Rover Servos

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Rover Servos

Sir, I was interested and somewhat amused to read Mr. Robinson’s letter (December issue) concerning the various possible lodging places for the brake fluid of his Rover 2000. I hadn’t realised that the Solihull company had felt it worthwhile to perpetuate that particular fault on the 2000. I have experienced it twice on my 1958 model 105 and twice on my 1963 3-litre. At least on the 3-litre the fluid level warning light lets you know in reasonable time. Perhaps Mr. Robinson also has to free, lubricate and adjust his handbrake mechanism every four weeks or so!

Please don’t think I’m knocking the product. I’ve owned in the last ten years a P.3 75, P.4 80 and 105 and a 3-litre automatic for a total capital outlay of only £700! All of these have been “round the clock” once and are coming up to the second 100,000 miles. All I’ve had to do is keep them in tyres, brake shoes and pads—and of course, servo units! The 3-litre has also had a set of valves fitted at 110,000 miles. I still own three of these cars—can’t bear to part with them. They are comfortable, well finished, fast-cruising and utterly reliable, though rust is beginning to be a problem in the 3-litre. My next car ?—a Rover 3½-litre coupe. Perhaps they now have cured the servo problem.

May I take this opportunity of thanking you, Mr. Boddy Sir, for 25 years compulsive monthly reading.

Olton, Solihull WILLIAM POWRIE