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Rover 25 – Overheated

A customers 2001 Rover 25 recovered from a motorway breakdown was found to be uneconomic to repair despite having only done some 51,000 miles. Initial investigation revealed no water in the radiator and evidence of overheating.

After dismantling the upper part of the engine the overheating had caused excessive combustion temperatures and pre-ignition, commonly referred to as “Pinking”, resulting in a rather large hole in No. 1 piston.