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#767 of 1002 Re: Transmission: Re: RR 2006 Supercharged [british_rover]
Dec 06, 2005 (3:01 pm)
Less than 200 miles.
I did come across a Tech Bulletin on the Land Rover GTR site # LM-307-001 which talks about this problem, however it refers to Naturally Aspirated Vehicles only (mine is SuperCharged) and then the VIN numbers are only up thru 6A203248. Mine is later.
It also talks about the possibility of the presence of "transit relay" causing the problem. Is this something that should be removed pre-delivery?
The TB refers to a "tip-in-thump" (harsh shifts, 2-1 down or 1-2 up) which is how I perceive mine.
The remedy is 5 acceleration runs to 50MPH followed by 6 runs to 15MPH. If this fails, then a fluid change.
Can this be so, when my VIN # is out of range, and isn't this something that the dealer should have checked pre-delivery?
I am now wondering if this was the problem with the magazine test vehicles earlier this year.
Still think its a great car!
#768 of 1002 Re: Transmission: Re: RR 2006 Supercharged [sam818]
Dec 06, 2005 (3:16 pm)
Print out the TSB and give your service advisor a call. The SC ranges use different software so they should not be the same but it might be a related problem.
#769 of 1002 Re: Transmission: Re: RR 2006 Supercharged [british_rover]
Dec 07, 2005 (12:56 pm)
FYI: I found this comment by John DiPeitro in Edmunds test of the 2005 Range Rover SuperCharged:
“Strangely, and out of character with the Range Rover's polished demeanor, the tranny shifted with a slight jolt on more than a few occasions, one time under part throttle while accelerating and another when the gas was quickly jabbed and then released.”
It appears strange that Land Rover did not follow-up on this, and mention made in the test.
#770 of 1002 Re: Transmission: Re: RR 2006 Supercharged [sam818]
Dec 08, 2005 (6:19 am)
They all do that, Land Rovers I mean from the LR3 up, to some extent I think because there is a lot of rotational mass in the permanent 4WD system and when you pulsate the throttle like that you get drive line shock. I have noticed it more in some vehicles then in others and the fix is usually to clear the memory of the addaptive transmission and then drive the car very hard.
#771 of 1002 1999 Range Rover ticking/tapping noise
Dec 12, 2005 (7:32 pm)
Hello - I have a 1999 Range Rover that had an engine replaced under warranty almost 3 years ago. The new engine has about 20k miles on it now and about 3-4 weeks ago we started to notice a ticking/tapping noise at idle. It drives just fine and you can only hear the noise when you are not in the car or the window is down at a drive-thru etc. Any ideas as to what this could be? Our mechanic friend in Virginia says that the valves are hydraulic, so there is no adjusting them. That it could possibly be a bad lifter? It does not do it when you first crank it up - when the engine is cold, but always does it at idle when it is warm. It seems to cycle a bit - louder amd softer and then not at all. Any ideas or insigt would be greatly appreciated! It seems that every time we take it to the dealer they just screw it up and there is no where close by to take it. Also, anybody had problems with filling these up with gas? It really is a drag when it is -10 degrees outside and you have to keep wrestling with the gas pump because it keeps clicking off. This is our 6th Land Rover and we love them, but have had the fuel problem on 2 of them now. Any suggestions or advice to either problem would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!!!!
#772 of 1002 Re: RR HSE vs LX470 [rcf8000]
Dec 13, 2005 (7:18 am)
Check the Lexus web site and compare the LX with a RR. I came up with 31 advantages for Lexus and 39 for RR. Lexus only shows their advantages, which I consider DECEPTIVE and not that honest.
Here are a few things I considered most important to ME. Please remember that others may feel differently. Look at things like: colors, 275 vs 305 hp, 5 vs 6 speed trans, independent suspension 2 vs 4 wheel, front and rear suspension, 18 vs 19" tires, single vs dual zone A/C control, front and rear brake size, Xenon headlights with washers, parking assist sensors, and finally interior storage.
RANGE ROVER WINS HANDS DOWN!!!!
#773 of 1002 Re: 2006 RR [sam818]
Dec 24, 2005 (3:36 pm)
I am considering leasing '06 RR Super Charged, I find that in the New York area you can get any color you want by just making a few calls.
You seem to be an expert on RR, overall, is it a good buy? I am specifically interested in cons/disappointment.
#774 of 1002 2006 Range Rover HSE Over Heating Problems?
Dec 27, 2005 (7:07 pm)
I've owned a 06 RR for two months and on 2 occasions have had the car over head and dried out the coolant. This last time I was in the snow and I had now power or traction to get through it and it overheated. 4 hours later the engine temp was down but I couldn't get the car over 50 mph on the freeway and the rpm didn't go over 3. This was before I refilled the coolant. On my way home at a light the car said Check Oil STOP engine and the car turned off and wouldnt start again. I check the engine oil and there was plenty of oil but the coolant was almost gone again. Has anybody had any simlar problems?
#775 of 1002 Re: 2006 Range Rover HSE Over Heating Problems? [brandondente]
Dec 28, 2005 (8:29 am)
You have had the RR overheat twice in the last two months and haven't taken it to the dealer to have it checked? Why?
Sounds like you might have a leak in the reservoir box because antifreeze normally doesn't evaporate from an overheated heated engine unless there is a leak.
Get that truck to the shop before you damage something!
#776 of 1002 Re: 2006 Range Rover HSE Over Heating Problems? [mark156]
Dec 28, 2005 (5:43 pm)
I took it in the first time and the said something was wrong with the fan and said they fixed it. Right now its in the shop and they are trying to find the leak. I will keep you posted