Looking at a 2013 LR4 - main areas of concern?

discostew

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I hate to beat a dead horse regarding timing chains but want to get a little more comfortable with those issues. Have the opportunity to pick up a higher mileage 11’ LR4 for a good deal. Know the current owner who’s had it for the last 50k miles and taken very good care of it, including the shorter oil change intervals. There have been no signs of timing chain noise. I understand negligence in service intervals is a major contributor but didn’t know if problems ever cropped up when the correct intervals are followed. Basically what’s the risk of future issues if there are no signs now and proper maintenance continues
It's just a noisy engine when everything is great. The fuel system makes noise too, normal. When you have both high pressure fuel pumps fail its quiet as hell, won't run for shit. All of them would benifit from new design tensioners and guides. That helps a lot. The water pumps make a lot of noises when they get loose. I've seen the first design pump get so loose it grinds metal off the inside of the pump body and fill the cooling system with metal shavings.

But this engine is going to be a bit noisy all the time even when everything is updated.
 

Howski

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Appreciate the comments. I’m starting to think the timing chain guide failure is the ‘slipped liner’ of the 5.0. It happens but not without preceding issues or nearly as much as the internet would have you believe
 

discostew

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Appreciate the comments. I’m starting to think the timing chain guide failure is the ‘slipped liner’ of the 5.0. It happens but not without preceding issues or nearly as much as the internet would have you believe
They rarely fail to the point of skipping a gear out of time kind of failure. Sure it happens sometimes, I just have to believe that it was noisy as all hell before it skipped time. Most normal people would have stopped driving.
 
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Blue

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Installed the Tactical 4x4 gas tank skid today. Ordered a T4x4 rear bumper with swing away spare and a ProSpeed roof rack from Lucky 8 yesterday. Guess I’ll go ahead and order an ARB front and winch it up while I’m at it. Going to need to find a new helper though. This guy fell asleep on the job today.
 

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