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by MJ the Tomcat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Southwest meetings 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Southwest meetings 2018

If you don't mind Trevor, I'll bring the same face as always!

:laughing2
by MJ the Tomcat
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.

Many thanks all for your replies, it's hugely appreciated. New plugs and leads were fitted recently so that should be that ruled out. I'm going to try something new that I came across this afternoon whilst talking to my garage. We're going to check the breather pipe and injectors but we're also goin...
by MJ the Tomcat
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.

Agreed, but it sorted the emissions out and does away with having to have a new cat fitted every year, not at my expense I hasten to add. :cool Had a look at my Haynes manual last night and it's flagged up a few other reasons that could be causing it that I need to get looked at, one of which mentio...
by MJ the Tomcat
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.

Hopefully it's not the cat as that was replaced a little over a year ago with a Vauxhall Vectra one adapted to fit, as the Rover cats kept failing within twelve months leading to emissions that wouldn't pass the MoT. Hadn't thought about the breather pipe though, so that could warrant further invest...
by MJ the Tomcat
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.

Hi 1234dist, Many thanks for your quick reply. Struggles to keep up with modern traffic is a good analogy here, as the acceleration is there but it's definitely not as brisk as it once was. It's not so much a delay as a sluggish response, it feels as though there is a balloon underneath the throttle...
by MJ the Tomcat
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Rover 216 Coupe lazy throttle response.

Hi All, I have a 1998 Rover 216 Coupe with 103,000 miles on the clock. It is a K Series engine which has the triple layer gasket and steel bolts. Recently I've had a new clutch fitted, new dizzy cap, HT leads, etc, and an engine flush but I've still got the lazy throttle response problem. The best I...
by MJ the Tomcat
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: South West meeting
Replies: 30
Views: 5057

Re: South West meeting

Hi Paul, Great to hear from a new member! We meet at The Highwayman in Shepton Mallett, which has a large car park outside. We aim for 12 - 12:30pm and then order lunch and have a good natter. Don't worry if there aren't any Rover's in the car park when you turn up, we don't always bring them along ...
by MJ the Tomcat
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: South West meeting
Replies: 30
Views: 5057

Re: South West meeting

Passes arrived today for Star's car and MJ, good weather booked so looking forward to a fun weekend, where the improved and subtly re-branded MJ the Tomcat will make her first appearance. :cool
by MJ the Tomcat
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Couldn't you sleep Di? Apologies for keeping you awake, but it was for a good reason! I won't keep you in suspenders any longer, but do you prefer a straight glass or a mug with a handle? You are absolutely spot on! :clapping Our new automotive toy is a silver 56 plate 5 door Toyota RAV 4 with a cra...
by MJ the Tomcat
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Trevor, It is fast, not as fast as my Quattro but it gets down the road in a decent hurry. However, it isn't either an Impreza or an Evo, both lovely cars though. Di, Have you been looking at your Easter present a bit early, such as a book that lists all four wheel drive cars ever made? As you say, ...
by MJ the Tomcat
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Di, That is a quality list there, particularly the German contingent (I've always been a fan of the Cayenne) and yes you are getting warm because they are all four wheel drive, but then I mentioned that at the start anyway! :laughing2 However, the car in question is not on your list, although you ar...
by MJ the Tomcat
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Umm, no!

Another clue then, just for you.

It should be much more reliable than a Landie or a Rangie, if the stories I've heard about them (and there are several) are true!

If you get it right before we meet up on Saturday Di, I'll buy you a drink! :D
by MJ the Tomcat
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Hi Hammond,

Pity you can't make it this Saturday, the next one will be the last Saturday in May, ask your daughter to buy you lunch that day! :laughing2

Di,

Nice try but no, it's not a tratter!

As it's you though, I'll give you a clue.

It's silver! :laughing
by MJ the Tomcat
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Hi Scrumpy, Time long, see no! Hope you can make it on the 26th of March, it'll be great to see you again and we are planning on doing some shows together (myself, my dad, Trevor and Diane and hopefully a few more) which we're really looking forward to. Just need the weather to play ball. . . . Just...
by MJ the Tomcat
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Still going?
Replies: 33
Views: 4943

Re: Still going?

Steve,

Excellent news!

Looking forward to meeting up with you soon.


Paul.