I wanted to touch base on this video about anti-freeze. Make sure there is enough antifreeze mixture for proper ratio, a bit high in ratio. Open the cap slowly, as if you were opening a bottle of soda that has been shaken up. Rich Lilja Dec 02, 2008. I called my Service Advisor at Rover and he said that it can be done on other years but not the '06. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Remember: open it only after the engine has completely cooled.
See our for tips on adding coolant to your Range Rover. My reservoir had a crack. Now again I mentioned earlier, we don't sell the anti-freeze, but we did want you to know how important it is to use the proper anti-freeze. Apr 02, 2012 It depends on what you mean by electronic thermostat wire. Your help is greatly appreciated. Eventually, every time I stopped, more fluid would spew out, eventually, nothing was left.
For anyone else with a similar problem, remove the sensor, apply an external magnet and if the fault warning goes away, then your electrics and sensor are fine, and it is the tank itself or rather the magnet inside that is the cause of the problem. Using a… Land Rover Motor Company is the main automotive company. I would start looking for a coolant leak. There is a difference you should be aware of! So let's start with the tank. And this would be the proper anti-freeze to use in your 03 to 05 full size Range Rover.
The box split where there was no seam, pretty high pressure. A very rare possibility, the engine wiring harness is shorted or loose connection related to the wires for the coolant level sensor. In many cases it's not so much the sensor on the bottom but there is a small float that runs at the bottom of those tanks that over a period of time become saturated, and they just simply drop to the bottom of the tank. So, it probably won't take much more than a quart, maybe a quart and a half of fluid to top this off. You will find it under the hood next to the interior fender. Please let me know what you find. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Range Rover is located and how to check the coolant level.
The only cure is really to replace the overflow bottle. Next we reconnected it to the car wiring loom and applied external magnet, and the warning went away. And our washer fluid fill tube. This job cannot be done by most people and best repaired by an electronic technician with a soldering tool. I read a few web sites that spoke about holding the trip button down, turning the key, etc.
Once coolant drained out, replace the drain-plug, and put in fresh coolant. Now the only exception is going to be for the 03 to 05 Range Rovers. The coolant can only go in one of two places - either onto the road or into the cabin via a leak, or through the engine. You'll even notice as soon as you release the bottom hose you're actually already starting to fill from the bottom. If you have a dehumidifier or way of getting distilled water you should go that route. Thanks We have had this car for a few years now and it has always done this. Find the drain plug on the engine.
Make sure the engine does not overheat or a slipped liner may result - thousands of dollars. Should you need us for any other parts for your Land Rover, please call us at 1-800-533-2210. About 10 mins later, the heat kicked on really fast I went on line and checked a bunch of forums, and called a good friend of mine who does all of his own work, and based on theno heat, the fast reduction in heat, and the temp gauge, we narrowed it down to the theromsatat. Do not remove the radiator cap until the cap is cold to touch. If it is, then I usually start by testing the sensor itself to see if it is reading correctly. Now both of these would come bottled in a concentrated form, so you want to mix them 50 50 with water. This did not work for me.
The Land Rover systems are self bleeding, just fill the header tank with water, then run the car while topping the tank up as the car pumps the water around the engine. Look inside and see if there's coolant left. The reservoir can be filled when the engine is hot except on German and Swedish cars, the plastic reservoir is also under pressure, so don't open when the engine is hot. Then go for a drive and ensure the heater is hot and check the water level when you return. And you're going to go out, you're going to look at the bottle and you're going to have plenty of coolant. If you are going to have this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you home or office to and repair this. You can add coolant there.
If the engine is steaming, don't open the hood. So, what we're going to do is show you the part which you're going to need to replace and how to install it. This is assuming that the coolant is indeed at the correct level. Let the system bleed and fill back up. Take the overflow cap off when car is cold or system is not pressurized. So, the header tank contains a floating magnet? Time for a new header tank Problem gone yayyyyyy Out of interest we then cut the old tank in half , to try to see the cause of the original problem, and sure enough a magnet housed in plastics designed to slide up and down on a small pole, was in fact seized solid with crud from the coolant system which had built up over the years. Checking the engine coolant also known as antifreeze level in your 2004 Land Rover Range Rover is pretty easy.
However I plan to replace with a new reservoir which should have a better sensor in it. I get a lot of questions about what anti-freeze I should use in my Land Rover. I attached it to the new one and it says low coolant level when the coolant level is correct. Don't let the needle go into the red. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Range Rover for head gasket leakage. Open the hood, place a container under the radiator, and look for the drain-plug under the radiator. The difference is just in the various models of cars.