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p_gill



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United States 2008 Freelander 2 i6 SE Auto Tambora Flame
3.2 Thermostat replacement

All,

My Land Rover is 10 years old and I decided to replace the thermostat and a couple of hoses as preventative maintenance

Here are some pictures of the fun

The hardest part is getting the intake manifold out

Parts replaced

LR006071 - Thermostat

LR001491 - Screw for Thermostat (Qty 4)

LR001442 - Coolant Hose for heat exchanger

LR000491 - Bolt for Heat exchanger hose

LR001505 - O-Ring for heat exchanger hose

LR005564 - Coolant Hose (because I'm paranoid) - (see the last picture)

LR000078 - Clip for small coolant line - (No picture, I broke the last one so I bought a new one)




Intake pipe will need to come out




Lower Clamp for intake pipe and Bolts for the manifold




Seven Bolts, Small Coolant Hose (Pinch the flat faces, but drain the coolant first), Remove connector for Fuel Pressure sending unit (Remove the Screw and rotate the sensor up)




Remove All of these Electrical connectors, and the Hose for fuel vapor recovery




Actual Manifold removed




Thermostat Removed (Nice and clean inside)




Coolant Hose, Old vs. New (Old broke while removing, don't forget to remove the broken piece from the block)




This is where the coolant hose goes




Lot's of room now that everything is removed




I didn't label these connectors when I removed them and I thought that I might install them backwards but they are Keyed to prevent this. (This is for the intake flap valves)




Replaced this hose as well - because a Volvo owner with 300,000 miles had this hose fail on him and I didn't want that to happen to me "Only the paranoid survive" A. Grove



10 years from now when it's time to do it again I'll will be able to do it faster.

Thanks

Paul


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p_gill



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Pics of the intake valves












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It's so ridiculous these days that you have to strip so much off to reach something that should be regarded as a consumable!

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p_gill



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I agree it’s a lot of work for a thermostat

Here is a link to a Volvo site

Note: this post convinced me to change the thermostat

http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.p...-2009-XC70

One last though if you replace your thermostat also replace the small coolant hose shown above, it a know failure point

Good luck

Paul

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p_gill



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All 3.2 owners

I've been having a good discussion on the Volvo board about the Thermostat.

The consensus is that the Thermostat is prone to failure at about 10 years.

Here is a link to the discussion

https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/v...mp;t=86205

Happy Motoring

Paul

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p_gill



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3.2 owners,

Don't forget to add the Thermostat to your list

I just replaced my Thermostat on my Volvo with the 3.2

Picture of what I found





Take care

Paul

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p_gill



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All,

I am adding two more parts that should be changed when replacing the manifold

LR019341 - engine to expansion tank coolant hose

I should have replaced this part, I didn't and it started leaking slowly after a few months




LR001454 - intake manifold gasket Qty 6 needed

I bought aftermarket parts from Victor Reinz and the quality appears excellent and the cost was very low





Thanks

Paul

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