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Giving up

#1 Post by Emboite » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am

Hiya everyone,

I have had Rover 216 Cabriolets of and on for about 12 years. It has been a love affair... I loved them, they didn’t love me back. Can’t stand more heartbreak, I am giving up.

I have a Silver Rover 216 Cab 1998 Rover Engine (yes, I know, I know!) In recent years I have had the roof replaced (incl the actual mechanism, not just the fabric), a replacement engine and gear box/diff installed for many many £ks. After all this expense I have a car that is worth £10 at the scrappy.

After four months lockdown it now seems that the power steering rack is kaput (still TBC) in which case I am giving up on this one way relationship. I will then eat chocolate, play sad ballads and get on with the rest of my life.

I live in Edinburgh and one option is to push it into Leith Docks and claim the insurance. The tenner from the scrapyard is an easier and legal option. Also, the scrappy will collect so I wouldn't have the long walk back from Leith docks.

Apart from the power steering its not totally awful and has an MOT and so forth so can be driven on the roads....though only in a straight line without the power steering obvs!

Before doing this.... any ideas?

Any reason at all not to take the tenner...and get cycling.

Ta,

Colin the Emboite.

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Re: Giving up

#2 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:53 am

Got to admire your dry sense of humour :D

We’ve all been there. I had R8’s in the early 2000s and then moved onto other Rovers and other cars, but I always had that nagging feeling that I wanted another one.

Good luck with your sale :)
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Re: Giving up

#3 Post by RoverRevival » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:41 pm

You sir, are suffering from Roveritus. Similar to Murphy law “what ever can go wrong, will” Roveritus is a lot more forgiving in the fact it was always wrong to begin with and you are just now putting it right.

As someone who fixes them for a living, many a time you just need to walk away before you start looking at the cans of unleaded petrol and your mates lighter.

What works for me is to simply walk away and start on another car until I get frustrated with that. The only thing I can guarantee is frustration is always round the corner.

Good luck though.
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Re: Giving up

#4 Post by henryiett » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:56 pm

Other similar illnesses include Fiatitus and Morganitus

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#5 Post by RoverRevival » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:33 pm

But both of those are incurable...without the purchase of another rover....*laughs*
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Re: Giving up

#6 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:17 pm

If the power steering rack is the only thing wrong with it, how much to put it right?
If it’s not too expensive then I could consider offering you the £10 that the scrappy wants and take it off your hands. 7

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Re: Giving up

#7 Post by carfixmobile » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:38 am

I would agree with the "walking away" sentiments particularly if the car is not required for daily travel.

It gives you time to rationally think about the problems.

I always try and break down the problem into smaller steps (including thinking time), writing a list of to do's then have a go at the simplest task first.

You will regret giving the car away for a tenner!!!

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Re: Giving up

#8 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:31 pm

This ten pound note is burning a hole in my pocket. Rather than see your cabbie end up in Leith Docks, I ask again - how much to fix the power steering these days? Any top-of-the-head estimates?

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Re: Giving up

#9 Post by 961tat » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:29 pm

Emboite wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
Hiya everyone,

I have had Rover 216 Cabriolets of and on for about 12 years. It has been a love affair... I loved them, they didn’t love me back. Can’t stand more heartbreak, I am giving up.

I have a Silver Rover 216 Cab 1998 Rover Engine (yes, I know, I know!) In recent years I have had the roof replaced (incl the actual mechanism, not just the fabric), a replacement engine and gear box/diff installed for many many £ks. After all this expense I have a car that is worth £10 at the scrappy.

After four months lockdown it now seems that the power steering rack is kaput (still TBC) in which case I am giving up on this one way relationship. I will then eat chocolate, play sad ballads and get on with the rest of my life.

I live in Edinburgh and one option is to push it into Leith Docks and claim the insurance. The tenner from the scrapyard is an easier and legal option. Also, the scrappy will collect so I wouldn't have the long walk back from Leith docks.

Apart from the power steering its not totally awful and has an MOT and so forth so can be driven on the roads....though only in a straight line without the power steering obvs!

Before doing this.... any ideas?

Any reason at all not to take the tenner...and get cycling.

Ta,

Colin the Emboite.
Pm you if you want to sell

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Re: Giving up

#10 Post by Emboite » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:44 pm

Hi, I got your private message and replied but might be stuck in my Outbox. I cant see what I am doing wrong if it is. If you didnt get my private message and I can sdee yours it seems then ping me an email and I can send fuller info and pictures. Ta, Colin

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Re: Giving up

#11 Post by Emboite » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:47 pm

The breaking news is that the steering rack seems fine. It was a fluid resevoir problem. I am still keen to move on but not for £10. Actually, the scrap yard standard bid was £70....£10 was the pickup at home price. Since then I have put in £30 of petrol so that adds nealry 50% to the value? Thanks for the idea anyway. Colin.

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Re: Giving up

#12 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:15 pm

Have you topped up the steering rack reservoir? If so, does it drive OK now?
What’s the chance of some photographs so that we can see the general condition?
If all is OK then the tenner in my pocket might stretch to £100.

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Re: Giving up

#13 Post by Liverpoolman1 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:11 pm

So, have you sold it or are you keeping it? :unsure

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