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Correct antifreeze types for V8 and TD5

Postby stuckinthemud » Tue 10 Jan 2012 12:51 pm

What's the correct antifreeze types for a V8 (1999) and TD5 (2003)?

Searching round the net all I can find is conflicting information whether it should be blue or red, some saying blue as they are "older" engines, but others saying red due to the alloy blocks.

HELP!

Which type did LR specify when new (the manual does not say anything)?

Is it OK to use the later red type in an older vehicle (assuming a full flush)?
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Re: Correct antifreeze types for V8 and TD5

Postby IanD2 » Tue 10 Jan 2012 1:59 pm

Looking in my book it says to use ethylene glycol based anti-freeze (containing no methanol) with only Organic Acid Technology (OAT) corrosion inhibitors,to protect the cooling system.Use 50% concentration.
Amount of Anti-freeze required : 4 litres required for TD5 and 6.5 Litres required for V8.

Hope this helps
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Re: Correct antifreeze types for V8 and TD5

Postby stuckinthemud » Tue 10 Jan 2012 3:28 pm

Thanks, that will be the red stuff then!
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Re: Correct antifreeze types for V8 and TD5

Postby IanD2 » Tue 10 Jan 2012 4:54 pm

Mine is yes. Also I find that I can't keep the level right up to the Max mark on the expansion bottle.Mine likes to sit about an inch below the marker and apparently this is quite common.

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Re: Correct antifreeze types for V8 and TD5

Postby vougese39 » Sun 15 Jan 2012 3:01 pm

d2 was lanuched with oat or red but if you have flushed the system a few times you can swap.
i use a oat from unit part which can be used in blue and red very good
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