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Rover Braking System: Master & Slave Cylinder, Pads & Discs

Rover brake discs convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle into heat as speed is reduced; if the brakes are applied often with aggressive driving or due to the momentum of a long hill descent then it is possible for the disc rotors to glow red hot and an uneven build up of friction material can be deposited on the disc surface from the pad

Rover brake pads are designed be replaced regularly and wear faster than the disc or rotor

When pads are not used gently at first to bed in, or after aggressive driving where the discs glow hot; the uneven transfer of material from Rover brake pad to disc can cause variations in Rover disc thickness that can cause vibration during braking that is sometimes mistaken for warped discs

Rover pads are made from a high friction compound that leaves a film of material on the disc rotor surface to effectively increase the stopping force that can be applied to the vehicle

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Rover Master Cylinder & Slave cylinders: Rover hydraulic brakes rely on a piston to translate movement on the brake pedal or actuator to transfer stopping power to the disc brakes; the brake fluid needs to be replaced regularly along with the Rover brake pads

Rover UK: Brakes - Pads, Disc and Brake Pipes

Rover Brakes And Brake Pads UK

Rover Brake Parts: Supply & Fit

Rover Alternators
Replacement Rover alternators fitted

Rover Electrical Components
Rover electrical faults repaired using Rover OEM components - Rover sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Rover Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Rover Gearboxes
Rover Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Rover gearbox

Rover Clutches
Rover clutch repairs UK - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Rover Clutch kit

Rover Body Panels
Replacement Rover panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Rover Panel damage repairs

Rover EGR Valves
Replacement Rover EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Rover - The EGR valve helps your Rover burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Rover engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Rover Suspension System
Rover replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Rover Timing Belt - Rover Cambelt
Rover Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Rover service or if the Timing Belt on your Rover has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Rover Starter motors installed

Rover Autoelectrics
Rover electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Rover engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Rover Brakes
Routine Rover servicing, replacement Rover brake pads & discs fitted, Rover hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Rover Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Rover Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Rover Exhausts
Rover Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Rover Exhausts fitted & welded

Rover Engines
Rover Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Rover Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Rover paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Rover different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Rover Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Rover model

Rover Cooling System
Replacement Rover radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Rover engine at its optimal operating temperature

Rover Performance Spares
OEM Rover parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Rover Garage Services - Rover Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Rover brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

UK Rover Brake Repairs

Drum Brakes are an older system than Rover disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Rover rear wheels

Rover disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Rover Brake Servicing - Rover Brake Discs and Pads

Rover brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

If the Rover brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Rover Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

if the Rover brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

The brake pads on your Rover should wear first

Rover Brake Servicing & Inspection UK

Handbrake function and travel

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

And carry out the following maintenance of your Rover braking system:-

Brake calliper operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake drum condition

Brake pipe Condition

Adjust handbrake

Hand brake linkage condition

General brake disc condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Wheel cylinder condition

ABS warning light operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Rover Steering System

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Rover steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Rover steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Rover tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Rover Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Rover Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Rover Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt UK

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Since Rover Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Rover

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Rover parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Rover timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Generally Rover belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Rover that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Rover Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Rover Clutch Replacement UK

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The Rover clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theRover transmission system

Rover Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Rover clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Rover Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Rover Clutch kit:-
Rover clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Rover clutch slave cylinder

Rover Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

Rover Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Rover fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Rover Re-Mapping UK
The Rover ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Rover Engine Mapping
The Rover ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Rover vehicles

UK Maintenance - Rover Oil Change

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Rover engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Rover running smoothly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Rover engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Rover performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Rover engine increases

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Rover motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Rover oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Rover engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Rover engine fails

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Rover recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Synthetic Oil Change - UK
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Rover Replacement Exhausts UK

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The Rover exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

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Rover ABS

  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Sensor

Rover Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Rover AC Condenser
  • Rover AC Receiver Drier
  • Rover AC Pump
  • Rover AC Evaporator
  • Rover AC Radiator
  • Rover AC Compressor
  • Rover AC Fluid Top Up

