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Range Rover Roffel - It's All Over Now! Caution: Victim established!

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#1 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:32 PM

The P6 is in the Rover Sanatorium following the biggest oil spill since the Deepwater Horizon, which was caused by changing the 34 year old oil for fresh one.
Again, had I stuck to my initial intention to never change it, this would not have happened, when will I ever learn to trust my gut feelings?
 
The leak was down to a split drain plug washer, so easily fixed, but since the car is there, I wanted some other things to be looked into, but it ran out of petrol,
so I drove up there this afternoon and administered 20 litres of BP's finest and now parts are ordered and it will get swiss cheesised everywhere to inject some goo
and all that sort of rot, in short, it won't be ready until somewhen next week, which leaves me without a car, since the Talbot has left to better pastures, the 405 is
pretty much constantly in use by the Junkwoman and Junkdaughters and the Range Rover hasn't been picked up yet.
 
In midst of all that, I'm rushing from one work meeting to the other, do my tax declaration, apply for a new assignment, nick confidential documentation, answer
courtesy calls from insurance companies due to a comparison website I used, I hardly find time to go to the toilet.
 
Ah, the Range Rover. Yes.
 
Turns out the price I got it for does not include a fresh MoT, with a fresh MoT it'd be 300 more, which I find a tad stiff for an MoT, but since they do their own MoTs
I bet it will cost me 300 there, so I take it away without a fresh MoT, because I'm not stupid and take it to the Rover Sanatorium, because it turns out they use
a LR/RR specialist for all their MoTs and thus I'm guaranteed I'm not fleeced 300 quid for the MoT. It will be a lot more.
 
I could pick up the Range Rover from Keighley tomorrow, since there aren't any work meetings scheduled, because everyone is travelling somewhere and
there is a hurricane hitting Florida, but it turns out Mr Conelrad's Roverama 75 is borked.
The plan is thus to use the 405 to pick up the Range Rover tomorrow while the Junkwoman and Junkdaughter #2 are at an eye examination, be back in time
for whatever other chores the 405 is needed for, which will necessitate abandoning the RR where it breaks down, because I'm getting killed if the car is not
back in time (to put this into perspective, adultery will be punished with merely two smashed knees and a knife in the back), WCPGW, SNAFU, etc.
 
I think I'm doing everything right.


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:36 PM

Apart from breaking up the paragraphs, yes you are. What spec is the P38 again?
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#3 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:38 PM

4.6 HSE with the suspension warning light on.


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1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

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#4 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 08:41 PM

If it's any help, and it won't be because I'll fail, I'm going to get up early tomorrow and see if I can get the Rover to function. 

 

Most of it does. 


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#5 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:12 PM

Does the cigarette lighter work and does the interior light come on?


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1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

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#6 OFFLINE   Conrad D. Conelrad

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:27 PM

Yes to both, so I guess we can sit on my drive and wait for plate tectonics to bring your Land Rover to us.


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#7 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:54 PM

It's a Range Rover, ya bassa.

 

And it's NOT soccer mom!


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 10:59 PM

If all else fails the Sirion (aka The Most Reliable Car in Greater Manchester) can be provided, although it might sully an otherwise interesting collection thread with its dependability. And it probably couldn't tow a Range Rover if* it conked out.


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#9 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:04 PM

Apparently collectionisation shall commence in the morning courtesy of the now miraculously unborked Roverama 75.

 

This is going to go well...


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:05 PM

I hope its yellow.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:07 PM

Yes, Roverama 75 is yellow.


1967 Renault 16 TL............................................now with floor and MoT

1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate.................now with aircon and brakes


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:08 PM

Just don't try ironing it.


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#13 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:10 PM

What?


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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:13 PM

Get a bus.
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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:13 PM

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:50 PM

Get a bus.

 

Can't. Davidfowler has it.


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1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:26 AM

Is the 75 Primrose yellow?



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:57 AM

Every time you buy a car one of Conrad's dies.  1 for 1 so far, when will we ever learn.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 09:03 AM

It's not my fault Conrad doesn't buy the cars I'm telling him to buy.


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1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:11 PM

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The sound of Rover W16.

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The sound of an olden days petrol pump going 'dingdingdingding'.

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The sound of The Archers theme tune.
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:16 PM

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The Range Rover Experience.
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:20 PM

The service history for my Espace looks like that. Sadly some of the big amounts come from my bank account.
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:27 PM

Oh, service history. I assumed petrol receipts.
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:55 PM

could be worse

 

Watched a drew pritchard show last night were he bought a moss covered RRC for £200 because they are worth a fortune. Even in the last couple of years a 3.9 Vogue complete for £200 is a bargain in anyones money but it looks like the MOT was done after they washed it..

 

 

Registration number: G771XOW

 
  • Vehicle make LAND ROVER
  • Vehicle model RANGE ROVER
  • Date first used 31 December 1990
  • Fuel type Petrol
  • Colour Green
 
MOT history of this vehicle
  • Test date 12 February 2016
  • Test Result Fail
  • Odometer reading 82,150 miles
  • MOT test number 9865 0234 2180
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Service brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.C.1a)
    Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.C.1b)
    nearside front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
    offside front Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
    Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
    front Brake pipe excessively corroded ALL PIPES (3.6.B.2c)
    rear Brake pipe excessively corroded All pipes (3.6.B.2c)
    nearside front Seat belt retracting mechanism defective (5.2.5b)
    nearside Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings all body mounts and riggers. (6.1.B.2)
    offside Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings all body mounts and riggers (6.1.B.2)
    rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings body mounts and riggers (6.1.B.2)
    nearside front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
    offside front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
    nearside front Brake pad(s) less than 1.5 mm thick (3.5.1g)
    offside front Brake pad(s) less than 1.5 mm thick (3.5.1g)
    nearside Front wheel bearing has excessive play (2.5.A.3c)
    nearside Rear wheel bearing has excessive play (2.6.2)
    Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault (3.4.1c)
    Power steering inoperative (2.3.3a)
    Vehicle structure excessively corroded within 30cm of towbar mounting (6.6.6)
  • Test date 20 January 2006
  • Expiry date 19 January 2007
  • Test Result Pass
  • Odometer reading 79,649 miles
  • MOT test number 1138 7082 6082

 


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 06:22 PM

Right.

 

It functions perfectly well, everything works as it should except for the SRS light, which it switched on in lieu of the suspension warning light.

Driving it is a dream, honestly, it's a different world. And it is much more economical than people say it is.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

Every time you buy a car one of Conrad's dies.  1 for 1 so far, when will we ever learn.

nail. head.

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:47 PM

That looks like a fine way to travel on road.
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:01 PM

I think there's approx 7 good ones of these in the UK. Hopefully you've found one.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:09 PM

Sw4p 4 S type shaguaur m432?
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

I think there's approx 7 good ones of these in the UK. Hopefully you've found one.

As many as that?


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