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Old August 24th, 2015, 01:11 PM
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300 Tdi Coolant Leak

Hello all I have been camping a bit on the sight and bought my Discovery off a member.
I have a 1997 Land Rover with a 300 Tdi. The truck started to overheat this morning On the way to work I had just completed a trip to Houston and back to Austin over the weekend. The truck drove great with a AC on till I was almost home. I stopped in Bastrop to clean the windscreen an noted a lot of water pooling under the front passenger side bumper, but it didn't smell like coolant so I just ran the rest of the way home. about 3 miles from home i looked down and saw the temp gauge had started to rise so on went the heater to full and down came the windows. The temps came down and I made it home. After the system cooled down I pop't the coolant over flow and had slot about 2.5" of coolant off the marker. I topped it off and went to bed planning to look it over at work this morning. I happened be right by my mother in laws house and pulled over there. Pop the plug off the thermostat and it was really low. Filled it up too then ran the motor and cold not get the system to purge the air out."heater is blowing cold". So I left the truck there and had my wife come get me and take me in to work. I just had the head gasket and the timeline belt replaced. And now i find myself on the great coolant leak search I don't see any pooling except around the overflow bottle. I would love some advise on where to look for a leak? or a point into a better way to purge air out of the system so I can get the Truck to Austin Rover Works.

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Nate
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Old August 24th, 2015, 01:14 PM
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How long did you run the engine to get the coolant flowing? The Tdis take forever to get up to temp.
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Old August 24th, 2015, 01:17 PM
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25 min and the truck was already up to timp at the time. The Truck has run brilliantly up to this point. and it never overheated just started to get close. After my v8 I'm quick to turn the heat on get the timps down and get off the road. The Head is new too, not just the gasket.
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