Rover Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Rover Fuel Filter
  • Rover Air Filter
  • Rover Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Rover Oil Filter
  • Rover Transmission Filter Kit

Rover Electronic Sensors

  • Rover Temperature Sensor
  • Rover Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Rover Oxygen Sensor

Rover Electrical Systems

  • Rover Lambda Sensor
  • Rover Cooling Fan
  • Rover Fog Lights
  • Rover Bulbs
  • Rover ECU Mapping Remap
  • Rover Eibach Pro Kit
  • Rover Oxygen Sensor
  • Rover Parking Light
  • Rover Water Pump
  • Rover Window Motors
  • Rover Heater Blower Motor
  • Rover Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Rover Antenna
  • Rover Alternator
  • Rover Spark Plugs
  • Rover Tail Lights
  • Rover Heater Core
  • Rover Starter Motor
  • Rover Electronic Control Unit
  • Rover Headlights
  • Rover Thermostats
  • Rover Fuel Pump
  • Rover Ignition Coil

Rover Wheel Components

  • Rover Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Rover Tyres
  • Rover Ball Joints
  • Rover CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Rover Axle Assembly
  • Rover Control Arm

Rover Brake Servicing

  • Rover Brake Rotor
  • Rover Brake Pads
  • Rover Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Rover Brake Discs
  • Rover Brake Drums
  • Rover Brake Servo
  • Rover Brake Calipers
  • Rover Brake Compensator Valve
  • Rover Brake Master Cylinder

Rover Clutch Kits

  • Rover Flywheel
  • Rover Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Rover Clutch Pedal
  • Rover Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Rover Clutch Kit
  • Rover Clutch Cable
  • Rover Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Rover Dual Mass Flywheel

Rover Exhausts

  • Rover Exhaust Manifold
  • Rover Exhaust System Complete
  • Rover Lambda Sensor
  • Rover Exhaust
  • Rover Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Rover Tailpipe
  • Rover EGR Valve
  • Rover Exhaust Box
  • Rover Muffler
  • Rover Exhaust Pipes
  • Rover Oxygen Sensor
  • Rover Silencer

Rover Engine Components

  • Rover Timing Belt Kits
  • Rover Ignition Coil
  • Rover Pistons and Cylinder
  • Rover Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Rover Engine Mounts
  • Rover Fuel Injector
  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Rover Timing Chain Kits

UK Gasket Fitting

  • Rover Valve Cover Gasket
  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket

Rover Lubrication System

  • Rover Oil Filter
  • Rover Oil Pump
  • Rover Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Rover Oil Sump and Plate
  • Rover Fuel Cap
  • Rover Oil Cap

Rover Parts

  • Rover Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Rover Radiator Pipes
  • Rover Shock Absorbers
  • Rover Hood Emblems
  • Rover Radiator
  • Rover Steering Rack
  • Rover Wiper Blades
  • Rover Struts
  • Rover Serpentine and V Belt
  • Rover Power Steering Hoses
  • Rover Power Steering Pump
  • Rover Throttle Body & Cable
  • Rover Windscreen Wipers
  • Rover Tie Rods

Suspension Rover

  • Rover Additional Suspension Components
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Rover Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Suspension Struts
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Idler arm
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Sway Bar
  • Spring Condition
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Rover bush wear
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Ball Joints
  • Struts
  • Tie Rods
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Shock Absorber performance

Rover Problems

  • Rover keeps stalling
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • My Rover Won't Start
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Knocking sound
  • Engine Misfires
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Heater Not Working
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Engine Stalls
  • Clutch juddering
  • My Rover Does Not drive Straight
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Rover Radiator fan not working
  • Spongey Brakes
  • ABS Warning Light Always on
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Window stuck
  • Rover Immobiliser
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Engine Overheating
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Slipping when cold
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Clogged Rover air filter
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Can't get into gear
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Rover Headlights not working
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Warning Lights On
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Judder when braking
  • Rover Lights not working
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Rover Check Engine Light On
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Engine Won't Start
  • slave cylinder leaking
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