Fraser Takes Another!!!

Submitted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 18:04
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 18:39

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 18:39
More pics and video of that vehicles recovery are on the I got Bogged at Inskip Facebook page...don't have to be on Facebook to view them either (I'm not on it). Recovery was actually done with a tilt tray truck and a tractor with a bucket attached on the front of it, not an excavator as that news article reports.
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Reply By: Batt's - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 22:07

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 22:07
Can't say I feel for them driving on the beach with low profile road tyres which make it a lot harder especially in soft sand I wonder if the pressures had been reduced. Not much experience except for the one of loosing an expensive vehicle and polluting the ocean great.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 22:21

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 22:21
Well not an expensive vehicle - an old RR - for sure a loss to the owner but P38s are not worth much as there were no diesels in Aust and all were V8 petrols.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 22:22

Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 22:22
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Lowering pressure in low-profile tyres does not much increase the footprint before you are sitting on the rims.

Looks a fairly early model and a bit worse for wear on the underside so perhaps not too much of a loss. But all hell to pay if it was Daddy's!
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 10:11

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 10:11
Polluting the ocean? I find myself wondering if the oil leaks out of an upside-down Rover less than when it's on its wheels?
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 10:14

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 10:14
No great loss, it's only a Range Rover! Now, if it was a Landcruiser - that would be good reason to wail loudly! [:^)

A mate currently has a 2007 2.7TDI Range Rover and he's towed his 'van from W.A. to Victoria as part of his "big lap".

He's had nothing but brake trouble with it, since he bought it (about 2014, with 120,000kms on the clock).
He got the master cylinder rebuilt before he left - now he's telling us he's lost power assistance to the brakes and he's struggling to stop the rig.

What is worse, he's struggling to find anyone who can offer him competent Range Rover repair - with every dealer and repairer scratching their heads, and wasting money chasing problems that they create, or doing repairs that are sub-standard.

He reckons he's completely lost confidence in the vehicle, and he's turned around and coming home, to try and fix the problems himself.

I keep telling him, the major problem is, it's a Range Rover!
I just love their stunt of having to lift the entire body off the chassis, just to carry out modest engine repairs!

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Follow Up By: tim_c - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 11:25

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 11:25
"he's struggling to find anyone who can offer him competent Range Rover repair"

Noting you still see a few of them driving around suggests there must be someone out there who's had a bit of practice :-)
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 20:49

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 20:49
Ron what does your point have to do with the drowning of a vehicle on Fraser.

But now that you have raised the point, what routine work requires the body to come off?

What doesn't your mate just get the master and maybe the booster replaced - anyone can do it - even a toyota mechanic - nothing special there. If your mate cannot find anyone to do the work he has not looked.

Oh and by the way - yes there are some major work like replacing an engine where it is easier to take the body off - but it was designed that way so is removed in a couple of hours.

It is amazing how every one seems to know a mate, friend, cousin who knows someone who has had issues but the people who actually own them dont have the issues that these mates friends seem to have.

Oh - and the car you referred to is not a Range Rover - it is a Range Rover Sport - yes sounds the same but is a completely different vehicle and has virtually nothing in common with the Range Rover. The 2.7 was never fitted to the proper Range Rover, only the Range Rover Sport and the Discovery which are basically the same vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Stevemac - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 21:32

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 21:32
Dunno Gary. We’ve known for decades if it’s not a Ford, Holden, Toyota or Nissan, Aussie mechanics are phooked. Blame it on the car. Never heard of these so called problems when I lived in the States and there were Rangies and Discos all over the place.
I came here in the late 80s and brought my Quattro over. Eventually tried to trade it and all I got was, “nah mate. We don’t go for them East European Ordies in Orstraylia”. Clowns thought it was a bloody Lada. No wonder they have a laugh in Europe. They think we go around in horse and cart or Toyota’s. Well... partly true.
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Follow Up By: axle - Friday, May 04, 2018 at 22:28

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 22:28
And a V8 Toyo motor is easy to work on!!,,, Get a Grip Ron!

Try removing rear spark plugs out of V6 Toyo motor thats jammed in a camry or aurion,,in a hurry!,,makes the landrover products a breeze to work on.

Cheers Axle,
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Follow Up By: Jarse - Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 08:38

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 08:38
Not to mention the exploding diffs, faulty towbars, crook injector seals which cause the engine to destroy itself, insatiable oil thirst, faulty brake boosters, gear stick gate failures etc...

Oops, that's not Land Rover. Oh, what a feeling :D
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 09:41

Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 09:41
Talking car brands is like talking religion or football teams, pretty pointless at the end of the day. The fact is all brands are in a race to the bottom quality wise. Land Rover is better than it was, Toyota getting worse, but economics will see them all disposable items that will make buying another one a more frequent necessity. I think that guy needs a new Rangie now....I call insurance job. :)
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Reply By: Paul E6 - Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 20:44

Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 20:44
The range rover has been a revolutionary off roader, that made its jap rivals look like nineteenth century ox carts. And I have owned neither.
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