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Two Queries

#1 Post by cybercontroller » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:30 pm

Used the Rover 25 for the best part of 200 mils yesterday and drove well but noticed two things.

Firstly, when going to fill up the petrol cap was very difficult to unlock to the point that i was worried that the key might snap off in the lock. So in order to avoid that concern in future I wondered if there is a good replacement filler cap available. I have sen a couple that might have potential but want to check with those more in the now than myself. I am fine to have a separate key for this.

Secondly, the OSR door does not open. It looks to unlock with the other doors as the nob rises but will not open. I did notice a bit of a rattle that seems to bee coming from inside the door so wonder if something has worked loose.

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Re: Two Queries

#2 Post by crepello » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:00 pm

Regarding locks.
Link rods do sometimes find a way to disengage, though they usually have a plastic clip to keep their ends in place. Maybe a clip became brittle with age and fractured.
Do both the inside and outside handles both fail to open the door latch?

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Re: Two Queries

#3 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:02 pm

Regarding the cap, do you hear a release of vacuum when you do get it open?
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams

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#4 Post by cybercontroller » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:13 am

With the OSR door. Yesterday it opened as if nothing had happened, and no rattles. I did suspect something had worked its way loose but will keep an eye on that.

With the cap, there was a release of vacuum when it did finally open but after I put it on after filling up, it was as difficult as before to try and remove again.

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#5 Post by RoverRevival » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:20 am

Just needs greasing a little.
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Re: Two Queries

#6 Post by cybercontroller » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:21 pm

Ended up getting replacement fuel cap so has a different key. Interestingly the original was still reluctant to turn but not as bad as before. Still a release of vacuum when it did open. The replacement feels much easier to open too.

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#7 Post by RoverRevival » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:53 pm

You want that rush of air as it tells you there is a vacuum in the tank, which is a good thing.
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#8 Post by cybercontroller » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Suspected that was the case, glad to have that confirmed.

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