Is Your Freelander V6 losing water or overheated?

Do you want your beloved Freelander V6 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 2.5 V6 head gasket replacement starts at just £995.

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 Freelander V6 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, a Standard and a Deluxe.

Our Freelander V6 Standard Head Gasket replacement includes:

  • Pressure testing the cylinder heads
  • Skimming of the cylinder heads to ensure they are flat
  • Fitting of two new head 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 V6 Standard Head Gasket replacement is just £995 including VAT.

Our Freelander V6 Deluxe Head Gasket replacement includes:

  • two fully reconditioned head cylinders including pressure testing, skimming, reseating the valves, decoking the cylinder head, draining the lifters, resealing and new valve stem seals
  • Fitting of two new head gaskets
  • New retaining stretch bolts
  • Overhaul gasket set including camshaft oil seals, inlet/exhaust manifold gasket etc.
  • New water pump
  • New Thermostat and associated pipes
  • 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 V6 Deluxe Head Gasket replacement is just £1695 including VAT.

Which Head Gasket Replacement should I have?

Which head gasket replacement you go for very much depends on what has happened to your Freelander V6.

If your Freelander has not overheated and you are looking to change the head gasket from the original single layer 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 should be changed every 72,000 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 £295 (normal price £795) – this includes all three cam belts, tensioner and idler.

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).

Where are you?

We are based in Norfolk, postcode IP26 4RH.

If you don’t have a lift home after dropping your car with us, and are looking to use public transport, we can drop you / pick you up at the railway station – our closest is Brandon, however if you are coming through London there is a direct train line from Downham Market which is not too far either. If Thetford is more convenient for you this is also possible.

How long will it take?

To replace your head gaskets 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 unforeseen 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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