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Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.


Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank.

Car: 1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe

Colour: Zircon Silver

The Rover 800 Expansion Tanks (or coolant bottles or reservoir bottles or header tank or whatever else you might choose to call them) have been known to develop leaks over time.

We ourselves had just replaced the expansion tank in the 1999 Fastback with a new one. It was because we had done this that I decided that I wanted another new one, this time for my Coupe. Not because it needed one yet, but because it might in the next couple of years!

Also because we had sold the leaky one from the Fastback on ebay for twenty odd quid, I decided it was better to sell this one now before it developed any leak, that way I would maximise what price I could get for it, and the new bottle would then only cost the difference between the two.

The common misconception is that new ones are discontinued and are no longer available to order. Sorry but that is just not true! (maybe it was at some time in the past!). It is because of this I managed to sell my old one for forty odd quid!

Anyway knowing that new coolant bottles were still being made and were currently available (please see page on changing the expansion bottle in the Fastback), I went off to order another new bottle from X-part. The part no is PCF10035 and they are available from X-part dealers for the list price of 56.01 ex VAT. = 64.41 inc VAT (late 2009 prices).

The date stamp in the moulding once again confirmed it had been manufactured in 2008, which confirms what the person at X-part told me, that they are still being made.

Swapping the bottles over is very easy after syphoning off most of the coolant to a bucket (again, please see page on changing the expansion bottle in the fastback for more details of how to do this).

About 5 Minutes later and the new one was fitted and refilled.

Job's a Good'n!



Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
The Old Rover 800 Reservoir Bottle was Working Perfectly.

Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
Most of the Coolant was Syphoned out of the Reservoir Bottle into a Bucket.

Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
The Bolts were Removed. Then with the Bottle Held High, it was Removed and the Pipes Taped Upwards to Prevent Coolant Loss.

Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
The New Coolant Bottle. Very Nice. :)

Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
These are Still Available to Order New (late 2009). Rover Part No. PCF10035.

Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
With the Pipes Reconnected and the Reservoir Bottle Lowered Back into Place, Not a Drop was Spilled!

Rover 800 820 825 827 Expansion Tank / Reservoir Bottle / Header Tank / Coolant Overflow.
The Bucket of Coolant was Poured back in using a Funnel. The New Rover 800 Expansion is much Fresher Looking.




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