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#31 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 08:48 PM

Now that I'm using this regularly, I have a question.

When I change gear going up, so accelerating, the engine revs don't drop very much even with my right foot off the pedal.  Is this normal?  Is it supposed to do this?

 

 

Also, for those waiting in anticipation: it'll be available again in the spring, if not sooner.  Manual gearbox, you see: no place in my fleet.  If it was automatic I'd probably keep it forever, I like it that much!


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#32 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:12 PM

could it be a gummed up throttle body causing the Rover not to loose RPM when changing gear?

 

does it do it all the time or only when cold?

 

if only when cold maybe the iacv in the fuel rail be sticking/gummed up?


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#33 OFFLINE   Faker

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:29 PM

Seen this before. Almost like the revs actually pick up a tiny bit on depressing the clutch, the revs hold for a fraction of a second before dropping. Doesn't affect the driving though... just a little annoying
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#34 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 07:19 AM

A heart warming thread indeed, well done to all concerned.

I particularly like this colour of 75 as my 1/18 version is the same colour.

Available in the spring you say? That's the same period that the Megane times-out.

I've already bought one car from you ( remember the £1 Lada!) so raffle eagerly awaited!

Edit: I have just heard some very sad news, kind of makes the above a bit irrelevant now. My sincere condolences to taxipaul and his family.
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#35 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:43 AM

A heart warming thread indeed, well done to all concerned.

I particularly like this colour of 75 as my 1/18 version is the same colour.

Available in the spring you say? That's the same period that the Megane times-out.

I've already bought one car from you ( remember the £1 Lada!) so raffle eagerly awaited!

Edit: I have just heard some very sad news, kind of makes the above a bit irrelevant now. My sincere condolences to taxipaul and his family.

I was about to put a "like" on that, until I read the last line.  Oh Paul... worst possible time and all that.  We're thinking of you.


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#36 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:23 PM

Question for the previous custodians of this car.

What has the interior been cleaned with?  I'm asking because my eczema, which normally doesn't encroach on the palms of my hands, has made them very dry and painful in recent weeks.  The contact surfaces of my fingers are also affected, and I mean badly.  The only thing I touch regularly that's changed is, this car has been added to the fleet, and the timescale is about right, so I'm wondering if there's a film of something on the steering wheel and/or gearlever and/or anything else, that I might be allergic to.  I've actually suspended using it while I try a new cream to bring my hands back to some sort of sanity.

You try living in a skin that feels like it's on fire, 24/7, for 40 years.  It isn't fun. :(


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#37 ONLINE   Mally

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:48 PM

It is a possibility. Try wearing leather driving gloves for a while maybe.



#38 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:51 PM

Stylish!  Unfortunately I've tried before to drive in gloves and just can't do it.  No MG Midget for me then...


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#39 OFFLINE   omegod

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

Weird one Eddie, could you try barrier cream I wonder? I didn't clean it inside prior to your pick up I just gave it £2 of asda's finest autowash


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#40 ONLINE   Mally

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:35 PM

Stylish!  Unfortunately I've tried before to drive in gloves and just can't do it.  No MG Midget for me then...

 

I have the gloves from my MGB days. Would take it off your hands............sorry no pun intended, but insurance would be a problem as I have no NCB in my own right.



#41 OFFLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:43 PM

Oh and now it's parked up at the end of my street, one of the tyres is going flat.  Marvellous.


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