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by clayts450
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214SLi 16v SPI - fuel filter orientation/charcoal/purge valve
Replies: 1
Views: 45

214SLi 16v SPI - fuel filter orientation/charcoal/purge valve

I'm a bit confused on the set up for the SPI engines in terms of the fuel filter/purge valve/charcoal canister. My reading of the situation seems to be that on the earlier cars the fuel filter would be mounted to the bulkhead horizontally, and there was no purge valve/charcoal canister. Later models...
by clayts450
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 420i cutting out when cold.
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Rover 420i cutting out when cold.

This seller has OE CTS in a Land Rover bag - ordered Tuesday, delivered and signed for today:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Aust ... :rk:1:pf:0
by clayts450
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214SLi 16v SPI - bad vibrations at idle, poor throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: 214SLi 16v SPI - bad vibrations at idle, poor throttle

Thanks for the suggestions - I won't get time to fettle until the weekend and firstly have to clean up the mess in the engine bay I created late last evening - changed oil, had aborted changing filter as it was apparently welded on, but obviously I loosened it a little, started up, oil pressure buil...
by clayts450
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214SLi 16v SPI - bad vibrations at idle, poor throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 91

214SLi 16v SPI - bad vibrations at idle, poor throttle

Bought a 1992 214 SLi for £300 a couple of weeks ago (K540WRP). https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45398325_10156666476403360_8274298630827933696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=896ae8832bd6d957193ef611c394f870&oe=5C7FBE97 It's in good shape, good-ish bodywork (some rust bl...
by clayts450
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1855

Re: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018

Sorry for the fail to show - old man bad back syndrome, more's the pity. Will be going to Peterborough to make up for my slackness.
by clayts450
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1855

Re: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018

The 45 V6 won't be coming, sadly, due to a seized brake caliper - replacement not coming until early next week. So, the Streetwise will have to come in its place. Shouldn't be the only Streetwise on display as I understand a fair few will be joining the Longbridge convoy. I'd definitely like to meet...
by clayts450
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Re: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...

SRS light sorted - the same bug which afflicts 75s - yellow connectors under the front seats - unplug battery, leave 10 mins, undo connecters, squirt contact cleaner in there, put them back together again, reconnect battery, fire her up - SRS light pops up on start up, and goes off after a few secon...
by clayts450
Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1855

Re: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018

1. Hammond (online ticket purchased)
2. beef
4. prepace
5. Paul_1978
6. 220 GSi Turbo
7. ReubenVP
8. GTiJohn (application posted)
9. Dmac1969 - ‘97 420 GSi (Vehicle pass ordered online)
10. Plodder - 416 GTI Auto ( Vehicle pass ordered on Line)
11. clayts 450 - 2001 45 V6 (Vehicle pass ordered online)
by clayts450
Tue May 29, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Re: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...

Same, 2001 model year, Y reg.
by clayts450
Mon May 28, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Re: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...

Not sure what the back story is on these, may have been an aftermarket mod by previous but one owner

Close up

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zv9b7YJTENzevjZ83
by clayts450
Mon May 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Just bought a 45 V6 Connie...

...for £250 off that there eBay, sight unseen.

Few very minor issues (no back seat cushions, SRS light, creaking brakes, slight dent to osr) but in the grand scheme of things a total bargain. Drove the 60 miles home very nicely, thank you please :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1K1CRwCtfWuSa6wu2
by clayts450
Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S

Thanks folks, I'll aim to get to one or t'other or both :)
by clayts450
Wed May 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S

Thanks for the kind welcomes and admiring glances !

I will try to meet up with folks, possibly at the BL event in July - unfortunately the Streetwise seems to be considered too modern to display, but it's not exactly concours condition in any case !
by clayts450
Tue May 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S

Bargain for a SW mate. Agreed, they really are starting to go up pricewise now on the second hand market, no doubt 'helped' by an Honest John 'Future Classic Friday' write up last year. You can still see the odd £300 one around, being sold by folks who have no idea of their 'value' but you'd have t...
by clayts450
Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Newbie with a Streetwise 1.4 S

Nice Streetwise! I really like them and would like one one day. Are you on Facebook? Someone has just put a Tourer up for sale, a 420 GSi in British Racing Green. If I remember rightly it’s got 100k on the clock, has had some work done on it in recent weeks, eg gaskets, belts, bushes etc. It’s up f...