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Basic Servicing For An L322 Range Rover Td6

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Because most L322 Range Rovers are now out of warranty, DIY servicing of the Td6 engine is a realistic option for the majority of owners.

Many are put off by the fact that there is a computer-generated ‘miles to service’ figure displayed on the dashboard and assume you need a diagnostic tool to reset it. In reality, resetting is a simple series of presses on the dashboard buttons.

Servicing the Range Rover L322 itself is pretty easy, but the Td6 engine does have a problem you will want to resolve the first time you service the Vehicle. There’s a crankcase filter that doesn’t appear on any service interval. This clogs up, raising oil pressure and leaking oil in the process.

This was resolved by BMW by replacing the foam filter with a plastic cyclone version. This info was not passed on to Land Rover when Ford took over. You’ll need to pop along to a BMW dealer to get this improved part.

To service your L322 Range Rover, you’ll need

  • L322 Service filter kit DA6030, from £28.08 exc VAT.
  • BMW Td6 crankcase filter (LLJ500010) from £5.11 exc VAT or filter kit 8510298 £23.00 exc VAT.
  • Engine oil, 8.8 litres of: 5W/30, 5W/40, 5W/50 or 10W/40 meeting specification ACEA: A3 and B3 with a viscosity band recommended for the temperature range of your location.

Tools used

  • Basic spanners
  • Socket set
  • Torx bits

Safety advice

  • Raise vehicle on solid ground with a good-quality 2.5tonne+ rated trolley jack
  • Support lifted vehicle on axle stands
  • Keep a door opening when vehicle is lifted to prevent suspension self-levelling and thus the potential for the vehicle to topple off the jack and stands

L322 Range RoverL322 Range RoverRemove fuel pipes with security jubilee clips that
undo with a flat  screwdriver, disconnect electrical connector and unscrew T40 screw to remove filter, noting how bracket comes apart. Do steps four and five before fitting filter. Bin security clips for regular jubilees.The Td6 has a cartridge oil filter that is easily accessed from the engine bay. Undo the filter housing with a 36mm spanner with some kitchen towel handy to catch drips. Then undo the 17mm sump plug and drain the oil into a suitable receptacle.Replace O-ring on filter housing and fit new filter. Clean the mating faces and refit drain plug with a new washer (23 Nm). Refit the filter housing (25 Nm). Pour eight litres of oil into filler on top of the engine and run for a minute to fill filter then top up as required.Unscrew crosshead screw on inlet pipe. If breather filter is plastic cyclone-type remove left-hand cover by removing five 5mm Allen screws (if not go to Steps 7-10). Remove old air filter and replace so the circular plastic key fits into recess in rear bracket.This is not on the service schedules. Remove remaining engine covers by undoing a further three 5mm Allen screws, then free cable tray next to air filter by removing three screws with a 5mm socket. Lay tray to the right to allow access to the filter assembly.The crankcase filter assembly is at the top rear of the engine adjacent to the air filter. Remove four 5mm Allen key screws and remove assembly, being careful not to drop the screws into the recess. Discard filter-retaining clip and sponge filter. Clean the casing.Fit the O-ring in the BMW parts kit over the short pipe protruding inside the casing that connected to the sponge filter. Seat the plastic cyclone on to the O-ring. The cyclone is a distinctive shape so orientation will be self-explanatory.The kit has two custom seals that fit into recesses in body of the casing; they will not be perfectly formed. Ease them into place, fit the cover with two opposing screws to send them home, remove cover to check they are seated then refit with all four screws.The pollen filter is hidden just below the windscreen wipers. To extract it press down four plastic spring clips and flip open the letterbox-style gate with a flat screwdriver. Slide the filter forwards and
replace, ensuring the gate clicks into place.Jack up each corner in turn and remove the road wheel. Check pads are not worn out and wearing evenly; inspect calipers, pipes and dampers for leaks. Also check for worn suspension bushes and ball joints, steering ball joints and rubber covers.Remove plug from rear brake disc and rotate until access hole is at the bottom. Turn adjuster until resistance is felt. Apply handbrake to centre shoes. Release handbrake, check disc will not rotate. Back adjuster off eight notches, check disc is free. Refit plug.L322 Range RoverMeasure voltage between jump terminals at front of battery compartment to prove straps are good. Check for just over 12V before turning the ignition on, which will drop a volt when the glow plugs switch in, then recover to 14-14.5V after firing the engine.Do a final tour of the vehicle, inspecting the
condition of the seatbelts, door locks and hinges. Take a can of spray grease with you and lubricate locks and hinges as you go. Finish the job off by giving the vehicle a test drive.With the ignition key off, press and hold the odometer reset button in the instrument cluster (left button), and turn the ignition key clockwise to the first position. Keep the button pressed for five seconds until RESET SIA appears in the display. Release the odometer reset button and press and hold it again until
RESET begins to flash. While the display is flashing, release and press the odometer button briefly to reset
the service interval. After the display has shown the new service interval, END SIA will appear.Message has cleared

The above content originally appeared in Lro Magazine and is reproduced here with the kind permission of LRO and their sponsors Britpart. Any advice or opinions are those of LRO magazine and its writers.



Basic Servicing For An L322 Range Rover Td6

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