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by crepello
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old git collecting automotive relics
Replies: 2
Views: 80

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: 486

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: 486

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: 27
Views: 777

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: 486

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

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

Image

The seller's new to photography too - unless the compost heap is included!
[J503OFL]
by crepello
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Ventilator does not start in high temperatures
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Ventilator does not start in high temperatures

What year is your car? Earlier cars used a thermoswitch in the side of the radiator to control the fan. Regarding coolant flow: Starting and idling from cold, you should be able to feel the heat spread across the radiator after the thermostat opens. The water pump should be generating just enough he...
by crepello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Help with a fueling issue please?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Help with a fueling issue please?

Just shows what happens when the Club steps up to help!
by crepello
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Help with a fueling issue please?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Help with a fueling issue please?

Some of what you say sounds like 216-speak!
Either way, a dodgy crank angle sensor could confuse the ECU as to injector timing.
There's also this to consider!
by crepello
Sun May 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover 416 Tourer on BBC series “Mum”
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Rover 416 Tourer on BBC series “Mum”

It does seem strangely incapable of putting its driver in a good mood though!
by crepello
Sun May 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Engine won't start

Maybe a slip of the keyboard there? Shouldn't we be looking for mid-stroke to align the camshafts to? In which case, a pair of equal length rods (I use a pair of used head bolts) in 1 & 2 bores would sit at identical heights. The manuals are a bit vague on the pulley markings. I have deduced that 'I...
by crepello
Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Potential Head Problem
Replies: 29
Views: 669

Re: Potential Head Problem

A decent garage will be able to do both a cylinder compression test and a cooling system pressure test; that's more professional than just making a guess! The through bolt passages also act as a oil return so there could be a leak between one of those and water jacket, but it would be nice to elimi...
by crepello
Fri May 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 220 (air con) top hose split
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: 220 (air con) top hose split

It's such a pity mgroverpartfinder.com does not host the hierarchical parts lists and official exploded diagrams in the manner of Rimmer's, given that they are the official production source.
by crepello
Mon May 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Fluid leak
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Fluid leak

BTW, how do you do a (K-Series) PS fluid change?
by crepello
Sat May 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Rover 220GSI MOT fail
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Rover 220GSI MOT fail

Apparently on the 214 sub-frame, those heavyweight supporting struts at each end of the steering rack subframe are plated over but not sealed at all, so salty road water gets trapped at the bottom around the threaded nut where the front lower arms bolt on and so rot is prone to develop there too. T...