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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19335 on: 06 November 2019, 21:48:26 »

;D like that ;)

Well, it made it back home... 520 miles on just under a tank, say 11 gallons... So all in all 47mpg. Which is nice.  8)

It has used a litre and a half of oil in the process  :-X
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.                                       Ahh not too bad on fuel then but rather heavy on oil :'(
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19336 on: 07 November 2019, 00:20:19 »

Had a new offside rear door central locking actuator fitted on the Range Rover, a very common fault apparently but they still use the same switch on all the new models crazy..🙂
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19337 on: 07 November 2019, 07:32:32 »

Had a new offside rear door central locking actuator fitted on the Range Rover, a very common fault apparently but they still use the same switch on all the new models crazy..🙂

Solid revenue stream, why change it?  ;D
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« Reply #19338 on: 07 November 2019, 07:39:59 »

Had a new offside rear door central locking actuator fitted on the Range Rover, a very common fault apparently but they still use the same switch on all the new models crazy..🙂

Hah, it was the nearside on mine .. went right as the MOT was due, which was handy (since that's an MOT fail!).

Cost somewhere in the 220 region (had it done at the same time as the alternator so I've amalgamated the labour in my running costs spreadsheet) for me at the local indy.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19339 on: 07 November 2019, 07:56:20 »

Had a new offside rear door central locking actuator fitted on the Range Rover, a very common fault apparently but they still use the same switch on all the new models crazy..🙂

Hah, it was the nearside on mine .. went right as the MOT was due, which was handy (since that's an MOT fail!).

Cost somewhere in the 220 region (had it done at the same time as the alternator so I've amalgamated the labour in my running costs spreadsheet) for me at the local indy.
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Got my actuator from LR independent 25 & he charged me 30 to fit it so well pleased with that , nearside was replaced just before I purchased it .
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« Reply #19340 on: 07 November 2019, 08:27:01 »

There was a 1 in front of the price of my actuator! ;D But they advised to only fit genuine LR as aftermarket don't last (in their opinion).. labour was a little more maybe (60 rings a bell). But then again, it had just failed the MOT because of it, so I was between a rock and a hard place  ;D
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« Reply #19341 on: 07 November 2019, 09:08:08 »

 About to get the Monaro out of the garage for the trip to NEC. Its on the ABS stand in hall 5 :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19342 on: 07 November 2019, 13:29:55 »

There was a 1 in front of the price of my actuator! ;D But they advised to only fit genuine LR as aftermarket don't last (in their opinion).. labour was a little more maybe (60 rings a bell). But then again, it had just failed the MOT because of it, so I was between a rock and a hard place  ;D
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Be interesting to see how the genuine LR part fares against the cheaper one on mine , although mine is not used every day so could make quite a difference, got to have the EPB sorted next I don't think the previous owner used it so makes the odd "screeching noise" when I have used it .

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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19343 on: 07 November 2019, 16:56:37 »

Before I swapped out the engine and gearbox, my 1989 escort 1.3 popular used to do about 100miles to the pint. Of oil.  ;D


It was great for disposing of used engine oil.  :y
I had a (very knackered) Ital van for work when I first started. It would start the day with all fluids topped up, and at lunchtime, I'd pour in 2l of oil and 2l of coolant water, which would usually see me through until the next morning, when it would be topped up again.

It only did between 150-200 miles a day :o
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19344 on: 07 November 2019, 16:58:40 »

Had a new offside rear door central locking actuator fitted on the Range Rover, a very common fault apparently but they still use the same switch on all the new models crazy..🙂
I wonder if the same as the Jaguar ones?

Not had a rear fail yet, but both fronts have.  Part cost was about 80+VAT each, with a heavy discount, but I fitted myself.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19345 on: 07 November 2019, 17:38:08 »

Washed the Trolley and gave it a quick once over ready for the appointment of doom tomorrow...
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19346 on: 07 November 2019, 19:02:51 »

Washed the Trolley and gave it a quick once over ready for the appointment of doom tomorrow...
Good luck with the MOT  :y
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19347 on: 07 November 2019, 19:32:34 »

Washed the Trolley and gave it a quick once over ready for the appointment of doom tomorrow...
Good luck with the MOT  :y
Ta, although luck might not come into it ;D
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19348 on: 07 November 2019, 19:48:58 »

Had a new offside rear door central locking actuator fitted on the Range Rover, a very common fault apparently but they still use the same switch on all the new models crazy..🙂
I wonder if the same as the Jaguar ones?

Not had a rear fail yet, but both fronts have.  Part cost was about 80+VAT each, with a heavy discount, but I fitted myself.
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Think they could be the same or certainly very similar a very common failure , the chap who did mine buys 40 at a time reckons that's a 12 month supply for him on average.
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Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« Reply #19349 on: 07 November 2019, 21:39:46 »

;D like that ;)

Well, it made it back home... 520 miles on just under a tank, say 11 gallons... So all in all 47mpg. Which is nice.  8)

It has used a litre and a half of oil in the process  :-X
.    What car?
Merc A160L with 191k under it ;)
.                                       Ahh not too bad on fuel then but rather heavy on oil :'(

I've had cars like this where you pull into the fuel station,  check the petrol and fill the oil!  ;D
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