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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by aryan57 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:03 pm

I have my fingers crossed for you Ricky. Seriously, well done!
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by thamestyres » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:59 pm

have just had my front wings back from the bodyshop.. nicely painted, all ready to be fitted.. so no more rusty wheel arches and hopefully a good colour match.. just have to find time to fit them now :roll: regards ricky
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by SJG » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:07 pm

Phew, that is a relief. I always get worried when you post about your car Ricky!!
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by thamestyres » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:06 pm

it is positively purring at the moment, need to fit the wings and a power steering pump (noisy) no water loss and no oil usage.. but spends most of its time parked up as money is at a premium, the little 307 diesel that i have for sale does near 50mpg, so that is the daily until it sells.. regards ricky
Rover Sterling KV6 V.reg 4 tailpipes and rs5 wheels (sold) :shock:
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Post by thamestyres » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:26 pm

took for the mot today.. passed no advisories... all brakes even and good numbers, emissions were the proverbial bitch, just lambda so must have a small leak in the exhaust somewhere, we couldn't find one though... so still just the wings to fit, and then a major polish up inside and out ready for POL.. I think I might have a vapour leak from the filler area... a question for some does a filler leak affect the running and or fuel consumption... I have a slight misfire now and then on idle, which clears when revved up.. regards ricky
Rover Sterling KV6 V.reg 4 tailpipes and rs5 wheels (sold) :shock:
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by TDHFastback » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:54 pm

Well done on the MOT pass Ricky. Ready for another year.

See you at POL

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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by SJG » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:43 pm

Good news Ricky
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:39 am

thamestyres wrote:took for the mot today.. passed no advisories... all brakes even and good numbers, emissions were the proverbial bitch, just lambda so must have a small leak in the exhaust somewhere, we couldn't find one though... so still just the wings to fit, and then a major polish up inside and out ready for POL.. I think I might have a vapour leak from the filler area... a question for some does a filler leak affect the running and or fuel consumption... I have a slight misfire now and then on idle, which clears when revved up.. regards ricky
A fuel filler leak definitely effects consumption Ricky as the fuel can evaporate to atmosphere. My Sterling got down to about 20mpg regardless of driving style in July/August time a couple of years back because the fuel filler i had welded up sprang a leak - sort of! What happened was the welds went porous and were letting fumes/vapour our without actually showing a leak until the filler was inverted full of water. Then the other leak showed up as well - the filler cap seal! Made a new one from some 3mm neoprene sheet using a 1.5" wad punch to make the central hole then an old tuna tin as a guide (Blue Peter style!) for the outer edge and a sharp pair of scissors!
I've not known a filler leak to effect the running so far but that's not to say it won't. You may also have condensation in the fuel tank, especially if it's been stood a while. Have a read of my thread "Deprive a Tramp" for a cure :

http://www.rover800.info/forum/viewtopi ... =8&t=12876

Used it on several cars now and the results are fairly quick to see/feel and if that isn't the problem then it won't cause any harm either. For the price it's a cheap enough experiement and the chances are it will improve matters. Also helps economy a little in reducing the slight, almost imperceptible misfires at speed.
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by thamestyres » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:37 am

i saw that post dave, i had heard of this before, might be worth a try as well as the filler tube, just in case that is.. regards ricky
Rover Sterling KV6 V.reg 4 tailpipes and rs5 wheels (sold) :shock:
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:19 am

If the filler is rotten Ricky, there's a very high chance you have got water in the tank, not just condensation but possibly rain water and more from washing the car. As discussed on the other thread, it doesn't take much to cause running/idle problems.
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Post by thamestyres » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:37 pm

took the sterling out for a run today, went to the walton breakfast club near walton bridge... like an idiot followed the satnav, so went the long way around!! the car was faultless, other than a puff of smoke on start up... still haven't done the fuel filler, but no rush.. the meeting last time i went was good but the rain really affected it today, bit of a washout, still enjoyed the drive.. regards ricky
Rover Sterling KV6 V.reg 4 tailpipes and rs5 wheels (sold) :shock:
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by thamestyres » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:42 pm

filler neck replaced.. mot passed, no advisories.. have mirrors and window regs to do.. regards ricky
Rover Sterling KV6 V.reg 4 tailpipes and rs5 wheels (sold) :shock:
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:49 pm

Congrats on the pass Rick! :D What's the problem with the mirrors and windows?
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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by thamestyres » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:59 pm

don't work with the memory seats properly, window on drivers side forgets itself quite often, passenger mirror drops a little bit at a time, so have to adjust it every so often... have got proper sterling ones from the donor engine car.. so hopefully that should sort it out... regards ricky
Rover Sterling KV6 V.reg 4 tailpipes and rs5 wheels (sold) :shock:
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1935 morris 18/6, having a near end of life rejuvenation, xj6 running gear..

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Re: ricky's rover sterling

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:41 pm

Good luck with that! Got similar on my Sterling at the moment because i've got later non-memory mirror seats (seats have memory but not for mirrors) so the mirrors won't even work at all on mine! Need to swap the box from underneath the seat to regain mirror control and memory. Only window problem i have is a worn drivers window switch............
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