CAT’S INSIDE LINE: RANGE ROVER L322 (2002 TO 2012)

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Range-Rover-L322-300pxThe ultimate statement of luxury and staple of Britain is next up on our ramp for further investigation.

Land Rover’s Range Rover L322 was BMW’s attempt to replace the P38 as the German brand attempted to sprinkle some of the stardust that reignited the Mini brand before Ford took over.

The L322 initially came fitted with BMW-derived engines, electronics and infotainment systems, but over time these were replaced with Ford/Jaguar alternatives. Therefore the Rangie came with a selection of powerplants and engine codes which workshops need to be wary of. There was a selection of petrol V8 engines including a 4.2-, 4.4- and 5.0-litre, and 2.9-, 3.6- and 4.4-litre diesels.

The Range Rovers came with with automatic gearboxes with five, six and eight-speed units used throughout this generation.

Next month we’ll be looking at the Fiat Ulysse, Peugeot 807 and Citroën C8, so wherever you work in the aftermarket if you have insight to share, we would be delighted to hear from you. To get your advice included contact hemal.mistry@haymarket.com.

Click below to see technical contributions on the Range Rover L322 from:

Autoelectro – rotating electric considerations and foibles on the L322

Cambiare – various technical faults that affect the Range Rover

Comma – discusses the importance of servicing the fluids and lubricants on the British offroader

First Line – a look at the stress and strain the suspension on the Range Rover is put under

Fullfatrr.com – on some unusual faults on the Range Rover L322

Land Rover Forums.com – looking at the common foibles on the Range Rover

Mahle – explains the importance of changing filters on the Range Rover

Manbat – advises on batteries needed for RR’s towing caravans and trailers

Meyle – advises on the RR’s automatic transmission, brakes and suspension

Motaquip – looks at the steering, suspension, oil leaks and coolants on the Range Rover

Petronas – advises on lubricant formulations for the L322

RMI – looks at a few common faults with the L322

TecRMI – gives technical insight into a couple of common faults on the Range Rover L322

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