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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Cheaper than a chunk of the 405 range though eh ;)

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Tempting :P just need that lottery win :cry:

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Well today I learned that my Range Rover is a liar :lol:

I'm sure this picture says it all!

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Annoyingly it ran out at the bottom of a hill at a junction on the M8. I was fully intending to come off there anyway as right at the top there was a Shell station where I was going to fill it :cry:

After 50 minutes of sitting in the car watching a DVD the Police turned up and sat behind me, then a Traffic Scotland van turned up, followed 5 minutes later by the Land Rover Assistance guy who lent me a gallon of petrol to get me to the filling station.

Apparently Land Rover have subcontracted the Assistance contract to the AA so apparently now it's quite common if you break down in an LR you will get LR Assistance when you call the AA.

The guy was having a quiet afternoon so plugged his computer into the SC and checked all the codes, then cleared them. All I had was low voltage from the fault battery last month, fuel pressure low due to running out and bulb failure warnings due to having the LED rear lights fitted. Quite reassuring to know that there's nothing nasty lurking underneath :)

David.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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That's a big fat 49 mi-lie :shock:

A lesson for all who believe these fuel efficiency computers [-X

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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That really is very inaccurate, it seems to reckon that you had 4 gallons left :-D
I'd get that temperature gauge checked too.

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Well nothing much to report on the fleet, everything seems to be behaving as it should.

The Activa hasn't moved in about 6 weeks until last night. I went to it fully expecting the battery to be flat as previously before the engine was changed it didn't like sitting for much more then 2-3 weeks before the battery went flat.

I've still not put a CPH with a known code in it and coded the immobiliser so I can only assume that it's something to do with the remote central locking/immobiliser that was draining the battery. Either that or there was something on the TCT ECU/Loom/etc. that was draining the battery.

In other news I've just taxed the XM online this afternoon so that we can make an appearance at the 25 Anniversary bash. :) Other then going to it's MOT it's not been anywhere since it's MOT this year, and last year it went out for dinner twice to a country pub about 30 miles from home and then to Wetherby so it'll do it good to get a run down this year.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Be good to see you there, I'm taking the Xantia for the final run out the year, well at least for me.

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When is the XM bash?

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CitroJim wrote:When is the XM bash?
May I draw your attention to http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... 24&t=48720" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote:When is the XM bash?
May I draw your attention to http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... 24&t=48720" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Thanks Steve, attention drawn. I should be able to make an appearance there on the Saturday :-D

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Im going to that too, be good to see you both there.

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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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Bill, when are you going? Interested in convoying down? Could maybe pick Steve up on the way!!

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I'm going down on the Friday, and stopping until the Monday.

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I'll probably go on the Saturday or Sunday depending on what my good lady has planned :)

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I took the Activa out tonight and have done about 100 miles in it.

Everything ran perfectly. Stopped and put some petrol in it and when I started it again the temperature gauge had plummeted. The water temp gauge was sitting down at 60 degrees.

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Oil temperature was still normal at just less then 100 degrees.

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After another 6 or 7 miles back home and a couple of minutes idling the temperature had risen to this:

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With the temperature gauge at the reading above, about 75 degrees the fan was on at a low level so I'm wondering if the temperature sensor that feeds the dials isn't working quite right.

Other then that though the car was running perfectly :)

David.