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The Thousand Pound Range Rover , tell me how bad an idea it is


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#211 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:34 AM

Of course not :D , even if I put another £1000 in it it's still only £3000 in a 2 owner car with suspension and gearbox already fixed which is the same as renting a golf for 10 months

Spoke to the engine seller an hour ago, I can tell he's genuinely surprised it's turned out like this , he's got another M57 engine so at the moment it's looking like this one is going back in a box in exchange for the other one as long as we can work the logistics out

Would love to watch Yodel lob that parcel over the garden fence.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:42 AM

What about this with a borked gearbox?  I'm sure the remains will be worth something especially if you've got an old chevette engine you could drop in it.

 

https://www.gumtree....ault/1278168760

 

 

Just rung him, it smokes a bit on starting if it's been left for a while but clears then revs with no smoke but 124k is a typo , it's done 224k :(

 

Drives about 20 miles until it gets warm then loses drive , he's looking for offers around £600



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

Fuck that

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 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

that's what I thought :D



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

Just rung him, it smokes a bit on starting if it's been left for a while but clears then revs with no smoke but 124k is a typo , it's done 224k :(
 
Drives about 20 miles until it gets warm then loses drive , he's looking for offers around £600


Apologies if this seems like a numpty idea... have you considered rebuilding one of the engines? Are the costs of parts and labour off-putting?

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:19 PM

I am currently contemplating which is the winner in the bad idea stakes, this or Panhard's 500 quid roller. Time will tell.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:31 PM

Does the Roller have a functioning engine? ;)


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:31 PM

I am currently contemplating which is the winner in the bad idea stakes, this or Panhard's 500 quid roller. Time will tell.

 

 

Buying any Range Rover out of manufacturer warranty is a risk if it's 3k or 30k , if I find a good engine worst case for me is 3k in a 4k car .

 

I'm now looking for another engine as the one I was looking at from the same seller doesn't exist, managed to get hold of him, ebay re listed it automatically , good news is he's giving me my money back when i take it back so at least that's something.

 

Imagine how dull life would be if we all rented Fiat Panda's at £99 a month


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:39 PM

Just rung him, it smokes a bit on starting if it's been left for a while but clears then revs with no smoke but 124k is a typo , it's done 224k :(

 

Drives about 20 miles until it gets warm then loses drive , he's looking for offers around £600

 

 

It's scrap.


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#221 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:17 PM

That's what I thought

 

If I'd paid £2500 for the RR and was in this position I'd be really pissed off but as long as I can find a good engine I'm still on for the win



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:02 PM

Apologies if this seems like a numpty idea... have you considered rebuilding one of the engines? Are the costs of parts and labour off-putting?

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I have suggested this , £500 for another engine plus  £500 to swap it gives me £1000 to play with on this one , though Steve thinks the original engine is a better candidate as no dink dink dink just down on one cylinder, I'd have 5 injectors to sell plus EGR and any other bits, head, wiring loom,sensors, alternator, starter, this engine was pretty complete bar the turbo

 

I think Steves worry is it's got to come out to rebuild it so if he puts more hours into stripping it and it turns out to be knackered that's more money down the tubes / towards his (getting more long haul by the week) summer holiday :D



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

Thanks Andy , I've requested to join

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:17 PM

He wants £800 for the engine with 150k on it

Sent this guy a message

https://www.gumtree....ring/1278023168

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

He wants £800 for the engine with 150k on it

Sent this guy a message

https://www.gumtree....ring/1278023168

 

God, that 330d is nice. The owner must be gutted that the gearbox packed in.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

Arrrghh FFS, we have borked Rangie and before we get to a picture of it, we get to see a borked 3 series.

Was looking for some piccys of two engines 'side by side' on the deck mid swoppage. GLWSAGE so we get to see the finished article.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

Jesus, now looking at rang rovers.. FFS


That's the best thing to do, keep looking, your problems only really start when you buy one.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:39 PM

I've found a M57 group on faceache , they seem to be based in Eastern Europe somewhere but thankfully switch to English without google translate so I can understand them.

Opinion seems to be it's an injector issue so they've advised to get them all out and get them tested so I've decided, no more engines , this one is stopping in, I'm prepared to risk a few more quid on testing the injectors then it's on eBay for 2k Ono once it starts snowing so snow tax applies

If this one doesn't work out I will be buying another as just a drive round the block was enough to convince me I really like them and your a long time dead, it's only money etc etc
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