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#1 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:22 PM

Here is the new addition to the fleet, a 2004 facelift Rover 75. Its a very nice place to be, its has its faults but for the money im very happy.

The electric mirrors would not adjust, this has now been fixed by cleaning up the contacts. The temp reads a little cool at 67-69 so i'm guessing with some help from purplebargeken & essdeewon that the thermostat is stuck open so this will need looked at.

I have deep cleaned the interior, cleaned the leather and wet vac'd the carpets and mats. What came out was like used engine oil :shock:

Wheels need a refurb which i will do and get some replacement centre caps as these are really bad. With the white stains on the wheels looks like the last owner was washing them with brick acid :-P

The body is good just lots of scratches so this will be getting sorted out, i will try and get a few photos when its being done.

Here is a couple of photos, i just love the interior.

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:27 PM

Oh that's nice.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

They're fab looking machines and mucho cheapo now too. Sorely tempted to get a dizzler flavoured one myself - what's the mpg figure on these?
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:40 PM

They're not as good on fuel as other diesels as they're so heavy. Real world I averaged about 40mpg in mine. Great cars though
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:41 PM

Mine seems to be lowish just now with it not getting up to temp but they are meant to be good i think about 45 from memory.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:46 PM

Mine was about the same - low 40s on average, slightly more on a run.  They're not a bad engine though, and they don't have the piss flap problems that the more powerful BMW versions had.  Mine never used to get up to full operating temp either - unlike the 2.5 V6 I had before which was fully warmed up within about 30 seconds.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

Mine was about the same - low 40s on average, slightly more on a run.  They're not a bad engine though, and they don't have the piss flap problems that the more powerful BMW versions had.  Mine never used to get up to full operating temp either - unlike the 2.5 V6 I had before which was fully warmed up within about 30 seconds.

Did you run it without fixing it? Just wondering if it would cause any damage. 



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

Mine is getting 48 - 51 mpg just cruising about on rural roads up here. It is a manual which is better than the auto on fuel. This is brim to brim testing ! The on board computer isn't overly accurate. Also the 160 upgrade may help a bit.

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:50 PM

There is a cheap replacement thermostat from a Renault 5 which is placed into the top hose. Easy and cheap fix as the original thermostat is a pig to get at!
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

There is a cheap replacement thermostat from a Renault 5 which is placed into the top hose. Easy and cheap fix as the original thermostat is a pig to get at!

Cheers i read about that. I think i would prefer to get the original replaced but its an option.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:17 PM

This forum is rapidly turning into the Rover 75 owners club. This is the first step to world domination, mwah hah hah.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:24 PM

That's really nice. I seem to be one of the few people who prefers the facelift ones. 


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:31 PM

Me too, not that i was saying that last night when polishing the hazed headlamps by hand  :mrgreen:



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

I had a 75 last year and sold it pretty pronto, however I still like the cars; they have some excellent plus points including a wonderful ride - so rare in modern cars.  I'd still try another one, preferably not one with leather trim which I found hard and slippery.  Would have to be a 2.5V6 or diesel, didn't they come in two different states of tune in the diesel?



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:07 PM

Not sure about the diesel but you can get them tweaked quite easily.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:14 PM

I had a 75 last year and sold it pretty pronto, however I still like the cars; they have some excellent plus points including a wonderful ride - so rare in modern cars.  I'd still try another one, preferably not one with leather trim which I found hard and slippery.  Would have to be a 2.5V6 or diesel, didn't they come in two different states of tune in the diesel?

The leather in mine was the same. Its great now its been cleaned with Autoglym leather cleaner, made it look natural and not shiny or slippy.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:24 PM

Love them and that colour is class, well bought!


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:50 PM

That is very smart, and a lovely colour too. Not sure if they still call it Wedgewood blue on the later cars?

 

The facelift cars are growing on me slowly, that one just looks very classy but I do prefer the more 'retro blingy'ness' of the early cars.

 

Defo sounds like the thermostat stuck open, at least its not stuck shut  :-D

 

If I had the room I would stock pile cheap 75's so I can keep driving them for the rest of my days.

 

A little sad, I know  :?


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

Did the owner have to have a word with his Son before allowing you to buy it?


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:57 PM

Deisel 75 are either 116 or 131 I think. Most people go for the 160 upgrade now though! Makes quite a difference to torque as well. I have done a top hose thermostat mod on my last 2 diesels and it works a treat. The highest temp thermostat you can get in the better as running cold is the common problem, leading to poor mpg.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:58 PM

the early diesels (CDT's ) are 116bhp while the later CDTi's are 135bhp.

 

both can be remapped up to 160bhp, i've had mine done and i think it is more economical than it was before.

 

i get around 44-45 mpg on mine, up from 40-42mpg.

 

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 05:03 PM

Did the owner have to have a word with his Son before allowing you to buy it?

 

Now that made me chuckle, and nearly spit out my tea !  :-P


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 05:07 PM

Not seen one in that colour before, very nice indeed.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:16 PM

There is a cheap replacement thermostat from a Renault 5 which is placed into the top hose. Easy and cheap fix as the original thermostat is a pig to get at!

same threemostat is listed for clito, 19, migraine 1, extra van if you cant find a cinq

think its ths cléon pushrod lump


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:53 AM

Did the owner have to have a word with his Son before allowing you to buy it?

He did, but it was his sister who was a pest. She said because it was a special yellow colour it was worth £12545004. I popped round in the middle of the night and rattle canned it blue, problem solved  :mrgreen:


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

Found another issue this morning. The boot leaks, seems to be coming from under the back screen. there are two oval shaped holes in the body and when you feel inside there is a little peg thing. Looks likes it getting in there. Will add that to the list.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:02 AM

Found another issue this morning. The boot leaks, seems to be coming from under the back screen. there are two oval shaped holes in the body and when you feel inside there is a little peg thing. Looks likes it getting in there. Will add that to the list.

 

Not heard of them leaking in through there before, usually its around the rear lights / lenses that allow water into the boot. 


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:09 AM

Not heard of them leaking in through there before, usually its around the rear lights / lenses that allow water into the boot. 

Cool. i have a special* one  :mrgreen:  It might not be there it just feels like it is. The water is not near the rear lights but it could be traveling along. Lights will come off when its painted anyway so we can check it all out.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:18 AM

It travelled in mine from the lamps to the back.

Correct and proper fix is a new lamp gasket.

Correct and proper fudge is bathroom sealant. Ease off the trigger when you've more silicone than Jordan.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:33 AM

It travelled in mine from the lamps to the back.

Correct and proper fix is a new lamp gasket.

Correct and proper fudge is bathroom sealant. Ease off the trigger when you've more silicone than Jordan.

Cheers, i will check them out when i have the lamps out. Think i will get a proper gasket, i'm liking the 75 more by the day.


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