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aaronjb



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black
My new (to me) 2010 RRS TDV8

Bit late to say hello to everyone seeing as I've already posted elsewhere, but.. I picked up a 2010 TDV8 HSE a few weeks back - at the time it was the cheapest 2010 TDV8 on Autotrader so I guess I was doing a Hoovies Garage - as you'd expect it came with a few niggles for that price, and it's been a smoker's car at some point.

I don't think the dealer expected it to be back in the first week for two new EGR valves, but beyond that I know it needs a little bit of TLC - new headlight bulbs are on order as one HID has failed, it probably needs new suspension bushes at ~100k on the clock, and a proper valet.. and I can't help myself looking at mods like later style lights, android head units etc Embarassed it's a sickness!

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aaronjb



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

By way of an 'almost' three month running update, so far what's happened is ...


... very little.

    The reversing camera is broken (the image is back-to-front) and I was very kindly donated a new camera module by a member here, but despite that, I still haven't found the time to actually fit it (I seem to have spent all my time either fixing her indoorses MINI or working on the kit car, instead!).
    The front lower wishbones need doing (ker-lunk!)
    The ARB bushings need doing (creaky creaky!)
    There's something growing (no, really) underneath the ashtray that I really need to man up and fish out - but I'd rather deal with the dead pigeons the cat leaves in the garden than the "green mass" that looks like it might eat me Laughing
    The interior needs a damn good valet
    I haven't fitted the towbar electrics yet (I have a non-RR wiring kit and I'm uhming and ahing over buying the proper one instead)
    Something near the back has a small leak .. maybe diff, maybe something else, must investigate!


Aaaand then the alternator failed; it's booked in to have the alternator done and an MOT on Thursday. I think the MOT may turn out to be 'exploratory' - as in "let's explore what it fails on" followed by "let's explore the limits of my wallet" Laughing

I did treat it to a new leather keyring, though:


They came from a chap I've used before on eBay - turned up within 48hrs and, since I'd ordered 4x (two for the RRS and two for the Cobra), he gave me two bespoke designs for free on top. Lots and lots of designs on his eBay shop and a really nice chap. Listing is [url=https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Range-Rover-SPORT-Leather-Keyring-Schlüsselring-Porte-clés-HSE-SVR-SDV6-V8/192050804687]here[/url], but if you visit his shop he has quite a few RR/LR designs. 2010 RRS TDV8, 2006 BMW 650i, 2007 Mini Cooper S
The TDV8 "replaced" a 2014 Ford Ranger .. I still miss the Ranger.

Post #586664 Tue Sep 10 2019 2:36pm
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Brit Plumber



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Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

Something near the back could be ARB, Brake pipe or diff. Check your Dynamic Response reservoir level and mark it, then monitor.

If it needs a really, really deep valet, I’d recommend taking the front and rear seats, centre console and carpets out. It’s a big task at first but when you’ve learnt how, it can be done in a few hours and put back in even quicker. It makes a big difference to get those carpets out and washed and dried properly. I also made £1.28 back in loose change and found quite a few trim clips and a few fuses dropped from the CJB. Oh and I could also sponge out the gallon of Coca Cola the previous owner spilt all over the console and down under the seat. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
Mods:
TPMS (Complete)
Genuine LR DRLs (Complete)
Remote Boot close from key fob (Complete)
2016 Discovery 4 Mirrors AKA RRS2 (Complete)
2014 L405 Surround Camera retro fit (WIP)
2013 RRS Dual View Screen fit (Complete)
2016 LR4 RSE (Complete)
2014 LR4 Homelink (Complete)
2016 FFRR Electrochromatic Wing Mirror Glass (Complete)

67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

Post #586671 Tue Sep 10 2019 3:49pm
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aaronjb



Member Since: 26 Jun 2019
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

Thanks Thumbs Up I haven't had a warning light for the ARB yet, so at least if it's that it is a slow leak Laughing brake pipes were an MOT advisory last year, though the level seems stable for those so fingers crossed (although at least I'm fairly adept at making brake lines having had plenty of practice on the kit car!).. I think its the diff - first thing to look at once the alternator and MOT is done, anyway. 2010 RRS TDV8, 2006 BMW 650i, 2007 Mini Cooper S
The TDV8 "replaced" a 2014 Ford Ranger .. I still miss the Ranger.

Post #586711 Wed Sep 11 2019 8:45am
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aaronjb



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

I am officially having "one of those weeks" - two 600x300 bathroom tiles fell off the top of the wall last night, smashed a floor tile and the sink on the way down, and today the RRS failed the MOT..

Alternator replacement - £600
MOT - £53
Being told it has failed the MOT because the rear passenger door lock failed this morning - priceless

Plus both offside tyres have picked up nails, one unrepairable, the front nearside tyre has had a chunk taken out of it by road debris, and an advisory on front & rear control arms, front wheel bearing and rear brake pipes..

Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry 2010 RRS TDV8, 2006 BMW 650i, 2007 Mini Cooper S
The TDV8 "replaced" a 2014 Ford Ranger .. I still miss the Ranger.

Post #586784 Thu Sep 12 2019 10:46am
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knwatkins



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

That certainly is a bad bit of luck! Kev

MY2010 RRS HSE 3.0 TDV6 in Stornoway Grey

Post #586794 Thu Sep 12 2019 2:06pm
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Ouch not a good week

Post #586798 Thu Sep 12 2019 3:38pm
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What's in the fridge?



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

aaronjb wrote:
I am officially having "one of those weeks" - two 600x300 bathroom tiles fell off the top of the wall last night, smashed a floor tile and the sink on the way down, and today the RRS failed the MOT..

Alternator replacement - £600
MOT - £53
Being told it has failed the MOT because the rear passenger door lock failed this morning - priceless

Plus both offside tyres have picked up nails, one unrepairable, the front nearside tyre has had a chunk taken out of it by road debris, and an advisory on front & rear control arms, front wheel bearing and rear brake pipes..

Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry


Ouchy Crying or Very sad 2008 TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Post #586800 Thu Sep 12 2019 4:01pm
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aaronjb



Member Since: 26 Jun 2019
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

Looking on the bright side, at least it's "only" the brake pipes that are the problem and not the other plumbing back there. Right? Right? Laughing Body lift to replace, I assume.. although if I can patch them, I would be tempted (have plumbed the brake system on the kit car so have plenty of kunifer and flaring tools suitable for steel & copper etc).

The door lock was just plain bad timing .. and I didn't think about the fact that it would result in a fail when presented, when I jumped in this morning.

Now .. the bathroom, that'll be harder to sort out, I expect! 2010 RRS TDV8, 2006 BMW 650i, 2007 Mini Cooper S
The TDV8 "replaced" a 2014 Ford Ranger .. I still miss the Ranger.

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