2003 Rover 25 1.4 Mystery slow leak

Problem added: Mar 30, 2012 (8 years ago)
I've been having an on going problem with my car for a year. I'ts now done 38,00 miles so i know they are prone to the HG going.
ok, there is a slow leak - nearly boils dry after about a month or so (although i dont let it get that low now i know about it!) there is no visible leak anywhere, taken it to the garage three times and on the third occasion they found a cracked radiator which we replaced. The leak is still there. Apparently the HG is fine, (had two separate opinions, one from a helpful rover enthusiast i bumped into last time it overheated) pressure test was fine, no fumes or anything coming form the exhaust, no oil in the water or water in oil, i check regularly. So no idea where this water is going, and neither do they. Also to add to it, today after i parked up and turned off my engine, the fan kicked in, and prior to turning off the engine the air con suddenly started pumping out cold air instead of hot - yet the engine temp showed as completely normal the whole time. Any chance I've got a dodgy thermostat as well, or could that even be the cause of the whole thing??
Hoping someone can help, I'm getting sick of having to check the coolant level every time before i set off anywhere and having to carry a spark tank of water in my car just incase!

Car details
Car: Rover 25
Variant: 1.4
Model Year: 2003
Category: Leaks & Noises

More: Rover 25 Problems
Parts mentioned in this problem
Replies and fixes
Avatar
bigmkl
Fixes: 3
Apr 2, 2012 (8 years ago)
Had a slowq leak in my rover 75. Could not find where the water was going. Popped in a bottle of K seal and voila now all ok no water loss and engine running as smooth as anything. worth a try only 10 quid a bottle.
Avatar
Pomme
Fixes: 2
Aug 28, 2013 (6 years ago)
I too had the same problem with my Rover 25 using excessive cooling water. I made the usual checks of hoses, thermostat housing, water pump area,heater, radiator etc, but could find no obvious leaks. Finally I put radiator seal in the cooling system which cured the fault. Since I carried out this procedure about 4 months ago the fault has not reappeared and the coolant water level remains unchanged.

Hope this helps.
Post a reply
Please login to reply
Planning on fixing the problem yourself?

If you need parts to do the job head over to Euro Car Parts to find the parts you need.

  • Free UK Delivery
  • 365 Day Returns
  • Free Click and Collect
Fix your 25 problem

Add your problem now, it's quick and easy

Post a Problem
More 2003 25 problems
News & Updates
Need an MOT after lockdown?
Find your nearest MOT Test Centre

Volvo Seat Belt Recall
Affects S60CC, V60CC, S60, XC60, V60, XC70, V70 and S80

AutoInsider recall database updated
Recent recalls for Volvo, Audi and Porsche

Find your nearest
Diagnostics App

Identify problem parts

Try it now
On Social Media