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Hey Guys,

I got a 2003 Range Rover HSE with 52k miles a few weeks ago and I want to go through and make sure everything is in good running order. Sometimes the engine sounds a bit odd, but I can't really describe it. Is there any fluids I should have changed, things to replace, etc...?

I just want to make sure everything is in good running order so it lasts a while.


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Mike
 

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I would also look at the differential / transfer case oil. Brake fluid too while you are at it. Might as well hit all the bases, you never know how it was driven before even if it looks clean. Probably would want to have a look at all your hoses too and make sure your transmission cooler/lines are not plugged up. Also think about the oil separator valve... those things can go bad and lead to overpressure situations that may ruin the engine, but those are probably good for more than 50 - 60k miles but since age may also be a factor I would be nervous about it.
 

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Thanks for the awesome list guys. I'm thinking about blogging everything I do to this Range Rover so there is a bit of a resource for other people in a similar situation...

My brake fluid is a very dark brownish yellow, assuming that needs to be flushed and replaced...


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On that year def make sure the batt isn't leaking acid.. If you see white powder around the base of the battery, replace it asap as it can wreck your suspension.
 

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Gotcha, thank you very much for the heads up.

I think I'm going to replace the battery with a Yellow Top - or should it be a Red Top?

I'm going to put a Kinetic battery in the trunk for the AV system so I don't strain the main battery as much.

Any other ideas?


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Mike
 
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