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by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What cambelt change intervals do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: What cambelt change intervals do you use?

BTW the other car is already at 252000 miles and going strong even if the wife is now bemoaning the external state of the car. ... - paranoia I think. No, not paranoid. Your aim is to keep the cars on the road for as long as possible with normal use & functional maintenance. Quite a noble goal I'd ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What cambelt change intervals do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: What cambelt change intervals do you use?

If you look at some of the cars sold at inflated prices (including those re-advertised at several thousand pounds :sad ) you tend to see little or no service history and the car running on its original cam belt - 20+ years after fitting. And the people doing the "flipping" of these cars are quite ha...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ostensibly BRG
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Ostensibly BRG

Can anyone point me to the thread about re-fixing roof linings!?!? 1. Remove the front seat belt cover clips. The "ears" closest to the pillar trim have to be pulled outwards on both sides - there's a 2mm plastic wedge on both sides hugging the seat belt slider mechanism, which is a pain! 2. Remove...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are your Plans and Projects for 2019 ??
Replies: 23
Views: 381

Re: What are your Plans and Projects for 2019 ??

Vulgalour wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Oops.
New purchase? I see you've gone for ultimate comfort over any kind of style... :tongue
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: rover 416 r8 95
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: rover 416 r8 95

any way i can find out how many 414 r8 with pain code LVD had this colour No way that I know of... Are you considering buying something and the seller has an inflated price because it's "rare" ?? It might be a little-seen colour, but I'm not sure how much it adds to the value of a car. FWIW, I thin...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Driver's door lock mechanism freezing
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Driver's door lock mechanism freezing

On some vintages, such as mine, the key lock operates the driver's door latch directly via a push rod; the microswitch comes into its own by signalling all the other door locks to actuate electrically. Thus if the other locks do respond the microswitch is OK. Yep. So I believe that the way the alar...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Driver's door lock mechanism freezing
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Driver's door lock mechanism freezing

The recent freeze has caused my coupe's driver's door lock to freeze on a couple of occasions and I'm trying to work out if it's an easy fix or something starting to wear out. On the first cold morning the CDL unlocked only the passenger door and I had to raise the internal button on the driver's d...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic

I've used Sikaflex 291 black marine-grade sealant to good effect where I've needed to seal mechanical parts and metal-to-rubber interfaces whilst rust-proofing. Seems very sticky and tough once cured, and does the job. Marine grade, so salt-water resistant and designed to stop corrosion. Designed fo...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Matt's Weekend Repairs - 1998 216 Coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 2195

Re: Matt's Weekend Repairs - 1998 216 Coupe

Even the original part number seems to just show a coil of brake pipe - I can't believe the dealerships made up their own replacements, but maybe! I'll keep looking... If you're talking Rimmer Bros, yes they just sell Copper-Nickel pipe now - but it's not an original part. It's all they can offer t...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: 1990 ROVER 416 GTI 1.6 PETROL 4 DOOR SALOON - G687 CRL
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: 1990 ROVER 416 GTI 1.6 PETROL 4 DOOR SALOON - G687 CRL

That wheel arch on the N/S looks like it's had a bad filler repair and a paint-over. There's a rear mudguard hanging off too.

I'm just pointing out potentially costly issues that might mean we end up in the red. I'm up for the restoration, as other people seem to be.
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: 1990 ROVER 416 GTI 1.6 PETROL 4 DOOR SALOON - G687 CRL
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: 1990 ROVER 416 GTI 1.6 PETROL 4 DOOR SALOON - G687 CRL

Too much body work on this one for my liking as a project car - hockey sticks, etc. need repainting. The front wing rust, though small in area, looks quite bad and would need sorting out properly - possibly with some new metal welded in. Then there's that "coolant leak" from the back of the engine....
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: 1990 ROVER 416 GTI 1.6 PETROL 4 DOOR SALOON - G687 CRL
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: 1990 ROVER 416 GTI 1.6 PETROL 4 DOOR SALOON - G687 CRL

Too much body work on this one for my liking as a project car - hockey sticks, etc. need repainting. The front wing rust, though small in area, looks quite bad and would need sorting out properly - possibly with some new metal welded in. Then there's that "coolant leak" from the back of the engine. ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: R3 UK only?
Replies: 44
Views: 1620

Re: R3 UK only?

Finally got time to read the Autocar article. Clear that the myth of it being based on R8 comes from an incomplete reading of it. Although it says it was initially based on an R8 floorpan the article also states this was later changed to a new one, with associated rear suspension change. I do find ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Merry Christmas!

60 seconds too late, but never mind...

From everyone in the Rover 200 & 400 Owner's Club, to everyone on planet earth...

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by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Rover 25 Tailgate Badges
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Rover 25 Tailgate Badges

I recently had a friend's wife complaining about the tailgate badges and in her view it looked too darn with the chromed R O V E R letters instead of the traditional badge. I sort of agreed so have bought her a larger boot badge from an older model Rover. It was whilst ordering that I decided to re...