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by 220 GSi turbo
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Up side of Lockdown
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: The Up side of Lockdown

I have been informed today that I will most likely be working from home until at least the middle of May, so two cars are going on SORN as of tonight: around £45 per month saved. Took the Type R for a run on an almost deserted motorway this evening :cool :wink3 That leaves us with just the 25 GTi on...
by 220 GSi turbo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Distributor to Coil
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Distributor to Coil

Cromp85 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:49 pm


I have a PDF of the 1992 R8 Electrical manual. Do you both want a copy?
Yes please: I will PM you my email address :)
by 220 GSi turbo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Roverfest 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Roverfest 2020

A very sensible decision, methinks!

The events calendar will become very crowded this summer if life goes 'back to normal' over the next 2-3 months and many people will still be rather cautious about going out.

Hopefully by 2021, things will have settled down completely.
by 220 GSi turbo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Distributor to Coil
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Distributor to Coil

OK, I will dig my manual out tomorrow.

If you could PM me your email address, I can send you some wiring diagrams and discuss possible immobiliser issues with you.
by 220 GSi turbo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Distributor to Coil
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Distributor to Coil

Sorry, I am a little confused :S
Please could you explain what you mean by "only getting one spark"?

I have the original Rover electrical manual and diagrams here (for the R8 range) and could probably take photos of the relevant pages for you (unless somebody else here already has a pdf version?)
by 220 GSi turbo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: POSTPONED! The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1744

POSTPONED! New dates in August for The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham

The organisers of the 'Resto Show' have advised all exhibiting clubs today that new dates have been secured with the NEC :clapping The show is planned to take place on 7th & 8th August 2020 (obviously still subject to any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place at the time) Keep an eye on this th...
by 220 GSi turbo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Any lightstone beige front armrest?
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: Any lightstone beige front armrest?

As a guide to anybody intending to post one of these to France: Over 10 years ago I did very well out of recovering the armrests from R8s in scrapyards and selling them on eBay: they were very popular with MG ZR owners and they were prepared to pay substantial prices for them! Once packed in a cardb...
by 220 GSi turbo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Any lightstone beige front armrest?
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: Any lightstone beige front armrest?

Some R8s had Stone Beige(?) armrests fitted, typically this would have been on higher spec 400 saloons between 1993 and 1995 if a beige interior had been chosen. Most had a cloth cover, not leather. If all else fails, you could buy one in another colour and have it painted with some paint colour-mat...
by 220 GSi turbo
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:16 am
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 220 GSi turbo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: POSTPONED! The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1744

Re: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March

Nigel B wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:21 pm
I can confirm that although my annual leave request was refused I can offer my services on Thursday and Sunday.
If you can let me know if you need me for those days as the date is getting ever closer
Sunday please Nigel, if you can :)
by 220 GSi turbo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 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 'self...
by 220 GSi turbo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: Rover 25 diesel 5-door in BRG
Replies: 0
Views: 804

FS eBay: Rover 25 diesel 5-door in BRG

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-25-IL-DIESEL-12-MONTHS-MOT-FULL-SERVICE-AND-MORE-PARTS/202916070019?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D59fb4672d51d4b3d8c0c6970cb73ccf9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D202916070019%26itm%3D20291...
by 220 GSi turbo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: Facebook Sales page created for this club
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re: Facebook Sales page created for this club

Will all items for sale still get posted on the forum to ensure us non-Facebook members get a look-in too? :wink3
by 220 GSi turbo
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: 416 gti auto
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: 416 gti auto

Here's a little more 'history' relating to it :wink3

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=11880
by 220 GSi turbo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 216 SE starting issues
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Rover 216 SE starting issues

Having just read your edit to your original post stating that it is a Honda engine, I guess your car must be an 'R8' after all.......maybe a 216 SE cabriolet?

Hopefully one of our Honda experts will be along soon :wink3