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Hi, I am new to this and i would like an answer to my problem.
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My wife has a 1998 Freelander 2.0 Diesel and has a problem with the water it is pressurising the expansion chamber but the temp is on normal, The heating has stopped and i need to know where the thermostat is.
There is no oil in the water and the engine runs ok. :bawling:
 

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kazymond said:
Hi, I am new to this and i would like an answer to my problem.
:bawling:
My wife has a 1998 Freelander 2.0 Diesel and has a problem with the water it is pressurising the expansion chamber but the temp is on normal, The heating has stopped and i need to know where the thermostat is.
There is no oil in the water and the engine runs ok. :bawling:
The expansion tank is part of the cooling system so should be pressurising.

There could be an air lock in the system so stopping coolant getting to the heater matrix. Where the coolant pipes go through the firewall (next behind the turbo) there is large flat brass screw in the rubber pipe. This is to let air out of the system. Top up the coolant, turn the heater on, start the car and remove the screw - there will be some coolant loss and let it run until there are no gas bubbles coming out - then replace the screw and tighen. If there was an airlock this should fix it. If the heater still does not work then there is either a linkage problem or the matrix i blocked.

The thermostat is located on the front of the cylinder block, bolted to the engine oil cooler.
 

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Hi Gary, When the water in the expanion chamber gets hot it pushes past the cap and empties the chamber. I have bled the system from the heater hose but it still boils over, i have tried to seal the cap with polythene sheet to stop the water coming out but the temp guage goes to the red when i take the polythene of the temp guage goes to normal but it still boils over

I have taken the fitting off that connects the top hose to the cylinder head ( just above the alternator ) but there is no thermostat inside can you tell me which hose is connected to the thermostat housing, I have worked on lots of vehicles but never a Freelander.

PS Maybe i need to buy a manual and look at the pictures.
 

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if you bleed the system and change the thermostat then it might be head gaskets.

how exactly is it overheating. Is it overheating at idle or driving.
 

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I guess a silly question - you didn't fill the expansion chamber to the top did you - it should only be filled half way.

I have never had to work on my cooling system though I did change the coolant on the weekend. The location I listed above for the thermostat is straight out of the handbook - there were no pictures. I am sorry I cannot help further with this.

All I can suggest is to get the thermostat changed and refill with coolant - mine took 4.5 litres from drain to fill - remembering that all the low areas of the engine would still have coolant in them from the previous fill.

I think you need a cooling specialist to have a look.

Garry
 

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Hi, I have exchanged the cap on the expansion bottle the temp is on nornal and there is no loss of water but the heater is blowing cold air.
I have run the Freelander and it runs ok but it is still cold, i have booked it into a Land Rover garage to look a the heater matrix.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Please let us know the outcome.

I see you are in Wales - I guess the heater is important at this time of the year. A bit the opposite for me - I drove home on New Years day from my mums, a distance of 500km - the temperature was 45.3 degrees C all the way with fires starting all over the place - cruising at 120kph towing a trailer the Freelander temp gauge stayed on normal all the way even in city traffic and the A/C blew nice and cool as well.

Some people complain about freelanders a/c but it works for me.

Good luck - I hope it is not expensive.
 

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Hi. My wifes Freelander is back on the road again,we returned it to the garage where we purchased it from a Land Rover specialist but not a main dealer.
The garage have fitted a new heater matrix and thermostat and it is OK now, we got a great deal on it they only charged me £321.00 inc VAT, parts,and labour.
Main dealer quoted me £530.00 so i am happy and the wife has her Freelander Back.

Thanks to Garrycol and Beezel for all your help

Regards kazymond
 
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