1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit from South Africa
I have had no failures on the car.
Due to the excessive heat we experience in summer, 45 to 52 degrees, I fitted an American Flexolite Fan (Flex Fan). This has worked very well and I would recommend it.
I use the car every day, and normally travel every second weekend close on 2000 kilometers.
I have removed four of the six silencers, leaving only the back two. This has lessened the heat build up under the car, and improved fuel consumption.
I average 5/6 kilometers to the litre, averaging 140 kilometers an hour on a 600 kilometer trip.
I am very satisfied with the performance, it has never failed to deliver when presented with a challenge which I enjoy.
I also own a 71 Shadow, and have made the same conversions on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th March, 2009
10th Jun 2012, 14:20
Most interesting! I'm in the American Deep South, and was worried about a Rolls Royce's possibly overheating here. I've saved your comment to my 'Rolls Royce' file, and will pass your description of your modifications along to whoever works on my car (should I buy one).
I drove Volvos for decades, and noticed an enormous improvement in reliability/longevity, once the company added a fan (probably similar to what you're describing), to control 'afterboil'. Good to know one can be retrofitted onto a Royce.
Thank you for that information!