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Sjoelin
09-12-2004, 03:13 PM
Hi!
11 months ago, I bought a, year 2000 Rover 75. At that time the car had 88.000 kilometres behind it, and now (about 2 weeks ago) it reached 100.000… And this is where it all went wrong!!

This little wheel got ripped up:
https://www.chump.dk/rover75.jpg

Which resulted in 2 crushed camshafts, 6 broken pistons, 2 wrecked cylinder heads and 24 bend valves…
A repair job worth 72.000 Danish kroner. (About 11.830 USD) This is the price, I have to pay, to get a new motor imported all the way from England, and getting it installed.

So.. My question is.. Was this ought to happen after such a short period.. Or should this never even had happened?!

After this incident, I have considered selling the car, but was wondering if anyone had any other experiences with this car? Any reasons why I should keep it?

Steve
09-13-2004, 01:10 AM
Most members of this forum are based in the USA, and the Rover 75 was never exported to the States, so there will be little feedback regarding reliability of the car. I haven't heard anything bad about it, but I haven't really been following its fortunes too closely. That looks like a carrier for the can belt. If the cam belt was not replaced (and all cam belts do need replacing on a regular basis) it will break, with catastrophic results. You only had the car a year, so are you aware of a previous owner having the cam belt replaced? Did you have it done at any point? I would suggest that as being the most likely cause. I know that the Mazda V-6 needs the cam belt replacing every 60,000 miles (if I remember correctly) and every engine that uses a cam belt will be about the same.

Sjoelin
09-13-2004, 03:09 AM
Well, the cam belt was fine.. I did not break.. The wheel did.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

78Z
09-13-2004, 11:36 AM
The Rover 75 is some sort of re-badged Honda isn't it? Accord or Civic maybe.

Steve
09-13-2004, 12:14 PM
The Rover 75 was, I believe, based on the BMW 5-series floorpan.

Eric
09-13-2004, 12:54 PM
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The Rover 75 is some sort of re-badged Honda isn't it? Accord or Civic maybe.

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You're thinking of the Triumph Acclaim from the 80's.

78Z
09-13-2004, 12:58 PM
Even after the Acclaim for a long time their cars were Honda based.

https://www.rover.org.nz/pages/rovonda/Rovonda.htm

Super 7
09-13-2004, 01:53 PM
The sterling was a reskinned rebadged Honda (Acura Legend in the US).