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Freelander Cooling

Freelander Cooling, well this is a can of worms. The 1.8 K series engines have had many head gasket failures resulting in very expensive repairs. The problem appears to have a basic underlying problem in that the cooling capacity in the cylinder jacket is too small. In normal conditions it works perfectly well but suffer a very slight coolant loss or an air lock and the results are a damaged head gasket. Normally this is bad enough but on a K series it can be very expensive. This is because of the design of the K series and its through engine bolts, this contributes to cylinder heads that warp to such an extent that skimming cannot cure the warp as the cylinder head is then out of tolerance. The KV6 series seems to have less cylinder head problems but does seem to have an issue with the inlet manifold and water leaks. Both diesels fitted to Freelanders don't seem to suffer from cooling issues.

Common Cooling Problems

COOLANT SYSTEM OVERVIEW

COOLANT - CHANGE TO SPECIFICATION

INLET MANIFOLD GASKET - COOLANT LEAK

OVERHEATING - AIR IN COOLING SYSTEM

OVERHEATING - AIR IN COOLING SYSTEM

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