Land Rover Used Auto Parts
Produced by Rover in 1948, Land Rover is a civilian all-terrain utility vehicle. These four-wheel drive vehicles are today manufactured in England and are exported around the world. Inspired by the Jeep, it was designed as a farm vehicle that could be used for everything from ploughing fields to driving in town. An alloy of aluminum and magnesium was used to construct its body. This was its distinctive feature. This metal is resistant to corrosion. This helped the Land Rover build a reputation for longevity in the toughest conditions.
Land Rover engine mounts are made from a mixture of rubber and steel. They provide strong holding power. At the same time they isolate the motor from the chassis. Rubber on the engine mounts can become corrupted due to oil leaks. A faulty Land Rover engine mount can harm the radiator.
A Rover Discovery II – 4.6 engine mount is available at around 85$ whereas a Rover Range Rover 4.0 SE engine mount can be bought for 75$.
The Land Rover head gasket seals against combustion pressures, coolant passages and oil galleries. This all-important sealing is composed of copper, steel, asbestos and ceramics.
Land Rover head gaskets come for about 15$ while the whole Cylinder head gasket set comes for about 120$.
The brake drum in the Land Rover is located at the rear brakes. On some older Rovers the brake drums might be used all the way around the vehicle. The Land Rover brake drum is made of cast iron. It is fitted where the brake shoe meets the drum. It also houses the brake parts that include the wheel cylinder and the brake shoe set. While moderate pressure is applied on the brake and the pedal goes up and down, it is time to replace the brake drum. Check the backing plate for any wears while changing brake drums. When you remove brake shoes check the wheel cylinder for leakages by pulling back one of the seals.
A Rover Freelander brake drum – rear is available for about 125$.
In the Land Rover the air mass meter is located in the engine compartment. It is usually adjacent to the air filter assembly. While cleaning the engine with an air mass meter, avoid splashing water or degreaser on or around the meter. The Land Rover air mass meter is used to determine the airflow that is delivered to the engine. Ensure the electrodes on the inside of the air mass meter don’t get contaminated. This could cause the air flow meter to fail.
A Rover Discovery II – 4.6 air mass meters are available for approx. 295$ while for a Rover Defender 3.9 air mass meter the cost is somewhere around 330$.
The Land Rover brake booster gets its vacuum from the engine through a rubber hose. Booster failure is indicated by a constant hissing sound.
Attached to the brake booster is the brake master cylinder. This allows the application of pressure through the master cylinder to the braking hydraulic system. A plastic brake fluid reservoir is attached to the top of the master cylinder unit. To ensure that the Land Rover master cylinder performs to its optimum, flush the brake fluid completely each year. Land Rover master cylinders have dual cylinders to prevent brake failures.
A Rover discovery II - 4.6 brake master cylinder is priced at approx. 280$. A Rover Defender 3.9 and 4.0 brake master cylinder is more economically priced at approx. 150$.
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