Stupid maintenance requirements

Stupid maintenance requirements

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Quisling

Original Poster:

539 posts

3 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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landrover discovery and Rangerover spppooorrrrtttaahhhhhhhh

You have to remove the body to change the turbo

What other bloody stupid things out there in fixing land?

Leon R

1,437 posts

60 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Removing the wheel to change a bulb springs immediately to mind.

Looking at you Renault Megane.

TinyMonster

171 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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F50 clutch change still makes me smile.


ruggedscotty

3,218 posts

173 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Quisling said:
landrover discovery and Rangerover spppooorrrrtttaahhhhhhhh

You have to remove the body to change the turbo

What other bloody stupid things out there in fixing land?
lots im afraid - as the average joe got brighter and more able to some diy then it becomes a fight to stop him and get that car into a dealer for work...

electric parking brakes requiring to be connected to a marque PC to enable it to be reset ? makes those rear pads or disc changes even more complicated.

Having to code anything onot your car, change a battery... need to code it... and the like.

Oh and my pet hate is headlights that need air intakes stripped out to get in and about them...


everything they can think on to force you to take it in for repair lol..

Every day a journey

390 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I can't remember which of the V8 Ferraris (might have been the 348) was an engine out job to do the belts which needed doing at ridiculously short intervals.

Every day a journey

390 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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TinyMonster said:
F50 clutch change still makes me smile.

WOW!!!!

I bet that's not cheap!


21st Century Man

35,317 posts

212 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I greased my Kingpins yesterday, it's a 2003 vehicle. But seeing some of the other posts I guess twenty or so minutes with a jack and a grease gun is nothing really.

plasticpig

12,300 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Which Discovery? You certainly don't have to for a Disco 3 or 4. Land Rover may say you have to but there are independents who can do it without taking the body off.


RizzoTheRat

20,536 posts

156 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Leon R said:
Removing the wheel to change a bulb springs immediately to mind.

Looking at you Renault Megane.
I think that beats the Citroen ZX where you have to take a wheel off to change the horn.


TinyMonster

171 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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21st Century Man said:
I greased my Kingpins yesterday

21st Century Man

35,317 posts

212 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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TinyMonster said:
21st Century Man said:
I greased my Kingpins yesterday
It involved nipples and lots of pumping too.

Krikkit

21,008 posts

145 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Quisling said:
landrover discovery and Rangerover spppooorrrrtttaahhhhhhhh

You have to remove the body to change the turbo

What other bloody stupid things out there in fixing land?
Nothing wrong with it when you actually look how it's done - the body-off procedure is quite straight-forward and leaves you masses of room to properly sort the engine out.

In the end the job is probably quicker than if you tried to leave the body on and engineer a postbox fix like a lot of modern cars.

p.s. Spowwwttaaaaahhhh wink

TinyMonster

171 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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21st Century Man said:
It involved nipples and lots of pumping too.

Johnnytheboy

22,007 posts

150 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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On a minor level, the high level brake light on a Peugeot Partner van is held in place by two screws. Remove these and it just pulls away from the door.

Except it doesn't because then you have to break your finger and feed it in through a tiny access hole to lever off a plastic clip without snapping it.

Given that the two screws are doing a great job of holding the light assembly in place, the hidden clip is just Gallic sadism.

Lotobear

3,027 posts

92 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Lotus Evora - rear clam/body off and engine out to change a clutch

TurboHatchback

3,929 posts

117 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Audi V8/V10 timing chains. For some reason they decided that the back of the engine was the best place for them, that they should be fearsomely complicated and that long life oil change intervals were a good idea.

One of the things I used to really like about my landcruisers was the absence of this sort of silliness. A cambelt change required no special tools whatsoever and took about 30 minutes on the driveway. Changing bulbs was just a matter of reaching in and swapping them over, about 30 seconds with no loss of skin or sense of humour whatsoever.

Limpet

4,473 posts

125 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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TurboHatchback said:
Audi V8/V10 timing chains. For some reason they decided that the back of the engine was the best place for them, that they should be fearsomely complicated and that long life oil change intervals were a good idea.
A BMW speciality as well.

The spinner of plates

14,939 posts

164 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Every day a journey said:
TinyMonster said:
F50 clutch change still makes me smile.

WOW!!!!

I bet that's not cheap!
pfft, so they'd have you believe - just slide the overlaps and a pair of 19mm joining nuts & bolts either side right?

PH User

17,412 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Leon R said:
Removing the wheel to change a bulb springs immediately to mind.

Looking at you Renault Megane.
That depends which generation of Megane that you are looking at. Some are very easy to change bulbs.

Bennet

1,462 posts

95 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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ruggedscotty said:
lots im afraid - as the average joe got brighter and more able to some diy then it becomes a fight to stop him and get that car into a dealer for work...
I'd be amazed if designers have genuinely been tasked with making cars more difficult to perform home maintenance on.