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cupples8267



Member Since: 20 Aug 2020
Location: Stg
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Scotland 2016 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Santorini Black
Coolant / anti freeze

Hi all, my SDV8 L405 is losing coolant slowly over time. In my experience the coolant system is sealed and should not lose any unless there is an internal or external leak. LR couldn't find anything and recon it is holding pressure with no leaks. Any experiences of coolant usage?

Post #583169 10th Feb 2021 7:26pm
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AnotherMutley



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Location: Kent
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I’ve got the same on mine, Coolant level low popped up on dash on the day of lockdown last year, LRA recovered it to the only open dealer in the South East, they supposedly fixed it but were very cagey about what they did to fix it. Not used the car for about 6 weeks because of lockdown needed to go to the Post Office so checked the levels and noticed the coolant had dropped down to the min line again on the header tank. No sign of a leak under the car, topped it up and went out, came back and you can smell coolant but I can’t see a leak.

It’s booked in for the 29th March, not planning on using it in between.

Saw this;

https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic55844.html

Post #584877 22nd Feb 2021 11:59pm
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Bl4ckD0g



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Netherlands 2010 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Santorini Black

Ah the joys of finding a slow coolant leak. My 5.0SC has one for a while. Right pain in the backside. Seems to do it more when not using it. For example a long journey of five hours at high speeds it’s fine. Leave it for a few days on the driveway and it’s low. No coolant to be seen on the floor, but it is in the middle of the V. I’m getting it fixed as it’s too cold to do it myself. But even then it’s not clear where from. The labour to chase this will become more expensive then just changing the hoses 🤣

Post #584900 23rd Feb 2021 8:04am
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johnf



Member Since: 16 Nov 2012
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2013 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Bonatti Grey

I had this on my 5.0. Tracing the source of the leak was challenging. Two new water pumps didn't cure it. Eventually traced to the oil cooler in the V - much more expensive but now fine.

Post #584938 23rd Feb 2021 11:17am
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nicksaab



Member Since: 28 May 2013
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2016 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

Had this with my SDV8 - garage changed the EGR cooler under warranty but was still getting low coolant issue. Took several tests and garage return visits before they eventually diagnosed an oil cooler leak. However it should be noted that none of the Landrover garage tests highlighted or proved a leak (including dye and pressure tests) and they kept trying to reassure that there was no issue. It was only the low coolant warning and lack of coolant in the bottle and top-ups that allowed me to keep insisting they fixed it.

In the end I allowed the Service Manager to use my car for a weekend before he was persuaded there was definitely still a leak even though he had been constantly insisting previously that if there was a genuine leak they would have found it with their tests.
Told its quite a time consuming job but was under warranty and it did resolve the issue.

Was never any sign of a leak anywhere, but strong smell of coolant all around the engine bay. Current Fleet:-
2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrack
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt 5.0 V8
2016 L405 4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE - gone - currently shopping for a MY18 SDV8 VSE
2012 L322 4.4 Westminster - gone
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Post #584944 23rd Feb 2021 11:48am
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cupples8267



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Scotland 2016 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Santorini Black

Oil cooler and gasket diagnosed as leaking. Being replaced under warranty although the part is on back order.

Post #597503 14th Jun 2021 5:35pm
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Stick Legs



Member Since: 16 Sep 2021
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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Causeway Grey

Read with interest.

My L405 SDV8 (2015) has just come up with 'low coolant'. Took 1.2 litres to bring back to normal.
No issue what so ever by had done a 250 mile drive the day before. No warnings when driving, and no obvious water under or around the car on my return.

Shall keep tabs on it and let you all know if anything transpires.

Post #613823 25th Nov 2021 7:55pm
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Landphil



Member Since: 03 Oct 2016
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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Montalcino Red

Same problem, car has had no issues for 4000 miles then up comes “Coolant Low.”
No obvious leaks, traces of orange antifreeze or smells inside the car or outside, but after topping up it’s fallen slightly over about 60 miles on 3 trips but not low enough to trigger another warning.
Indie says, “they do this sometimes” - well not in my experience.
It’s booked in next week so will see what they find.
Corrosion of the pipes to the rear seat heating is a possibility. FFRR SDV8 Autobiography
RRS1 Gone - fantastic car
FFRR Westminster Gone
Disco 4 Gone
RRS Gone
Freelander 2 gone

Post #613832 25th Nov 2021 9:08pm
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Davlyn



Member Since: 21 Nov 2011
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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Barolo Black

have you got the separate air conditioning in the rear? Mine had the same fault earlier this year. Turned out to be the coolant pipes that fed the rear air conditioning unit. Not the obviously place to look for a coolant leak. I only really noticed it when the puddle of coolant started to appear near the o/s rear wheel.
This was one of those situations where I was glad of LR warranty.

Post #613833 25th Nov 2021 9:15pm
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Landphil



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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Montalcino Red

Yes, mines got the AC in the back. I’ve checked under the car just forward of the rear wheels and can’t see any evidence of a leak, but next week they’ll get her up on the ramp and be able to have a good look. FFRR SDV8 Autobiography
RRS1 Gone - fantastic car
FFRR Westminster Gone
Disco 4 Gone
RRS Gone
Freelander 2 gone

Post #613835 25th Nov 2021 9:24pm
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archermav



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Corris Grey

Mine had this issue, coolant leak. Nothing obvious. A few weeks later had the oil leak as well. So, new oil cooler fitted and indie reckoned one of the pipes had corroded? Well, anyway, all sorted and it wasn't hugely expensive.

Post #613836 25th Nov 2021 9:47pm
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TJH1985



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

Landphil wrote:
Yes, mines got the AC in the back. I’ve checked under the car just forward of the rear wheels and can’t see any evidence of a leak, but next week they’ll get her up on the ramp and be able to have a good look.


Problem is on ours it seemed to dry out as quickly as it leaked, it showed up on a stone cold start with the rear heating cranked right up, but even then was a fairly small leak. Land Rover assist couldn’t get it to leak on the drive, but we had photo’s etc. previously the dealer had it overnight on pressure tests etc with no fault found Neutral Bell a 2015 MY16 Loire Blue Autobiography 4.4 SDV8
Previously George a 2007 MY07 Java Black VSE 3.6 TDV8
Previously a 04 MY04 Defender 90 Sad

Post #613839 25th Nov 2021 10:15pm
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