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by Johnny 216GSi
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: What you guys thinks it's worth
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: What you guys thinks it's worth

Hang on... Have you seen the list of spares that come with it? Complete spare engine and gearbox, and 25 15" wheels?? If there's are a few serviceable sets of 4 or 5 out of that 25, they could be worth say £50 a set (to be fully stripped and refurbed). Could be worth a few hundred if you can sell th...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 220 GTi rear spoiler
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: 220 GTi rear spoiler

Thanks for the replies. The reason I ask is because I have a leak in the boot. After a bit of investigating, I think it is coming from the side of the bumper. How do I remove the rear bumper? I have Tomcat bumpers. Thanks. I can only tell you about bumper removal on the standard car... 1. Remove th...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 220 GTi rear spoiler
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: 220 GTi rear spoiler

There are also some very thin rubber padding strips on the bottom, around the edge. I should imagine these potentially stick to the paintwork on the hatch over time, given the weight of the spoiler and the tightness of the bolts. It might give the impression the spoiler is sealed to the hatch as I e...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover r8 Speedometer shakes 15-40mph
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Rover r8 Speedometer shakes 15-40mph

I have the same problem on a 216 (Honda engine) car. Mechanical speedo drive though... (some are electronic). Have come to the conclusion on a mechanical drive, this is how the rotary motion of the speedo cable is converted to a constant angular position on the speedo dial. I think it might be done ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Radiator plug
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Radiator plug

Don't think you can buy these separately. I wouldn't like to try and find a "it fits so it'll do" part either. They should have U-shaped locking parts with them too, preventing them coming out. I'd say it's new radiator time, personally.
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Front wipers - no water - FIXED
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Front wipers - no water

Also note the main reason the pumps fail is that they seize. A NOS part could well be so old that it has seized before it has been used. The motor just won't spin once this has happened. Regular use of front and rear (and esp. through the winter) is the answer to the problem. Try another pump. Or if...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: R8 Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: R8 Parts

by Johnny 216GSi
Fri May 31, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: New car mats for MURF
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: New car mats for MURF

Lovely. These are the Premium Mats - https://www.carmats4u.com/rover-200-mk2-1989-1995-platinum-car-mats.html - Black with Beige Leather edging to match the Sandstone seats. They were £67 all in for 4 mats ( in May 2019). Those platinum mats are a bargain now - they have a special offer lower price ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Wed May 29, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Play in new wheel bearing
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Play in new wheel bearing

Bearing should be an interference fit all the way in. Then of course the huge circlip goes on, but this is only for retention. I've had the wrong size circlip sent by Rimmer Bros before now and I made them aware of it. But this is obvious if they're too small as they just rattle around once inserted...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue May 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Play in new wheel bearing
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Play in new wheel bearing

Another look at that video now and it might just be the inner sleeve that's moving. Are they rover bearings you're using? And the next question - are you using a load spreading plate about the same diameter as the O/D of the bearing, to push it in? You're not just applying pressure to the centre sle...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue May 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Play in new wheel bearing
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Play in new wheel bearing

Are you thinking this needs changing like now, before I try and mot it? What a nightmare trying to find one?! You're probably fine for the MOT - they won't pick it up I don't think - no reasonable way of testing for that during the MOT. The knuckle is the same from the 216 up on 1989 to 1995 cars. ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue May 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Play in new wheel bearing
Replies: 17
Views: 190

Re: Play in new wheel bearing

So this is my 3rd bearing on the front 1 had play so changed it Second wAs faulty (noisy upon road test) Just put a new one in the front and I have play still!! What’s going on it’s minimal but I imagine with wheel on and back on the car noticeable ?!? Bear in mind the car has done a mile in 5 year...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon May 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: rover wheel stud lengths?
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: rover wheel stud lengths?

12 x 1.5mm is correct - not sure about the length Hubcentric spacers with 100 x 4 PCD are available on Ebay. Plenty there. Either spacer plates or bolt-ons which replicate the stud pattern rotated by 45 degrees (more expensive). Always wondered whether you can get true conversion spacers - so to a m...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon May 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Manifold to exhaust pipe gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Manifold to exhaust pipe gasket

Dear all, Now I have found a replacement manifold for my Cabby (thanks for your help) I'm struggling to find the right gasket to seal off the manifold to the exhaust pipe. (at the location bolting with 3 studs M10) According to my measurements this is a round gasket of approx. 70mm outer and 60 mm ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon May 27, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: fitting new wheel bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 96

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...