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by StubbornPatriot
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing

Just the coil (replaced it with an old one from a spare D16 engine). Is Spark Amplifier a different term for Ignition Module? As a matter of interest, is the coil suddenly failing a symptom of some other problem, or the cause in its own right? Why would a coil suddenly give up? and last night I was ...
by StubbornPatriot
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing

Coil changed. Rover running. Result!

Cheers,

Duncan
by StubbornPatriot
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing
Replies: 3
Views: 45

1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing

I was driving out of the village last night and the engine just stopped firing. No previous symptoms, it was running perfectly ok and just stopped. When I connected a spare spark plug to one of the HT leads and rested it on the cam cover there was no spark when turning the engine, so I believe this ...
by StubbornPatriot
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Hallo from Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Hallo from Germany

Hi Michael, Welcome to the forum. There are a number of events during the year and we would love to meet you at one of them. Pride of Longbridge is the big event on 11th April 2020 (that's Easter Saturday). This is at Cofton Park, Longbridge, near Birmingham. There is another big event at Gaydon on ...
by StubbornPatriot
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: BL Cars at the Castle - Sat 16/05/2020
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: BL Cars at the Castle - Sat 16/05/2020

Possibly, but I've got an event the following day that requires a lot of preparation. If I can get the prep done by the Friday, I'll probably go, but it's far from certain.
by StubbornPatriot
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Head Gasket/Oil Ladder Upgrade.
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Head Gasket/Oil Ladder Upgrade.

Hi John - I am intending to check the liner heights before I order the kit, but thanks for making the point. I'm not expecting them to be a problem, as far as i know this is a good engine that hasn't had any HG problems. But I won't know until I've got the top off. I'm presuming the strengthened oil...
by StubbornPatriot
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Head Gasket/Oil Ladder Upgrade.
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Head Gasket/Oil Ladder Upgrade.

As a result of receiving a small income tax refund, :D I am now in a position to prepare my replacement engine to put in my very sick Tourer. It’s a K series 1.6 that’s done 64,000 (allegedly). Before I do the engine swap, I am going to do the HG upgrade with the strengthened Oil Ladder and through ...
by StubbornPatriot
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: D16 Engine Number Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: D16 Engine Number Variants

onlinecarparts.co.uk list a Payen Head gasket that they say fits both the Z4 and A8 variants.
by StubbornPatriot
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 53 plate 45 TD Heater problem
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: 53 plate 45 TD Heater problem

I've just been looking at the exploded diagram on Rimmer's and it's not clear how it works mechanically from this. It sounds as if either you've got some obstruction in the ducts blocking the airflow, or, more likely, that rotating the dial is not moving the airflow diverter the last position or so....
by StubbornPatriot
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: AGM 2019 - October 27th Coventry transport Museum
Replies: 34
Views: 1429

Re: AGM 2019 - October 27th Coventry transport Museum

lotus3512 - It was a pleasure to meet you at the AGM, thanks for coming. Great to have some young blood coming into the club. Hope to see you at future, less prosaic, events. Lovely car you've bought - I hope you have many, many miles of enjoyable driving in it. Best wishes, Duncan.
by StubbornPatriot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

No, the Tourer is a way off yet. I need to do the engine swap first and then find out what it needs for an MoT. I've got some trailing arm bushes to fit and rear suspension is a bit suspect. Not too sure about the steering rack either - but I can't really remember, it's at least 5 years since I last...
by StubbornPatriot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Happy 30th Birthday to the R8!

. . . . and today is my R8's 30th birthday. Happy birthday G722 DUY. A good day today - the Tourer is now running again (as well as it's likely to, until I've done the engine swap, but at least it's movable again) and I just picked up a pair of NOS sills for Trusty Rusty for £30 + postage from Ebay.
by StubbornPatriot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4469

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

The event was a fantastic idea. The day was a fabulous day. The organisers did an incredible, praiseworthy job. This is great coverage. This is a club to be proud of. Thank you so much for putting this together for us. Long live our R8s.
by StubbornPatriot
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS: 216 GSi with leather etc etc spares or repair
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: FS: 216 GSi with leather etc etc spares or repair

Previous write off, crease in o/s sill, crease in n/s sill, crease in n/s wing, dent in n/s/f door. Looks like both o/s doors are damaged at bottom (but may be dirt/marks or bad pics). And they obviously want more than £165 for it. With no paperwork and previous write off, I wouldn't be so sure abou...
by StubbornPatriot
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4469

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

Also happy to take a journalist on board.