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by crepello
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 439

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:22 pm
I think that all the 2/416's came with a bonnet acoustic blanket whereas the lower spec 1.4's didn't, that seems to make a lot of difference to cabin noise levels.
My 1991 poverty spec 214 from 1991 did have the acoustic blanket from new. Perhaps it was the 1992 build revisions which removed it?
by crepello
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2874

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

A smartly dressed couple with stylish luggage would have set that scene off perfectly!
by crepello
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 2874

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

Were any broadcast media present?
by crepello
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Coupe air con - help please
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Coupe air con - help please

Unfortunately rimmer diagrams are not so accurate, in terms of differences between 1.6L and 2.0L versions, because they don't list the details for parts NLA (which is the case for most of them). This is very short-sighted of them, they used to be comprehensive listings. Has all the hallmarks of rec...
by crepello
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1989 216 no spark
Replies: 19
Views: 307

Re: 1989 216 no spark

Is there an electronic igniter amplifier module on the distributor?
On my K8's distributor, this has failed in the past, resulting in no spark.
by crepello
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS Ebay: 2007 Rover 45
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: FS Ebay: 2007 Rover 45

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by crepello
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Petrol neck filler
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Petrol neck filler

I find the Bilt-Hamber Deox powder pretty effective. As you dissolve it in water to make a bath, obviously there's a limit to the size of parts which can be treated. Having said that, I recall making a bath in a discarded plastic ice-cream container, and stood the feet of my subframe in it, in turn,...
by crepello
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1357

Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

Moody sunset glow = Rover brochure lighting!

The cars have worn much better than pop stars of the same era!
by crepello
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I've had a conversion.
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: I've had a conversion.

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:25 pm
That’s the spirit - Rovers do have a habit of growing on you.
Just goes to show it doesn't have to be a 2-litre job either!
by crepello
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: R8 hatch ride quality . Steel Vs alloy .

My R8 was way more comfy than the Honda Accord it replaced in 1991.
It is way more comfy, and quieter, than the new Honda Civic I bought to replace it in 2010. So I kept the R8 too!
by crepello
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old git collecting automotive relics
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Old git collecting automotive relics

You'll fit right in here, with a fleet such as that!
by crepello
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS on ebay- J-reg 216GSi 5door £950
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: FS on ebay- J-reg 216GSi 5door £950

GTiJohn wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:00 am
crepello wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:57 am
Or alternatively, currently at £100: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392353151624
Now at £310 - 'reserve not met'
15 bids from 6 bidders took it to £770, reserve met.
by crepello
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS on ebay- J-reg 216GSi 5door £950
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: FS on ebay- J-reg 216GSi 5door £950

Or alternatively, currently at £100: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392353151624
by crepello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July
Replies: 28
Views: 1094

Re: Festival of the Unexceptional 2019 20th July

Well well, a 214S in Oyster Beige, and only 30k miles.
Unexceptional? How did that get in?
by crepello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS on ebay- J-reg 216GSi 5door £950
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: FS on ebay- J-reg 216GSi 5door £950

Try https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392344019127

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The seller's new to photography too - unless the compost heap is included!
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