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by crepello
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Horn Push and 'bucking' Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Horn Push and 'bucking' Steering

You've got me stumped now :S Are you coming along to Gaydon on Sunday ? You could compare yours with other cars I'm afraid I have my old Dad to look after at present. He had a medical crisis away from home over the weekend, but the one positive was the chance for my 214 to stretch its legs, back to...
by crepello
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Horn Push and 'bucking' Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Horn Push and 'bucking' Steering

To get it back to where you started you'll need to centre the rack - there are 3.4 turns lock-to-lock, so 1.7 turns from 1 end. Now attach the lower joint and correct the position of the steering wheel if it's not on straight. (Remember to loosen the wheel on the splines with the nut still loosely ...
by crepello
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Horn Push and 'bucking' Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Horn Push and 'bucking' Steering

This has been bugging me for a while. Since I put in a new steering rack to stop a rattling track rod bugging me, to be precise. When I transferred the track rod ends, I was surprised to find one had been screwed on 1/2" more than the other. Longbridge. Huh! I assembled the new one symmetrically, an...
by crepello
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: trailing arm bush removal
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: trailing arm bush removal

The old bush presses out from the inside to outside. The new bush presses in from the outside to inside. Or so the later Rover books say. Certainly didn't work out like that when I did mine. Ended up hot and very sweaty, and with a couple of broken hacksaw blades! There is a garage tool, the best pa...
by crepello
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Windscreen Wiper Spindle Bushes
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Windscreen Wiper Spindle Bushes

I've got weary of stretching between the wiper arm of my 214 and the bonnet front as I lift it, to press the arm towards the windscreen. Otherwise, the arm scrapes the back edge of the bonnet. There's quite a bit of radial play of the wiper spindles in their bearing blocks. I reckon fixing this will...
by crepello
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Help finding parts if poss?!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Help finding parts if poss?!!!

I've found a brand new bumper too.. But it looks more black to be honest :/ May be intended for a post facelift silver inset/half painted bumper car? Shame about your original bumper, as it was unusually un-faded for its age - first year of production I'd guess. So if anyone knows anyone who could ...
by crepello
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 200/400 front suspension components.
Replies: 13
Views: 799

Re: 200/400 front suspension components.

Also in the yard is a 216 pre facelift auto 3-door (hatch not coupe), a 214 post facelift manual 3 door, a 214 post facelift manual 5 door, and a 400 "bubble dash" estate" . If anyone wants any bits then give us a shout. Wish I'd read this sooner - I'm on the lookout for some 3-dr plastics, and 214...
by crepello
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Wireless aerial
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Wireless aerial

Has anyone had their 2nd tier of their retractable aerial seize? I can pull out the first section, but the second tier steadfastly won't budge. At the behest of pulling the first section out too hard and breaking it, what would one suggest be the best option of loosening it, as the wireless is very...
by crepello
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: To logo... or not to logo?
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: To logo... or not to logo?

My 214i has no Rover badge on the left hand side of the hatch. Doesn't look like it's ever been there and on chatting to others, appears it could be correct? But it looks wrong? Anyone else have the same quandary, or is it just me being anal? :S Earlier ones, like my 1991 214S have 'ROVER' on the n...
by crepello
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: peanut butter
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: peanut butter

What's the science behind them going white faded, is it a compound element in the plastic that reacts with sunlight? General consensus is the bumpers all have the fade in common, wonder why Rover didn't paint and lacquer their bumpers to last? Unpainted was the fashion at the time. The 1984 Honda A...
by crepello
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214i rear speakers?
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: 214i rear speakers?

The wires were cabled tied round the cable tube housing the rear lamp wiring. Wiring harnesses are awkward to have lots of different types by the side of the production line so there are probably quite a few redundant cables like these on 'poverty spec' vehicles. If you know where to look..... That...
by crepello
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214i rear speakers?
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: 214i rear speakers?

Day of discoveries... Found leaky rear lamps when started to remove rear trim to see if rear speakers. So removed, cleaned and tightened, if leak again have to seal. Then, I accessed to speakers area and as 214cab said poverty spec, no rear speakers on 214i. BUT shock there were two plugs which sus...
by crepello
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Please help?? :(
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Please help?? :(

Hi guys.. Been a little while since I've had a problem but there seems to be a few annoying niggling faults arising!! 1) Most concerning of all is a leek which is seeming to come up behind the door panel and splash over the speaker cover and in the door bin - this is leaving a dark patch on the spe...
by crepello
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: They're on our side!
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: They're on our side!

Sounds great in principle. Well done Rimmers :clapping Yes, i've sent them a note of appreciation. The fly in the ointment is that the affected parts seem to be the last dusty dregs on XPart's shelves, so that related parts for a particular job may already be NLA. It would be good to be able to kic...
by crepello
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: They're on our side!
Replies: 5
Views: 574

They're on our side!

Not sure whether this should have gone in sales forum, but I thought it might get better visibility here, which it certainly deserves! Browsing Rimmer's site this morning, my eye was caught by a new logo against certain parts "XPart Close Call" it says. It leads you to this text: Rimmer Bros have te...