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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Remember, despite what is says on the tailgate, the 2.7 is not a Sports car, it’s an SUV - if you want sports car performance and handling buy a sports car or look for a Supercharged RRS. The 2.7 though is a great long distance cruiser rather than a GT and it’s pretty dammed good offroad too, unlike any X series BMW, Audi SQ or Merc ML 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV on order for April delivery, bye bye Land Rover after 21 years and 11 LR products..... all because you won’t give me reassurance that should my SDv6 crankshaft break because of a design fault, not MY fault, but the engine builders fault - it will be replaced for free.
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, but not for much longer........
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #544251 Thu Dec 28 2017 5:31pm
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CSC



Member Since: 25 Dec 2017
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Thanks for the thoughts and opinions folks...much appreciated!

Will certainly consider a nice low mileage example with a full service history.

Will see what turns up.

Thanks once again.


Last edited by CSC on Sat Dec 30 2017 8:29pm. Edited 1 time in total

Post #544281 Thu Dec 28 2017 10:53pm
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d-9



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Disco_Mikey wrote:
Andy K wrote:
could have had a bad turbo, (or leaking pipe)

they have adequate performance if you select sport mode on the gearbox


This Thumbs Up

Performance is adequate, but really should have had the 220bhp a remap gives, from the factory Thumbs Up


I'm fairly sure the one I tested was in fine health. Book 0-60 is about 12s for the tdv6, excluding my series land rover, I can't remember the last time I owned a car that slow. Possibly when I was a teenager.

Post #544287 Fri Dec 29 2017 12:16am
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HEFF



Member Since: 14 Jan 2018
Location: from southampton - now in Durham :(
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how do i know what type pump is fitted Question , as i got the car second hand.and where do i get a modified pump Neutral .is there any images i can see and would it be a easy job to swap them over? Big Cry

Post #545887 Sun Jan 14 2018 10:20pm
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ShooterNeil



Member Since: 14 Nov 2012
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England 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Go for a TDV8
ReMapped you can get 315 bhp 535lb/ft
The RRS needs the V8 07 HSE TDV8 with lots of toys EGR removed BAS remap

Post #546067 Tue Jan 16 2018 11:48pm
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Hamtheman



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South Africa 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Alaska White

I would honestly not touch the TDV6, over here in SA there have been numerous instances of snapped cranks, turned bearings etc. all with resultant huge repair bills. The oil pump theory is exactly that....among others - TDV8 or SC

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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

Tdv8 can have high maintenance costs too.

Post #546092 Wed Jan 17 2018 11:29am
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Hamtheman



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South Africa 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Alaska White

Sure, even the petrol models, however a snapped crank is a huge expense and practically a write off depending on vehicle age

Post #546180 Thu Jan 18 2018 8:53am
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Pufftmw



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Pufftmw wrote:


Tows really well. Doesn't seem to make much difference to performance if you have nothing or 3t on the back. Just about to take mine for a 1k mile tow round UK/Ireland and I'm sure it'll be absolutely fine.


Worked out to be over 1200 miles - Wales to London to Donegal via Stanraer & today Donegal to Newcastle (via Stranraer) and down/across to Carmarthenshire, the last 175 miles being a-roads, complete with 1000kg load/500kg trailer. Left at 08:00, got home at 23:59 and feel remarkably fine. There was quite a bit of snow in Donegal, slightly less in NI and nowt in the UK. Car didn't miss a beat and even loaded up, was pressing on through the wriggly Welsh roads to get home - A483 is awesome when empty Smile

Not many cars you can do that with and still get our walking with a grin on your face

Post #546311 Sat Jan 20 2018 2:20am
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