1995 RANGE ROVER BOILING WATER

  • Tiny
  • RickyA
  • 1995 Rover Range Rover

Engine Cooling problem
1995 Range Rover V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 38,000 miles

i have a 1995 Range Rover 4.0 SE. The water boils after 20 minutes of idle and I just had the cylinder heads rebuilt and the gaskets replaced. The temp gauge stays halfway. The mechanic says that the engine block may have to be rephased and I don't want to spend so much on the car. Can you advise what other possible causes are for the boiling water? How can I check if the blocks really have to be rephased? Thank you in advance!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 11:49 AM

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  • Dave H
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Check the water pump is working and have the cooling system flushed

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 5:05 AM
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  • pasorobles-john
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The range rover shop in town has a procedure for every range rover that comes in with cooling issues, one of the first things they do is check the radiator.
I recently changed my head gaskets and evry other item having to do with the cooling system. After 20 minutes it would overheat, I pulled the radiator out and took it to a radiator shop, he said it was 70%plugged. I put it in and now it runs at halfway on the gauge, and doesnt go higher even in summer with ac on. Flushing radiator should be a yearly thing on a range rover.

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 4:51 PM
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  • brianspatz
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I have flushed the system and checked for air locks all fine water pump is ok

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 12:18 AM
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  • Dave H
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Flushing the radiator does not alway's clear all blockages. It could still be partially blocked?

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 1:08 AM

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