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stupid question 04 freelander

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by adam rosemond, Dec 3, 2019.

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  1. adam rosemond

    adam rosemond New Member

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    hi all

    i own a 2004 freelander td4 . i have a water leak. Ive managed to locate it but cannot for the life of me work out what pipe it is in any manual ive come across. i have a digital copy of the workshop guide but still cannot work it out.

    i can try to describe the location but doubt it ill help lol .

    Its at the front of the engine coming from the block towards the radiator . it only looks like maybe a 5-6 inch straight pipe but from the looks of it to get to it i need to remove most of the top of the engine covers.

    my question is does anyone have a actual pipe layout or can point me in right direction to find one so i can get this replaced. Im also from australia so parts can be limited over here.

    Any help would be awesome
     
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    That’s the pipe there . Any help would be awesome and is it a easy job
     

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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like the top hose outlet stub is leaking. It's a common BMW problem, where cheap crap plastic has been used instead of decent metal.

    I recognise that picture. ;)

    This is what you need. 20191203_120853.jpg

    It goes here (centre of picture)(inlet manifold removed for clarity) 20191203_120914.jpg

    Hope this helps
     
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    If Aus is anything like here on the other side of the ditch, most of my parts I buy from UK suppliers. Its usually still much cheaper even after adding in the courier costs and gets here in a few days.

    These days I tend to use https://www.lrdirect.com/, but there's various to choose from.

    That part for example is under $40 for the genuine LR part and $30 for aftermarket (surprisingly little difference on that bit).
     
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    Is it a easy fix ??? I cannot find any walkthroughs or guides online or in the manual. Do I need to remove whole top end of motor to acces this part?? I’ve ordered a new one should be here Friday
     
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    It's an hours work at most for a decent mechanic, and not much more for a DIYer. You only need to remove the intake manifold, which should be removed periodically for cleaning anyway. The actual part that fails only takes a few minutes to replace.
    I don't know of a guide, but it's not really needed, as there's nothing particularly difficult about the job.
     
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    Perfect I will attempt it this weekend and hopefully that will sort the issue out . Thank you for you help
     
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    Another stupid question. Will I require gaskets ?
     
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    No. The manifold is sealed with synthetic polymer O rings and gaskets, which are suitable for reuse.

    The coolant outlet pipe will come with a new polymer gasket. ;)
     
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    Alright job done . Took it for a drive got it up to temp no leaks of water . Was easier then I thought . Just one more dumb question upon coming back from drive I noticed oil dripping from bottom and sprayed through one side of engine bay up top . Could this have been caused by me missing one bolt that holds the plastic cover onto motor ?? It seemed to come from that area
     
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    If the circled bolt is missing, then oil will spray out. 20191206_131007.jpg
     
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    Yeah that was the bolt. All fixed now . Thank you for all your help it made the job so much easier . There was a tiny crack in the water connector near the bottom of it . Stupid plastic parts . Thanks again mate
     
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    They normally fail something like this. 20191206_194655.jpg
    Glad it's sorted.
     
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