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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

All but ready to roll

Here's a little advance warning of our move to the new site - and new forum - within the next 48 hours.
It is our intention to get the new site live today, March 1, 2007.

However, even if we do, it may take 24-72 hours before some users see the 'new site' at the same url (web address ie - it takes a little time for changes to spread around the internet.

During this period some users (mostly those within companies with their own internal cache etc) may see error pages on occasion. If this happens to you, please be patient and try again later.

We've listened hard to what you, the community of users of have told us about what you want from your site and forum.

The consensus was, in respect of the forum, that it was better to proceed on a solid footing for the future than to focus on retaining users' past history or records of previous postings.

I appreciate that won't be everyone's view - but it was the majority view from those who expressed an opinion.


The consensus was also to use a phpbb bulletin board. This is the standard and up-to-date kind found throughout the web and a style I hope you will be familiar with and feel immediately at home with.

It also means that, going forward, we will much more easily be able to upgrade and evolve the forum, while retaining your registrations, posts and histories. Our previous elderly and bespoke forums made this technically complex and prohibitively expensive.

The LRO team has been encouraged by how rapidly you have made the temporary forum feel like a vibrant, active community. And I sincerely hope you'll feel comfortable about doing the same thing again on the new forum.

The new site has plenty more to offer - you'll discover that when you get there.

It has been created extremely rapidly but is on a solid platform which we intend to use to evolve going forward.

It won't be perfect from day one. It will be in a state of permanent development - and we want you to partner with us in shaping what it eventually becomes - keep telling us what's wrong and what you want next. will be as useful as you make it, as successful as you intend it to be.

Once again, many thanks for your patience.

Best regards
David Cushman
Online Editor

Monday, February 26, 2007

New issue of LRO on sale February 28

The new issue of Land Rover Owner International magazine goes on sale from Wednesday, February 28, 2007.
In this issue you can expect:
  • Discovery v Defender: The LRO verdict
  • Exclusive test: Warn winch-compressor
  • Going Underground: Driving 300ft under the surface
  • Freelander 2: Muddy at Eastnor
  • Greatest 4x4 drives: Chile
  • Restored: 110 rolling rebuild
  • Safari: Series III holiday home
  • Green Lanes: Midlands and Yorkshire
  • 500 Land Rovers to buy
How to: Strip and fix transmission brakes, fit Disco rear radius arm brushes, trace Disco V8 engine faults, be a sand driving expert... 21 pages of workshop fixes!

Now you've got to go out and buy a copy... isn't it time you saved yourself the time, trouble and a bag of cash? SUBSCRIBE NOW.

Freelander recall in the US

Land Rover is recalling 33,000 Freelanders in the U.S. over faulty brake lights. And it will mean owners have to return them to dealers not once, but twice.
The fault is described as the brake light staying on when the brake pedal isn't pressed, on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
It goes on to say that warning lights for hill descent control, traction control and cruise control can also light up.
Dealers must install new switches of the same design in March and then replace them when a redesigned unit is available in May.
All Freelanders built at Solihull between September 2001 and May 2005 could be affected, says

Source of this story:

LRO's Defender up for sale!

2003 Defender 90 Td5 XS (Land Rover Owner International magazine’s modified 90)

This well-equipped vehicle is one of the most famous Defender’s in the world.

Originally a Land Rover press fleet vehicle, it appeared on BBC’s Top Gear when Richard Hammond successfully made the case for Land Rover winning the Greatest Car Of All Time award. See below:

For the last three years it’s been run by Land Rover Owner International magazine’s Editor-in-Chief John Pearson.

Colour: Bonatti GreyMileage: 61,420. Full service history. Standard equipment (XS model): heated part-leather seats, heated front and rear screens, electric windows, cd player/radio, chequerplate on wing tops and sills, boost alloy wheels fitted with General Grabber AT2 tyres).

Modifications: Warn 9.5xp winch, Old Man Emu springs and dampers with 2in lift, Front Runner long range additional fuel tank (46 litres), twin Optima batteries with National Luna split charging system, JE Engineering Stage Two tune, Safety Devices full roll cage, Hannibal roof rack, Mantec raised air intake, internal window guards and swing-away spare wheel carrier, Cheviot 4x4 extended breather kit.

The Defender is on display at Nene Overland in Ailsworth, near our Peterborough office.

Contact them on 01733 380607.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New site: Progress report

Updated: Feb 23, 8.40am.
It seems there are still a series of minor bugs which have to be attended to on the new site. Launching just before the weekend is always risky (because of the lack of back-up you have if things go pear-shaped) so I'm going to have to say Friday's launch must be postponed.
The good news is we aren't far off, we've started adding editorial content and for the most part the site is working very well. I'm sure our tech bods will crack the minor bugs rapidly and we'll progress to a solid launch in the early part of next week. In the meantime, we'll bring you updates on this blog and the message boards remain open.

Previous report:
Hello all. Feb 23 is looming large so it's time I gave you a progress report.
The team working on the new LRO are hard at it (some will be working through the night tonight) with the intention of providing a site we can start adding content to by Wednesday morning.
At this stage it's still unclear as to whether or not the new forum will be ready at the same time as the rest of the site.
But that doesn't mean we'll go live with no forum. Instead, if that is our only option, we'll launch the new site with links to the current temporary Message Board you find linked from this blogsite.
Design has gone very well and I think you'll like the new look.
More updates as we progress. If you have comments, please do add them below.
Many thanks. David Cushman, online editor.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Chase is on for 300 £30K Pursuits

A new limited edition Discovery 3, called the Pursuit, will be on sale next month, for close to £30,000 OTR.

Only 300 will be available from Land Rover dealerships. Based on the TDV6 GS model, the Pursuit also features Java Black paint work with Ebony interior, 19” alloy wheels, body coloured wheel arch surrounds, manual leather seats and chrome finish mirror caps.

All Pursuit limited editions are powered by the Discovery’s TDV6 diesel engine and feature standard technologies including Hill Descent Control, air suspension and Terrain Response™, all industry-firsts for Land Rover.

“Since launch, the Discovery 3 has brought new levels of ability, comfort and refinement to the large 4x4 market. Winning 95 awards worldwide is a testament to its class-leading diesel engine, its versatility and its all-round package,” said John Edwards, Land Rover UK managing director.

“The limited-edition Discovery 3 Pursuit gives customers the opportunity to buy an exclusive specification for the exceptional price of £29,995 OTR for the TDV6 manual and £30,995 OTR with automatic transmission. We think this represents incredible value for money.”

