Not god vibrations - Tim
I bought a Rover 216 a while back and have just the changed the front tyres (Pirellis with Pirellis) again and since then the steering wheel vibrates above 50 mph, though above 80 mph it is much better. Have the tyres not been fitted correctly or is there a more severe problem which had not shown with the old tyres on. As it was only £1400 and I only want to keep it for 1-2 years any cheap ways of repairing it would be much appreciated.

Cheers
Tim
Re: Not god vibrations - Dave
Tim wrote:

> the steering wheel vibrates above 50 mph, though above 80 mph
> it is much better.

Your cheapest solution is to ONLY drive above 80mph. Any less and you are putting road users in danger.

Alternatively get your wheels balanced.

Your call.

HTH.
Re: Not god vibrations - Mark (Brazil)
I know you asked a serious question, and I know you only made a typo which all of us do all of the time.

But I am still smiling about "God Vibrations".
Re: Not god vibrations - Tim
Yeah, my eyes are still shaking from this morning's drive to work
Re: Not god vibrations - David Woollard
And if Tim had got it right I'd only have told my Beach Boys story....you're all saved.

David
Re: Not god vibrations - Tim
I only got the tyres done 2 days ago and have been charged for wheel balancing, I'll go back and ask them to do it again.
Re: Not god vibrations - sell now - Stuart
Sorry to be a grouch but sell the damn thing now and move on. 216's are horrible cars with many novel and expensive to fix faults. My particular favourite is the fact that the front brake pads are not pinnioned but inserted in to a holder, so when they get too thin they simplying shoot out of their holder when you hit the brakes. Happened to me once on the Kings Road on a Saturday afternoon. Not fun!
Re: Not god vibrations - sell now - Dan J
What a good, sledgehammer hint from Rover to get them replaced! No easily ignored subtleties here... :o)
Re: Not god vibrations - sell now - Dave
Stuart wrote:
>
> Sorry to be a grouch but sell the damn thing now and move
> on. 216's are horrible cars with many novel and expensive to
> fix faults. My particular favourite is the fact that the
> front brake pads are not pinnioned but inserted in to a
> holder, so when they get too thin they simplying shoot out of
> their holder when you hit the brakes. Happened to me once on
> the Kings Road on a Saturday afternoon. Not fun!

Oh @!#$!!! Mine have no pad left! I'm doing them tonight!!!
Beach Boys - John Slaughter
Come on David, you can't leave it there!
Re: Beach Boys - Dan J
Here here - most intriguing!
Re: Beach Boys - David
Guys,

Actually the skewed reference to Good Vibrations now seems the best bit.

Anyway first major girlfriend was a huge Beach Boys fan, an unrelated fact was that she told the biggest porkies to impress....including going to a UK Beach Boys concert, being right at the front and meeting the BBs etc etc......yawn.

Never believed it for a moment but years later I was looking at a Beach Boys live LP recorded in the UK........and who was on the front cover crowd shot large as life right near the stage.......yes *****.

Really must learn to be more trusting.

David
Re: Not god vibrations are the tyres round? - Stuart B
Before you do anything else just jack the car up, put some reference point beside the tyre and wheel and spin the wheels so you can see if they are running true and the tyres are round.
Re: Not good vibrations - John Slaughter
Tim

New tyres or not, sounds like classic out of balance to me, but don't ignore Stuart's suggestion to check the tyres are actually round.

You need some divine intervention in the shape of a rebalance - on the car if necessary.

Regards

John
 

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