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by crepello
Sun May 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: 1990 214Si - Flame/Tempest - 50k - Worcester
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: FS eBay: 1990 214Si - Flame/Tempest - 55k - Huddersfield

It's changing hands again on eBay! Now located Wakefield, and 55k. Still looks basically solid, mercifully. It's strange how it's avoided being cherished long-term, considering it changed hands at not-giveaway prices. This time it's up only because the seller only had a change of heart regarding bre...
by crepello
Fri May 01, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Ignition light stays on
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Ignition light stays on

The interior light function is also routed through the MFU. That's how the plush 'lamp off delay' is controlled.
by crepello
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover 214 Sei 20,122 miles from new
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Rover 214 Sei 20,122 miles from new

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283859602142

Nice to see some competent photography.

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Possibly too expensive to get flipped by KGF Cars. Or broken for parts, come to that!

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by crepello
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 214 h reg gears seen tricky.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Rover 214 h reg gears seen tricky.

Maybe the synchros are a bit dry and sticky? Each has a set of 3 spring-loaded balls which click into a groove to hold them definitely 'in' or 'out' of engagement. If those aren't free maybe they're not holding the rings in engagement. Check and top-up your gearbox oil if necessary. The filler/level...
by crepello
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rover Revivals Revival
Replies: 166
Views: 18839

Re: Rover Revivals Revival

", ... which was nice."
by crepello
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Starter motor

If you're not going anywhere soon, they're not complicated to strip down. You might find the solenoid armature is just gummed up, and a clean and light greasing will sort it.
by crepello
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: Engine won't start

Although I've never dismantled an internal fuel pump...
I think if there was a weakness on either stroke of the pump, it wouldn't reach the point where the switchgear requested a solenoid pull or solenoid release.
by crepello
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: Engine won't start

It's usually possible to hear the fuel pump priming the system when the ignition is turned on. Does it sound dead?
Otherwise, crank angle sensors are know to die in intermittent fashion like you describe.
by crepello
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Door trim clips
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Door trim clips

"Snapsack" is a useful term to search on, I found.
by crepello
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear Door Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Rear Door Windows

Hammond of this parish had the same problem with his power window. Ended up snapping the plastic support lugs and is now trying to source replacements.
So I'd suggest removing the bolts between the two support lugs and the mechanism, then see if wiggling the glass from side to side will free it.
by crepello
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover 400 HH/R 90-sec launch video now on YouTube
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Rover 400 HH/R 90-sec launch video now on YouTube

Put simply BMW didn't want HH/R competing with their own products and therefore they moved away from emphasising the high tech, good performance and handling to comfort, ride and "traditional" values of wood and leather. The ultimate incarnation of that was the "Relax it's a Rover" strap line. I ca...
by crepello
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1294

Re: Hello! :)

I hope that this period of inactivity does not damage in any way the engine. I'm especially concerned about the cylinder liner heights: could the engine inactivity be a cause for the lowering of the cylinder liners? The problem with dropped liners is generally understood to be a possibility after a...
by crepello
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Head lining
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: Head lining

Woolies are the go-to source for this sort of thing. I did mine with material from them.
You can order with confidence!
by crepello
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover r8 200/400 rear upright catch
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Rover r8 200/400 rear upright catch

Did the seat back base hinges engage fully in their slotted seatings?
by crepello
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear screen demister switch: problem...
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Rear screen demister switch: problem...

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 pm
There is a 'self test' mode you can do on the MFU, but I don't have my Rover electrical manual to hand at the moment. (Can anybody else help?)
Try here!