Land Rover Owner international magazine, February 2023 issue

LRO magazine February 2023 cover

by Land Rover Owner |


Our latest cover has the opposite of last month’s snowy theme! Expect desert dunes and rough mountain trails, as a D250 Defender 90 commercial is tested to its limits in the harsh terrain of Morocco. Just how good will it be for leading future expeditions?

Also in this issue…


Part 22 of the LRO Adventure Trail brings us to beautifully scenic greenlanes between Northampton and Broadway – and as always, we show you exactly where to find them and what to expect.

Further afield, Pieter Botha shares an epic tale of exploring the wilderness of southern Africa with an old Defender 110.

Featured Land Rovers

Readers’ contributions include the story of a lavishly upgraded Defender 110 station wagon, a father-and-son investment in a lovely ex-G4 Freelander 1, and we’ve our usual page crammed with readers’ projects, plus your images from around the globe in World of Land Rovers.

Sam gets a heavy dose of Land Rover culture on Malta, Theo introduces his new Range Rover L322, Russ installs a dog guard in his 90, and Martin talks us through a routine service of our TDCi Defender 110. Neil’s closing ditties in Watty’s World include an unexpected six-hour marathon to replace some knackered drive flange bolts on his 110.

Classic LRO

In our section devoted to classic Land Rovers, Mark Saville gets under the skin of an iconic early hybrid – Neil Lawson’s Series IIA V8 coiler that was the first of its kind.

You can also read the brave but triumphant saga of Series I restoration in the Falkland Islands, and we’ve a happy tale of topless Series IIA ownership in the UK.

In Roverphile, James Taylor reveals the real reason why there was no 1996 Defender in North America, armoured Range Rover Classics, a mobile display unit used by Land Rover, and more.

News and comment

Our news pages explore how London’s scrappage scheme will affect Land Rover owners, the latest on the new electric Munro MkI, and why the latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sports were given five starts in the latest NCAP crash safety tests.

As always, you’ll find a list of upcoming Land Rover events, club outings, and LRO Adventure Club happenings. Readers’ letters touch on a range of topics including split tailgates, repairing a fuel tank with soap, and Pace 4x4 injector harnesses for Td5s.

Our columnists this month are Mike Gould, Sam Watson, Jerry Thurston and workshop editor Martin Domoney – his final ‘Tech That’ column before leaving us, sadly.


Don’t miss our four-page Stuff section – crammed with the latest products to help you get the most out of Land Rover life with a Land Rover. Among our Used and Abused product tests this month are a Land Rover Gear safari jacket, Würth HSS 2000 lubricant, and an overland camping table.

In Market News we discuss the sale results from the NEC, and reveal why more people are turning to imported P38s and Discovery 2s.


In this February 2023 issue you’ll learn the basics of MIG welding in our step-by-step guide.

Martin will also show how to restore the power of a Td4 Freelander 2 by replacing the intercooler, fixing a stuck turbo actuator and ensuring there are no boost leaks.

This month’s ‘Essentials’ guide explores all you need to know about Land Rover leaks, and how to prevent them and cure them – information useful to any Land Rover owner!

You’ll find 12 technical questions answered by our team of workshop gurus: fixes for Series I, P38, Discovery 1, 2 and 3, Freelander 1 and more…

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