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Falls short of a complete picture
on 16 September 2015
It really only warrants 2.5 stars in that that it is partly useful and at other time skims past important information or skips it altogether. Cars now have complex electronic sensors and controls and the book needs to be much clearer in highlighting where to DIY or, maybe in bold type, where to consult at least an independent specialist with the diagnostic equipment other than the expense of a main dealer. Some jobs on problem areas in the Disco 2 that can be tackled by the experienced home mechanic are missed out completely, for instance there are known faults with the injector wiring harness which would likely need replacing sooner or later. The job can be carried out at home without resorting to garage diagnostic facilities other than easily purchased plug in readers now becoming increasingly available , but there is not a mention anywhere in the relevant section. One the other hand removal of injectors is demonstrated in some detail but then new ones need reprogramming in the ECU (Engine control unit), not something that is a walk in the park unless you have had some instruction and training and a suitable piece of kit to do the job. There is also quite a lot of jumping from one section to another to carryout some work, ie a list of actions starts, then refers you to another chapter and section then back to the job in hand. There is often not a complete progress from action one to action "x". My impression is that the book has been edited down to save space and keep within a fairly standard size across the whole range of manuals from this publisher. The official Land Rover manual runs to at least 1000 pages, the Haynes book is no more than a third of that and includes lots of generic information and some that is covered by the car handbook.