3rd Sep 2001, 06:15

I fitted Fulda Extremo's £70 from an internet tyre dealers, very good - easily the same as the P-Zero's I had before, although not as good as the Dunlops fitted as OE.

7th Dec 2001, 07:47

I had water loss too. Turned out to be a cracked head, knackered head gasket, dead thermostat and temp sender. P reg ti, 68k. Cost just over £900 to sort, including parts & labour, thankfully I'd bought a warranty which covered all but 10% of the parts!!!

But what a car. Its so funny to watch the faces of RS/GTi owners as theyre left behind by what looks like a Grandad Motor. Love it.

12th Oct 2002, 18:58

Just a quick note on water loss. I have a 618 which emptied it's cooling system on the front drive. I filled it up again and kept on driving noticing a slight reduction in power. It turned out that the head gasket had blown (at 84,000 miles). As car was three years old I was a bit upset. However car back on the road and running fine. My mechanic was very surprised with gasket failure and stated that this doesn't normally happen till about 150,000 miles with the 1.8 Honda engine.

11th Apr 2004, 03:55

Unfindable water loss - There's a pipe on the front opf the engine behind the pipe that holds the thermostat. A common fault is for that pipe to warp as it's above the exhaust manifold - any leaks are hidden by direct evaporation on the manifold or from the heat above it - the pipe costs 3.73 from Rover and 5 minutes to replcae - worth a try.

27th May 2004, 06:28

Water loss sounds like head gasket failure. Which is common on this engine I gather as it is a Rover T16, not a Honda if it's a turbo.

14th Nov 2004, 12:50

Indeed it is a Rover and not a Honda if it has turbo. By the way, I believe the 1.8 is a Rover, and only the 620 and 623 (both not turbos) are Honda's.

26th Dec 2005, 10:22

The diesel engines are Rover units too. Decent engines, but the 600 really shines in its 620ti form!