Is Your Diesel Freelander losing water or overheating?

Do you want your beloved Freelander back on the road and running cool again?

We Can Help!

If you are losing water or your engine is overheating, don’t continue to drive your car otherwise you could do extensive damage to the engine.

Our Freelander Diesel head gasket replacement starts at just £895.

What are the symptoms of a Head Gasket problem?

Common symptoms of head gasket failure are:

  • Engine overheating
  • Excessive coolant loss
  • Coolant in the oil (this looks like a milky sludge on the dipstick, or oil filler cap)
  • Oil in the coolant (this also looks like a milky sludge, but in the expansion tank)
  • Engine misfire, excessive white smoke from the exhaust, or hard/ non start.

Please contact us on

0780 9575 421

if you are unsure your vehicle is suffering from head gasket failure and we will be happy to advise you.

What is included in your Head Gasket Replacement?

We provide two types of head gasket replacement for your Freelander, a Standard and a Deluxe.

Our Freelander Diesel Standard Head Gasket replacement includes:

  • pressure testing the cylinder head
  • skimming of the cylinder head to ensure it is flat
  • Head gasket replacement using a modified multi layer gasket which is much more robust than other gaskets
  • New retaining stretch bolts
  • Overhaul gasket set including camshaft oil seals, inlet/exhaust manifold gasket etc.
  • Coolant change
  • Engine oil Change
  • New oil filter

Our Freelander Diesel Standard Head Gasket replacement is just £895 including VAT for the L-Series Freelander (1997 – 2000) and £995 including VAT for the TD4 Freelander (2000 – 2006).

Our Freelander Diesel Deluxe Head Gasket replacement includes:

  • a fully reconditioned head cylinder including pressure testing, skimming, reseating the valves, decoking the cylinder head, draining the lifters, resealing and new valve stem seals
  • Head gasket replacement
  • New retaining stretch bolts
  • Overhaul gasket set including camshaft oil seals, inlet/exhaust manifold gasket etc.
  • New water pump
  • New Thermostat
  • New water reservoir bottle and cap (these can be prone to hair line cracks which allow air into the system)
  • Complete flush of the cooling system to get rid of any oil residues
  • Coolant change
  • Complete flush of the engine to get rid of any water residues
  • Engine oil change including a high quality engine additive
  • New oil filter

Our Freelander Diesel Deluxe Head Gasket replacement is just £1,495 including VAT for the L-Series Freelander (1997 – 2000) and £1,595 including VAT for the TD4 Freelander (2000 – 2006).

Which Head Gasket Replacement should I have?

Which head gasket replacement you go for very much depends on what has happened to your vehicle.

If your Freelander has not overheated and you are looking to change the head gasket as a precautionary measure then you will only need the standard head gasket replacement.

If your Freelander has severely overheated then it is recommended you use the deluxe head gasket replacement as this addresses all the parts of the cooling system that could have caused the problem or could have been affected by the overheating.

PLEASE NOTE: If your engine has excessively overheated, it may have caused further damage which the standard head gasket replacement may not repair.

To discuss your particular situation please call us on

0780 9575 421

and we will be happy to advise you.

Can you change the cam belt at the same time?

Your cam belt on the Freelander 2.0 L-series diesel should be changed every 48,000 miles. If your vehicle is close to this mileage it will be cost effective to have the cam belt changed at the same time as the head gasket is done.

A cam belt change when done with the head gasket is only £195 (normal price £495) – this includes both belts.

The Freelander TD4 has a timing chain, so there is not cam belt to change.

What if my Freelander is not drivable?

If your Freelander does not drive and you need to get it to us to fix your head gasket why not try:

  1. Phoning your breakdown recovery service, if you have one. These will sometimes transport your car for free, or at a reduced rate.
  2. Giving us a call on 0780 9575 421 and we will arrange to transport your car to us for a cost of £1.80 per mile (calculated one way only to IP26 4RH). We can collect from anywhere in Europe (ferry crossings will be charged additionally where applicable).

How long will it take?

To replace your head gasket takes about one week, this is due to the machining which is required.

If you need your Freelander back on the road quicker than this just give us a call on

0780 9575 421

and we will do our best to help.

How can I pay for my head gasket replacement?

The painful bit I know! But we like to give you as much choice as possible, so we accept:

  • Cash on collection (always nice!)
  • All Major Credit Cards (including AMEX) – over the phone or on collection
  • Direct Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Cheques – provided they clear before delivery or collection

What if something goes wrong?

We don’t like things going wrong, and you certainly wouldn’t! Quality is important to us, but in the event that something does go wrong you have our

12 month, unlimited mileage warranty.

Our warranty covers you for parts and labour in the event of any failure of a component due to unforseen circumstances. Just bring your car back to us and we will sort it out.

Give us a call on

0780 9575 421

to discuss your needs.

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