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Revving Issues
I use the RV8 for my daily drive to work and noticed, particularly in the mornings, when driving off and the clutch is engaged that the engine 'pulses' from 5 rpm to around 10-12 rpm. It also happens when the car is stationary as expect steady rev at just under 5 rpm - it does however resolve itself. Does anyone have any ideas what is causing this and, more importantly should I be concerned?

Also can anyone recommend a good garage in Scotland, preferably central belt, who knows the RV8? Thanks,
Stephen Aitken
04/09/2012 @  17:38
Under topic: RV8
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Revving Issues
Do a search for ‘stepper motor’ on the home page Stephen; it gets blamed for a lot of things but it probably is the cause of the fault you have. Remove it and clean it, simple job and no need to take the car to a garage.

Despite living in Scotland for 30 years I can’t help with an RV8 garage; my car never went to one.

By the way that will 500 to 1,000/1,200 revs – the engine won’t run at 5rpm. 500rpm at idle is too slow which makes me think the stepper motor is sticky.
Geoff King
05/09/2012 @  02:58
Revving Issues
I have sent an email to four V8 members in the Caledonian Centre - David Reid, Mike Howlett, Peter Jung and Robert McGillivray - and feel that between them they should be able to steer you to a garage with experience with an RV8 in the Central Belt. That email has been copied to you. Other RV8 enthusiasts in Scotland may also have recommendations too.

There is Dreadnought Garage up at Callander north west of Stirling so that is further north. Their website is at:
V8 Webmaster
05/09/2012 @  04:51
Revving Issues
Try Rv8 workshop note vol 9 no.283.
There is also fairly comprehensive information on:
This is only additional information and I would suspect it would not apply in its entirety to the RV8 but makes intersting reading. You will have to scroll down a fair way to get to the relevant paragraphs, though!! I had mine done and it was easy to remove and clean up.
Peter Garton
05/09/2012 @  14:52
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