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  1. Pfunk951

    Water Pump Replacement - Preemptive?

    Indeed, and just as important are the crossover pipes (especially the front). These 2 items are the most common assassins of our motors, and there are a lot of good threads out there on how to replace. Preemptive replacement? Yes, yes, and yes. IMO, your mileage is in the target zone. Go...
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    Dealer does not recommend changing transmission filter...ever?

    I've replaced the pan/filter once and drained/refilled mine twice now, and am glad I did it. My fluid wasn't terrible either time, but I'd hate to think what it would look like now if I never changed it.. I cut my filter open, and it was kind of dirty, and that was at 70k! The magnets needed...
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    2015 V6 coolant pipes done. Pics of old pipes

    102k on the clock when I did mine.. Both ports on mine crumbled on removal, but weren't leaking when I started the repair. In the end I'm glad I did it, and will do it in another 60k- I'm not letting an easily replaceable plastic pipe smoke this motor..! The rear was in fine shape, I'll do...
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    Particulate on Valves - HELP!!

    Gotcha, thanks for the input.. Every once in awhile, I hear someone saying that this stuff clogged their Cats, or some other downstream issue.. I'd like to get back into regular cleanings every 15-20k or so, and would like to do it myself..
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    Particulate on Valves - HELP!!

    Has anyone else here used this CRC product? I'm very interested, but wanted to get some input prior to using it- I've seen the back of my valves and wonder if there are any drawbacks/dangers to this..
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    Particulate on Valves - HELP!!

    Are you taking the intake off? I know you can just tilt it to work on the front bits, but you might want to take it all the way off to verify all is clean. Then you can get a vacuum in there to suck everything up. We're only talking a few minutes to get it off, and then you can have the...
  7. Pfunk951

    PCV Valve Replacement

    Gang, For the 100k birthday/tune up, I decided to go after the PCV valves. This was preventative- I wasn't getting any smoke or codes. This is an easy job, but worthy of a write-up as there are a couple of tricks to make this easy. Time: 15 minutes. 30 minutes if you're going slow, or drunk...
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    Particulate on Valves - HELP!!

    That's the way they look, especially when untreated.. I saw this on many threads when people had the intake off, and in person when I did the pump/x2 crossovers. It's not great, but I don't think it's overly harmful- I think it's just a symptom of the EGR in these engines. I know of 2 ways to...
  9. Pfunk951

    V8 Coolant Manifold / Crossover & Maintenance Parts List

    This is the hose to the throttle body we're talking about correct? If so, I'm pretty sure it rests on the block for about 90% of it's way back to the front. If this is the hose, I might be able to find a pic I used as a reference while putting it back together. On the eyelet on the...
  10. Pfunk951

    Beware: OEM vs Garbage

    This is mine at 102k.. Disintegrated on pullout.. The second pic shows the new OE pipe properly seated- the Atlantic Briitish one never went this far down and I could see the O-rings when bolted down.. Yikes! MP
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    Beware: OEM vs Garbage

    Indeed, Philmont! They cancelled last year due to Covid, so we're chomping at the bit to get down there.. I've got to get this rig buttoned up pretty quick and shake it down prior to the trip.. MP
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    Beware: OEM vs Garbage

    On Soapbox: Just a friendly service reminder to make sure that you are using quality parts on your rig. Today I got burned by a garbage crossover pipe, from Atlantic British of all places. When you search "crossover pipe" on their website, the OEM doesn't come up- only this gem does. Some...
  13. Pfunk951

    Oil in intake manifold

    Thanks for setting up this post, I just pulled mine and it's a little oily also.. Does anyone know where to get a catch can for these, or do you just have to rig one up? And what happened last weekend that inspired all of us to go after the crossover pipes at the same time?! That damn chip in...
  14. Pfunk951

    V8 Coolant Manifold / Crossover & Maintenance Parts List

    Thanks Stuart, wish I would have read this prior to heading to the dealership.. I'm $80 lighter, but at least I got an answer: In the pic below is the LR045238. My assumption was correct, the connector that my finger is on is indeed capped off internally. So I'm back on track.. Halfway...
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    V8 Coolant Manifold / Crossover & Maintenance Parts List

    Hey Guys! I got into this job about 2 hours ago, and it wasn't long before I snapped that small plastic coolant line off inside the front of the water pump. It looks like there is a redesign that is mentioned in the beginning of this thread, using the LR045238 and the LR049989, but from the...
  16. Pfunk951

    LR4 Transmission Fluid Change: Pan Swap Option

    It's not too big of a PITA, it just takes a fair amount of time on your back.. I've never heard of someone clogging a filter on one of these, but since I plan on running mine until the doors fall off I decided to do the full job- kind of a peace of mind thing. I think you can pull a...
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    2012 headlamp lens replacements

    https://www.amazon.com/VViViD-Extra-Wide-Headlight-Protective-Scratch-Proof/dp/B0728HQ3J7/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=3m+uv+headlight+film&qid=1614818943&sr=8-4 This is what I use- I cut it to size. This stuff can be a bit of a trick to put on, it goes on wet and a hairdryer or heat gun works...
  18. Pfunk951

    Ultimate Towing Thread

    Close, it's a M101CDN2- a beefier, updated version of the M416. Excellent overlanding trailer, and a fun project that you can build as you go.
  19. Pfunk951

    2012 headlamp lens replacements

    No luck here either, but I will say this: I have about 5 of those kits on my workbench, and none of them work. After a little research, I have turned some really bad headlights into new with a variable speed polisher. 400 grit if they're really bad, then 800 grit, then 1600 grit, then 2000...
  20. Pfunk951

    Ultimate Towing Thread

    Meh! Here's some serious towing weight.. This weighs 1,100 (Eleven Hundred) pounds full of food, beer, and backpacks, and has a crippling tongue weight of 30 lbs.. In all honesty, I can't even tell it's there when I'm on the highway..
  21. Pfunk951

    Onboard Spare parts when off-roading/overlanding

    I've found that making a list of recovery gear, needed tools, and known replacement parts is the way to go. Like RyanJL pointed out, everything else is contingent on your trip length and difficulty. Question for the group: One of the concerns that I have is plugging a coolant leak in the...
  22. Pfunk951

    Showoff Your LR4

    That's stock bro! I think.. I bought it like that with 40k on the clock..
  23. Pfunk951

    Showoff Your LR4

    Heading home from some camping..
  24. Pfunk951

    LR4 Transmission Fluid Change: Pan Swap Option

    I'm about to go back in and do mine again, I only got about half the fluid out the first time. This RPM hunting thing- I'm having a bit of it.. My buddy in an LR3 has it.. I had the truck at the dealership, they noticed it, and after 2 weeks they couldn't track it down. They also assumed it...
  25. Pfunk951

    Another Defender hint?

    Saw this online.. Seems like they need to lay off the 3 pint lunches..! Mike

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