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My old Connoisseur CDTi. Really fantastic car, used it for my ~60odd mile roundrtip commute every day for a couple of years.

Did have to replace an injector with a £25 job from ebay, needed a new fuel pump and a few servicing bits and bobs. Oh and a crank sensor. And was run with the MAF unplugged and and and.... I can't really remember why I got rid of it - I think I was just tired of there always being something broken/breaking on it and having to spend the weekend looking at it so I could use it for work Monday.

But still a great spec and lovely way to commute.

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My lovely 75 is currently being examined by a skilled auto electrician.

The problem is, I'm going to need a car suitable for the fair wife's hefty motorway commute in the next couple of weeks, and as I drove out of the garage I spotted a Jaguar X type estate in bronze for a reasonable price - Fuck sticks!

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Just a quick recap;

Cunt, I too feel obliged to begin naming my cars,  was sent to my man with the spanners for oil/filter/transmision fluid/brake pads so that we'd be all ready for winter. All sorted, the fucker then went into limp mode on his test drive. Neither the plenums or the spare wheel well had any water in, but the whole car had gone crackers. It wasn't even sending power to the OBD port. It's finally been tracked down to a couple of faulty earths beneath the passenger seat carpet (someone knows their way round a multi-meter) and will be returned in the morning. I shall be conducting a lengthy test drive before sending the fair wife up the motorway on Thursday.

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My 75 is continuing to baffle me.  I still can't get the driver's door window switch pack to work - I've bought a replacement switch pack and a replacement BCU and neither has made any difference.  There's power getting to the switches as the mirrors work, and the three other door windows all work from their respective door switches, but none of the window switches on the driver's door does anything.  Also the rear window lock-out doesn't work - the light comes on on the button but it doesn't make any difference to the functioning of the rear windows.

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what else I can try...

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40 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

Did you take the pack apart and clean the contacts on the circuitboard like I suggested?

It's a finicky job but it worked for me. I remember it was one of the first and last jobs my son helped me with on the car, he was only 5 at the time.

 

I took the original pack apart - it was all shiny and squeaky clean in there, I did give everything a spray with contact cleaner while I had it apart but I didn't see any furry looking contacts.  I'm not sure it's the pack that's at fault anyway as both the packs I have malfunction in exactly the same way.

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Managed to pick up another one a few months back...  11800 miles from new, and in a Monogram colour - Chatsworth Gold.

Unfortunately it transpired after I bought it, that it had a significant water ingress problem, and while I was investigating that, it snapped the aux belt which put it out of action for a while. Over the summer I stripped the interior out totally, and sorted the various water ingress points (sunroof drains / missing plenum tubes) before sourcing an excellent condition replacement carpet (the old one was a bit too far gone) and building the interior back up. I was encouraged to see that the floor was in excellent condition with no corrosion. 

We're back on the road now, and although there are still a few things to sort - it's bloody lovely wafting around in what is basically an 'as new' Rover 75.

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Fellow Roverists... I have a conundrum.

I'm at a crossroads with Bertie (2001 'Y-Reg' Connoisseur SE in Damson Red - 2.0V6 Petrol). This car is starting to feel a bit tatty, in that it has paint flaking on the front & rear bumpers, poor repair to the sill (going rusty again) & damage to the front of both sills (my ex-mechanic can't use a trolley jack properly). The car is mechanically sound, has another 3 years on the cam belts & everything (EVERYTHING) works. I want to retain a pre-project drive 75 on the fleet, with a V6 petrol engine, so my options are thus:

1) Sell Bertie as a bit of a banger (probably get £800 or so) and look for a replacement, like this: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202109257798932?sort=price-desc&make=Rover&price-to=8000&model=75&include-delivery-option=on&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=hp197rf&page=1

2) Treat Bertie as a bit of a rolling restoration. In this instance I would invest heavily in repairing the sills to as-new standard, get the bumpers sorted (some minor repairs necessary to a couple of splits) and have the whole car resprayed. I would also need to tackle the interior over time, as some fabrics are just beginning to come away (headlining & door cards) but doesn't look bad yet. 

3) Sack any more Rovers off, and buy a nice Volvo T5.

I'm leaning towards option 2 - I've spent a lot of money on this car over the last 5 years and it's a lovely place to be - but maybe it's time for a change?

I dunno!

 

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1 hour ago, Roverageous said:

Fellow Roverists... I have a conundrum.

I'm at a crossroads with Bertie (2001 'Y-Reg' Connoisseur SE in Damson Red - 2.0V6 Petrol). This car is starting to feel a bit tatty, in that it has paint flaking on the front & rear bumpers, poor repair to the sill (going rusty again) & damage to the front of both sills (my ex-mechanic can't use a trolley jack properly). The car is mechanically sound, has another 3 years on the cam belts & everything (EVERYTHING) works. I want to retain a pre-project drive 75 on the fleet, with a V6 petrol engine, so my options are thus:

1) Sell Bertie as a bit of a banger (probably get £800 or so) and look for a replacement, like this: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202109257798932?sort=price-desc&make=Rover&price-to=8000&model=75&include-delivery-option=on&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=hp197rf&page=1

2) Treat Bertie as a bit of a rolling restoration. In this instance I would invest heavily in repairing the sills to as-new standard, get the bumpers sorted (some minor repairs necessary to a couple of splits) and have the whole car resprayed. I would also need to tackle the interior over time, as some fabrics are just beginning to come away (headlining & door cards) but doesn't look bad yet. 

3) Sack any more Rovers off, and buy a nice Volvo T5.

I'm leaning towards option 2 - I've spent a lot of money on this car over the last 5 years and it's a lovely place to be - but maybe it's time for a change?

I dunno!

 

I'd go for 2. At least you know what's wrong with yours and none of it is urgent. As you also recognise, you will struggle to get much money for it 

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