Friday, February 09, 2007

Land Rover to launch commercial versions of Discovery 3

Land Rover is to launch a commercial derivative of the Discovery 3 (shown right, image from Land Rover). It goes on sale on March 19, 2007.
It has been engineered, with approval from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), to gain N1 Light Commercial 4x4 Vehicle status.

Business users will be able to take advantage of the Benefit in Kind tax and full VAT reclaim associated with Light Commercial Vehicles.
There will be two derivatives available: the Discovery 3 Commercial and the Discovery 3 XS Commercial. Standard features include 2130 litres of loadspace with a full length phenolic floor, privacy glass, two-piece bulkhead, four corner air suspension and Terrain Response™.
“Since launch, our dealers have received a number of requests from customers for a commercial derivative, many of whom bought standard models and then converted them independently for their own commercial use,” stated John Edwards, Land Rover UK managing director.
“The launch of the Discovery 3 Commercial means that for the first time, customers are now able to purchase a Land Rover approved Discovery 3 commercial vehicle, which benefits from the superior levels of ride, handling, comfort and equipment offered by the standard Discovery 3.

"We believe the Discovery Commercial will further re-define the 4x4 commercial segment.”
All Land Rover vehicles include a CO2 offset for the first 45,000 miles within the on-the-road price. Administered by Climate Care, an independent CO2 offset provider, the programme ensures that the average amount of CO2 produced by a Land Rover is offset by investments in a mixed portfolio of projects, including renewable energy, technology change and energy efficiency initiatives.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Share your tales of snow

Is it snowing in your part of the world today? If so, share your pictures and tell us how your Land Rover made your life easier while the two-wheel-drive world ground to a halt!
There's four ways to share, quickly and easily.
  • Post a comment below (click on 'comments' and just type in your story - it'll be there for all to read)
  • Send a picture by email. Use the following address and it'll be published direct on to this blog as a post: What ever you add in the body of your email will be published with the picture - so tell us a bit about who took the picture and what it is showing. If you camera phone has an email function you can send it direct to this blog from your mobile. nb There may be data transfer charges by your network provider for this. Keep the image small and the cost will be low.

  • If you find it easier to simply send an MMS (a picture on a text message) send it to 07736353590. This is the slowest option because it does not publish direct to the blog.

  • Or just send an email to with your image attached. less than 512kb a pic please.

Land Rover Owner reserves the right to edit or remove contributions.

Land Rover is doing it's bit. The company said yesterday: "Land Rover is on standby to offer the services of up to 100 vehicles and their off-road experts, following extreme weather warnings for central and north-west areas of the UK.

"As in previous years, all 10 Land Rover Experience centres in the UK will be available tomorrow (Thursday) to assist the local emergency services - including highway patrols, fire services and local police forces – helping people get home safely. They will also help to recover vehicles broken down in the bad weather and vehicles involved in road traffic accidents.

"John Edwards, Land Rover UK managing director commented: "Year after year Land Rover has assisted local authorities in severe weather and emergency situations. With such an extreme forecast for the next few days, we've assured them that our vehicles will once again be available should they need them."

"Land Rover UK has also this afternoon (Wednesday) dispatched a fleet of vehicles from their head office in Warwickshire, to support police forces in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and West Mercia areas.

"Land Rovers have a towing capability of up to 3.5 tonnes, permanent four-wheel drive and advanced off-road technology such as Terrain Response™. This includes a snow setting to utilise the vehicle's electronic controls and traction aids in slippery and treacherous conditions.
Land Rover Experience Centres offer a variety of courses and training to teach safe and responsible off-road driving skills."

Monday, February 05, 2007

Be a part of it

Land Rover Classic Parts is looking for vehicles and owners to star in its Part of your Life advertising campaign.

To be in with a chance of being featured, explain in 50 words or fewer how you use your Land Rover, how often and where.
If you are successful, LRCP will interview you, and photograph you and your vehicle. There is no need for the vehicle to be modified or be pristine: it just needs to be, as the saying goes, a part of your life.
You can send your submission by email to or by post to: Part of Your Life, Daniel Cooper, LRCP, Unipart House, 2nd Floor West, Garsington Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2PG. Please mark all submissions ‘Part of your life’.

Old site closes down

The old Land Rover Owner website ( is no more - due to circumstances beyond our control.
We apologise whole-heartedly to all those people inconvenienced by this in any way; forum users who can no longer access their posts, blog users who were unable to save their content before the site was closed, anyone listing their items for sale in our classified section and of course our advertisers.
We don't under-estimate how annoying this is or the difficulties it may cause you. If we had a viable option, rest assured, we would take it.
The good news is that we plan build a replacement - and have a bag full of lessons learned to make sure it serves the LRO community better than ever. This will be ready to go in a very short period of time - by which we mean less than 20 days from today.
In the meantime we have set up temporary message boards (see links, left) as a short-term home for the LRO community.
We will use this blog to keep you up to date with progress on the new site, to hear your comments and suggestions about it, and to keep you up to date with all Land Rover news. So please keep checking back. Sign up to a feed from this site and you're guaranteed to hear the latest the moment we publish it.

Defender or Discovery?

Defender or Discovery. Well, which do you prefer? Were doing a feature on the vehicles in next month's LRO.
If you have a view, email Neil at, together with a head and shoulders photograph of yourself and we'll put a selection in.
Please keep it short around 30 words, that way we can keep the focus on the key features. We may edit any submissions used.
'Thanks to everyone who has written in - we'll get a selection in the mag, Neil'

March issue on sale now

The new issue of Land Rover Owner International magazine is now on sale - our March 2007 issue.
In it you'll find our complete guide to off-roading covering greenlaning, playdays, trials and challenges. You can win head torches, G4 DVDs and classic parts CD-roms and find 500+ Land Rovers for sale.

Our March 2007 issue also includes...
22 pages of workshop fixes
How to replace a rusty Disco boot floor
Greenlanes in West Yorkshire, Wales and around Birmingham
How to bling a Freelander
3.0 V6 Series III
Expedition special Defender
44-in-tyred monster Range Rover (see Video on main navigation)
Range Rover P38 Troubleshooter
Discovery 3 Buyers checklist
Best winching gloves tested

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Back issues index

Check what was in our 2005, 2006 and 2007 issues - order the one you need
Order a back issue of Land Rover Owner International Magazine.

PricesBack issues: £5p&p. UK £6.50 Europe, £9 Rest of the World.Reprints: 80p per page (UK and Europe), £1 RoW per page
Contact: Margaret Way, Tel: 01733 468231Email:

Our comprehensive Buyers Guides are available on pdf by return of email. Send to stating which buying guide you want.


