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by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Social Isolation jobs list on the R3 Vi
Replies: 18
Views: 343

Re: Social Isolation jobs list on the R3 Vi

Can you get spacers that extend the spigot profile though? That's the question. That seat material does look rather nice. Seems to be of the hard wearing, warm and comfortable variety. I didn't actually know they did that seat design in that material. I've seen the suede/moquette material pairing, a...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover r8 200/400 rear upright catch
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Rover r8 200/400 rear upright catch

Thanks for the reply’s. Wd-40 latches. Loosened 4 hinge bolts, there’s not much play and re-tightened bolts. Wd-40 latches again tomorrow. See how it goes. Thanks again. I have a phase 2 car - but it's not an SEi. I can measure the striker bar tomorrow... Also think about a plate or large washers b...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover r8 200/400 rear upright catch
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Rover r8 200/400 rear upright catch

My rear seats have been somewhat reupholstered (professionally) and there's more scrim foam under the material than there was before. I now find it quite difficult to get the rear seats to latch on a 93 216GSi (phase 1.5 model - long indicators, duo-tone but no chrome grille). The phase 1.5/2 seats ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell

Thanks for the advice Gsi..I've looked at the sunroof tray it's bone dry...so the water is not coming down through there. I did have the screen replaced a couple of years ago, I will remove the finishers and check that when I'm off work next. But the water appears to be mainly in the drivers passen...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: R3 ICE compatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: R3 ICE compatibility

Now come the fun part of deciding which 6 CDs to put in it :cool Or see if the CD changer will read CD-R's with closed sessions. Then you can make up your own compilations. Have a magazine of driving music, quiet music, etc... that's what I'm planning to do, although the Philips CD changer from the...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell

Obviously if the tray has rusted through, then that would be a primary cause of water ingress. But I'd still say that was a rare occurrence. Most people think the drain pipes are blocked and try and rod them with a spring steel drain un-blocker, or curtain wire, etc. Because the pipes turn a corner ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: MOT suspension
Replies: 0
Views: 106

MOT suspension

All cars (amongst other vehicles) will be exempt from MOT testing for 6 months from March 30th, as you shouldn't be going out for non-essential purposes. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-owners-to-be-granted-mot-exemption-in-battle-against-coronavirus The advice is - if your MOT is due bef...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Which kind of mudflaps?
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Which kind of mudflaps?

Neither of those is correct. For a duo-tone car, the rear mud-flap kit looks like this: http://www.oliveiravalentimlda.com/WebRoot/ce_pt/Shops/960856486/5E68/B49F/94D6/6199/337B/C0A8/190D/BA20/CAT100550LOG.jpg These are in natural grey flexible plastic, slightly textured - and the colour code is "LO...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: R3 ICE compatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: R3 ICE compatibility

Does anyone know if an Alpine CD Autochanger will work if I plug it into the back of a Phillips R860 headunit? Not to hard to test this but I thought I'd ask ... :*laughs* Yes - XQE10011 - and it's made by Alpine. Spare magazines are part code XQZ 100020 and the fitting kits are VUD100140 and VUD10...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell

Thanks for the advice Gsi..I've looked at the sunroof tray it's bone dry...so the water is not coming down through there. I did have the screen replaced a couple of years ago, I will remove the finishers and check that when I'm off work next. But the water appears to be mainly in the drivers passen...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover cabriolet £6.495! 23k
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Rover cabriolet £6.495! 23k

On eBay there is a red 1.6 auto 23k An import . £6495 The same company imports 800s and 600s - they have adverts on car and classic for these. All from Japan. 6.5K seems to be their (fairly consistent) asking price regardless of the model, etc. I'm not sure the 800 or 600 ever sold either... i.e.: ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: R8 PAS cooler delete & Pipe replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: R8 PAS cooler delete & Pipe replacement

I have had no luck finding a R3 diesel breaking so im doing the pipes from scratch. A mate is supplying me the pipe and fittings at a fair discount. Hopefully i will be making these over the next couple of months. We'll be interested in the result - pipe diameters used, and a photograph would be ha...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: H plate Rover 216Gti - Leak in footwell

If it's a sunroof leak and it's that bad, the headlining would be wet I would expect, as it would be the undertray overflowing. I'm not even going to mention where the four drain pipes emerge, as people try and rod them and damage the tubing. They won't be blocked. The usual culprit of water ingress...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear screen demister switch: problem...
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Rear screen demister switch: problem...

The switch may not be the problem (in my experience, the R8 switches are very reliable). The HRW switch is not intended to 'latch', it is a 'momentary' action which just sends a start or stop command to the timer. The timer is controlled by the MFU module on the back of the fusebox. There is a 'sel...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine change phase 2 cat engine to phase 1 differences?
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Engine change phase 2 cat engine to phase 1 differences?

I think you might have a problem here. I'm not 100% sure the two engines are identical mechanically - for a start I'd want to know why the catted engines are down about 5-6bhp compared to the non-cat versions. If it's a deliberate electronic de-tune (they've nobbled the spark timing advance or the i...