The Land Rover Page – Useful docs repository

The Land Rover Page – Useful docs repository

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

Dear Reader,

Previously I owned a 1983 Ex-Military Series 3 Land Rover – This wonderful piece of British engineering kept me amused most weekends – but then the missus needed a new knee, and it had to go πŸ™

I have however recently acquired a Series IIa SWB, so there will be lots of stuff coming on that soon! (Note: Had chemotherapy last year, so the rebuild has been delayed… coming soon!)

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 owners like me πŸ™‚

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!

Defender and Variants

DocumentVehicle(s)Approx File SizeLanguageLinks
Workshop Manual 1 to 5Defender 90 & 1104.7MbEnglish[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Workshop Manual SupplementDefender 90 & 1103.7MbEnglish[1]
[New] Electrical Diagrams 3rd EditionDefender 1997 onwards2.1MbEnglish[1]
Labour TimingsDefender 1994 onwards2.1MbEnglish[1]
Workshop ManualDefender 199316.9MbEnglish[1]
Workshop ManualDefender 199716.9MbEnglish[1]
Conversion to Discovery 200TDiDefender 90 TD5.2MbEnglish[1]
Overhaul ManualDefender 300 TDi1.6MbEnglish[1]
Wiring DiagramDefender 20024.3MbEnglish[1]
LT77S Gearbox SupplementDefender 90, 110, 1301.8MbEnglish[1]
Parts Catalog (Land Rover)Defender 110 1987 onwards29MbEnglish[1]
Bearmach Fastparts CatalogDefender1.3MbEnglish[1]
Britpart Accessory CatalogDefender118MbEnglish[1]
Workshop ManualDefender 300 TDi 19977.6MbEnglish[1]
LT77 Gearbox ManualDefender 90, 110, 1302MbEnglish[1]
Water Ingress (Stop leaks) ManualDefender0.5MbEnglish[1]
Install Soft TopDefender0.9MbEnglish[1]
LT230 Transfer GearboxDefender1.6MbEnglish[1]
LT230T Transfer Gearbox OverhaulDefender1.2MbEnglish[1]
R380 Gearbox OverhaulDefender1.2MbEnglish[1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010Series IIa, III & Defender21MbEnglish[1]
Tuning TDi EnginesDefender TDi0.3MbEnglish[1]
Owners ManualDefender 90, 110, 130 TD5, TDi, V81.2MbEnglish[1]

Land Rover Ambulance

DocumentVehicle(s)Approx FilesizeLanguageLinks
Workshop Manual Parts 1 to 3Land Rover Ambulance 0,75 Ton3.6MbDutch[1][2][3]
Handbook Parts 1 to 2Land Rover Ambulance 0,75 Ton2.6MbDutch[1][2]
Repair and Maintenance Parts 1 to 5Land Rover Ambulance 0,75 Ton1.1MbDutch[1][2][3][4][5]

Series I

DocumentVehicle(s)Approx FilesizeLanguageLinks
Workshop – IntroductionSeries I1.5MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – ClutchSeries I1.9MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – CoolingSeries I1.6MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – ElectricalSeries I2.8MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – EngineSeries I4.4MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – GearboxSeries I2.5MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – LubricationSeries I0.7MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – Rear AxleSeries I0.7MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – BodySeries I1.4MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – SteeringSeries I1.8MbEnglish[1]
Workshop – Brake CylinderSeries I0.1MbEnglish[1]
X-Panda-Cab BrochureSeries I0.7MbEnglish[1]
Series 1 Parts Catalogue (1948-1953)Series 138MbEnglish[1]
Series 1 Instruction Manual (1948 – 1953)Series 14MbEnglish[1]
Series 1 Workshop Manual (1948 – 1953)Series 142MbEnglish[1]

