BENTLEY SPOTTING

It's the Rolls-Royce of Bentley websites.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour

Here is Kyle doing his thing with a Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph.



Quite an under rated Rolls-Royce.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bentley Spotting in Sydney

Today was a very unusual day to be a tourist in Sydney.


The situation is still ongoing.




It's quiten surreal to see empty streets.


And hardly anyone around.




So not be best day to spot Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars.


But as I walk out of the CBD the cars reappeared.

Spotted a new Bentley Flying Spur.



It's a W12 version.


And at the other side of the CBD spotted a Rolls-Royce Phantom.



I do really like these.


On the way out of the city went past Trivett Motors who are the Sydney dealers for McLaren, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.

They did have a P1 in the window.

Super blurry, but Keith's beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was in the window.


I've see that car a number of times and the gold and brass is a stand out.



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Servicing the Bentley Turbo R

I had a fun day yesterday flying the Team Bentley flag.



I serviced my Bentley Turbo R myself.



I've previously written about doing a backyard Canberra style service for Bentleys here.

It explained that there are no dealers in Canberra and you have to do it yourself with the help from mates.

Men in sheds type arrangement, or from the storage cage of my inner city apartment in my case.

Which is what I did. With expert over sight from Richard Tracey from www.SpurParts.com.au

I prepared for it. Out came the trestle table.



And out came the tools.

And yes - they are all brand new as I'm new to this fix it yourself game at my place.



Three ton jack stands for safety. The car weights 2.3 plus fluids.



I got the pin type ones.



Got a oil filter removal tool.



Also got something I have always wanted. A trolley jack.



It's a two ton one - but I wont be lifting the whole car with it so it should be ok.



Picked up 10 litres of Mobile 1 5W-50, some Castrol Hydraulic System Mineral Oil Plus and some coolant.



Then the great help and brains trust Richard arrived bearing gifts from www.SpurParts.com.au .

An oil filter and a air filter.



So I got on with the job, under supervision.



Out came 10L of used oil into baking trays, and in went the new oil filter and oil.



The engine bay had a good looking over.

Changed the air filter.

Topped up the Castrol Hydraulic System Mineral Oil Plus, the coolant, the windscreen wiper fluid, check the power steering fluid.

Check the belts, checked the hoses and checked for any leaks.

Found that the coolant overflow hose had fallen out - so crimped it back in.

One of the belts to the air pump has started to go - so will get that replaced next time.

Checked the brake pads, which were more than half to go.



I'll check the tyre pressure today - and maybe give it a wash as I have not since the track day!

As I was doing the service, Richard very helpfully fixed my aerial by straitening it and lubing the motor.

And after that it was just the pack up, as I was done.



It was the first time I had done it myself, so I was happy.

Even though these cars look scary when you lift the bonnet - with expert help and supervision you can do basic things yourself.

A big thank you to Richard Tracey from www.SpurParts.com.au for supplying the parts, knowledge and encouragement for doing it myself.

Cheers.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bentley Turbo R Race Car

Here is come cool moving footage of the Phantom Motors Bentley Turbo R Race Car.

I'm a big fan of this car.



Yes I want it.

Friday, December 12, 2014

AutoCar drives the Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Here is AutoCars review of the Bentley Mulsanne Speed.



I really want one.

Monday, December 08, 2014

It Starts With a Letter....




And a fancy box.



Then the details...



And lots of lovely watercolour design sketches.



How could one resist?











And then you order the real thing.



Quite simple really.



If you can....




I had to share the Turbo RT Mulliner commissioning guide I managed to get my hands on this year.

(Posted by David Irvine)



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