Join Date: Nov 2007
Car: Vauxhall Astra Turbo Diesel. Combo Turbo Diesel. Rover 825 V6 Coupe. Merlin Titanium Mountain Bike.
Yes Rover T-Series with Garrett Turbo.
Can be good for a couple of hundred thousand miles when they are looked after with regular oil change and not thrashed to bits. (Ones found in an 800 are usually in better condition than those in the 200/400/600 just because of age of drivers and style of driving in most cases)
Worst thing we had on any was just the oil leaks. Nothing major just oil seems to seep out from T-series, sump, gaskets, seals, pipes, if oil is in there it will find it's way out. Yet we never seemed to lose much oil on any we had. Turbo & nasp.
Some people will refer to any/all engines as Honda whether they are or not, some are refering to the fact Rover & Honda did share some parts/knowledge/engines etc.
Although some may just think you have the Honda 2.7 and that's what they're asking. Those are bulletproof engines and very few fail as the cars rot away first, but those that do fail are a pig to work on.
apart from the 827 and some 213's truth be told, I don't really know what's what, as far as calling any others Honda's. I know all our Rovers had Rover engines from the old 216 onwards. (When we viewed about 20 200's 20 years ago looking for a 2nd 200, every owner said they had 'a Honda engine' in, but only ever saw one that said Honda on it and as the cars went it was certainly the quickest ... that we walked away from! ...the car was just in such a state we never even bothed to start that one! That was our only Honda experience). But most people will say they were all Honda's.
Didn't Clarkson once say when buying a 213 get the Honda engine, but better still, forget that and get the Rover 216 instead!
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