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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #60 on: 05 September 2019, 22:33:40 »


P38 and the early L322 (pre 2005 FL) are BMW era, running BMW electrics and systems, mostly from the 7 series of the time, and aren't great reliability wise. Later L322 are a huge improvement in that area, and the 2nd FL around 2009 improves it still further.

True, hence the wheezy arthritic 2.5 diseasal lump. Although LR were also kind enough to liberally sprinkle bits of Lucas electronics about the place. Because, y'know, that's always a sure fire route to reliability
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The thing is, I say all of this in the full.knowledge I am going to buy one. Some day. Because it's an itch I'll have to scratch.  ::)

Heavy. You missed out heavy. Ask me how I know. :-X
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #61 on: 06 September 2019, 10:17:28 »

Heavy. You missed out heavy. Ask me how I know. :-X

Is it the same 2.5 boat anchor you can get in the omega (if you're daft enough)?
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #62 on: 06 September 2019, 10:24:55 »

Heavy. You missed out heavy. Ask me how I know. :-X

Is it the same 2.5 boat anchor you can get in the omega (if you're daft enough)?


It's underwhelming in a car.


It's comically crap in a Range Rover.


All of BMWs I6s are huge, and heavy.
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #63 on: 06 September 2019, 10:58:32 »

The bit that amazed me was that it wasn't any more economical than the 4.0 (I think the 4.6 was rather thirstier), the post 2000 4.0 delivered about 22 in mixed use, the diseasel managed about 24.

Not that the 4.0 was a live wire by any stretch  ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #64 on: 06 September 2019, 11:08:30 »

I get mid-30s on a run out of the 3.6 TDV8 in my L320 IIRC .. been a while since I did a run, to remember properly. My engine of choice would have been the Supercharged petrol 5.0 V8 .. if they didn't command a 5-8k premium in price.

This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905228216169 ;D ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #65 on: 06 September 2019, 11:13:31 »

I get mid-30s on a run out of the 3.6 TDV8 in my L320 IIRC .. been a while since I did a run, to remember properly. My engine of choice would have been the Supercharged petrol 5.0 V8 .. if they didn't command a 5-8k premium in price.

This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905228216169 ;D ;D


Pictorial proof that Range Rovers can compete with German equivalents ;D
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« Reply #66 on: 06 September 2019, 11:48:56 »

This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior

It a bit like getting in a Mayfair gentleman's club!  ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #67 on: 06 September 2019, 12:16:35 »


This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior

Upholstered in the finest Dale Wonton  :D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #68 on: 06 September 2019, 12:23:54 »

Well, I don't mind it.....so there.
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #69 on: 06 September 2019, 12:30:44 »

This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior

It a bit like getting in a Mayfair gentleman's club!  ;D

You might get in and find someone like Ken Clarke sat in the back puffing a cigar and sipping a glass of port!  ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #70 on: 06 September 2019, 16:21:31 »

Chavtastic.  ;D
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #71 on: 06 September 2019, 16:42:40 »


P38 and the early L322 (pre 2005 FL) are BMW era, running BMW electrics and systems, mostly from the 7 series of the time, and aren't great reliability wise. Later L322 are a huge improvement in that area, and the 2nd FL around 2009 improves it still further.

True, hence the wheezy arthritic 2.5 diseasal lump. Although LR were also kind enough to liberally sprinkle bits of Lucas electronics about the place. Because, y'know, that's always a sure fire route to reliability
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The thing is, I say all of this in the full.knowledge I am going to buy one. Some day. Because it's an itch I'll have to scratch::)
That's where I am ;D.  But it'll be at least a later L322.

That said, I did once have a blat around in one of our resident used car sellers' 3l BMW tractor powered ones, which was utterly, completely gutless.  And I really enjoyed it, possibly more so that the real ones, simply because it removed the stress of even trying to educate other road users!
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #72 on: 06 September 2019, 16:44:23 »


P38 and the early L322 (pre 2005 FL) are BMW era, running BMW electrics and systems, mostly from the 7 series of the time, and aren't great reliability wise. Later L322 are a huge improvement in that area, and the 2nd FL around 2009 improves it still further.

True, hence the wheezy arthritic 2.5 diseasal lump. Although LR were also kind enough to liberally sprinkle bits of Lucas electronics about the place. Because, y'know, that's always a sure fire route to reliability
 ;D

The thing is, I say all of this in the full.knowledge I am going to buy one. Some day. Because it's an itch I'll have to scratch.  ::)

Heavy. You missed out heavy. Ask me how I know. :-X
Kevin, how do you know they are heavy?

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And wet and cold. Don't forget they ooze wet and cold everywhere.
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #73 on: 06 September 2019, 22:37:44 »

I get mid-30s on a run out of the 3.6 TDV8 in my L320 IIRC .. been a while since I did a run, to remember properly. My engine of choice would have been the Supercharged petrol 5.0 V8 .. if they didn't command a 5-8k premium in price.

This one is gorgeous .. right up until you see the interior: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905228216169 ;D ;D

My eyes! God, that's hideous! Fresh from a golf club car park somewhere in Cheshire. :-X
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Re: Driving in sea/salt water
« Reply #74 on: 07 September 2019, 03:11:01 »

And I thought baby poo brown was iffy :o
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