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So I was driving my 08 Rover and it overheated several times before I got it home and noticed it was out of Coolant. Took it to the shop and they said its going to need the head gaskets done, but that its barely losing coolant and I can drive it just as long as I keep topping off the level, but ever since the Overheat the A/C has not been working.

I was told by someone selling an Old Rover Engine that its OK to use a Head Gasket Sealer, but the mechanics said that's like putting cement into your engine and advised against it.

Just wondering what the experts think might be causing the A/C not working and opinions about using a Head Gasket Sealer in this situation.

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AC is a different issue entirely..Maybe low on freon. Do you hear the compressor kick on? Dip in RPMs and a little click.

NEVER USE ENGINE SEALANT! Especially in L322s, they have transmission coolers that clog up on their own without the sealer, you're like going to have transmission issue along with engine issues if you use sealant.


How do they know it needs heads done?
Did they use a exhaust gas tester?
 

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I am not sure, because first the A/C stopped working then it started overheating like a minute later lol so unless the overheat caused all the freon to leak out would be the only explanation.

6 months before it had another issue similar where the heater stopped working right before it overheated and they told me it was because cotton was clogging up the raidator and cleaned it out and it didnt have another issue until this happened.

Alright I guess the guy trying to sell him his old engine for $450 that might need head gaskets was misinforming me about the sealer, as hard as that is to believe, he said it was a strong engine and could take it lol...

I am not sure it needs head gaskets thats just what they told but its not a Rover specialist said they would do them both for 4800, but the guy trying to sell me the engine seemed imply I could find someone around Denver to do it for half that price.
 

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AC is a different issue entirely..Maybe low on freon. Do you hear the compressor kick on? Dip in RPMs and a little click.

NEVER USE ENGINE SEALANT! Especially in L322s, they have transmission coolers that clog up on their own without the sealer, you're like going to have transmission issue along with engine issues if you use sealant.


How do they know it needs heads done?
Did they use a exhaust gas tester?
Thanks for the reply.
 

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Now that I think about it when the car overheated this last time it may have been the heater that stopped working and not the A/C right before as this was in Spring, so you may be right in that the A/C could be separate issue but whatever it was the heat or A/C stopped working a minute before it overheated just like the last time it overheated, but last time the heat just started working again right after. I will try to charge the Freon and see if that works.

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