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Old 11-23-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
William Tasso
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Hot running V8

Greetings One and All

It's been a while - hope all is well in afl land.

The Land Rover (V8) has taken to running hot lately.

Symptoms ...
Temp Guage just below 'red'.
Pre-ignition.
Header tank empties but I can't see where to.

Vehicle runs fine but I don't like to stress it.

Any clues to trouble-shooting appreciated.

Which brings me on to .... can anyone recommend a Land Rover mechanic in
the Twickenham/Heathrow area - there's a couple of other minor niggles I'd
like to sort before Christmas and time is running short.

Thanks for reading.
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Old 11-23-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hot running V8

William Tasso wrote:
> Greetings One and All
>
> It's been a while - hope all is well in afl land.
>
> The Land Rover (V8) has taken to running hot lately.
>
> Symptoms ...
> Temp Guage just below 'red'.
> Pre-ignition.
> Header tank empties but I can't see where to.
>
> Vehicle runs fine but I don't like to stress it.
>
> Any clues to trouble-shooting appreciated.


Sounds a bit like a leaking head gasket to me. I'd start with a
pressure test of the cooling system, and see if it's losing pressure,
then if there's no signs of any external leaks it might be head off time.

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Old 11-24-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hot running V8

EMB <embtwo@gmail.com> wrote:

> William Tasso wrote:
>> Greetings One and All
>> It's been a while - hope all is well in afl land.
>> The Land Rover (V8) has taken to running hot lately.
>> Symptoms ...
>> Temp Guage just below 'red'.
>> Pre-ignition.
>> Header tank empties but I can't see where to.
>> Vehicle runs fine but I don't like to stress it.
>> Any clues to trouble-shooting appreciated.

>
> Sounds a bit like a leaking head gasket to me.


Ugh - could be I guess. Oil and exhaust appear to be satisfactory to my
untrained eye.

> I'd start with a pressure test of the cooling system, and see if it's
> losing pressure,


how?

> then if there's no signs of any external leaks it might be head off time.


Which brings us nicely back to the search for a reliable mech.

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Old 11-24-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Hot running V8

it could be the ignition timing has changed , get timing checked .

the pre igniting sounds like timing is out .


see below in case you have this problem occurred .

is the locking bolt for the distributor ok, check around the bolt hole
boss to see if engine block casting is cracked at all , if it is get
it cleaned up and ali mig welded, mine cracked here and i couldnt hold
the distributor in place , you might think the bolt is holding it
because it will tighten , but the only way to check is to actually look
an see .
i mig welded mine ok without removing anything, just put damp rags all
around area and plenty water on them before welding .

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Old 11-24-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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William Tasso wrote:

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>> I'd start with a pressure test of the cooling system, and see if it's
>> losing pressure,

>
>
> how?
>



A simple check to see if a head gasket has gone, is to top up the
radiator, leave the cap off, and start the engine. If the water in the
radiator starts blowing bubbles, it's a bad thing.......

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Old 11-24-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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Brian wrote:

> A simple check to see if a head gasket has gone, is to top up the
> radiator, leave the cap off, and start the engine. If the water in the
> radiator starts blowing bubbles, it's a bad thing.......
>


Unfortunately not all head gasket leaks actually blow out through the
cooling system. But it's a good start.

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Old 12-10-2005, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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William Tasso wrote:

> ...
> Symptoms ...
> Temp Guage just below 'red'.
> Pre-ignition.
> Header tank empties but I can't see where to.


investigation reveals the water pump has gone west.

so, some Q's

o is this a 'L/R only' recommended or will pattern parts do?
o any of the stockists represented here have such a thing?
o or other recomended supliers?
o any other jobs might as well do at the time?
o + fan belt
o + power steering belt
o + bottom hose
o anythg else I shoulc cnsider?

Thank you for your thoughts.
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