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Offline topless matt

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1999 diesel boiling up
« on: July 19, 2010, 18:05:17 »
Hi, i have a friend who has a 1999 diesel freelander.
When towing the caravan the other day, it boiled up, pulled over and let it cool down, found the water to be coming from the cap on the expansion tank.
Re filled it and limped it home.
Fitted a new tank and cap...genuine.... and it still boils up.
There is no water in the sump and there is just a slight bubble every now and then in the expansion tank.
Cooling fans dont come on even when engine has been run a considerable time, fuses are all fine.
Any ideas on what it could be.
I personally think it could be a defective thermostat but would like too see if there are any other ideas

Thanks
Matt
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Re: 1999 diesel boiling up
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 21:02:10 »
Unusual for that on the old L series. Probably a good idea to check the 'stat.
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Re: 1999 diesel boiling up
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 16:54:43 »
Yeah, will do. i will get him a new stat and replace it to see if that helps.
Just seems odd that the fans dont come on  :doh:
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Re: 1999 diesel boiling up
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 20:44:08 »
Hi ya!!!

Just a thought , you've already probly checked the connector where the loom plugs in to the Fans. on mine theclip had losened off so we just reshaped the clip with pliers the type with metal spring clip.

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Re: 1999 diesel boiling up
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 06:50:48 »
will check that too.  not got a lot of time at the min because of work so slowly getting there
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Re: 1999 diesel boiling up
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 08:49:01 »
 Does the gauge show hot? Does it actually boil up or do the hoses go rock hard and the pressure push the water past the cap? Could be head gasket if you getting bubbles in the header tank.