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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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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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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 OFFLINE   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.



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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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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.



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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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Posted 21 January 2017 - 11:09 PM

One of my very kind neighbours pumped up the soft tyre the other day, while I was out at work.  I hadn't asked him to and he knew I wasn't using the car, he just did it and never said a word.  Thank you Brian, good man!


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:57 PM

Anybody fancy this as a swopper?  I'll consider almost anything* against it as long as it has plenty of MoT; the 75 runs out in November.  Oh and you will need to deliver and collect, as I don't want to drive this any more.  Reasons as stated above.  You could come from Plymouth or Peterhead, it wouldn't matter, this car should get you home in style and comfort.  It's been lovely to drive.

 

*I'd prefer a petrol auto with towbar, RWD if possible, and not German.  Except maybe an Opel.  Older is always better, as is bigger, and the more off-the-wall the more likely I am to accept.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

Sorry to hear this Eddy, what a shame. My wife suffers from psoriasis and when it flares up she is in great discomfort, together with a raging itching that's is utterly insatiable regardless of scratching.

What about one of those steering wheel covers, the 'leather look' ones?
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:14 PM

MrsL has my total sympathy!

 

As for the steering wheel cover, it's already wearing one.  Yes I could take it off and see if that makes any difference, but I've lost faith in the car now.  Not with regard to getting me where I want to go; it's great for that.  But for being able to live a life when I get there/get home. 

 

It isn't clearing up, by the way.  I'm in raging pain 24/7.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

As you know I had an interest eddy, but am off to Boston for a diesel Tourer tomorrow, so unfortunately I'm out now................

unless I break down on the way back, which won't be the first time.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:35 PM

Yes, I remember... some people just can't wait, can they?  I suppose you'll tell me now you had nothing to swop anyway.  Bloody excuses...

 

GLWTCM :)


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:46 AM

I haven't got anything to swap, but I'd like to increase my AS cred by doing the 75 thing for a bit.

 

Forgive my cheeky suggestion, but perhaps you could roffle it again, deduct what it owes you, and bung the rest to the hospice again? The car that keeps on giving?


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:01 AM

Yes, I remember... some people just can't wait, can they?  I suppose you'll tell me now you had nothing to swop anyway.  Bloody excuses...

 

GLWTCM :)

 

I actually had a Rickman to swop, but the way its going on Ebay and with 66 watchers maybe you would have owed me a bit.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

Rave, that suggestion isn't as cheeky as you think!  It had already crossed my mind.  However, I've had a phone call tonight which might mean this car going.  I'll know better in a few days....


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:03 PM

And further to the above: it's going ahead at the end of the month.  75 leaves me, Saab convertible rejoins the fleet.  It has three massive advantages over the Rover.

1: Auto box

2: older

3: doesn't make my hands itch!

 

It'll be where I can find it again should I need to, like for example if it becomes available in a year or so and a Shiter fancies it... ;)  Dave doesn't keep cars forever!


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