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My wife has managed to cook her rover! I have started to strip it down. When I removed the lower hose from the radiator to drain the water most of the engine oil came pouring out. Is this more serious that just a head gasket and if it is not more serious, how easy/ difficult is the head removal and gasket replacement? Any help I would be grateful.
 

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If it is that bad, the head may be warpped / damaged.

You also need to check the cylinder liners protrude above the block face enough. I can't remember how by how much, but I'm sure someone on here will post up the value. If the liners have sunk (which can happen if the engine gets very hot), the engine is likely to be scrap...

You'll need to take off the head / look at the gasket to see how bad it is.
 

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Liners should stand a minimum of 0.002" above the block face. Check using a straight edge and feeler guages.
Removing the head is easy enough, but if you have no experience, I would get a manual.
 

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cheers. I have done head gaskets before but not worked on a rover. Just wondered if there was anything to watch out for!! Thanks for the advice though.
 
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