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by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: NEC 2018 (Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery)
Replies: 25
Views: 800

Re: NEC 2018 (Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery)

We made it ! Great show and lovely mince pies - thank you to every one who helped out over the weekend :clapping :clapping :clapping Brilliant John. As usual, you (and Jeremy) aren't in the photo and yet we all know you're both putting in the most. Paul (and Johnny) are in the photo - so at least s...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: hesitant at slow revs , difficult to start.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: hesitant at slow revs , difficult to start.

Wonder if the cam belt is a tooth out. That would cause timing-related and valve clearance-like issues.
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: hesitant at slow revs , difficult to start.
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: hesitant at slow revs , difficult to start.

my 216gsi 1990 , had a new cam belt 18 months ago and after a 1000 miles it snapped last week due to the tensioner seizing . it also had a new water pump then as well . The engine was not damaged , new belt and tensioner and water pump and up running again.However it starts but doesn't clear for a ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1994 216 cab central locking module
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: 1994 216 cab central locking module

still after the location and if anyone has one for sale any help would be most appreciated :S If it's IR, then your overhead-light will have a dark grey (black-looking) bobble/dome on it. The rest of this message is relevant ONLY if this is the case. If your overhead light unit is just a case and c...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Vented Disc Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Vented Disc Upgrade

The hubs (knuckles) are different on a 214. However, the approach Rover took with the knuckles and front ARB was to keep the datums the same and increase metal thickness to make everything stiffer. I think (and it's only a "think" - not 100% sure at all) 214 knuckles are just a "spindlier" version o...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Idle speed in traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Idle speed in traffic

an electrical draw maybe?? heaters on, lights, wipers, radio, brake lights all got to be powered. Good call. There's load monitoring via the ECU and if the electrical load is high, the engine revs are upped to produce a little more power at idle. Otherwise, the electrical load translated into horse...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: New Distributor
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: New Distributor

Your thoughts/advice and guidance appreciated, plus any recommendations on where to source a new Distributor? Rimmer’s look out of stock..... Generic Honda part code: TD-02U Ebay for the deal. Seen them as cheap as £50-£60. E.g. (took me a few seconds to find this one and there might be a cheaper o...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Flame Red 3 Door 216GTi Auction K455YAC
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Flame Red 3 Door 216GTi Auction

Interesting to note that approx max torque is achieved at 3000RPM! Actually on the second line of power data from the bottom, you'll see peak torque at 5535rpm, which is pretty much the manufacturer's quoted value. It's slightly higher than the peak at 3000rpm. Do you have a chart for a T.C? No - a...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Flame Red 3 Door 216GTi Auction K455YAC
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Flame Red 3 Door 216GTi Auction

As a matter of interest, does the SOHC 216 GTi have any performance advantage over the 216 GSi? Just curious. Short ratio box on the GTi - definitely on the DOHC but not sure about the SOHC. A GTi TC pulls around 4000rpm @ 70mph, a 216GSi SOHC pulls 3,500rpm @ 70mph. Not sure about the SOHC GTi but...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

Illumination is a separate 12v feed into the clock, radio and it's used directly to power the miniature bulbs in the cigarette lighter, ashtray, glove box and the rest of the console and binnacle. I assume by "clock illumination" you mean the clock is dimming randomly with the lights off - exactly t...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Coolant drain plug on block
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Coolant drain plug on block

I'm trying to change my coolant on the 416 auto and I can't find the cylinder head coolant drain bolt that is mentioned in the manual. I've drained it from bottom of rad but it says to drain completely you need to loosen said bolt. The only one that I can see is tucked away behind exhaust manifold ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: LHD Rover 220 GTI
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: FS eBay: LHD Rover 220 GTI

Cromp85 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:04 pm
Did he own the car from new?
Yep, I believe so. It was very low mileage, not zero but "demonstrator" mileage I believe.
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: LHD Rover 220 GTI
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: FS eBay: LHD Rover 220 GTI

I had a look through the pictures and noticed the speedo is in MPH. I can see a lot of work has been done over the years so i wonder why it was not changed to RHD. It would be interesting to know the story behind this motor. Probably more than a year ago now, I met the person selling this motor. He...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Centre console
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Centre console

1234dist wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:09 am
just wind off the tightening bolt most of the way swap the bracket and tighten as required again.
Thanks. So I will put the car into gear and chock the wheels :blushing
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Centre console
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Centre console

Thinking of fitting one. Got my low-rise standard one off as photo below. That last bolt is clearly holding on a clamp for the ends of the rear brake cables, but it needs to be swapped for the centre console type. Question is - Do I lose the handbrake when I take the clamp off, or is it perfectly sa...