Based on real-life experiences and written by expert authors, the books in the Maintenance and Upgrades series from Crowood will help owners develop the workshop skills needed for the maintenance and repair of their cars, and give guidance on possibilities for improvements and upgrades to performance. With step-by-step instructions and safety information throughout, this book is a valuable technical resource for owners of the Land Rover Discovery, Series 1 and 2. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, the book covers sourcing parts and tools; common problems and solutions, covering all engine types, including Rover V8 and diesel engines; service and repair; improvements for wheels and tyres and detailed specifications for Discovery Generations 1 and 2.
Ralph Hosier's childhood enthusiasm for cars blossomed into a career spanning more than two decades in vehicle engineering, working with the likes of Ford, Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover. He has owned and maintained many Land Rovers and the majority of pictures in this book are of Ralph's own Discoverys, with him doing the work shown. He is a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of the Motor Industry, and the Institutaiton of Engineering and Technology. In recent years he has written many technical articles for magazines such as Land Rover Monthly, Octane, Evo, Practical Performance Car, Practical Classics, Full Throttle and Classics Monthly.