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Let's Not Be Practical (or, Chad's New Build Journal)

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ENTRY 004: Baja Shakedown Run

What's the best way to find out if a new-to-you, 100k+ mile, British vehicle not known for reliability needs some work?

Take it on a 1200+mile trip to another country, of course! :jumping::sombrero:

We headed down to Ensenada and spent some time looking around, eating great food, tasting great wine, and relaxing. The Sport did great and didn't give us any trouble. We did, unfortunately, have a local back into us and scratch the bumper, quarter panel, and crack the taillight. Bummer, but not a huge deal. :(

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Gorgeous photos - glad to see the RRS on the move down to Baja... and ending up at wineries.  How posh.   :D  ;)


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ENTRY 005: Giving Up


Test fitting the AdvPup

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If your dog doesn't want to go back in the doghouse and keeps standing around the boot area of your RRS, just remember you started it.   Looks great!


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392mm is looking good so far, and puts the speedo dead on accurate without a Check Engine Light. Here's the email I sent to Gap.

 

 

Hi Patrick & Team, 

 
Updating on the tire radius size issue from yesterday. I have a 100mi daily commute which makes testing go quickly. 
 
My working theory is the ECU tolerates up to an 8% variance from expectation.
Original value for 2009 US Spec Range Rover Sport with 255/55/19 wheels is 364mm radius. 
My new tires are Cooper Discoverer AT3 in 275/65/18: the manufacturer publishes an "actual" diameter of 32.09" = 815mm dia = 407.5mm radius. Below are the results of my testing: 
 
Set Value: 404mm || Result: CEL On || Variance: 110.9%
Set Value: 384mm || Result: CEL Off || Variance: 105.5%
Set Value: 394mm || Result: CEL On || Variance: 108.2%
Set Value: 390mm || Result: CEL Off || Variance: 107.1%
Set Value: 392mm || Result: CEL Off || Variance: 107.7%
 
In the CEL On conditions above, the CEL lit within 2-10 miles of driving. So far I have about 40 miles of city and highway driving on 392mm and the test for speed sensor is complete, and there is no pending or confirmed code. I managed to hit 90mph, GPS confirmed, in one empty stretch to confirm speedometer accuracy and see if variance at higher speeds mattered. I'm feeling pretty confident about the 8% threshold but I'll let you know if this changes. 
 
Hope that helps. 
 
Best
Chad

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