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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #30 on: 12 September 2019, 15:22:14 »

Arguably the cheapest way to own something like that. It goes without saying that your 480pcm wouldn't get you anywhere near a lease/pcp on a new, or even used one.

How many miles have you added during your ownership?

Not a lot. About 12000 I think.

110 PW is 440 PCM ish..... :)
A common mistake. 110/7=15.714x31=487.14 per 31 day month.

Or 110 x 52 / 12 = 476.66 pcm
Yes.
476 is only a 36 ish away from 440 ::)
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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #31 on: 12 September 2019, 15:28:56 »

Arguably the cheapest way to own something like that. It goes without saying that your 480pcm wouldn't get you anywhere near a lease/pcp on a new, or even used one.

How many miles have you added during your ownership?

Not a lot. About 12000 I think.

110 PW is 440 PCM ish..... :)
A common mistake. 110/7=15.714x31=487.14 per 31 day month.

Or 110 x 52 / 12 = 476.66 pcm
Yes.
476 is only a 36 ish away from 440 ::)
Yes. And?
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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #32 on: 12 September 2019, 16:20:58 »

I've seen an 05 Range Rover L322 4.4V8 petrol with an lpg kit on it at a very good price and I'm tempted to go and have a look.  ::)

Trouble is... I know that there is no such thing as a cheap Range Rover!  ;D

DON'T DO IT SIR TIG!

Surely the Range Rover is Britain at it's best....... ::)

A Range Rover of this age is more German than British I think?  ???  :-\

The 4.4V8 is BMW.  :)
The 4.4 BMW lump is definitely not without issues, mostly around the various ways that oil and water can escape.
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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #33 on: 12 September 2019, 16:38:40 »

The 4.4 BMW lump is definitely not without issues, mostly around the various ways that oil and water can escape.

I probably should have gone for the 4.4 V8 version - at least I'm (intimately) familiar with all of those ways as it's basically the same engine as the 650.. (oil leaks from the vacuum pump, failing valve stem seals, the "water pipe of doom" in the middle of the V, etc .. though the BMW has only suffered one of three so far..)

I'd rather have the supercharged 5.0 AJV8, though..
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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #34 on: 12 September 2019, 16:43:29 »

I've seen an 05 Range Rover L322 4.4V8 petrol with an lpg kit on it at a very good price and I'm tempted to go and have a look.  ::)

Trouble is... I know that there is no such thing as a cheap Range Rover!  ;D
Especially not with the BMW lump in it... Neglect causes timing chain issues, which will render the lump scrap... The price will tell you how imminent this is. Assuming of course the the wiring allows the engine to run long enough to break...


Or the oil in the plug wells catches fire......
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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #35 on: 12 September 2019, 16:46:54 »

I've seen an 05 Range Rover L322 4.4V8 petrol with an lpg kit on it at a very good price and I'm tempted to go and have a look.  ::)

Trouble is... I know that there is no such thing as a cheap Range Rover!  ;D
Especially not with the BMW lump in it... Neglect causes timing chain issues, which will render the lump scrap... The price will tell you how imminent this is. Assuming of course the the wiring allows the engine to run long enough to break...


Or the oil in the plug wells catches fire......

To be fair - it's not like the Omega doesn't share a lot of these failures (besides chain because.. belt, but neglecting that will still lunch the engine), though. Oil in the plug wells, coolant/oil leaks in the middle of the Vee.

Having had a few other cars too, it seems like most of these failures are common to all modern cars - especially rocker cover gaskets..
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Re: I've started to thrash my car....a bit
« Reply #36 on: 12 September 2019, 19:18:32 »

Yes I'm sure V6 Omega ownership is good training for V8 Range Rover ownership!  ;D
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