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Newbie - Freeelander 1.8 HGF

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by goboatingnow, May 23, 2012.

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  1. goboatingnow

    goboatingnow New Member

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    Hi, My 04 freelander 1.8 had its head gasket replaced by a main dealer two years ago, the car has since done another 20,000 miles

    Yesterday we tried to start it after it sitting idle for 2 weeks. It transpires cylinder 4 is ( was hydrolocked). I haven't seen the car yet.

    This seems like more than the usual ( !) HGF issue, has it dropped a liner?. Any ideas, before I get the head taken off. Its not like a usual HGF issue

    Dave
     
  2. Nkosi

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    Cracked head or block?
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Gasket has gone between a waterway and bore. Water has seeped into bore. causng it to hydrolock
     
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    doubtless, just the headgasket.
     
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    Mantamad New Member

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    Was this diagnosed by the AA/RAC or similar? as they often get it totally wrong
     
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    Could be just inlet manifold gasket waterway is that end I think. Seen several head gasket diagnosis that were just the inlet gasket. Garages frequently condemn head gasket because they are so prone, when sometimes it isn't. Worth a look first before ripping the head off.
     
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    head is off now, liner in cylinder 4 is loose, is that a new block or what is it worth attempting a repair


    thanks
     
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