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Rover 75 diesel EP warning on dash car will not start

Engine stopped was told it was water damage due to a blocked drain now have EP warning on the dash is this relevant

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  • Big Blue Tug Jan 28, 2009

    Car was running well, came out of work and she will not start, engine turns over without any problem, but have letters 'EP' whre it should indicate auto mode i.e P,N.D.
    Also noticed that the engine management symbol does not appear

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SOURCE: Engine Warning light on rover 75

hi after reading your problem i gather the water pump blew you lost water the car overheated you say it had a brand new cylinder head and the cars still losing water and causing it to overheat and the garage say its the same problem as before yet they won,t do the job because it needs a bottom end ;engine block] so why when they had the head off was this not checked for level and signs of cracking . to be fair to the garage it something that is often overlooked . but that said if this is the problem that occured after three days of buying you are entitled to have the work gaurenteed for 12 months unless otherwise stated i can see there warrenty company won,t want to pay for it as they already paid the garage to do the job [CORRECTLY] the garage had no right to sell a faulty car in the first place and secondly they have been paid by your warrenty company to repair it it is not the warrentys companys fault the garage didnt do what was required in the first place but its not yours either so i would read what your warrenty agreement is and see if it states they won,t pay twice for the same job if not phone them up tell them the only reason you bought the car is because of the warrenty and it is not your fault the job was done properly in the first place and expect the car to be repaired as it should have been in the first place and its up to them and the garage to decide which one of them pays tell them what the garage mechanic said about its allright to drive and i have no idea what book tells you to ignore warning lights but should be shot then go to the garage tell them you want it putting right and you don,t care wheather its under warrenty or the garages oblgation not sell defective vechicles it is up to the garage to put it right or give you your money back if the problem arises within a reasonable amount of time usually seven days tell them to put it in writing if they refuse to do the job if they refuse get a wittness to this and tell them it needs puting right and will be taking to another garage getting it repaired and am giving you the first chance to repair it as stated in law then the bill will forwarded to them an have you took finance out on it or did you pay cash if finance phone them up tell them the problems your having and are going to stop payments until the car is fixed REMEMBER THE GARAGE DEPENDS ON THE FINANCE AND WARRENTY COMPANYS THEY WILL NOT WANT TROUBLE FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY WITH DRAW THERE BACKING THE GARAGE WON,T SELL THER CARS HENCE OUT OF WORK i bet your a newcastle supporter as well with this kind of luck if you let them get away with it your as daft as a brush find out where to report the garage i think it is the office of fair trading and if they won,t bend i will be amazed yates210456

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

Lloyd Six
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SOURCE: rover 75 diesel starts ok runs 10 seconds then

I know you say that you have checked pressures but incase you didn't know, there are 3 pumps on the car.

In tank = 1 bar upto an inline pump by the battery which increases to 3 bar then to the one on the engine that tops 2000 bar

The one by the battery + the intank one are VERY common to fail.

Other thing to check is that the pressure sensor on the rail is reading correctly.

Does it have any stored data? If no codes the it would be best to get it on some decent equipment that reads live data like Bosch KTS etc

Are you in the UK?

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Fig. 2: Water pump assembly-4-cylinder engines


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