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  1. mrtask

    Beauty is More than Skin Deep

    ISTR fitting poly to the Panhard rod. Haven't had any troubles in a decade with that part of my car. I probably just hexed myself saying that, didn't I!
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    What is a reasonable life expectancy for a car battery?

    Looking back through my posts, it seems I replaced my battery last in 2015. After a night out in the cold I notice it took a few more cranks than normal to fire, and it seemed to be cranking slower than usual. So how many years should a battery last? Mine sees regular use, it doesn't usually...
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    I had to fit a new oil pressure sender, and it worked for one whole day! Groan.

    The previous owner of my car fitted the engine with an SD1 timing cover and oil pump, so I need to use an SD1 sender. I bet the P6 sender isn't a metric size. Whenever I see those little blue boxes I know they're Britpart = Shitpart, but this last particular item has set a new low. Unfortunately...
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    I had to fit a new oil pressure sender, and it worked for one whole day! Groan.

    I fitted a new aftermarket oil pressure sender the other day, and was pleased to see a nice healthy reading. The smile was wiped off my face a whole day later, when the gauge read 0 again. Gulp! A took a quick peek to see if the wire had become dislodged, only to see oil weeping out of the top...
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    Wanted – a front brake pad wear sensor wire! I've lost one, somehow.

    @cobraboy to the rescue. Another little niggle sorted. Brilliant! :):thumb:
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    Wanted – a rubber 'thing' (!) to hold the jack in place against the nearside boot wall

    @chrisw came through with the goods. :):thumb: Nice one. One less clunking noise with the jack properly secured once again.
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    3500 RU

    3500RU is the pride and joy of forum member Clive P62. It is a really lovely example. Resplendent is the right descriptor.
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    Wanted – a rubber 'thing' (!) to hold the jack in place against the nearside boot wall

    Hi @chrisw I'll happily relieve you of that black rubber thingamejig if you've no use for it, in exchange for the price of a pint of ale. Drop me a PM please.
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    Wanted – a rubber 'thing' (!) to hold the jack in place against the nearside boot wall

    Good idea. I wouldn't have thought of that. I'll try it out and see if a couple of them do the job. Nice one fellas!
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    Wanted – a front brake pad wear sensor wire! I've lost one, somehow.

    Marvellous! Drop me a private message with instructions as to how to channel funds to you, and I'll send you some beer tokens and give you my address. Do you have a paypal account?
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    Wanted – a front brake pad wear sensor wire! I've lost one, somehow.

    I've lost a sensor wire from the nearside front brake. I quip about bits falling off my car, but now it has actually happened! Has anybody got a sensor wire from an old used up front pad that I could glue into a (nearly) new pad? Long shot, I guess, but I thought I'd ask.
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    Replacing your Rover

    My pockets aren't deep enough to permit ownership of more than one vehicle, so my blue heap continues to serve stalwart duty as my daily driver, ten years on from my having rebuilt it. Well, on days when it isn't with my mechanic, which seem to have be some quite common recently. :( If I did...
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    Wanted – a rubber 'thing' (!) to hold the jack in place against the nearside boot wall

    I don't know the correct name for the rubber doo-dad that keeps the jack snug against the boot wall behind the little curtain, but I need one. Does anybody have a spare one they'd like to sell me? Can anybody tell me what they're actually called so I can look for one online? My lash-up bungee...
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    Wanted – front lower strut, Drivers side, for P6 3500. Part no is 595741

    Hi @PeterZRH. I noticed your post from last week, just before my mechanic told me I need a new one too. JRW are closed this week, so I thought I'd ask on here on the off chance.
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    Wanted – front lower strut, Drivers side, for P6 3500. Part no is 595741

    Has anybody on here got a good lower front strut, Drivers side, for my P6 V8? Part no is 595741. Ideally including the bushing to the Base Unit, although I might well fit Poly with a sleeve there, so not imperative. Readies waiting!
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    overriders for beginners

    @Mick Rae 1. Front bumpers will fit on the rear, upside down, but looking backwards from the boot you'll be able to see 'inside' them, as they don't have the extra 'closing plate' (for want of the proper terminology!). 2. It really is that simple! 3. The two little holes under the bumper...
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    Hollandia sunroof (sliding steel)

    I had one of those in my old car, RWT363K, which was too rotten to repair. Regretfully I couldn't afford to have it refurbished, and when I moved back to the UK I couldn't bring it with me.
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    Can he fix it? Yes he can!

    Peter is telling it like it is. Despite the expense, @dmblbit, I think you should complete the repairs on the to do list and enjoy the car!
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    Storing an engine for a while – what do I need to do to protect it?

    I'm actually hoping my mate just puts this engine back in his car! He regales me with notions of installing a modern Chevy LS V8 with a Tremec manual gearbox in his P5B Saloon, and I'm trying to talk him back down to Earth and just hang an LT77 behind the original motor. So as to avoid being...
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    Storing an engine for a while – what do I need to do to protect it?

    Thanks for the useful advice, gents. Cobraboy, that Lotus table is jolly nice. Alas, I live in an apartment which isn't on the ground floor, so repurposing an engine into a table isn't an option for me.
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    Storing an engine for a while – what do I need to do to protect it?

    A good mate of mine has begun dismantling his customised P5B sedan apart to effect further modifications. In the meantime I've let him stash the V8 we just pulled out of it in a corner of my garage. He might well be putting a completely different engine back in his car, or he might end up...
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    Can I mix different PAS fluid when topping up?

    @corazon thanks for your wisdom. I suspected mixing fluids wasn't a good idea.
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    Can I mix different PAS fluid when topping up?

    My power steering pump leak seems to be getting worse. What had previously been the odd drip is now more of a growing puddle on the garage floor. :( Whilst I wait for my preferred mechanic to let me know he has the time to work on my car, I was wondering if I should top up as much fluid as has...
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    Will 4.0/4.6 heads fit on a 3.5?

    They'll fit. Good upgrade. Bigger valves. Only ten head bolts, no more outer row of four bolts to increase the chance of head gasket failure.
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