store energy and let it go. Wire is bad or rope but tree roots are springy and even chain has some elastic movement.
     
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    What like Clarkson with his log brake that went through back window in Africa:D
     
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    Saw a steel rope snap down pit many years ago. Hit a poor bloke between the eyes. Fractured his skull whipped one eyeball out and blinded him in other. Right mess it was.
     
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    MoT passed, just a rear brake calliper, two front brake pipes and a front suspension arm. Looking forward to another twelve months trouble free motoring :D.
    Tricky :cool:
     
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    I did worry about that too - but not enough not to have a go. The Budleia was OK - but a tiny thin little Sloe tree hidden in the Budleia broke the rope! Twice!
     
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    I have been having some fun pulling fencing posts and wire fencing out too! That was even more like Clarksons log brake...!
     
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    Nevermind!
     
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    Removed window switch pack from project car, opened it up, removed the front right switch, cleaned the blister & PCB contacts, reassembled now working :D
     
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    Tried any fixes? I managed to get some mini micro switches to work but had to trim down the legs of the upstand slightly.
     
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    Never found the need, the existing switches work fine after the contacts are cleaned.
     
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    I know it's boring but..
    Got in it...turned the key...drove 90 miles... Did beer...drove home... Took the key out...had more beer...
    Just like owning a real car..
     
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    It is a real car but much more invested in many ways:D
     
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    So, early start today as after being away for six months arrived home yesterday and needed to get the beast out today. Checked all the fluids and a quick visual inspection, right hand front a bit soft but no issue. Battery on Turned the key and as always first crank away it went that lovely V8 growling into action. Left the door and tailgate open while I got out the compressor and put some air in the tyre and then topped off the rest. Now the time for truth, closed the tail gate and hit the wade height level on the suspension leaving the window open closed the door and stood back to watch that beauty of motion lift straight up and off the axel stands to full height perfectly. Big smile on face climbed in reset all the widows and sunroof drove to the nearest fuel station and topped off the tank with 82 litres of 95 for the princely sum of £31 so drove off from the with an even bigger smile. Oh the joys of owning a V8 in Russia.
     
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