2002 Rover 25 water leak

Tiny
CATHERINE_WATT2002
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  • 2002 ROVER 25
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2002 Rover 25 Manual

hi there, I was wondering if u could tell me what possible causes there are for water leakage in my car, i've recently had the manifold inlet gasket changed as a garage said this was the cause of over heating due to water loss. However my car seems to be still losing water probabally worse than before. The head gasket has been mentioned but no other signs of this are apparent, ie oil in the water or loss of power. If u can give me some ideas of what it could be before I take it back to the garage that would be great.
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Catherine
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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 2:20 AM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Have the garage do a compression test on the cylinder's to test the headgasket which is a common fault on this vehicle !
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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply dave.
As far as I know this was done, as initially they suspected the head gasket but after pressure testing they said they didn't think it was this. Iv just had a friend look at it and he thinks it could be the water pump. Is this a big job? And how expensive is it likely to be?
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Catherine
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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 9:31 PM
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DAVE H
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It could very well be a leak from the water pump ! the job is quite tricky in the respect that you have to remove the timing belt to remove the pump .. so you may as well replace the timing belt and tensioner at the same time, to save time in the future as the timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles .. replacing the pump and timing belt/tensionser should cost in the region of 300/350 at an independant non dealer garage ... I would be asking the garage who did the inlet manifold gasket to cut me some slack on the charge of the labour involved (which makes up most of the cost) as they misdiagnosed in the first place and have already cost you unnecassary work charges !!

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 4:37 AM

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