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by Johnny 216GSi
Mon May 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: fitting new wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: fitting new wheel bearing

Use the old outer bearing case as bush for pressing in new bearing , press is best , but have used vice before as long as it's a good big engineers vice , put bearing in feezer over night helps the fit when using vice . By inference then, if a frozen bearing helps the fit, the knuckle it's going in...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun May 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Front bumper finisher - 220
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Front bumper finisher - 220

Just get some that are in good condition - not warped or cracked, then key + plastic primer + bodyshop primer + colour matched acrylic spray. I use the Hycote system for plastics - adhesion promoter (extremely thin) then 1 hour later plastic primer, then a high-build bodyshop primer. Leave it all to...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat May 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: fitting new wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: fitting new wheel bearing

Any tips on fitting a new front wheel bearing on the 220 I have the hub stripped down and old bearing out. I dont have a press though , is it just worth paying someone to press it in Yes. Ring around your garages and ask if anyone has a bearing press. Don't take the "we can do that, sir" answer - t...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat May 25, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: FBHVC 2019 National Cost of Ownership Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: FBHVC 2019 National Cost of Ownership Survey

Very interesting survey results have been published The results of the 2019 National Cost of Ownership Survey have been announced by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. The summary results were revealed at a press conference within the Houses of Parliament on 14 May with the full rese...
by Johnny 216GSi
Thu May 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 GSi - Boot Spoiler Refitting - Advice/Experiences sought
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: 216 GSi - Boot Spoiler Refitting - Advice/Experiences sought

After several attempts with various glues, all of which failed, I spread lots of clear silicone on the boot and temporarily taped the spoiler on until silicone had set. It has remained affixed ever since (2-3 years) A botch but worked. The glue I used was Araldite standard (slow cure). It's still h...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue May 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 GSi - Boot Spoiler Refitting - Advice/Experiences sought
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: 216 GSi - Boot Spoiler Refitting - Advice/Experiences sought

Hi, my boot spoiler has now become completely detached from its mounting. Any advice and/or experience to pass on as to the best way to refit it please? I presume it is just stuck on, but obviously it would also need to be detachable again if I ever needed to remove the mounting. Is it fixed origin...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon May 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS Ebay: SD3 216 Vanden Plas EFi
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: FS Ebay: SD3 216 Vanden Plas EFi

It all depends how badly rusted that sill is! If it needs both inner and outer sills replacing, that is a major job involving removing the doors and bracing the door gaps. Are replacement panels available?, are the floor pans sound? It's a lot more difficult than replacing a front or rear wing for ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun May 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS Ebay: SD3 216 Vanden Plas EFi
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: FS Ebay: SD3 216 Vanden Plas EFi

Bump! Back up at £550 BIN. Either the reserve wasn't met or the buyer didn't show... (or showed up with pockets emptier than they should have been) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333200387770 In the previous advert, the seller stated they have the repair panel for the badly rotted N/S rear arch, which w...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Phase 1 dashboard removal
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Phase 1 dashboard removal

Vinny1979 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:00 am
i cannot stress enough the importance of removing those a pillar trims if you care about scratches!
Thanks for that :)

Bit more involved than I thought, but everything you've listed as individual steps I've done before for other reasons - I've just never done them all together :laughing2
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun May 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Phase 1 dashboard removal
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Phase 1 dashboard removal

Obviously centre console trim off, and instrument binnacle black trim off... Then is it just: 1. Bolts behind wooden dash strip 2. Bolts hidden by clip-in side air vents (that feed hot air to the doors) Is that it? Also: 1. Is steering wheel off enough to get it out? No need to remove top/bottom cov...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat May 18, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Radiator Options for 1993 Rover 416 GSi Auto
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Radiator Options for 1993 Rover 416 GSi Auto

On a separate note - I wonder what the gearbox feed into the radiator actually does? I assume it's the same coolant and there's no separate chamber inside for it, so it's just an extra "loop" through the gearbox. I'd be surprised if you can't buy screw-fitting pipe outlets with a flange fitting. Som...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Radiator Options for 1993 Rover 416 GSi Auto
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Radiator Options for 1993 Rover 416 GSi Auto

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-400-416-1994-2000-45-1-6-2000-2005-PETROL-AUTOMATIC-MANUAL-RADIATOR/173417431645?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Nope. Look at the core size and compare it to the one known good fitment on these cars - a Nissens 642161. It's tall and thin ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed May 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Potential Head Problem
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Potential Head Problem

JOHNDQ wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Whereabouts are you and if you don't mind me asking what budget have you got to spare?
He's NW London - Middlesex/Buckinghamshire way - see earlier post.
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed May 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Potential Head Problem
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Potential Head Problem

What would we be looking at cost wise? I am really hoping we are not looking at a deal breaker cost here. And any recommendations in the NW London, Middlesex or Buckinghamshire regions. How about Brown & Gammons in Hertfordshire? They used to advertise on Ebay a couple of years ago, offering a full...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue May 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: R8 PROJECTOR HEADLIGHT PROJECT - (Don't hold your breath)
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: R8 PROJECTOR HEADLIGHT PROJECT - (Don't hold your breath)

Makes the glass look a bit tinted / smoked. Quite like it so far.