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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 15:10 Thread Starter
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Spare time? whats that? I own a Rover

Well in the last few weeks Ive been very busy, going through and sorting my new 75 out. I really want to get this finished so I cant start driving it. Problem is Ive also had work to do on my other car, engine stabilizer bar was shot, brakes need work and its service time again for it.

All seems well, just a few little niggly things.

So far done

1) simple engine service, just cheap plugs until I get her up to where I want, then throw in some NGK's. Leads, still need to do the coils. Cheap oil for a 1000 mile or so as a flush. New coolant.

2) new back box and fixed two blows. Tightened up the exhaust studs, as they were only finger tight.

3) lower engine bar

4) both lower arm bushes. What a pain that was, manged to snap one of the locking wheel nuts, so spent an hour getting that out. Then it only took half hour to change the bushes over.

5) front brakes replaced, new discs and pads. Cleaned up and serviced the rears as well, nothing need replacing as like new. Flushed the fluid as well. New pad sensors, as the dash warning wouldnt go out.

6) new tyres

7) Battery


Things to do

1) Still need to sort the non functioning fan out

2) I have a problem in the column for the Air-bag, light comes and goes if it gets moved.

3) both front drop links, there not to bad but came in the kit for the arm bushes. Top engine bar bush has started to tare, so that will need doing soon.

4) a few door/trim seals need putting on correctly

5) grab a inlet pipe to throttle body seal, the one on is ripped and wont seal fully.

6) sort out the milky head lights and a few screen scratches

7) clean up the body work, few scabby patches. Full valet and sort the trims out

8) Finishs service fully, fuel filter and coil packs

And finally 9) sort out the service light.


So hopefully wont be long now. Just getting a little impatient now and want to use it.


Any tips on the to do list, will be gratefully appreciated.
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Oh and forgot that I need to investigate why my reverse sensors aint working.


But I do have to say I love the car. Its so much more then my old 25.



Works not a problem, I have a very good boss. Although she hates the amount of receipts I end up with.
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You seem to be following in my footsteps. I've had the car 2 1/2 years now and it has been a steady trek through the "usual suspects" but I'm getting there now. Everything is working as it should (touch wood) and just needs a bit of underbody tidying to be as pretty underneath as it is on top. The red oxide, black gloss and Bilt Hamner are at the ready, just waiting for a bit of higher temperature and sunshine.
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Its not to bad to be honest. The engine fan is the most important thing, apart from that I can live with the rest for the time being, for me knowing what is wrong is more important than sorting them out. I just put them on a list and keep going.

Most of the body work should come up with a good T-cut, theres just one bit where a wall or pillar has gone down the rear wing and rear door on the near side.

Found that the reverse lights dont work either, looks like a new switch is needed and that should sort the sensors out as well.

Im getting there, half the battle is the bloody weather. The other half is the money side of things. But thats not to bad, paid 490 for the car, and so far Ive put something like 350 into it as well. So I think with the resr of things needed, it gonna owe me about a grand in total. So not to bad,, some may say thats a lot but Im saving another Rover, and to me thats worth it.
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Re the sensors, trying listening (very closely!) to all 4 with the car in reverse (obviously without the engine running :-)). There should be a slight ticking noise. One of mine was silent and the system just gave a single long bleep when putting it into reverse, then nothing.
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Re the sensors, trying listening (very closely!) to all 4 with the car in reverse (obviously without the engine running :-)). There should be a slight ticking noise. One of mine was silent and the system just gave a single long bleep when putting it into reverse, then nothing.
Thanks but sorted it now, the reverse sensor was at fault, a new one quickly sorted it.
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