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Anyone watch it? - The RRC was awesome, and a few Toyota myths were put to rest!
 

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Leo said:
Anyone watch it? - The RRC was awesome, and a few Toyota myths were put to rest!
Yes I saw it, I never knew Range Rovers had a reputation for being unreliable (as Clarkson kept saying :think: ) just shows you how good they are, and were :clap:
 

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Leo said:
Anyone watch it? - The RRC was awesome, and a few Toyota myths were put to rest!
Yes I saw it, I never knew Range Rovers had a reputation for being unreliable (as Clarkson kept saying :think: ) just shows you how good they are, and were :clap:
They are good but the quality is definitely lacking in some areas. Like the tailgate!

It was nice to see a more interesting episode of top gear this week. It seem that recently all they do is destroy stuff!
 

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Thanks for the heads up about the episode. I found it on-line and I greatly enjoyed it. I will keep in mind not to drive a Rangie above 17,000 feet.

At least not a carburated one!

Very cool episode. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Sensational !

Just saw Season 14 with a trip across South America from Bolivia to Chile on Youtube. Use a Range Rover-for everything else ?

Cheerio,


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Fun to watch but never forget they are always surrounded by a camera crew and backup! Never more obvious than the mods they did in La Paz....must have taken days to lift the Toyota and trick it up. But the roads and the sand dunes were awesome! To be honest I reckon the P38 is probably the most unreliable RR ever!!!!!!! At least you can fettle the classic out in the wild!
 

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Fun to watch but never forget they are always surrounded by a camera crew and backup! Never more obvious than the mods they did in La Paz....must have taken days to lift the Toyota and trick it up. But the roads and the sand dunes were awesome! To be honest I reckon the P38 is probably the most unreliable RR ever!!!!!!! At least you can fettle the classic out in the wild!
Thats it pick on a 38 again, nowt wrong if they are properly looked after!
 

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Great episode!

Curious why they chose the add the internal roll cage in the Classic for the last part of the journey. The jungles and mountain pass had their fair share of rollover opportunities. If they'd left it stock it may have done better for the last part of the trip, except that last hill to the ocean.

A lot is staged... never-the-less very enjoyable. :thumb:
 

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Yes, leave the poor old P38s alone. (they are too weak to defend themselves!!) :wink:

I love to read people saying 'this is more unreliable or that is......ect'. If Defenders, Disco's, Series models, etc. are SOOOOOO reliable then WHY do they all have VERY active workshop sections on various online forums? All LR forums are full of people with ALL models asking how to fix something or announcing something else has fallen off!

Nothing wrong with that, we all know what we're getting into and a Land Rover, whether it be a 1950's SI or a late 90's P38 with all the toys, is just as much of a hobby than just transport.
 

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A lot is staged... never-the-less very enjoyable. :thumb:
It is called entertainment and it is what makes it the most popular TV show in the world. I class the show as a comedy and I always get a laugh watching it. That is why I love the show so much.
 

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is there an internet link to view this on-line? we don't get top gear here in Shanghai
 

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is there an internet link to view this on-line? we don't get top gear here in Shanghai
Just try putting into a search engine such as google.

Great episode BTW, we are obviously biased but great entertainment all the same.
 

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The link is over on the General Chatter section of the board. See first posting in "Top Gear".
 

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Thanks, that was awesome.
We should have a poll. If you were doing the same trip, what year classic would you take? I think I would take my 94, wouldn't do the big wheels though, maybe swap the BW for a locking centre diff and 215/85/r16 tires, but that's it.
 

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Good point, I thought of that but there are so few tdi classics around. Didn't the 3 guys give up before the vehicles?
 

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Ok the guy in Florida is going to give you guys a lesson on Altitude and engines. The only thing with curves in Floida is our women. :lol:


In carbureted cars the mixture dosn't change automatically with the changing oxygen levelings. As the oxygen levels deplete the engine runs richer and richer losing power. The only way to get around this is to get out and adjust you mixture on the carb or install a mixture control knob like you fnd in older airplanes. With fuel injection the O2 sensors and mass air flow sensor tell the system how much are is avalible and in return it either leans or inrichens the mixture going into the motor. You do loose horse power no matter what but with fuel injection you loose alot less.
 
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