Search found 153 matches

by Cromp85
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020

1. GTiJohn
2. Hammond (if the 400 is fixed in time, if not I'll come in the MGF!)
3. Cromp85 (220 GSi)
by Cromp85
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What have you found in your car
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: What have you found in your car

Back in 2016 i had to replace the drivers side wing on my Ex's Rover 25. Upon removal i found a quite healthy seedling growing out the dirt in the bottom corner. I guess this was why the paint colour was called Arbour Green!
by Cromp85
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary - New years eve 2019 - Gearbox issues
Replies: 36
Views: 3064

Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary - New years eve 2019 - Gearbox issues

Vinny1979 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 pm
So upon further inspection its tinkled all of its gearbox oil out, well virtually all.

Explains the noise,

how?

600 trouble free miles, new seals last summer.
Did you use the correct type of driveshaft seals?
by Cromp85
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 1994 216 SLi Fuel Flap
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: 1994 216 SLi Fuel Flap

Here are some pics of what it should look like:

Image

Image
by Cromp85
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary - New years eve 2019 - Gearbox issues
Replies: 36
Views: 3064

Re: Vinny's Rover 220 GSi Turbo Diary - New years eve 2019 - Gearbox issues

That sounds just like the gearbox in my 220 nasp, its been whining for 30k and has only got a bit worse in the past 5k. Mine was due to leaking driveshaft oil seals as the car was off the road for about 7 years. I think a ZS 180 box will fit but im not sure if the ratios will suit the turbo. If you ...
by Cromp85
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Winter Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Winter Blues

It sounds like your failed alternator is the original Lucas one. If the replacement one you have is the MGR era bosch unit, just swap the pulley over. The altenator itself will physically fit unless they have given you one for cars with A/C.
by Cromp85
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cheeky alarm!
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Cheeky alarm!

The 5AS system is pretty solid but the best way i have found for trouble free battery removal is this: Loosen but dont remove the battery negative terminal. Lock, then unlock using the fob. after a couple of seconds pull off the negative terminal. When you come to fit the battery make sure the doors...
by Cromp85
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Putting £ in
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Putting £ in

Purchased my 220 for £400 back in 2013 Paid £70 to have it towed from Redditch back to Dudley (The car was running fine but had no MOT) I got it on the road in 2015, All repairs were done by myself so about £12 for a track rod end, £45 for a sill repair panel and £50 for two wings. In 4 years and 30...
by Cromp85
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: warning light.
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: warning light.

Which red light exactly? MK 2 200s dont have an EML, they have several red lights with a picture denoting which system has a fault. Hand brake light will stay on if brake fluid is low, Oil light will show if your oil pressure is low and the Battery light will show if there is a fault on the charging...
by Cromp85
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)

R.E. Your battery drain issue, check the main earth point on the slam panel and the thick cable from it to the battery negative. If they are not at fault check your alternator.
by Cromp85
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)

Replacing the O2 sensor may improve MPG, also get tracking checked/adjusted (Both worked for me) I also own a 220 GSI and find it likes a drink too often. To improve the fuel economy of a T-16 engine: DON'T Drive short journeys in winter (Engine takes ages to warm up) :blushing Drive in stop/start t...
by Cromp85
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!

I have gone back to the rimmers site and compared all the cam end engine mount part nos, its that triangle mount you mentioned in the first post causing the trouble. It may not look too different but its the only other mounting that differs between the R65 & PG1 equipped cars. The lower engine tie &...
by Cromp85
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!

I had good look at the rimmers part listings and it looks like the all the PG1 end mountings are the same. I also know from experience The ZR 160 mount will even fit a T series R8, so im thinking the problem might be at the cam belt end. What year is your car? also has the engine ever been changed?
by Cromp85
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!

Any chance you can post some pictures?
by Cromp85
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 400 / 45 - Which One?
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: 400 / 45 - Which One?

Here are a couple of diesel 45s on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-45-MG- ... 3753959392

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-rover-4 ... 3365665005

Both 45 TD saloons from opposite ends of the market.