1994 Rover 2 Series 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 30000 miles
I have a problem with my rover 220 Gsi, I wonder if you can help. Im in Spain and its hard to get some good advice here. (Engine was only rebuilt 30000 miles ago)
My problem is that my car has been using lots of oil now for some time and is now using a litre for about 240 miles.
The car runs well but I do get a slight piston rattle at low rpm when hot when under load.
Yesterday I did a compression test and my results were very high (dry test) I had 248, 259, 251 and 250psi from cylinders 1 to 4 respectively. Plugs were not wet, no 1 was a bit black but not heavy, 2 looked browny dark grey, 3 and 4 a liitle whiter than I would expect.
I was considering buying a rebuilt head for the car hoping that would solve my problem, my worry is if the oil is burning past the rings then it will just be a waste of time and money.
Any advice that can be offered would be much appreciated.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 10:09 AM