Bulletin Number - 0001

Issue - 2

Date - 09.08.2000

Model - Freelander

Affected Range - Freelander - VIN YA 572693 onwards

NOTE:Earlier Freelanders in VIN range WA 600000 to YA 699999 are not affected by this change.

Re-Issue Information - Freelander introduction details added.

Problem -



At the above VINs, Havoline XLC (Extended Life Antifreeze Coolant) was introduced on production. This product is manufactured by Texaco.


The above coolant (pink in colour), which has previously only been used in Discovery Series II and Defender from 99MY, is based on ‘Organic Acid Technology’ (OAT). It is the ONLY coolant which is approved for vehicles built from the above VINs onwards and must not be mixed with any other type of coolant / anti freeze. All concerned must be aware that the use of non-approved anti freeze will have an adverse effect on cooling system performance and durability and that Warranty will be compromised.

One part of this new anti freeze should be used with one part water for protection down to -36 degrees C, (-33 degrees F). The product is now available from Land Rover Parts as ‘OAT Anti Freeze’, refer to PARTS INFORMATION for details.

Parts Information

STC 50529 - OAT Anti Freeze - 1 litre

STC 50530 - OAT Anti Freeze - 5 litre

STC 50524 - OAT Anti Freeze - 25 litre

Overseas markets only:

In markets where importing of fluids is restricted, Dealers should contact their vehicle Importer or National Sales Company for advice.

Importers and National Sales Companies should consult Texaco Ltd at the following address to identify their most suitable contact point for negotiating local supply of this product:

Texaco Ltd

Lubricants Division

Stoke on Trent


Telephone 0044 1782 203111

Fax 0044 1782 203144

Contact: Customer Service


Not applicable

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