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Odd one that - I'd start a new thread in the 400/45/ZS section.

Usually clonking noises on turning are the result of knackered outer CV joints
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If you buy any Rover with the L series engine and have little or no service history, I would advise doing ALL of the above.


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i have a rover 220 ds 1998 3dr

how do i know if its an L series, this is my first rover

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If it's a diesel then it's an L series.

All rovers (except 75 and the MG ZT's) were L series (in one form or another).

I know MG ain't rover but thought i'd throw it in for accuracies sake.
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If it's a diesel then it's an L series.

All rovers (except 75 and the MG ZT's) were L series (in one form or another).

I know MG ain't rover but thought i'd throw it in for accuracies sake.

thanks for that info, glad i know now hehe
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All bubble shaped diesels except the 75/ZT are L series.

The wedge dervs are pug units.
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Ah yes, overlooked the 1.8 greenhouses!
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They did the SD1 and 800 with VM diesels as well
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They don't count. Italian crap.

(can you tell i've been working with them this week?)





Ps. I know there's a lot of vm fans out there... but try pricing up a headgasket! (the full gasket kit).

Cheaper to buy a used engine.
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hello chaps. the bm engine is realy good however people say the cam chain never needs changing this is incorrect iv done quit a few with starting problems , the cam chain stretches and can cause poor starting in all weathers .

On another note - Can anybody tell me what the fuel consumption should be like on a mg zr td 2004 new shape(my new purchase ). A full tank is doing about 400 miles is this correct ? all motorway driveing at 70-80 mph. also if there is any way i can improve on this: ie chip tuning bla bla bla without distroying the engine lol . all help is much appreciated. cheer Andy
not so sure about that, my 75 has done 228K now, and not needed the chain touched at all yet

superb guide BTW, extremely useful, maybe getting one for the wife, but will need one with air con on it
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Very good - guide.

Any ideas on noisy front suspension? bobling noise from top of OSF and the spring has twanged twice now on slow speed turn? drop link rubbers done and it has just passed MOT.
I thought that i had heard the same. It wasn't

It was the rear boot lit spring bouncing about on the body work..
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any idea how to stop injectors blowing? i have changed the washers twice today and then took it all back out and cleaned everything up and still blowing, its SDI injectors tho not standard i just put on my ZR.
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Use the right washers, the right way round.

Check the head seat is nice and clean otherwise they'll always blow.

Very tiny minor blows will seal themselves up with time. Big ones obviously won't.
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Use the right washers, the right way round.

Check the head seat is nice and clean otherwise they'll always blow.

Very tiny minor blows will seal themselves up with time. Big ones obviously won't.
Yeah, i got everything workin spot on but i really struggled to clean the inside of the seats ended up using a flathead screwdriver with a rag around the tip to stop scratching. is there a easy way or a tool, or is it simple think of something senario?

Cheers for you feedback by the way mate.
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I usually cobble something together. but a long flat-tipped screwdriver is almost always part of it! You are just looking to remove any lumps of crud really.
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Thanks for this guide I've had my ZS since November and already encountered problem #3. Last night I arrived home in the ZS and noticed a trail of what I thought was oil (rather a lot). Today Andy and I removed the undertray, degreased the underneath of the engine etc. Couldn't see a problem with the pipes described in problem #1, so was worried it was something more major. Started the engine and realised that it was diesel pouring down from the top of the engine. Removed the engine cover and discovered problem #2!

The oil cooler pipes look as though they're in reasonable condition

#6 and #7 are sorted, #8 we know about, but it's not causing too much trouble so not to worried about that. Hopefully the car will be ok now
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Great guide,magic read and cool info newbie to the forums just bought a Rover 45 diesel impression s 80,000 03 plate very clean but no service history apart from all the last mots so I will be taking on board some of your advice B-)
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nice guide. something i thought id add to this is about poor throttle response. the throttle cable stretches over time (on any cable operated throttle) and may need a bit of adjustment. you can find this under the bonnet just inside the driver side wing. cant miss it really. just set it to how you like it. personally i adjust til it affects the idle, then back it off a slight amount. youd be suprised how much of a difference it makes
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Hi mattyprice4004, thankyou for this fantastic and comprehensive guide. I am a proud new owner of a year 2000 Rover 45 IL diesel. I will be following your advise very closely.

Kind regards, David.
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great stuff as just brought a CDT 2.0 last Sunday,,,I know it has the BMW engine but is that the L series engine?????
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Noto my knowledge, as I think the BMW unit was only fitted in the 75's. This AFAIK covers all the other rovers diesels
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