[ROVERNET - UK] Over heating?

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Thu Apr 20 02:20:41 BST 2006

82 to 88C
Usually it is Sludge in the block, stopping water flow.  Check radiator
first as that is easy, but if it hoses through ok, the block is likely
Cure is to remove side plates, which requires engine mount removal, and dig
out sludge.  Can be done in car, but it is difficult (I have done it).
Use an alloy protector in the water to pevent it recurring.

The other possibility is cracked head, due to leaking water pump it
overheated etc.


-----Original Message-----
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Anthony LaVigna
Sent: Thursday, 20 April 2006 11:07 am
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Over heating?

I am trying to figure out the cause of a high temperature reading on a 1968
Rover 2000TC. A friend of mine just purchased a 1968 Rover 2000 TC. Before
he got a chance to drive the car, he discovered that the water pump was
leaking and had to be replaced. After replacing the water pump, the car's
temperature gauge reads in the middle of the red. He removed the thermostat
and it still was in the red. Thinking that it was a bad temperature sender,
he measured the temperature with an infrared thermometer and it read 93C,
which seems to be a number in the middle of the red. We are wondering what
is going on.

Does anyone know the expected operating temperature for the car? If the car
is running hot, does anyone have any advice on the next steps? Are these
cars prone to radiator problems?



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