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Hello everyone, I'm Alex, and I am as new as a newbe can get. Just got my hands on a 2012 Evoque Pure last week down here on this rock in the southern caribbean and it's a Grey 2.0L petrol auto awd. Never owned a RR before so i am new to this vehicle as it gets. It is doing just around 56000 KM (35000 miles). My wife has been talking about how much she loves the look of the evoque since like the day we met lol. So as this one came up for sale by a family friend i decided to grab it and surprise her.

So lets get a bit into some details, this buity has had one owner (an older gentleman who practically drove it to his office and favourite golf course then back home) and was purchased new from our local LR dealer. I managed to get the service history which was all basic service items for the first three years. After the warranty expired the guy decided to have it serviced by our local LR specialist as his cost was more favourable than the stealers.

Before purchase I tried to do some research and found this friendly and very knowlegeable community that gave me a lot of good info on what to look for during the viewing and test drive. The vehicle drove nicely, smooth, no noses, no error codes, no rust, very clean interior and exterior etc. I asked the guy what was done recenty and what issues he had to deal with in the past.

He said that the battery was replaced about a year ago, new brake pads (front and rear) and oil change done a few months ago. also installed a set of new TOYO tires.

Issues were leaking ac evaporator that was replaced 2 years ago, radiator/condenser fans were replaced around the same time.

After the test drive i felt satisfied and decided to purchase. He gave me the contact info for the LR specialist and said to give him a call if any issues should arise.

Brought the car home, put a mini christmas tree on the hood and scored some points with the wife (hopefully for a few years but realistically probably a few weeks or days if i'm lucky lol).

Anyway, after driving it for a few days i noticed the Ac was not really cooling to my liking during the day (it gets to around 34C out in the sun) and i was hearing a hissing sound now and then behind the dash somewhere. So i called up the LR guy and he was happy to come to my house that evening. He had a look, checked the gas pressure and said it was a bit on the low side and gave it a top up. After that the cooling improved and i have not heard the hissing sound since. He told me to monitor and report if anything changes.

After he finished with the ac i got him into a conversation on what other works he did on the vehicle in the past and he did say he changed the fans and the evaporator due to a leak two years ago. He then went on to say that about a month ago he replaced the rear diff..... Reason being there was some nose or clicking sound coming from it while driving. He said it was a very expensive job and not to worry as everything was done using a brand new diff etc. Not sure why the previous owner failed to mention this, my guess would be he did not want to scare me away. Oh well i guess having a new rear diff could be a positive thing. I hope it holds out lol.

Now that i have outlined the history, I would really appreciate for you gents and ladies to help me out with some general service items that I am starting to reseach. This includes timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, transmission oil transfer case oil, front diff oil changes. From the info i have at hand i believe those items were never done before. I have not gotten the chance to search on here for those items so if anyone can help me out it would be really great. I am guessing because of the age it is probably right around the corner. Also any part numbers for any of the items would help me a lot to find the correct parts.

All that aside, like i said so far this beauty drives really nice and smooth, very powerful, very resposive and sporty around the corners and most importantly the wife loves it.

Sorry for the looooong post, looking forward to any advice, tips, comments. Cheeeers!
 

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Welcome Lexx, great first post and sounds like you got hold of a very nice Evoque there. 馃憣
 
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Welcome Lexx, as Doogi says , sounds like a well cared for car you've bought. Most first generation Evoques here are diesel so I've no idea about belts/waterpumps etc but hopefully someone more knowledgable will be along soon to advise.
 

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Hi and welcome to Evoque ownership and to this excellent forum.

Love to see some pics of your car.
 

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Welcome, it sounds a lovely car and a rare find.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

The more I drive or should I say ride in it (as the wife is hogging all the driving) is the more I'm liking it lol. One thing I noticed is how quiet it is in the cabin. Like I can't hear any outside noise. Feels like I'm all alone on an empty road when actually there is heavy traffic and other cars zooming all over the place. My daily driver is a 2015 bmw F36 and it's no way as quiet in the cabin. (kinda makes me jealous).

XZ4 thanks for the link, do you know how up to date that is by chance? I read on here last night someone saying the timing belt was 10 years and then reduced to 7 years... The link you sent says 9 years... Thinking about it, next year it will be 9 which is past 7 and close to 10 LOL, so the time has come to get it done regardless. Now to find the correct parts. Wish me luck.

Claybuster, the profile pic thing I put up here is the actual vehicle. (I just edited out the license tag as my wife is paranoid of internet stalkers). I only have it for a week now and quite a bit of rainy caribbean days is preventing me from giving it a nice wash, I will post some pictures after the cleaning.
 

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Hey Lexx
Welcome to the EOC.
Great first post, it鈥檚 nice to see someone joining the forum with a good introduction and who鈥檚 not just complaining that something has broken and wants the forum members to fix it without the expense of a garage visit.
I鈥檝e had mine over 7 years now from new! Great car, I鈥檓 sure you and the Mrs will enjoy the Land Rover experience.
Looking forward to those nice shiny Caribbean Evoque pictures, I鈥檓 expecting blue sky, palm trees and golden sand or is that too cliche :)
The timing belt is a topic for discussion as on the diesel it was 108m (9y) but JLR recently updated that to 84m (7y), they may have done the same on the petrol, so now will be the time to change it as it鈥檚 a 2012 model.
 
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