2003 Land Rover Freelander freelander 1 v6 2.5 auto
Camshaft cap oil seal blown out on two occasions. Main agent cannot identify why.

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Tom Adams
Driver
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Problem added: Sep 25, 2020 (1 month ago)
Cap recovered from engine oil drip tray and refitted. Happens when starting, the two events separated by four weeks of running ok. Cap simply comes out and loses large quantity of engine oil on garage floor. Car at 70000 miles owned from new.

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Car: Land Rover Freelander
Variant: freelander 1 v6 2.5 auto
Model Year: 2003
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bustedknuckles
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Sep 25, 2020 (1 month ago)
Possibly high back pressure in engine caused by breather issues or hoses to breather ,would be checking this out first .
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Tom Adams
Driver
1 points

Sep 25, 2020 (1 month ago)
thanks for reply. Agent says all hoses and filters checked. Sadly I can't do it myself.
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bustedknuckles
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Sep 25, 2020 (1 month ago)
Ok ,another indicator of this is oil usage ,if you are having to top up regularly
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Tom Adams
Driver
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Sep 25, 2020 (1 month ago)
No joy there, but thanks. At 2500 yearly now only top up at Service. I'm wondering about oil pressure and compression problem ?
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bustedknuckles
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Sep 26, 2020 (1 month ago)
Would be doing an air leakage or smoke test on engine if wear on rings or components is suspected ,you may not have the equipment to do this it maybe back to a decent garage
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Tom Adams
Driver
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Sep 26, 2020 (1 month ago)
Hi, have booked car into Main Agents for compression test to see if this supplies an answer to possible high oil pressure or something. As you say I do not have any equipment for any sort of testing, and only the one Landy garage in S.Devon at Exeter. Thanks for your interest. Had 2 new camshaft seals fitted on Friday, and front one blew out again while with the garage doing a road test. Did not lead to any answers. I’m limited by Blue Badge and DoB ‘35. Will await garage results of test. Thanks again for trying to help.
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Tom Adams
Driver
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Oct 5, 2020 (3 weeks ago) Edited on Oct 5, 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Tom Adams to 'Bustedknuckles. Current situation - Main Agent fitted new front and rear caps/seals. Cap came out while being road tested by M/Agent, but they could not find anything faulty with the engine, and recommended compression test. Result of compression test:- lowest 92, then 94, then 95, then 3 at 100%. They say all hoses and breathers have been checked and no fault found. They then resealed in new front and rear camshaft cap/seals (which the original RAC mechanic had done), and told me the engine is fault free, they could do no more, and gave the car back to me. Plus of course, their Invoice for the time spent testing. The car is with me now, running fine, and I'm happy to have a car with no engine faults. But with a question mark as to what I do if/when the cap comes off again. So my problem is solved, without answer. Case closed.
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