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how i know timing chain is in ok condition?
car sounds super smooth
Timing chain has no issues, the chain guides can wear and cause issues. If the car sounds super smooth your timing chain guide are OK. When you hear a ticking noise from the front of the engine you may have timing chain guide issues.
 

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1. Replace entire rear drive shaft from Roverparts.com = $500 easy DIY and most likely the front CV on the rear shaft is spitting grease and should be replaced. Easy insurance money

2. Break plates: to replace them they need to remove the rear hub assembly so just have then replace the whole hub/bearing and call it insurance money.

3. Battery box cover: gorilla tape, easy DIY

4. Air box: use over sized screws, easy DIY or gorilla tape

5. Trans pan: get the Roverparts.com pan/filter oil kit. ~$280 on sale. this kit is the new metal pan with separate filter which makes it easier to replace filter in the future

6. EAS could be as simple as cleaning the desiccant in the drier or ordering an EAS tune-up kit (valve kit or piston kit) that has new desiccant and new o rings and other easy DIY stuff. Tons of videos out there for most of this stuff. worse case replace compressor from anywhere but stealership

7. Break flush: do it, good idea and cheap insurance

8. Skid plate: do it, although I did not see the cost of the plate

9. Thermostat/housing: easy DIY and a must do. Don’t forget to replace the plastic T bleed on top of the engine under the plastic cover(google this too). They disintegrate and will leave you stranded. Just get a straight brass 3/8 barb at lowes = $2

10. Do the gas tank strap/cradle they rust to the point of disintegration, not a bad DIY… youtube

11. Do the water pump & all hoses you can do

12. Valve covers: try tightening all the bolts just a bit to see if that fixes the leak


For all this stuff you don't want to do, take it to an independent shop. This stuff is not any different on a Rover than any other car, except the EAS. The $ per hour may be less than stealership.

This sounds bad but is all stuff that we all have done/will do. you will love your L320 and forget about this garbage soon, just like you overlook it's thirst for premium fuel.
 
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