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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 14-11-2016, 18:04 Thread Starter
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Coolant Loss/Heater Problems

Hi guys,

I have a 1997 Rover 114 SLI,

My last posts on here were about a coolant loss problem last summer, in the end even though it wasn't conclusive I got the head gasket and water pump changed. That was last July and since then everything has been ok. However last week when I was driving and the car was up to temperature it started getting cooler, the temperature gauge dropped which has never happened before which I found odd. Nothing else happened so I continued using it, yesterday I drove the Metro to the NEC for the classic car show, I live in Leeds so a decent 200 odd miles round trip but again it was fine.

Then this morning on my way to work when the car was up to temperature I put the heater on full heat and it was only blowing cold air, when I finished work and the engine had cooled right down I checked under the bonnet and the expansion bottle was pretty much empty. I have spoken to the place that did the head gasket and I am taking it back to them at the end of the week but in the meantime has anyone got any ideas what the problem may be please? I am dreading another head gasket problem based on the bit of research I have done on the various forums so any help would be most appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 14-11-2016, 19:33
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Park on a sheet of card and see if you can see where the leak is. It may not be HG, it could be IMG, Water Pump, loose pipe or seal etc.

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Read Hottubrepairer's excellent How to on this issue- the answer is there but if you cannot detect leak by using gnu's advice above, it's a process of elimination I'm afraid. Good luck

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Thanks for the replies.

I managed to have a look in the dark with a torch and thankfully it appears that a hose has split. So hopefully once I find the exact one and replace it, then fingers crossed It'll be alright.

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