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by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Never registered(?) R200 bubble on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Never registered(?) R200 bubble on ebay

There's some bumper damage in the first photo... but it doesn't look that bad. And it says "starts and drives but only for loading tyres..." Given the look of those alloys, was it stored on blocks or stands with no wheels for 20 years? Reminds me of that R8 214i that materialised a few years ago wit...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Stuttering wipers on intermittent setti g
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Stuttering wipers on intermittent setti g

I've never had one of those switch bulbs out, but at a guess they are actually wire-ended and the wires are formed around the round plastic carriers you see on the switch body. So a further guess is that you insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the slot on the carrier and give it about a quarter tur...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Full leather R8 hatchback interior
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Full leather R8 hatchback interior

montegoman wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:03 pm
It would have had to have been kept in the dark...
Or with 4 people in the car you could say "there's not mush room in here!"
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 216 GTI donor car
Replies: 31
Views: 2250

Re: 216 GTI donor car

What car is the engine and box going into? Is it a 3-door shell?
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?
Replies: 79
Views: 34131

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

It's never the sunroof guttering or drains. Unless the metal undertray has rotted through, but you'd be getting a soaking wet headlining and I don't expect you are. Glass de-bonding is the main cause on the R8 - any water at the front is 99.999% certain to be the windscreen debonding. I'd suggest th...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: overheating

Not an expert at all on the K series, but what does the radiator core look like? Good condition or lots of large holes between the horizontal ducts?
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi

There are stocks of solid genuine Rover alloy wheel nuts - item 12 on this page: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID003103 I observe that these are spherical seats, not the coned seats I would have expected. Are there Rover alloys in both seat 'camps' then? It would be useful to have a cross-refere...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi

Brilliant. I will have to try a set of those then. Hopefully I won't lower the tone of the neighbourhood again! :blushing :blushing Thank you so much for the comprehensive reply. Much appreciated. Nick. There are stocks of solid genuine Rover alloy wheel nuts - item 12 on this page: https://rimmerb...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 1.6 k cabriolet drained battery after driving
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 216 1.6 k cabriolet drained battery after driving

Stuck for an answer on this one. 3-wire alternators have a regulator output and a sense wire at the +ve battery terminal, and grounded to the car body. If it's outputting 14.6v (presumably at the battery +ve terminal, measured with respect to the negative terminal or the car body) then the battery s...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi

As far as I know, alloy wheel nuts are just a 60 degree taper - M12 x 1.5m pitch thread. The steel road wheels are a ball-end type - I'd have to find you the part code on Rimmer Bros - I think they still have stock but they're as expensive as alloy nuts... I purchased a set of these: https://www.eba...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear door card fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Rear door card fabric

My r8 1990 416 rear door fabric has come lose just checking how to take off without removing door card also has rear window switch not how it comes off, hoping to reglue fabric. Thanks No way to fix the fabric other than take the door card off. Then you'll find about 10 white plastic rivets that we...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: Stolen!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: Stolen!!!

And the cars are so rare now, what are they going to do with it? Sell it on at some point? Even on the early cars the VIN and associated IDs are in several places, then there's the engine number and security etched glass. All tied in with the DVLA's original registration records generated by Rover. ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Club Member Discount with XPart
Replies: 21
Views: 9644

Re: Club Member Discount with XPart

They still don't answer any parts enquiries using the response form on the website. Tried a few times over the past months. Not sure if I'd have more success with a direct e-mail. I wonder if there's a plan to restore anything like the old system when they've sorted themselves out? And what's happen...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear window demist
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Rear window demist

Also check the other end of the black earth wire that runs down into the tailgate from one of those two connectors: I think it joins several other earth wires near the wiper motor (hopefully somebody else, most probably Johnny :wink3 will confirm this). Yes, it's a very heavy gauge multi-strand bla...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Rover 416-Auto with honda singlecam engine/Power steering
Replies: 11
Views: 6341

Re: Rover 416-Auto with honda singlecam engine/Power steering

I find it hard to believe that the PAS and transmission use the same fluid from the same reservoir. If it's a Honda auto, the only fluid they make now it ATF-DW1 which I use on my 216 auto. It's backwards compatible with all older boxes so things like Hondamatic fluid have long since been discontin...