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Djcla



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Major Coolant leak

Hi all

My td5 ran out of coolant the other day and took about 4 litres to re fill it and today same thing. I looked underneath and it was pouring out of the Soundproof under tray thing that's fitted. So after removing that it's certainly not obvious where it's coming from but somewhere mid engine. Any obvious things to check?

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Likely the water pump. Its hard to see it with AC in place but its on the left side and you’ll see drips down by the exhaust and that side of the motor. Don’t drive it... get it fixed ASAP. 2010 Range Rover MkIII Autobiography Super Charged (Beast)
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Post #747616 27th Dec 2018 7:48pm
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Djcla



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I don't have ac so will take a look.. if it comes to it and I wanted to get it to a garage could I just use water as a temporary measure or best call the rac?

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Run your hand down the back part of the pater pump you’ll see and or feel fluid from there. Water in a motor in winter is a bad idea, at least here in Canada. One or two degrees below zero andyou could blow your engine block. With that much fluid loss, personally I’d tow it unless my garage was really close by.

Good luck and Happy New Year. 2010 Range Rover MkIII Autobiography Super Charged (Beast)
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Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
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Djcla



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Any pics of where the water pump is I'm not finding a lot on internet for defender td5. Want to be sure I'm looking at right things.

Post #747952 29th Dec 2018 7:03pm
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dorsetsmith



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A pics of where the water pump see link below


http://www.discovery2.co.uk/waterpump.html

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 2010 Range Rover MkIII Autobiography Super Charged (Beast)
2003 Range Rover Mk III (Desmond FitzWilliam)
2000 Defender 110 CSW TD5 (CTX)
1992 Range Rover Classic (Lizzy)
1972 Series III 300 Tdi (Stanwood)

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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Djcla



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Just an update in the end it was a core plug on the engine block and the elbow cooling housing, so two leaks. I had a specialist fix it after giving up trying to figure it out.

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