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The neighbors must have it out for you. One of them probably snuck over at night and loosened the lugs.
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Should be easy to find the neighbor with a 1-1/16" socket or lug wrench! Them are some big lugs on a Rover.
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There is a bumper sticker for Rovers that says "Watch for falling parts." Found out why.

On the way to have lunch with Glen yesterday I noticed a new vibration when turning. It kinda felt and sounded like a cv joint going out. Figured I would be repairing the 4 wheel drive stuff on the rover when it got really bad. Walking out from Glens office I noticed a couple of lug nuts sticking out much farther than the others on the drivers side rear wheel. Got the lug wrench out and tightened those two and the rest were a turn loose. Checked all the other lugs and they were good. Driving to lunch the vibrations and noises were gone. Whew! It would not have been fun to be cruising down the highway and have a wheel come off!

I know I torqued ALL the lugs to spec when I bled the brakes 3 weeks ago. A friend that helped pump the pedal bleeding the brakes specifically remembers me torquing the drivers rear too.
Sounds fishy to me.
I've never seen a Rover where the lug nuts weren't frozen in place from rust.
Then again, I didn't know aluminum could rust until I bought a Rover. Still can't figure out how they made that magic happen
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... One of them probably snuck over at night and loosened the lugs.
That's how I would do it....

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Sounds fishy to me.
I've never seen a Rover where the lug nuts weren't frozen in place from rust.
Then again, I didn't know aluminum could rust until I bought a Rover. Still can't figure out how they made that magic happen
ROFL, you must not like Rover's too much then....
Thanks first chuckle of the day is yours.


Went karting yesterday, with the colleagues from work.
10 minute practice run.
10 minute qualifying.
20 minute race.

It was great fun, I didn't make the fastest laps but then again, I'm heavier than all the rest....

My neck's a bit sore though, them massive G forces are a beeotch....


Thursday guys!!!! Almost there!!


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Got the car fired and running tonight! Just need to put the bracket back on the airbox and a few other minor things.... oh ya.... and put the new Tstat in.... I farked up and forgot to put it in the new pump....
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The only thing I can figure is the wheel didn't snug all the way up when I re-installed it and torqued the lugs. The interesting thing to me is the design of the wheel and lugs would allow the lugs to be fully torqued to spec without fully snugging the wheel to the hub. One of the guys on a Rover forum says he always tightens his lugs with a big cheater bar to about 200 ftlbs making sure the wheel is snugged up, then backs them off and torques them to spec.
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What you think is Aluminum on British cars (Jaguar also) is not Aluminum at all. It's a totally different material they call "Al u mini um." The metal it seems most like is the metal used on American cars we fondlly call "pot metal."
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Sidney, sounds like the Porsche will be parked outside the motel room as planned.
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What you think is Aluminum on British cars (Jaguar also) is not Aluminum at all. It's a totally different material they call "Al u mini um." The metal it seems most like is the metal used on American cars we fondlly call "pot metal."

AFAIK Aluminum and aluminium are two names for the same metal.

I looked it up

There is no difference in the meaning. 'Aluminium' is the international chemical term recommended by IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), in line with other names of elements (such as sodium, chromium, cadmium). In the USA it is often written as 'aluminum'. The pronunciation also varies. When it is spelled 'aluminium' it usually ends with the sounds 'nee-um'. When it is spelled 'aluminum' it is ends with the sound 'num'
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Morning Marcus
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Sidney, sounds like the Porsche will be parked outside the motel room as planned.
Motel room? What motel room...

As you guys have assumed..... I will not be at breakfast Saturday.... The after prom ends at 5 and is in Taloga..... I will be sleeping at her house afterwards....


Oh and.... Uhhh..... I will be absent from the bored meeting as well... I have a dive trip to Lake Tenkiller the 5th, 6th, and 7th.... So......Glen and Richard usually know where I stand.... Vote accordingly should there be a vote.... I'll pay you back in pictures from the trip....
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We'll be wanting to see them prom pics too Sid, you know this...
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I'll see what I can do G-rohnny-mo....
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Prom ends at 5? AM?

Is that the afterparty?

My high school prom ended at like 2AM. And we weren't in Oklahoma.

Times have changed.
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Yes 5 AM and thats the afterparty....
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I remember long ago back when the world was black & white staying up to 5:00 AM. I don't think I have been up much past midnight in this millennium. The last all nighter I pulled was when Haley's comet first came back into view. I was in the astronomy club and we waited until just before dawn to see a little fuzzy blob in a 21 inch telescope.

Happy Thursday guys.
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Aluminum - Aluminium...Are you sure the British know they are the same
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Hey, they invented English, you guys must have misunderstood or something...
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Actually, I love my Rover. But it's too easy to poke fun at it. That said, I enjoy my Rover far more than any other vehicle I've owned. It has a unique style all its own.
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