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    Seat Wear

    The key is not to slide on the bolster but actually get your derriere up and off the seat.
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    Transmission issue? Funny sound.

    You will find most here are US-based owners with the 6-speed ZF for the 5.0L V8 or the 8-speed ZF for the SCV6 (both gasoline/petrol). Do you know if you have either of those transmissions?
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    Cant track down Lug/wheel studs

    Great to hear. Best of luck. Also, I did not mean to imply repair, but rather replacement of the stud. And yes, a mechanical press is the most logical approach, so that makes sense.
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    Cant track down Lug/wheel studs

    I've never looked into this but I am curious, how are the studs attached to the hub? As an engineer, I would have never designed these to be serviceable to the extent that I'd want a very strong and permanent attachment to the hub by using an interference fit (press, thermal), epoxy, etc. Not to...
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    LR4 5.0 Chain Guides actual problem?

    Well, Since I'm coming up on 8 years pretty soon (built July 2013 with September 2013 US delivery), I better take good care of my LR4.
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    Dark color website?

    Not just you. It's different and at first glance I don't care much for it, but it may just be because it had not changed in so many years.
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    Tailgate weight rating

    I'm confused by the bracket bending. The load is taken by the two cables. Has something loosened up or the anchors been bent out of shape? Have the cables stretched? The loading conditions are such that that bracket should be seeing minimal shear or bending loads.
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    Tailgate weight rating

    I recall the rating being such that two adults could stand on it. As an engineer, I'd have to design it to a minimum of 200kg (440lbs) to be able to make that claim worldwide. When I designed a machine cover to be able to take an adult (as in 1 factory worker), I used 300lbs as a target. I'd...
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    AC Not Blowing Cold...Sometimes

    I'm sure this is not the case for you and it's present in all cars to some extent, but I notice that the LR4 is more sensitive than most to not being in motion. It can maintain a cool cabin just fine when stopped. But cooling a hot cabin while stationary is a lengthy process. The air comes out...
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    LR4s out there holding their value maybe more than just quite well

    LOL Love that movie.
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    headlight question

    Are you speaking of a V6 or a V8 LR4?
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    Oil Level Indicator

    Most cars have ~1qrt from min to max. This is why I always underfill by 1/2 quart when I do an oil change. I usually end up pretty close to max.
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    Suspension tuning

    I'm still on the factory alignment 8 years & 46k miles in. In ~25 years, ~15 cars, and ~400k miles, I've only had two alignments done.
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    headlight question

    Interesting. I did not know I could do that with GAP. What exactly turns on with DRL? I'm assuming not the HID's, but rather some low-power version of the halogen high beams? I currently I manually turn on the parking lights when I drive so the LED strips are on.
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    Please Help

    Could it be some sort of demented valet mode? That's weird, man. My first guess was the temp-related, low-bat issue. Same as fire detector beeps coming on at night at low temp.
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    Brake Pad Wear Light

    These vehicles are known to eat through brakes, and particularly pads, and then rears faster than fronts. I've been lucky/gentle and I did: Rear pads at 23k miles Front pads at 32k miles Rear discs and pads at 42k miles. Discs were still ok, but two sets of pads is enough. Rear pads had a bit...
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    2011 V8 Exhaust

    I'd like for the exhaust to sound better, but I need to keep it down since this is the family car and quiet highway cruising cannot be upset at all. I have other cars for fun sounds.
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    DIY Oil Change for LR4

    I may have mentioned this before somewhere here, but the filter housing design is such that the O-ring is making a radial seal against the housing. Add to that the fact that it is a fine thread, and as long as the gap is gone, you are pretty much good to go. You certainly don't want it to back...
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    LR4 brakes soft/hard

    You need to start by giving the brakes a good brake fluid flush. Very important. In the process, inspect or have the lines inspected. Start there.
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    Snapped crankshaft bolt

    What a story! Glad it was all sorted out in the end and that the car works well!
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    Normal or chain noise?

    Seems normal to me and my 2013 has only 45k miles with meticulous maintenance.
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    Locker behavior questions

    I'll start mentioning that when I read the thread title I thought it would be a rant about old ***** people at the gym locker room.:biggrin: Anyway, I am far from an expert on this, but I will say that the locking rear diff comes on far more often than you'd think. Accelerate hard from a stop...
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    Intro! Firenze in HD

    Mine came from the factory as part of the package on my 2013. Maybe that wasn't the case for 2012's? Was the black design pkg even an option then? To finish out the package treatment, a satin black finish is...
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    Intro! Firenze in HD

    Love it! That's exactly what I wanted but my wife vetoed it, so we settled for Corris Grey. If it has a factory black package, what happened to the load rails on the roof?

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