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Old 29-10-2011, 02:00   #11 (permalink)
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Thank God someone has made this thread! I had this idea awhile ago but don't have the knowledge.
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Old 14-11-2011, 23:40   #13 (permalink)
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Just a quick (newbie) question. Hopefully this is the right sort of place to ask it, sorry if it isn't, but i thought better to ask here than start a new thread.

I'm thinking about getting a 1.4 mg zr, and i've seen people in various parts of the web moaning about head gasket failure, but wondered how representative it actually is. When the gasket fails, people tend to write about it, but you don't write about how your gasket hasn't failed, so is it just an unlucky few or is it a fairly common issue?

Linked to this, i read somewhere else that the 1.4 is less likely to get it, since it tends to happen to the bigger engines, but just wanted a second opinion from some people who have plenty of experience of this sort of stuff.

Sorry if its in the wrong place or i'm the billionth person to ask, but hey i'm not a newb for nothing!

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it depends, id say usually they tend to go due to age or due to an overheating problem, mine zs was fine up till 6 and a half years old then it started to go, and i caught it early, it isnt as big a deal as everyone makes out anyway so long as you catch it early enough
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exellent write up mate, and a big help for new owners like myself with limited knowlage of the mg/rover brand
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