Freelander 2. First drive p.4 (7pgs)News. Tuners quick to unleash TDV8 potential p.12 (0.75page)Wheels and Tyres - choosing the best for your Land Rover p.40 (5pgs)6x6 Forward Control camper p.48 (5pages)Defender 110 CSW conversion to double cab p.56 (2pgs)Range Rover P38 brought up to date p.60 (2pgs)Discovery racer, built for rallying p.68 (5pgs)Dave's UK tour. Gloucestershire p.74 (6pgs)Defender snowplough, commissioned by Wiltshire County Council p.82 (4pgs)Overseas adventure. Kruger National Park, South Africa p.88 (8pgs)60 years of Land Rover. First coil sprung utility vehicle p.98 (2pgs)Product report. Seat covers p.110 (2pgs)Driving advice. How to get more from your winch p.144 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month. Wheeldon Lane, south Devon p.147 (1page)Series I. Buying tips p.175 (1page)Weekend workshop. Checking your steering rods p.210 (2pgs)Workshop Q&A. Series 1, hill problem. p.216 (0.75pge)Series IIA. Electronic ignition (photo guide) p.218 (2pgs)Canvas tilts. How to keep them in good condition (photo guide) p.220 (5pgs)Starter motors. Covers all Land Rover models (photo guide) p.225 (5pgs)

Dave's UK tour. Wirral Peninsula p.6 (7pgs)News. Defender Td5 lives on p.14 (0.75page)Improved Defender. Stretched. 142-inch Defender p.32 (5pgs)Skid control. Driving skills the Army way p.44 (6pgs)Go green. Vegetable oil. Biodiesel. LPG p.54 (6pgs)Wrecks to Riches. Series II p.62 (5pgs)Tuned Range Rover Sport p.68 (5pgs)Range Rover hybrid. Ultimate competition vehicle p.74 (5pgs)Alaska to Argentina p.92 (7pgs)60 Years of Land Rover. Land Rover Ninety and One Ten launched p.100 (2pgs)Product test. Head torches p.114 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month. King's Delph, Whittlesey p.139 (1page)Discovery 2. Buying tips p.167 (1page)Weekend workshop. Looking after ACE (photo guide) p.200 (2pgs)Project Discovery. Part 1. Rusty boot floor gets replaced (photo guide) p.208 (4pgs)Diesel engines. Eddie Evans investigates the transformation (photo guide) p.212 (5pgs)Freelander drivetrains. Causes, cures and catastrophes (photo guide) p.218 (4pgs)

Night driving in a Wolf 90 p.6 (7pgs)Wrecks-Riches: 1951 Series I p.30 (5pgs)Dave’s UK Tour: Northumberland p.48 (6pgs)New Vehicle Test Drive: Range Rover 400bhp p.56 (3pgs)I Drive It Every Day. Seriously quick Series III p.62 (5pgs)Camel 110: Drying out after a dunk p.76 (3pgs)Modified Land Rover: Radical Forward Control p.88 (6pgs)Reader’s Adventure: Let’s emigrate to New Zealand – Final part p.102 (4pgs)60 years of Land Rover: Birth of a legend p.108 (2pgs)Off-Road Techniques: How to climb hills p.112 (2pgs)Product report: Raised air intakes p.116 (2pgs)Global report: Off-Road in Poland p.130 (2 pgs)Global report: Kitting vehicle for expedition p.132 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Hope, Derbyshire p.140 (2pgs)Used Buyer Guide: 1994-98 300Tdi Defender p.186 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Tyre checks p.200 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Finding fault-and how to fix it: Part 1. 4-cylinder production models p.202 (5pgs)Workshop: Series I, how ring-pull transmission works. P.207 (1pge)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 4. Engine strip-internal organs p.212 (4pgs)
Back issues: £5p&p. Reprints: 80p per page p&pContact: Margaret Way, Tel: 01733 468231 Email:

