Sorry about the delay on the continuing story with the Registering with the Range Rover.
Things have got sooooooo bad I have thrown the towel in, it went something like this
Took all the forms to the Sur Prefecteur (issue of the French V5) thought I had everything cracked, not many people waiting, took my number and sat down, and waited, whilst waiting I noticed that the faces I had seen on my previous visits were missing and every one seemed to be having a hard time, one particular woman seemed more fierce than the rest, I start to feel like the little boy sat outside the headmasters Study, my confidence draining away, wonder if I will get her I thought, my number flashed up and "[danglies]" it was her, if it was my imagination or not but my legs definitely didn't want to carry me to certain doom, my meeting lasted for about three mins during that time she put more red lines across the paper work than I ever accumulated at school, I think my first mistake was asking her if she spoke English, her reply was an extremely loud "NON" I do believe we fell out at that point, well the upshot is the paperwork I had paid E180. So Land Rover France to could say that the RR was infact a RR was incomplete, and the paper with all the details on the RR was a photocopy (I must admit it looked shabby and was in black and white possibly printed on a Banda machine!!) but thats what Land Rover France sent) not that she would beleive it, a woman that had finished what she was doing in the next cubicle asked me if I would like some help as she spoke French and English, I hurriedly excepted her offer, I said that I didn't understand why the paperwork was so wrong, she put the question to the female version of Hitler and was told the paper work was a copy and was incomplete, why would a company such as Land Rover send me such rubbish? I asked her why and she said it was only partial conformity as the RR was fitted with GPL (LPG) and I had to have another peice of paper to say the gas had been inspected, well at this point I saw a glimmer of hope and asked the woman to explain that when the Control Technique was done the gas system had to be checked by law, got me no where as it has to be checked by a gas installer, of which they didnt know who to reccomend, all this in three mins my head is spinning.
This morning I rattled off an e mail to Prinz to see if they had come across the problem and could help.
Their reply was an apology and to tell me France was the only Country in Europe that they cannot get type approval for but don't feel alone as no LPG system manufacturer can, apparently Opal offer dual fuel from the factory using Prinz units and they are stuck in storage due to French paper work
I am pretty piddled off with Land Rover, Bloody Useless, as they knew when they had my V5 that it was Dual Fuel and would not get approval they just wanted the E180
So rather that take all this I went on the defensive, I contacted Land Rover GB explained the problem to them, they spoke to Land Rover France and found I could get approval by taking the vehicle to the Drire I believe our version of Vosa, but I would have to open a "Book" and the total cost would be E1000 However Land Rover France have a way round it, a cunning plan you may say, they ask the owner of the imported car from the UK to send the V5 to DVLA and ask for the fuel to be put back to Petrol not Dual Fuel as per the V5, on receipt of this they can issue a full Conformity letter remember the one that Says the Range Rover is in fact a Range Rover, rather than a Partial, you then nip off to register the car and Bobs your Dads Brother, BUT there is always a but when it comes round to the Control Technique you have to remove the LPG tank and filler, when it has passed you refit it, sounds good if it works!!!! The down side? If you have an accident and you are found with a working LPG unit the insurance is null and void.
Hence I have thrown the towel in
Anyone want an immaculate Range Rover 4.0 Auto with a Brand New Land Rover engine fitted? I have to sell my Baby But it can only be used in the UK