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map_rrs



Member Since: 30 Jan 2018
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black
Automatic Transmission Fluid - Flush and Change

Have had our 2006 RRS 2.7D (140k miles) for a couple of months now and always felt like the transmission was a bit "sluggish'.

Nothing major, it held gears and kicked down OK - yet it didn't feel right. So did a bit of digging on the forum and decided to have the ATF flushed/refilled as well as having the oil in the diffs and transfer case changed. Went to Quattro in Riccall, near York having seen their name and positive feedback on here a few times plus their location tied in with a visit to family in the area.

When I got there I asked them to show me what was coming out of the transmission:

Black stuff on the left was what was drained out - gold stuff on the right is what went back in along with additives:

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Work took just under two hours and the drive back was a marked improvement over the journey there.

Far sharper away from junctions (no hesitancy), much smoother shifting, overtaking feels more predictable in terms of the car getting going from 40mph and reduced driveline noise.

It is Mrs map_rrs's daily-driver, she didn't sense it needed doing and was very sceptical about getting the work done, but as soon as she drove the car she was also sold on the benefits.

All in all very pleased and if we still have the car at 220k miles (80k mile changes) I will get the job done again.

Based on this experience I'd happily go back to Quattro for more work as it crops up.

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Andy K



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well worth doing on yours Thumbs Up

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Holy poop......that was manky Shocked Steve.


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Andy K



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I think black is the normal colour above 100K

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Stevepd



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Wow looks like old chip oil Shocked 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue.

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Cymruambyth



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^^^^^^ I`ve never seen chip oil that colour Laughing Laughing Steve.


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map_rrs



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The black oil was noticeably more viscous than the new stuff - and that was out of a car that had been driven to make progress for an hour so it was still warm and therefore more liquid than it would have been cold.

The other thing is that although the colour of the old oil didn't particularly surprise me its density did - there was no translucence at all.

It definitely needed changing.

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Danny1



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Hi map_rrs,
That looks and sounds like a job that was worth doing!
May I ask what sort of cost this was?

Many Thanks. Regards,

Danny

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RRSTDV8



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LR reckon the gearbox fluid is ok until 150k. Yours at 140k would suggest that they are wrong and the general wisdom that changes at half that mileage are a better proposition is correct. Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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map_rrs



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Danny1 wrote:
Hi map_rrs,
That looks and sounds like a job that was worth doing!
May I ask what sort of cost this was?

Many Thanks.


ATF Flush and and Replace - phone and web research suggests it's generally around £250 mark - I was offered and took the option for additives - to be honest I don't know what they are or what they do but they're in there and yes I got properly "up-sold" but the additional £30 seemed like a no-brainer to me.

Transfer Case, Front and Rear Diffs - around £150.

These prices include VAT - I might have been able to reduce the cost with a bit of haggling but sometimes the price reduction isn't worth it in terms of value now or in the future.

Hope this helps - I do think it is good value assuming there aren't other pressing maintenance/safety works to be done.

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map_rrs



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

RRSTDV8 wrote:
LR reckon the gearbox fluid is ok until 150k. Yours at 140k would suggest that they are wrong and the general wisdom that changes at half that mileage are a better proposition is correct. Thumbs Up


Absolutely.

Am new to RRS but after many years driving, tracking and modding a Boxster I've learned that a forum's collective knowledge & experience or as you describe it "wisdom" is a pretty good guide to what should be done as opposed to mindlessly adhering to a manufacturer's recommendations/advice/schedule.

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Danny1



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map_rrs wrote:
Danny1 wrote:
Hi map_rrs,
That looks and sounds like a job that was worth doing!
May I ask what sort of cost this was?

Many Thanks.


ATF Flush and and Replace - phone and web research suggests it's generally around £250 mark - I was offered and took the option for additives - to be honest I don't know what they are or what they do but they're in there and yes I got properly "up-sold" but the additional £30 seemed like a no-brainer to me.

Transfer Case, Front and Rear Diffs - around £150.

These prices include VAT - I might have been able to reduce the cost with a bit of haggling but sometimes the price reduction isn't worth it in terms of value now or in the future.

Hope this helps - I do think it is good value assuming there aren't other pressing maintenance/safety works to be done.


Hi map_rrs,

Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Regards,

Danny

Post #555123 Thu Apr 26 2018 5:42pm
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Cupra



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

just had ours flushed on a 55 plate with 182 000 on clock, feels like a new car

Post #555380 Sun Apr 29 2018 7:18pm
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Danny1



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

Hi Cupra,
I see you are in Kent, can I ask who you used and what sort of cost?
I have been told of a mobile chap in your neck of the woods? Regards,

Danny

Post #555427 Mon Apr 30 2018 8:58am
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mf175



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Is the transmission fluid easy enough to change at home over a pit. Has anyone done this work themselves on a TdV8 L320? If so please give a run down of what is involved.

Post #555928 Mon May 07 2018 8:36am
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