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Head gasket

skyblue

In Third Gear
I've had my freelander 6 months now and eveything is A OK . At the back of my mind all the time though is WILL THE HEAD GASKET GO . Is there an easy way to tell if the new improved one is fitted .

I cant check with the original owner as I brought the car from an auction .

Its got a full service history but doesn't say anything about the HG .If I rang land rover would they be able to tell me .

Thanks
 
The K series usually Fail long before 62,000. Looks like you have a good one there or it's already been done.

Don't forget the timing Belt is due at 72,000.

Chris
 
if anyone hasn't got it this months (march) issue of land rover enthusiast goes into great detail on the freebie head problems.
 
if anyone hasn't got it this months (march) issue of land rover enthusiast goes into great detail on the freebie head problems.

yep it does. but it fails to mention that when you buy the full kit from LR there is also a new plate for the headbolts to bolt into that fits in the sump this makes the fix permanent. without it you may as well urinate in the breeze.
 
i dont think the engine itself is crap..a good engine relies on all the ancillaries..i belive rover struggled at first to find a decent head gasket for the k series,the engine itself when running well is plenty good enough for the car it certainly ain't no slouch considering the weight it pulls.i admit i have been a die hard diesel man for 20 years and circumstanses dictated my freelander purchase but all in all i'm happy enough with it.
 
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