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Old 17-09-2008, 12:32   #1
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water header tank empty why?

hi i need some more advice here regarding the radiator header water tank on my mgzr 1.4 I had problems earlier with the car spluttering and was given great advice the problem being brake in the wiring loom.
Anyway now i have a new problem i find the radiator header water tank is empty everytime i check it (everyday)

I have no water in the oil, can't see anywhere where the water is going to, it is if it just evaporates. There is no water on the floor to sugest a leak but it must be going somewhere?
any advice would be really helpfull.
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Old 17-09-2008, 12:45   #2
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refill it with water would be the first thing to do - squeeze the top radiator hose until u can see / hear the water going through it and circulating to the header tank again.

look for leaks around the waterpump etc.
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Old 17-09-2008, 12:56   #3
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i am re-filling it every day i cant see any leak of any sort the car is not over heating in any way, i have noticed that the header water tank is bubbling like some sort of air lock could this be what is causing the water to dissapear and if so how do i fix this
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:17   #4
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Your car has a drinking problem
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:44   #5
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think i will develope a drinking problem too if i dont get it sorted
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Old 17-09-2008, 13:46   #6
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It may be losing it internally through the inlet manifold gasket or it could just be a regular leak that you are finding hard to trace - they often are!
Take the belt cover off to check the water pump and inspect the radiator for signs of staining before taking the manifold off. In the meantime, don't let it run low or you will fry the head gasket!
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Old 17-09-2008, 14:09   #7
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this could mean your water pump has gone, had a similar problem to this when i 1st got my 200
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Old 17-09-2008, 14:14   #8
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if its bubbling are you sure its not boiling off? could the tank cap be knackered? there really cheap to try out and it could be the problem

it is advised you replace them yearly as they do have a tendancy to fail
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Old 17-09-2008, 16:25   #9
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I had this happen to my old Rover 1.4 200 series, it was the rubber gasket on the inlet manifold that perished.
Changed it for another one and it was fine after.
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Old 17-09-2008, 19:08   #10
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yes i had the same problem with my 200si so i got the inlet gasket done then a week later the head gasket blow
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Old 17-09-2008, 20:03   #11
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im having the same problem al tho only toppin up once a week checked water pump no sign ov fault radiator also looks good put new cap on tank no change no water in oil manifold off that also looked fine starting to loose hair now! will be watchin post for more ideas!!
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Old 17-09-2008, 20:56   #13
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Hi had the same problem it took ages to figure out where the water was going first it was leaking from the inlet manifold, and send was the gasket below the inlet manifold. It stoped leaking the funny thing is i didnt do anything to stop it just did. I want to add picture t5o show you where the leak was coming from. But i dont know how... Can someone tell me how to add pic pls cheers gerwin
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