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So, I've had my RR for less than a month and I looked through service records before I bought it and it had been well taken care of...

I decided to take in to LR for the following:
-Parking sensors not working
-Driver side headlight will sometimes not come on when it rains a lot...(go figure)

so the lady called me back after a hours and said I needed to do the following:
-Replace LCM(Light Check Module) in order to attempt fixing the headlight thing (she wasn't sure) $750 :shock:
-Replace Rear right parking sensor $500 :shock:
-"Valve cover gasket. VCC solenoid leaks oil" $850 :shock:
-Coolant Manifold and Heater Hose leaking coolant $900 :shock:
-Replacement of purge valve $700 :shock:



HAHA :lol: not that I'm a cheap ass, but $3700 in repairs seems a bit steep ...well, I'm not a professional mechanic, but I have quit a bit of mech/tech background and I'll be replacing these parts myself, I was just wondering if anyone has had the Headlight problem with a lot of rain...aka, is it worth replacing the LCM even if I'm not sure it'll fix it?...

Thanks a lot guys. :thumb:
 

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I had a headlight that was doing this, especially when raining/humid. Eventually it just stopped working, I put a new bulb and haven't had the problem since. You should swap the bulbs from drivers side to passenger. If the passenger side starts to flicker replace the bulbs as a pair if you want them to match. If the drivers side continues to flicker even after the swap could be the ballast.
 

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Their mention of the heater core leaking and the hose fouled up is suspect. Mine had the same issue, it was the hose that couples a coolant line to the heater core. It's a 2" wide by 4" tall hose with some adapters on either end. 20 min repair
 

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which purge valve? For fuel? The one located on the front of the engine? Very simple fix, and isn't a big problem... What makes them say that went bad? In really hot weather I'll get, "check engine," and it's a code for the purge valve. I just clear it and it's fine until the next 100 degree day
 

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gisham said:
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/search/?N=0&Nr=AND(wpn_tl_name:Engine+%26+Drivetrain,wpn_cat_name:Radiators%5C%2C+Cooling+Systems+%26+Components,wpn_scat_name:Coolant+Hoses+%26+Components)


i bet the hose you need is here for 50 bucks- did you even notice it was leaking?
this is actually it right here, around $11

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Land_Rover/Range_Rover/OES_Genuine/Cooling_Hose/2004/HSE/8_Cyl_4-dot-4L/W0133-1652450.html?tlc=Engine+&+Drivetrain
 

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Brad/Gisham,

Thanks a lot for the help guys!!! :thumb:

You are right!! I wasn't sure about the engine check light, but it only comes on when it's a 100 degree day...but then it goes off when it cools down.

It looks like I'll have these things fixed for maybe a couple of hundred bucks :D ...(Instead of ~$4000 :? )
Yeah, I think their suggested replacement of the LCM is total BS. :roll:

Also,
My 105K service is coming up, have you guys had this yet? I think I'll be trying to do the bulk of this myself.
 

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i am glad to help someone out- the only thing i would have the dealership troubleshoot is electrical gremelins, and that is just because i dont have the testing equipment or the expertise to identify the faulty compnants- The mechanical stuff is just monkey work for the most part- if you have a nominal amount of tools and mechanical know how you can do all the basic maintenance on these vehicles-

That said im not rebuilding a tranny in my carport :) but coolant lines, fluid changes, belts, plugs...ect are not difficult.

And now with Arnott selling air shocks for 1/3 of the dealer price it really takes the sting out of losing one of those too-
 
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