Join Date: Dec 2008
Car: Rover 200 (95-99) 'Bubble Shape'
The thing is the car never left the mechanic,as it started to lose coolant as he was testing it idle,waiting to bleed the "sacrificial oil" after a few hours.
I know a lot of water is left in the exhaust,so we'll leave it alone :-)
Meanwhile he has opened the head again,as he will take it to do a crack test.And i know he let the air out of the coolant,i've watched him do it.
When he took the head off again,he has found water in the 2. and 3. cylinder again.His conclusion is that if the inlet gasket went,chances are,water would be found in the 1.
He was also very careful with the liners,i've asked him.
He has poured at least 10,maybe even 15 litres of water as the engine seemed to drink it all.
It's a weird situation,no doubt.
Thanks a LOT for the quick response,and i know my explanations are a little off as i'm not experienced in mechanics,especially in english
One more question though.Is there something particulary specific for this type of engine,that my mechanic was not aware of when doing all this?