1995 Rover - Austin 400 414i


I was happy with the performance until this happened


Oil seeping to water cooling system.

Head gasket was removed. No corrosion visible, but the two plastic dowels showed wear. Difficult to understand how the oil seeped to the water chambers as the seals on the gasket showed good sealing.

If the dowels are replaced with two metal ones and the gasket replaced would this solve the problem? Any help? Thanks Michael.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th March, 2003