Emergency Land Rover: Kendal Mountain Rescue p.6 (6pgs)Wrecks-Riches: Series III station wagon p.28 (5pgs)Improved Land Rover: P38A Range Rover, off-roader p.44 (4pg)2006 Land Rover Year Guide: Where to go. P.51 (7pgs)Improved Land Rover: Ex-electricity board 127 Defender p.60 (5pgs)Dave’s UK Tour: North-east Yorkshire p.74 (6pgs)Land Rover tech stuff: Latest generation of LR diesel engines. P.84 (2pgs)Reader’s Adventures: Cape York, Australia p.98 (4pgs)LRO and the environment: Neil meets the Environment Agency & Lake District authorities p.104 (4pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: Land Rovers and the AA p.110 (2pgs)Off-Road Techniques: Winching for beginners p.114 (2pgs)Product report: Fitting high performance air filters p.118 (2pgs)Engine Swap guide: What fits and who does it p.122 (2pgs)Our vehicles: How to change a 200Tdi cambelt, 1990 200Tdi Defender p.126 (2 pgs)Our vehicles: Snow chains/heated windscreen, 1994 300Tdi Defender p.135 (1pge)Greenlane of the month: Strata Florida, Mid Wales p.148 (2pgs)Used Buyer Guide: Td5 Discovery 2 p.186 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Looking after your brake pipes p.200 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Finding fault-and how to fix it: Part 2. 6-cylinder models p.203 (4pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 5. Engine strip, inspecting major engine parts. P.212 (4pgs)
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Improved Land Rover: Tomb Raider 90 p.6 (5pgs)42 Things to do in your Land Rover-before it’s too late p.23 (7pgs)Wrecks –Riches: Series IIA workhorse p 36 (6pgs)Dave’s UK Tour: Cambridgeshire and the Fens p.56 (7pgs)I Drive It Every Day: Defender ice Cream van p.66 (6pgs)Something different: Series I into a monster truck p.74 (2pgs)Land Rover Island: Only Solihull’s 4x4s will do on Rum p.80 (6pgs)2006 Rhino Charge: Part 1: Event organised by Rhino Ark conservation charity p.88 (2pgs)Reader’s Adventure: Auvergne, Massif Central, France p.98 (3 pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: 22K-mile trial through Africa p.104 (2pgs)Fuel facts: What to do if you misfuel p110 (2pgs)Off-Road Techniques: Part 9, know your transmission p.114 (2pgs)Product report: Air compressors p.118 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Snowdonia, North Wales p.136 (2pgs)Global reports: Buenos Aires to Jujuy, Argentina p.140 (3 pgs)Used Buyer Guide: 101 Forward Control p.188 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Checking leaking vacuum and engine breather hoses p.200 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap in 2 working days. Part 1 p.202 (5pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 6, cylinder block assembly/gas-flowed head p.212 (4pgs)
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The Dambusters: Land Rover’s first television commercial p.6 (4pgs)Wrecks-Riches: First-time Series III rebuild p.22 (5pgs)Rock driving techniques with Vince Cobley. Plus, Rocks USA style. P40 (6pgs)Product report: Which diff guard p.46 (3pgs)Something different: Portal-axled 90 p.52 (2pgs)How to live in your Land Rover: Your LR can be your home-from-home p.60 (8pgs)Something different: Monster G4 replica p.76 (2 pgs)Dave’s UK Tour: 20-mile radius around Peterborough, Cambridgeshire p.84 (6pgs)Defender 90 goes veggie: Land Rover runs on vegetable oil p.98 (4pgs)Land Rover G4 Challenge 2006. Final International Selections p.104 (3pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: 1956. Soldiers and Land Rovers in desert conflict. P114 (2pgs)2006 Rhino Charge: Part 2. Charting the preparation of Car 30. p.118 (4pgs)Our vehicles: Rebuilding the rear diff on 1957 Series I 88-inch p.130 (3pgs)Greenlane of the month: South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire p.146 (2pgs)Used Buyer Guide: Buying a Series I p.194 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Renewing aging grommets in Series Land Rovers p.208 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap, Part 2. Disconnecting all the bits. P.212 (4pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 7. New camshaft fitted and flywheel housing bolted on P216 (4pgs)Workshop: Fitting a heated windscreen in a Defender 300Tdi p.220 (3pgs)
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I Drive It Every Day. Armoured Defender used by Dorset Police p.6 (5pgs)Land Rover: Land_e technology-cutting emissions and improving fuel economy p 14 (2pgs)Buy a Classic Land Rover: Tips and advice p 28 (9pgs)Improved Land Rover: 1997 300-Tdi Discovery Commercial with three-link suspension p.48 (5pgs)Wrecks – Riches: Pre-production Range Rover p.56 (5pgs)Towing special: What vehicle. Kit for towing. Driving advice. What you can tow. Improve to tow p.72 (7pgs)Improved Land Rover: Range Rover-based Defender p.82 (4pgs)Dave’s UK Tour: Suffolk p.90 (6pgs)Something different: Converting 4-door Range Rover into a pick-up p.98 (2pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: The mid-1950’s see Land Rover going for diesel p.112 (2pgs)2006 Rhino Charge: Part 3. Car 30 (Range Rover Classic) rebuild progresses. P.116 (4pgs)Greenlane of the month: Toft’s Hill, Stathern, Lincolnshire p.139 (1pge)Used Buyer Guide: 1.8-litre K-series petrol engine Freelander p.186 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Fixing a load space partition in Discovery p.200 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap Part 3. Disconnecting the engine p.204 (4pgs)Workshop: Replacing a diff pan in a Range Rover LSE p.208 (2pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 8 Assembling the timing gear. P212 (3pgs)
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Dave’s UK Tour: The Alternative Pennine Way, Part 1. p.6 (7pgs)Wrecks – Riches: LRO Readers’ Forum rescues a Series II for charity p.26 (5pgs)I Drive It Every Day: The Highways Agency use Discovery 3 p.34 (4pgs)The World’s Top 10 Places to drive your Land Rover p.48 (10pgs)Improved Land Rover: Standard 90 into serious on-and off-roader p.62 (5pgs)Get a Grip Steve! Ed Evans and Steve Graham travel to Sweden to collect a rare Series I coachbuilt by Grip Kaross p.72 (5pgs)Buying Challenge: Dave Phillips searches for and buys a Land Rover in a day p.82 (4pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: The creation of the Series II p.98 (2pgs)2006 Rhino Charge: Part 4. Overhauling the petrol V8 engine p.104 (4pgs)Reader’s Adventure: 15 countries, 7 days, 2 Discos, 4517 miles p.110 (3pgs)Off-Road techniques: Driving advice. Travel light, travel right p.142 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Stock Bank, Barley, Hertfordshire p.147 (1pge)Vehicle excise duty: Follow the rules. P.149 (1pge)Used Buyer Guide: Ex-Military One Ten p.196 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Oil and filter changing p.214 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap Part 4. Disconnecting all mechanical connections p.218 (3pgs)KAM Diff Locker: Full technical lowdown p.222 (4pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 9. Fitting the cylinder head p.226 (3pgs)
