Search found 43 matches

by Lofty1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Maintenance charging battery
Replies: 39
Views: 8487

Re: Maintenance charging battery

Thanks Mamil your advice is much appreciated.👍
by Lofty1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Maintenance charging battery
Replies: 39
Views: 8487

Re: Maintenance charging battery

Is it OK to leave the cover to the battery compartment off when driving the DS? As it is a real faff to keep taking it off every time I want to connect the maintenance charger when it is in the garage.
by Lofty1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Maintenance charging battery
Replies: 39
Views: 8487

Re: Maintenance charging battery

I know I should have RTFM. I now have read page 266 of the Owner’s Manual and it says under the heading “Charging the vehicle battery” that “If the vehicle’s battery should require charging, the battery must be removed from the vehicle”. I am now confused as elsewhere in the manual that special tool...
by Lofty1
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Maintenance charging battery
Replies: 39
Views: 8487

Maintenance charging battery

I have just bought a CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger and intend to use it following a weak battery start engine warning when opening the tailgate. I have some queries before using the charger: 1. My LR dealer said to just expose the battery by taking off the cover (being careful not to drop the fixings...
by Lofty1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Out of the frying pan into the fire?
Replies: 12
Views: 2534

Re: Out of the frying pan into the fire?

Thanks Barnish. I would like a Stelvio Quadrofogolia (sp?) but £75,000 and 3.7 sec 0 to 60 is a bit much LOL. I will certainly test drive an FPace and perhaps the Merc GLC. My DS has been to the dealers more times in two years than my FL2 did in 9 years.
by Lofty1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Out of the frying pan into the fire?
Replies: 12
Views: 2534

Out of the frying pan into the fire?

After two years ownership of my DS complete with the usual problems I am seriously considering getting an Alpha Romeo Stelvio SUV with a petrol engine. Am I mad?😳
by Lofty1
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Prince Philips crash
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Prince Philips crash

I am not too sure but despite the BBC report that Prince Philip was driving a Range Rover it looks like a Land Rover Freelander 2. Can anyone confirm this?
by Lofty1
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: JLR job losses
Replies: 19
Views: 3172

Re: JLR job losses

All the commentators mention the reasons for the reduction of staffing as due to China, Dieselgate and BREXIT. No mention anywhere about the “elephant in the room” which is their appalling reliability record. Consistently near the bottom of the various motor magazines reliability tables. Also people...
by Lofty1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Anti Freeze Specification
Replies: 6
Views: 4186

Anti Freeze Specification

Does anyone know whether Halfords ready mixed 50/50 OAT anti freeze complies with the STJLR.651.5003 specification? Halfords website is not very helpful as it does not list the approved specification for the DS and only refers one to the manufacturers recommendations. Whilst the JLR dealer says that...
by Lofty1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Servicing question
Replies: 30
Views: 5574

Re: Servicing question

My car is booked in for its first service at the dealer this week. The car has done 14,500 miles and had one FOC oil and filter change at 7,000 miles. My question is does anyone know what one gets for the £500 plus cost of Service A other than an oil and filter change? As one does not get a sevice b...