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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Silver Spirit : Quirks or Problems ?

Hi I,m from Newquay and the proud owner of a 1991 Silver Spirit.This car has been stored for most of its 19 years and only has 17000 miles on the clock. A lovely car to drive but a few problems are showing up. Whine apparently from the rear axle ( is this important)?. A dimpled wall on the drivers side rear tyre( Will it burst)?. Accumulators which do not appear to be accumulating ( Should I care)? Seat adjusters that dont.(Adjust that is)! And screen washers that dont wash the screen but douse the head lamps, this after fiddling with the stalk to the point of nearly pulling the thing out of its socket. Can anybody help to restore my faith in RR as a brand or should I subside back into my Rover 75 which has 117,000 miles with never a problem?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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First of all, welcome. We're glad to have you. And second, there is nothing to explain. Never lose faith in Rolls-Royce. Good luck.

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The problems of standing in one place too long!

Crewe vehicles were built to be used and when they are not things go wrong. Rear axle noise could be a bearing (rear wheel or diff). Seat adjustment could be exploded batteries for the memory ( Not nice).
Tyres, if they have stood with the wrong pressures for a long time, may be unsafe. With 3 tons to carry and the risk of an expensive accident don't take a chance. Accumulators can only accumulate for so long and if they fail then they need to be changed.
"Nothing of quality is cheap but the rewards of ownership are limitless."
Sounds like you have a good one which when fixed will be a great one.
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Any PMC stored for a long period of time will have big issues. This PMC will need alot of work done -- when these PMCs are not driven, things dry up, and crack. The best thing for these PMCs is to drive them.

I'd take it to a RR mechanic and tell him about the storage and start making fixes.

These PMCs are fabulous, have faith, and know it's an investment, not just a ride.

I have a 1984 Silver Spirit that is driven daily, and runs like a race horse. They are not meant to be stored in a garage.

Congratulations on your PMC -- keep us up to date!

I am also a new member here, and am also a member of the RROC. I live in Kent, Washington.

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Indeed, I'd get at least the tyre and the accumulators sorted.

While my only Crewe product is an older car that doesn't suffer as bad from limited use, I have a modern Aston Martin -- and it has all the same issues if not used regularly.

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Gayle. As a complete newbee wallowing in ignorance, the proper gentleman can't help but wonder, what is a PMC?


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PMC = Proper MotorCar

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