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by Cromp85
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: R8 3DR Door card repair
Replies: 1
Views: 51

R8 3DR Door card repair

This is a bit of a tutorial on repairing the Hardboard door cards, as fitted to all 3dr R8 variants. All 4 door cards on my 220 GSi had started to go soft and out of shape. During my ownership i have tried to stop the material degrading and put them back straight. After a bit of trial and error, i h...
by Cromp85
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 220 turbo water pump questions
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Rover 220 turbo water pump questions

That's the back of the PS pump. It drives the water pump so the grease might be a precaution against trapped water or leaking coolant causing problems (See the drain holes at the back of the housing). I did the same when replacing my water pump.
by Cromp85
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 Alarm - causes of sporadic activation?
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: R8 Alarm - causes of sporadic activation?

90% door switches, in your case maybe the boot loom again. It has only stated doing it since I 'sorted' the loom :D This bit of info might help narrow it down. Did the broken loom stop your interior boot light from working? I think the switch that activates this light also tells the alarm the boot ...
by Cromp85
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 Alarm - causes of sporadic activation?
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: R8 Alarm - causes of sporadic activation?

I have had this same problem quite a few times now. The door/lamp switches have been the cause three times, boot latch switch and the drivers door microswitch.
by Cromp85
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Turbo to lower coolant pipe I/D size?
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Turbo to lower coolant pipe I/D size?

1234dist wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:30 pm
thats water pump to coolant rail which is bigger than the turbo to coolant rail needed.
Thanks for the info, i don't have a turbo on mine so i didn't know. It looks about the same width going by the photo so i thought it was worth posting a link.
by Cromp85
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Turbo to lower coolant pipe I/D size?
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Turbo to lower coolant pipe I/D size?

Would this fit? If the I.D is the same you could cut it to the correct length. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rover-220-42 ... 3406780203
by Cromp85
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: BMC & Leyland Show, Gaydon - 7th July 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 3224

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

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by Cromp85
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Internal upholstery panels
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Internal upholstery panels

You are better of removing the door cards for access.
Both of my 200s had the insert held by metal tabs. you can only bend them back from the inside.
by Cromp85
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:39 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

The one that is encircled with red color in the photo, if unplugged, then the fan will start working (why ?), so that means it is connected directly with ECU? This is a failsafe feature to help in complete sensor failure, and yes the fan is ECU controled If this ECU sensor is plugged and its resist...
by Cromp85
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 220 GTi rear spoiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

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 ...
by Cromp85
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:05 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

They are both coolant temperature sensors: one is for the gauge & the other for the ECU. With the sensor to the ECU unpluged the Fan will engage, this the best way to find which sensor does what.
by Cromp85
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 220 GTi rear spoiler
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: 220 GTi rear spoiler

It should be bolted from underneath. 2 bolts at each end and 4 locating pegs in the middle i think.
by Cromp85
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover r8 Speedometer shakes 15-40mph
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Rover r8 Speedometer shakes 15-40mph

I’ve removed the speedo trim and Unscrewed the clocks But they won’t pull out. I’ve purchased a new speedo cable from Rimmer Bros they said there was only one for the diesel model. The part number is YBD10034EVA Anybody got any tips? Or if they live by Walsall, Cannock or Lichfield And they know wh...
by Cromp85
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Exhaust pipe woes
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Exhaust pipe woes

The motor factors i use will be worth a call, they are usually good for Rover parts.
https://www.carsparesltd.com/contact
They have branches throughout the west midlands.
by Cromp85
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Coolant loss - update
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Coolant loss

We had the same problem with my Dad's 45 last year, the top hose looked identical to how yours has gone. Ours only seemed to loose coolant when standing.
Replace the hose and it should be ok. I think the rubber has degraded and is sweating coolant.