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New Range Rover TDV8. The final test before it arrives in the showrooms p.8 (7pgs)Winches: Four new winches from Britpart p.27 (2pgs)Dave’s UK Tour: The Alternative Pennine Way, Part 2 p.34 (6pgs)Improved Land Rover: 1996 Defender H/T into jungle challenge vehicle p.50 (5pgs)Wrecks-Riches: Ex-MoD 109-inch Series III p.56 (5pgs)Off-Road techniques: 10 ways to recover a Land Rover p.68 (7pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: William Phillips Birch, wheel winch invention p.84 (2 pgs)2006 Rhino Charge: Part 5. Main rebuild completed – testing stage p.88 (4pgs)Off-Roading in Portugal: Lousa, central Coimbra region. P.98 (4pgs)Reader’s Adventure: From the top of Norway down to Cape tariff in Spain p.106 (3pgs)Product report: Winch accessories p.112 (2 pgs)Off-Road Techniques: How to avoid damaging the countryside p.122 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Easton Royal, Wiltshire p.129 (1pge)Our vehicles: Winch bumper for 1990 200Tdi Defender p.146 (2pgs)Our vehicles: Servicing the winch, 1994 Discovery 1 p.149 (1pge)Used Buyer Guide: TDV6 Discovery 3 p.192 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Checking the exhaust system p.208 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap Part5. Lifting off the body in one piece p.212 (4pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 10. The 200Tdi unit goes into the engine bay p.218 (4pgs)
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New Freelander 2. Second-generation model p.6 (6pgs)Defender. Safe until at least 2010 p.14 (1 pge)Phil Popham. Land Rover’s new M.D. p.17 (1 pge)Cooper Tire, USA. Now available in UK p.24 (2pgs)Changing face of Discovery. 1989-2006 p.26 (5pgs)Land Rover Classic Parts. Supplier to trade. P.34 (4pgs)Original Series One. One of the finest. P.49 (4pgs)G4 2006 Challenge. Final week, Bolivia p.57 (7pgs)I drive it every day. AA patrolman drives110 Defender p65 (5pgs)Dave’s UK Tour. Pembrokeshire p.72 (6pgs)Improved Land Rover. 90/88 V8 Hybrid p.84 (5pgs)Discovery 3 commercial. Conversion by Nene Overland p. 91 (1pge)60 Years of Land Rover. 1960’s, Lightweight. P.100 (2pgs)Rhino Charge 2006. Part 6. Final preparations. P.104 (4pgs)Product report: Fridges and cool boxes p.110 (2pgs)Reader’s Adventure: Sahara Desert drive. P. 116 (4pgs)Range Rover Sport. G4 Challenge diary, John Pearson. P.122 (2pgs)Our vehicles: 1990 200Tdi defender-suspension p.124 (2pgs)Our vehicles: 1994 Discovery 1-new side-exit exhaust p.127 (1pge)Off-road techniques: The right way to wade. P.146 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Win Green, Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire p.151 (1pge)Used buyers guide. Td5 Defender p.198 (7pgs)Weekend workshop: Give your wheels the wow factor p.214 (1.5pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap. Pt 6. Stripping the chassis p.218 (4pgs)RR Classic, 300Tdi Defender Discover: rear axle seals sorted. P.226 (3pgs)
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Improved Land Rover: Discovery 3 adapted for expedition tours p.4 (5pgs)Wrecks – Riches: Series III FFR Lightweight. p.26 (5pgs)Improve your suspension: Air suspension, coil and leaf springs. P.40 (7pgs)New Freelander 2. Pt2. Technical insight. P.60 (4pges)Dave’s UK tour:. Kent to Cornwall. Part 1. p.66 (7pgs)I drive it on Sundays: Competition Series I p.76 (5pgs)I drive it every day: 5 modified Land Rovers NOT driven off-road p.86 (6pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: 1963 S2A Forward Control built p.102 (2pgs)Biodiesel Defender: 110 modified to run on biodiesel fuel p.106 (4pgs)Product report: Mobile cooking solutions p.114 (2pgs)Reader Adventure: Icelandic honeymoon p.118 (4pgs)Our vehicles: 1998 Defender CSW. New grille fitted p.133 (1pge)Rainforest Challenge Malaysia: The preparations so far. P.144 (2pgs)Off-road techniques: Driving side slopes p.150 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Washgate Road, Derbyshire p.153 (1pge)Buying a used S3: Handy tips p.177 (1pge)Weekend workshop: Replacing a door mirror p. 208 (2pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap. Pt 7. New chassis becomes a rolling one.p.216 (4pgs)Discovery 2: Fitting suspension bushes p.220 (4pgs)
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Hannibal’s Trail in a Range Rover Sport. Part 1 p.8 (7pgs)Interview: Gerry McGovern, LR’s Direct, Advanced Design p.22 (2pgs)Wrecks – Riches: 1969 Series IIA p.32 (5pgs)Improved Land Rover: 300bhp Ninety p.44 (5pgs)Land Rover dossier: Freelander 1 p.62 (7pgs)Dave’s UK tour: Kent to Cornwall. Part 2. p.72 (6pgs)Replica Land Rover: 1961 88-in SIIA by Junior Replicas p.82 (4pgs)Land Rover careers: Working with Land Rovers p.90 (4pgs)Rhino Charge 2006: RR Car 30 ready for the Challenge p.96 (3pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: 1971, 2 Range Rovers conquer the Darien Gap p.110 (2pgs)Product report: Storage solutions p.114 (2 pgs)Off-Road: Australia. The Kimberley region, N.W. Australia p.118 (6pgs)Our vehicles: 1994 Discovery 1. The benefits of 2.8-litre Tdi engine p.137 (1pge)Driving advice: Top 15 off-road mistakes p.152 (3pgs)Greenlane of the month: Pole Bank, Shropshire p.163 (1pge)Weekend workshop: Checking your electrics p.222 (2pgs)Workshop: Series III chassis swap. Final part. P.230 (4pgs)Painting your Land Rover: Inside LR’s high-tech paintshop p.234 (6pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Engine revamped. Work starts on other areas p.240 (4pgs)
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What to buy for £5000 p.4 (7pgs)The new Defender with Ford Dura Torq engine etc. p.28 (6pgs)Wrecks-Riches: 1981 Stage I tow truck p.56 (5pgs)Land Rover dossier: Discovery 1 p.64 (7pgs)Dave’s UK tour: Norfolk p.76 (7pgs)Land Rovers at Work: Alladale estate, Scottish Highlands p.94 (4pgs)Hannibal’s Trail in a Range Rover Sport. Part 2 p.100 (6pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: 1971, Series III p.108 (2pgs)Product report: Power inverters p.118 (2pgs)Reader adventure: Saraland event, Pays Basque region p.122 (2pgs)Our vehicles: 1998 Defender 110 CSW – tachograph fitted p.126 (3pgs)Global report: Ex-military Land Rovers for hire in Kenya p.138 (3pgs)Driving advice: Ditches can be conquered p.144 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: New Wavendon Heath, Bedfordshire p.153 (1 page)Range Rover Td6. Buying tips p.177 (1 page)Weekend workshop: Check your Series drum brakes p.206 (2pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: New rear suspensions/brakes/wheelbearings p.214 (4pgs)Workshop: S2a engine swap-2-ltr Perkins Prima turbo-charged p.218 (4pgs)Seating special: How to maintain/refurbish seats p.222 (5pgs)
