Looking at a 2013 LR4 - main areas of concern?

Blue

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I've located two 2013 LR4s with rear lockers (verified by VIN research). I'm seriously looking at one of them.

It has the HSE & LUX packages.

91,000 miles

What concerns should I have with the 2013 V8 and the truck overall?
 

Howski

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Obviously the potential for timing chain on the 5.0. I’ve heard of some fuel tank or filler neck leaks as well. I’m sure Peter or others with a 4 will chime in.
 

jymmiejamz

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Basically they have every problem that the LR3 has with the addition of timing chain, water pump, plastic coolant pipes, and high pressure fuel pump failures. I would still take one over an LR3 any day.
 
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Eliot

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Basically they have every problem that the LR3 has with the addition of timing chain, water pump, plastic coolant pipes, and high pressure fuel pump failures. I would still take one over an LR3 any day.
From a mechanical perspective, would you pick the v8 or the v6?
 

Blue

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Just found a 2013 with only 60k miles down the street from me. HSE, LUX, rear locker, maintained by my same Rover Indy shop. Unfortunately he wants $28k for it. Will see how low I can get him. The other one is north of Salt Lake City, has 92k miles, HSE, LUX, rear DVD and is asking $17k.
 

discostew

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A lot of the problem areas are the same as we've been writing about around here for years. Wheel bearings, front lower control arms, water under the carpet and in the channel with the wiring harnesses, suspension compressors, is all the same old shit. But add to that list all the 5.0 trouble. Noisy as hell on a good day, coolant leaking out of the water pump, then the block outlet explodes if the pump isn't taken care of soon enough. If the 5.0 overheats it's a damn boat anchor, nothing more. The headbolts pull out of the heads and cause a clamping failure at the head gaskets. The pistons get scored because the clearance was tight to begin with, overheated it's way too tight. The fuel system is expensive as hell too. You have injectors that used to fail a lot, but now seem better. But don't be fooled by that, it was the fuel that changed, not the injector. Any injector trouble we had in our direct fuel injected engines was probably the same as all manufacturers. It takes a lot to get the fuel companies to change the fuel, but it was messing them all up. You still have the high pressure pumps and they aren't a cheep date, not easy to put in either on your back in a garage. Then the low pressure pump in the tank and the driver that controls it. I've been seeing some problems with that end of the system but not common by any means. That won't make you feel any better sittting in a hotel in some shithole town because your fuel pump driver module took a shit and your the only guy within 500 miles that can figure it out. Huh pm?
 
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discostew

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Just found a 2013 with only 60k miles down the street from me. HSE, LUX, rear locker, maintained by my same Rover Indy shop. Unfortunately he wants $28k for it. Will see how low I can get him. The other one is north of Salt Lake City, has 92k miles, HSE, LUX, rear DVD and is asking $17k.
Yeah, no fucking way I would pay that for that. You should be able to find a new body style sport for that or close to that. I know you guys hate the Disco5, but it's built off that new range rover platform and is holding up WAY better than the LR4 in my opinion.
 

Howski

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Yeah, no fucking way I would pay that for that. You should be able to find a new body style sport for that or close to that. I know you guys hate the Disco5, but it's built off that new range rover platform and is holding up WAY better than the LR4 in my opinion.
Want to put the wife in either a LR4 or D5 but just can’t get over the looks. How are the diesels holding up? They are damn appealing with diesel prices lower than 87 octane here
 

discostew

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The engines themselves are holding up. Starting to see the v6 get coked up. Lots of carbon buildup to the point of holding egr valves open. DEF injectors on the V6. And software for all the DEF system.
 

Blue

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Iv'e heard that the actual real-world mileage on the V8 is the same as the V6 because you have to constantly have your foot in the V6.

The Utah LR4 dealer just emailed me and dropped a grand in price.....hmmmm....
 

discostew

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It also uses some horse power to spin that supercharger all the time. But I do think your right. If you keep your foot out of it, a natural aspirated V8 it should in theory get as good fuel economy.
 
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Howski

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If the SC V6 is the 5.0 with two blocked off cylinders and a supercharger how similar is it to the SC V8? Just curious to know about any parts cossover
 

Blue

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I was about ready to grab a flight to Salt Lake City and pick this up this LR4 and take it to the nearest Land Rover dealer for a PPI. Dealer called me this morning and said the check engine light came on yesterday and the code was a P030(?) which is a misfire but they're not sure what cylinder (codes already replaced in scantool memory). It misfires on start-up, smooths out, then starts misfiring again. The dealer's mechanic thought it was probably coil pack(s). They sent it off to auction but they can get it back if I want them to.

They sent me the carfax and it's a 1-owner vehicle, sold and maintained over the years by the local Land Rover Dealer. I'm reaching out to the dealer to see if I can get any more maintenance history than shown on the carfax. Beside oil changes, maintenance inspections, new brakes, new tires, and alignments, the carfax shows recent (February & April 2020) " Engine/powertrain computer/module checked".

What do you guys think? Misfire could be an easy fix, do you think it could be a nightmare? My main goal with the dealer is to try to find out if the timing chain has been renewed.

I just picked up a nice little job in south Salt Lake and I could therefore be paid quite well to fly up, do the job, and then drive this thing home but only if it can be repaired quickly by the dealer.