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#271 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

Got a pair of pre project drive embossed headrests at the weekend. They were filthy and had dents in the leather. Cleaned with autoglym leather cleaner and held them over a steaming kettle and rubbed the leather with a cloth, dents all gone.

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#272 OFFLINE   oldcars

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

Handy those aussie headrests!

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

Good find !


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:41 PM

Ooh nice find!
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:37 AM

I am sick of this heap. It needs £££ flung at it again and it won't be by me. I give up with old crap. My mechanical skills are zero and my wallet for car spend is not far off.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:50 AM

What needs doing now?

 

Could be worse, you could have just been hit with a £5000 bill for a new Central Heating boiler and unless the new one has an automatic sunblind, I will never be happy about it!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:06 PM

What needs doing now?

 

Could be worse, you could have just been hit with a £5000 bill for a new Central Heating boiler and unless the new one has an automatic sunblind, I will never be happy about it!

Nightmare, is that what the boiler is costing? We have insurance i think on ours, bet it covers nothing.

 

There is a terrible knocking and banging coming from the front. My wife has had enough of it, i don't blame her to be honest. I'm sick of it too. Mot up end of month, i think it will be gone.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:06 PM

Got a pair of pre project drive embossed headrests at the weekend. They were filthy and had dents in the leather. Cleaned with autoglym leather cleaner and held them over a steaming kettle and rubbed the leather with a cloth, dents all gone.

Good find!!

 

I'd like some of those for mine!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:07 PM

Nightmare, is that what the boiler is costing? We have insurance i think on ours, bet it covers nothing.

 

There is a terrible knocking and banging coming from the front. My wife has had enough of it, i don't blame her to be honest. I'm sick of it too. Mot up end of month, i think it will be gone.

Could be drop links, or bottom arms. Not that steep to do and shouldnt cost a lot in labour!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:07 PM

Good find!!

 

I'd like some of those for mine!

You can have mine if i bin it. Along with lots of other good bits.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

Could be drop links, or bottom arms. Not that steep to do and shouldnt cost a lot in labour!

Just had both, bottom arms last mot and drop links just when the clutch was done. When you go over a small bump it bangs, like you have no tyre on and the wheel judders.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

You can have mine if i bin it. Along with lots of other good bits.

Sweet, thanks mate! I would like to get mine as mint as poss! Could definitely do with the radio facia with the little cubby hole lol.

 

Don't frag it yet! Could be a cheap fix.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:10 PM

Just had both, bottom arms last mot and drop links just when the clutch was done. When you go over a small bump it bangs, like you have no tyre on and the wheel judders.

Strange does sound like a drop link, if cheap ones have been used then they may have gone again.

 

I was thinking of fragging/roffling mine in May 2019 when MOT is up, but I really want to keep it so I'm going to get it as mint as poss and keep on top of the maintenance. 

 

I had a set of Cheap No-Make ECP Special drop links on my Vectra, lasted about 6 months!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:19 PM

Cheap drop links dont last at all. I am having 2 fitted to mine, hopefully they will last a bit longer xxxx xxxxxx
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:24 PM

Cheap drop links dont last at all. I am having 2 fitted to mine, hopefully they will last a bit longer xxxx xxxxxx

I did mine on my Vectra, dead easy to do but they didn't last at all!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:30 PM

Ha ha I was texting my wife at the same time there hence all the 'x's. LOL.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:38 PM

How does your IPK look? I need to get mine fixed as I have a lot of dead pixels


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:40 PM

You can reach the droplinks from under the front of the car when its on the ground. Give them a shoogle to see if there is any play, thats how I flushed out the knick from the osf of mine.

I have learned from 75 ownership that its a very strong case of TADTS, acfepting that the car will never be perfect, because old Rover, and finding which foibles you can live with and others not. I can live with the noisy clutch release bearing, the leaking steering rack, the coolant and oil leak and non working rad fans. Oh and the warm air con. I am enjoying it much more as a result!
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:47 PM

Cheap drop links dont last at all. I am having 2 fitted to mine, hopefully they will last a bit longer xxxx xxxxxx

Love you to hun  :mrgreen:


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:47 PM

How does your IPK look? I need to get mine fixed as I have a lot of dead pixels

I don't have one in mine, just the normal screen in mine.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:46 PM

As the other two have said, drop-links are most likely the cause. Aftermarket ones do not tend to have a very long lifespan.

However please stick with it if that is all it comes down to. Yours is in amazing condition and is in excellent hands (much better than mine is with me anyway).
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:33 AM

What needs doing now?

 

Could be worse, you could have just been hit with a £5000 bill for a new Central Heating boiler and unless the new one has an automatic sunblind, I will never be happy about it!

£5000!? Are you having 3 fitted?

Avoid british gas like the plague. I can you usually halve their quotes.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:52 AM

Now have a quote for 1400 supplied and fitted
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:36 AM

They can be a pain in the arse these cars. I was confident that I had got my V6 in stonkingly good condition. Last job on my to do list was to have the cambelts done.

It's in for those at the moment but while it's there the thermostat has found to be developing a leak & a coil pack melted and killed the ECU.

Don't know what the bill is going to be yet!

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

My dad asked me how the Rover was getting on at the garage and as its been away for nearly 2 weeks I forgot that I still actually owned it!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:25 AM

These are great cars! Mines in fine fettle... for the moment! Though I think the battery is showing signs of age!


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:33 AM

Dropped it off at my mates yesterday. He has called and said it looks like one bottom arm is away again and a front shock. He is getting a price for me, and then i will decide as its mot is due soon too.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:33 AM

These are great cars! Mines in fine fettle... for the moment! Though I think the battery is showing signs of age!

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

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

Mine must a bad one, it constantly needs £££ at it. As much as i like it i would never have another.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:40 AM

Mine must a bad one, it constantly needs £££ at it. As much as i like it i would never have another.

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! 


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