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12 Best modifications for your Land Rover p.4 (6pgs)New Defender engine revealed p.12 (1page)First Drive Range Rover TDV8 p.26 (4pgs)Wrecks-Riches: Series 2A with stainless steel chassis p.42 (5pgs)110 hard top now Tomb Raider replica p.48 (5pgs)Lightweight with 200Tdi engine p.62 (2pgs)Dave’s UK tour: Nottinghamshire p.66 (7pgs)Dune driving in Namibia p.78 (8pgs)Glassfibre shell for Freelander on Discovery running gear p.98 (5pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: Series 3 Stage I V8 p.106 (2pgs)Product report: Heavyweight winches p.110 (2pgs)Global report: Spain-Alcoy to Gandia route p.136 (3pgs)Greenlane of the month: Faxton, Northamptonshire p.143 (1 page)Range Rover P38. Buying tips p.171 (1 page)Weekend workshop: Renewing your antifreeze p.208 (2pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: New brakes, springs, dampers and oil p.216 (4pgs)Off-Roading. Before and after preparation p.220 (5pgs)Getting the bests from your turbo.p.226 (5pgs)
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40 English counties in 40 hours. P.4 (6pgs)Child seats: the regulations. P.13 (0.25pge)Wrecks-Riches. 88-inch SIIA SW-Iceland p.26 (5pgs)Defender Double Cab. Standard + equipped for expeditions p.42 (6pgs)Security. How safe is your Land Rover? P.50 (6pgs)Supercharged Series I p.58 (2pgs)Ultimate Discovery 3.Matzker upgrade p.66 (6pgs)Dave’s UK tour: South Cambridgeshire p.74 (6pgs)Readers’ Adventure: Oman p.86 (7pgs)Readers’ Adventure: Africa made easy p104 (4pgs)60 Years of Land Rover: 101’s, West East Sahara expedition p.112 (2pgs)Greenlane of the month: Marsh Lane, Curridge, West Berkshire p.143(1pge)Range Rover Classic: Buying tips p.173 (1pge)Weekend workshop: How to change headlamps p.208 (2pgs)Budget rebuild Discovery: Fitting new exhaust and front brake callipers p.216 (3pgs)DIY Service Guide: Top tips by Eddie Evans p.220 (6pgs)Electronic tuning: What’s to be gained from an upgrade? P.226 (5pgs)
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Launch of Range Rover Sport. p.6 (6pgs)
Dave’s UK Travels: Northern Ireland p.28 (7pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: S1 109-inch diesel p.42 (5pgs)
Winter Survival: The gear, the knowledge, the fun. p.50 (15pgs)
Drive It Every Day: Series III 88-inch farm machine. p.72 (6pgs)
Improved Land Rover: Range Rover for extreme off-road. p.82 (6pgs)
Expedition: Africa by Camel – Part 7 p.100 (4pgs)
Product Review: Diff lockers p.108 (4pgs)
Our Vehicles: Roll cage for 2003 Defender Td5 XS p.120 (5pgs)
A-Z of essential tools for working on Land Rovers p.206 (4pgs)
Project Defender Rebuild. Part 5: First road test p.212 (5pgs)
Discovery 300Tdi: Dashboard repair p.217 (1page)
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Dave’s UK travels: Yorkshire Dales/Peak District p.6 (7pgs)
2006 Range Rover makeover: supercharged engine and facelift p.17 (2 pgs)
How deep? How steep?: How far can you push a Land Rover p.32 (10pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: 88-inch Series 3 p.48 (5pgs)
I Drive It Every day: Expedition Defender 110 p.60 (6pgs)
Adventure USA: Route 66 p.70 (5pgs)
Discovery 3: Towing test p.80 (3pgs)
Expedition: Africa by Camel – Part 8 p.86 (4pgs)
Product review: Anti-theft devices p.94 (4pgs)
Our Land Rovers: Installing a split charge system-Defender Td5 XS p.106 (3.5pgs)
Our Land Rovers: Fitting an auto brake-1990 Defender 200Tdi p.111 (1pge)
Workshop: MoT – Part 1. Pass the test p.194 (5pgs)
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Buying a Land Rover: The £1500 challenge p.6 (5pgs)
Adventure Spain: Recovering a wrecked Range Rover Classic p.28 (8pgs)
215 Top Tips to get the best out of your Land Rover p.43 (11pgs)
Something different: Camel Trophy workshop unit p.62 (6pgs)
Wrecks–Riches: SIIB 110 Forward Control p.70 (4pgs)
Inside story: How the Discovery 3 launch was planned p.76 (6pgs)
Dave’s UK Travels: Lincolnshire p.86 (7pgs)
Expedition: Africa by Camel Part 9 p.96 (4pgs)
Product Test: Hi-lift jacks p.104 (4pgs)
Our vehicles: Fitting a raised air intake –Defender Td5 XS p.118 (1pge)
Our vehicles: Fitting new springs – 1990 Defender 200Tdi p.120 (2pgs)Global report: Australia – mountains and snow p.136 (4pgs)Workshop: MoT-Part 2. Steering, tyres, brakes, suspension system p.198 (5pgs)
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Cave driving in France p.6 (8pgs)
Go Faster Land Rover: How to make your Land Rover faster p.44 (12pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: Series III Lightweight p.64 (6pgs)
Supercharged V8: Used in Range Rover Sport/2006 Range Rover p.72 (4pgs)
Dave’s UK Travels: Warwickshire p.86 (7pgs)
Expedition: Africa by Camel – Final part p.100 (4pgs)
Product review: Sand ladders p.108 (4pgs)
Workshop: MoT-Part 3. Lighting, fuel, exhaust emissions p.204 (5pgs)
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Range Rover Sport: Road test p.8 (8pgs)
2006 Range Rover: Road test p.16 (3pgs)
Improved Land Rover: Discovery commercial converted to bobtailed off-roader p 42 (6pgs)
I Drive It Every Day: Much-used Series IIa p.56 (5pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: From Ninety to G4 Replica p.66 (5pgs)
Product report: Electric winches p.82 (4pgs)
Dave’s UK tour: Bedfordshire p.90 (8pgs)
Overseas Adventure: Dave Phillips shares some of his favourite memories p.100 (8pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Trip to Iceland in a Freelander Td4 p.110 (2pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Fraser Island, Australia p.112 (1pge)
Our vehicles: Refitting the truck cab roof – 1990 Defender 200Tdi p.124 (2pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Discovery Series I p.162 (7pgs)
Workshop: Reader rescue-Discovery S1, fitting new rear screen was nozzle p.192 (1.5pgs)
Project Defender Rebuild: Back on the road p.205 (3pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: From UK to Kathmandu-Part 1 p.223
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Overseas Adventure: Desert Discovery – Morocco p.6 (9pgs)
Improved Range Rover: High performance Range Rover p.40 (6pgs)
I Drive It Every Day: Redesigned scrapped Discovery 300Tdi p.56 (6pgs)
Inside the Tdi: 200 and 300 Tdi engines explained p.64 (6pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: 110XS Defender Double Cab p.78 (4pgs)
Product report: Portable GPS p.86 (3pgs)
Dave’s UK Tour: Wessex p.92 (7pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: From UK to Kathmandu – Part 2 p.102 (2pgs)
Our Vehicles: Fitting a steering guard –1990 Defender 200Tdi p.115 (1pge)
Used Buyer Guide: Series III swb hard top p.150 (7pgs)
Reader Rescue: Seized selector shafts. P.184 (1.5pgs)
Workshop: Defender-fitting a Warn 9.5XP winch and bespoke bumper p.186 (4pgs)
Project G4 Replica Freelander: Paint job – Part 1 p.196 (4pgs)Global report: Alaska – the last frontier p.213 (2pgs)
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Overseas Adventure: World’s scariest drive- Lion’s Back, Utah p.6 (7pgs)
Ultimate Tyre Guide. P.38 (8pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: Series II p.54 (5pgs)
Something Special: Td5 Defender built to order p.67 (3pgs)
New vehicle on test: Range Rover Sport. P.78 (4pgs)
Improved Land Rover: Bobtailed Range Rover p.88 (6pgs)
Land Rover: Five years under Ford p.97 (5pgs)
Dave’s UK Tour: Norfolk p.104 (7pgs)
Our vehicles: 1957 Series I –welding new outrigger. P.116 (1.5pgs)
Our vehicles: 2001 Discovery 2 – fitting rear parking sensors p.118 (1pge)
Our vehicles: 2003 Td5 Defender 90 XS—fitting raised air intake p.120 (2pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Td4 Freelander p.158 (7pgs)
Reader Rescue: 200Tdi Discovery-renewing window lift motors p.190 (1.5pgs)
Workshop: Air conditioning-system and maintenance explained p.192 (6pgs)
Project G4 Replica Freelander: Paint job – Part 2 p.202 (4pgs)
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British Adventure: The Highlands p.4 (8pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: 1948 Series I p.46 (5pgs)
Test: Defender110 vs Series III vs Santana PS10 p.60 (7pgs)
Product report: Winch cables, wire vs synthetic p.96 (2pgs)
Off-Road Techniques: How to avoid damage p.100 (2pgs)
Dave’s UK Tour: Essex-Herts border p.104 (7pgs)
Overseas Adventure: Madeira p.118 (5pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Into Sahara in a 130 Defender p.124 (4pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Buying a V8 Range Rover p.164 (7pgs)
Reader Rescue: Range Rover Classic engine-rough idle p.192 (1.5pgs)
Workshop: Gearing options, Defender- Part 1underdrive p.194 (4pgs)
Workshop: Upgrading Td5 suspension p.202 (4pgs)
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Dave’s UK Tour: The Malvern Hills p.6 (7pgs)
Save Money: Cut your running costs p.26 (5pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: All weather V8 Range Rover p.50 (5pgs)
Overseas Adventure: New Defender Silver tested in Pyrenees mountains p.62 (7pgs)
Improved Land Rover: 3-link suspension system on a Ninety p.70 (6pgs)
I Drive It Every Day: 1958 Series II, one owner p.84 (5pgs)
Project Off-Road Discovery: Fitting rear end bumper p.95 (2pgs)
Greenlane of the month: South Yorkshire p.103 (1pge)
Off-Road Techniques: How to avoid getting stuck p.112 (2pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: From UK to Kathmandu Part 4 p.116 (3pgs)
Global report: Ice Cold in Iceland p.120 (3pgs)
Project Off-Road Discovery: Fitting new brake discs and pads p.126 (1.5pgs)
Our vehicles: Fitting spare wheel carrier, 1990 200Tdi Defender p.129 (1 pge)
Product report: Two-way radios p.140 (3pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Early One Ten p.184 (7pgs)
Reader Rescue: rear door lock 200Tdi Discovery p.212 (1.5pgs)
Workshop: Gearing options, Defender-Part 2 T/fer box ratio change p.218 (4pgs)
Workshop: Series III engine upgrade – Part 1 p.224 (4pgs
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The Range Rover Story. p.6 (8pgs)
Modified Land Rover: Homebuilt Defender 90 p.28 (6pgs)
I Drive It Every Day: Tyne Tunnel’s traffic team p.54 (6pgs)
12 Best Land Rover Weekends p.63 (13pgs)
Improved Land Rover: Six-wheel Series III p.78 (6pgs)
Overseas Adventure: 2005 Freelander test in Spain p.86 (6pgs)
Project Off-Road Discovery: Fitting front bumper and steering guard p.102 (4pgs)
Greenlane of the month: Rhayader and Elan Valley, Wales p.113 (1pge)
Off-Road Techniques: How to avoid drowning p.116 (2pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Chile p.120 (2pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: From UK to Kathmandu – Part 5 p.122 (1 pge)
Product report: Hand winches p.142 (3pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Ex-military Lightweight p.184 (7pgs)
Reader Rescue: Series III braking system p.210 (1.5pgs)
Workshop: Series III engine upgrade – Part 2 p.214 (2pgs)
Workshop: re-setting LPG system on Discovery p.219 (1pge)
Workshop: 300Tdi – leaking coolant p.222 (4pgs)
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Dave’s UK Tour: South Lakes, Cumbria p.6 (7pgs)
How to create your perfect Land Rover p.27 (11pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: Prototype 101 ambulance p.58 (5pgs)
Something different: ex-Dakar Rally Freelander p.66 (5pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Hungary p.74 (2pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: From Range Rover Classic to Land Ranger kit car p.82 (6pgs)
Project off-Road Discovery: Fitting new suspension p.92 (4pgs)
Restored Land Rover: Series III ground-up rebuild p.98 (2pgs)
Greenlane of the month: Derbyshire Dales p.107 (1pge)
Off-Road Techniques: The art of spotting p.112 (3pgs)
Our vehicles: Fitting a long-range fuel tank-2003 Defender 90 XS p.124 (3pgs)
Product report: Ground anchors p.134 (2pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Late-model Range Rover Classic p.174 (7pgs)
Reader rescue: Discovery 2 rear brake pads p.198 (1.5pgs)
Budget Rebuild Discovery: Part 1 -The first assessment p.210 (4pgs)
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British Adventure: Drive 100 miles off-road, Wales p.6 (7pgs)
2006 G4 Challenge: Vehicle line-up and mini G4 contest p.26 (6pgs)
Centre-steer: World’s first centre-steer Land Rover replica p.34 (6pgs)
Something different: 1966 Series IIA 109-inch cherry-picker p.42 (2pgs)
Improved Land Rover: Defender 90 special p.58 (5pgs)
Improved Land Rover: Range Rover racer p.72 (6pgs)
Overseas Adventure: Where to drive in California p.80 (4pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Let’s emigrate to New Zealand, Part 1 p.100 (4pgs)
Greenlane of the month: Market Rasen, Lincolnshire p.106 (1pge)
Project Off-Road Discovery: Fitting a new snorkel p.112 (4pgs)
Off-Road Techniques: No winch? No worries p.118 (2pgs)
Product report: Recovery points p.122 (2pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: Series II/IIA p.178 (7pgs)
Reader rescue: Series III diesel, timing chain p.198 (1.5pgs)
Workshop: Range Rover, converting to coil p.205 (3pgs)
Budget rebuild Discovery: Part 2 – engine out p.210 (4pgs)
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Dave’s UK Tour: South Cumbria and Piel Island p.6 (6pgs)
Wrecks-Riches: Yellow Series III p.24 (5pgs)
The outer limits: What expert competitors can do with Land Rovers p.36 (8pgs)
Something different: Land Rover Ninety with 6.5-litre V8 diesel engine p.56 (3pgs)
Improved Discovery: Bobtailed Discovery 300Tdi with plenty of kit p.62 (6pgs)
LRO Economy Challenge: Driving techniques, servicing, tyre choice p.80 (6pgs)
Reader’s Adventure: Let’s emigrate to New Zealand-Part 2 p.98 (4pgs)
Project Off-Road Discovery: Final part - Upholstery and underbody p.106 (4pgs)
Greenlane of the month: North Yorkshire p.113 (1pge)
Off-Road Techniques: Read that ground p.116 (3pgs)
Product report: Ropes p.122 (2pgs)
Our vehicles: Fitting extended ECU loom – 2003 Td5 Defender 90 XS p.138 (3pgs)
Used Buyer Guide: P38 Range Rover p.186 (7pgs)
Reader Rescue: Discovery – fitting wheels and tyres p.206 (1.5pgs)
In-Car Entertainment: Eddie Evans visits Alpine Electronics p.208 (4pgs)
Workshop: Series I – fitting late heater system p.212 (1pge)
Budget Rebuild Discovery: Part 3-engine strip, heads down p.218 (4pgs)
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Monday, January 29, 2007

Anti 4x4 brigade issue fake parking tickets

Land Rover owners in the west country are returning to their vehicles to find mock parking tickets plastered with a, 'Poor Vehicle Choice' anti-4x4 message.
The mock tickets are being planted by a new pressure group The Bristol Alliance Against Urban 4x4s. According to the BBC (here for the full story ) the campaigners say 4x4s are 'polluting and dangerous' in cities.
The group says it is targeting 4x4s because it claims they are often greater in both weight and height.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Land Rover reliability takes a knock

Land Rover's reputation for reliability has taken another knock with the publishing of a survey by Warranty Direct. It says that 44.21% of Land Rovers in their survey had some form of break down in a 12 month period.
That compares with just over 8% for the best-rated manufacturer Mazda.
Audi has nothing to shout about either with a 36.74% break-down rate.
Jeep did worse than Land Rover with 46.36% running into trouble within a year.
Warranty Direct say the figures refer to vehicles between three and nine years old and for which theyve sold warranties. There is no information on whether or not more of the Land Rovers in the survey were closer to nine years old compared to the Mazdas!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Land Rover faces 'class action' over Discovery

An American Discovery (LR3) owner glorying in the name Lew Colon is taking action against the company over excessive noise which he says is caused by uneven tyre wear.
Reporting on the story, Americas ABC Local said dozens of similar complaints are posted on a forum at, too.
Colon complained to Land Rover and did get them to pay for one tyre. He says the firm issued a technical service bulletin relating to uneven tyre wear but has not issued a recall.
Attorney Mark Anderson has now filed a class action suit on behalf of all 2004 and 2005 LR3 owners in California who would be covered by the technical service bulletin.

Monday, January 08, 2007

4x4 sales dip? What 4x4 sales dip?

Land Rover has scored a global sales record for the second year running. In 2006 the firm sold 192,500 vehicles around the world, an increase of 4 per cent (8,500 vehicles) on 2005. And now the US is Land Rover's single biggest market with a sales increase of 3.5 per cent.
Sales in the US were driven by the phenomenal success of the Range Rover Sport, which saw an 80 per cent growth. There was also significant progress in emerging markets such as Russia, which saw its sixth successive year of growth, and the Middle East and North Africa region where sales increased by 54 per cent and 43 per cent respectively, says Land Rover.
In the UK, sales of Range Rover Sport and Range Rover increased by 52 per cent and 12.5 per cent respectively in a year which saw the run out of Freelander, which ceased production in July. The all new Freelander 2 only went on sale in the UK in December, but still notched up nearly 900 sales in this traditionally short sales month.
Phil Popham, Land Rover's Global Managing Director, said, "This is a fantastic achievement given we were without our volume product for most of the year and provides a firm foundation for the launch of the all new Freelander 2, a vehicle designed for a global market. We need to maintain this momentum in 2007 and continue to make progress in new markets."
Land Rover's modern, clean and efficient diesel engines are now dominating the UK market, accounting for 92 per cent of sales. Demand for the new TDV8 Range Rover saw diesel derivatives of the model surge by 145 per cent in the final quarter of last year.
John Edwards, Land Rover's UK Managing Director, said, "The Range Rover is the UK's best selling luxury car and with this new engine customers can get petrol levels of performance with a 32 per cent improvement in fuel economy."
Sales of Range Rover Sport have exceeded 75,000 since its launch to become Land Rover's best selling model. Discovery 3 continues to collect critical accolades with 85 international awards to date.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Land Rover maps out quicker, cheaper navigation

Land Rover's New Year resolution is to make it easier for owners to get 2007 off to a fresh start with the latest satellite maps.
Drivers can now order navigation system map updates through a new online facility and by selling direct to customers, many disks can be offered at less than half the original price.
Traditionally, update CDs and DVDs have been sold through Land Rover dealers, however, Phil Popham, Land Rover MD, says, "As a company we embrace the use of technology to develop the ownership experience and this is clearly demonstrated with this new facility. The ability to obtain the latest map information on-line gives our customers a simple, cost effective method of keeping their navigation systems updated."
The new page for ordering map updates is now online at
The new system, which replaces existing sources, is easy to use. Once the car model and year of manufacture have been entered, the right disk or package of disks for that system will automatically be identified map disks and navigation systems are not standard across all Land Rover models.
There are three different navigation systems currently in use in Land Rover vehicles and NAVTEQ maps are available for all of them. For example, depending on the system, there is a four CD pack covering over 20 countries in Western Europe and some major roads in Eastern Europe which covers around 5.9 million kilometres of road and features over 490,000 points of interest. It also includes Traffic Message Channel codes on motorways in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
Again depending on the vehicle model, there are also CDs for individual countries and a pan-European DVD which features around four million kilometres of road and enough maps on one disk to guide drivers from the wilderness of Scotland to the French Riviera and from the fjords of Norway to the tip of Italy.Visitors to the site will also be able to access a range of information on mapping including the details on how much new information has been added to the disks for example NAVTEQ has added nearly 200,000 kilometres and over 50,000 points of interest to the pan-European DVD since the last Land Rover release

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