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

DocumentVehicle(s)Approx FilesizeLanguageLinks
Fairley Overdrive Fitting InstructionsSeries I, II, IIA and III1.0MbEnglish[1]
Repair Operation ManualLand Rover 101 Forward Control20MbEnglish[1]
Amendment List [2], [3], [4], [6]Land Rover 101 Forward Control3.0MbEnglish[2][3][4][6]
Parts CatalogLand Rover 101 Forward Control9.5MbEnglish[1]
Minerva Owners ManualLand Rover Mineva3.4MbDutch[1]
Britpart Accessory CatalogSeries IIa & III118MbEnglish[1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010Series IIa & III21MbEnglish[1]
Workshop Manual Parts 1 to 7Series III25MbEnglish[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Workshop Manual Parts 1 to 8South Africa Series III12.2MbEnglish[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Parts Catalog 1 to 15Series III English[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Sankey 3/4 Ton TrailerAll Military0.9MbEnglish[1]
Wiring Diagram ASeries IIa / III / III Military0.8MbEnglish[1]
Wiring Diagram BSeries IIa / III0.7MbEnglish[1]
Series II Instruction ManualSeries II4MbEnglish[1]
Series Body PartsOverview of Series panels0.1Mbn/a[1]
Series III AdvertMilitary Advert4mbEnglish[1]


DocumentVehicle(s)Approx FilesizeLanguageLinks
Timing Belt Intervals200 TDi (1990 – 1998) English[1]
Tuning TDi EnginesDiscovery TDi0.3MbEnglish[1]
Britpart Accessory CatalogDiscovery118MbEnglish[1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010Discovery 1, 2 & 321MbEnglish[1]


DocumentVehicle(s)Approx FilesizeLanguageLinks
Britpart Accessory CatalogFreelander118MbEnglish[1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010Freelander 1 & 221MbEnglish[1]

Range Rover

DocumentVehicle(s)Approx FilesizeLanguageLinks
Heating and Ventilation and AC19873.4MbEnglish[1]
Air Con19873.4MbEnglish[1]
Service Tools19870.6MbEnglish[1]
Wheels / Tyres19870.4MbEnglish[1]
Wipers / Washers19870.5MbEnglish[1]
Body / Chassis19875.2MbEnglish[1]
Fuel Injection19876.0MbEnglish[1]
Automatic DiagnosticsZF4HP22 (1987)5.8MbEnglish[1]
General Fitting Reminders19870.4MbEnglish[1]
Cruise Control1989 – 910.9MbEnglish[1]
Drive Shafts19870.3MbEnglish[1]
L322 Workshop ManualTD6, V828MbEnglish[1]
P38 Workshop Manual4.0 Petrol, 2.5 Diesel19MbEnglish[1]
Torque Values 1 – 41989 – 19914.0MbEnglish[1][2][3][4]
Britpart Accessory CatalogRange Rover118MbEnglish[1]
Bearmach Parts Manual 2010Classic, P38, L322 and Sport21MbEnglish[1]

Sales & Marketing / Brochures / Misc

DocumentVehicle(s)Approx filesizeLanguageLinks
Sales BrochureDefender8.2MbEnglish[1]
Dimensions / Specifications 2008Defender0.04MbEnglish[1]
Sales BrochureFreelander 25.3MbEnglish[1]
Sales BrochureDiscovery 49MbEnglish[1]
Sales Brochure (Accessories)Discovery 46.7MbEnglish[1]
Sales BrochureRange Rover 20117.5MbEnglish[1]
Sales BrochureRange Rover Sport 20118.8MbEnglish[1]
[New] T4 Diagnostics ManualDefender 1994 onwards2.1MbEnglish[1]
[New] TestBook User ManualDefender 1994 onwards2.1MbEnglish[1]

Chassis Number Formats (from Wikipedia and other sources)

Useful lookup tool [here] –

International VIN, 1980-later17-charactersSALxx____________
xx =
LB = Series III
LD = 90, 110, 127, Defender
LH = Range Rover
LJ = Discovery
LM = Range Rover L322
LN = Freelander
LP = Range Rover (P38A)
LT = Discovery Series II
Int. VIN for LR do Brazil17-characters93R______________
Int. VIN for AAD, 1985-199517-charactersAAD______________
US/Canada VIN 1987-later17-characters_________________
International VIN14-characters (is actually 17 missing the SAL)______________
19559 characters17.6_____
1956 – 19619 characters1________
19509 charsL________ or R________
1962 – 1979 (Series)9_________
Eight digits with with suffix letters

Digits 1-3 = Show the model and specification.
241-258,260-324 = Series IIA 88″ & 109″
325-339 = Series IIB (110 Inch Forward Control)
340-354 = Series IIA 109″
5424 = Series IIA 88 Station Wagon (US Model)
259, 901-950 = Series III
951-955 & 895 = Lightweight
956-965 = 101 Inch Forward Control
355, 356, 358 = Range Rover

The remaining five digits starting with 00001 indicate the serial number.

