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fistofsteel

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39 posts

29 months

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Tuesday 15th January 2013 quote quote all
The wife's range rover failed to start and was relayed to the local main dealer (her idea, not mine) with a knackered alternator. Four year old V8 diesel vogue. Got the message today that the new alternator was £230 (at least reasonable) but required SIX HOURS' LABOUR AT NEARLY A HUNDRED AN HOUR!

For the love of the sweet baby Jesus, how on earth can it take the best part of a day to change an alternator? Or are they, as I suspect, putting their arm in?

camel_landy

2,142 posts

68 months

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Tuesday 15th January 2013 quote quote all
Best way to access it is from underneath and you need to remove a load of the cooling system too...

Takes a few hours, not sure about 6hrs though.

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thinfourth2

30,139 posts

89 months

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Tuesday 15th January 2013 quote quote all
Is that the engine where to change the cambelt they have to lift the body off

mb2000

16 posts

35 months

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Tuesday 15th January 2013 quote quote all
hi Land Rovers repair time for a alternator replacement on a RHD TDV8 Range Rover is (dependent on VIN range) between 3.40 & 3.50 hrs.

vjj

569 posts

124 months

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Saturday 19th January 2013 quote quote all
Reason is the Alternator is water-cooled - try an independent - the parts costs will be a bit less but the labour will be a lot less.

Might I ask why you didn't take out the extended warranty?


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C Lee Farquar

1,127 posts

101 months

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Saturday 19th January 2013 quote quote all
I didn't think the V8 diesel alternator was water cooler, just a pig to get to?

mb2000

16 posts

35 months

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Saturday 19th January 2013 quote quote all
The TDV8 alternator is not water cooled.
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