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Paddi



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Sorry Dr Rob but that is one of those myths that somehow has been often quoted as fact on the forum..


See the post by our resident electronics guru Robbie in this thread:

http://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/post445842.html#445842 2008 MY Java Black TDV8 HSE

Post #465016 Thu Jun 18 2015 4:37pm
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DrRob



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Camelrock



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Just a thought, won't constantly using access mode every time you stop increase wear in the sus bushes ? 2008 G4 RRSport TDV8
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Post #465032 Thu Jun 18 2015 5:51pm
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idrabble



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@camelrock - probably no more than the suspension moving up and down thousands of times every time you drive the car!!!!!!

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garrycol



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I would be more worried about unnecessary wear in the air compressor. 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #465069 Fri Jun 19 2015 2:47am
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idrabble



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I don't see that either. My compressor switches on at start up whether I have lowered to access height or remained at normal.
I'm also a great believer in using machinery is less detrimental to it's life span than not.

Post #465070 Fri Jun 19 2015 3:02am
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garrycol



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Yes but on start and when the car is running the air compressor is just topping the tank up - when you lower the vehicle each time you get out, you are wasting air that has to be pumped back in on next start - much more effort than just topping up. Lowering every time you stop the car or let someone in or out substantially increases wear on the compressor - well not so much wear on the compressor directly, but increased clogging of the desiccant which in turn causes heat in the compressor and wear.

The more the compressor is used the more moisture is being sucked into the desiccant. 07MY RRS TDV6
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idrabble



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I don't think anyone is right or wrong here, but I would personally rather use all the functionality of my car than not and worry about a compressor replacement as or if required.
Plus my wife is a short-arse and wouldn't be able to get in otherwise Smile

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DrRob



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I know........! Use it once in a while to keep things flowing and working Thumbs Up
Just like aircon in a car - use it regularly to keep the seals lubricated.... SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey. Black leather. 34mpg personal best. No bling fitted!!
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garrycol



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idrabble wrote:
I don't think anyone is right or wrong here,
Plus my wife is a short-arse and wouldn't be able to get in otherwise Smile


For sure if you need it, use it.

Dr Rob - surely you have your climate control switched on all year around and let it do its own thing - summer or winter so the A.c will be used all the time - in cold weather the air compressor is still being used to rehumidify the air in the vehicle.

Put it on and let it do what needs to be done. It is forecast to get down to -6c here tonight and I still have my system set to 19 and the car never fogs up. 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #465076 Fri Jun 19 2015 6:39am
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Screenwipe



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Auto access height is standard on the rrs's that are being built now I believe. The paper I saw says it engages when the car is stopped and a door is opened. I don't see that's a lot more convenient than just pushing a button really.

Post #465128 Fri Jun 19 2015 6:10pm
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Lost for Words



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DrRob wrote:
Just like aircon in a car - use it regularly to keep the seals lubricated....


In the RRS you can use the ECON mode to do that if you don't want full air conditioning. Thumbs Up Visiting from DISCO3.CO.UK
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Post #465185 Sat Jun 20 2015 8:44am
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DrRob



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No ECON button in mine. 2012 car. SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey. Black leather. 34mpg personal best. No bling fitted!!
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

Post #465226 Sat Jun 20 2015 4:19pm
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Lost for Words



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Ahh, right. Didn't think of that. Thumbs Up Visiting from DISCO3.CO.UK
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Post #465228 Sat Jun 20 2015 5:51pm
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typhoo12



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I have vowed to never touch the height settings, is that bad?

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