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#1024 of 1131 LR2 - Vapor Lock
Sep 04, 2008 (6:22 pm)
I have a 2008 LR2 SE and purchased it when they first came out in 2007. I am at 35,000 now. Overall I have been very pleased with the LR2. But lately an issue has started involving starting the LR2. This always happens after you have been driving around for awhile, but when you go to restart the engine. You put your foot on the break and hit the start button. The engine starts and then dies. You try to start it again and it starts and then dies. After continuing to keep trying and pushing the gas pedel to keep it going, it finally stays running.
I brought this up to the Land Rover dealer and was told that Land Rover is aware of this problem and he called it Vapor Lock. He told me Land Rover does not have a fix to the problem yet and are working on it. Their only help was that I insert the key in and out of the ignition hole a few times to keep resetting the engine. This works only part of the times, but it still happens. So BEWARE!
I would love to hear if more LR2 owners are experiencing this problem.
#1025 of 1131 Re: LR2 - Vapor Lock [bstoecker]
Sep 05, 2008 (10:41 am)
I've got 21,000 on my LR2 and have had the same problem in very hot weather. It is very intermittent ... latest software seemed to help some but I got the same story from my dealer.
#1026 of 1131 Re: LR2 - Vapor Lock [comerbuck]
Sep 21, 2008 (5:29 am)
I had a software update in August, part of my SE 22.5K scheduled service and was told the update would take care of the warm start in hot temp. problem. I've only seen it twice, but living in Minnesota we don't have that many 95+ degree days, so it's hard to say if it was fixed. The no sound from the stereo problem was supposed to be fixed too, and I haven't seen that since the update.
I have seen a recent increase in my MPG, from 21 to 25 on the highway, at around 75 degrees and 70+ MPH. Not sure if the software update changed anything, or maybe breaking 20K miles made a difference.
#1027 of 1131 Re: Blackberry 9000 Bold pairing with LR2 [roberto6]
Sep 29, 2008 (6:58 am)
i recently bought an unlocked blackberry 9000 bold activated on at&t.
i can pair the phone with the 2008 lr2 and make/receive calls. no patch was needed.
the problem i'm having is when i copy the phone book to the car, only the phone numbers are being copied, not the contact names. so i have no idea who i'm calling or who's calling me.
i've tried several blackberry forums and different bluetooth settings with no luck.
i called landrover direct and spoke to a non-tech support rep who told me that not all blackberry phones are compatible.
how can certain aspects of my phone be compatible and other aspects not?
#1028 of 1131 LR2's Snow Traction System? Just expensive chains?
Oct 24, 2008 (10:12 am)
I own a 2008 LR2 SE and am about to dish out $700 big ones for the LR2's Snow Traction System, but started to wonder if it's worth it. First off, it's over $700!!! Secondly, they're only for the front tires, which means you get zilch for the back tires. I live in Upstate NY where we get, on average, 6-12 inches of snowfall per session.
Has anyone had any experience with Land Rover's Snow Traction system yet?
Is it recommended to go with cheaper chains such as can be found on the Atlantic British Ltd. website?
Any issues with manufacturer's warranty if I use anything but LR's system?
Is it better to just buy 4 studded snow tires or just snow tires in general rather than dishing out dinero for chains for this vehicle?
#1029 of 1131 Re: LR2's Snow Traction System? Just expensive chains? [sixthflick]
Oct 24, 2008 (7:28 pm)
Do NOT spend $700 for the "snow traction system". That's just a set of snow chains which you could find a non-brand-name set on Ebay for like $100. I just bought a set of snow tires and rims in black chrome PVD for $2200 shipped. You could buy just the snow tires for $700! (tirerack.com)
#1030 of 1131 Re: LR2's Snow Traction System? Just expensive chains? [ucla95]
Oct 26, 2008 (8:29 am)
If you are worried about snow traction, a better buy than the $700 for a set of chains would be a set of Nokian WR or WRG2 tires, which will cost the same (if your tires are brand new, you may get trade in value for them). The Nokians are all season, yet winter rated tires that work very well on snow, ice, and whatever. You can read more about them at canadiandriver.com
Oct 26, 2008 (8:32 am)
Has Land Rover made any comments about possible software changes to minimize the LR2's tendency to lift wheels in hard turns?
You can see this at Consumers Union site. Land Rover claims hitting a cone caused the tip up, but if you look really closely, you can see the vehicle's lifting its back wheel just before it bumps the cone.
Don't get me wrong - I liked the LR2's layout and feel, but in end passed on it because of limited dealers (1 in our area) and hilly local area that would have wreaked havoc on gas mileage (the upcoming LR hybrid will fix the latter).
#1032 of 1131 Re: the CU tip-up [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 29, 2008 (8:14 am)
They put a spoiler on the HSE! That's a big change.
#1033 of 1131 Re: LR2's Snow Traction System? Just expensive chains? [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 31, 2008 (8:35 pm)
Okay, so I'm in agreement about not buying the $700 snow traction system (I just found them online at RoverCity.com for $557 - does that make a difference) and am planning on going with the snow tires.
Any thoughts on the Blizzaks?
Also, I've heard it's best to use steel wheels in lieu of the stock alloy wheels during winter time driving. Only trouble is, I haven't been able to find steel wheels anywhere online for the 2008 LR2 - stock wheels are 18x8.0-in. aluminum alloys. I'd like to get the steel wheels and some snow tires. Any thoughts?