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IRBails



Member Since: 22 Nov 2013
Location: Wollongong
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Australia 
4 weeks idle and it started

I was OS for 4 weeks and asked my son to start the car a few times as I was aware from this board that others had issues with flat battery when car left standing for long periods. As usual my son did not listen to my instructions and the car was not run whilst I was away. Good news was it started straight away and I have now done a short 150 k drive to ensure batteries are topped up.

Whilst away I hied a 2016 Disco TVD6 in Iceland , though I try a similar vehicle since I was on the wrong side of the road I did not want to be in something to unfamiliar. The disco has some similarities, same fuel consumption from the 6 that I get from my V8 , and the gear box change and performance seemed quite similar. Steering was heavy compared to the sport and the car felt quite soggy on the road. Other than that it was nice to have a decent vehicle to roam the wet roads whilst in Iceland. One thing I did struggle with was the price to hire , around 300 pounds a day ?? Nice to be back in my own car now, did see quite a few range rover sports around London , I don't think I'd have one if I had to deal with the tight narrow roads and traffic but I suppose one gets used to those conditions. M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #536892 Sun Oct 01 2017 11:17pm
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JOCK55



Member Since: 01 Sep 2015
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Well Done IRBails!

The best I've done is 10 days before the battery was too low to start the vehicle. The worst is 4 days! It has been backwards and forwards to LR Dealer and to a specialist Auto-electrical engineer. All tell me its a design failure in the architecture and will have to live with it. A plug in hybrid without any of the benefits!!!

Old Jock 2018 (MY19) Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 300PS Petrol in Caesium Blue with many bells and whistles.
2015 RRS HSE SDV6 Firenze Red with Santorini Panoramic Glass Roof, gone but not forgotten.

Post #536917 Mon Oct 02 2017 9:41am
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Hedders007



Member Since: 19 Mar 2015
Location: Sussex
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I’ve done two weeks many times, and car (MY16) has always started immediately!

Post #536952 Mon Oct 02 2017 3:45pm
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riverblanche



Member Since: 11 Jun 2011
Location: Retford'ish
Posts: 558

United Kingdom 

Hi,
Just back from two weeks hol and started on the button like it was just a day ago
2016 dynamic

👍 Corris HSE Dynamic 2016

Always pick up stick in the middle !!

Post #536998 Mon Oct 02 2017 9:45pm
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wilf



Member Since: 08 Nov 2012
Location: on the naughty step
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Two weeks for me, too. MY2016 HSE D SDV6 - gone due to fuel dilution problems.

By the age of 50 you have the face you deserve - George Orwell.

Post #537009 Tue Oct 03 2017 7:02am
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IRBails



Member Since: 22 Nov 2013
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 743

Australia 

Looks like I am the only one that takes a 4 week break ? M16 SVD 4,4 HSE with a few extras, Sold R50 , Wife SQ5 , BMW R1200GSW.

Post #537032 Tue Oct 03 2017 9:24am
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wilf



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4 week break? I wish.............. MY2016 HSE D SDV6 - gone due to fuel dilution problems.

By the age of 50 you have the face you deserve - George Orwell.

Post #537063 Tue Oct 03 2017 12:39pm
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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
Location: Driving along in my automobile
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Mine has just spent 6 weeks on the drive and my brother drove it yesterday, it started fine but there is a warning on the dash that it must be started immediately as the battery is low. From previous experience the warning is for the Stop/ start barrtery not the main battery. It got left for 12 weeks last summer without a run and started with the same low battery warming but after a 16 mile run to town that disappeared and suddenly the Stop/start had resumed service. 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

Post #537192 Tue Oct 03 2017 9:28pm
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Col



Member Since: 02 Sep 2012
Location: Hawkes Bay NZ
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IRBails wrote:
Looks like I am the only one that takes a 4 week break ?


I'm on permanent holiday, decided to call it a day and move to NZ, but sod this retirement lark it's to much like hard work so probably go and find a job for a rest. Rolling with laughter

Cheers
Col

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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Looks like I spoke too soon................. InControl emailed me to say that the stopped communicating with the control centre! Big Cry 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

Post #537570 Fri Oct 06 2017 4:57pm
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Violetpiano



Member Since: 03 Jun 2014
Location: London
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Yikes - 6 weeks and 5 days. In 2015, after a heart op, I was a bit immobile and although my children were around to help me with stuff, I thought I would just leave her in the garage under a cover. I was prepared to call recovery to get it started but when I took the cover off, and hit the start button, she fired into life Smile

Jas Current RRS: MY18 SVR
Previous RRS: MY15 RRS 5.0L Autobiography

Post #537575 Fri Oct 06 2017 5:46pm
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JOCK55



Member Since: 01 Sep 2015
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Firenze Red

I don't worry about not being able to start any more. I purchased a NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70 2000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter, from Amazon. It definitely holds its charge, and I have it plugged into 12v socket in rear of the car to keep it fully topped up.

No more worries about flat batteries. Like the CTEK battery charger, I am surprised LR haven't started marketing this with an LR logo slapped on it at double the price!

I'll upload a photo of it when I can find one.

Old Jock 2018 (MY19) Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 300PS Petrol in Caesium Blue with many bells and whistles.
2015 RRS HSE SDV6 Firenze Red with Santorini Panoramic Glass Roof, gone but not forgotten.

Post #537630 Sat Oct 07 2017 12:00pm
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JOCK55



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Firenze Red

Here we go, photo as promised.




Regards,

Old Jock 2018 (MY19) Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport 300PS Petrol in Caesium Blue with many bells and whistles.
2015 RRS HSE SDV6 Firenze Red with Santorini Panoramic Glass Roof, gone but not forgotten.

Post #537632 Sat Oct 07 2017 12:09pm
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Scrumpy



Member Since: 11 Nov 2016
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Thanks Old Jock,

I've just ordered one as it looks very impressive! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If we all point our RR's in the same direction and accelerate at the same time can we turn back time?

Post #544291 Thu Dec 28 2017 11:39pm
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