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What Anti-Freeze (Coolant) Do I Put In My Land Rover?
Watch Doug give the simplest explanation of what anti-freeze/coolant goes in your particular type of Land Rover vehicle. There is a difference you should be aware of!
What Anti-Freeze (Coolant) To Use In Your Type of Land Rover or Range Rover. Hi my name is Doug and I'm the tech support representative for Atlantic British, your Land Rover parts supplier. I wanted to touch base on this video about anti-freeze. I get a lot of questions about what anti-freeze I should use in my Land Rover. And even though we don't sell the anti-freeze, we at least want you to know what you should be using in your Land Rover. Now up until the early 90s pretty much everything used ethylene glycol, the old green coolant but just the environment and everything else, everybody thought they should be going more green, so Land Rover in the early 90s, starting with the Defender and the Disco 1 and the P38 Range Rover, they went to XLC, which is an orange colored anti-freeze, comes in a bottle looks like so. Now this is OAT technology, which is organic advanced technology, which is much more green than the old ethylene glycol. It's not poisonous to animals, and it pretty much should be used in all your Land Rovers from the early 90s all the way up to the present. Now the only exception is going to be for the 03 to 05 Range Rovers. Now those had the BMW engines and called for a low phosphate anti-freeze, blue in color, and primarily used in just about all the BMW engine vehicles. This is going to come in a bottle that looks like so. It's labeled G48. And this would be the proper anti-freeze to use in your 03 to 05 full size Range Rover. Now both of these would come bottled in a concentrated form, so you want to mix them 50 50 with water. Try to use distilled water if you can. If you have a dehumidifier or way of getting distilled water you should go that route. Pretty much that's it, that's all you're going to use. Again, for a wide range of your Land Rovers, all the way up to the present from the early 90s you're going to use the orange XLC. Try to stick with this, this is the right formula for the materials your Land Rover is made out of. That's pretty much it. That will cover anti-freeze. Now one thing I want to mention that is very important - if your Land Rover is equipped with the XL C or if you have an older Land Rover with the green ethylene glycol in it, do not mix the two together. What will happen is they are not compatible fluids, and they will create a gel which can end up plugging up your radiator, your heater core, and end up into an extensive repair. Or could cause some engine damage, so you do not want to mix the two. Now again I mentioned earlier, we don't sell the anti-freeze, but we did want you to know how important it is to use the proper anti-freeze. Should you need us for any other parts for your Land Rover, please call us at 1-800-533-2210. Thanks again for viewing this.
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