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by Captain Sensible
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: BP Ultimate
Replies: 11
Views: 2990

Re: BP Ultimate

I avoid supermarket fuels like the plague. A few years ago our local ASDA had to shell out a lot of money to its customers, after some people had their engines wrecked by an impurity in their fuel. They all still lined up for hours to get about 2 p off a litre earlier in the year though. :roll:
by Captain Sensible
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: BP Ultimate
Replies: 11
Views: 2990

BP Ultimate

Has anyone used BP Ultimate lately? I think they may have changed their "recipe". I normally use Shell Fuelsave, as it seems to be what my 820 runs best on (and returns the best MPG on - I suppose it does what it says on the tin). But last night the fuel light was on, so I went to my nearest petrol ...
by Captain Sensible
Tue May 17, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: noise from power steering
Replies: 24
Views: 7028

Re: noise from power steering

That's very wrong, Dave..........

You should laugh at them instead.
by Captain Sensible
Tue May 17, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Was it you?
Topic: Nightfire Si in Hedge End
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Nightfire Si in Hedge End

I passed a mint Nightfire Red Si, with a giffer spec AA badge in Hedge End, near Southampton today. I wasn't in my 800 at the time, I was driving an Irizar coach :D

Anyone on here?
by Captain Sensible
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: noise from power steering
Replies: 24
Views: 7028

Re: noise from power steering

The Fastback I had for a bit burnt ATF like it was going out of fashion, that did stink! Routine maintenance? People around here think it's weird if you lift the bonnet to check levels. Somebody over the road with a A4 TDIGTDGTI S-line (I pronounce it "Sline" to wind him up) asked me "Is it broken?"...
by Captain Sensible
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 827 Original genuine Rover replacement steering rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: 827 Original genuine Rover replacement steering rack

I don't like the look of it, either. It looks like something Aliens would use to insert probes up people's bums with.
by Captain Sensible
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: noise from power steering
Replies: 24
Views: 7028

Re: noise from power steering

I've got plenty of the correct fluid sitting around, as I've just topped up the ATF (no tea involved!). Because I'm weird I always buy in bulk...So I've got Dextron to burn.
by Captain Sensible
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: noise from power steering
Replies: 24
Views: 7028

Re: noise from power steering

Handy! Isn't Dextron II-D the same stuff that goes in the autobox??
by Captain Sensible
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Rover Articles and Archive
Topic: noise from power steering
Replies: 24
Views: 7028

Re: noise from power steering

scoobyh123 wrote:Like i said above, try a "soft change" of the fluid first- you'll be surprised!
I'm going to try it for fun! I wonder why I can buy a massive syringe without arousing suspicion? :lol:
by Captain Sensible
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Someone once asked...
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Someone once asked...

Loving the period pictures!
by Captain Sensible
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: what happened to lord sterling
Replies: 49
Views: 8327

Re: what happened to lord sterling

The snail is called Brian, he's survived the slug pellet blitzkreig for about 8 years now.
by Captain Sensible
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: what happened to lord sterling
Replies: 49
Views: 8327

Re: what happened to lord sterling

My garden is looking lovely though!
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by Captain Sensible
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: what happened to lord sterling
Replies: 49
Views: 8327

Re: what happened to lord sterling

I know, I think it's turning me old. The other day I went to a garden centre on my day off...
by Captain Sensible
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Drive It Day/Rover SD1's 40th & Rover 800's 30th at Cowley
Replies: 20
Views: 4108

Re: Drive It Day/Rover SD1's 40th & Rover 800's 30th at Cowley

If nothing unusual happens I'll be taking XOG.
by Captain Sensible
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Forum upgrade and new look
Replies: 33
Views: 5972

Re: Forum upgrade and new look

Eeeeeuuuuurrrrgggghhhhhh It's all grey and boring like Jeremy Corben .... But you can't fight progress .............. I'm just an old fart who doesn't like change .......... :lol: As long as it's not hairy and doesn't pull to the left I don't mind. And no offense but it looks like the XX is waiting...