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We bought a new Rover! Again. Thought I would pop in and say hi.

I purchased a Disco2 back in 2010. Prior to my purchase, the TStat disintegrated and was replaced. I ran in 20K miles before it overheated. During the subsequent rebuild process, I found a piece of an old TStat buried in the H20 pump. ďFlow blockage.Ē Other than that, and every other issue Discos have, it was trouble free.

Last week my wife purchased a 2000 RR HSE. I canít even fit in a RR. Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear is, what, 6í5Ē? How did the British get away with that? A Honda Civic has more headroom than a RR!

Anyway, thought I would pop back in and say hello. I donít know if any of the same faces are here, but I am pulling the RR in the garage and would love for some friendly advice regarding model/year specific maintenance, known issues, etc. Iím back at square one, and I donít even remember what that looks like!

I havenít gotten very far, but hereís what I know- thereís one less sunroof to leak, but now it has headlight washers, air suspension, and a host of electronics that could potentially spell the end of me. Itís a fresh rebuilt 4.6, 125K miles. Code 1667 was the only one that came up in the history. It runs warm (205-210) when it idles, on the road it stays 198ish. The fan clutch has some viscosity when itís hot, less than 1/4 turn. Itís also 8 degrees outside, so I donít know how a fan clutch is supposed to operate at 8 degrees. It has blue coolant in the radiator... Imma check the radiator, maybe do new T-stat, radiator, Waterpump and replace with orange coolant all at the same time.

Other things... Itís also low on coolant, so Iím looking for leaks. There was a Throttle body heater I fixed on the 99?

ABS light stays on until you activate Traction control, then it goes away.

I had a buddy security locked out of his Rover for a few months. If there is a way to disable or diminish the Superlock features, I would like to do that preemptively. I remember reading about Testbook reprogram for Australia in order to bypass a host of issues. Dunno. Help me out. There is no LR dealer in ALASKA! So anything that may arise involving them needs to be headed off at the pass. Thanks again for your help in the past.
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check the heater core o-rings common leak point. Welcome back.
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Good call. I will check that out. I smell antifreeze upon acceleration. Was thinking it was under the bonnet, but it could very well be in the cab.
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