1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

What did you do with your Range Rover today

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

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. Gunnerhavesome

    Gunnerhavesome Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Posts:
    416
    Likes Received:
    411
    Location:
    Sevastopol, Crimea.
    Since I have been home (as a lot of you know I work away) it's been increasingly difficult to see out of the passenger side window due to the tinting film getting a bit bubbly and rippled as were the rest of the windows except mine. (found out that life expectancy for window film tinting is about 8 years and as I have had the beast 9 years guessing it was on the last legs) and with driving a RHD in a left hook country is a bit iffy at junctions. I found that I was lowering the long haired colonels window to see better and was getting the "look".. you all know what I mean and as it's only going to get a bit chillier here in Russia over the next few months aside from the look decided to take action. So today had all the old film removed and wow what a difference from outside the inside not so much, Never realised how much it hid the inside from the outside looking in even though it wasn't the darkest of tints. So guessing I will get it replaced. It's just amazing what you are used to as the Beast has always had it and now without looks a different car.
     
    Rubberknees likes this.
  2. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    19,533
    Likes Received:
    24,378
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    Mine has tint on the front door windows, presume it's legal as never mentioned at MOT. It's such a marginal tint I'm not really sure why the previous owner bothered with it
     
    Hippo likes this.
  3. Gunnerhavesome

    Gunnerhavesome Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Posts:
    416
    Likes Received:
    411
    Location:
    Sevastopol, Crimea.
    I knew it was a tint and also thought it just marginal and thought the same but now its off!! yes a big difference.
    So you only have it on the front doors?? are you sure its not on the rest also?
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  4. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    19,533
    Likes Received:
    24,378
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    It's on them all i think but i only mentioned the front as that's regulated on the amount of light that must pass thru
     
    Hippo, Rubberknees and Gunnerhavesome like this.
  5. domino

    domino Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Posts:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Ordered her a Gap IID. Jesus they're expensive.
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  6. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Posts:
    39,860
    Likes Received:
    7,121
    Location:
    Near Poitiers SW France
    Not sure any tint is allowed on the front windows here in France, certainly if allowed it is a very light tint, there is a light transmissibility specification.
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  7. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    19,533
    Likes Received:
    24,378
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    In UK i think it's minimum 75% transmission, glass with no tint can be as low as 78% to start with
     
    Hippo likes this.
  8. Scotiawhiskers

    Scotiawhiskers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2021
    Posts:
    482
    Likes Received:
    933
    Location:
    Manchester
    First head re-checked stage 3 (no difference on retorque) and second head now up to stage 3 too.
    Wifey painting rocker covers, I have rocker shafts to re-do as got the rockers swapped over by accident. Clean airbox refitted, PAS and Aircon pumps remounted. Ran out of daylight.
     
  9. Stufer

    Stufer Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Posts:
    715
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    :eek::eek:
    I remember shipping a Toyota Supra Turbo back to the UK from Florida (drove it Canon Ball Run style from Seattle to Florida in 5 days), then flew home and picked it up off ship at Southampton, drove it up M6 to Lancs with 100% blacked out from windows and US plates - Babilon gave me a few hard stares on that trip :eek::cool::D
     
    Grrrrrr and kermit_rr like this.
  10. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    19,533
    Likes Received:
    24,378
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    Best yank car i ever saw over here was a classic cop car going down the M6 all lit up
     
    Hippo and Stufer like this.
  11. Scotiawhiskers

    Scotiawhiskers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2021
    Posts:
    482
    Likes Received:
    933
    Location:
    Manchester
    I knew a guy who had his day job at the paper mill for everyday money and did mechanicking as a sideline to fund his hobby. Used to run the Artful Dodger Coronet on the UK drag scene, Mick Payne. Ton and a half of door slammer, with best times when I knew him just breaking into the mid 7 second bracket. There is a picture of him launching on this thread. https://www.theaccelerationarchive.co.uk/alan_currans/recent_pictures/2006/page_05.html
     
    Grrrrrr likes this.
  12. Scotiawhiskers

    Scotiawhiskers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2021
    Posts:
    482
    Likes Received:
    933
    Location:
    Manchester
    Drained the oil and did some more engine cleaning.
    Tried to sort out the non-functioning rear access. Now think it might be a wiring issue.
    And also gashed the top of my head on the bottom corner of the top tailgate where it hadn't opened fully in the dark,
     
    Rubberknees likes this.
  13. kds

    kds Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Posts:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    937
    Location:
    old,ugly, tired in Lincoln.
    Ouch !!!!!
     
    Rubberknees and kermit_rr like this.
  14. domino

    domino Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Posts:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Took it for a healthcheck. Decided the MOT it passed last month was cleverly dodgy.
     
  15. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    20,019
    Likes Received:
    10,456
    Location:
    Oxfordshireness
    That sounds both bad and expensive..

    Cheers
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  16. marjon

    marjon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2018
    Posts:
    10,191
    Likes Received:
    21,379
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Please share:).

    J
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  17. domino

    domino Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Posts:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Basically all the brake pipes from the middle to rear are shot. OSF shield is badly corroded and is rubbing on the disc, which explains the noise and squeeking I've been getting.
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  18. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    20,019
    Likes Received:
    10,456
    Location:
    Oxfordshireness
    Ouch, do not go to LR stealer for a quote on the brakepipes, they quoted me 1800 quid!!
    They charge for about 8 hours to do the work.

    cheers
     
  19. gold rover

    gold rover Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Posts:
    9,612
    Likes Received:
    7,428
    Location:
    Scotland,
    Took her to garage, so she could pass her MoT :)
     
  20. domino

    domino Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Posts:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Nah, using a specialist. Just waiting on their quote for the other bits too; suspension compressor, exhaust mount and the infamous p040d
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >