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Alcester Service Centre: Fresh Oil & Replacement Land Rover Filters

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Modern Multigrade & Synthetic Engine oil is not just a lubricant; it contains antioxidants to help resist corrosion, surfactants to hold contaminating particles in suspension and water scavengers to handle small amounts of water contamination in your Land Rover Engine

Your Land Rover engine needs a thin coat of protective lubricant to prevent the moving parts frem seizing

Land Rover oil filters help remove unwanted abrasive particles and fine debris from the engine, however, as the internal surface gets blocked with debris and even an oil-water emulsion; the Land Rover oil pump has to work harder to circulate lubricating oil

Alcester Land Rover Routine Servicing - Replacement Filters & Fresh Oil

Land Rover Oil Change Alcester

Land Rover Lubrication System Services Alcester

Land Rover Autoelectrics
Land Rover electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Land Rover engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Land Rover Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Land Rover paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Land Rover different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Land Rover Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Land Rover Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Land Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Land Rover Starter motors installed

Land Rover Exhausts
Land Rover Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Land Rover Exhausts fitted & welded

Land Rover Suspension System
Land Rover replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Land Rover Clutches
Land Rover clutch repairs Alcester - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Land Rover Clutch kit

Land Rover Alternators
Replacement Land Rover alternators fitted

Land Rover Brakes
Routine Land Rover servicing, replacement Land Rover brake pads & discs fitted, Land Rover hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Land Rover Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Land Rover model

Land Rover Engines
Land Rover Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Land Rover Body Panels
Replacement Land Rover panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Land Rover Panel damage repairs

Land Rover Electrical Components
Land Rover electrical faults repaired using Land Rover OEM components - Land Rover sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Land Rover Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Land Rover Performance Spares
OEM Land Rover parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Land Rover Gearboxes
Land Rover Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Land Rover gearbox

Land Rover EGR Valves
Replacement Land Rover EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Land Rover - The EGR valve helps your Land Rover burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Land Rover engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Land Rover Timing Belt - Land Rover Cambelt
Land Rover Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Land Rover service or if the Timing Belt on your Land Rover has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Land Rover Cooling System
Replacement Land Rover radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Land Rover engine at its optimal operating temperature

Land Rover Maintenance - Land Rover Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Land Rover brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Modern Land Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Alcester Land Rover Brake Repairs

Land Rover disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Land Rover disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Land Rover rear wheels

Land Rover Brake Servicing - Land Rover Brake Discs and Pads

If the Land Rover brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

The brake pads on your Land Rover should wear first

if the Land Rover brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Land Rover brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

Land Rover Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Land Rover Brake Servicing & Inspection Alcester

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Wheel cylinder condition

General brake disc condition

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Handbrake function and travel

Brake pipe Condition

And carry out the following maintenance of your Land Rover braking system:-

Adjust handbrake

Brake drum condition

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

ABS warning light operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Land Rover Steering System

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Land Rover steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Land Rover steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Land Rover tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Land Rover steering inspections:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Land Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Land Rover Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Land Rover Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Alcester

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Since Land Rover Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Land Rover

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Land Rover parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Land Rover timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Land Rover belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Land Rover that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Land Rover Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Land Rover Clutch Operation

The Land Rover clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theLand Rover transmission system

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Land Rover Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Land Rover clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Land Rover Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Land Rover Clutch kit:-
Land Rover clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Land Rover clutch slave cylinder

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Land Rover Fuel Injection Systems

Land Rover Engine Mapping
The Land Rover ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Land Rover Re-Mapping Alcester
The Land Rover ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Land Rover Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Land Rover vehicles

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Land Rover fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Land Rover Oil Change Frequency

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Land Rover engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil & Filter Change
A new Land Rover oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Land Rover engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Land Rover engine fails

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Land Rover running smoothly

Synthetic Oil Change - Alcester
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Land Rover motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Land Rover engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Land Rover performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Land Rover engine increases

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Land Rover recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Land Rover Replacement Exhausts Alcester

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Land Rover exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Land Rover Specialists Alcester Area

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Land Rover Models

  • Land Rover
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Land Rover Freelander
  • Range Rover
  • Range Rover Sport

Alcester Tyre Fitting

Land Rover Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Land Rover

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Land Rover Tracking adjustment
  • Land Rover Wheel alignment
  • Land Rover Tyre Fitting
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Land Rover ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Ecu

Land Rover Air Conditioning

  • Land Rover AC Evaporator
  • Land Rover AC Compressor
  • Land Rover AC Pump
  • Land Rover AC Fluid Top Up
  • Land Rover AC Receiver Drier
  • Land Rover AC Condenser
  • Land Rover AC Radiator

