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Considering a 2011 LR4

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Baden, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Baden

    Baden Member

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    So I’ve found a 2011 Discovery 4 w/ 73K miles. Dealer said the emergency break module is currently being replaced and a sensor in the fuel tank was replaced. Being a first time LR buyer was the 11 LR4 a good build? It would be my daily driver (short commutes though) and to go off roading. Anything I should be on the lookout for or any other models I should consider?

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    I like my 2011 LR4 HSE lux. It has 150k, so its required "high mileage car maintenance", but nothing out of the ordinary. replace all fluids, trans filter, spark plugs, PVC, clean sunroof drains, etc.
    Currently in the process of gathering parts for strut replacement. Im not even sure it if NEEDS them, but at 140k, im sure that age has taken its toll and ride quality has degraded.

    considering its 10 years old, its visually held up well.
    even mechanically, it seems to have proved Land Rover reputation wrong.

    Timing chain guides are a point of concern. they are a weak spot and can cost thousands to replace.

    water pumps tend to be 60k mile parts. but they can take as little as 2 hrs to replace and are only about $200.

    Coolant crossover pipes are another failure point, which will cause catastrophic engine failure. replace every 75k to be sure. i think its about $1000 if a shop does it. of $300 DIY.

    control arms/bushings wear faster on these cars than others, mostly due to the weight. 2 out of 4 lower control arms are still original on my LR4 though...so, maybe not as bad as some make it seem?

    If you keep up on maintenance, which can get expensive, it will last you a while.
    However, if i didn't do my own maintenance, I wouldn't own this car.
     
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    1) You will get mixed fuel economy at 15 MPG drinking premium juice
    2) Maintenance will cost $0.11 per mile (doing a good chunk of stuff yourself)

    Major things can go boom! but that is the chance you take.

    If you are good with the above then yes it can be a great ride.
     
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    New member here. Considering an '11 also with 100K on the clock. It's offered at a Land Rover dealership and I keep asking about service records on the car. All the have is the standard "turn it over to the lot" maintenance they performed. "Safety check"...

    IF it was serviced at dealerships in it's life the service record should be in the database? NO?
     
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    Yes, they should be able to pull a complete history of LR dealer maintenance at any LR dealership. If shopping for a higher mileage LR4, maintenance history is very important. However, be aware that if it was just dealer maintained, they probably changed the oil every 15,000 miles as recommended. That may result in timing chain guide problems, especially on a 2011. Many of us that went with 7500 mile oil changes do not have any timing chain guide issues.
     
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    Timing chain guides is probably my biggest fear.

    LCA and UCA, bushing's etc, not as much. I have run poly bushing's in my Toyota trucks. Drilled, tapped and screwed in grease fittings. Not sure that is even possible on these?
     
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    I don't know about drilling and tapping in grease fittings but poly bushings are a common upgrade/replacement. My Front control arms have orange polybushings that came from a previous owner, they have been in the car since I got it at 62k, at 133k now with no issues.
     

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