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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Horizons View Post
    Hallo

    Thanks for all the valuable topics, help and guidance.

    I have a D3 TDV6 and have a Antifreeze leak on my garage floor and receive a low coolant message and the bottle very low. When I drove for +/- 1200 km after refilling it, there was almost no loss, but when I park it, I loos about 500 ml or more in a few days.

    I read the threads above and the links included and did the following:
    1. Checked the water outlet assembly and that seems fine
    2. Checked the water reservoir and direct pipes from it and all seems fine
    3. Took off all the cover plates at the bottom off the engine and found lots of dripping and antifreeze mark and trace the source to just below the fan belt on the LH side of the Engine.

    I took some photo's, tried to attached them, but not sure if I done it correctly.

    Any idea of what the problem could be or any help would be highly appreciated.

    Hendrik
    Hi Hendrik

    if the coolant leak is on the LHD side (in driving direction) below the Poly-V belt, then the most probable cause is the water pump. This is not a frequent fault but can happen.

    The plastic coolant housing MUST be exchanged preferably at 100'000km intervals (3 condom approach ), even though they probably last beyond 120'000km. But at a price of less than R300.00 this is a no brainer.

    Please note as late as 2013 it was not standard practice at dealers to change this plastic housing during services at the critical mileages. I don't know what the current situation is.

    Part number for plastic housing is: 1357091

    You can search for parts here:

    http://lrparts.ru/engl/
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    Default Re: Landrover Disco 3 Coolant (Basic Question)

    Hallo Discoeast and HGBosch


    Thank you very much. I have checked the connector and there seems to be no signs of leaking and it also looks as if it was replace before I got the car about 80k back.


    Is the plastic coolant housing the one that runs from the reservoir down or from the radiator to the waterpump?


    It only leaks when standing it seems, not while driving!


    I now got new tie end rods and need to replace them to get my steering and allignment sorted out.


    Have a great day.


    Hendrik

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    Default Re: Landrover Disco 3 Coolant (Basic Question)

    Promblem was solved!
    Waterpump. There is a hole between the inner and outer bearing and as soon as the inner bearing starts packing up, the fluent starts to leak out the hole as a warning indicater.
    Trust it will help some one else also in the future.

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    MY disco 3 is going to Walter to have the cam belts tensioners and oil pump replaced so I'm guessing I should ask him to replace that "connector" at the same time. What about the thermostat housing, can/ should that be done at the same time? I've got the full service history on this vehicle, it's on 158000 ks and the cam belts have never been replaced so I'm assuming that none of these other things have been replaced either. I absolutely love this vehicle, SWAMBO won't ride in my Wrangler any more, can't understand why?

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    Default Re: Landrover Disco 3 Coolant (Basic Question)

    How do I efectively flush my radiator coolant from my Disco 3?

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