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Old 02-17-2018, 02:30 PM
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I'm looking for another thorn in my backside. It will be for the wife and not driven off-road (for the time being). I'm looking for constructive criticism and advice as what to look for, pitfalls, etc. Right now I'm considering a LR3 or LR4. Any other recommendations? Input?
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:56 PM
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Three words: pre-purchase inspection. Maybe that's two words.

Drive them both, get a feel for what you like or don't like, what features or packages you really want. That alone might help you narrow the choices. Others here will have more (and better) suggestions.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:52 PM
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An LR3 is less likely to need any engine work. I have a 13 LR2 for my wife. She likes it.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:22 PM
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Despite my hate for LR3's center console, looks like it is a much better bet, for several reasons.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:50 PM
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LR4: Better interior materials and design. More power. Better ride quality. Better exterior finish and design. Newer tech. Is that worth $10k more to you?
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:49 PM
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Any of you guys know about the rust concern areas on LR3s?
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:28 PM
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An LR3 is less likely to need any engine work. I have a 13 LR2 for my wife. She likes it.
What is better about an LR3? They are getting pretty old and clapped out. The interior of an LR4 will hold up much better, IMO.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:44 PM
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What is better about an LR3? They are getting pretty old and clapped out. The interior of an LR4 will hold up much better, IMO.
Jimmy, between a fuel pressure regulator in the return line and a combo of fuel pressure sender and PWM fuel pump controller, I am not sure I'd pick the second.
And that's the first thing I ran into. It was an expensive run-in with a thousand-dollar tow.
I do enjoy the power of the 5.0, though.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:34 PM
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I've replaced at least a dozen fuel pumps on LR3s. The issues that you and Ben have experienced are rare as far as I know.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:59 PM
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I've replaced at least a dozen fuel pumps on LR3s. The issues that you and Ben have experienced are rare as far as I know.
Yeah, but the symptoms were identical to a tee, and both were misdiagnosed by two different dealerships.
What we're may be onto here is this - it took about 15 years for people to be reasonably proficient in D1 troubleshooting and repairs and lifehacks. This time may never even happen for 5.0 LR4s (while the LR3 common knowledge base seem to be still growing).
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:23 PM
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What is better about an LR3? They are getting pretty old and clapped out. The interior of an LR4 will hold up much better, IMO.
Nothings better I suppose. But an LR3 is less likely to need engine work.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:24 PM
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Any of you guys know about the rust concern areas on LR3s?
Brake lines? I'm starting to see a lot of that.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:26 PM
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Brake lines? I'm starting to see a lot of that.
But nothing horrible structure wise? I can't glean much from the UK sites. Looking at getting a D3 diesel 6 speed for use over there.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:24 PM
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My Land Rover buddies in South Africa avoid the TDV6 on used vehicles. According to them, they are prone to camshaft failures and the cost of replacing that is prohibitive. At least in that market. People unload their D3s before that happens.
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I've read about about the crankshaft nonsense on the engines. It doesn't seem as rampant as HGs on Rover V8s. Apparently using poly TFE engine treatment solves the cause of the engine seizures but doesn't change the poor design of the bearing obviously. Gasoline is out of the question for a vehicle in the UK so TDv6 it would be if I get a D3/4.
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Gasoline is out of the question for a vehicle in the UK so TDv6 it would be if I get a D3/4.
What, you don?t like $10/gallon?
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:11 AM
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I've read about about the crankshaft nonsense on the engines. It doesn't seem as rampant as HGs on Rover V8s. Apparently using poly TFE engine treatment solves the cause of the engine seizures but doesn't change the poor design of the bearing obviously. Gasoline is out of the question for a vehicle in the UK so TDv6 it would be if I get a D3/4.
We had a guy come to our shop from another market that sells them in the defender. He said they put a lot of engines in the Defenders that run them. Thats all I'm basing it on.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:01 AM
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What, you don?t like $10/gallon?
Yeah. Never. I can't stomach $0.75 per mile. The other contenders are LC Prado or Colorado, Nissan patrol, or Defender 110(but twice the cost so probably not).
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:11 PM
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Yeah. Never. I can't stomach $0.75 per mile. The other contenders are LC Prado or Colorado, Nissan patrol, or Defender 110(but twice the cost so probably not).
I've logged some miles on a Patrol - I liked it. Not as comfy as the Prado from my experience, but it's been a few years.
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Get a Jag. Or an Aston Martin.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:37 PM
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Get a Jag. Or an Aston Martin.
A Jag and a Range Rover are the same shit. If you know one you pretty much know the other. Ones in a much smaller bag.
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A Jag and a Range Rover are the same shit. If you know one you pretty much know the other. Ones in a much smaller bag.
Exactly. But you can wear an ascot, drink a martini and pretend you're James Bond.
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