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by crepello
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: SD3 owner from Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 84

Re: SD3 owner from Germany

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Prices are certainly firmer in Germany than over here!
How ironic is that?
by crepello
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1994 Rover 414Sli
Replies: 445
Views: 26610

Re: 1994 Rover 414Sli

In other news, since replacing the door seal and fitting the new interior wind noise is reduced, except for the new top seal/trim on the windscreen which seems to cause quite a bit more wind noise than the old knackered one. Did your screen guy fit one of those standard rounded header strips which ...
by crepello
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi
Replies: 100
Views: 1828

Re: 1990 416GSi & 1991 416GTi

Often wondered if I could make some oval pieces the same size as the oval cut-outs in the mudguards, but with tapered sides on fairly thick material - 2-3mm or more. These might then push in to the holes and not "pull through." With a hole in the centre of each one to take new screws, this might be...
by crepello
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: New Member

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:51 pm
You don't need to own one of 'our' cars to be welcome here :)
... but it does give you something to talk about!
by crepello
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Gti dohc ALB system
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: 216 Gti dohc ALB system

Starting from where you are, maybe conversion to Bosch ABS would provide greater longevity?
This doesn't share the characteristic failure of complex components that are a feature of the Honda ALB system.
by crepello
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cool Heater Always a Bad Sign?
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Cool Heater Always a Bad Sign?

I'm happy that the hoses are correct for the car. I also have a K8 carb-fitted car, owned from new, unfortunately also not presently road-legal, that has a rather different layout, which isn't too far removed from the SPi arrangement. Both the carb and SPi have a warming circuit for the inlet manifo...
by crepello
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1993 Honda Concerto 1.5i
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: 1993 Honda Concerto 1.5i

Do let us know how the bush press works out for you. Been thinking about getting one myself, as the last bush replacement job I did was torrid!
by crepello
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cool Heater Always a Bad Sign?
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Cool Heater Always a Bad Sign?

I don't think the new thermostat was Rover-bagged, but it did come from Rimmer's. I'm pretty sure I boil tested it and the original one and found them pretty similar. I can no longer hear any bubbles rattling in accessible hoses, having chased what was there along to the top of the radiator, where t...
by crepello
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cool Heater Always a Bad Sign?
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Cool Heater Always a Bad Sign?

I’ve got myself in a state of paranoia about the head gasket in a 214 R8 (K16 MPi) I rescued on a ‘spares or repair’ basis, advertised with HG issues a couple of years ago. I stripped all the hoses and radiator and cleaned and flushed them all individually, and added new water pump, thermostat timin...
by crepello
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1993 Honda Concerto 1.5i
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: 1993 Honda Concerto 1.5i

1234dist wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:50 am
They just couldn't get more similar to the rover model could they :blink
They did manage to with the Diesel variant!
by crepello
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: 1993 214SLi Diamond/Tempest - 37k - Chichester
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: FS eBay: 1993 214SLi Diamond/Tempest - 37k - (now) Peterborough

Didn't make reserve above. Now up via the Photoshoppers of Peterborough at £2.3k: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283108967018

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by crepello
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: 214Si 1991 Red 5d Oldbury, WMids
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 214Si 1991 Red 5d Oldbury, WMids

That photo's familiar to me from several months ago. May have been Gumtree, I've forgotten what the asking price was originally.
by crepello
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Coolant

There's talk elsewhere on the web that OAT eats copper. If it's true, that might mean a R8 radiator (depending on any replacements), but definitely a R8 heater matrix would be at peril.
by crepello
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: F/S White G Reg Auto Southampton

GTiJohn wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:17 pm
This one is already over £200 so it looks as if it's not the project car for us....
Are we likely to find a sub-£200 one these days that doesn't need several hundred's worth of rot repair?

(Comment probably inspired by what I spent my day tinkering with!)