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nylon and rubber lubricant is what I use. Holts do it in a little spray can which is good. Or there are other sources though, I think maplin also do one. Failing that WD40 or GT85? would be better than nothing.
 

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What about the alarm? ive had nothing but trouble with my 618's alarm in damp weather. anyone know of a fix for that? ive disconnected all the sensors (i think) but the thing will not shut up :***: Oh and hello ppl, this is my first post here :bgrin2:
 

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-nightfire red- 620sli

thanks that post you wrote was wonderfull, cause every problem you just described i have on my rover 620sli m reg-98k. now am pretty sure that those problems are more than likely exist since am not the only one who's the got them! and i seem to have a dodgy air flow sensor, the car does not have a constant rev rev on ideal! and has sudden surges of power when puling away in third and fourth gear!

whats more the issues describe seem to have a pattern of turning up when the mileage reaches about 100k miles!
 

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Bugger
Bugger
Bugger.
I fix the hand brake on the near side, just for the off side to start messing me about now. Got the same symptoms as before, ie the hand brake won't engage on that wheel. I had to get a caliper from a scrap yard last time, looks like I'll be doing that again.
I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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Ok, I said I would post up on the hand brake progress.
First off I slackened the HB cable adjuster inside the car.
I got under the car with my spanners and released the hand brake cable from the offending caliper, I then got a spanner on the self adjuster spindle and proceeded to waggle it back and forth using some WD40, after a while it felt looser and I hooked up the cable again, replaced the gunk shield and sat in the car pumping the brake pedal, for what seemed like ages.
Periodic testing of the resistance on the HB showed that progress was being made. After I felt that my leg had dropped off, I tightened the adjuster and drove the car up the road to a steep hill (these are not in short supply in Plymouth!) and in a moment-of-truth style test stopped the car, applied the HB and took my foot gently of the footbrake...And the car stayed put!
Hurrah!
Fixed.
600 hand brake myth disspelled for evermore.


Untill the next time.
 

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Rover 600 GSDi '97 ABS Fault ?

Always serviced and never let me down in 9 years and 109K until I passed it to my daughter. New Starter motor last week and boxing day brakes seized on front passenger side. RAC man came out to me on the M25 and failed to force the brake piston back up the cylinder, it was rock solid until he lossened the bleed nipple. The cylinder looked clean so I now suspect the ABS not the servo as the problem only on that wheel. Is there a valve that can stick ? I have driven it slowly home now without braking, (not fun), does anyone have any suggestions please ?

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Always serviced and never let me down in 9 years and 109K until I passed it to my daughter. New Starter motor last week and boxing day brakes seized on front passenger side. RAC man came out to me on the M25 and failed to force the brake piston back up the cylinder, it was rock solid until he lossened the bleed nipple. The cylinder looked clean so I now suspect the ABS not the master cylinder as the problem only on that wheel. Is there a valve that can stick ? I have driven it slowly home now without braking, (not fun), does anyone have any suggestions please ?

Les
I said "servo" in original and I meant master cylinder. Les
 

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I also have this problem. I drive a 620i with 270,000 miles on it! I brought it to my mechanic and he told me to change the inlet manifold. I havent a clue about engines so I have to thrust him! But I noticed when the car was idleing mad he pulled out a lead of some sorts from the ECU unit and it idled perfectly but when driven with the lead out it started conking out so thats not an option. Also when lt heats up its fine but if im driving in cold weather the engine temp drops and I have the idle prob again. It also spews out white smoke first thing in the morning. All help welcome as I have this car 10 years and dont want to scrap it just yet!
 

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with regards to the windows I foudn the best thing to use/do is get some silicone grease (the stuff plumbers use) then whip off the door cards and smear some of the grease in the runners inside the car then slide the windows up and down a few times, also doesn't hurt to put a little silicone grease on the runner that the little plastic wheels run in at the bottom of the window. I did this just before crimbo and my windows are still running as smooth as when I greased them up.
 

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courtesy lights on my 600 wont come on when doors opened tjey work if switch is put on permanent , the only time they have worked correctly was a damp winter night 18 months ago, any ideas !!
Check the courtesy door switches, are the fixing screws tight and if you 'flick' them in/out does the light work? Could be poor earth on the fixing screw. The switches are easy to replace.
 

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my t reg 618is

hey guys, its my first post and me thinks its gonna sound daft.

just wondering if some one could tell me which oil the 618 uses best as I really can't be bothered with buying a haynes lol

also neither of my front windows are working, don't know wether its the motor or the relay but either way they're not working and havent since i bought it in january.

any advice would be helpful.

cheers
 

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Help again

Could anyone help i have the sloppy gear lever problem and somewhere on here theres a chap that does the modified shaft on an exchange basis, If you could put me in touch wth said chap that would be great !! Has anyone had a new shaft , price and availabilty oh and supplier if poss ... Having troublle getting first and fifth now will just get worse from now .thanks
 
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