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2003 Freelander KV6 2.5 blown head gasket repair

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I bought this car in hurry (unfortunately) almost two years ago.
It drove good in the first summer, then it started ticking at start in the winter.
That time I already read the horror stories, I just waited for the moment.

It came last week, one hose popped, fixed, filled up with coolant, but on the way to work next day the engine was weak, I knew, it was the moment.

Since I had parts already in my garage and watched the videos thousand times, read the forums many times, I decided to start the repair.

So far I have one head down after two days work. It is pure PAIN...

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I am interested in following your progress. I've done this myself on some of my other vehicles but never on the Land Rover. Which "parts " did you have on hand?
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I have new head gaskets, timing and accessories belts.
After the repair I'm planning a complete clean up of oil and cooling system.
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I'm trying to upload pictures

Awesome. Thanks!
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Looks like for the pictures you have to wait until a moderator gives approval.

With the process I'm stuck a bit, since I was not able to take off the rear head.
I moved today some parts out of way, but still I couldn't access the bolts.
Another option would be to leave the exhaust manifold on and disconnect the downpipe right before the cat. There I have rusty nuts and bolts... I applied PB Blaster today, maybe tomorrow it will be better.

This guy managed to unbolt the exhaust manifold somehow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnYErMMXjA

I wish I knew how he did it
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The start. Hopefully we will get back here.


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Pocket mirror while looking for hidden screws.


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The inlet chamber was pretty much brown oil'ish




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There is no room for the socket...

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