Well it had to happen one day, after 15 years of ownership, my Rover broke down and I ended up coming home of the back of a recovery truck
After a lovely and trouble free run down to Bournemouth Saturday, a scenic run on Sunday I was on my way home round the M25 when the car suddenly started to snatch the steering towards the right (wheel bearing best guess so far).
Top marks to the RAC I rang them at 4.50pm, told them the problem they didn't bother to send a roadside repairer but contracted the job straight out to a local company who attended with a flatbed and recovered me to Harpenden arriving home 90 minutes after the first call.
At least I was able to drive on and off the flat bed.
Post mortem results are in; It was the OSF wheel bearing which failed. It got so hot it is now stuck leaving the option of heating it up again and trying to bash it out or fitting a replacement stub axle. Dave Green to the rescue and he can provide a replacement so hopefully back on the road again next week.