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    Best way to refit Series 2 wheel discs/hubcaps?

    I've placed this in Suspension/Steering because that's what the wheels are attached to… With the two Series 1s I used to own, replacing the wheel discs was easy: just push them on. Too easy, perhaps, which was why they had a reputation for turning in situ and slicing the tyre valve, and for...
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    Front brakes brake harder once every wheel revolution when brakes are warm

    I fitted new front discs and pads to my 2000 TC about 1000 miles ago. When the brakes are still cold the response is smooth and firm. Once the brakes have been used a few times and are warm, the front brakes seem to brake more firmly once every wheel revolution, leading to an annoying surging as...
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    Petrol reserve tap – how does it work?

    When the reserve function is activated, is the normal fuel pipe blocked off? The reason I ask is that I'm contemplating designing an auxiliary petrol tank for my two-stroke Saab (in which oil is mixed with the petrol in the tank), which will contain a super-expensive lubricant that doesn't...
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    Oil in steering damper

    Can anyone tell me what oil should be in the hydraulic steering damper that doubles as the steering idler (1972 2000 TC)? Mine has no leakage but I filled it to the top with EP90. The manual says that no maintenance is required so I should probably have left it alone. Have I done something daft...
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    Electric fan: any recommendations?

    I'm thinking of replacing the noisy, power-sapping and finger-slicing mechanical radiator fan with an electric one. There are several brands available, including some surprisingly cheap ones which instinct tells me to avoid. Presumably the more of the radiator area covered by the fan, the...
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    Valve timing and manual confusion

    I'm reaching the point when I shall be reassembling my now-2200 engine, and I am puzzled by the wording in the factory workshop manual. It says, to quote, 'On late models [like mine] the timing hole in the flywheel has been repositioned, so that when the flywheel locking peg is inserted the EP...
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    2000 TC: does mine need a rebore?

    The engine has done 66,000 miles. Before I took it to bits it blew no blue smoke and used practically no oil. But performance was very sluggish, especially on hills, despite all being correct in the ignition and carburation departments. Compressions varied between 152 and 160psi, some way off...
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    Tinkling sound

    I will shortly be overhauling the cylinder head of my recently-acquired 1972 2000 TC. The compressions are low (150-160psi against the minimum of 190 stated in the manual), the fuel consumption is high and the hillclimbing ability is feeble. A set of NOS genuine Rover exhaust valves is on its...
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    Selector finger on gearbox remote shaft

    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to replace this without dropping the gearbox down, perhaps by removing the gear lever, engaging reverse from under the car, rotating the shaft to free the finger and sliding the shaft back far enough to get access to the finger's pinch bolt? Or is that a...
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    What fuel for 2000 TC?

    I have just bought a 1972 2000 TC, which I will pick up tomorrow. I assume it has the 10:1 compression ratio and originally ran on 5-star fuel. What do people use nowadays? Super unleaded? Super unleaded with octane booster? Ordinary unleaded with more octane booster? I guess the ignition...
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    Clutch drag when hot

    My last P6, a 1967 2000 SC, could be difficult to get into gear when the engine and gearbox were well warmed up after a long run. The symptom was of the clutch not disengaging fully, although the pedal felt normal. Now my recently-acquired 1965 example is doing the same thing, despite a new...
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    Hello from the owner of a white 1965 P6

    Hi - I've been following the forum for a while so I thought it was high time I came out of the shadows. I bought a grey 1967 2000 SC a year and a half ago, improved it and loved it but ended up selling it because I wanted to concentrate on the restoration of a pre-war Singer Le Mans. I...
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