New to me 2014; how to start?

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  1. Delta V

    Delta V New Member

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    Picked up a 2014 HSE Lux this week; first British car, and looking to get a start on the regular maintenance. Looking through these forums, I found this thread:

    https://www.landroverworld.org/threads/maintenance-concerns.40286/#post-205307

    It does look like this is focused on the 2013 and earlier V8/6spd models, are there differences that I should keep in mind for the V6SC/8spd models? Is there a recommended service manual (I've had a number of Bentley manuals for old German cars, I have a haynes for my Xterra and something for my old Fiat)? I've also seen mention that I need a computer reader (more elaborate than a regular OBD reader, I gather); is there a difference between the $500+ model and the $100 model on Amazon?

    Pre-purchase inspection came back pretty clean; only things really were slightly warped front rotors from a poor brake job, and a temperature sensor that isn't working right. Apart from filters and fluids, any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    The V6 engine is essentially the 5.0 V8 with the back two cylinders rendered inoperable, then with a supercharger thrown on top. A lot of the maintenance things are similar. I think it has a crossover pipe--it might even be the same as the V8s--and the oil change admonition is true, too. The V6 should have the updated timing chain guides, but those are just a little better and still require a regular oil change.

    Everything else in that maintenance thread is the same as your car.
     
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    AT least you don't have to get to the two firewall sparkplugs. I sill find it insane LR essentially "plugged" two cylinders.
     
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    uhhhh, how have I been on this board and a SC V6 LR4 owner for almost 3 years and never new that the engine was a V-8 block with 2 plugged cylinders???!?!?

    I am dumbfounded.

    anyone ever put a SC from the 5.0 V-8 RRS or RR and unplug the cylinders? Or is the LS swap we saw the better route for those wanting to beef things up?
     
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    Are you serious Clark?

    Never paid any attention to the V6 as I don't have one.

    The block is legitimately the same with 2 unbored cylinders in the rear?

    That is janky as hell if true.

    Is that JLRs implementation of GMs cylinder deactivation tech.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. It is possible the front rotors warped because the caliper pins were installed wrong. There was a thread that explained how they should be installed.
    https://www.landroverworld.org/threads/brake problems-again-sticking-calipers.30706/
    This will explain what you need to look for. I hope you enjoy your rover, they are great vehicles if you don't mind working on them.
     
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    As an owner of a 2014 and now a 2015, I was dumfounded when I found out, here she (AJ126) is... fullsizerender_9023ad980e0b6f852e035af15622bf000728034a.jpg
     
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    Wow. I got nothin'....

    I guess this was 100% some CAFE crap, or something similar.
     
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    While I'm content with the 375hp/tq V8 power, it's a shame they never offered a supercharged 5.0 V8 version with ~500hp/460tq... that would have been awesome.

    Dunno if a swap is feasible, or if anyone has done it, but that would - IMO - be hugely preferred over the LS swap.
     
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