This book has been prepared to provide supplementary information to that contained in the Owner's Instruction book. It covers both the single and twin carburetter models. Its intention is to give clear and simple information necessary for the efficient care and maintenance of your car
This book is divided into four sections:
Part 1. Routine maintenance and adjustments.
Part 2. Electrical equipment, body work, etc.
Part 3. General data and index to Parts 1 and 2.
Part 4. Free Service and Maintenance Schedules.

The new car pre-delivery check will have been carried out by the Distributor
or Dealer responsible for the sale of the car, leaving a stub in the book to certify that the work has been done.
The routine maintenance of this car has been kept down to a minimum and can, if desired, be carried out by owners without special tools. Any work beyond that detailed in this book should be entrusted to Rover Distributors or Dealers who are equipped and prepared also to carry out the routine maintenance.
It should be noted that the sequence of normal maintenance repeats itself every 20,000 miles (32.000 km).
The Rover Company is always prepared to give advice on maintenance or other matters to individual owners but any correspondence with the Company must bear the chassis serial number which will be found on early models on a plate affixed to the left-hand front door pillar. Late models, on top of the right-hand wing valance visible after the bonnet has been opened.


Notes on general maintenance
Lubrication and maintenance are necessary to keep any car in good mechanical condition. All the items which require regular maintenance are shown in Part One of this book in terms of mileage which would apply in a temperate climate. Climatic and operating conditions affect maintenance intervals to a large extent; in many cases~ therefore, the determination of such intervals must be left to the good judgment of the owner or to advice from a Rover Distributor or Dealer, but the recommendations will serve as a firm basis for maintenance work. Part Four of this book contains the tear-out maintenance schedule sheets.
Of particular importance in this connection are the undermentioned items:

1. Every 750 miles (1.000 km) check engine oil level and water level in radiator and windscreen washer reservoir.
2. Drain and refill engine sump every 5,000 miles (8.000 km) or every four months, whichever comes first.
3. Every month check tyre pressures and inspect tyre treads; when high-speed touring the tyre pressures should be checked much more frequently, even to the extent of a daily check. If front wheel tread wear is uneven, check wheel alignment.
4. Every month check brake fluid level and battery acid level.
5. Owners are under a legal obligation to maintain all exterior lights in good working order, this also applies to headlamp beam setting, which should be checked at regular intervals by your Rover Distributor or Dealer.

Fuel recommendations

Important: The engine used in the Rover 2000 models has been designed to take full advantage of high octane fuels.
Full details of the fuel requirements will be found under the heading 'Ignition timing'.
To draw attention to the importance of using the correct grade of fuel with 10.0:1 and 7.5:1 compression ratio engines, a label is affixed to the windscreen, facing inwards adjacent to the driver, which states, "10.0:1 compression ratio 100 octane fuel" or "7.5:1 compression ratio 79-93 octane fuel", depending on the type of engine fitted.
A further label is affixed to the backlight, facing outwards adjacent to the fuel filler, which states, "100 octane fuel" or "79-93 octane fuel" as the case may be.

Engine. Under adverse conditions, such as driving over dusty roads or where short stop-start runs are made, oil changes and attention to the engine breather gauze must be more frequent.

Air cleaner. When the car is driven over dusty roads the element should be changed more frequently.

Propeller shaft. Under tropical or sandy and dusty conditions, the sliding joint must be lubricated frequently to prevent ingress of abrasive materials.

Rover parts
It is important that you should recognise the necessity of using only genuine Rover Parts or Rover Approved Parts when repair or maintenance work is being carried out on your car.
Rover parts are produced to the same high standard as those parts built into the car in its original production and it is in your best interests that you should insist that only genuine Rover Parts or Rover Approved Parts are fitted to your car.

Lubricants. 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 stated.
The Rover Company attaches very great importance to the nature of the lubricants used in its products and therefore gives the undermentioned specific recommendations.
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.
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.

Recommended lubricants
These recommendations apply to temperate climates where operational temperatures may vary between approximately 10 degrees F (-12 degrees C) and 9O degrees F (32 degrees C).
Lubricants marked with an asterisk (*) are multigrade oils suitable for all temperature ranges.
Information on recommended lubricants 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.




ENGINE AND GEARBOX 20W Super Visco-Static1OW-40 XL Q20-50 Motor Oil Esso
Motor Oil 20W/30
Arctic Havoline 20-20W Super
Transmision Fluid Type A
TQ Nolmatic ATF Esso Automatic Transmissiom Fluid ATF 200 Texamatic Fluid Shell Donax T.6
90 EP Gear Oil SAE 90 EP Hypoy Hypoid 90 Gear Oil GP 90/140 GX 90 Lubricant 90 Spirax 90



- Energrease L2 Castrolease LM LB10 Grease Multi-purpose grease H Mobilgrease MP or Mobilgrease special Marfak Multi-purpose 2 Retinax A

Castrol Girhng Brake and Clutch Fluid Crimson, SAE 70 R3

ANTI-FREEZE SOLUTION Any good quality glycol-base anti-freeze solution, conforming to British Standards BS 3151 or 3152

Multigrade oils produced by the makers of the lubricants listed above are also approved for the range of SAE grades that they cover.