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Black Bess



Member Since: 09 Sep 2013
Location: Lincolnshire
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Fascinating information. I will remember that in case I come across a similar problem.

Thanks very much.
Adam..

Post #426156 Tue Jun 03 2014 1:54pm
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Lew White



Member Since: 08 Dec 2009
Location: Adelaide
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Australia 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Interestingly enough, for what it's worth, with my first RRS (2008 / 2.7 TDV6 ) I asked the dealer here (in Adelaide, SA) when in for a srevice to do a 5 way rotation of my wheels, as the spare had never been used and the other 4 had been on the car since new. I cannot remember the kilometres travelled, but there was still ample tread left on the road tyres. All wheels were matching.

When I went to pick up the car they said they wouldn't do the rotation to include the spare as the difference in diameter between that and the other tyres was too great and it would cause the gearbox some grief. They went on to relate some horror stories customers have had by running odd size or uneven tyres on vehicles. Now I was somewhat horrified at that! My next set of tyres were bought as a set of 5, and I embarked on a 5,000km 5 way rotation policy.

When I bought my current RRS (2013 SDV6, fitted with the steel rimmed spare) I immediately purchased another wheel to match the road wheels and still rotate my tyres every 5,000 kms. The steel wheel is kept as an emergency only.

Lew.

Post #426210 Wed Jun 04 2014 2:43am
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stevepen



Member Since: 07 Jun 2014
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One of them is an Acellera. I'd quickly get rid of that one!

Post #427112 Fri Jun 13 2014 7:12pm
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normark



Member Since: 17 Sep 2013
Location: hampshire
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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

Hi Do you think this could be the problem I am having at the moment with my RRS Ive just had 4 new tyres on at main dealers now a week later Im getting a transmision fault flash up saying Ive lost some gears,
no first gear now and really hard work to pull away

Post #431082 Sun Jul 20 2014 10:05pm
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shadrack



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Location: north east
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are they the oem size tyres

Post #431766 Sun Jul 27 2014 10:54pm
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normark



Member Since: 17 Sep 2013
Location: hampshire
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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

The tyres were replaced with exactly the same make tyres that come off. I checked they were all the same and they were. the night we were travelling home when the transmission warning flashed up we managed to get back to our place, in the morning I was worried how I would get through town to the garage but started up and it must have righted itself because its been perfect since.
my ignition light which stayed on longer than it should was a alternater problem which they renwed on warrenty.
so hopefully alls ok now

Post #431812 Mon Jul 28 2014 6:49pm
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Bill Portland



Member Since: 01 Feb 2017
Location: Dorsetshire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Orkney Grey

Very useful post and thread Thumbs Up

Post #520840 Tue Mar 14 2017 10:28am
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Paulsinhis30s



Member Since: 12 Jan 2018
Location: Wiltshire
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Zambezi Silver

Hopefully another useful addition to this post.

I had this issue appear out of nowhere a week ago and came across this thread while trying to diagnose it. I have 4 matched tyres, with fairly even wear so was initially worried that I was totally screwed......but then on a hunch i decided to double check tyre pressures.

These things must be very sensitive, front OS tyre was 9psi below the other front one,(slow puncture). Got it repaired and back up to the right pressure - gearbox operation returned to normal.

Worth a double check before rolling your RRS to the stealer!

Post #552082 Thu Mar 22 2018 11:18pm
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kernowkid66



Member Since: 04 Apr 2018
Location: Kernow
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Nara Bronze

Wow. I had exactly this when I had to drive home using the emergency replacement wheel. It was driving me bonkers. It would go up the box until around 4th then would red-line the revs until I shifted the gear lever over to the left and back again, it then changed up.

Great detective work, Paul.

Post #553345 Fri Apr 06 2018 8:16pm
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Bladerunner



Member Since: 30 Apr 2018
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Santorini Black

I had a very similar problem with my last X5, I changed the wheels from the standard 19's to a set of 20's, All was fine until the traction control was kicking in on perfectly dry roads and only when leaving a roundabout and peeling off to the left, I could not fathom out the reason for this happening but on doing a bit of research on BMW forum i found out that the rolling diameter of the wheels/tyres had a significant effect on the transfer box, On Measuring all four wheel/tyre diameters i found a big difference in one of the front wheels. This difference was enough to wind up the transfer case to the point that had i not changed back to my standard 19" wheels and tyres then i would have been looking for a new transfer case and front differential. All was peachy when back on the standard wheels, This was also an eye opener for my BMW trained indie mechanic who had never come across this before.

Post #556272 Sat May 12 2018 3:03pm
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