I couldn’t access the filter bolts without lifting the drivetrain. I’ll let a shop handle it next time; I have the upgraded pan sitting in the garage.Atlantic British sells an updated steel pan kit for the transmission that makes changing the filter a ton easier. The first time is a PIA but once that new filter kit is on, much easier.
Just a point of reference: the timing chain guides and tensioners were updated in late 2012, so a few 2012 models and all 2013 models should have the updated timing chain guides and tensioners from the factory.The LR4 V8's 5.0 engine as well as all the 5.0 engines on LR4/RRS/RR all suffer from bad timing chain tensioners this is well documented. Unless it has been repaired or updated I would not buy one. The LR3/RRS/RR 4.4 V8 is a reliable engine.
Where is this info on Late 2012 and 2013's with the updated timing chain guides.Just a point of reference: the timing chain guides and tensioners were updated in late 2012, so a few 2012 models and all 2013 models should have the updated timing chain guides and tensioners from the factory.
Atlantic British trans pan and filter kit has a split version for that reason. You cut the old one out, then the new parts go in as two pieces much smarter.Video shows exhaust just below pan. Not sure how you got around it. Pan doesn't slide out either since it has a tall pickup tube.
You would think that.
But what you SHOULD think is the manufacturer gives zero fucks about you, and is only interested in maintaining a revenue stream to their dealers.
Jaguar got rid of the oil drain plug several years ago, requiring a suction tube down the dipstick pipe to extract the oil.
Were they thinking of their customers first?
I just read an article about some stores no longer accepting cash.
Were they thinking about their customers?
I towed the same U-haul tandem trailer over Grapevine (going from nearly sea level to 4400ft and down) with LR4, and it... was like it wasn't there. Power-wise, it didn't give a rat's ass. D1 on a trailer is probably twice the weight, so it would be noticeable - but not much.Tow it fine, sure but "like it isn't there". Total bullshit and you know it. An lr3 or 4 will tow 7000 lbs like it IS there. I towed a 7x12 tandem loaded to max NC-WA and it's absolutely 'there'.
There's a Land Rover service bulletin (attached) that lists the affected vin ranges.Where is this info on Late 2012 and 2013's with the updated timing chain guides.