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UK Rover Filters Changed and Engine Oil Replaced

Modern Multigrade & Synthetic Engine oil is not just a lubricant; it contains antioxidants to help resist corrosion, surfactants to hold contaminating particles in suspension and water scavengers to handle small amounts of water contamination in your Rover Engine

Your Rover engine needs a thin coat of protective lubricant to prevent the moving parts frem seizing

Rover oil filters help remove unwanted abrasive particles and fine debris from the engine, however, as the internal surface gets blocked with debris and even an oil-water emulsion; the Rover oil pump has to work harder to circulate lubricating oil

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Rover Services UK - Rover Filter Replacement & Fresh Engine Oil

Rover Oil Change UK

Rover Lubrication System Services UK

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

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

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 Starter Motors
Replacement Rover Starter motors installed

Rover Alternators
Replacement Rover alternators fitted

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rover Services - Rover Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair UK

Modern Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

Rover Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

Rover Brakes - Rover Brake Servicing and Maintenance

The brake pads on your Rover should wear first

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

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

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.

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

Rover Brake Inspection Elements

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

ABS warning light operation

Wheel cylinder condition

Adjust handbrake

Brake calliper operation

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

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

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

Brake pipe Condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Rover Steering - Steering System Inspection

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

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

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

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.

Rover Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Rover Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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.

Rover Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

UK Replacement Rover Clutch

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

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

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 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

Rover Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

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

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

Rover Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change UK

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

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

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

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 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.

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

Rover Replacement Exhausts UK

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

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

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

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Rover ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Rover Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Rover Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Rover Sensors

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

Rover Electrical Components

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

Rover Wheel Components

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

Rover Brake Parts

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

Rover Clutch Fitting

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

Rover Replacement Exhausts

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

Rover Engine Parts

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

UK Gasket Fitting

  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Rover Valve Cover Gasket

Rover Oil & Hydraulics

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

Rover Parts

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

Rover Suspension

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

Rover Problems

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