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Rolls-Royce

All sorts of problems!

If you are there I'm sure we'll meet up regardless of whether the car is on teh road or not as my choir are usually there(yes I'm a singist and pianist/organist for a living... lucky or what?!?!?) although we did miss this year sadly. I'll look out for your Estima on the big day and expect to put my bum on the upholstery. Currently I'm running a Rover 75 (52 plate) as my day-to-day car but the plan is to get the RR sorted and made trustworthy - which she's not just yet and then get rid of the Rover. We're hoping to move into Carlisle from Brampton which means I'll just be able to walk to work at the Uni. How marvellous, eh? Regards, Stuart  (Sep 13, 2010 | post #4)

Rolls-Royce

All sorts of problems!

Why I mentioned the starter motor I've no idea!  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #2)

Rolls-Royce

All sorts of problems!

Hi, can you help? I've got a "slow doer-upper" and have had consistent problems with the brakes (not fun!) I've restored the starter motor so that's a start. However the usual old problem with these systems causes the two brake lights to come on and stay on during startup. Sometimes one or both go off but almost invariably they come on again straighht away. I've come to the conclusion that I need to work on the accumulator valves. I've got myself some new gaskets and diaphragms and now just need to remove, clean up and put back together. However, on researching this process there seem to be lots of terrifying warnings concerning recharging the nitrogen etc. Do we have any friendly folks around with the capacity to pressurize nitrogen in Cumbria? nope! If anyonce can give me the idiot guide on how to do the whole process I shall love you and kiss you and hug you, or, just be really grateful and say many thanks - whichever you prefer! Regards from just outside of Carlisle, UK Stuart  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #1)

Rolls-Royce

starter motor removal

Hi Rupert, Many thanks for the tips and fantastically the starter motor works now! How great is that? I've a few other problems with it that maybe you could advise on too. The brake and hydraulic system all over the shop. There's obviously problems with the accumulators. I've got the gaskets and the diaphragms [sic?] but haven't as yet got to replacing. sadly my shadow 2 doesn't have the lovely green balls so I'll be faffing about with the other ones. Two questions though... Do I need a special tool to remove them? (I do know about the depressurising needed to do before attempting removal). The most important thing though is is there anywhere or any way of recharging with the nitrogen after replacement without spending hundreds on buying the heavy duty pro thingy? It seems very difficult in the wilds of Cumbria to find anyone who's prepared to even talk about nitrogen. Obviously, there's lots of safety issues surrounding dealing with this so if you've been there, done that, your advice would be great. And one last thing (hope you're in a comfy chair) The old faithful starting problems on cars of a certain age that have been neglected by previous owners. Sometimes I've got to practically bounce up and down on the bonnet to get it going. Sometimes you give up and use the other car only to come back to it and it starts first time! Grrrr! Regards, Stuart  (Sep 7, 2010 | post #4)

Rolls-Royce

starter motor removal

Hi Folks I've a RR Shadow MkII from '79 and the poor old lass (known to all of my friends and me as Gladys) isn't up for going anywhere at present. After investigation I've discovered that I'm going to either restore the old starter and solenoid or replace. However... How the heck do you get 'em out? My strong suspicion is that I'll be having a fun day removing bits of exhaust... Is that the case? If so, can anyone recommend a relatively pain-free technique to do this please? Thanks to all! Stuart  (Feb 21, 2010 | post #1)