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