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Land rover discovery ll is overheating,do l need to remove

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land rover discovery ll is overheating,do l need to remove the thermostat vehicle been driving in Nigeria?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you today.
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Removing the thermostat is never recommended but may allow it to run at a normal temperature, (or cover up a problem)
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They are sometimes bad about the radiators clogging up and causing an overheating. You can have that tested at a radiator shop or feel around the core when the engine is hot to see if there are any cool spots that would indicate a clog.
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However, with any engine that runs hot, overheats or has been overheated it is best to check the integrity of the engine, (head gaskets and heads, etc.)
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The first thing that you want to do is check the cooling system for any exhaust gases. Make sure that it’s full first. There is a tester for that, that you can get from Autozone for about $20. They will normally lend you the tester and you just buy the fluid for about $8. It comes with instructions, but there is a blue fluid that is used in it, if the fluid turns yellow, that is exhaust gases.
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Block tester available is:
Napa BK.(###) ###-####
OEM/Block Tester AUTOZONE
Part Number:
27145
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Tools/Block-Tester/_/N-25dh?filterByKeyWord=block+tester&fromString=search
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*****You will want to check it at different RPM’s and at different temperatures***
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If there are any exhaust gases in the cooling system, that will cause more pressure than desired and will allow the engine to burn coolant and/or heat the coolant up too high. Most times not filling the crankcase with coolant either and not smoke out the exhaust.
If there are, then there would be an internal engine problem, like a head gasket or head.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what the cost of rebuilt engine for land rover discovery hse 7
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.
Normally we get paid for the original answer(s) before any follow ups, but the prices vary from year to year and engine to engine.