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Old 01 August 2006, 18:15   #171
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Pray tell......
Got to be careful - don't want to get him the sack. The only Jap/Korean vehicles they aren't agents for is Honda.
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Old 03 August 2006, 09:23   #172
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Which "top jap cars" still use timing chains?
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Old 03 August 2006, 10:51   #173
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Which "top jap cars" still use timing chains?
Loads of cars are going back to chains!!!
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Old 03 August 2006, 21:35   #174
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Loads of cars are going back to chains!!!
my jag xjr v8 had 4 timing chains which need replacing at 60k miles together with all the tensioners etc at a small fee of around 2k

my v8 bmw had timing chains, not sure how many, that are there for life, local garage has never known one go

the td5 has a timing chain that is apparently ok for life too
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Rover V8 engine is the best - the chain is sort short they never go and don't need a tensioner either!!!

Ferraris are the worst for belt changes - on some the engine has to come out.
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..... In the Pyrenees I saw more Landies than anywhere else - funny how people whose lives depend on them CHOOSE Land Rovers all the time!!!
...or Santanas..?

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I have had 4 LRs now and apart from a bit of TLC on the service side I have NEVER had a single breakdown or real problem. More than can be said for a lot of new cars I have driven.
I've had more than a dozen... and they've all had problems.. my current one is "under investigation" for an engine management fault...again.. doesn't mean I don't like 'em though...
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...or Santanas..?



I've had more than a dozen... and they've all had problems.. my current one is "under investigation" for an engine management fault...again.. doesn't mean I don't like 'em though...
I DO know the difference!!! Only saw a small number of Santanas - most of them were the home grown genuine article!!!

Talking of which how the hell does Santana get away with what they are doing now? They used to build Land Rovers under licence - now they sell their "own" vehicle - seems splashing isn't restricted to the boat industry!!!
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Talking of Landies, I was up round the Coventry area last week and spotted what I think is the as-yet unreleased new model Disco being roadtested with the black cloth all over it not once but 3 times.

Looked pretty much like the current model but slightly lower/wider from the front. Couldn't see much of the sides for the cloth.
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spotted what I think is the as-yet unreleased new model Disco being roadtested with the black cloth all over it not once but 3 times.
That'll be the as-yet unreleased new model Defender, then
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Hey, all I know is the front looked like a wider lower current model disco

And... it didn't look much like this

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