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Rover Replacement Water Pump & Cooling System Repairs UK

UK pump repairs: Rover cooling pumps circulate water around the engine to collect and dissipate heat from the fuel combustion process; if the Rover water pump stops working properly the engine will overheat and may seize

Rover Cooling Systems UK - Need a new Water Pump for your Rover?
Get an estimate for a replacement water pump, cooling fan, radiator or components using our simple form

Rover Water Pump installation UK
Replacement Rover radiators, cooling fans, cooling system pipework & joints fitted

If your Rover is overheating you may have a leak in the radiator or be losing fluid from your cooling system

The Rover thermostat allows the engine to reach operating temperature before opening a valve to pass coolant through the radiator; if the thermostat or valve is faulty the coolant may not circulate correctly

The engine coolant is normally a mixture of water and antifreeze to lower the freezing point and prevent damage in cold winters

Replacement Rover Water pumps & cooling system components, if you're in the UK area just use our quick enquiry form for a quote

The engine coolant has to operate at high temperatures; above the boiling point of pure water; a mixture of water and antifreez is used in a pressurised system to increase the fluid boiling point; a loss of coolant pressure can cause the engine to slowly overheat as the coolant boils

When the engine remains cool in motorway driving but your Rover overheats in slow moving traffic then your cooling fan or thermostat may not be operating correctly

UK Rover Replacement Water Pump Fitting & Radiator Repairs

Rover Water Pumps UK

Rover Cooling System: Fans, Pumps & Parts for Rover

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

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

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

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

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

Rover Starter Motors
Replacement Rover Starter motors installed

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 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 Alternators
Replacement Rover alternators fitted

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

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

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 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 Service - Rover Braking Systems - Hydrauic Brake Maintenance

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

Modern Rover braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

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

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

UK Rover Brake Repairs

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

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

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 Maintenance & Parts Replacement

The brake pads on your Rover should wear first

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.

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

Rover Brake Servicing & Inspection UK

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

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

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

General brake disc condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hand brake linkage condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Handbrake function and travel

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

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

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Adjust handbrake

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake drum condition

Rover Steering - Steering System Inspection

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.

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

Rover Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Rover Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Rover Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

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.

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

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

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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 Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt UK

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

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

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

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

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

Rover Clutch Fitting UK

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 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 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 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

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

Rover Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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

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

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

UK Maintenance - Rover Oil Change

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 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.

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

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 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.

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 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

Rover Exhaust Fitting UK

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

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

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

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Rover ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

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

Rover Cooling System

  • Engine Coolant
  • Rover Water Pump
  • Rover Pipe Fittings
  • Rover Thermostat
  • Rover Radiator

Rover Aircon (Air Conditioning)

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

Rover Filters

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

Rover Electronic Sensors

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

Rover Electrical

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

Rover Wheel & Axle

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

Rover Brake Servicing

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

Rover Clutch Fitting

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

Rover Exhaust Systems

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

Rover Engine Components

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

UK Gasket Fitting

  • Rover Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Rover Valve Cover Gasket

Rover Oil & Hydraulics

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

Rover Misc

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

Rover Suspension

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

Rover Problems

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