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by crepello
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Hi need a pair of rear arches for my gti j798uoj , where can i find them , can you buy them anywhere?
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: Hi need a pair of rear arches for my gti j798uoj , where can i find them , can you buy them anywhere?

Neil 220gti wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Ta , picked em up today , last two
That sounds ominous! Did you get the impression that they won't be re-stocking?
by crepello
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Standing water
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: Standing water

Have you ruled out getting the head skimmed?
by crepello
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?
Replies: 29
Views: 4590

Re: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

The injectors are a standard Bosch product, and can easily be cleaned and reconditioned by one of several specialists. There are even DIY guides on the web. Small spare components for these injectors are readily available. Which is a way of saying that not all the trade thinks the problem must be so...
by crepello
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Running issue
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: Running issue

And while you're about that, clean inside the throttle body and its idle bypass passage!
by crepello
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: November 2018 North East & Yorkshire Area Group Meeting.
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: November 2018 North East & Yorkshire Area Group Meeting.

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:26 am
Hemel Hempstead. (Not exactly tourist attractions!)
But it's got The Magic Roundabout!
by crepello
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Want advice on replacing a R8 heater matrix
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Want advice on replacing a R8 heater matrix

While the dash is out, you most likely will notice crumbly foam gaskets in the ventilation system. You could take the opportunity to replace them. I cut from expanded polythene sheet saved from packaging when I did mine. Rimmer's part list for the Coupe/Cabby/Tourer does not show a change point for ...
by crepello
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Diagnostic correct: NEED steering pump
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Diagnostic correct: NEED steering pump

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:46 pm
So, a new bearing cover is needed. Just need to know which bearing, now :wink3
Could "CV Joint" translate the same I wonder?
by crepello
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Idle speed in traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Idle speed in traffic

I have the same sort of issue on my 220. Try pulling the accelerator pedal back a bit when it happens, the pedal wont feel like its moving but the revs drop back to normal idle. This sounds like the reason Rover's WSMs specify that the throttle cable should be adjusted with a defined amount of slac...
by crepello
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: R3 UK only?
Replies: 33
Views: 1195

Re: R3 UK only?

It does indeed seem that 'the bit in the middle' was new, which shows that BAe were willing to spend more than the story of a 'cut down' R8 floorpan implies. It would be quite possible that an actual cut down R8 floorpan could be used for early studies. But to continue with that in production would...
by crepello
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Now she's whining and moaning
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Now she's whining and moaning

Auxiliary drive belt? Power steering pump?
by crepello
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: R3 UK only?
Replies: 33
Views: 1195

Re: R3 UK only?

MikePR3 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:52 am
I am trying to understand the BAe crisis of the early 1990s.
Didn't one of the principal actors in this saga go on to take the starring role in the demise of GEC?
by crepello
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: R3 UK only?
Replies: 33
Views: 1195

Re: R3 UK only?

Do give us a heads-up when your conclusions have been reached!
It could be enlightening to have a judgement based on data - there's plenty of emotional prejudice to go round already.
by crepello
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Another red 216 automatic
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Another red 216 automatic

That made £510. But is now re-listed: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173569462421. Staring £500 or £700 BiN. 74k.

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by crepello
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16

The longer the thermostat is closed, the quicker the water in the engine will reach operating temp, as it doesn't have to overcome the cooling effect of the extra water in the heater matrix and system and any heat being distributed into the cabin on those very cold mornings. :D Not entirely. I'm sp...