Category: News

Category: News

Which Parent Company Does Your Car Belong To?


Here’s a bit of a guide to which parent companies make and own which cars. Tata of India currently has Jag and Land Rover. Things seem to be going well with someone who really wants it at the controls. I wonder if that rumour of the Defender manufacturing gear being sent to India for an ongoing Asia spec Defender might come true.…

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Engine Rebuilding Is Available At Roverworks


This is incredible! This fella makes a working, miniature V12 engine from hand lathed parts. 1220 hours. It looks easy in a 5 minute video. Engine rebuilds are time consuming and work out to be pricey. “Reconditioned” engines tend to be patch up repairs that don’t last long. We rebuild engines to new tolerances with full machining of bores, crankshafts, checking…

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How Manual Transmission Works


Gearboxes. Check this out for how a manual works. The most common gearbox is the R380 in the Disco 1,2, and Defenders of the same year. They are good quality and go for a lot of miles. The trick is- if you hear a bearing noise (a whine) coming from the box, bring it in and don’t keep driving it. Once a…

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Land Rover’s Defender 2,000,000 Fetches a Record £400,000 at Bonhams Charity Auction


The Defender 2,000,000, a one-of-a-kind Defender vehicle, fetched a staggering £400,000 at the prestigious charity auction in Bonhams last month. It was sold to a winning bidder from Qatar. Proceeds of the auction will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners. It is considered as the most valuable Land Rover product ever to be sold at the auction. What Makes This Defender…

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Discovery Sport Surpasses Expectations at the Land Rover Experience Tour 2016


The Land Rover Discover Sport was put to the test at the 2015 Land Rover Experience Tour. The participants drove the vehicle on a 3,000 kilometre trip across Oz. The journey started in Darwin in the northern part of the country, crossed the Outback, and then went on the heart of the continent and Ayers Rock. The trip spanned 20 days and was mostly…

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Look What Happens When You Interfere With Ride Height Systems


You know that thought about putting some wildly high lift springs in the car, or interfering with ride height systems…. It will change the drive shaft angles. Look what happens. Roverworks is Canberra’s top choice for automotive repairs, parts and maintenance. Our mechanic team specialises in Land Rover and Range Rover models, in addition to servicing of 4x4s, off-road and other car…

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What A Dirty Air Filter Looks Like


Yeah baby yeah! That is a dirty air FILTHer. Possibly the worst ever. The box wasn’t together properly, so particles got into the air flow meter which thankfully was able to be saved.   Roverworks is Canberra’s top choice for automotive repairs, parts and maintenance. Our mechanic team specialises in Land Rover and Range Rover models, in addition to servicing of 4x4s, off-road and other car…

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Freelander 1 is Now the Latest Land Rover Heritage Vehicle


One of Land Rover’s bestselling models, the Freelander 1, is the latest Land Rover Heritage Vehicle. It’s the eighth Rover vehicle to be accorded the distinction. Jaguar Land Rover Heritage Director Tim Hannig said “With the addition of the Freelander 1 as a Heritage model, Land Rover is reaffirming its support and commitment to its loyal customers by providing exceptional cars, services, parts and…

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Original Project Engineer for Land Rover Approves of the Newly Auctioned Defender 2,000,000


Last November, Arthur Goddard gave his nod to the Defender 2,000,000 on a visit back from Australia to the Solihull manufacturing facility in the UK. This facility is where headed the engineering team to produce the Defender, which now regarded as an icon in the automobile world. The two-millionth Defender to be produced was recently auctioned at Bonhams in London and fetched a record…

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How Automatic Transmission Work


This is interesting stuff for those who have wondered how an automatic transmission works. It’s not leprechauns, magic or the Grace of God making it work after all! The animations of the torque converter and the planetary gear sets are pretty cool. The shifting mechanisms hydraulically operated, controlled by the valve body, which in modern boxes is electronically operated, controlled by a computer…

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