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chopperneil



Member Since: 25 Aug 2015
Location: Kent
Posts: 46

United Kingdom 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black
decoked TDV8

Had a engine failure alert pop up about 6 weeks ago now and then vanish a day later, it came back again just after xmas and then went 2 days later again to then finally come back in the new year and stay! Car runs fine, no limp mode just down on low end power. Turned out to be the turbo actuators seizing so was down on acceleration but still ran fine.

Spoke to Geoff who services and does most of the work on the car since I have owned it and he recommended GDA services down in Penshurst (kent) last week they had it in and did a decoke on the EGR valves and Turbos as well as cleaning the inlets.

Got it back Saturday and my god its like a different car! power and fuel economy both up and no more errors! Apparently the turbos were very sludged up!

I dont use the car a great deal and tend to do mainly short journeys under 20 miles when I do hence the build up im told. I also need to give it some beans more often to try and clear it a bit Smile

Also a clean bill of health after a thorough going over apart for a set of crusty rear discs and pads that I will do when the weather improves!

Was thinking of moving it on as I use it so little (10k in 30 months) but will now keep it for another year at least!

Post #546649 Wed Jan 24 2018 4:37pm
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Stevepd



Member Since: 22 May 2017
Location: Warminster
Posts: 165

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

Was that the Terraclean thingy?. I bet it feels brand new Thumbs Up

Steve. 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue, Quantum remap.

Post #546652 Wed Jan 24 2018 4:42pm
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chopperneil



Member Since: 25 Aug 2015
Location: Kent
Posts: 46

United Kingdom 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

No was not a terraclean as far as i am aware, and yes it does feel quick again! amazing how you get used to the performance of it, im now looking at possibly doing a couple of bits to it like the tailgate conversion and getting the wheels repaired as they have a kurb mark or three on them! I do love the car but cant help feeling it sitting on my drive most of the time is not doing it any good!

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Bill Portland



Member Since: 01 Feb 2017
Location: Dorsetshire
Posts: 247

United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Orkney Grey

Did I read somewhere that these cars remember your driving style and that if you drive sedately it assumes you'll always drive sedately? And that disconnecting the battery for a while clears the memory and it'll drive more sportily until it learns a new driving style?

Or did I dream that? Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
Merc C220 estate Sport AMG 125 year edition
Alfa GT
Rover 76 V6

Post #546660 Wed Jan 24 2018 5:50pm
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gogsy1956



Member Since: 15 Jun 2013
Location: Tyne and Wear
Posts: 364

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Bali Blue

No,, I believe your correct Bill,, the Gearbox remembers your driving style and can be reset but I think it requires the use of a plug in tool like the lld or similar rather than just disconnecting the battery. 2010 RRS, TDV8
bali Blue / colour coded
side steps / flappy paddles
black perforated leather
22" overfinch
heated everything, TV,fridge ...... now with gold calipers and mud flaps !( black mud flaps that is) !!
Many years ago,,,,, 1955 series 1 landie , sometimes wish I had kept it

Post #546670 Wed Jan 24 2018 7:20pm
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beerbelly



Member Since: 28 Nov 2017
Location: Teesside
Posts: 10

United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Stornoway Grey

Stevepd wrote:
Was that the Terraclean thingy?. I bet it feels brand new Thumbs Up

Steve.


has anyone had a terraclean done and does it do what the op has had done or is it just snake oil

Post #546741 Thu Jan 25 2018 5:26pm
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Smarttech



Member Since: 11 Jan 2017
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 186

United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

Never had any of these inlet cleaning services done as I had heard they don't do much and the vehicle soon ends up back the same as it was as it's not doing anything about the problem that caused the carbon build up which is due to the oil system in the engine.
Have a local garage that offers this service so had it done on my 180k mile van as it was due a service and was badly down on power. It has transformed the way it drives and all power is back so will be having this done to the RRS when it due a oil change.
http://www.edtautomotive.com 2012 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography santorini black with ebony/cirrus interior.

Post #546793 Fri Jan 26 2018 6:48am
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qcnr



Member Since: 07 Dec 2017
Location: Stavanger
Posts: 37

Norway 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Buckingham Blue

NOthing to do with this then...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-52...Rover.html
Rolling with laughter

Post #546799 Fri Jan 26 2018 9:24am
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chopperneil



Member Since: 25 Aug 2015
Location: Kent
Posts: 46

United Kingdom 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

He still seems quite happy considering he got 11 years! Very Happy

Post #546830 Fri Jan 26 2018 4:00pm
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