Land Rover Owner international magazine, April 2023 issue

LRO magazine cover April 2023

by Land Rover Owner |


This issue we’re paying tribute to the incredible story of Land Rover in its 75th year. Historian James Taylor and inside-man Mike Gould have put their heads together to compile a mighty catalogue of Land Rover’s most significant moments down the decades. Anniversaries like this don’t come around very often – this is an issue you won’t want to miss.

Also in the April 2023 issue of LRO…


Follow us on a special launch event for the Ineos Grenadier. LRO’s editor-in-chief was one of the lucky few to be invited to but production versions (both petrol and diesel) through their paces on a multi-day test in Scotland, on-road and off. How does the Grenadier really compare against Defenders old and new? We reveal all…

Part 24 of the LRO Adventure Trail explores some of England’s finest greenlanes, on an excursion from Warminster to Axminster. Follow our detailed maps to follow Neil Watterson’s tyre tracks.

In Morocco, John Pearson and Bob Atkins conclude their latest epic voyage in John’s ex-G4 110, stopping at a desert lair inhabited by Blofeld in No Time To Die.

Featured Land Rovers

In our own fleet, Vicky’s Series IIA Carawagon is a therapeutic choice of transport for a family day out, Sam’s 110 soft-top camper nears completion, and Neil gets the horn… fixed on the LRO TDCi 110.

Readers’ Land Rovers include a 300Tdi 110 that its owner has revived for weekends away, and a massively modified Ninety with huge suspension mods and Land Cruiser axles, built to demolish any obstacle.

Classic LRO

Patina meets power – Peter Galilee reveals a Series I with a non-turbo Tdi engine, cleverly disguised as a 2.25 diesel. It’s a pleasingly honest and creative build with an old-school flavour.

And we’ve a reader’s tale of journeying to the Outer Hebrides with a caravan-towing Series IIA’s, in search of seascapes and freedom. And our littler readers will want to see the restored Toylander that’s enjoying a second lease of life.

In Roverphile, James Taylor reveals snippets of history relating to Range Rover LSE engines, original Series II radios, and ‘Buttercup’, Rover’s one-off recovery lorry.

But our star classic vehicle this month is a dazzling Series I breakdown truck restoration, by

News and comment

Our April 2023 news pages include stories of veterans using Land Rovers to do good, and the unfortunate loss of Sturgess Land Rover from the dealership network. As always, you’ll find a list of upcoming Land Rover events, club outings, and LRO Adventure Club happenings. Our columnists this month are Jerry Thurston, Sam Watson and Peter Galilee.


Our four-page Stuff section is crammed with the latest tools, overland gear, parts and gizmos to help you get the most out of Land Rover life. All our reviewed products this month have been put to the test in the deserts of Morocco – including a Jackery portable power station and a Nakatanenga raised air intake.


In this issue you’ll learn precisely how to replace a starter motor on a Discovery TDV6, and how to carry out a comprehensive service for a Series Land Rover. Our technicians respond to 13 of your mechanical queries – ranging from potential power upgrades for the 2.5 petrol engine, to TDV6 injectors and electrical problems causing poor starting for a Td6 Range Rover L322.

And we follow an expert’s 26-stage health check of our news editor's recently purchased Range Rover L322.

Our 'Essentials' guide this month will help you revive your upholstery, without resorting to an expensive and potentially damaging valeting service.

Grab your copy before they run out!

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A turbo-diesel without the turbo – and with creative tweaks to help it blend in.

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