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Old 14-07-17, 04:04 PM   #81
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Good choice Steve.
I have run Toyota's for years. My towing vehicle is an older 80 series Landcruser, great vehicle and very comfortable to drive and travel in.

The reason we run Toyota is with regular service they go forever.

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Don't know if You got the programme on Your TV, Merv, but there was one on here where they sent a load of different 4x4 vehicles to be "road tested" by Aussie farmers (allegedly the most disrespectful drivers around!!) The first to fall by the wayside was the BMW, closely followed by Mitsubishi, Land Rover (Discovery, Freelander, County (!!!) and Range Rover) and Nissans. The only one that "passed the test" was the Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon. Even they couldn't break it!!!
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Old 14-07-17, 07:02 PM   #82
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Phone camera shots of the Range Rover. Not sure about the stainless steel blingy bits, but it is nice inside, even got sat nav, although CD-based.







Heads off tomorrow!

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Old 14-07-17, 09:35 PM   #83
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Against all the odds, I've just bought a 2000 Range Rover Vogue P38 with a sick lump, but full years MOT and immaculate body and interior. 400.

Spare skimmed heads are on the shelf, as is a decent quality gasket set.

It's just had all new calipers and discs and suspension air bags.

Might be a busy weekend, it's only half a mile from us.

Peter
You've already bought it, but here's a checklist that may be useful.

Once you have the heads off, check the liners haven't slipped (problem due to Land Rover boring a 3.5 block to 4 litres+)

It will make a nice comfortable towcar

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Old 15-07-17, 11:00 AM   #84
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Thats some vehicle Peter, not sure I'm a fan of the chrome either...


Had a play with the RAV today, I initially wanted a car with cruise control, not a necessity but a nicety, especially when driving to Ireland, but didn't want the higher spec RAV, run flats and gunk on a car of this size might be silly.

Anyways a less than 20 for the stalk, a bit of hacking to the steering wheel and it's in and working in about 20 mins.

IMG_20170715_093835 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

IMG_20170715_100046 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

And the nice green cruise light is ago (tested on private land..) poor MPG is from battery disconnected and driving it around work... was up 50mpg before taking the battery out.

I did stand as far out the car as I could after reinstalling the air bag.... just incase...

IMG_20170715_100634 by Stephen Williams, on Flickr

Proper job! Laziness level increased....
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Old 15-07-17, 05:07 PM   #85
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You can do what I do, as I enter a speed limit I set the cruise control bang on the number from start to finish, such fun
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You can do what I do, as I enter a speed limit I set the cruise control bang on the number from start to finish, such fun
Do it in the wife's hybrid..... that and try to keep it on the battery.....
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You can do what I do, as I enter a speed limit I set the cruise control bang on the number from start to finish, such fun
I use mine regular on a road I use on my commute as it is a popular location for a "road safety" camera van (my wife has the points to prove it ) so I set it to 30mph as soon as I turn into the road, seen the van 3 times now.
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