Land Rover Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Land Rover Transmission Filter Kit
  • Land Rover Air Filter
  • Land Rover Fuel Filter
  • Land Rover Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Land Rover Oil Filter

Land Rover Sensors

  • Land Rover Oxygen Sensor
  • Land Rover Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Land Rover Temperature Sensor

Land Rover Electrical

  • Land Rover Cooling Fan
  • Land Rover Fuel Pump
  • Land Rover Headlights
  • Land Rover Spark Plugs
  • Land Rover Antenna
  • Land Rover Lambda Sensor
  • Land Rover Tail Lights
  • Land Rover Alternator
  • Land Rover ECU Mapping Remap
  • Land Rover Fog Lights
  • Land Rover Electronic Control Unit
  • Land Rover Heater Blower Motor
  • Land Rover Heater Core
  • Land Rover Oxygen Sensor
  • Land Rover Bulbs
  • Land Rover Ignition Coil
  • Land Rover Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Land Rover Starter Motor
  • Land Rover Parking Light
  • Land Rover Window Motors
  • Land Rover Eibach Pro Kit
  • Land Rover Water Pump
  • Land Rover Thermostats

Land Rover Wheel Components

  • Land Rover Tyres
  • Land Rover Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Land Rover Axle Assembly
  • Land Rover Ball Joints
  • Land Rover Control Arm
  • Land Rover CV Joint Boot Kit

Land Rover Brake Servicing

  • Land Rover Brake Compensator Valve
  • Land Rover Brake Drums
  • Land Rover Brake Master Cylinder
  • Land Rover Brake Calipers
  • Land Rover Brake Rotor
  • Land Rover Brake Pads
  • Land Rover Brake Servo
  • Land Rover Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Land Rover Brake Discs

Land Rover Clutch Kits

  • Land Rover Clutch Cable
  • Land Rover Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Land Rover Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Land Rover Clutch Kit
  • Land Rover Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Land Rover Flywheel
  • Land Rover Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Land Rover Clutch Pedal

Land Rover Exhaust Systems

  • Land Rover Muffler
  • Land Rover Lambda Sensor
  • Land Rover Exhaust Box
  • Land Rover Exhaust Manifold
  • Land Rover Exhaust
  • Land Rover Silencer
  • Land Rover EGR Valve
  • Land Rover Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Land Rover Exhaust Pipes
  • Land Rover Oxygen Sensor
  • Land Rover Exhaust System Complete
  • Land Rover Tailpipe

Land Rover Engine Components

  • Land Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Land Rover Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Land Rover Timing Chain Kits
  • Land Rover Timing Belt Kits
  • Land Rover Pistons and Cylinder
  • Land Rover Fuel Injector
  • Land Rover Ignition Coil
  • Land Rover Engine Mounts

Alcester Gasket Fitting

  • Land Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Land Rover Valve Cover Gasket

Land Rover Lubrication System

  • Land Rover Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Land Rover Oil Filter
  • Land Rover Oil Sump and Plate
  • Land Rover Oil Pump
  • Land Rover Oil Cap
  • Land Rover Fuel Cap

Land Rover Parts

  • Land Rover Power Steering Hoses
  • Land Rover Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Land Rover Hood Emblems
  • Land Rover Radiator Pipes
  • Land Rover Steering Rack
  • Land Rover Shock Absorbers
  • Land Rover Tie Rods
  • Land Rover Windscreen Wipers
  • Land Rover Wiper Blades
  • Land Rover Throttle Body & Cable
  • Land Rover Power Steering Pump
  • Land Rover Serpentine and V Belt
  • Land Rover Struts
  • Land Rover Radiator

Land Rover - Suspension & Springs

  • Struts
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Land Rover bush wear
  • Idler arm
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Land Rover Additional Suspension Components
  • Spring Condition
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Land Rover Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Suspension Struts
  • Sway Bar
  • Ball Joints
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Tie Rods

Land Rover:-
Common Problems

  • My Land Rover Won't Start
  • Clogged Land Rover air filter
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Engine Stalls
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Land Rover Check Engine Light On
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Spongy Brakes
  • My Land Rover Does Not drive Straight
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Window stuck
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Land Rover Radiator fan not working
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • master cylinder leaking
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Land Rover keeps stalling
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Land Rover Lights not working
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Judder when braking
  • Heater Not Working
  • Knocking sound
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Land Rover check engine light on
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Misfires
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Engine Overheating
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Slipping when cold
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Clutch juddering
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Land Rover Headlights not working
  • Warning Lights On
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Land Rover Immobiliser
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