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AW8



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AW8 : Update(s) on my 2005 4.4 HSE L320

Mindful I don't post many updates re my car.

Brief update on my 2005 Petrol V8 4.4 HSE L320

Just sourced a quality part worn dunlop quattromax 255/50/19 in advance of forthcoming MOT.....I don't fit dangerous used tyres this one was fine...no lumps bumps cuts and plenty of tread.

Friday I am having a new fuel tank cradle fitted....I also sourced new bolts and washers for this and heat shield.

I have also sourced a modified breather for the front differential.

Sorted airbag light by repositioning loom under drivers seat also sorted phone mode stuck on by hard battery reset.

Car is 14 years old over 120k on clock and my daily driver ...fingers crossed for MOT (I know NOT all above are MOT items).

Recently sourced a bargain priced dog guard albeit the lower brackets are missing. A friend in the trade has offered to make some up but this won't be for a while. I have posted a wanted advert on here but a template would be useful if I want to get these fabricated. The fitting kit costs near £100.


Not terribly exciting but my ramblings may be of some interest or point others in right direction if faced with similar issues.


It's not the best handling 4x4 on the road and a bit of a sleepless nights car but it has grown on me over last year or so.


Last edited by AW8 on Mon Jun 24 2019 12:09pm. Edited 1 time in total

Post #582670 Wed Jun 19 2019 4:07pm
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AW8



Member Since: 26 Mar 2018
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Tank cradle, replacement fastenings, airbag warning and front diff breather plus new fastenings on the spare wheel guard trim......no.issues thus far.

Still after some LR dog guard lower brackets.

At least my tank is secure now.

Next job...prop shaft coupling

Post #582837 Fri Jun 21 2019 10:52pm
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AW8



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Perhaps I should have attempted to throw in some witty anecdotes Wink

I accept my contributions above might be yawn inducing Yawn however I didn't expect to see over 100 views of me seemingly talking to myself Whistle

Tough Crowd Wink Note to self.....Must try harder Thumbs Up

Post #582866 Sat Jun 22 2019 9:57pm
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

well done Thumbs Up

Post #582871 Sat Jun 22 2019 10:59pm
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

What dog guard is it the full height version Thumbs Up

Post #582875 Sun Jun 23 2019 9:33am
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AW8



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Thanks

Re guard ....Yes - Full height genuine LR product part number VPLSS0205
Seller in error left the bottom brackets that bolt onto front cargo retainers in his car when he p/x'd it....A little irrirating but I got it for a low price. I have utilised some Karabiners or whatever they are called for now..

Post #582919 Mon Jun 24 2019 1:18am
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AW8



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I have placed a wanted ad in classifieds re the floor brackets. These are occasionally in error left fitted in vehicles when they get sold on or p/x'd & absent of a removed/sold dog guard.

If any good folk on here without a guard can check their vehicles for non used but fitted items & pm men if found it would be hugely appreciated.

Post #583005 Tue Jun 25 2019 11:59am
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AW8



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Recently also sourced a foam boot floor tray as items was missing when I bought the car. Also had a spare pair of wheel chocks thrown in.

Nedd to get the two LR jack handles sourced at some point.....I know the opinions on jack strength. If working under car I have ramps.

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Pufftmw



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Get a bottle jack - fits in the underfloor cubbyhole cutout.

Post #584116 Wed Jul 17 2019 9:27pm
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SRE



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AW8

Sounds like you have a full time hobby Thumbs Up
Take care with used tyres, you never know the history or the age. Keep your eye on the for sale section on here and the Disco 3 & 4 forums

Please post some photos in your Gallery In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Frightened away from the Sports due to crank failures
Gone - A couple of RRS, A couple of Disco's. Plus loads of cars, some I'm too ashamed to mention.
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SRE



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AW8
I should have added, if you have a mix match of tyres, different wear levels, this will result in a different rolling radius, and this can/will cause problems Thumbs Up In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Frightened away from the Sports due to crank failures
Gone - A couple of RRS, A couple of Disco's. Plus loads of cars, some I'm too ashamed to mention.
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Post #584120 Thu Jul 18 2019 8:25am
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AW8



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Thanks for your contributions/ repllies.

My tyre sourcing & fitment all good...sourced a Decent part worn because I only needed one tyre & wanted one to match the other 3...the n/s/f as was a little low on outer edge. The tracking & suspension checked & all ok. Mine had front wishbones done so maybe some prior wear to suspension didn't help. Depth on the latest tyre is a bit more than other 3 but not enough to bother me re rolling radius/handling or other issues , (edge was the issue). Aware of issues re mismatched rubber...this is my 4th 4x4 vehicle.

Tyre is identical in terms of brand, type, pattern, condition, speed and load ratings - I even checked the manufacture date before buying. Zero visible damage. I also had it fitted by someone competent.

I accept many would never buy used tyres but every sold used car has them fitted....(unless sold with brand new virginal items).

I appreciate the offered advice...my.response may benefit others but also hopefully shows I am relatively clued up & fastidious in this area.

Re jack....I have spent significant time reading posts re bottle jacks on here & disco forums (mixed & sometimes conflicting advice) re Disco 2 , Vito & Halfords bottle jack options (& adaptor disussions). Right now I just want the LR handle & extension for my LR scissor jack.....Happy to adopt these from anyone who considers same unusable &/or redundant Wink

Post #584127 Thu Jul 18 2019 10:56am
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