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Seatown



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2010 TDV8 - my first RRS

Finally collected my first RRS - 2010 TDV8 - with a 630 mile run to get it home from down South.

Ran like a dream and even managed to collect an a set of 19" snowflakes en route (ready for a set of snow tyres later in the year!).

It's in great shape, a 3 owner vehicle, only 57,000 miles from new - so far very happy with what I got for £12K.

My 4x4 path to RRS has been via a Series 1 around a farm as a kid, a Disco in '95, and a Cayenne 4.5S before a spell in "normal" cars.

A few pics...

Post #578830 Fri Apr 12 2019 12:04pm
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Stevepd



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

Looks nice and I bet it was a comfortable journey Thumbs Up

Steve. 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue.

Post #578834 Fri Apr 12 2019 12:45pm
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Autobiography1969



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Very nice..

Enjoy Thumbs Up ===========================================
2012 Range Rover Sport Autobiography 3.0 SDV6 8 speed Automatic
Indus Silver with Hockenheim premium twotone leather Ebony/Lunar,

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

If you're going to keep it, get the gearbox oil flushed. It's a good mileage to do it. Also, check the battery. The TDV8 can be hard on batteries and alternators.

Otherwise, enjoy the best RRS - the TDV8. 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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Autobiography1969



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Otherwise, enjoy the best RRS - the TDV8. Thumbs Up


I believe you may be slightly biased... Very Happy ===========================================
2012 Range Rover Sport Autobiography 3.0 SDV6 8 speed Automatic
Indus Silver with Hockenheim premium twotone leather Ebony/Lunar,

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

I do miss my old TDV8, that's for sure. The SDV6 doesn't have the go or the exhaust noise of the older engine (even though the on-paper figures are quite close, the driving experience is very different).

The 8-speed gearbox is awful - it's lovely and smooth in use, don't get me wrong, but it's so recalcitrant and always in the wrong gear, leading to a couple of "oh Censored " moments where there was no response to the throttle pedal as the gear box was in 4th or 5th at walking pace. Interestingly, I noted this issue of being in the wrong gear mentioned in one of the reviews when it was launched. Another one of those LR issues, I guess.

The interior is "nicer" although I realise that the original interior is more practical in some ways. I don't understand perforated leather on the seats - solid leather is much more practical and easy to wipe if something drops on it.

In isolation, the SDV6 is lovely, it's just that I was spoiled by having the better engine first. Rolling with laughter

Having seen the OP's purchase for not much money, I'm tempted to WBAC mine and buy another TDV8! 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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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Fuji White

Also I would recommend changing oil & oil filter every 10k or even less if you can do it yourself for what it cost to avoid turbos going on these tdv8’s Andy.

2015 RRS AB Fuji.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji.
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2014 RRS SC Santorino,coris roof.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
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Seatown



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RRSTDV8 wrote:
If you're going to keep it, get the gearbox oil flushed. It's a good mileage to do it. Also, check the battery. The TDV8 can be hard on batteries and alternators.

Otherwise, enjoy the best RRS - the TDV8. Thumbs Up

Thanks. I'm planning a trip down to Dundee to visit family and the new V&A so I was thinking I would book it into Disco Mikeys for a flush, etc.

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Seatown



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Tyrefitter wrote:
Also I would recommend changing oil & oil filter every 10k or even less if you can do it yourself for what it cost to avoid turbos going on these tdv8’s


Good reminder thanks. Yes, I plan to do myself. I did remember to allow a spell on tickover every time I stopped on my way up the road. Of course there's no way of knowing how it has been treated up until now but every little helps I suppose. Start as I mean to go on and all that!

Kev

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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

And you need to exercise all those offroad bits, these cars like a bit of dirty playing..... 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Tyrefitter wrote:
Also I would recommend changing oil & oil filter every 10k or even less if you can do it yourself for what it cost to avoid turbos going on these tdv8’s

I think it's more important to let the engine idle for a minute or two before turning it off. That way the hot bits can spin down and cool down properly and the oil in the turbo drains doesn't turn to gloop. Turning off with red hot turbos will Censored them up much more than anything else. 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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Camelrock



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Tangiers Orange

I do the oil and filter every 5k on mine just remember to remove BOTH sump bungs, drives the wife nuts idling for a couple of minutes after every run but a bit of ear ache beats two turbos any day of the week Very Happy 2008 G4 RRSport TDV8 current
2009 TDCi 90 current
2016 Discovery Sport HSE current
1994 Dakar current

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Mani



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England 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey
Nice Car

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