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. domino

    domino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Posts:
    1,499
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Can't help but think UnderPigeon.
     
    gold rover likes this.
  2. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Posts:
    11,735
    Likes Received:
    2,582
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire, UK. ('95 DT)
    Filler plug should be a female Torx. You cannot have wrecked that?!
     
    gold rover and RangeRoller dt like this.
  3. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2018
    Posts:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    1,596
    Location:
    Trapped inside my head @ LZ asylum
    Yesterday ^^^ :oops: Must have done it up tight like a loon last time. Got good T55 bit, rounded not coming out.

    Old posts state :
    1) “tap out with chisel then replace with square type” - JM
    2) “JB weld my torx bit in there then try” - Neilly.

    I’m up for suggestions :)
     
  4. Grrrrrr

    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2012
    Posts:
    11,735
    Likes Received:
    2,582
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire, UK. ('95 DT)
    Only thing I can think is Plusgas and try to tap it round with a punch.
     
    RangeRoller dt likes this.
  5. Kev12

    Kev12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Posts:
    752
    Likes Received:
    324
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Chisel would be my approach, or weld a nut to it
     
    RangeRoller dt likes this.
  6. Bix

    Bix Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,072
    Likes Received:
    182
    Location:
    Shrewsbury
    That must've been in there hench tight. The Rovers at work use T55 on the gearbox and never had one round, and that includes when we let the gbangers give it a try. :eek:
     
  7. RangeRoller dt

    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2018
    Posts:
    4,761
    Likes Received:
    1,596
    Location:
    Trapped inside my head @ LZ asylum
    No welder :(

    It sorta twists out as you turn it, won’t stay in. Breaker bar job too tight for 1/2” ratchet

    Need a replacement before smashing it out. I am good at smashing things :rolleyes:
     
  8. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    2,321
    Likes Received:
    1,097
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    Coolant hose arrived, job for tonight!!
     
  9. gold rover

    gold rover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Posts:
    5,809
    Likes Received:
    3,039
    Location:
    Scotland,

    Wreck it Ralph images.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
    Grrrrrr and RangeRoller dt like this.
  10. hef19898

    hef19898 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Germany
    Had to take an appointment at the local stealership to get an oil change after the last one, done by the previous owner at an independent Land Rover "expert", resulted in the use of tue wrong oil (5Wsomething) and plug tightened too much at engine, gearbox and transfer case to be removed by myself. Also learned the hard way that independent garages in Germany are wetting their pants by the mere thought of touching british cars...
     
  11. Henry_b

    Henry_b Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    Posts:
    7,302
    Likes Received:
    4,925
    Location:
    Herefordshire'
    VR1 20w50 for the V8
     
    hef19898 likes this.
  12. hef19898

    hef19898 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Germany
    Yeah, and even the handbook says 15W40... independent expert garage my ass! We'll see what the stealership proposes... Kind of ironic that I managed everything by myself so far except painting and fail at a simple oil change!
     
  13. Datatek

    Datatek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Posts:
    33,089
    Likes Received:
    1,868
    Location:
    Near Poitiers SW France
    The don't like Range rovers or disco's in France either.
     
  14. hef19898

    hef19898 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Germany
    Funny, isn't it? Me, an untrained amateur, can do almost everything in my driveway. And trained professionals are refusing to touch them. Best excuse I heard so far was "we don't even know if oil filters are available". It's either an opportunity or a sad situation or both, not sure yet. Good thing I gonna treat me with a brand new Evoque for the two days they keep my Classic in the workshop. No idea how poor I gonna be after that exactly, just hoping they don't kill my gearbox in the process!
     
  15. marjon

    marjon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2018
    Posts:
    3,621
    Likes Received:
    2,725
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Fired up the beast today.
    Not been run for a while a month at least, not on the stops:). Left door open while she warmed up closed door and straight up to normal can’t complain at that. Took for a quick spin and grin factor:D:D.
    She is going to be relegated to a day outside tomorrow as got to work on the 322s compressor, now I have all the parts:)

    J
     
    RangeRoller dt and hef19898 like this.
  16. marjon

    marjon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2018
    Posts:
    3,621
    Likes Received:
    2,725
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Hope you take it back covered in mud:D:D:D

    J
     
    hef19898 likes this.
  17. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    2,321
    Likes Received:
    1,097
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    Got the old coolant hose off, new one 2/3 on! Can't for the life of me get it connected to the thermostat. Not going to get chance to look at it again until next week now
     
  18. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    2,321
    Likes Received:
    1,097
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    The stealer will say whatever is in the handbook, regardless of whatever may or may not be good
     
  19. hef19898

    hef19898 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Germany
    Well, I'll be already happy with 15W40 and plugs I can remove myself 5,000 km from now. That and hopefully an intact gearbox!
     
  20. hef19898

    hef19898 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Germany
    Will do my utmost! Depends on the weather, so...
     
    marjon likes this.
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >