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Water flushing noise

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Peco, Feb 14, 2015.

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  1. Peco

    Peco Active Member

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    Our 2003 1.8 Kalahari has an odd water flushing around the engine when the engine is first switched on. This has been happening for a few weeks now. Lately however this water flushing around the engine appears to be continuing when driving.

    Anyway have any idea's whats going on?
     
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    So you are hearing water flushing / sloshing around are you?
    Has any work been done involving the cooling system?
    Has the coolant in the coolant tank / bottle lowered or gone?
    It may be a case of topping up and bleeding the cooling system.
     
  3. Peco

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    I keep my eye on the coolant weekly and top it up regularly.
     
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    When was it last changed?

    Sounds like you may have an airlock travelling round the system ...
     
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    It shouldn't need topping up 'regularly'. :confused:

    When did you last bleed the system/check for air?
     
  6. Peco

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    I haven't drained it ever. Is that an easy job or one for the local mechanic?
     
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    How long have you had it for?

    When was it last serviced 'properly' ?
     
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    There are two bleed screws - one on the return from the heater matrix and a similar one near the EGR cooler if the petrol engine has such a device.

    You don't even need a screwdriver - a one pence coin fits the slot.

    Don't try to take the screw all the way out - one and a half turns will do - if water comes out immediately just close it again.
     
  9. Peco

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    Just over 5 years.

    Erm no comment re-service. *blushes*.
     
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    Going to give this a go in the morning. Thanks man.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    It might be time for a new cap for the expansion tank
     
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