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Have Your Brakes Checked at Roverworks


Land Rover braking systems need specialist care. At Roverworks, we can replace brake pads and rotors, as well as repair hydraulics and ABS (Anti-skid or Anti-lock Braking Systems) fitted to Land Rover vehicles as a one-stop shop for all repairs and maintenance. Never take a Land Rover to a generic suspension shop for suspension repairs. Changing bushes with non-manufacturer recommended components will lead…

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Is Your Car Air Conditioning Ready for the Summer Heat?


We have all had that experience with the first warm days of summer, when we turn the air conditioner on and it either doesn’t work, or is not as cold as it used to be. This is not your imagination. Over time, the refrigerant gas can escape from your air conditioner system naturally. It can also leak out of a hole in…

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The Consequences of Not Using Genuine Land Rover Parts


Roverworks contributes to Aulro from time to time, and this is a repost of our thread about genuine Land Rover parts. We had a customer complaining that his Range Rover L322 with 4.4 BMW M62 V8 inexplicably had 5 radiators replaced in its life, and another P38 private import with a BMW 6 cylinder diesel (rare in Australia) that had pressure…

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$240 Air Conditioning Service at Roverworks


Spring is here and Floriade is ongoing in Canberra, and it’s time to have your air conditioning checked to prepare for warmer days ahead. Roverworks will get your aircon serviced and ready for $240. We at Roverworks will diagnose and repair at a time convenient to you. You also have the option to leave your vehicle in the morning, and we’ll arrange for a rental…

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Discovery 3/4 Range Rover Sport TDV6 Timing Belt


It’s quite interesting to note some of the features of the TDV6 engine when stripped – particularly the location of the timing belt, the high pressure fuel pump, the fuel cooler, oil filter and the top coolant neck. Each 168,000 kms, the timing belt job needs to be done, along with a major service. The timing belt on the front of the…

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Glow Plugs for Discovery 3/4 with 2.7 TDV6 Engine


Don’t try this at home! Glow Plugs are a high risk job on the TDV6 2.7 litre engine, and Roverworks got to experience firsthand the challenges of undertaking the complicated process. The customer had failed glow plugs, with the usual symptoms of difficulty starting when cold, and the glow plugs needed to be changed. There are 6 of them, located in the valley…

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Torque Biasing Diffs for Land Rover Discovery 1/2 & Defender


At Roverworks, we have received great feedback from customers regarding our Torque Biasing Differentials for Land Rover Discovery 1/2 & Defender. The technology uses a slightly different philosophy to limited slip diffs, which allow a wheel to slip so far before stopping. This becomes a problem with normal driveability around town, with the car wanting to drag wheels in some turning situations, and wearing tyres…

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Common Problems with Discovery 3/4 and Range Rover Sport L320


As a follow-through on our previous post, we discuss other common problems experienced by owners of Land Rover Discovery 3/4 and Range Rover Sports L320 – very similar vehicles. If you find yourself asking “Should I buy this particular car?”, then read on and make an informed decision. It’s a myth that Land Rovers are expensive to repair and suffer lots of…

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Wheel Alignment for Land Rover Discovery 3 & 4


When is a wheel alignment not a wheel alignment? Land Rover Discovery 3-4. Range Rover Sport L320. L322 Range Rover Vogue post 2010. These are models that feature an electronic air suspension (EAS) which adjusts itself up and down to suit conditions, to give you extra clearance, or to kneel down so you can easily lift your mum into the cabin. The problem is,…

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Cruise Control for Land Rover Defender


Land Rover Defenders are a fantastically capable vehicle. However, we have not seen one with cruise control fitted as standard. Cruise Control is one of the little luxuries of driving, and it saves you from being fatigued on long highway trips. It can protect you from accidentally overspeeding and getting a ticket as well. At Roverworks in Canberra, we have been fitting…

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