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Nobody will fix k series h/g

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Stulc, May 19, 2019.

  1. dkl1971

    dkl1971 Senior Member

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    You could try a Land Rover independent - they are a standard fit on a Freelander so they should have done plenty. Also you want to fit a remote thermostat kit, again a freelander part, as that helps keep the water temp far more even than using the stat in the original place in the block.
    This sort of thing
    https://qedmotorsport.co.uk/qed-shop/rover-k-series/misc/qed-remote-thermostat-housing
     
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    Stulc Senior Member

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    Or sell for scrap and don't ever get one again.
     
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    Fixed that for you ;););)
     
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    Just seen this, find an mgf/Land Rover/lotus specialist

    In lotus circles you’re talking about £500 to repair (incl skim and liner height checks)

    I’m a long way from you in Newcastle but www.britishsportscarservices.co.uk speak to Dan I’m sure he would do it if you had the rac/aa recover you...

    Failing that Craig Moncrieff in Edinburgh

    Otherwise post a request on Scottish elises...

    Mine mildly failed and was redone at about 40k it’s been brilliant since and I thrash it silly :)
     
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    Got plenty
     
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    Stulc if it is you need window regulators in the future i have 3 sitting in my garage .And good luck with the head job .
     
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    Thanks I meant to answer you when you posted but forgot sorry.

    Yea I'll see how it goes I might not be the h/g after all but will know in the next day or so.

    I'll let you know though thanks.

    Ps... are they for the Merc or mgf, sold the Merc though.
     
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    This
    http://www.mg-rovermobilemechanics.com/

    I think they're probably one of the best out there. Very friendly and Dave is a top class mechanic period. Kayleigh is a friend on facebook and I cannot recommend them enough.
     
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    Thanks Malc but he has a 4 months wait.
     
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    Wow.
     
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    You could (if you have breakdown cover that will take you anywhere and with onward travel) fill it up with coolant drive it for a short while away from your house then get the breakdown company to take it to a garage (that you've already spoken to) to fix the head. You then get the breakdown company to take you home. :D

    When the car is ready get a cheap bus / train to the garage and drive it home.
     
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    You need to get this tested to actually diagnose the problem. What you described earlier in the thread is not a typical or common head gasket failure on this type of engine. On any engine when a head gasket fails the system pressurises quickly from cold and the weakest point fails and leaks coolant. Not over pressurising until hot is often (not always) caused by a cracked head.Your engine symptoms are of a simple system leak that leaks when the system is hot at normal pressure (around 18psi)
    The usual very common hg failure on k series is between the oil feed and the water jacket. The oil fills the cooling system and pours out of the header tank as thick brown goo.
    Take your car to a decent garage and tell them you have a water leak and ask them to check it out. Don't ever tell a garage what you think is wrong with a car and what you want done to it because its down to you if you're wrong. Same thing applies with supplying your own parts, if they fail its your problem.
     

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