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  1. MG ZS / Rover 45 & 400
    Hello all, I am making this post because I am interested in buying a Mk1 MG ZS 120. It looks in pretty good condition with very minimal damage and no rust, however reading about the HGF on the internet made me worried about it. The car has done 140k miles (230k km's) and costs 850 euros (760...
  2. How Do I - Answers To Common Problems.
    BACKGROUND 1. My Rover 25, K series, 1.6, had been losing coolant for a while and was getting worse. Not lots, but needing a small top up every 2 weeks or so. The coolant system was quite dirty, I flushed it when I first got the car and replaced the Inlet Manifold Gasket (IMG) and SAAB valve...
  3. MG / Rover Related Chat - up to 2005
    Another month, another provocative article in PPC. Dec 13's thought in the bath: 'If the cleverest Brummies available to the motor industry couldn't make the otherwise excellent k-series a reliable engine, could the Chinese manage it? It seems they could... there seems to be little chat...
  4. Wanted
    Low mileage clean VVC engine wanted I’m looking for a low mileage, clean and reliable VVC engine. I’ve just had the wonderful Russell Walsh over to my house for an inspection on my MGF. After taking the head off he told me where the problem was. The car had the...
  5. MGF and MGTF
    I’m looking for a low mileage, clean and reliable VVC engine. I’ve just had the wonderful Russell Walsh over to my house for an inspection on my MGF. After taking the head off he told me where the problem was. The car had the beginnings of HGF. As a result the coolant was decreasing. In a mad...
  6. How Do I - Answers To Common Problems.
    BACKGROUND The Rover 214 was suffering coolant loss at the rate of 300 ml in 300 miles. There were no visible external leaks. I thought that the quickest solution would be to put it into a local garage for repair. When I did so, unsurprisingly, they diagnosed Head Gasket Failure (HGF) and set...
  7. Introduce yourself
    Hi all. The name is pete, i own a 05 mg zr 105+ facelift model. The car has 80000km on it and has had HGF 3 times now. i was wondering it i can straight swap the engine for a honda engine with no trouble and if so what engine would it be. I've searched the net for a good while now and found...
  8. Introduce yourself
    Hi there, my names ben, ive just been told about this site by a mate, im an independent mechanic from the west midlands and i know just how bad rovers are for popping head gaskets so i thought i would come and offer my services, ive done hundreds of head gaskets before so am no stranger to the...
  9. Introduce yourself
    Hi folks, I have used this site so many times to fix my 45 that I have serviced and repaired for over 8 years - it is a fantastic resource. The main reason I have joined is to post my experience of changing my Head Gasket with the help of Haynes and a Rave manual - it is much, much easier than...
  10. MGF and MGTF
    It would be interesting to see how many of us that have used the upgraded Land Rover head gasket after suffering an HGF had again the same problem. Just to see whether it is really an improvement or not. Also please state your mileage/kilometers done after the Land Rover gasket fitted.
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