conrad1468 wrote:...The engine didn't have any motors codes. Just a security code. It ends up one of the doors doesn't look with the key fob. I'm guessing that's the reason. All the electronics work.. the windows, sunroofs.. etc. Surprisingly no leaking roofs (yet!!) with sagging headliner. It's missing a bunch of little things in the interior I'll pick up along the way...
No 3 Amigos (another yet!!).. I did do a google search on 3 amigos... Holy moly there's a tons of forums about them for land rovers. Plus i saw they were suppose to release the 3 amigos 2 with chevy chase, martin short and steve martin... I guess it never happened... It would've been funny....
The 3 Amigos will show up eventually. Here's the best tool for people like us reading the codes and then clearing them.
ABS Amigo Scanner: (Worth every penny!) http://www.rswsolutions.com/index.php?o ... &Itemid=55
...I picked it up in Meadville and drove it all the way back to Jeannette. About 120 miles with no problems. The cruise worked nice and gauges looked good.
I get home. The wife comes out and says "what's this leak?" Gall Dang it!!... It's antifreeze. I pop the hood and the over flow tank is squirting out fluid from the leak off hose. There's fluid air bubbles coming from the little rad hose. The hoses have no pressure... I'm thining great a blown head gasket.... So i figured I'd replace the res cap first then get ready to cry...
I went to North Hills Land Rover on my lunch break and picked up a new cap. I put it on and topped off the fluid last night. I drove around the hill streets of Greensburg to get the motor nice and hot. The cap held pressure and all is good...
Is there any signs to see if the head gaskets been changed? Plus it has green anitfreeze in... Not the Dexcool red antifreeze. Could they have flushed the system and changed the fluid over to green antifreeze? I'm still checking over the truck all the time worrying and keeping an eye on any changes...
Thank you guys!!
Dexcool is crap. The green stuff is the way to go...stick with it.
Things to do now that you have it home.
- Look at the u-joints on the front drive shaft. Do they have grease zerks in them to allow you to grease them? If not, then you still have a stock LR drive shaft and need to start looking for a replacement front driveshaft. This may not be something that has to happen immediately, but if you notice a chirping coming from under the truck you need to stop driving it immediately.
- Did you say whether they provided service records with the truck? If not, then you probably need to complete a 60,000 mile "Major Service" so that you know how recently everything has been addressed. It can be a PITA, but on the up side, the coolant overflowing was the first step in flushing it (LOL). The 60k mi checklist is good, but you'll want to tune out as much of the author's B.S. as possible. Here: http://landroverforums.com/forum/discov ... ice-29020/
- Check the cooling system hoses. Make sure they aren't cracking.
- Check your viscous fan clutch to make sure it is still good. (If the engine is hot, spin the fan. It shouldn't spin freely when the engine is hot.)
- Check the transfer case shifter to make sure it shifts to Low and locks. (Lube whatever needs lubed if it doesn't move.)
- I'm sure I said this earlier, but I really like having a scanner with gauges so I can monitor the actual temperature. I encourage all D2 owners to have one handy. (BTW, If you get one, don't be alarmed by whatever operating temps you find. My experience knowing a lot of D2 owners and driving a number of different D2s is that they can be all over the place with the average operating temps varying from vehicle to vehicle. What you are watching for is a consistent temperature in any given conditions. i.e.- Driving down the parkway at 55-60, my truck runs at 188*. Under the same conditions, Bob's D2 (Nessie) runs at 201*. Both are OK. Sitting in traffic on a hot day, my engine temps might climb to 197* - 204*, but stabilize once the AC fans kick on. Again, this is OK. (It would be indicative of a problem with my truck if they didn't stabilize though.) Just remember to never trust the D2 temp gauge. It will never move off "normal" in any of the examples I've described.)
Now for one request...Could you please post a picture of your cooling fan, and measure the diameter? (Mine just exploded and I think I'm going to replace it with one from an '04, or maybe from a completely different application altogether.)