Land Rover Range Rover Radiator
Keys to Maintaining the Land Rover Range Rover Radiator
The radiator is one of the components of the Land Rover Range Rover that needs to be maintained regularly, and for good reason. But as it absorbs heat from the engine, radiators are constantly put under stress from extreme heat and pressure, which in turn can lead to wear and tear of its individual components. And over time, this will cause the radiator to malfunction and hence, the engine to overheat. The Land Rover Range Rover radiator should undergo routine maintenance checkup at least once every two years, but there are several ways that you can keep it running in good condition every day. Here's a list of some of the ways you can do to extend your radiator's lifespan:
- Make sure there's always enough coolant in the tank.
The coolant running inside the radiator doesn't technically run out, but if the radiator or its hoses have sprung a leak, the coolant will gradually diminish over time. And when it becomes too low, the radiator will not be able to cool the engine properly, resulting in overheating. Once you see that the radiator's overflow tank doesn't have enough fuel, refill it as soon as possible. You should also check for leaks on the radiator and radiator hose as well as the quality of the coolant inside your radiator.
- Squeeze the radiator hoses.
The radiator hose are a frequent point of failure for the radiator, as they tend to dry out, become brittle, and crack over time. And one of the effective ways to check the health of the radiator hose is through the squeeze test. While the engine is still warm, squeeze the hose with one hand. Squeeze the area where the hose bends in particular, as this is where the hose often goes bad. If the hose is still in good condition, it should feel firm but not hard. But if the hose has gone bad, it will feel very hard, spongy, or very soft to the touch.
- Make sure to use the right mix of coolant.
As a rule of thumb, the radiator should be filled with a 50/50 mix of coolant and clean, mineral free water. If the coolant does not come with antifreeze additives, make sure to add them into the mix during the winter months to prevent the engine bay from freezing up.