Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Thu Jul 7 21:58:52 BST 2005


That is very interesting. I will have to check the ration on mine with O/D.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shirley & Barry Lafbery" <lafbery at telus.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P5 Gas MPG

> Hi Ben,
>           A friend of mine here has a P5 Standard with Overdrive and was 
> getting about 16 mpg, the same as my automatic. When we looked up the 
> specs. on his car we found that the standard without o/d has a 3.9-1 rear 
> end and the o/d car has a 4.3-1 why Rover did this we have no idea, except 
> one could be a town car and the other for touring. He found the gears were 
> a real pain for town driving he was almost in 3rd before he cleared an 
> intersection. We decided to change the rear end to a 3.9-1. He now gets 
> mid 20s mpg and it's a much nicer car to drive around town. All MK 1, 1a, 
> and 2s and some early 3s are 3.9-1 the later Mk 3 and V8s are 3.54-1. so 
> there should be lots of 3.9-1 around.
> You should be getting a lot more than 12 mpg, make sure your choke is 
> going all the way off and that the mixture is set correct.
> Cheers
> Barry
> B C
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