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Rover 75 Diesel - the day of reckoning


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#301 OFFLINE   Roverageous

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:42 AM

Well I kind of agree, but then , If you where to get a new car that may just aswell need the same amount spending on it,I'd get yours mint and stick with it then you know what you've spent and you know its right... something different might well cost you more!

Agreed. If my Volvo hadn't have been written off, there would have been expenditure due soon that would have been comparable to what my 75s cost to maintain.

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#302 OFFLINE   cpjitservices

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:43 AM

Oh without a doubt - they're superb cars. Just seem to go through needy phases!

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Yeah, my Jag was like that too. And my Galaxy. Fine for months, then needs new battery or Alternator and it all seems to go at once! At least if you spend it and get it right, you know it's right. I've been in the boat where I thought a car was costing me money!! Then decided to sell it a few months later and get something else which cost me more than the old one did! Least if I'd kept the old one I wouldn't of had to spend for a while! That was my old Picasso, needed a new Cat which cost me a bit, then a battery, I'd had cambelts etc done too. I decided to shuffle it on as it was getting a bit long in the tooth. Got a newer plate one, 56 plate I think it was. Had it 3 weeks and the gear linkages seized. That was quite a some of money to get fixed!!! I think it was 300 and odd quid! Should of kept the old one! That was before the routing stuff like oil change etc. Then, the seat adjustment mechanism snapped off in my hand.. that was it. Didn't get along with that car at all. I think I scrapped it!


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#303 OFFLINE   cpjitservices

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:44 AM

Agreed. If my Volvo hadn't have been written off, there would have been expenditure due soon that would have been comparable to what my 75s cost to maintain.

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Yeah. Sounds bout right.


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#304 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

Unless you are very lucky, it's just like any other old car really in terms of needing stuff done.
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#305 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:52 AM

Mines had rear discs and pads and a front bottom arm in 18 months.

I'm happy, but for how long?


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:39 PM

I dare to think how much i have spent in 18 months but it can't be far of 2k. 


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

Gave £600 for mine, and fix it myself.

 If I cant fix it, or the parts cost more than £600 I'll bin it and buy another.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:50 PM

Gave £600 for mine, and fix it myself.

 If I cant fix it, or the parts cost more than £600 I'll bin it and buy another.

Good advise, something i should have done about 15 months ago.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:59 PM

I just accept that its going to cost me some coin, I am on a shiting hiatus UFN.
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#310 OFFLINE   artdjones

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:24 PM

One problem is that a lot of after market parts are complete rubbish designed to get through one test.And I mean parts for all cars,not just Rovers.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:17 PM

Mines had rear discs and pads and a front bottom arm in 18 months.
I'm happy, but for how long?


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#312 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted Yesterday, 07:57 AM

Mate is looking over this just now. I pulled in and first thing he said was that needs a fuel pump. The inner tank pump has been iffy from day one bit is squeeling now. I have never heard it before.

Anyone elses do this? Just trying to see if this is worth fixing as its the parts list is getting silly.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 AM

Just do the things that would otherwise stop you driving it. Caliper and fuel pump for now.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:46 AM

Just do the things that would otherwise stop you driving it. Caliper and fuel pump for now.

Caliper is done, it needs a shock and fuel pump plus whatever for the mot. What i'm hoping is that the pump will last a bit so it does'nt need replacing just now. Ideally i want a mot and move the thing on.



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Posted Yesterday, 09:41 AM

Bottom arms are about 60 quid a pair.

Give that guy in Whitburn a shout. I think he has pretty much seen it all, 75 wise and certainly wont be phased by yours.
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