Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

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Alec Reid

Perth, Australia

#1 Aug 29, 2012
I have a strong fuel smell in cabin and luggage boot compartment of my 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit and was tryig to remove rear seats to see if I could look at fuel tank and filler section - looking for flexible filler hose or connections to try to rectify the situation
I am from Perth area in Westrn Australia
Please if someone can help and direct me to solve the problem
ALAN

Goole, UK

#3 Sep 9, 2012
ACCESS TO TO PETROL TANK IS FROM THE BOOT, TAKE OUT THE BACK PANEL
Alec Reid

Perth, Australia

#4 Sep 9, 2012
Thank Alan, much appreciated -
you mention "take out the back panel" is this both the "carpet panel" and is the Steel panel behind this also removeable? so I suspect that this will need to be removed as well
Please revert
Thank you
Jan Forrest

Rotherham, UK

#5 Sep 10, 2012
Yes, both have to be removed to gain access to the fuel tank and the various associated hoses.
Jan Forrest

Rotherham, UK

#10 Sep 14, 2012
One spam entry was enough, so why repeat it 3 times?

Anyway the decal is based on a registered trademark and could be illegal to sell, buy, own or display.
Phil

Thornlie, Australia

#11 Sep 3, 2013
How to remove rear seat rolls Royce silver spirit.

Cheers
Jan Forrest

Rotherham, UK

#12 Sep 16, 2013
At least on the Shadows (the Spirits should be the same) the seat cushion is removed by simply lifting the front edge until it clears the front of the tray and then the whole thing just lifts out. The seat backs are a little more involved. Remove the screws at either bottom end of the seat back and tweak the brackets inboard to avoid scratching the side trim. Lower the center arm rest and wiggle the trim board free to gain access to the 4 fixing bolts lurking behind it. The last 2 bolts are behind the carpeting in the boot (trunk) on the rear firewall. Now the whole seat back can be lifted free of the supporting top clips and finally taken out.
Steve Peters

Sydney, Australia

#13 Jan 13, 2014
Jan Forrest wrote:
At least on the Shadows (the Spirits should be the same) the seat cushion is removed by simply lifting the front edge until it clears the front of the tray and then the whole thing just lifts out. The seat backs are a little more involved. Remove the screws at either bottom end of the seat back and tweak the brackets inboard to avoid scratching the side trim. Lower the center arm rest and wiggle the trim board free to gain access to the 4 fixing bolts lurking behind it. The last 2 bolts are behind the carpeting in the boot (trunk) on the rear firewall. Now the whole seat back can be lifted free of the supporting top clips and finally taken out.
Jan Can the seat back (rear) be removed with no access to the boot?

Steve
Steve Peters

Sydney, Australia

#14 Jan 13, 2014
Jan,

I have no access to the boot (lock sticking) is the rear seat back able to be removed with out going into the boot for the last 2 bolts you that you say are in the rear fire wall behind the arm rest?

Steve
Jan Forrest

Rotherham, UK

#15 Jan 14, 2014
As the term 'firewall' implies it's a continuous wall of steel to keep fire away from the passenger side of it if the fuel tank decides to catch fire. Without access from the boot side the seat backs cannot be removed. The first trick is to make sure that the battery is fully charged by trickle charging it through the front cig lighter - which should be live even with the ignition in the OFF position - and then using the remote button inside the glove compartment.

For the more limber owners there is a way of opening the boot if this doesn't work. Using a jack to lift the spare wheel of the carrying tray you can now punch out the big rubber plug in the boot floor that's there to allow you to pump up the spare without dropping it on the ground (assuming that you positioned the valve correctly!). With your arm inserted through it and hoping for a bit of luck you might be able to wiggle the lock release, but if not the correct size spanner(?s?) can be introduced and working by touch alone allow you to remove some of the bolts in the lock area. Get the right combination and the lid will just pop open.
Steve Peters

Sydney, Australia

#16 Jan 14, 2014
Jan,

thanks very much, I will try the spare wheel trick.

Ill let you know next week how I go, but im feeling confident??

Appreciated
Steve Peters

Sydney, Australia

#17 Jan 15, 2014
Jan,

good news, I fiddled with the boot lock and it finally clicked open.

Will now remove and clean lock and use some graphite powder to lube and reassemble.

Thanks for your help. I will join this site next week and stay involved as the 77 Roller is now going for a roadworthy to hit the road for some great cruising.

Steve
Steve Peters

Sydney, Australia

#18 Mar 1, 2014
Jan,

I just took the Roller for a drive about 300 ks (200ml).

Its on the road and registered. Boy does it get attention.

People struggle with the quality even after 37 yrs.

I s'pose that's what happens with the worlds best luxury car of the time.

All this and they have not had the real pleasure of driving it. Unsurpassable!!

Thanks again for your advice,

Steve
Anonymous

Sydney, Australia

#19 Mar 1, 2014
ALL,

whats the best cream for keeping the leather in great condition?

Is there something out there that's best?

Steve
Jeff

Harare, Zimbabwe

#20 Dec 18, 2014
I have a Silver Spirit and the cold start injector unit will not work, making her hard to start. I thought it may have been the unit and changed it, but it still does not work. Is there something simple that I could do to locate the problem ?

Since: Feb 15

Perth, Australia

#22 Mar 11, 2015
Anonymous wrote:
ALL,
whats the best cream for keeping the leather in great condition?
Is there something out there that's best?
Steve
you can use anything designed for leather, even specifically auto leather but I get mine from these guys
http://www.ebay.com.au/usr/theleatherclinic...
alecreid

Perth, Australia

#23 Mar 11, 2015
Thank you for all your assistance - now found the probelm, fuel filler pipe converted for Australian compliance and whoever did the convertion inserted the required backfill coupling but fixed with "Pop riverts" and with pop riverts having a centre hole when used allowed for the fuel smell to enter the cabin - I will try another person to convett in future.
Thank all again
Regards
Alec Reid
Gonzalo

United States

#24 Aug 11, 2015
My 84 silver spirit temperature gauge quit working anyone can explain me how to fix it. The car takes a good while to get hot but thermostat has been replaced. So need much help guys. Thanks

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