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Old 31st-January-2010, 00:19
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this is ideal First aid to all rover K series engines
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K-Seal Permanent Coolant Leak Repair
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this is ideal First aid to all rover K series engines
Oi NOooooooooooo

The nectar for cowboy mechanics, it and Radweld

Only in a get home scenario would I even think about it.

Just look at the label and tech info, who deals in measures of quarts these days

Fine for large high flow through diesel engines, but far from suitable for the narrow restrictive passages in the K-series head and rad/heater matrix.
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Old 31st-January-2010, 08:42
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im sorry but i swear by the stuff it worked well in the merc vito
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All these types of things are only a get you home remedy. None of this fix the problem, they only address the symptoms.
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certainly no more that 60 - if that dont show anything then yu need a sniffer test, followed by a leak-down test .
Found a dry bit in the driveway and parked it up. A few hours later and there is now a puddle of coolant sitting on the drive slap bang under the centre of the engine. I can see it dripping from the middle of the engine tray. Where is most likely to be leaking from when sitting idle? As I said when the motor is being used it only loses a small amount of coolant, biggest loss is when it's parked up!
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i do HG on k series engines 160 all in
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does that include new rail and remote thermostat?, checking liner heights and flaw detect on the head?
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thats labour with HG head is sent off to be skimmed if needed any other parts will be added tho can get parts very cheap
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Found a dry bit in the driveway and parked it up. A few hours later and there is now a puddle of coolant sitting on the drive slap bang under the centre of the engine. I can see it dripping from the middle of the engine tray. Where is most likely to be leaking from when sitting idle? As I said when the motor is being used it only loses a small amount of coolant, biggest loss is when it's parked up!
that sounds like water pump to me 80 all in will even fit new T belt
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that sounds like water pump to me 80 all in will even fit new T belt
Good deal, unfortunately it would cost me double that to get from Edinburgh to Cheshire!

I take it you are a trained mechanic? self employed?
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yer self employeed
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yer self employeed
Your offering good deals so hopefully you'll get plenty of work.
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where bout in cheshire, could do with my pump checkin as reckon it has small leak and deffo need belt doin.
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im mobile 25 call out charge cover allover cheshire and gmr
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so thats 80 + call out then.
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that sounds like water pump to me 80 all in will even fit new T belt
Had a mechanic look at it and it appears to be coming from the manifold inlet. New gasket and seals being fitted tomorrow as well as new expansion tank.

Fingers crossed !!!!
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that sounds like water pump to me 80 all in will even fit new T belt
I'm sorry but you couldn't possibly tell where the leak is coming from with the description given. Coolant dripping from the undertray? Could be anywhere, coolant will always run into the undertray if it's from the engine and the engines cold.

The inlet manifold is a common place to get a leak, i've had one there myself. I've also had a leak direct from the head once straight after new gaskets all around and found the head to be cracked just under the exhaust manifold, had to buy a new head and have all new gaskets again. Both times it was dripping into the tray.

Mechanic or not, i wouldn't quote someone and get their hopes up that it's only a cheap fix when it could be something totally different leaking.

On this engine you definitely need to find the leak before knowing for sure what it is. Only take what people have said on this thread as suggestions so far, and then check to see if the leak IS in that particular place. Without a good look, no one can know where the leak is from over the internet.
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I'm sorry but you couldn't possibly tell where the leak is coming from with the description given. Coolant dripping from the undertray? Could be anywhere, coolant will always run into the undertray if it's from the engine and the engines cold.

The inlet manifold is a common place to get a leak, i've had one there myself. I've also had a leak direct from the head once straight after new gaskets all around and found the head to be cracked just under the exhaust manifold, had to buy a new head and have all new gaskets again. Both times it was dripping into the tray.

Mechanic or not, i wouldn't quote someone and get their hopes up that it's only a cheap fix when it could be something totally different leaking.

On this engine you definitely need to find the leak before knowing for sure what it is. Only take what people have said on this thread as suggestions so far, and then check to see if the leak IS in that particular place. Without a good look, no one can know where the leak is from over the internet.
slagging peeps off regarding the quality of their advise is a bit rich coming from you seeing as you've just told someone on here to go ahead and spend 5K on a 1.8 Freelander
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