ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENTS
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
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.
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
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.
Under tropical or sandy and dusty conditions, the sliding joint must be
lubricated frequently to prevent ingress of abrasive materials.
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.
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 gives the undermentioned
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.
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
|| Super Visco-Static1OW-40
||Q20-50 Motor Oil
Motor Oil 20W/30
Transmision Fluid Type A
||Shell Donax T.6
|FINAL DRIVE UNIT
||Gear Oil SAE 90 EP
|| Gear Oil GP 90/140
FRONT HUBS REAR HUBS
||Multi-purpose grease H
||Mobilgrease MP or Mobilgrease
||Marfak Multi-purpose 2
|BRAKES AND CLUTCH
Castrol Girhng Brake
and Clutch Fluid Crimson, SAE 70 R3
||Any good quality
glycol-base anti-freeze solution, conforming to British Standards
BS 3151 or 3152
produced by the makers of the lubricants listed above are also approved
for the range of SAE grades that they cover.