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The Sarge - 1983 Series III Land Rover

The Sarge – 1983 Series III Land Rover (ex-Military)

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Avid Reader,

You’re probably aware that I’ve acquired a 1983 Ex-Military Series 3 Land Rover – This wonderful piece of British engineering keeps me amused most weekends, as I tend to drive it around rather than my Jaguar XK8!

Predictably though, various things can and will go wrong with it, so I’ve decided to build this page on my Blog where I will post any useful tips, hints, PDF documents and the like in order to assist other (slightly mad) Series III owners like me :)

In addition, I’m posting any docs I can find on the Discovery, Range Rover, Forward Control, Minerva, etc.

I will be updating this page frequently over time, so please keep coming back, and feel free to comment on useful things you have found that I can add to the page.

 

For those of you who own a ‘Series’ Landy, you have to read this blog article I read from one of my Twitter followers [link]

 

Useful Documents

Please note that many of these PDF documents are *huge* – The usually consist of a page-by-page scan of the original workshop manuals that were provided by Land Rover at the time of manufacture. I have collated these documents from various .torrent, FileShare and forum sites across the web, so if you are the original owner, please let me know so I can credit you (and link to your original site)

 

PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS – New Documents will be added as and when I discover them!

Please consider buying me a beer if this Blog has helped you fix your Landy!

 

Defender and Variants

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Workshop Manual 1 to 5 Defender 90 & 110 4.7Mb English [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Workshop Manual Supplement Defender 90 & 110 3.7Mb English [1]
[New] Electrical Diagrams 3rd Edition Defender 1997 onwards 2.1Mb English [1]
New Labour Timings Defender 1994 onwards 2.1Mb English [1]
New Workshop Manual Defender 1993 16.9Mb English [1]
New Workshop Manual Defender 1997 16.9Mb English [1]
Conversion to Discovery 200TDi Defender 90 TD 5.2Mb English [1]
Overhaul Manual Defender 300 TDi 1.6Mb English [1]
Wiring Diagram Defender 2002 4.3Mb English [1]
LT77S Gearbox Supplement Defender 90, 110, 130 1.8Mb English [1]
Parts Catalog (Land Rover) Defender 110 1987 onwards 29Mb English [1]
Bearmach Fastparts Catalog Defender 1.3Mb English [1]
Britpart Accessory Catalog Defender 118Mb English [1]
Workshop Manual Defender 300 TDi 1997 7.6Mb English [1]
LT77 Gearbox Manual Defender 90, 110, 130 2Mb English [1]
Water Ingress (Stop leaks) Manual Defender 0.5Mb English [1]
Install Soft Top Defender 0.9Mb English [1]
LT230 Transfer Gearbox Defender 1.6Mb English [1]
LT230T Transfer Gearbox Overhaul Defender 1.2Mb English [1]
R380 Gearbox Overhaul Defender 1.2Mb English [1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010 Series IIa, III & Defender 21Mb English [1]
Tuning TDi Engines Defender TDi 0.3Mb English [1]
Owners Manual Defender 90, 110, 130 TD5, TDi, V8 1.2Mb English [1]

Land Rover Ambulance

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Workshop Manual Parts 1 to 3 Land Rover Ambulance 0,75 Ton 3.6Mb Dutch [1][2][3]
Handbook Parts 1 to 2 Land Rover Ambulance 0,75 Ton 2.6Mb Dutch [1][2]
Repair and Maintenance Parts 1 to 5 Land Rover Ambulance 0,75 Ton 1.1Mb Dutch [1][2][3][4][5]

 

Series I

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Workshop – Introduction Series I 1.5Mb English [1]
Workshop – Clutch Series I 1.9Mb English [1]
Workshop – Cooling Series I 1.6Mb English [1]
Workshop – Electrical Series I 2.8Mb English [1]
Workshop – Engine Series I 4.4Mb English [1]
Workshop – Gearbox Series I 2.5Mb English [1]
Workshop – Lubrication Series I 0.7Mb English [1]
Workshop – Rear Axle Series I 0.7Mb English [1]
Workshop – Body Series I 1.4Mb English [1]
Workshop – Steering Series I 1.8Mb English [1]
Workshop – Brake Cylinder Series I 0.1Mb English [1]
X-Panda-Cab Brochure Series I 0.7Mb English [1]

 

Series II, IIa, III, Military and really obscure!

