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Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender (initially called the Land Rover 90 and Land Rover 110) is one of the longest running models in the Land Rover range, the first built in June 1948 and ran until the last Defender was produced in January 2016, We understand that Land Rover are going to produce a brand new Defender in the near future,

The long running Defender has meant that there is quite a range of engine and transmission options over the years, both Petrol and Diesel.

One of the most popular vehicles currently is the every popular TD5 model, this is a very robust model with suffers with a number of problems, which we see and resolve on a regular if not weekly basis. Common problems include difficult or non-start, rough running and cutting out. Injector seal failure and injector and engine loom intermittent breakdown, which if not caught quickly can lead to bent connecting rods and the need for an engine rebuild. One of the results of the problems with the injector harness is engine oil travelling down the loom into the Engine ECU, which can then cause intermittent and even permanent failure of the vehicle to start.

Land Rover Defender Repair & Servicing - Rolling Road

We have been servicing and repairing Land Rover Defenders for many years and have the same Diagnostic Equipment - Land Rover SDD & Topix as regular Land Rover Dealers, this along with all our other more specialised equipment means that we can offer far more than regular garages or "independent specialists" who dont have our expertise or equipment. One of the unique 'tools' we have that helps us with defenders is our Rolling Road Dynamometer which in addition to checking power output and tuning purposes allows us to find all manner of suspension and steering problems as we can and often do drive the Defenders in our workshop at speeds up to 150mph! Normally 20 or 30 miles an hour is enough to determine the cause of most suspension problems. We also have 4 Wheel Laser Wheel alignment which allows us to resolve abnormal tyre wear and problems like vague and wandering handling & steering.

We can re-cut the injector seats and fit new seals to the injectors to resolve the problem of leaking injectors. Minor mechanical and electrical repairs all the way to engine rebuilds, both standard and performance driven.

We can diagnose and repair all the reasons for intermittent and permanent non-start situations on Land Rover Defender models, this includes programming keys, Engine ECU's and the security control unit often known as the 10AS unit.

As often happens on models which have been produced of many years there are frequent changes in the software that particularly the Engine ECU has, these software updates often allow improvements in the running, economy and performance of the engines, Particularly on the TD5 or Storm engine. We can check and instal software updates on all these ecu's and have a number of other TPD Tuning options for further improvements to the performance and economy of these reliable and capable engines. We can Chip-Tune early models and Remap later models via the diagnostic socket, in addition to Turbocharger adjustments, Turbo and Intercooler upgrades we can offer Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 performance upgrades to all of the Defender Model Range and years.

 

Land Rover Defender Stage 1 Performance Gains

Make

Range

Model

Fuel Type

Original BHP

Tuned BHP

BHP +

Original Nm

Tuned Nm

Nm +

Land Rover

Defender

Defender - 2.2 TD4 - 122-BHP

Diesel

122

160

31%

360

420

16%

Land Rover

Defender

Defender - 2.2 TDCi - 150-BHP

Diesel

150

196

30%

400

462

15%

Land Rover

Defender

Defender - 2.4 TD4 - 122-BHP

Diesel

122

155

27%

360

420

16%

Land Rover

Defender

Defender - 2.5 TD5 - 122-BHP

Diesel

122

152

24%

300

365

21%

 

Stage 2 and Stage 3 offer significant increases in both BHP and Torque which makes these versatile  vehicle perform common tasks like towing and carnying heavy loads a much easier and enjoyable proposition, just ask us for further information of to ask about your particular performance and/or economy requirements.

Later Defender models have more and more features that are shared with other Land Rover & Range Rover models which we have been repairing and resolving complex probelms on for many years.

Whatever your requirements or use from High Speed motorway driving to heavy duty off-road 

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