I didn't look at the link, but he is a fucking idiot if he thinks cooling system maintenance is the problem with Freelander motors. Its a wet cylinder liner with basically some Right Stuff separating the coolant from the oil. At my last job, we put a motor in a Freelander, and the replacement motor had coolant in the oil and was replaced again in under 5k miles. Cooling system maintenance is not going to make the upper intake, vacuum lines, cooling fan ECU, or expansion tank last any longer. Lets not forget the rear window regulators, sunroofs, transmissions, driveshafts, and diff mounts... There is a reason why my Freelanders that get towed to the dealership leave on a tow truck as well.rtonder on LRF is a big Freelander guy...http://landroverforums.com/forum/members/rtonder-22319/
He is a big proponent of the KV6. I am not an expert on his posts, but he seems to be of the impression that if you keep the cooling system maintained, it will last.
According to Steve Young, they will run circles around a Defender off road.