What to upgrade/ replace on a 96k mi 2007 LR3 V8 to be solid daily driver

roverca

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I'm the original owner and am returning my 2016 Range Rover TD6 because the residual value is higher than I want to pay and have decided to make some upgrades and get economical by driving the LR3 for a few more years and put some refurbishing into it.

What service needs should I budget for in the near future? What upgrades should I consider?

Recently did
- Front Lower Control Arms with Poly Bushings
- EBC rotors and pads
- KO2's 275/55/18
- LED headlight bulbs

Based on age I'm concerned about:
- the original air suspension (compressor and bags)
- radiator

I'd like to upgrade:
- heated seats
-bluetooth for phone use and music
-fill the empty Nav bay with some kind of set up that has back up camera and Apple Car Play
- maybe replace the dash looks ugly with the cracks over the passenger section over the airbag
- would love love love to have the TD6 that is in the 2016 Range Rover transplanted in the 2007 LR3
- rear tire carrier
- Auxiliary fuel tank or something to make use of the space for the spare tire that I can't use with my too big tires
- With the different people that drive my car I would love to get memory seats (too many times of slamming my knee in the dash)
- Brighter fog light option
 

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spark plugs, tranny fluid, alternator, front air shocks....all candidates for updating or will need replaced soon....hmmm, I'll have to keep thinking. Have you removed the plastic bleeder T in the coolant system? PCV Valve? Front diff breather? How are those diff and T-case fluids?

While you are changing the plugs and oil, might as well do a complete BG engine service.
 

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Had the Diff replaced under warranty 3 years ago.
Replaced the Alternator 3 years ago
Replaced the PCV valve 3 mo ago
What is BG engine service?
Truely don't know much about the coolant system but was warned that it needed replacing in the next year
 

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I'd just stay on top of fluid changes on that diff, then. BG is a series of engine treatments. What I know of them is that they come in sort of a "3-pack." One can goes into your fuel tank. Another is used as part of an air-induction service...and the 3rd goes into the fuel rail. I have done all but the latter, because I was told that the product that goes through the fuel rail can be harsh on the plugs, and that it's better to do that just before a planned change of the spark plugs. (Also an oil change concurrent with any of these is a good idea). So I held on to that can...and will use it when I next change my plugs. Problem is, at 2000 miles/year that might be a LONNNNG time as I'm currently at 128k. Maybe I'll use it on my 2006, it's racking up the miles much quicker.
 

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Just bought a 2007 LR3 V6 with about 71k and very well looked after so would be interested in a few modern conveniences as well. On your list the Bluetooth capability and a backup cam/carplay would be great.

I recently found this for Bluetooth and will order one if they are still producing it. It does require running a separate wire for the microphone.

www.britishamericanconcepts.com
 

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