Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Running-in

This vehicle is built using high-precision manufacturing methods, but the moving parts of the engine must still bed-in, relative to each other. This process occurs mainly in the first 3 000 km of operation.

During this running-in period of 3 000 km, observe and follow the instructions below:

  • Do not use full throttle during starts and normal driving.
  • Avoid high engine speeds (rpm) until the engine has reached its full operating temperature.
  • Avoid labouring the engine by operating the engine in too high a gear at low speeds.
  • Gradually increase engine and road speeds.
  • Avoid continuous operation at high engine speed and abrupt stops.
  • Avoid frequent cold starts followed by short-distance driving.
  • Preferably take longer trips.
  • Do not participate in track days, sports driving schools, or any similar events.


Any significant or sudden drop in fluid levels, or uneven tyre wear, should be reported to a qualified technician without delay.

In addition to the routine maintenance, a number of simple checks must be carried out more frequently.


  • Operation of the lamps, horn, direction indicators, wipers, washers and warning lamps.
  • Operation of the seat belts and brakes.
  • Look for fluid deposits underneath the vehicle that might indicate a leak.

    Condensation drips from the Air Conditioning (A/C) system are normal.


  • Engine oil level.
  •  Engine coolant level.
  • Brake fluid level.
  • Power steering fluid level.
  • Screen washer fluid level.
  • Tyre pressures and condition.
  • Operate the Air Conditioning (A/C).

Note: The engine oil level should be checked more frequently if the vehicle is driven for prolonged periods at high speeds.


When a vehicle is operated in extremely arduous conditions, more frequent attention must be paid to servicing requirements.

Arduous driving conditions include:

  • Driving in dusty and/or sandy conditions.
  • Driving on rough and/or muddy roads.
  • Frequent wading.
  • Frequent driving at high speeds in high ambient temperatures above 50ºC.
  • Frequent driving in severe cold weather below -40ºC.
  • Frequent driving in mountainous conditions.
  • Frequent trailer towing.
  • Driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials on the driving surface.

Contact your Retailer/Authorised Repairer for advice.


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     Parts and accessories

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     Opening the bonnet

    Pull the bonnet release lever, located in the left-side front footwell. Lift the bonnet safety catch, located below the centre point of the bonnet, then raise the bonnet. CLOSING THE BONNET D


     Lumbar Assembly - Vehicles with - power Seats (G1780414)/ Removal and Installation

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     Clutch / Description and Operation

    COMPONENT LOCATION Clutch pedal Brake/clutch reservoir Brake fluid level sensor High pressure clutch line Clutch master cylinder Clutch pedal position sensor Low pressure hose connector Low pressure hose Clutch bleed Transmission Clutch slave cylinder Clutch cover assembly Dual Mass

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