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Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.


Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.

Car: 1999 Rover 800 820 Auto Fastback

Colour: Charcoal Grey / Black

The trouble with plumbing is that it leaks! Whoever thought of making coolant pipes from mild steel should be shot! Everyone everywhere knows it will rust!

...and so the time came that the front coolant pipe on the 820 had rusted through and was in need of replacement.



Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
Looking down from above we could easily see the steel tube was rotten and the rubber hoses were fine, and so we ordered a replacement coolant pipe.

Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
After removing the plastic guard from underneath the car, this is what we could see, 1 badly corroded pipe and a few other places that looked like they could do with some rust preventative treatment/paint!

Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
With the new pipes arrival it was time to compare the two!

Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
Looking at the two pipes, the old pipe looks like it had done well to survive so long!

Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
Refitting although, just a reversal of the dismantling process, can sometimes prove to be far more easier or harder to do! Changing the Jubilee clips on the hoses, made refitting easy this time.

Rover 800 820 Coolant Pipe.
Although it now looks good from up here, the plastic guard was kept off whilst we checked for any leaks after refilling the system, because it some times takes a little time to get things right when it comes to plumbing!

...and this time it was the rubber tube from the water pump that wanted to release a little steam, from the top (water pump) end.

It was interesting to note that the water pump tube appears to be made from silicone rather than just rubber like most of the other pipes! Playing with the clip a few times, seemed to sort it, which was good, because the silicone hoses are no longer available to order.!
(If you do need a new water pump hose, then check on ebay, as someone sometimes does list some silicone hoses that they have had specially made now that the official stock has been depleted.)




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