2003 ROVER 45 COOLANT LEAK

  • Tiny
  • CHRIS SENDALL
  • 2003 Rover 45

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Rover 45 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 49000 miles

Hi, I have a problem with my rover 45 1.8 saloon.I seem to have to make frequent top ups of coolant in the expansion tank, not a great deal but it is using water. The car does run well no loss of power does not overheat, it does seem to rattle a little bit in the mornings then runs smooth after a mile.I have replaced the expansion tank it did have a bit of gunge in and smelt a bit charcoley.I have had a new expansion cap oil change coolant reflush and new theomostat and housing and check all coolant hoses. The car still leaks water but runs and starts fine, I have have a block test done on the car for suspect head gasket failure but it passed, Pleased could anyone help.

Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 3:59 PM

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  • Dave H
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Have a chemical test carried out. To check the headgasket it may just be starting to leak !

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