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by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Paint code RHW Pulsar Silver?
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Paint code RHW Pulsar Silver?

There's also a platinum silver, paint code MNX. It's certainly on phase 2 cars and I guess could be on phase 1 or late phase 1 duo-tone cars too. It's a pure silver, no colour, and quite light in appearance . I think quicksilver is MNS - and yes, it has a blueish tint to it. As Jeremy said, Pulsar w...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Removing paint
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Removing paint

So would you say leave all the damaged areas and let the bodyshop deal with it? There are patches where paint is totally missing and it's down the the grey plastic Most likely preferable. They have to deliver a painted bumper to you that looks the part, so they'll have to do what's necessary one wa...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Removing paint
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Removing paint

Sorry Johnny I meant I want to take off all original paint as some of its badly flaking anyway. I want to see how badly the bumper is underneath the messy paintwork. I appreciate it can be sprayed over but some of the grey plastic can already be seen so I thought I'd take it all off to see if the b...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Removing paint
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Removing paint

Was that a misspelling and you meant "black paint" ?? You know it isn't strictly necessary - if you bought some wet and dry abrasive paper from Halfords, etc. - something like 240 grit if it's a heavy thick paint - then progress to 400/500 grit and finally finish at about 800 grit. Take it down so t...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: rain water
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: rain water

Hi, thanks for your replies. The reason I think the drain holes are blocked is because the car is parked under trees and in the early summer it was covered in blossom and pollen which goes down the holes for the wiper drives and under the screen trim on the front. When wet the pollen sticks togethe...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cam belts
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Cam belts

Thank you for that. I'll change them. Also - if your cam belt drives the water pump, then change that too. An old pump will be corroded and will be presenting resistance to the belt turning , potentially causing premature failure. A decent garage will always change the belt, tensioner and water pump.
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: rain water
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: rain water

Hi, I have a Rover 45 Club and am having a problem with rain water getting in onto the passenger side floor mat. This only happens when it rains or I wash the car. I presume there is channel that takes water from the screen etc and runs it out under the car. I am thinking the channel may be blocked...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Me on show! Parson Drove Car show 21/07/19
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Me on show! Parson Drove Car show 21/07/19

Its new springs/shocks but I feel it needs to drop another 15/20mm Not sure. I expect a side-on view shows each tyre outer exactly following the wheel arch profile as you have it now. IMHO that's the best look and if I ever did it, it would be my only aim - not the better handling, etc. - just to g...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

I guess the winner of the front cover 'shoot out' would have to be the 75/ZT, as it will always be easier to fix a cooked engine than it will be to replace rotten metalwork :sad From what I've heard, the X-Type rust proofing is pretty poor - esp. around the sills. But then these days, even Mercs ha...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: intermittent misfire
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: intermittent misfire

If they don't manage to sort it, it would be worth trying AE Wilcox of Wickwar. Not too far from you and an ex Rover dealer who still have Rover trained technicians. ...and microcheck! Agreed though - AE Wilcox are potentially the most dedicated ex-Rover dealership and service centre left in the UK...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th

1. GTiJohn
2. Montegoman
3. Johnny 216GSi
4. Itcaptainslow x2 cars
5. Paul_1978
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th

1. GTiJohn
2. Montegoman
3. Johnny 216GSi
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Roof bars/rack
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Roof bars/rack

Hi. River 200 saloon 1999. How do I fit roof bars or a roof rack? Does the long plastic strip in the roof come out? Or do you just remove it partially to fit bars? I'm at a bit of a loss. Those are gutter rails for the rain water. Nothing to do with the roof rack I don't think. Most roof rack syste...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: BMC & Leyland Show, Gaydon - 7th July 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3243

Re: BMC & Leyland Show, Gaydon - 7th July 2019

First photo of the day - my patented panorama. I call it "On the verge of the 200/400 series" - my attempt at a play on words, like the best Rover advertising strap lines. The picture link is full res and is 1080 high by 4060 pixels wide if anybody wants it for posterity, just right-click on the pic...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?
Replies: 63
Views: 13240

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Lower coolant pipe yes Better if stainless The engine mounts tbh you may aswell buy vibratech ones? £300 for 3 Although you can get away with 2 and use original cam mount so £220 These ones? https://www.vibra-technics.co.uk/mg_rover_triumph/rover_220_coup_turbo_92_95 They're labelled road/race. Are...