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thermostat mod on td4 2004

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by nuggs77, Feb 24, 2017.

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  1. nuggs77

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    hi guys decided to do the inline mod change read threw all other posts but my hose system seams different ive attached 2 photos which section do I put the thermostat into any help would be greatful
     

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    There's a different set of pipes between the manual and auto.
    Yours is the auto box, so the pipe goes in the upper branch off the T piece. This upper pipe goes to the rad top. The sensor bulb needs to at the T piece side.
    Be warned. Fitting the remote stat in the upper pipe is hard work.


    Here's mine. It's the fat part of the hose, ringed in red. 20160708_193113.jpg
     
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    thanks for the info managed to do it was a tight fit a few ffffffssss and a few tools thrown about but managed it lol
     

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    do I need to bleed the system and if so were is the bleed screw thanks in advance
     
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    For the small amount of coolant you lost doing the mod. The system will self bleed over the next few hundred miles. Just keep the coolant at the max mark.
     
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    Hi nodge when you did this stat mod did you get any over heating at all as done the mod on my td4 Auto and found my motor over heating and misfiring,took it back out which was very anouying as how much effort to get it in lol and all went back to normal,was thinking of trying again as it'll soon get going cold again,regards
     
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    No. It runs at a constant 90°C, regardless of what the weather is doing. The cooling fans never come on, except in very slow traffic, in very hot weather. I run with the AC on constantly, so the fans running slow for AC is generally all that's needed to keep it at normal running temperature.

    Are you sure you put the thermostat in the correct way round?
     
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    Thanks for getting back to me nodge,Yes mate definitely put in the right way and what a bugger to get in it was,might order another stat and give it another bash as destroyed the old one trying to pull it out
     
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    Maybe the thermostat you first fitted was faulty and not opening?
     
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    The thermostat I put in was a gates one and might have been slightly damaged when putting it in,but today fitted the proper one,took me six hours in total and what a pig of a job but all done Now and origina,thanks to the info on this site and write a thank you up for the info and experiences people put on here,invaluable
     
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