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by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: Diesel problems
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Diesel problems

I believe the Forte products are highly regarded even by established garages with golden rules for other fixes like oil thickeners, leak fixers, etc. who normally say "if you put that in the engine, your car is usually scrap." I do on occasion ask for the oil flush when I have an oil change, and the...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Chrome/plastic trim
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Chrome/plastic trim

Headlining is a 2-day job ideally, as it's preferable to leave the glue to dry. But I expect it could be done in a day with a break in between gluing and refitting. Took me nigh-on 2 hours to release the headlining doing it myself, but it was the first time. Two people can get the shell off in less ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: 1989 216 GSi Honda D16 - Engine Stopped Firing

StubbornPatriot wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:30 am
Coil changed. Rover running. Result!

Cheers,

Duncan
Did you change the coil or the spark amplifier (or both)?
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?

Here is the tiny & shiny push button starter in the cabin: can you spot it? I can see it! Do I win a prize? It's very neatly done. If it were me, I'd have added a speech synthesis device and an audio amplifier so the car said "Cold start activated" in a very calm, female voice when you pressed the ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?

Thank you for help & explanations. I did it! Easy indeed to go from left to right behind the dash: I was a bit worried because I'm used to the 75 mk1 Cowley built where it is (for me at least) a very nightmare to do the same, center console being fully obstructed. I saw easily the empty grommet jus...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?

Thank you Jonathan for your very comprehensive explanations. " Just to add my two-pence worth "? I think they're easily worth a few quids! :D Not sure that a grommet located on the passenger side would be very helpful because I need to keep the button just below the wheel, on my left, i.e. totally ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dash cams
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Dash cams

1234dist wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:37 pm
#bulk discount
I need 4/5 of them
Might be something you could raise as a potential bulk buy amongst club members, if everyone can agree on a fairly inexpensive model that a lot of people might go for? Need access to a wholesaler who can do discounts...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Any easy grommet between interior & engine?

Just to add my two-pence worth. The pass-through points I've most easily found are on the passenger side - if you peel pack the carpet you can find a cut-out that's not too far up and it'll pop a grommet out in the engine bay. My car is obviously RHD but I guess the same will be true of a LHD, just ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Let me down how dare you !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Let me down how dare you !!!

961tat wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:51 pm
Ya got home , will go back Tues and give it a go , sometimes they just fix them selfs !! Otherwise bar ready for tow home , not far 15 miles .
Is yours a K or a Honda D ?
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dash cams
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Dash cams

Getting a bit bored of the wife’s nightmare journeys to and from work so looking for a good dash cam. From what I’ve been reading some only record for like 20 mins. Which is obviously no good. I’m looking for front and rear be it single or two camera system. What you got? It's memory card and forma...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: ROVER 418 TD TOURER
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: ROVER 418 TD TOURER

Can anyone help with my problem on my Rover 418 TD Tourer with 1796cc Peugeot engine and Lucas Fuel injection pump. I had the engine out of the car but my labelling has let me down and I am left with 2 x cables and no obvious place to connect to although I suspect one of them is for the glow plugs....
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Headlining Fabric?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Headlining Fabric?

Woolies Light Grey :-) ...which is actually quite dark for a light grey, but you can't tell when it's on the roof as everything is in shadow anyway. Their "light grey" isn't a replacement for their "Empire Grey" which apparently was a good match, but they can't get any more. They did stock a close ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: HELP! No power at all in the missus 25!
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: HELP! No power at all in the missus 25!

But why is the power gone when I successfully used the fob to shut the car? Older batteries give up at this time of year. It's the cold overnight temperatures. Could simply be a sign you need a new battery - it always has been when this has happened to me. Shutting the doors with the fob causes sev...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: D16 Engine Number Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: D16 Engine Number Variants

The Honda engines were often labelled D16Z4 (and I think Z3 or Z5???) in the 200 and 400 series - I think perhaps simply to distinguish them from engines fitted to Honda cars, or even (and I don't know this) that some engines were assembled elsewhere, e.g. the UK... They are simply D16A8 and A9 unit...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Burned out Distributor cap and rotor arm
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Burned out Distributor cap and rotor arm

Normally mileage-related. I'm sure there's something on the Honda engine variant service schedule that suggests you check every 40 or 60K miles. On that basis, you might be expected to check every 3 or 4 years if you're doing average mileage. Arcing damage is typical of mechanical distributor contac...