preparations for new head gasket K- engine 1.8, 2000 model sedan. - MG-Rover.org Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 21-07-2010, 21:41 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NORWAY
Car: Rover 75
Posts: 47
Question preparations for new head gasket K- engine 1.8, 2000 model sedan.

Hi.
I have bought a full gasket kit with stretch bolts on the Ebay.(The "new" gaskets). My friend is a professional mechanic, but has never fixed a Rover 75. I have the Chilton repair manual. Can someone tell me what he should check/ be looking for when it comes to motor damages of any kind /check out during the overhaul. Not much knowledge in my country(Norway) when it comes to Rover 75. The car is loosing water and gets hot. No heavy sounds from the engine, but there is a loss in power/ not all cylinders are working.
I love this beautiful car and I want it back on the road.
I will be very grateful for tips/answers.
Regards Martin, Oslo, Norway
øksefisk2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 21-07-2010, 21:50
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.
Car: MGF Trophy 160, MGB.
Posts: 3,566
If possible, get him to pressure test the cooling system first to find out where the coolant loss is. Often it's the water pump so might be a good idea to get one first. No point in replacing the HG without first fixing the leak though.
kelvin is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 21-07-2010, 21:54
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Caerphilly S.Wales
Car: Rover 75
Posts: 3,870
Replace the water pump, timeing belt, thermostat,and inlet manifold gasket at the same time.
Check the highet of the cylinder liners when the head is off (should be higher than the block by 1-3 thou)
Also check that the radiator fan is working as a faulty one will soon destroy the head gasket.
pernix is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 21-07-2010, 22:10 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NORWAY
Car: Rover 75
Posts: 47
Prep for H gasket

Quote:
Originally Posted by kelvin View Post
If possible, get him to pressure test the cooling system first to find out where the coolant loss is. Often it's the water pump so might be a good idea to get one first. No point in replacing the HG without first fixing the leak though.
Hi.
Thank you so much.
Shall I by the water pump with the evaporation chamber or not?.
Regards Martin
øksefisk2 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 21-07-2010, 22:12 Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NORWAY
Car: Rover 75
Posts: 47
Hi. Thanks for answering.
Shall I buy a water pump with or without a avaporation chamber?
Regards Martin
øksefisk2 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 21-07-2010, 22:22
Trader Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: stourbridge, west midlands
Car: MG Express (Van)
Posts: 5,138
Garages
Quote:
Originally Posted by øksefisk2 View Post
Hi. Thanks for answering.
Shall I buy a water pump with or without a avaporation chamber?
Regards Martin
It's doesn't make any difference,

TS Autos - I do everything apart from paint and bodywork, I excel in trim, mechanical and electrical faults on all models, but know ZT/75's every nut and bolt quite literally. Please PM me if you need a part or work doing to your car! location as requested Midlands Area DY8 1XQ
www.tsautos.com
ts autos is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MG-Rover.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is there a rover/mg model out there that doesn't have the head gasket problems? snakenath MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise 28 16-03-2011 20:16
rover 25 1.4 16v 2000 new head gasket, dvd player, 2 sets of alloys cm1989 For Sale 3 20-08-2009 10:07
Rover 620ti - 1997.5 Model Year - Low Compression after head gasket change steve hawkins Rover 600 29 02-05-2007 15:58
Rover 25i 2000 - Cylinder head gasket problem i think smfcpaisley Others 3 24-10-2005 20:00
ROver 1.4 8V 14k2 head gasket :-( Model? krionix 'R8' Rovers (aka Wedges!!) 11 21-04-2005 13:00

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome