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Sep 1, 2020
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Arlington, VA
The LR4 had some moderate stains in the rear cargo area and some pretty significant ones on the carpet in the rear passenger footwells. Used Chemical Guys stain Remover, in combination with a Hoover water assisted carpet vacuum. Wow! In combination with some new floor mats, floors looking super clean.



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Feb 28, 2023
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Bellingham, WA (USA)
Wow, it is so weird to see the car I just bought (over and over again) on these posts. They must have pushed out a bunch of these black LR4s back in the day. They are sweet looking rides and I am having a lot of fun with mine, but it is remarkable just how identical they all look to me.


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Mar 26, 2023
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San Diego
Hello everyone. I'm considering my first LR4 purchase on cars and bids but the miles are high. There has been some service performed but I would appreciate some guidance. The sale is coming up in 5 days and I would like to know a reasonable price to bid and what to expect in terms of additional maintenance. Hope this link works > https://carsandbids.com/auctions/9Xj8VGaO/2011-land-rover-lr4-hse here is the listing and below are some of the details. Is this way too many miles on this vehicle?

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THIS... is a 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE, finished in Fuji White with an Ebony interior.
  • The attached Carfax history report shows no accidents or mileage discrepancies in this LR4’s past.
  • Factory equipment includes the Metropolis LE Package, the Terrain Response system, Hill Descent Control, fog lights, a sunroof, heated and power-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, rear-seat entertainment system, and a CD player, among others listed below.
  • Modifications reported by the seller include LED headlight bulbs, an aftermarket trailer brake controller, and window tint.
  • Service records shown in the gallery indicate that the timing chain and guides were replaced in November 2020.
  • Land Rover launched the LR4 to replace the LR3 for the 2010 model year. Known as the Discovery in global markets, it shared its proportions and its boxy lines with its predecessor, but it offered more power, a more luxurious interior, and additional tech features. In spite of its up-market aspirations, the LR4 retained its reputation as an exceptionally capable off-roader.
  • Power comes from a 5.0-liter V8, rated at 375 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.


  • Metropolis LE Package (7-seat Comfort Package, LED signature lighting, HDD-based premium satellite navigation system, 7-inch color touch-screen and voice-activated features, rear view camera parking aid, satellite radio capabilities, HD Radio with USB & iPod connectivity, Santorini black finish on grill/side intake vents/mirror caps/door handles, 20-inch 5-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels with gloss black painted finish, satin black extended roof rails, grand ivory lacquer finish on doors/center stack/center console, ebony leather seats with ivory contrast stitching, ebony carpet mats with ivory bindings, climate comfort package)
  • Terrain Response system
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Adjustable air suspension system
  • Fog lights
  • Power-operated sunroof
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Harman/Kardon sound system
  • CD player
  • Rear-seat entertainment system


Modifications reported by the seller include:
  • LED headlight bulbs
  • Aftermarket trailer brake controller
  • Window tint

Known Flaws​

  • Various scratches and chips as seen in gallery photos
  • Scratches on driver's side rear window tint
  • Air bubbles on driver's side front window tint
  • Scratches on wheels
  • Creases on driver's seat
  • Wrinkles in driver's door panel
  • Scratches in rear cargo area
  • Some rust on underside components

Recent Service History​

Service documentation in the photo gallery indicates that the following maintenance has been performed:
  • February 2022 (155,700 miles): Recall performed and maintenance inspection performed
  • October 2021 (151,598 miles): Four-wheel alignment performed
  • November 2020: Timing chain tensioner, timing chain guide rail, guides, crankshaft bolt, timing chain, lower timing cover, valve cover gasket, water pump, outlet flange, coolant flange, injector seals, water outlet plug, intake manifold gasket, and coolant hose replaced, coolant flushed, engine oil and filter changed
The seller states the engine oil and filter were recently changed. Additional service history is detailed in the attached Carfax report.

Other Items Included in Sale​

  • 2 keys
  • Owner's manual
  • Service records
  • Remotes and headphones for rear-seat entertainment
  • Wheel tool kit
  • All-weather floor mats
  • Minty Vac and oil filter tool
  • IID tool, gap tool, and scan tool

Ownership History​

  • The seller first purchased this LR4 in August 2013 and acquired it again in January 2023. He has added 600 miles since January 2023.


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Sep 1, 2020
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Arlington, VA
Hi all, updating this thread with a Ton more work done to the Cars and Bids LR4.

First off, want to recommend an amazing mechanic I found in Southern Pennsylvania. He did a coolant system refresh and the timing chain job for significantly less than dealers, and after two months the vehicle has been rock solid.

Matt Chronister, reach out to him via email at [email protected]

He specializes in JLR and addressed everything needed to make my LR4 reliable. We actually found updated guides (but nothing else) in my 5.0 so he discounted the total bill.


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Sep 1, 2020
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Arlington, VA
Now let’s talk timing chain and coolant system components at 90,000 miles on a 2012 HSE. For context the car was owned in NJ and PA all its life.

The front Y pipe was on it’s last leg. It came apart when removed. The rear crossover wasn’t as bad but still a good preventative fix.

The vacuum pump and upper timing chain covers both leaked prior to the service. All good now! Running great, I’ve really enjoyed the piece of mind this work provides.

Here’s a summary of the work:

Replace timing chain guides and tensioners with updated OEM parts. Includes front crank seal and synthetic oil change.
Vacuum pump reseal
Rear heater manifold parts and labor
Replace water pump and thermostat
Serpentine belt
Front coolant pipe replacement
Change differential fluid, front and rear
Install transfer case damper
Cleaning and supplies
Replace fan belt idler assembly
Reset battery module


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Nov 13, 2018
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FWIW, At around 80K, I replaced EVERY coolant related part (except Radiator, but I did pull it to clean and replace the seal underneath) in the engine compartment with OE LR in my wife's 2015, as I wanted it perfect. The new upgraded Front Pipe (for the SCV6) is substantially stronger/beefier then the older design, so I will prob do this job again at between 180 and 200k. My coolant pipes were fine, but they did break coming out which is normal. I think I spent around $1500-2000 on parts alone, and doing it myself allowed me to clean everything and inspect. I just completed a Trans service yesterday. Very easy on the 8sp.

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