ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SERAPH
I am a new member and am happy to be part of this forum, and i hope i am going to learn alot of things.
I used to have a Bentley Brooklands, but then upgraded to a Rolls Royce Silver Seraph.
The seraph is on a 1998.
I have owned the car for 3 years or so and now a major service is due, and i have a list of work that needs to be done from my regular garage, but i wanted to know where i could source some of the parts from, or help with the problems as my brother thinks we can work on it ourselves, as he has a ferrari 360 spyder and does all his own work on it, so i was thinking of giving it a go.....
any feedback on what maybe wrong or parts would be much appreciated, and if i have posted this in the wrong place or something please forgive me as i am totally new to this....
front brake discs and calipers? or will it be cheaper to recon the calipers
back brake discs and calipers?
airbag light on?
very weak lock and unlock of central locking
driver seat has stopped heating all of a sudden?
cigarette lighter stopped working, every time i put fuse in it blows again without anything plugged into plug of 12v socket.
sometimes all the clocks stop working when start up on flat battery but then start working when switched off and started again
front driver side ball joint
all fuel lines and brake lines need to be replaced as rusty
ok and here is the major issue i have had for 3 years and still cannot solve after going back to the company i bought the car from about 4 times and went into Bentley/RR dealership on 2 occasions and they claimed they fixed the fault but still have not.
basically what happens is the car will start every morning no problems at all but after driving it for approx an hour, someitmes totally intermittently, this car will not start, it just will not crank, a\ll the lights come on, stereo, heaters lights everything, but when turn to crank nothing just a click.
i was advised to change the starter relay done
clean all alarm connections done
clean starter connections and grounds done
replace both batteries done
setup charger kit onto battery auxillary battery side-done
after 40 mins of not starting the car starts up first click no problems, so i dont know whether it is heat related or something else?
however last month i met a chap who works for BMW and he advised me to buy a clamp meter, and measure the amps going to the car from aux battery, starter battery, and then after the startup solenoid, and then do it when it failed, and i did this and as they did not match it clearly shows it is not a starter problem, but rather that of not gettting a signal for something to send the power to the starter. therefore the starter is now ruled out too. however i had alot of thoughts about the solenoid, and i decided to when it did not start last month, get the starter wire off the solenoid and touch it directly to the wire that starts the car, and it started, so could it be the solenoid? or did i just end up resetting something?
i still await for it to fail on me again, which it suprisingly hasnt even though i am actually wanting it to fail....amazing isnt it life.... when you dont want it to fail it does and when you do it doesnt.....anyways that is my story with my seraph in a nutshell, otherwise this car is beautiful, its fast (well fast enough for me) and it looks the business...so any help would be much appreciated as i really am thinking of keeping it long term
any ideas anyone?
by all means if anyone wishes to private message me re these issues i would appreciate it if not want to discuss on the forum
thanks in advance