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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-01-2017, 13:26 Thread Starter
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Is my car a "K Series"?

I'm quite new to the forum and new to being a used Rover 25 owner.

I've got quite a bit of servicing to do to it and am amazed at the information available here, to help a near numpty like myself save some money but also derive a huge amount of satisfaction from learning and doing what I thought I'd never do (service and repair my own automobile), now I'm semi-retired.

However, I see a lot of references on the forum to "K Series" motors (which I suspect mine is, but am unsure).

The vehicle details I have are as follows and I'd really appreciate it if someone could offer me some advice in order to help make sure I'm reading up on the right sections for my newly-beloved, beautiful, British Built ton of motoring majesty:

Make: Rover
Reg Date: 2001
CC: 1396
CO2e: 164 g/km
Fuel: Petrol
Vehicle Type: M1
Wheelplan: 2 Axle Rigid Body
Doors: 5 (hatchback)
Transmission: Manual
Log Book description: Rover 25 IL 16V

That's about it, unless I need to post the Engine/Chassis #'s.

Should I post a picture, or is the above sufficient info?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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A petrol Rover 25 will have a K-series engine as it was the only petrol engine fitted to that car albeit in deferent displacements.
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A petrol Rover 25 will have a K-series engine as it was the only petrol engine fitted to that car albeit in deferent displacements.
Blinkin' flip, that was quick. Thank you.

By "displacements" do you mean the components might be in different locations (coolant top-up at the front &/or to the left, rather than at the back and to the right, for instance) even within the same "K" engine type range, or am I misunderstanding, please?

Ooops. Please forget the above query as I think I found the answer HERE

Thanks again, tho.

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Displacement = engine size.
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The K-series came in a variety of capacities/displacements and was the only petrol engine ever fitted to the Rover 25 / MG ZR out of the factory.

In the Rover 25, the K-Series was available as a 1.1 16v, 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v, 1.8 16v and the 1.8 VVC 16v flavours. All the engines bar the VVC are basically the same with a few key differences. The VVC has a more elaborate valve control system to increase power output.

Servicing items such as filters and spark plugs will be common across all non-VVC versions.
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Thanks to everyone for confirming what I suspected (and hoped, given the amount of information available here for it) that my motor is, indeed, K-Series.

Now I can browse the forum with more confidence that the information either applies to me, or not, in each instance.

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A bit more in-depth knowledge, so you're aware. The earlier 200 also used the same K-series engines, but in an earlier form that had various differences mostly centred around the ECU and ignition systems. The 200 was also available with 8-valve versions of the 1.1 and 1.4 (no 1.1 16v in the 200) which are more different still.
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I don't think so
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I don't think so
Please explain.
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Please explain.
Reasonable original summary from LeRich imo

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The 1400 cc 16V ist a K Engine. The best way to learn is look on Ebay or where else for a MG Rover Service CD named Rave. thats the best way to get all information.

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The 1400 cc 16V ist a K Engine...
Mine is - deffo

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Mine is - deffo
I think it's a typo and should read "16V is a".....
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I think it's a typo and should read "16V is a".....
Is it is, or is it isn't?

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