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    L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    Hello

    I am active on many forums for my other cars and noticed not many DIY or “get dirty” enthusiasts on here.....or maybe there are ? I guess many owners have warranty, I do too but I still like to do my own diagnosis and work when I can. I feel the dealer does more harm than good (usually).

    I don’t have much free time but in my limited time working and learning about car mechanics and systems is a hobby. I noticed the forum here needs more DIY posts and discussion.

    To start I changed the oil yesterday on my l405 lwb sc. I used liqu moly 0w-20 LR tec (apparently special made for JLR engines) oil. I bought the filter from dealer and it took 45 min to change. I noticed before my engine sounded a little rough and would idle high very long. After oil change with liqu moly engine sounds smooth and cold start idle has been reduced. Also ticking is non existent before I would hear often. I am very alert and check often due to the timing chain issues from the older generation.

    My second task is a squeaking groaning noise I have. I have a thread on it here. I’m thinking it’s the sway bar bushings. It’s cheap to fix so I think I will tackle this rather than use warranty.

    My third task is tpms calibration. For some reason the truck stopped detecting the tpms says malfunction when it has tpms. This I’m not too annoyed about but will get around to it eventually.

    I would like to hear your guys adventure and tips/stories about working on this truck. It would be useful for future reference and future owners years to come
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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    Uhhhh w84it And myself are the only 2 guys on here with diys and mods. Everyone else is bone stock or rims wheels upgrades and that’s it. Sorry to disappoint.
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    That’s okay I guess now there’s three
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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    There are a lot of DIY guys on the L322 side of this forum...I don't think the L405 has been around long enough. Most L405 owners on here are still under warranty.
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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    Hey all! Im J from PHX AZ!

    I recently bought a 2014 LWB RRV8SC. Drove it back from Texas and it ran superb! I have 79K miles with no warranty and I plan to tackle as many issues the car presents myself... currently looking for a good warranty but not sure if I want to pull the trigger.

    I order the SpecialTech LR 0w20 oil from FCP euro along with the oil filter and cabin air filter and will be doing that service when they arrive! Planning on using a mityvac and sucking the oil out through the top!

    I vinyl wrapped the trims and dipped the logos and grille black! Below are some pictures!

    Also, I hardwired a Escort 9500CI radar and laser jammer system which was kinda fun!

    Current problems: rear two windows do not work, tiny front end cluck on hard brake at slow speeds (assuming bushing issue). Slowly making time to work those out.

    I also wanted to do the ZF transmission service around 80K miles and replace all the diff/transfercase fluids!

    Here she issssssssssssssssssss! Glad to see some DIYers, I have been looking and looking on the L405 forum for people who DIY and are enthusiast but don't see too much haha.

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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    I do DIY items on mine. I pulled a lot of the dash apart to install an integrated radar detector.
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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy1323 View Post
    I do DIY items on mine. I pulled a lot of the dash apart to install an integrated radar detector.
    Can you post some info on the radar detector you installed?
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    I installed a Radenso RCM. The front radar is located in the top center of the grill. I got a 2018 style grill and after a little trimming, the detector for perfect.

    The rear receiver is mounted behind the plastic near the trailer hitch.

    The screen is located where the center console meets the HVAC control panel.

    The CPU and speaker are located under the steering wheel behind the kick panel.

    I am VERY happy with the performance and cleanliness of the install.
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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    I done a bunch of little things outside of regular oil changes...

    1) Added SVAuto mufflers
    2) Changed out the door handles
    3) Removed front bumper and added different side grilles
    4) Added a Velocity AP ECU tune
    5) Got rid of the auto start/stop
    6) Added a LED light bar behind the grille
    7) Recently changed out rotors and brakes!
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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy1323 View Post
    I installed a Radenso RCM. The front radar is located in the top center of the grill. I got a 2018 style grill and after a little trimming, the detector for perfect.

    The rear receiver is mounted behind the plastic near the trailer hitch.

    The screen is located where the center console meets the HVAC control panel.

    The CPU and speaker are located under the steering wheel behind the kick panel.

    I am VERY happy with the performance and cleanliness of the install.
    Thanks for the info...I might consider doing this someday.
    Ray

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    Re: L405 DIY guys/enthusiasts

    What year is yours? I've been trying to find out how to the disable the auto start/stop feature on my 2016.

    Do you have any pics of your mods?

    Quote Originally Posted by wlee69 View Post
    I done a bunch of little things outside of regular oil changes...

    1) Added SVAuto mufflers
    2) Changed out the door handles
    3) Removed front bumper and added different side grilles
    4) Added a Velocity AP ECU tune
    5) Got rid of the auto start/stop
    6) Added a LED light bar behind the grille
    7) Recently changed out rotors and brakes!
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