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Old 10-24-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Arden
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Highest Mileage Landy V8?


With all the bad news on this forum, I thought I would share that my
1993 Range Rover County LWB (Vogue LSE) with the 4.2 V8 just ticked
over 130,000 miles with no real service other than regular fluid
changes every 3000 miles.

I'm wondering if anyone has any idea what this highest mileage I can
expect before something really goes wrong? What have you experienced?
What is the highest mileage original Landy you have seen?

All the best,

Arden



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Old 10-24-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Highest Mileage Landy V8?

It occurred to me that I did get a new radiator and a new catalytic
converter (If those count as part of the "engine" - I personally think
not). Also, the stepper motor gives an error once in awhile and one of
the ride height sensors went bad. Other than that, it's holding strong.

Arden




Arden wrote:
> With all the bad news on this forum, I thought I would share that my
> 1993 Range Rover County LWB (Vogue LSE) with the 4.2 V8 just ticked
> over 130,000 miles with no real service other than regular fluid
> changes every 3000 miles.
>
> I'm wondering if anyone has any idea what this highest mileage I can
> expect before something really goes wrong? What have you experienced?
> What is the highest mileage original Landy you have seen?
>
> All the best,
>
> Arden


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Old 10-24-2005, 14:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Highest Mileage Landy V8?

During stardate 24 Oct 2005 10:16:05 -0700, "Arden"
<arden66@gmail.com> uttered the imortal words:

>It occurred to me that I did get a new radiator and a new catalytic
>converter (If those count as part of the "engine" - I personally think
>not). Also, the stepper motor gives an error once in awhile and one of
>the ride height sensors went bad. Other than that, it's holding strong.
>
>Arden
>


Standby Parts manual.....


ADVANCE....


DEPLOY THE OXY....

ADVANCE THE CAM SHAFT

RETREAT TO THE GEARBOX FILTERS.

WITHDRAW THE OIL PUMP

RETREAT TO GARAGE.

Never utter those immortal word again.

;0)

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"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

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'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd
'01 Laguna
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Highest Mileage Landy V8?


Lee, I always enjoy your posts. This one was ominously funny.


But seriously, how high have you seen them go with regular
maintenance?

The last few days, I've driven from Portland (NW Oregon) to a
conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene (west central
Oregon), about 300 miles. On the way home, I decided to visit the
Mollala table rock. That took me another 50 miles off the highway.
It was not officially "off road" but it might as well have been. The
"road" is rutted dirt and the last stretch is 45 to 50 degrees of
incline. The beast took it with no problems. Now almost 131,000
miles on him without a major problem.

On a side note, when I got to the top of the table rock, I marched
around in Land Rover boots. Of course they are made in China and have
only marketing connections to Solihull but I have to say, they did the
job. Ironically, I bought some very nice **** Air hiking boots this
summer but when the rains came realized that they were simply too
nice, and too porous, to get muddy. I shopped around for something
more durable with rubber coating at least half way up and, quite by
accident, ended up with Land Rovers. Not good enough for the Camel
Trophy or even a G4 in the jungle but excellent for a good hike in
Oregon after the rain.

Arden




On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 21:32:13 +0100, Lee_D
<leeNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote:

>Standby Parts manual.....
>
>
>ADVANCE....
>
>
>DEPLOY THE OXY....
>
>ADVANCE THE CAM SHAFT
>
>RETREAT TO THE GEARBOX FILTERS.
>
>WITHDRAW THE OIL PUMP
>
>RETREAT TO GARAGE.
>
>Never utter those immortal word again.
>
>;0)


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Old 10-27-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Highest Mileage Landy V8?


Just in case anyone's interested in where this old 130,000 mile+
original Range Rover went yesterday, this is the place:

http://www.summitpost.org/mountains/...2360&route_id=

The really steep part is just before the picture.

This beast never ceases to amaze me - This trip was spur of the moment
on the way home from an academic conference. I get reimbursed for
these trips. Now the ethical dilemma - Do I claim the full mileage?
This is decidedly the "long way home."

Arden

PS Notice that the poster described it as "The final walk to the
summit." Maybe for some...
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Old 10-27-2005, 11:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Highest Mileage Landy V8?

During stardate Thu, 27 Oct 2005 06:36:22 -0700, Arden
<arden66@comcast.net> uttered the imortal words:

>
>Lee, I always enjoy your posts. This one was ominously funny.
>
>
>But seriously, how high have you seen them go with regular
>maintenance?
>


I'd admit I'm not one to follow the workshop manual to the letter.

This was the downfall of my last Rangie with a factory fit VM engine.
I very much doubt the previous owners followed the manual either which
resulted in a blown head gasket.

Call it unlucky but I got a second blown gasket just over 12 months
later having followed the manual to the letter then re the heads
anyway...

see...
<http://www.lrproject.com/rangie1/vm/imagepages/image8.htm>

As the piccy shows the gasket is a stripdown waiting to happen as it's
a piddley little width of gasket at it's thinest point. This is
further frustrated by the fact the VM has 4 individual cylinder head
gaskets.

Other than this issue anything else has been a wear issue , Rusty fuel
line pickup from the tank provided years of frustraion until it
finally was rumbled post fuel pump change :0(

I'm now rebuilding the 101 heads, the workshop manual would have me
believe the reason the valve burnt was down to poor maitainance
schedules again (damn those REME squaddies!) but only one valves
gone...appears the others were well serviced if the book of lies is to
be believed ... go figure!

I'm a great believer if it ain't broke don't fix it...sadly the 101's
broke... the Discovery wasn't broke (brakes) until I gave them some
serious therapy on a recent group meet towing the caravan but hey
thats just wear and tear and to be expected.

Alot appears to be down to luck of the draw with little logic to use
of the vehicles. There is a school of thought that regualr running
saves aload of potential problems. I'm expecting fun with Percy when I
try and move him, (SIIA) he's been stood 12 months now, partial refit
of the engine (yet another conversion)... now the chassis need
replacement. Got to face the facts :-(


You've got some cracking scenary there... claim the milage- It would
be rude not to!

Lee D
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"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

www.lrproject.com
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd
'01 Laguna
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