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  1. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    So this is the third or fourth head gasket I've changed on a K series engine but the first one that hasn't started after I've finished. The car sounds like the timing is out, so I checked and the 90deg BTDC is confusing me a little. There is the 12o'clock mark on the crank casing, then a 'TDC'...
  2. Introduce yourself
    Hi I am new to this forum so bear with me on this one What is the best Cylinder Head Gasket to fit on my 1993 Rover Metro K Series 1.1 I have been informed that there is an upgrade Copper Gasket available any pointers would be very gratefully received The engine has done 84000 miles Thanks...
  3. MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise
    Hi, I recently bought the car about 2 months ago, all servicing is up to date except the cambelt and coolant. I was changing my neutral wires on battery post (0.5v power loss) when neighbour spotted that my rocket gasket was leaking nearest the cambelt, the dark patch only goes half way down...
  4. 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...
  5. How Do I - Answers To Common Problems.
    K-series engine oil leak – cam end oil seal replacement I really thought the bad oil leak was coming from a head-gasket failure, but there was not the usual loss of coolant associated with HGF on the K-series. Looking much closer I saw an accumulation of oil under the distributor (the...
  6. Introduce yourself
    Hello all, I own a 1997 Rover 114 SLI and a 1991 Rover Mini Cooper, I am new to the forum and I would really appreciate some help as I am running out of ideas. I shall elaborate, I bought my Rover 114 SLI in February this year to be my daily drive, mechanically it has been very good apart from...
  7. MGF and MGTF
    It's been a while since I was on the forum. Mostly due to a bit of a disaster with "BitterBlue" my much loved and sometimes cursed tf. Last winter I loaned Bitterblue to friend who needed a car to get to a new job after a period out of work. After many admonishments to pull over if there was...
  8. Introduce yourself
    Hi Just joined up, ive owned a rover 45 club se 2004 for a couple of years. Recently i have had an issue with water in the water tank boiling and today it blew the cap off with the pressure. I have already paid out over £200 for a whole new water pump, the head gasket dye test came back...
  9. Blog
    so , the 25 I picked up a couple of weeks ago and has sat on the drive covered in snow & frost till now has finally thawed out .....woohoo the battery was dead , neither remote worked and clicked like a cliker-claker at an away game instead of starting... couple of hours on charge , replaced...
  10. MG / Rover Related Chat - up to 2005
    After visiting and calling a couple of garages re the HGF on my Rover, I was surprised at some of the respsonse I got.. 1] "Nah, don't touch Rover's no more, fixed some HGF's in the past, only to have the car come back after two weeks boiling over" < I suspect that they didn't do the job...
  11. MGF and MGTF
    Morning all. Like many of you, I took advantage of the fine weather to take my F out and about over the weekend. On the way to Newlands Corner in Surrey yesterday, I glimpsed a whiff of steam in the rear view mirror and checked the temperature gauges. The water was on the red bit and the oil was...
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