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Fairley Overdrive Fitting Instructions Series I, II, IIA and III 1.0Mb English [1]
Repair Operation Manual Land Rover 101 Forward Control 20Mb English [1]
Amendment List [2], [3], [4], [6] Land Rover 101 Forward Control 3.0Mb English [2][3][4][6]
Parts Catalog Land Rover 101 Forward Control 9.5Mb English [1]
Minerva Owners Manual Land Rover Mineva 3.4Mb Dutch [1]
Britpart Accessory Catalog Series IIa & III 118Mb English [1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010 Series IIa & III 21Mb English [1]
Workshop Manual Parts 1 to 7 Series III 25Mb English [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Workshop Manual Parts 1 to 8 South Africa Series III 12.2Mb English [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Parts Catalog 1 to 15 Series III English [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Sankey 3/4 Ton Trailer All Military 0.9Mb English [1]
Wiring Diagram A Series IIa / III / III Military 0.8Mb English [1]
Wiring Diagram B Series IIa / III 0.7Mb English [1]

 

Discovery

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Timing Belt Intervals 200 TDi (1990 – 1998) English [1]
Tuning TDi Engines Discovery TDi 0.3Mb English [1]
Britpart Accessory Catalog Discovery 118Mb English [1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010 Discovery 1, 2 & 3 21Mb English [1]

 

Freelander

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Britpart Accessory Catalog Freelander 118Mb English [1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010 Freelander 1 & 2 21Mb English [1]

Range Rover

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Heating and Ventilation and AC 1987 3.4Mb English [1]
Air Con 1987 3.4Mb English [1]
Lubricants 1987-1991 0.2Mb English [1]
Service Tools 1987 0.6Mb English [1]
Steering 1987 2.3Mb English [1]
Suspension 1987 1.0Mb English [1]
Wheels / Tyres 1987 0.4Mb English [1]
Wipers / Washers 1987 0.5Mb English [1]
Body / Chassis 1987 5.2Mb English [1]
Brakes 1987 5.3Mb English [1]
Cooling 1987 1.1Mb English [1]
Engine 1987 3.5Mb English [1]
Fuel Injection 1987 6.0Mb English [1]
Electrics 1987 10.5Mb English [1]
Exhaust 1987 0.3Mb English [1]
New Automatic Diagnostics ZF4HP22 (1987) 5.8Mb English [1]
New General Fitting Reminders 1987 0.4Mb English [1]
Cruise Control 1989 – 91 0.9Mb English [1]
Drive Shafts 1987 0.3Mb English [1]
Axles 1987 3.0Mb English [1]
L322 Workshop Manual TD6, V8 28Mb English [1]
P38 Workshop Manual 4.0 Petrol, 2.5 Diesel 19Mb English [1]
Torque Values 1 – 4 1989 – 1991 4.0Mb English [1][2][3][4]
Britpart Accessory Catalog Range Rover 118Mb English [1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010 Classic, P38, L322 and Sport 21Mb English [1]

Sales & Marketing / Brochures / Misc

Document Vehicle(s) Approx File-size Language Link(s)
Sales Brochure Defender 8.2Mb English [1]
Dimensions / Specifications 2008 Defender 0.04Mb English [1]
Sales Brochure Freelander 2 5.3Mb English [1]
Sales Brochure Discovery 4 9Mb English [1]
Sales Brochure (Accessories) Discovery 4 6.7Mb English [1]
Sales Brochure Range Rover 2011 7.5Mb English [1]
Sales Brochure Range Rover Sport 2011 8.8Mb English [1]
[New] T4 Diagnostics Manual Defender 1994 onwards 2.1Mb English [1]
[New] TestBook User Manual Defender 1994 onwards 2.1Mb English [1]
Please consider buying me a beer if this Blog has helped you fix your Landy!

 

New Chassis Number Formats (from Wikipedia)

Description Format Example
International VIN, 1980-later 17-characters, SAL______________
Int. VIN for LR do Brazil 17-characters 93R______________
Int. VIN for AAD, 1985-1995 17-characters AAD______________
US/Canada VIN 1987-later 17-characters _________________
International VIN 14-characters (is actually 17 missing the SAL) ______________
1955 9 characters 17.6_____
1956 – 1961 9 characters 1________
1950 9 chars L________ or R________
1962 – 1979 9 _________
1948 – 1949 8 .8______
1950 – 1953 8 .6______
1954 – 1955 8 .7______
1948 – 1949 7 _______
Prototypes 6 110F__
1948 Prototypes 3 R__ or L__

 

Winter 2012 Bodges and Additions

:: With the winter weather coming in fast, I decided to try and stop the wind blowing in through the top of the door. Some Sugru  (www.sugru.com) in the top-left (and a wipe of 3-in-one on the rubber to stop it sticking to that) was the order of the day. I’ll let you know if it works when I drive it next!

:: Starter isolation – I added one of those ‘aircraft style’ isolation switches to the starter motor relay wire – looks great and will keep joyriders confused as the ignition lights all still work, just no turnover of the engine!

:: Shovel on the bonnet – I need to update the pic, but the ‘outlaws’ bought me a military shovel to adorn the bonnet with… nice :)

:: LED Strip light (less that 1mm thick) stuck on the underside of the edge of the dashboard. Now I can see to get in it in the dark!

:: Decals for the switches :)

:: Headlight Warning Buzzer [guide here] – to stop me flattening the battery!

 

 

 

 

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