Anyone have a high mileage LR3?

bagocheetohs

New member
'07 SE V8 with 189k as of thanksgiving day 2017. Second owner. I do all the work. She is like my wife...no one touches her but me...have an extensive to-do list with the goal of hitting 500k...original power/drivetrain btw...

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rcharrette

Adventurer
We made it to 192K miles with our 08' LR3. At about 45K miles the air suspension went out and a front wheel bearing. We were the 2nd owners but got an extended warranty. All was covered luckily. Shortly after that the parking brake acted up, again luckily replaced under the extended warranty! After that we ran relatively trouble free for the next 80K or more (control arm bushings on one side at some point) then the check engine light came on. It was diagnosed as both cat's needed replaced. Since I do not need annual inspection where I live I said forget it. Then the parking brake acted up again (in truth it was my fault this time) and then finally at 192K the air suspension went out for the 2nd time.
We limped the truck to the dealer and with literally THOUSANDS of dollars in problems we traded it in on a newer LR4 and got another extended warranty.
No complaints about the LR3, it served us well and we ran the hell out of it. The transmission and engine were always super solid and we towed a large trailer all over the country and Canada with it. Hoping for the same service out of our new LR4!
 

aythya

New member
Over 198,000 when I got rid of mine. Loved the truck but the repairs were getting too costly.

Outside of wear items I had to do the following:
- hood latch sensor
- emergency break failure
- several others that escape memory
- cooling system issues were looming
 

NASDIESEL

Member
I bought an '06 with 155K miles for $5500 as a winter beater/kid truck. single owner but no service records except the dealer. In the last year I've done some reasonable maintenance/prevention. New cooling hoses and t-stat, tires, brakes, bearings, calipers, undercarriage cleaning. Front shocks and air suspension. Hopefully that will be it for a while. Currently at 176K. If you are buying a luxury truck that cheap, expect some work.
 

MrWesson

Adventurer
150k on a very neglected LR3 for me(previously neglected).

The rubber bits wear out, bearings wear out, compressors get old, plastic gets brittle. Basically the same as every other vehicle just that there seems to be more here. Solid axle rigs vs independent suspension like on the LR3.. The LR3 rides like a Caddy but control arms are going to go out.

Any LR3 owner that is committed to their truck for awhile should simply remove every control arm from the vehicle(bushings really).

Right now i'm dealing with a bad steering rack that is leaking because of neglected control arm bushings causing wheels to transfer movement through the tie rod and wear things out. Leaving me with the realization of above.

I got mine a couple years ago for a killer deal of $7,000 with 120k miles knowing it had some rust and neglect.. Would have been MUCH better off spending 10k if that helps you on your search.

A clean 200k mile LR3 will give you less headache than a "dirty" 100k LR3.
 

codemunky

New member
221k+. Running strong. 2006 LR3. A little leak here and there because of old age. But I constantly take it on long road trips. Just replaced my cracked thermometer housing, coolant hoses, and left rear tailgate strap thing that broke off.
 

soflorovers

Well-known member
Given the age of this thread, I wanted to bump it back up to the top. Currently at 172k in mine. Would be thrilled to see 250k given the abuse it's taken with the previous owner 😭

Any new members of the high mileage club?
 

Al Blue4.6l

Member
Given the age of this thread, I wanted to bump it back up to the top. Currently at 172k in mine. Would be thrilled to see 250k given the abuse it's taken with the previous owner 😭

Any new members of the high mileage club?
175k on my 06. All sorts of expected maintenance items but nothing surprising or terribly expensive.

It did develop a horrendous front suspension popping sound over bumps a few months ago while offroading. Couldn't figure it out.

After several months I finally realized that it was coming from the tactical rovers front bumper. I hadn't trimmed the fenders back far enough and the edges rubbed grooves into the bumper - and then popped in and out of them when the chassis flexed.
 

A.J.M

Explorer
Mine is still alive and well at 200,394 miles.

replaced a few more bits due to wear and tear. But it’s still going strong and has plenty more life in it. Like everything, look after it and it will look after you.

I’m hoping for 250 out of it before it get semi retired by a New Defender.
 

Mlaroccarex

New member
I'm at 280K on a 2007. All the similar LR issues and changes/repairs. However, being in Indiana I am replacing my cats.... I have also had some electrical issues do to I think my sunroof drains... Dash is giving me issues. I also need to replace my fuel pump as my gas gauge no longer works. Other than that she runs like a beast!
 

soflorovers

Well-known member
I'm at 280K on a 2007. All the similar LR issues and changes/repairs. However, being in Indiana I am replacing my cats.... I have also had some electrical issues do to I think my sunroof drains... Dash is giving me issues. I also need to replace my fuel pump as my gas gauge no longer works. Other than that she runs like a beast!
Have you done timing chain maintenance/replacement? If so, around what mileage?
 

r50fj60

Observer
Glad I found this thread. I will likely be in the market in a month or so for a truck and in my price range are LR3's and 1st gen sequoias. Love Toyota but always wanted a Rover product and from the research i've done the LR3 is a reliable design, which seems to be confirmed by this thread. I have a 2nd gen 4Runner for my toyota fix, but I know the Sequoias are low maintenance. It sounds like everyone is doing ball joints, control arms, brakes and tires every 30k. Is this the consensus? Other than that it doesn't sound like they are a headache. I can turn my own wrenches so i'm not as concerned about these items, I just don't want to have to drop $10k a year in repairs. Not expecting Toyota prices but I don't want to go broke driving it.
 

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