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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. Jon Dor

    Jon Dor Well-Known Member

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    So did my kn0b :~}
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    That wasn't running right then. Properly running diesel is sprightly enough but it doesn't drive like the v8
     
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    Can’t judge them all on his dads £40 scrapper. Mine sure :D but not all. The one enthusiastman had for 4 hrs was quite nice. If you ask him he’ll tell you about it :eek: or if you don’t :p
     
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    No you're quite right, it was silly of me to say that when my entire p38 diesel driving experience was on that craper! I do love the v8's though... that burble and torque
     
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    Quite right
     
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    Gottschalk Well-Known Member

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    Oy! Me tratterer is me life! (pig in back not optional!!) :D
     
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    I bought my 2000 DHSE with full Landy main dealer service history and was BITTERLY disappointed with it's towing performance. In a previous thread I said I spent over £2000 with Jeremy J Fearn to seriously "up" the performance. Fuel economy was then unacceptable, so I bought my first AUDI 8 Quattro Sport, that I had remapped by ProDrive and got virtually twice as far on fuel whilst towing. To give that context, my 2000 4.6 LPG tows exceptionally, but again, is an exceptionally thirsty bastid !
    I STILL LOVE IT THOUGH...puts a smile on my face every time I drive it! ¦~}
     
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    Mark Piercy Well fumbled member.... Full Member

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    Remember, range rovers are designed to waft along in ignorance of the rest of the world... Albeit it slow or without distancing or indication of a change in direction. We'll, some of them that is...
    Mines tuned and returns around 30mpg on the motorway ay 70 fully loaded. It's around the 168bhp mark. It's a good balance for me i think. :)
     
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    Don't get me wrong Mark, I loved the DHSE, but I was doing upwards of 80,000 miles annually when living in Cornwall. I towed the caravan to save on hotel bills, so the DHSE was waaaay too expensive to run IN THAT ROLE.
     
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    Jeez, thats à whole different kettle of fish Mike. I agree, unless your salary could account for that expense!!! :eek:
     
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    The diesel is preferable to the fragile V8 if you actually want to use it without emptying your wallet on petrol and slipped liners.
     
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    3.5 v8 which I'm slowly working on for the series is preferable to both! V8 low grunt and growl with non of the above issues.

    However I'd rather take my chances on a v8 than live with a doosil in a p38. The v8 is kinda one of the main reasons to own any rangie imo.
     
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    Fine if the car is a toy. Gas guzzling unreliable heap of crap otherwise. The BMW diesel is not the best engine in th world, but with good maintenance it will go for 250K miles no problem. No chance of that on the ancient V8.
     
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    But but but 4 engines later and you'll hit 250k in test runs alone :eek:
     
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    Totally untrue, with proper servicing (oil and filter every 2.5k) the venerable v8 can be just as bulletproof and reliable. Cams and followers get eaten when changes are scrimpt on.
    I agree, and that will be what the series is to me.
    The main clientele that the Rangie were aimed at wouldn't of thought twice about the fuel costs, they are all 2nd/3rd hand and more now so obviously cost to owners such as ourselves is an obvious thought to that.
    Trouble is landrover did the same to the vm in the classic, compared to the v8 it was shìt, no grunt right down low, but some people like them, apparently the same is true with the 2.5 but not for me thanks
     
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    I would add, with actual (relatively) modern diesels nowadays being so tuneable (in my experience the td5) the only reason to go v8 is for the love and passion for that engine! Which is more than enough of a reason for myself and many others! :)
     
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    I cashed-in my life insurance policy and got V8 Performance to top-hat and fully rebuild my 4.6 Thor. They put a different cam in to give better mid-range torque too. Great when towing and less gear changes!
     
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    Fantastic! And may I add, an inspiration! :) you only live once, we may as well enjoy the short time we have here!!
     
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    Yup! Followed my heart, not my head. Regretted the decision a good few times, but regret evaporates at the turn of the key...assuming it starts of course! Hahaha!
     
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