Rover 75 Club Review

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“PLEASE READ AS THIS CAN BE USEFUL TO YOU.I HAVE OWNED...”

Written on: 05/03/2010

PLEASE READ AS THIS CAN BE USEFUL TO YOU.I HAVE OWNED MY 75 CLUB TOURER FOR ONE YEAR AND COVERED 10,000 MILES. ITS A BRILLIANT CAR AND HANDLES BRILLIANTLY. MINE IS THE 2LTR V6. I WOULD NEVER HAVE CHOSEN THE 1.8 BECAUSE OF THE HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS. SO WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR IS THE TRUTH AND THINGS THAT ARE LIKELY TO GO WRONG AND HOW TO AVOID THEM.

FIRSTLY MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHANGE THE OIL EVERY 5000 MLS. THIS IS THE CARS BLOOD AND WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU TOP PERFORMANCE (DO NOT USE CHEAP OIL AS ITS A FALSE ECONOMY.)

1) DODGY HEATER SENSOR (IF YOUR COOLING FAN STAYS ON PERMENENTLY WHEN ENGINE IS SWITCHED OFF AND YOUR TEMP GUAGE DOES NOT REGISTER. EASY FIXY (NEW SENSOR.. GARAGE WILL CHARGE ABOUT 80 POUNDS INC THE NEW SENSOR

2) MANUAL GEAR SHIFT BECOMES STIFF AND CANNOT ENGAGE SMOOTHLY OR NOT AT ALL.

THIS IS NOT YOUR CLUTCH...ITS THE CLUTCH FLUID...HAVE IT DRAINED AND CLEANED BUT GET IT DONE AT A GARAGE AS THE BLEED NIPPLE IS IN THE ENGINE BAY AND YOU WILL NEED SPECIALIST TOOLS AND 2 PEOPLE TO DO IT AS ONE OF THE RESEVOIRS IS LOCATED UNDER THE CLUTCH PEDAL. A GARAGE WILL NOT CHARGE ALOT FOR THIS AND SAVES YOU GETTING A CRINKED NECK AND SWEARING ALOT.

3) ENGINE CUTS OUT AND WILL NOT START EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINE TURNS OVER.

THERE ARE 2 POSSIBLE CAUSES...THE IMMOBILISER UNDER THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT NEEDS TO BE RESET(READ HANDBOOK)YOU WILL NEED A PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER AND SMALL HANDS!! OR 2, ANOTHER SENSOR HAS BLOWN LOCATED IN THE MOST STUPID OF PLACES UNDER THE CAR AND IMPOSSIBLE TO GET AT UNLESS YOU ARE A CONTORSIONIST SO IF ITS NUMBER 2 TAKE IT TO A GARAGE AS THEY WILL PLUG THEIR COMPUTER IN AND FIX THE PROBLEM (ABOUT 50 POUNDS)PLUS THE SENSOR.

WELL THATS ABOUT IT AND I HOPE I HAVE BEEN OF SOME USE. THE ONLY GRIPE I HAVE WITH THE CAR IS THE BULB CHANGES...FRONT AND REAR....REALLY STUPID LAYOUT...LOTS OF SWEARING AND BITS THAT FALL OFF AND CANT RETRIEVE!!!

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Lesmorris's Comment

Written on: 13/04/2010

I found this review very helpful because...it has pointed out some of the problems that could occur, as I have only just bought a V6.
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Tommyboy2010's Comment

Written on: 28/01/2011

well thanks for the tips lads , ive just become the proud owner of a 2.0 v6 auto , shes quite nipi and just to add if the car has done more than 120.000 miles REPLACE THE TIMING BELT TENTIONERS, PULLIES ETC , not an expencive kit but well worth it and was recomended by haynes and rover , plus to add i had a 1998 BMW 520i before i bought the rover and to be honest build quality , instruments etc all the same except fot the styling !!so go on rover for nicking the bmws layout lol

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Bernard Ashwell's Comment

Written on: 16/08/2010

I found this review helpful because after three attempts by reputable motor engineers still no answer so will investigate points raised above...

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