The suffix letter indicates design modifications.

Note: The year, or model-year of manufacture have no identification number.
1948 – 19498.8______
1950 – 19538.6______
1954 – 19558.7______
1948 – 19497_______
1948 Prototypes3R__ or L__
141xxxxxx – 145xxxxxx: Series II 88 inch petrol
146xxxxxx – 150xxxxxx: Series II 88 inch diesel
151xxxxxx – 155xxxxxx: Series II 109 inch petrol
156xxxxxx – 160xxxxxx: Series II 109 inch diesel
161xxxxxx – 165xxxxxx: Series II 109 inch petrol station wagon
166xxxxxx – 170xxxxxx: Series II 109 inch diesel station wagon
222xxxxxx – 229xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol One Tonne 6 cylinder
231xxxxxx – 235xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol One Tonne
236xxxxxx – 239xxxxxx: Series IIA 88 inch petrol airportable (‘Lightweight’)
241xxxxxx – 245xxxxxx: Series IIA 88 inch petrol
246xxxxxx – 250xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol One Tonne
251xxxxxx – 255xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol
259xxxxxx – 259xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch petrol
261xxxxxx – 265xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol station wagon
266xxxxxx – 270xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol One Tonne 6 cylinder
271xxxxxx – 275xxxxxx: Series IIA 88 inch diesel
276xxxxxx – 280xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch diesel
281xxxxxx – 285xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch diesel station wagon
286xxxxxx – 290xxxxxx: Series IIA Forward Control petrol
300xxxxxx – 304xxxxxx: Series IIA Forward Control petrol 6 cylinder
305xxxxxx – 305xxxxxx: Series IIA Forward Control diesel
310xxxxxx – 310xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch airportable (military)
315xxxxxx – 319xxxxxx: Series IIA 88 inch petrol station wagon
320xxxxxx – 324xxxxxx: Series IIA 88 inch diesel station wagon
325xxxxxx – 329xxxxxx: Series IIB Forward Control petrol
330xxxxxx – 334xxxxxx: Series IIB Forward Control petrol 6 cylinder
335xxxxxx – 339xxxxxx: Series IIB Forward Control diesel
343xxxxxx – 343xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol 6 cylinder station wagon (North America)
345xxxxxx – 349xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol 6 cylinder
350xxxxxx – 354xxxxxx: Series IIA 109 inch petrol 6 cylinder station wagon
524xxxxxx – 524xxxxxx: Series IIA 88 inch petrol station wagon (North America)
895xxxxxx – 895xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch diesel airportable (‘Lightweight’ – military export)
901xxxxxx – 905xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch petrol
906xxxxxx – 910xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch diesel
911xxxxxx – 915xxxxxx: Series III 109 inch petrol
916xxxxxx – 920xxxxxx: Series III 109 inch diesel
921xxxxxx – 925xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch petrol station wagon
926xxxxxx – 930xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch diesel station wagon
931xxxxxx – 935xxxxxx: Series III 109 inch petrol station wagon
936xxxxxx – 940xxxxxx: Series III 109 inch diesel station wagon
941xxxxxx – 945xxxxxx: Series III 109 inch petrol 6 cylinder
946xxxxxx – 950xxxxxx: Series III 109 inch petrol 6 cylinder station wagon
951xxxxxx – 955xxxxxx: Series III 88 inch petrol airportable (‘Lightweight’)
956xxxxxx – 960xxxxxx: 101 Forward Control 12 volt
961xxxxxx – 965xxxxxx: 101 Forward Control 24 volt

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  ( 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 πŸ™‚

:: 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 πŸ™‚

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

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