K-Seal anyone? - MG-Rover.org Forums
 
 
 
Go Back   MG-Rover.org Forums > Model Specific Forums > MG ZT / Rover 75 (Sponsored by Rimmer Bros)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-12-2009, 08:55   #1
Chris-K
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Loughborough, Leics
Car: Rover 75 CDti Conne SE Saloon Silver/Gold 67K
Posts: 194
K-Seal anyone?

When i bought my 1.8T (ultra low 25k) the cooling fan used stay on for few seconds after switched off (never did that on my old 1.8T)
Started loosing water
Couple months later cylinder head gasket blew to the tune of 550

It's been OK for few weeks until last night when the dreaded cooling fan came after i pulled in the drive

1/ I need to get some coolant/anti-freeze in quick (haven't got time to shopp around), what do Tesco or Halfords sell that's suitable

2/ I am also putting some K-Seal in (i can't afford another 550) - anyone had any experience with this - best methods?

The good news is when i drove it to work this morning and switched off - no fan blissssssssssssss
Chris-K is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 23-12-2009, 09:06   #2
igundwane
Registered User
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wakefield
Car: Rover 45
Posts: 919
Dumped a can of it in my 45 2 weeks ago after doing the head gasket. Seems to be working nicely, as the liners on mine had moved slightly.

Do read the can first which says shake vigoriously for 30sec before dumping it in, rather than the reverse then having to stir vigoriously !
igundwane is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 23-12-2009, 09:22   #3
Dr Dave
Administrator
 
Dr Dave's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2001
Car: 2006 330d M Sport
Posts: 79,169
Blog Entries: 5
Garages
Although not reccomended, I've used K Seal with great results recently.

As above, shake and add to the expansion tank making sure you don't overfill. Run engine, go for a drive.
Dr Dave is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 23-12-2009, 10:51   #4
Chris-K
Registered User
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Loughborough, Leics
Car: Rover 75 CDti Conne SE Saloon Silver/Gold 67K
Posts: 194
Great - thanks

any ideas on universal anti-freeze to top it up?

haven't looked yet, but i'm assuming coolant will have dropped
Chris-K is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 23-12-2009, 10:54   #5
Dr Dave
Administrator
 
Dr Dave's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2001
Car: 2006 330d M Sport
Posts: 79,169
Blog Entries: 5
Garages
Use only OAT based antifreeze, pink/orange in colour.
Dr Dave is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 25-12-2009, 09:34   #6
twopoke
Registered User
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Dartford, Kent
Car: Rover 75 2.5 v6
Posts: 84
i put k seal in my 75 when i put ut back together after replacing the head gasket just to make sure//!

hasnt used drop of water in the 2k miles since

now if i could only get it to run again!!
twopoke is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 25-12-2009, 10:50   #7
Bobert
Bling Bling Blue
 
Bobert's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Accrington,Lancashire
Car: 2004 MG ZT Mk2 160T+ 2002 MG TF 160
Posts: 2,530
You might find this an interesting read.
http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=36562

Get a brew first it's a long thread.

Bob.
__________________
Hear my ZT on you tube[
Bobert is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 25-12-2009, 11:07   #8
kaiser
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: johannesburg
Car: 75 v8, tourer 2.5 auto, 1.8T auto, 90, 105S, 105R, 110, p5BCoupe, P6B, Van den Plas, Range Rover
Posts: 1,196
As for the antifreeze/anti corrosion inhibitor.
OAT is recommended. Its main claim to fame is longer service life. I have, from practical experience, got to the point, that I realize there is no way that I will get 4 years of uninterupted service from my cooling system, so for me, this feature is not worth paying for.
In stead I use normal antifreeze, which has served millions of people over the years fine, at a fraction of the cost.
I have recently had one engine opened, and it was clean as a whistle inside. Just remember that the service life of this type is about 2 years.
But you can use it with confidence.

As for the addition of k-seal. Go for it. I don't claim it will cure HGF, but it certainly sorted my leaks past the liners out.!
kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

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:

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
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for exterior door trim/seal/strip for MGF ("Outer waist seal"?) ohansen MGF and MGTF (Sponsored by MGFnTFBITZ) 2 02-12-2008 19:58
Rover 600 rubber door seal, can I use a Rover 400 rubber seal istead? megmeg Rover 600 10 28-06-2008 15:55
Rover 600 rubber door seal, can I use a Rover 400 rubber seal istead? megmeg Rover 800 0 19-05-2008 10:24
mg zr door seal and sunroof seal irish pa MG ZR / Rover 25, 200 & Streetwise 1 12-01-2008 15:49


All times are GMT. The time now is 21:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ShowCase, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.