Overheating after coolant crossover replacement

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  1. Turley

    Turley New Member

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    As far as my research, and everything that I asked the dealer. The part is to remain plastic for repeat business.
     
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    I could probably facilitate the process to start fabricating a replacement that would be metal but we'd need a whole lot of committed buyers before it would be an acceptable cost. $300-500K just to get the part molds done.
     
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    Thanks! It's a shame LR didn't see fit to update to Aluminum.

    I'd guess that it'd be tough to get enough committed orders to invest that much capital. You can put me down for one though!
     
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    The math is a mess. Let's say it was barebones...300 committed buyers and it would be $1000 part vs a $70 piece of plastic. I guess I could go Kickstarter but somehow I just don't see this being feasible.
     
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    Holy cow! How many of these vehicles are on the road and what’s a reasonable market penetration estimate?

    Really doesn’t look good.

    I suspect most would be willing to pay $200 retail for peace of mind. Unfortunately I don’t think it works.

    Frank
     
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    There were probably between 20,000 and 25,000 LR4's sold that are model years 2010 through 2013.

    I think the people on this forum probably represent 80% of the people who are cognizant enough of the issue to want to buy a permanent solution, however.
     
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    Yeah. That's exactly what I meant.
     
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    I just replaced mine and I am not sure how long it takes for the residual fluid to burn off. I cleaned up as mush as I could after removing the intake but still have that sweet smell of antifreeze. Any suggestions there?
     
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    So I'm about to do the same job on my 192k 2010 LR4. I'm also going to do the heater manifold crossover pipe on the rear side of the engine (that's where my primary leak is).

    Is there anything I should know before removing the intake manifold? Any tips, tricks or things to watch out for?
     
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    I don't remember anything being particularly hard. Lots of brittle plastic on the plugs and fittings so go gently....

    Not a hard job.
     

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