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Rover 400 series Engines




Rover 1.4 Engine Variants

Six variations of the Rover 1.4 engines were produced for the 400 series all based around the original 4 cylinder K series Engine. This original engine design was introduced by Rover Group in 1988 for use in the Rover 200 car but became known as a very weak engine prone to overheating from head gasket failure. Due to the method of manufacture of the engine block the head gasket failure and subsequent overheating could result in destruction of the entire engine block. A number of modifications were made between 1988 and 2000 that overcame many of the problems associated with the failure of the head gasket.

Rover K series engine



The Rover 1.4 engines all displace 1,396 cc (85 cu in) and are available as an 8 valve SOHC or 16 valve DOHC:- Engine Codes: 14K2F (8V), 14K4F (16V), 14K16 (16V)
SOHC K8 8-valve, Carburettor, 75 hp (55 kW)
SOHC K8 8-valve, SPI, 75 hp (55 kW)
SOHC K8 8-valve, MPI, 75 hp (55 kW)
DOHC K16 16-valve, SPI, 90 hp (66 kW)
DOHC K16 16-valve, MPI, 82 hp (61 kW)
DOHC K16 16-valve, MPI, 103 hp (76 kW)




Rover 1.6 Engine Variants

Two variations of the Rover 1.6 engines were produced for the 400 series along with the 1.6 litre Honda D series SOHC. Both Rover engines were a re-engineered version of the original 1.4 K-Series 4 cylinder Engine. The increase in cc was achieved by increasing the stroke and using larger diameter cylinder liners. The Engine block was redesigned with the removal of the cylinder block's top deck and a change from "wet" liners to "damp" liners.
The Honda engine was only used in the Automatic version on the vehicle.

The Rover 1.6 engines both displace 1,588 cc(96 cu in) and are available as an 8 valve SOHC or 16 valve DOHC:- Engine Code: 16K4F(16V)

DOHC K16 16-valve, MPI, 109 hp (80 kW) DOHC K16 16-valve, MPI, 111 hp (82 kW)




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