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    Reliability

    Once things start happening though, LOOK OUT. The ONE thing these things do best is disappoint. Could they build a better vehicle? Of course. Are they using inferior materials (rubber and plastic components, primarily)? Definitely. Look at your key fobs. It's the same crap under the hood.
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    Cloud of Smoke

    For the benefit of those of us needing to know... At what intervals have you been changing your oil?
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    Reliability

    Agreed. There are maintenance schedules and then maintenance schedules under "severe" conditions. Those severe conditions are - A. stop & go traffic - B. extreme hot & cold - C. dusty & muddy conditions - D. poor road conditions
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    Reliability

    @double 0 - @Troy Angrignon The fuel pump is in the fuel tank and designed to be cooled by the fuel. No fuel in the tank, pump gets hotter than should be.
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    Avslash's Sleeping Platform - A Few More Pics Added

    @avslash - If you are ever in Houston with this truck, please stop by Motorcars LTD, we'd like to see it. We'll give you a tour of our shop and all of the strong coffee you can stomach!
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    Reliability

    As a Service Writer for a Land Rover/ Jaguar Indy, I can honestly say the customers we rarely see are the ones who follow the 3 rules of owning a Land Rover. 1. Never let the gas get below 1/4 tank. 2. Service Intervals of 5,000 - 7,000 miles 3. Never let the vehicle overheat
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    Wiring Diagram Needed ('89 Defender 110)

    For those of you in the future researching this issue - go here https://www.lrworkshop.com/diagrams/land-rover-defender-cooling-heating/air-conditioning
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    Wiring Diagram Needed ('89 Defender 110)

    For those of you in the future researching this issue - go here https://www.lrworkshop.com/diagrams/land-rover-defender-cooling-heating/air-conditioning
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    Towing with 16 L405 Diesel

    Call Texas Hitch & Truck, several locations around.
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    Wiring Diagram Needed ('89 Defender 110)

    Howdy! Trying to correctly wire a South African built "Custom Defender" that is most assuredly not NAS. A/C unit that came with the truck wasn't up to Texas heat. Start poking around, thermostatic switch is bad, Freon leak and poor draining of condensation. Both leaks are fixed, new...
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    Wiring Diagram Needed ('89 Defender 110)

    Howdy! Trying to correctly wire a South African built "Custom Defender" that is most assuredly not NAS. A/C unit that came with the truck wasn't up to Texas heat. Start poking around, thermostatic switch is bad, Freon leak and poor draining of condensation. Both leaks are fixed, new...
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    Any Dash Cams you particularly like for being inconspicuous / ease of install?

    I use a system I found on Amazon for around $250. It came with a DVR that stores in my glovebox (or wherever I wanted it) and 2 cameras that had about 12' of cable each. The cameras are about 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Never had an issue with it, has saved my butt a few times.
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    Chair Lift on LR3?

    I'm assuming here, but is the scooter to ride on a rack on the back of the vehicle? A tow hitch kinda thing?
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    Costco's Kirkland Signature 5W-20?

    As a Service Writer (not at a dealership), I can confirm there are different part numbers for the exact same part used in Jags and Landys. The prices differ as well. We always cross reference the parts to make sure we are buying the cheaper of the parts.
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    Water in Passenger Footwell

    WORTH IT!!!
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    ‘14-16 LR4 Transmission Software Reflash??

    The RRS and LR4 feel like different vehicles, be cause they are different. The vehicles are marketed to 2 different groups. That being said, your driving style sets how the engine delivers power, via the computers. Smash on the gas and do the "unchristian motoring" thing for several drive...
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    What’s this pipe called? Coolant leak.

    Year, Make and Model of your vehicle, please.
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    Red Clay Rally, The Rovers are Coming

    @ArmyRover - thank you for your service to the Country!
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    LR4 Loud air release sound when air ride deflates

    Tried swapping the MIL out for a taller model? Sorry, not sorry.
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    Share your most expensive repairs

    @avslash - Not a working Tech, but a service writer. I would say it really depends on the job. Some trucks are easy to work on and the Tech makes some change on it, and others will fight every wrench turn. If, as a shop, you are charging straight book time, you will get bit more than you win -...
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    Share your most expensive repairs

    Standard Land Rover service intervals. Engine has 2 quarts of oil in it. Had overheated pretty bad. Timing chains, tensioners and rollers were all just one big chunk of metal. Head was possibly cracked.
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    Land Rover 4.4L swap options and compatibility

    I work at an Indy, and just did an engine swap for a lady with 60K on a 14 RR Sport.. The best route we could find was to do a new engine swap. It was the fastest, safest, but most expensive way. Fastest because we ordered it direct from the dealer. Safest in we know it's a new engine with a...
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    Share your most expensive repairs

    I'm a service writer at an independent LR shop - most expensive repair I've been involved with is an engine swap in a 2014 Range Rover Sport. $15,516 in parts $5,957 in labor and we are still counting. 5-7K mile service intervals are important and cost effective.
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    Alternator

    I work at a LR shop and see the alternator being affected by oil leaking in the engine bay. One of the warnings we pass along to customers when they say they can live with a small leak.
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    Is it dangerous to drive with these warnings?

    Did those codes show up after you got the tow from one shop to another? Is this when the steering wheel went wonky? Steering wheels off center can be suspension issues or not getting centered during an alignment.

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