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    Default Misfire on wifes Rover 200

    Hi all the wifes T Reg Rover 200 has got a misfire when idling, seems to go away above 2500 rpm, i have changed the plugs, plug leads, dizzy cap and rotor arm, had the injectors out and cleaned them and the crank sensor on gearbox but still has a misfire anyone got any ideas for other things to check before i scrap the thing

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    What about the spark plugs don,t overlook them. We had a simaler thing on my dads VW Polo. Several years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    What about the spark plugs don,t overlook them. We had a simaler thing on my dads VW Polo. Several years ago.
    As above mate put new plugs and plug leads in already.

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    scrap it... lol I had an N reg 1.6 rover 200 and had the same problem. Wouldnt start and needed all the ignition set replacing as you did. Then one day the engine went as i was taking a corner at night... lights off, power steering and brakes gone...

    I wouldnt recommend that car to anyone... although saying that I sold it 'as dead' to some portugese on ebay and got a parking ticket through a few months later lmao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearns View Post
    As above mate put new plugs and plug leads in already.
    Yes that mybe the case I put new plugs in the Polo. But they were not "compatable" so to speak, when a different brand were fitted the car ran perfectly. Might be worth trying a different set, just in case.

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    Might even be the head gasket. Have you ruled that out. If yours is the K series engine they were reknown for the head gasket going.

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    If it's got more than 35k miles on the clock the head gasket has probably gone

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    Could be a failing coil, weak sparks and all that ..

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    Definetly the head gasket ive had a few rover 200's and once its gone the car will never be the same.

    Oily coolant, water leaks, rough idle or hesitation when driving means HGF.

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    I really can't see why people slag these cars off so much. Yes the K series had its HGF problems, but if looked after its a good car and a great engine.

    We've had the 214 with k series engine for over 4 years now and it's only let us down once when the dizzy contacts disintegrated! It's now on over 93k miles!

    If you'd like the coil pack, I have one lying around which I can send over if you'd like.

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