The Land Rover Defender 300Tdi series was first introduced in 1994. The 1996 Defender 300Tdi is equipped with 2495cc, 4-cylinders, direct injection, turbocharged, intercooled OHV engine.
The following manual provides detail information for maintaining, servicing, repairing and troubleshooting the 1996 Land Rover Defender 300Tdi. This workshop manual is divided into following sections: Introduction, General Specification Data, Engine Tuning Data, General Fitting Reminders, Lubricants, Fluids, and Capacities, Maintenance, Engine Tdi, Fuel System Tdi, Manifold and Exhaust System, Clutch, Manual Gearbox, Transfer Gearbox, Propeller Shaft, Rear/Front Axle and Final Drive, Steering, Front and Rear Suspension, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres, Chassis and Body, Heating and Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Wiper and Washers, Electrical and Instrumentation.
Relevant information is contained within each of above sections. These are further divided into the following sub-sections which appear at the foot of each page: Description and Operation, Fault Diagnosis, Adjustment, Repair, Overhaul, Specification and Torque. Here is a quotation form the Fuel System Sections describing its operation system:
“Diesel engines operate by compression ignition. The rapid compression of air in the cylinder during the compression cycle heats the air and when fuel is injected into the heated air, it ignites instantaneously. During cold starting, automatically controlled heater plugs assist in raising the temperature of the compressed air to ignition point. The engine is supplied with pre-compressed air by a single stage turbocharger.” (page 94)
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