ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
Lubrication and maintenance are necessary to keep any car in good mechanical
condition. All the items which require regular or occasional maintenance
as detailed in the Maintenance Schedule Book are shown on the following
pages in terms of mileage which would apply in a temperate climate under
clean working conditions. Climatic and operating conditions affect maintenance
intervals to a large extent; in many eases, therefore, the determination
of such intervals must be left to the good judgment of the owner, but
the recommendations will serve as a firm basis for maintenance work.
In addition, the following notes concerning more frequent attention to
certain important lubrication points should be read carefully.
Under adverse conditions, such as driving over dusty roads or where short
runs are made in cold weather, the first must be earlier and subsequent
oil changes must be more frequent.
When the car is driven over dusty roads,attention must be more frequent.
Under tropical or severe conditions, particularly where sand is encountered,
the sliding joint must be lubricated very frequently to prevent ingress
of abrasive materials.
Use only Rover recommended lubricants. After exhaustive tests the
recommended lubricants have been found pre-eminently suitable for Rover
cars and should be used whenever possible in the grades specified. When
ordering oil, the correct grade, as well as the make, should be clearly
The Rover Company attaches very great importance to the nature of the
lubricants used in its products and therefore maintains tests of those
which it recommends.
Because of the extensive nature of these tests they cannot be carried
out upon more than a strictly limited nui2nber of different makes. Consequently
The Rover Company currently confines its recommendations to those set
Should for any reason such lubricants not be available in certain overseas
territories, the Rover distributor or dealer for that territory will obtain
specific guidance from The Rover Company, or owners may communicate with
the Company where they so wish.
The attention of owners is drawn to the fact that the use of lubricants
other than those recommended could in certain circumstances affect the
settlement of claims put forward under the terms of the Company's guarantee.
No lubricants of other makes, grades or types are currently recommended.
Multigrade oils, produced by the makers of the lubricants listed below,
are also approved for the range of S.A.E. grades that they cover,
The oils selected for engine, gearbox and axle, etc., on the Rover Car
are complete in themselves and afford every protection. A warning is necessary
against the use of anti-friction additives or other products in these
units; as in certain circumstances these might materially impair the character
of the lubricant in use.
These recommendations apply to temperate climates where operational temperatures
may vary between approximately 10~F (-12~C) and 90'F (32'c).
Information on recommended lttbricants for use under extreme winter or
tropical conditions can be obtained from The Rover co. Ltd., Technical
Service Department, or your local Distributor or Dealer.