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pbcb2020



Member Since: 23 Jan 2020
Location: Cardiff
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black
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With the unprecedented times we have upon us my 2010 res wont be driven much and wondered if needs to be turned over for a bit if not used for say a week or 2 or longer or will it not effect it ?
Do I need to take for a spin for bit of just oned drive is fine ?

Thanks in advanced.

Post #597013 Wed Mar 25 2020 6:22pm
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 13 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

It rather depends what sort of use it normally gets. If you normally do short runs then the battery might be a bit low anyway. A smart charger left plugged in would keep it all nicely topped up. If you normally do decent runs, then the battery is probably nicely full so will sit for a couple of weeks just fine.

No need to "give it a spin" really unless you're going to go out and do a decent run. Most engine wear happens when the engine is cold so a short "spin" is just going to cause wear and provide no other benefit - indeed it'll probably leave condensation in the exhaust which isn't great. A decent run means everything gets thoroughly warmed up, oil gets everywhere, no condensation in the exhaust etc. Battery will be given a decent bit of juice too. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #597015 Wed Mar 25 2020 7:09pm
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knwatkins



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Disengaging and re-engaging the electronic handbrake is advisable every week or so.

Trust me, I speak from experience Big Cry Kev

MY2010 RRS HSE 3.0 TDV6 in Stornoway Grey

Post #597016 Wed Mar 25 2020 7:24pm
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DrRob



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Don’t put the park brake on, just leave in P. Visitor from fullfatrr.com
* GONE. 2012 RR Sport HSE SDV6 Orkney Grey. Now being piloted by RRSTDV8
* Current: 2011 4.4 TDV8 Full Fat. Amazing piece of kit.
* GONE. Freelander GS TD4 Manual MY2013. Orkney Grey with privacy, cold and clearview packs, armrests (a must!) and a spoiler.
* Current: Range Rover Classic '93 200Tdi Factory fit
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Post #597019 Wed Mar 25 2020 8:48pm
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knwatkins



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I always put the park brake on because my driveway is sloping. If I just use P, it puts excess strain on the gearbox which can be felt by a noticable clunk when moving out of P. All of my automatic cars have done this, so when parking I usually engage N, apply the park brake, release footbrake so the park brake takes the weight of the vehicle, then engage P. Kev

MY2010 RRS HSE 3.0 TDV6 in Stornoway Grey

Post #597022 Wed Mar 25 2020 9:58pm
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LandPhil



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Ipanema Sand

+1 ALWAYS use the Parking Brake the way Kev explains. As he says it protects the gearbox and exercises the parking brake mechanism- and if you don’t use it you lose it!

Post #597026 Wed Mar 25 2020 11:18pm
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pbcb2020



Member Since: 23 Jan 2020
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

Thanks for all the advice guys. Much appreciated

Post #597035 Thu Mar 26 2020 9:29am
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Boxers



Member Since: 26 Sep 2019
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

Definitely use it I had mine renewed after a few months of ownership purely because the previous owner had failed to use it.

Post #597039 Thu Mar 26 2020 10:08am
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