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Old 8th January 2024, 09:54   #11
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Richard,

I've found the business mentioned earlier. It's Mike Stafford of MJS Auto & Marine. He's based in Littlehampton. He's your best bet without a doubt.

let us know how you get on.

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Old 30th January 2024, 18:27   #12
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Hello again Simon,
Once again apologies for the delay due to outside interests I have had little time to devote to my passion and a main interest- my '75. So I have at last got round to MJS Littlehampton and have sent them the customer enquiry form on their site. The customer comments include a lot of HGF issues and the related work. And a lot state the prices to be very reasonable indeed so will look to having the work carried out by MJS. after a conversation hopefully on Wed.31st Jan. I will indeed keep you & the club posted as to the ongoing situation.
Many thanks again Simon for the lead to a possible fix to my problem.
Cheers Richard.
ps. if all goes well and according to plan I will indeed sing MJS. praises.
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Old 31st January 2024, 11:14   #13
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Simon I looked at the website of MJS Littlehampton and indeed it looked just what was wanted very passionate about all things Rover etc sounded just too good to be true and customer comments were A1. So on contacting Mike - he apologised but as now he does not have access to a ramp and is now purely mobile and the KV6 issue I have requires a ramp as it is not something he would do on the driveway so had to pass on this occasion. He recommended Russell Walsh at MG-Rover Solutions at Sevenoaks Kent. I spoke to Russel and explained the situation his reaction was not Oh! no not the KV6, he simply said
ok I will be home in an hour and will look at my diary at be in touch later today.
I am thinking ok as he does not keep a diary on his mobile he is "old" school when nothing is a problem !! So I'll wait to see what happens today and keep you posted.
Thanks again for the input and advice and if all goes well we could be on to a winner regards finding a new source of servicing etc.
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Old 31st January 2024, 12:28   #14
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Going back a few years when I was staying in Eastbourne, this place, https://southcoastgarage.co.uk/ changed my crank pulley when a Rover "specialist" in Pevensey claimed that it was seized on.
They had a couple of Ex-Rover trained mechanics and seemed to be very competent and not too pricey.
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Old 1st February 2024, 02:26   #15
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Simon, Russell Walsh /MG-Rover Solutions contacted me this eve' and after a brief conversation he sounded confident my problem was HGF and he could address the work on my driveway without much problem. I asked about extra work such as replacing the thermostat / housing with an uprated unit from MGRS Southampton. Meantime I will sort out any other parts to replace when the heads are off, I will look to replace the coil pack that is misfiring but will check the other 5 when at it. After talking with Russell we concluded that as the cam belt, water pump etc was replaced approx' 2 years / K14 miles ago there would be no need to replace them unless any signs of wear etc is in evidence. He did say that the HGF issue does not in his experience happen often and hopefully the heads are not warped or cracked. All sounds very encouraging so I will look forward to Feb 17th when Russell is due to carry out the work and the 75' will be on the road again but I must be prepared for any surprises that may crop up!! Meanwhile I am in the process of making sure there will be enough room in the garage for the car for him to do the work in case the weather is not too friendly. I will keep you posted
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Simon, Russell Walsh /MG-Rover Solutions ... sounded confident my problem was HGF ... I will look forward to Feb 17th when Russell is due to carry out the work ...
Hello Rick and thanks for the update. I hope that it all goes well for you.
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I asked about extra work such as replacing the thermostat / housing with an uprated unit from MGRS Southampton.
You might like to remind yourself of my explanation of coolant leaks in the 'V' before making a decision on this.

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I've used Russell in the past and found him brilliant at what he does.
Interesting guy to chat to as well.
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Old 1st February 2024, 23:46   #18
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Good to know that some one knows of and has used Russell any endorsement is positive so thanks IGH.
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Simon,
Having read your piece I will take heed of your advice regards "Coolant in theV"
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Hi Simon,
Regards to my last message the date for Russell Walsh to carry out the HGF repair issue is this Mon.19th. Feb and not the 17th as I advised. I will show Russell your piece on the likely cause of a leak from flattened "O" rings which then allows coolant to spray etc, giving the impression of the housing joint leaking. No doubt we will get the business done with a satisfactory conclusion to the whole issue. Being the eternal optimist I am not looking for any head damage ! I will keep you advised regards to the outcome come Tuesday.
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