Another Land Rover Discovery Guide

Land Rover Discovery by Richard Streeton and Land Rover Monthly

Picked up a copy of “Land Rover Discovery” which was put out by the folks at Land Rover Monthly magazine.  It is a dedicated magazine-style publication that came out in 2012. I have not gotten a chance to read it yet.  Can you tell I like my book collections?

Keep an eye out and you can pick this up in the $10 neighborhood from Amazon or eBay. You can still purchase it directly from the publisher, but it will cost you a bit more.

Replacing Rear Brake Pads and Rotors

Land Rover Discovery Brakes

I have a constant scraping from the rear which changes or gets worse whenever I step on the brakes. On closer inspection of the rotors, I notice that they were quite worn. Not a hard job to replace everything, but one I really don’t relish doing again soon so instead of trying to have the brake rotors turned or resurfaced I just decided to replace them. They aren’t that expensive, and brakes are kind of important.

So, here is the job I hope to be doing this weekend. If the parts come in on time. Nice thing is that it is a long three-day weekend. Hopefully, I will also do a few more jobs too, like oil change, coolant flush, replace door linkage, etc…

I will let you know how it goes. And if the noise goes away.  I fully expect to be doing the front in a few more week. If all goes according to plan, I will be doing the front brakes about the same time I replace the ball joints and a few other pieces of the front suspension.

Land Rover History Videos

Land Rover History Videos - National Geographic

The history of Land Rover from National Geographic.

The story of Land Rover from its inception as a way to save the Rover company to its becoming the SUV of choice for the landed gentry.

The design for the original Land Rover vehicle was started in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, on his farm in Newborough, Anglesey. It is said that he was inspired by an American World War II Jeep that he used one summer at his holiday home in Wales. The first Land Rover prototype, later nicknamed ‘Centre Steer’, was built on a Jeep chassis and axles.

The early choice of color was dictated by military surplus supplies of aircraft cockpit paint, so early vehicles only came in various shades of light green; all models until recently feature sturdy box section ladder-frame chassis.