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rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#1 Post by pkronic » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:37 pm

ok so my 214 im having to top the coolant bottle up every week, i cannot find any leaks even with colour change coolant which ive used to find if theres a leak on previous cars i dont understand the tempreture gauge never gets past half way (usually stays lower) the car had a brand new uprated headgasket just before i brought it in december curious if anyone has experienced this or has and idea whats happening

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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#2 Post by 1234dist » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:40 pm

thermostat housing leaking under pressure.
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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#3 Post by pkronic » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:56 pm

1234dist wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:40 pm
thermostat housing leaking under pressure.
thanks ill check that as i say i couldnt see any leaks but yhh ill double check

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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#4 Post by 1234dist » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:54 pm

Basically fill up, go for a reasonably hard run and jump out with your touch just after. Should be able to see some dropping water by then. Obviously more visible on the rare dry days we have.
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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#5 Post by crepello » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:37 pm

Water pump, with that clever little drip catcher Rover added later?

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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#6 Post by 1234dist » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:11 pm

The evaporation chamber, I blame gti John for that.
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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#7 Post by GTiJohn » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:19 am

1234dist wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:11 pm
The evaporation chamber, I blame gti John for that.
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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#8 Post by 1234dist » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:13 am

you didn't slap him when you saw him :laughing2
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Re: rover 214sli 1992(r8) coolant issues

#9 Post by pkronic » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:10 am

*laughs* im glad i got my rover just for the giggles i get from these threads :laughing2

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