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I fancied a little project for the winter months and something to put a grin on my face during my 11 mile commute to work [:O]

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MY93 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 EFi V8 with 125K on the clock, 4 previous owners, the last of which owned her for 6 years and pampered her.

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The factory fitted toys included are endless for a car of 13 years, and they all still work, how long for, I just don't know;

Electric windows, sunroof, heated front and rear screens, heated leather front seats, full electric movement with set position memory of front seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, air suspension with up 90mm of travel, AC, headlight washers, 4 speed auto, hi and low transfer box.....

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http://images20.fotki.com/v373/photos/3/365358/4440529/IMG_0399-vi.jpg

She even has a factory fitted sub and amp !!

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Plans are to run her as a daily driver for the next few months, bank balance depending, hopefully taking in a few green lanes. During this time I will put my detailing products to good use and restore her to her former glory. Then if I start to enjoy the benefits of wafting around, I'll probably fit a CATless exhausts, along with a Megasquirt ECU, removal of the distributor cap and then hopefully this will lead to a gain in MPG, as she's currently running around 9-11 MPG, which equates to 50p per mile, so out of a 81l tank I'll be lucky to see a range over 200 miles.
 

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Nice car , looks well cherished.

My dad has owns one of these from new on an old M Reg. Imported it from Scandinavia in a beige colour. Its nothing speical now like but for the age its quite a clean car. with 124k on the clock.

It has the Rover V8 twin carb engine and the cylinder heads have never been off it! One thing hes modified is the rear trailing arm bushes as they are prone to pulling out, hes just put polyflex ones in.

You`ll enjoy green laning in her [y]

My dad hardly uses it now as he said it was returning about 9mpg [:O]

Hope its a good runner for you
 

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9mpg!? You can't call that a jalopy!! Damn!!!

Good choice though, completely different to most other cars. But 9mpg!? Can't get over that!!
 

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They do have an awesome sound to them! Proper trademark tone.

EJO, thats the reason my dads got a nasty peugeot diesel as his "daily runner" [:D]

You`ve got some nice spec on that car. You need the big bull bars up front and massive winter wheels / tyres.
 

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Then if I start to enjoy the benefits of wafting around, I'll probably fit a CATless exhausts, along with a Megasquirt ECU, removal of the distributor cap and then hopefully this will lead to a gain in MPG, as she's currently running around 9-11 MPG, which equates to 50p per mile, so out of a 81l tank I'll be lucky to see a range over 200 miles.
I hope your buying plenty of shares in shell, I think I might start. I cant get mine down to those sort of figures without practically killing my engine.

Enjoy your wafting though.
 

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9mpg!? You can't call that a jalopy!! Damn!!!

Good choice though, completely different to most other cars. But 9mpg!? Can't get over that!!
I suppose it only falls into the jalopy category because of the price paid for the 2.5 tonnes of metal, just over ?2K, which to me is a lot of motor for the money. If you spend a few more pennies this is what she'll be capable off;

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As you can see, the options are endless.
 

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Bloody awesome. I bet that was a ?50k car in its day - serious piece of kit.?My Dad had an 86 Vogue - think it was a 3.5 V8 - in Navy Blue, bull bars etc when I was about 4.?Its amazing how far interiors have come! As for fuel consumption, these did only 15-18 MPG urban combined cycle when they were new.?I hope you like maintenance though, you are going to have hours of fun with your Haynes manual!?
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Then if I start to enjoy the benefits of wafting around, I'll probably fit a CATless exhausts, along with a Megasquirt ECU, removal of the distributor cap and then hopefully this will lead to a gain in MPG, as she's currently running around 9-11 MPG, which equates to 50p per mile, so out of a 81l tank I'll be lucky to see a range over 200 miles.
I hope your buying plenty of shares in shell, I think I might start. I cant get mine down to those sort of figures without practically killing my engine.

Enjoy your wafting though.
Funny as it sounds, my petrol purchases at Shell goes towards by holiday fund due to earning BA miles with Pluspoints and using a BA Amex card, I just now need to investigate if it's more economical to earn BA miles for Petrol purchases from Tescos or Shell, as both offer BA miles.
 

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looks good, Russ. If you wanna go green laning, let me know and I'll put you in touch with my brother. He's got a couple of V8 landies ( they're currently chopping one up, adding a supercharged 3.9 V8 and are lowering it....12 inches[:|] ). One of his mates is a LandRover experience instructor and he drives a 5 litre V8 110 - its silly fast and he's seen 2-3mpg
 

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I was just about to say the same

BL, Austin, Rover, Triumph, one collective parts bin of mostly rubbish.

I'd say that was more of a toy than a jalopy. 2k and 9MPG simply cannot be classed as a cheap winter runabout, neither can what will be horrendous parts and repair bills if it starts to go wrong, which unfortunately they tend to do, regardless of how well they have been maintained.

All I can say is enjoy, and I hope you have budgeted for such a beast!!

BTW, who spends the winter detailing their daily ride, especially when it is no doubt going to be subject to some serious turf shredding and mud splattering at some point!
 

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awesome bit of kit! just needs the side steps taken off and a big fat winch bolted to the front, then get it on the green laning tracks! 9mpg's not bad for a big 4x4 like that. i have a mate that has a fully modifed landrover 90 has a bored out 3.9 V8 a racing cell fuel tank, cost ?300 to fill up and does 3-5mpg, depending on how heavy his foot is, and another mate has a 5.0 V8 firebird.

enjoy it and use it for what its meant for. (not bumping up over kerbs on the school run) lol
 

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Great cars,

loads of leyland bits real throw back maestro clocks and switchgear morris marina door handles...

still a nice place to be.... My old man had one from new in 1989..AFAIK the vogue SE was around 32k then yours was probably about 38-40k

They will go wrong and will cost money ... but hey find a good specialist and its easy to sort...

I would replace the dizzy rotor leads and plugs as a matter of course, also if it has a viscous cooling fan spend ?100 and replace it with an electric one, this mod alone will save 3-4 mpg.... it should return 15mpg round town, if kickdown isnt used and around 20mpg if 70mph is adhered to on the motorway
 

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Just though I'll give an update on the Rangie after 1,200 miles, 410l and ?374 in petrol, things have been good.

I've only changed the oil and fitted a new air filter, and had to replace and oil breather hose and T piece due the occasional stall at traffic lights;

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This weekend was the first wash since purchase, and boy did she need it. But the results quite impressive for a quick wash and rinse with AG Auto Gloss;

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I've also managed to find a new job which requires using the train up to London every day, so need to decide what to do with the old girl. Project, dirty weekend play thing or sale ?
 

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Too good to be a weekend mud toy... if I was you use your best dteailing skills and get here sold (using marks write up for ebay piston heads etc) you will make a tidy profit I reckon, and buy an old knackered diesel disco for green laning etc
 
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