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hello all,

my 1998 bubble shape rover 218 has recently developed a very slow coolant leak.

coolant is dripping from a weep hole between the clutch bell housing and the bottom of the cylinder block. can anyone tell me any likely causes for this? gaskets etc. is it a common fault, and how worried should i be?! there has been no oil/coolant mixing as far as i can tell. any pointers would be useful.

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joe
 

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This sounds very like the inlet gasket manifold is leaking.

An updated gasket (green colour) and a combination of stud/nut fixings is the solution.

Any coolant leak on the K series engine should be addressed immediately, the low volume of coolant in the system doesn't leave any margin for leaks before overheating occurs.

The original bulletin is here...
http://homepage.ntlworld.ie/technozen/techbull/k_series_inlet_manifold_gasket.zip
 

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hello,

thanks for the quick response.

how would the coolant get from the manifold to the bell housing area? i can't see any external leaks around the manifold gasket area.

cheers

joe
 
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