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  1. toddjb122

    Fun with Tire Plugs...

    Over the years I have gotten a few screws in either my tires or my wife's. Not often, but it happens. If it's center of the tread (not sidewall) I use the standard auto store plug kit and haven't had issues. Pull the screw, stick in the rasp tool, then put the plug in and trim it. Solid...
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    What's with the self healing satin finish?

    I saw that Defender ad pop up for the first time today and it was news to me. I have heard that the satin finishes are difficult to maintain. So this is the first time I've heard the claim that if you leave them in the sun the body panels will "heel" minor blemishes. Curious to hear how that...
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    Thoughts on 2021 Bronco as LR4 replacement?

    By now I'm sure you've all seen the all new Bronco press, if not... Google it. It's all over the place. The general train of thought in this group is that most of us did not like the Discovery as an LR4 replacement and have been instead looking to the new Defender, which is more in line with...
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    Where to buy a SIDE MIRROR backing?

    So, I went for a drive yesterday and came home without the back to my driver side mirror. Retraced my steps, didn't see it anywhere. This driver's side mirror has been suspect since it was repaired poorly by Carmax prior to purchase (I'd have to snap it back on once in a while), and I finally...
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    Tell an LR4 guy how to love that Defender rear door?

    I really like the look of the 2020 Defender. A heck of a lot more than the new Discovery. Such that, when I move on from my LR4 the Defender will likely be the replacement. Not a near term decision, but eventually... I can't get over that rear door though. I know its legacy, it just seems so...
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    Items to check before 100K warranty expires?

    I have a few thousand miles left before my 100K extended warranty expires on my 2013 HSE LUX. It has been a great purchase and has definitely paid for itself with a few pricey repairs (gas fume smell resulting in tank drop to investigate, DMTL pump (twice), purge valve, water pump, control arms...
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    Land Rover mechanic in OBX?

    Does anyone have a mechanic you would trust in the Outer Banks, NC for Land Rover service? I have a likely water pump issue, needing it to be replaced or at least get up and look at the hoses. I know there is a dealer up in Virginia Beach. That’s a good way from me and when I called them a...
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    Hitch tongue weight sanity check...

    Headed out for vacation tomorrow and this year we're hitting the roads with an extra dog, which means less luggage in the car and more on the hitch tray. I'm always nervous loading up the hitch tray... especially the way the LR hitch just kind of hangs off the body with that pin mechanism. So...
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    Rooftop Step via door latch stocking stuffer...

    I didn't really want one of these things, but ended up getting it for Christmas. Has anyone used one or have thoughts on it? I'm not sure I like the pressure it would put against the plastic plate below our door latch. I also think with repeated use it'll scratch the paint there. If I keep...
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    Disco5 Trail Pictures?

    I have heard that the Disco5 is excellent off road... There doesn't seem to be too much activity on this board and I haven't seen any off-road posts or pictures of your trail-hardened Disco5s. So if you have them, please share them! Would love to see the new Discovery with whatever racks...
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    Dash Cam Recommendations for the LR4?

    I'm considering getting a dash cam, but want one that is no hassle and out of the way. I don't even want to look at a screen if I can help it. Just want it to work in the background so I can pull out footage if needed. Having it work on battery power when the car is parked would be even...
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    Michilin, Goodyear or Nokian? (19")

    I'll need tires in a few months and wanted to revisit my options and tell you what I'm thinking. I've read all the tire threads here over the years and have been driving an LR3/LR4 since 2005... First, I primarily do sand driving for my offroad needs and have finally figured out that I don't...
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    Cig Lighter Amperage?

    Does anyone know the fuse size on our cigarette lighters power ports? (2013 LR4 HSE Lux) I want to buy a charger for an accessory but it requires a 10A fuse. And I guess the second question, if it’s less than 10A, is all the wiring rated for it if I bump up the fuse size?
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    LR mechanic in Virginia?

    A friend of mine just purchased a used (like-new) Discovery Sport and was looking for a local mechanic. He lives out near Dulles. He'll be under warranty for a while but is still looking for options for non-warranty work (wear items, rack & hitch installs, etc.) Anyone have a non-dealer...
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    My rover won’t start...

    :laugh: I do this more often then I’d care to admit.
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    First Winter Drive...

    ...for my 2013. Hey, it came up from Florida for me. There's a good chance it's never seen snow before! :D I'm not crazy about the tires on it for snow, but it did great as you would expect. Schools around here were closed due to cold weather, but we only had a dusting of snow. I had to...
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    Winter Washing Options?

    I typically avoid automated car washes except during cold winter months. I ALWAYS end up with hairline swirl marks and scratches all over the vehicle that I find on my first Spring hand wash. The brush-less washes aren't much better as those foam towels are all covered with the dirt from the...
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    LR4 DTE gas warning vs. LR3

    Google tells me that the LR3 and the LR4 both have a 22.8 gallon tank. Both displays have a low tank warning and a DTE display that lets me know when to fill up... ...here's the question, has anyone else noticed that the LR4 seems to sound the alarm a lot earlier than the LR3 did? And the DTE...
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    Bluetooth Audio Delay?

    I'm trying to figure out if this is an LR4 specific issue, something with my phone, or common on many bluetooth connections. You will not notice this if you are playing music, however, you may notice it if playing video from your phone through your LR4 speakers. It's about a half second delay...
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    How to scroll through FM radio stations?

    No, I didn't RTFM on this one, but figured I'd ask anyway... :adore: How the heck do you scroll through all stations on the stereo? (LUX) I can only get it to scroll through saved/pre-set stations or manually input a frequency, which is a challenge while driving. I recall this taking a while...
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    My LR4 next to a new Discovery...

    This likely won't be interesting to anybody but me. The lighting isn't even good... BUT, I was parking yesterday, saw a new Discovery, and had to park next to it to take some comparison pictures. I have to say, I still like the LR4 more, but I do think if they just kept with the same basic...
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    Mirror Reverse Dip stopped working...

    ...had an odd gremlin pop up a few days ago. For no apparent reason the side mirrors no longer auto-dip when put into reverse. ? The menu selection still notes this feature. I have the box checked. I did uncheck and recheck it. There is no laboring sound like the mirrors are trying to do...
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    Thoughts on sunroof drain tube issues?

    With my LR3, I had occasional water pooling on the driver side after rains. I eventually took it to the dealer and they "had a guy" who was able to sort out the drain tubes in the headliner and it was never a problem again. I've had the LR4 for four months now. It is garage stored but I of...
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    Fog Light replacement bulb options?

    My headlights are white. As are the LED running lights. The fog lights are yellow.... they just don't match. (on a '13 HSE LUX) I wanted to replace the fog light bulbs with a comparable white light. Maybe brighter than current bulbs but without bothering oncoming drivers. Any suggestions...
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    My '13 let's me start without the key fob and drive far away...

    ...this is a problem. Is this by design? So, here is the scenario. I keep my keys hanging in the garage, because, well, you can't leave them in the car. I haven't figured out if this is after I've recently unlocked the car with the key FOB button or not, (I think so) but today I loaded some...
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