MG ZT, Rover 25
Sounds like the job from hell n0w2 😔
So I've done it and yes this is the case - it's obvious when you think about it. Remove the top bolts on the drop links on both sides at the same time and the whole anti-roll bar rotates out of the way.I have not done the roll bar drop link bushes on this side, as the outer bushes are fine and the inner ones are split - so this needs to wait until I can change the inner bushes. I still don't know how to access them easily. Hmm, I wonder - if I released both drop links at the the same time? Would the whole bar move up out of the way? I didn't think to try that!
Aaand it's off.I am now stuck on removing the oil dip stick tube.
This is a picture of the dipstick fully inserted into the tube:The problem with checking the oil on a KV6 is the max level is insdie the dipstick tube, not in the sump, as the sump is so shallow.
My partner says I've spent a lot more than 12 hours on it..It's been a month, but total hours is probably around 12. I have limited free time, then it's doubly worse getting rained off when I get some time to do any work!
Excellent way to solve a problem. Well done, good clear image too. One question. What is a step drill? Is that a bit conical in shape so you can progressively enlarge holes to suit? Do not know what those are called.I fixed my clutch today.
Since i got the car in january the pedal goes almost the floor before you can get it in gear. Took the pedal off today to find the pivot that holds the slave cylinder arm on had ovalized both the clutch pedal casting and the slave arm causing about 3-4mm of play before the slave arm actually moves!
The original pivot was 8mm so i have used a step drill to drill both holes out to 10mm so they are now perfectly round, and refitted with an M10 bolt, and nylock nut.
Much better and free!
My dad says its as good as any of his Rovers which all have half the mileage of mine.
could you provide new replacement bolts to them before they start?The car needs new trailing arm bushes but my normal local garage refuses to do it, in case the bolts snap... 🤷♂️
I'm not sure what to do about it now!
Fitted the winter tyres - months late, but we're hardly driving anywhere!
Fitted a private number plate.
The car needs new trailing arm bushes but my normal local garage refuses to do it, in case the bolts snap... 🤷♂️
I'm not sure what to do about it now!
Could be.could you provide new replacement bolts to them before they start?
they probably just don’t fancy the job, when there are so many newer cars needing easier repairs.
sadly this is the case in alot of garages, you will need to find a classic car/mgr dedicated garage, there are a fair few aroundI gave the garage a full set of bolts (as well as the bushes) for the rear suspension when I dropped it off - and I mean everything that even might be removed. The worry was not replacing the bolts but "if they snapped, then to remove them they have cut open the metal from inside the car". It had got as far as being put on the lift before they aborted the work.
I literally was told that it was more worth their time time on the lift to do brake pads and discs than do this. The thing is I don't care about costs and I'm happy to have the whole of the rear suspension renewed if they thought that was necessary! This is my baby and it gets whatever it needs...
They've done me okay in the past but even then I have been given the messages about how bad Rovers are when I pick it up. Even the brake fluid reservoir cap is apparently 'not correct'.
I'd decided to try doing it myself but I don't really have the equipment, time or skills for this sort of thing. Certainly not in winter.
The bushes are really bad visually but there's no big movement in them yet. It doesn't feel stable which of course is the problem - and that affects the enjoyment of driving the car.