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to all of our talented and resourceful LRO's,
since there r so many of you out there who r mechanicly inclined is there any way someone could video tape how to do a tune up (especialy how to change plugs and wires), and then upload it to the net or stream it so the rest of us Novices could learn, that would be awsome, let me know! :freak:
 

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still would be a great tool, I would pay a decent amount for it, it would save me money in the long run and better the relationship between me and my landy.
 

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most of the tips is to pay attention to everything. mark which cylinder fit to what coil and follow the same path of the previous wire.

And remove whatever is in the way.

but some extensions, a bit of brake clean and antiseize works well.

not to mention a swivel socket. try getting a swivel spark plug socket.


And 4.0 are easy, 4.6 are a pain, usually the top of the manifold comes out to make it easier.
 

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NO i mean a Indepth VIDEO, for a guy who's most experience is mixing coolant and putting it in, the most i've done is changed light bulbs

alot of us rover owners r just a bunch of academics who made some coin who have never really been under the hood, now I'm a big black guy so i feel manly enough to say this

Dude i dont even know how to change my freakin oil! :dunno: , i work with models in the music video business
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so it would be cool to see it from scratch, i would even pay a couple bucks to be able to see this, i like to off road with my truck, but i promissed my wife i wouldnt anymore because things are breaking like crazy, and with another kid on the way i cant affoard it :bawling:

So for god sake's help me or im gonna have to buy a navigator or escalade or something... and i dont trust those pretty boy trucks to offroad with :rellye
 

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Man, I can really see where you are coming from. But when it comes to things like plugs and wire, oil changes, filter changes; when I first started messing with cars, that is exactely what I did, mess around, look around try to figure out whats what.. First time I changed plugs and wires, I just did one at a time, pulled the plug, replaced the wire, put in new plug, move to next one. And when you really think about an oil change, you're not doin' much. It's simple.

And the thing I have liked about my Rover so far, a 98 Disco, is that everything under the hood is easy to reach, easy to work with, at least so far, I haven't done serious work yet. Anyway, none of that stuff is near as hard as it seems, most people are just either too lazy, no time, or intimidated. And there is no reason to be intimidated by a few tune up measures. It is much easier than it seems once you get under there. Plus you have a ton of people on here willing to go out of their way to help all they can. Hell, if you wanted me to, I could go take a few pics of where to drain oil, etc. etc.

Edit: just realized you have a 2003, I don't know how similiar they would look under the hood, but I am willing to bet they are not too much different.
 

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Instead of a video, I would suggest you buy a service manual. The manuals are in-depth and complete. They will cover any and all problems you would/could/can/did encounter with a stock vehicle as well as maintenance and complete rebuilds, etc etc etc. Non-stock/modified vehicles take a mechanical mind above and beyond a manual.

Something that just came to mind, you stated you can't even change oil... do you own tools? To do basic maintenance you'll need some basic hand tools.

:lol: OH yeah Mr. academic it's afford not affoard :lol: Sorry couldn't help it
 

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See as much as I would like to do an in depth video the question you ask youself is does a land Rover really differ from a Navigator or escalade or even a ford escort?

Actually no.

The forces that act on escort are no different then navigator or Land Rover.

Sure the systems are different, but many of the principals are the same.

All vehicles 96 are obd2 certified. That means you can use a generic scanner to look at the codes.

Brake systems are quite the same. a brake pedal and brakes all around with a brake booster to give more brake power.

Before you want to avoid the dealer you have to ask yourself.

Am I willing to learn these systems and learn the principals so not only can I fix my land rover, but my wifes car as well.
Dealer technicians arent grease monkeys. Diagnosis is required. Sometimes its intricate and complicated and sometimes its easy. Sometimes based on experience and the knowledge gain about the system. But Diagnosis makes the difference between a big waste of time and a small bill. Not to mention if you mess up something you can fix your mistake.
 

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Get yourself a good manual (preferably the LR factory one)... or get a friend that knows how to do those things to show you.. that's the best way!
 

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if you want up to date info, go to all data.

They also give tsbs and bulletins.

The one thing a video cant give you is the individuals ability to produce the right amount of force to do the job. Some jobs need a little some need alot.
 

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GREAT advice guy's thanks :wave: , i have already started my search for a manual, but at the same time a video could never hurt, hey thats how i got rid of my golf slice, i think :D

and by the way Tlry, yes i do have tools for stuff i fix around the house, and i always sucked at spelling, thats why God invented Administrative Assistants :cool:
 

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Your D2 is a little more difficult to change the plug wires than a D1 but it can be done. It is really easy to change the plugs, air and oil filters and so forth.

Where is Oakville anyways?
 

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I am about to change the ABS sencor and the brake pads today . I might Video Tape it if it will not be to much of a PITA to do :) .

Or if you guys will beg me to do it . I will :)
 
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