[ROVERNET - UK] P6 oil pump

Paul Smith vmi2148 at bigpond.net.au
Mon Feb 14 08:11:22 GMT 2005

1.  Alternator is in.  Works wonderfully.
2.  Speedo is functional.  It had seized, so the output of the rightangle 
was Stopped, input kept turning.  Dismantled cluster, lubricated speedo. 
That's the short version...
3.  Replaced sender for oil pressure, all ok.
4.  Brake master died in the interim.  That has turned in to a horrible 
saga.  Basically the pipes on the SC won't seal in the master out of the 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Morey" <morey814 at hotmail.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 7:51 AM
Subject: RE: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 oil pump

> Paul, sorry to hear about your casualties.
> 1)The problem could also be the regulator. The workshop manual has a good 
> section on troubleshooting both but you will need a voltmeter.
> 2) There are probably enough old P6's around that you can get the speedo 
> angle drive. Are you saying you taxed the drive with excessively high 
> revolutions??
> 3) The only sure way is with a pressure gauge. Don't know what the specs 
> are but it should certainly be above 5psi at idle. It'll be in the manual. 
> Most oil lights come on at around 5 psi. It could also be the sender but 
> you probably already know that.
> Ron.
>>From: "Paul Smith" <vmi2148 at bigpond.net.au>
>>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>>Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 oil pump
>>Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 20:04:23 +1100
>>I have just completed The Trip, did make it to Qld and back.
>>The SC performed fine.  Indicated mpg was 30 all up, and the odo 
>>underreads by 5%.
>>However I had 3 casualties:
>>1.  The generator bush wore out - completely.  In northern NSW I put a new 
>>bearing in it and had a bush turned up.  All looked fine, but now the 
>>genny doesn't produce enough to charge the battery... I didn't have my 
>>meter with me to accurately test it, so did most of the trip with a total 
>>loss system. The stator and field windings are both continuous to earth, 
>>but I don't know if one is shorted.  Ideas?  If I can't track it easily, 
>>one alternator conversion coming right up.
>>2.  The speedo rightangle drive died when reentering Melbourne.  Hmmm; 
>>maybe it was trying to tell me something.
>>3.  The oil light came on more in the latter stages.  On the final leg to 
>>Hobart it was ON up to 2000 rpm, flickering up to 3000, and off above 
>>that. It is always happier when the oil is cold (& thick).  Ideas as to 
>>what is the problem?  I've never had a Rover oil pump die.
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