Fuming Range Rover owner!

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CharlesElliott

1,450 posts

259 months

Friday 13th May
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Sounds like it overheated and destroyed the engine.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rang...

Ivan stewart

1,527 posts

13 months

Friday 13th May
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parabolica said:
It's always a Range Rover.
Well they do attract a certain type !!

Ivan stewart

1,527 posts

13 months

Friday 13th May
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limpsfield said:
‘Mike Cox? Mike Cox? Has anybody seen Mike Cox?”
He’s looking for his brother in law Mike Hunt !!

Chrisgr31

12,615 posts

232 months

Friday 13th May
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Many years ago a sign appeared outside a local firm saying that a local firm of solicitors were liars and assault their clients. The solicitors took the farmer to court and lost as the farmer proved they had lied and one of the partners had assaulted him! So the solicitors then complained about the sign on planning grounds and an enforcement notice wa served on the farmer. So he moved the sign on to a trailer where it stayed for years.

SmithCorona

167 posts

6 months

Friday 13th May
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I'd love to know the actual detail and hope he can come here and give us the lowdown.

Coolant leaks happen in l405s but often as a result of the rear HVAC and tracing can be a pain if it evaporates quickly.

The warranty (if the full and not 'select') is genuinely pretty bulletproof - though they won't pay for speculative work.

The low mileage in four years is a suprise and maybe they have their reservations. I can do 15k a year easily in my fatty - and I have other cars, and nowhere to actually go.

Also, and I cannot state this enough - they are not unreliable cars.

Fast and Spurious

876 posts

65 months

Friday 13th May
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SmithCorona said:
I'd love to know the actual detail and hope he can come here and give us the lowdown.

Coolant leaks happen in l405s but often as a result of the rear HVAC and tracing can be a pain if it evaporates quickly.

The warranty (if the full and not 'select') is genuinely pretty bulletproof - though they won't pay for speculative work.

The low mileage in four years is a suprise and maybe they have their reservations. I can do 15k a year easily in my fatty - and I have other cars, and nowhere to actually go.

Also, and I cannot state this enough - they are not unreliable cars.
Surprise FFS!

Mikebentley

3,718 posts

117 months

Friday 13th May
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His warranty cost seems high. Mine is a RRS of similar age and with 49k on it. It was Approved Used from a JLR Franchise and my warranty renewal quote was £870 this year.

SmithCorona

167 posts

6 months

Friday 13th May
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Yep, mine have always been similar, 1k give or take a bit (and well used).

Like I said, love to hear the actual detail on this. I wonder if it lacks the FSH required for LR extended and he has been sold a warrantywise or suchlike.

Fast and Spurious said:
Surprise FFS!
???

aaron_2000

5,236 posts

60 months

Friday 13th May
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Sheepshanks said:
I was in a Ford dealer some years ago and a woman sat down in service reception and quietly said she woulld stay there until the issue with her car was sorted. They called the police!
My ST170 developed a fault when it was about 6 months old where it wouldn't rev over 4k and Ford refused to look into it. Eventually it got traded in on a Leon 225 when it was 2 years old. The issue wasn't there anymore when I tracked the car down in 2017 so clearly someone actually bothered to look into it eventually.

SmithCorona

167 posts

6 months

Friday 13th May
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They wouldn't investigate a six month old car that couldn't get to within 1.5k of redline?

Why didn't you just reject it?

5s Alive

546 posts

11 months

Friday 13th May
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Pica-Pica said:
SmithCorona said:
In all fairness the spelling and grammar is good on the wrap. .
That reduces the likelihood of him being a PHer, then.
Ouch! laugh

Sheepshanks

26,766 posts

96 months

Friday 13th May
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Canon_Fodder said:
Sheepshanks said:
I was in a Ford dealer some years ago and a woman sat down in service reception and quietly said she woulld stay there until the issue with her car was sorted. They called the police!
rest of the story please coffee
I don’t know any more - I was picking up my company car from being serviced so was just passing through.

I did own a new Ford many years ago and every encounter with dealers at the time, and I tried a few of them, left me plotting how I could blow the places up.

aaron_2000

5,236 posts

60 months

Saturday 14th May
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SmithCorona said:
They wouldn't investigate a six month old car that couldn't get to within 1.5k of redline?

Why didn't you just reject it?
It was my dads car at the time, I think it was a case of them saying that they didn't know what the fault could be so they never bothered to look. It was a quick replacement for a Subaru that got stolen so I think he was more or less just sick of dealing with cars for a while and put up with it.

Rozzers

825 posts

52 months

Saturday 14th May
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Local colour character into manned security and waste with a wrapped McLaren and a wonky Range Rover.

A definite shoe in on here.

Cold

12,807 posts

67 months

Saturday 14th May
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SmithCorona said:
I'd love to know the actual detail and hope he can come here and give us the lowdown.

Coolant leaks happen in l405s but often as a result of the rear HVAC and tracing can be a pain if it evaporates quickly.

The warranty (if the full and not 'select') is genuinely pretty bulletproof - though they won't pay for speculative work.

The low mileage in four years is a suprise and maybe they have their reservations. I can do 15k a year easily in my fatty - and I have other cars, and nowhere to actually go.

Also, and I cannot state this enough - they are not unreliable cars.
The £2500 he spent on a warranty might have been better put towards investigating the oil cooler and EGR casings. Common enough failure points on the TDV8 to be known about, but still very rare occurrences.
As always with the older cars it can often be more productive taking the cars to a reputable indie.

Byker28i

41,936 posts

194 months

Saturday 14th May
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Canon_Fodder said:
Sheepshanks said:
I was in a Ford dealer some years ago and a woman sat down in service reception and quietly said she woulld stay there until the issue with her car was sorted. They called the police!
rest of the story please coffee
I've done this. Almost 3 year old Mazda 6 handed back from the Mazda/Volvo dealer major service running like it was in limp home mode, basically went around the roundabout and took it back. Service manager refused to talk to us, receptionist was running messages from him saying 'known fault, camshaft gone' so we sat there for 3 hours making it known we weren't going home until he spoke to us...
I passively/ agressively emptied their free coffee machine in that time...

Turned out it was one of the engines with a failed camshaft hardening that needed almost a whole new engine under warranty, but service manager wasn't keen to explain why they signed off the service and handed it back in that state when it was fine when it went in...

Dr Mike Oxgreen

3,777 posts

142 months

Saturday 14th May
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limpsfield said:
‘Mike Cox? Mike Cox? Has anybody seen Mike Cox?”
Hello… is it me you’re looking for?

5s Alive

546 posts

11 months

Saturday 14th May
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Dr Mike Oxgreen said:
limpsfield said:
‘Mike Cox? Mike Cox? Has anybody seen Mike Cox?”
Hello… is it me you’re looking for?
Lionel... is that you?

MrHappy

362 posts

59 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’m assuming he’s since moved the truck as it failed and then passed its MOT yesterday.

TDowney2394

386 posts

102 months

Saturday 14th May
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MrHappy said:
I’m assuming he’s since moved the truck as it failed and then passed its MOT yesterday.
I don’t live far away from the dealer, I’ll go and take a look in a bit