The owner could not remove the key from the ignition of a 2004 Vogue.
The advice from Ward – Workshop manager at GCA was as follows
1. There is an interlock system where the “lock” affects several components within the vehicle
2. Ensure “park” is engaged. If not, that alone would prevent key removal.
3. Do NOT attempt to remove the mechanism – that may cause serious problems. Take it to a specialist
Until now, only authorised dealers could remove the cylinder heads on a TD V8 due to the need for special tools. GCA now has that facility. Contact Stuart or Ward on 02 9550 2689 for further details
As an update to this blog, here are some pictures of a Range Rover Sport where the body has been removed to provide full access to the engine and transmission.
DON’T DO THIS AT HOME! Or for that matter – smart not to trust your friendly local service centre with a job like this.
Graeme Cooper Automotive does not experiment on customer vehicles! Stuart has acquired a fine LM Vogue that will shortly be converted to dual fuel. This will eliminate any installation issues and make a similar job for a customer “bulletproof”
GCA have already installed dual fuel systems on many other vehicles, including Discoveries and P38 Range Rovers