2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 71k FSH - Exploding Engine - hookster66

Hi All. Joined the motorway slip road, accelerated, lost all power and slowed to a halt. huge trail of oil.n.s.f whell lathered in the stuff. Inspected by garage engineer who concluded that the turbo popped first, causing all the oil to be sucked out. bits of the impeller went into the engine and gnarled at that.

I was fortunate to find a genuine LR replacement engine, crated and ready to fit, via an internet search. An independent specialist is fitting the engine. I havent gone down the LR dealership route as the initial quote was @ £14000, this way I can do it for @£10000. Whilst looking at LR and RR forums I found that a number of others had suffered similarly, and so though I might have a go at clawing back via the manufacturer.

I contacted LR asking them for a contribution. they were initailly open to the request and requested more details via a list of questions.On learning that the engine was already removed from the car LR said that it would only have inspected the engine had it still been in the car, rather than on the pallet it now sits on., and so wont help.

I'd like to gain a professional engineer's report, and submit it, (if it states turbo failure leading to engine destroyed) and submit it to LR, with a rather more direct request for contribution. Anyone have any advice/recommendations ?

Gary

2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 71k FSH - Exploding Engine - RobJP

It's 7 years old. Under any reading of Sale and Supply of goods acts, consumer protection, etc. you'll find that Landrover have absolutely no liability any more. Any request for payment would be exactly that - a request - and you can't show that a 7 year old component failing (the turbo) was due to poor workmanship or materials, as the fact that it has lasted 7 years shows that it was built and put in properly.

Sorry, to tell you, but you're wasting your time - and the cost of the engineer's report - attempting to force Landrover to pay out

2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 71k FSH - Exploding Engine - daveyjp

Unfortunately this looks like another example of a low annual mileage diesel going pop.

2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 71k FSH - Exploding Engine - RobJP

Unfortunately this looks like another example of a low annual mileage diesel going pop.

Really ? 10k a year, 7 years old ? If it had 140k on the clock, would you be claiming that it was another example of high mileage diesels being unreliable ?

Far more likely to have been switched off a lot of times with the turbo still hot, carbon deposits around the bearings, and failure from that.

2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 71k FSH - Exploding Engine - daveyjp
Low mileage is no good for diesels, they don't operate at high temperatures for long enough and this leads to problems. I have suffered the results myself.

The engine will be full of carbon and oil deposits which have found their way into all the galleries and eventually into the turbo.



 

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