In my new job, people tow caravans. Most of the caravan owners have Kia's and Hyundai 4x4's, but the owner of the biz, and the young lad both have Range Rover sports, and there is a P38 4l that does shunting duties. Now they have a mechanic on staff I've been tasked with sorting out all the vehicular issues. I've already serviced the John Deere tractor, repaired an old Mountfield mower and got a Yugoslavian Massey Ferguson running after a long sleep. Today I was asked to look at the boss man's RR sport, as the electric handbrake was making some horrible noises, as does young lads.
Bosses one is very clean,2.7 diesel bought with FLRSH. HAH!
Spent the best part of an hour chiselling off the stupid chrome caps on the wheelnuts ...WHY DO THEY DO THIS? Put the car into MOUNT mode, and removed EPB fuse. Stripeed off both partially seized rear calipers, then smashed off the discs as the star wheel adjusters were seized. Brake shoe fit kit was rotten,drums full of dust. Got shoes off and both the handbrake arm and wedge adjusters were seized solid. Cleaned everything up and wrestled on the new shoes,popped on new discs and followed the proceedure to set running clearance and set up the self adjusters . Whilst underneath I noted rusty brake pipes, many exposed wiring plugs,rusty chassis,seized spare wheel mechanism and a few other things. Put the wheels back on with the now horrible looking rusty wheel nuts, removed it from Mount Mode, and put it in to Bed In Mode, then took it out on the road to run between 19 and 29 MPH and pull up the EPB switch to come to a complete halt 10 times.
Fuck me ,what a faff, and what a dissapointment to see so many things that put me right off them, because they are bloody lovely to drive. I love driving them, I love the idea of them but the reality is just shit and hassle. I've got it all to do again on Monday..
The P38 is just a nightmare- it's triggers brush and still has a long list of repairs that need done. Wouldn't. I know so many people who swear by LR's products, but when you start asking,the money they've spent is eyewatering.
What's the Massiv's take on these things? worth it?