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    Thread: The everything Land Rover thread.

    1. 05-13-2011 08:49 AM #476





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      05-15-2011 11:36 AM #477
      ^ Sweet, Metberry, Here I am on that same slick rock, last summer.


      This is how the Rover looks currently.




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      06-02-2011 12:59 AM #478
      my buddy got a range rover recently. loved it so much i had to pick up one of my own.

      his: '97 HSE Vitesse edition, 1 of 100 worldwide. previous owner sold it thinking it had a bad transmission, all it needed was a $300 flex plate. he bought it for a $1000.




      i replaced the typical nasty sagging headliner with suede:


      my '97 4.0 SE. also purchased from a fool for $1500. claimed fuel pump was bad. had a clogged fuel filter and was out of gas.


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      06-03-2011 12:43 PM #479
      Quote Originally Posted by 1FastB5 View Post
      my buddy got a range rover recently. loved it so much i had to pick up one of my own.

      his: '97 HSE Vitesse edition, 1 of 100 worldwide. previous owner sold it thinking it had a bad transmission, all it needed was a $300 flex plate. he bought it for a $1000.




      i replaced the typical nasty sagging headliner with suede:
      holy sht thats awesome!

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      06-06-2011 12:46 PM #480
      updated with a few new pictures of mine:


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      06-11-2011 05:40 PM #481


      That is the same as this...correct?

      http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/RTC5870.cfm

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      06-12-2011 07:37 PM #482
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      That is the same as this...correct?
      Looks right to me, did it break out on the trail?
      Thanks for reminding me to pick up a few spares.

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      06-12-2011 10:36 PM #483
      Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeE36 View Post
      did it break out on the trail?



      Want to hear something scary?


      It broke backing out of a normal parking spot.

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      06-13-2011 02:00 AM #484
      My dad would say that was caused by dry steering..... meaning turning the wheel while parked and not moving. Hehe
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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      06-13-2011 08:44 PM #485
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      My dad would say that was caused by dry steering..... meaning turning the wheel while parked and not moving. Hehe
      Never.

      I never even park with my wheels turned a little.

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      06-14-2011 12:31 AM #486
      I think you lucked out. That snapping on the highway would be bad news.

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      06-15-2011 09:54 PM #487
      How are these on the highway?
      What's the REAL (owners viewpoint) reliability of LR's?
      RIP Cosmic TDI

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      06-15-2011 10:01 PM #488
      Loud? But my ac is just having the windows down and the ATs have some noise at speed anyway.

      Mine has been pretty reliable, put on almost 20k on it in the last 18mos. Only thing that has royally pissed me off is a bunch of broken keys. One in the door and one in the ignition tumbler. Key must have been a copy of a copy and they must have been drinking at the factory as my key code isn't tagged to my VIN in the LR computer. So I have feelers out for a new ign key set then I'm gold.

      I changed fluids, new rear brakes and tires and other then that just enjoying it. Enjoying the lack of acceleration, enjoying the horrible gas mileage when it's cold out, enjoying its utter refusal to make it into the parking garage at the airport

      If you're used to older VWs a similar vintage LR won't be too different in the fix it department.
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      06-16-2011 12:28 AM #489
      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      Loud? But my ac is just having the windows down and the ATs have some noise at speed anyway.

      Mine has been pretty reliable, put on almost 20k on it in the last 18mos. Only thing that has royally pissed me off is a bunch of broken keys. One in the door and one in the ignition tumbler. Key must have been a copy of a copy and they must have been drinking at the factory as my key code isn't tagged to my VIN in the LR computer. So I have feelers out for a new ign key set then I'm gold.

      I changed fluids, new rear brakes and tires and other then that just enjoying it. Enjoying the lack of acceleration, enjoying the horrible gas mileage when it's cold out, enjoying its utter refusal to make it into the parking garage at the airport

      If you're used to older VWs a similar vintage LR won't be too different in the fix it department.
      All of my VW's have been very reliable except a B5 Passat...

      When I say "on the highway", I meant to say how do the ride on the highway?

      I'm looking for a highway SUV since I broke my leg, the lowered A4 is harder to get out of and sit in...
      RIP Cosmic TDI

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      06-16-2011 09:59 PM #490
      Drives and handles well but eats gas at speeds over 70-75.
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      06-17-2011 01:42 AM #491
      Cruise under 70 in a P38 or Disco and it's not bad?

      I'm in between a Rover, a M-Class, and a T-reg....
      RIP Cosmic TDI

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      06-17-2011 07:17 PM #492
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW01 View Post
      What's the REAL (owners viewpoint) reliability of LR's?
      This is just for unexpected repairs and stuff that needed done asap. No accessories or add ons.




      That's not counting my last tow or the broken key tumbler. Put the key in the door, turned it, and heard a bunch of metal fall down into the door. Greaaatt.

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      06-17-2011 07:38 PM #493
      so are those all $5 receipts for light bulbs, or are they $500 receipts for rear end rebuilds and transmission parts?

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      06-18-2011 12:03 PM #494
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      so are those all $5 receipts for light bulbs, or are they $500 receipts for rear end rebuilds and transmission parts?
      I know one is in the $800+ range. Radiator was flowing at 30%.


      Most are in the few hundred dollar range..

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      06-18-2011 06:36 PM #495
      I would say sub 70 w regular tires would be fine in my disco.
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      06-19-2011 01:22 AM #496
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      I know one is in the $800+ range. Radiator was flowing at 30%.
      Most are in the few hundred dollar range..
      Don't you drive a Classic?
      I'm looking at P38's and or/ Discos

      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      I would say sub 70 w regular tires would be fine in my disco.
      Hows the MPG's with a "normal" tires and ride quality?
      I haven't rode in one in several years

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      06-19-2011 10:40 PM #497
      I get 16 flat in the summer with the ATs, driving 45-65 to/from work. Drops sub 14 in the winter. I used to hit almost 18 w stock size m&s tires with the same drive.
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      06-20-2011 12:16 AM #498
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW01 View Post
      Don't you drive a Classic?
      I'm looking at P38's and or/ Discos
      Nope

      97 SD. Had a 98 SE7 prior.


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      06-20-2011 01:12 AM #499
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      I know one is in the $800+ range. Radiator was flowing at 30%.


      Most are in the few hundred dollar range..
      yeesh, not cheap!

    25. 06-20-2011 08:30 AM #500
      I drive 700 miles a week in my '98 Disco. I will turn 190k in 2 weeks. It's been 100% more reliable than ANY of my VW commuters

      Rovers are like Volvos. They drive very very well...until they don't. What happens is that they're neglected because folks don't realize anything is wrong...truck drives straight, seems to go and stop well. Then one day they overheat the truck or that tiny clunk from the driveline seems louder. They take it to a shop who may or may not know what they're doing (Dealer or Not) and pay out the arse.

      Anything earlier than '99 is easy to work on and can be fixed in the field with a rock and some tape. Even D2's aren't bad, you just need to know what light means you're screwed and what means nothing.

      I keep the Disco at 65 on my commute (almost entirely rt 95) and get 17mpg. Loaded up with gear on the rack and full of folks and dogs, with the AC on and averaging 70, I got 15mpg even last month.

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