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So I've finally bought myself a Range Rover Sport 4.2 V8 Supercharged. I've had it for about a month but I haven't yet had time to share it with you.

I could write a lot of text, but I thought videos may give you a better idea of the car. I'd love to hear your opinion on the car in general as well as the minor issues I'm having!

I'm in Sales & Marketing for a car company and I have a garage with all possible tools and machines to my disposal. I have a business in which I've been building custom bikes and mopeds, so I consider myself more or less mechanically inclined, although I am not an authorized car mechanic. With the help of my current technicians team, I'm hoping to cheaply fix any and all minor issues my Range Rover might encounter.

It's a Range Rover Sport 4.2 V8 Supercharged from 2007. It has 65'000km on it, which is around 40'000 miles. I paid CHF 22'000 for it, which is about US $21'000 / € 20'000 / £14'000. I think that's a fair price for a 2007 model with relatively low mileage.

Here's an overal intro video to my Range Rover Sport


This is a vide showing the clucking sound when strongly moving the steering wheel from left to right whilst driving. Unfortunately, you cannot really hear the clucking sound, but I was hoping that with the imitation of the movement, you could imagine the sound.


Some issues I'm having, as shown in the videos above, are:
  • The small door handle skin clips broke off when removing. Is there any proper way of removing these? I am planning on having new ones painted, but I want to be sure how to put them back properly.
  • There's a slight clucking sound when driving and strongly moving the steering wheel left to right. I know this isn't how you usually drive, but it's a possible MOT issue.
  • The rear right seat belt has been chewed on by the previous owner's dog. This is surely an MOT issue. Is there a tutorial, manual or video on how to replace the rear seat belt?
 

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The clicking sound you hear when rapidly steering left / right at highway speeds may be normal for cars fitted with Dynamic Response (the active stabilizer bars, which are standard on your trim.) See TSB attached for a thorough explanation, along with a couple of checks you can perform yourself.
 

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The clicking sound you hear when rapidly steering left / right at highway speeds may be normal for cars fitted with Dynamic Response (the active stabilizer bars, which are standard on your trim.) See TSB attached for a thorough explanation, along with a couple of checks you can perform yourself.
Thanks a lot! That clarifies matters.

I am looking for the rear right seatbelt for my Range Rover Sport. Is there anything I have to specifically take care of when replacing the seat belt? I first need to find a seat belt - is this the correct part number?

[h=1]EVL501040[/h]
 
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