Thoughts and experiences from recent road trip

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  1. Quijote

    Quijote Full Access Member

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    We've discussed these separately but frankly, I do not feel like digging up and resurrecting all those threads.

    Brief reminder about my LR4: August 2013 HSE LUX, HD pkg, 37k miles.

    We drove up to Acadia. Total of about 800 miles driven. Awesome trip. Love it up there.

    1) I still love the Conti Terraincontact A/T's. Super smooth in the highway. Sadly, I got a flat. Besides the gigantic PITA that is to empty 4 bikes and a FULLY packed cargo area to access the full spare, I was so glad to have the spare. The trip continued without a hitch. But using that jack by the book... oh man. I was dead level with the jack dead vertical and still, despite religiously following directions it looked like the jack could buckle at any moment, so I stopped and was looking a couple of 2-by's to get me another 3 inches of height. A friendly commercial driver with a SuperDuty lent me his Ford bottle jack and that saved me from looking around for too long. Pretty lame. Lesson: carry a couple of small pieces of 2x4 or get a bottle jack with sufficient travel. I need to get that tire patched. It's a broken framing nail pretty much in the middle of the tire, so I expect no issues long term.

    2) I had that "empty coolant reservoir" incident during Xmas break in Canada. I topped it off then with properly diluted LR coolant and have still not seen the level drop at all in 8 months and 4k miles. Weird. Never a trace of a leak.

    3) The transmission still shifts beautifully. So much so, that I am really wondering if it is too soon to service it this fall at 6 years and <40k miles. Maybe I should wait until 8 years and 50-55k miles. Also, it really is amazing how low in the rpm range the transmission works in during normal driving - hardly ever over 2krpm. The SUV is kinda sneaky fast if you do let it rev. I do sense a resonance at 2.5-2.8krpm. It's always been there. It's not bad but the engine/car doesn't sound as silky smooth. I recall someone posting about a rattle at that rpm range. Not surprising.
     
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    posted in error
     
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    I'm in a similar position but with more miles: 6 yrs and it'll turn 60K miles this weekend. It's shifting like a champ; nice and smooth. But like the ad says, "Don't let the smooth taste fool ya."

    I also need to get a bottle jack. I just know that situation is going to sneak up on me...

    Glad you're still digging the Conti TerrainContacts. Same here.
     
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    I think there's a service bulletin for screwing in a weighted dampener to alleviate the resonance.

    http://australiancar.reviews/_pdfs/SB-10069796-0699.pdf


     
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    I get a surge or stutter on my '16 in that RPM range. Really feel it thru the steering wheel. Do you think that's whats causing mine?

    Ray
     
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    You make me want to buy your worn out (sarcastic font) LR4. I am looking to buy a late model Lr4. Any sellers? ☺
     
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    lol Not mine! I love it still. Some goofy things irk me about it, but in December it will take the cake for the car I've had the longest. I took delivery on 9/29/13. No plans in the horizon to sell it. Here it is personally detailed, just days before our trip.

    LR4 clean.JPG
     
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    My favorite color hands down. Just couldn't find one that met all my criteria after shopping for 4 months. I do like the fuji white that I got, which had everything else I wanted. But every time I see a corris grey with black pack it makes me a little sad/jealous.
     
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    The only thing that would get me out of my low mileage '13 Black with Almond right now would be to find a '16 with HD + Almond interior + Adaptive Cruise Control and low mileage. These are impossible to find.
     

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