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by Cromp85
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cheeky alarm!
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Cheeky alarm!

The 5AS system is pretty solid but the best way i have found for trouble free battery removal is this: Loosen but dont remove the battery negative terminal. Lock, then unlock using the fob. after a couple of seconds pull off the negative terminal. When you come to fit the battery make sure the doors...
by Cromp85
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Putting £ in
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Putting £ in

Purchased my 220 for £400 back in 2013 Paid £70 to have it towed from Redditch back to Dudley (The car was running fine but had no MOT) I got it on the road in 2015, All repairs were done by myself so about £12 for a track rod end, £45 for a sill repair panel and £50 for two wings. In 4 years and 30...
by Cromp85
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: warning light.
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: warning light.

Which red light exactly? MK 2 200s dont have an EML, they have several red lights with a picture denoting which system has a fault. Hand brake light will stay on if brake fluid is low, Oil light will show if your oil pressure is low and the Battery light will show if there is a fault on the charging...
by Cromp85
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)

R.E. Your battery drain issue, check the main earth point on the slam panel and the thick cable from it to the battery negative. If they are not at fault check your alternator.
by Cromp85
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)

Replacing the O2 sensor may improve MPG, also get tracking checked/adjusted (Both worked for me) I also own a 220 GSI and find it likes a drink too often. To improve the fuel economy of a T-16 engine: DON'T Drive short journeys in winter (Engine takes ages to warm up) :blushing Drive in stop/start t...
by Cromp85
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!

I have gone back to the rimmers site and compared all the cam end engine mount part nos, its that triangle mount you mentioned in the first post causing the trouble. It may not look too different but its the only other mounting that differs between the R65 & PG1 equipped cars. The lower engine tie &...
by Cromp85
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!

I had good look at the rimmers part listings and it looks like the all the PG1 end mountings are the same. I also know from experience The ZR 160 mount will even fit a T series R8, so im thinking the problem might be at the cam belt end. What year is your car? also has the engine ever been changed?
by Cromp85
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: 216 cabby pg1 swap help!

Any chance you can post some pictures?
by Cromp85
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 400 / 45 - Which One?
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: 400 / 45 - Which One?

Here are a couple of diesel 45s on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-45-MG- ... 3753959392

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-rover-4 ... 3365665005

Both 45 TD saloons from opposite ends of the market.
by Cromp85
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: 400 / 45 - Which One?
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: 400 / 45 - Which One?

This is one of my favourite HHR 400’s on the market at the minute. It has a boot too. I have 420 and I find it to be very economical on motorway runs. It’s also great for taking over people who are dithering at 55mph! Location north London - very easy to get to from most places in the UK. https://w...
by Cromp85
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Boot light not working in the 214 cabby
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Boot light not working in the 214 cabby

Its the latching part, (Bottom middle of boot lid) its part of mech so cant be changed like the microswitch on the key lock. You can however clean the corrosion off. The diagrams i have are the Rover ones and cover all body variants (Inc Cabriolet) Its a large PDF doc and goes into detail about the ...
by Cromp85
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Boot light not working in the 214 cabby
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Boot light not working in the 214 cabby

I have had the same problem with my 200 hatchback, It was down to boot latch. There is a switch built in to the mechanisim the activates the light when the hatch is open, on mine the contacts were corroded. The other thing to check is the wiring loom from the body going into the boot lid as the wire...
by Cromp85
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Throttle body change to 52mm
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Throttle body change to 52mm

If your car is the restricted 84ps spec then yes, if you have the normal 103ps 48mm throttle (ZR 45 etc) the cable should be the same as the 52mm. The best way to tell is by comparing the cam on the side of the TB
by Cromp85
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Cabriolet
Topic: Front Sub frame bent
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Re: Front Sub frame bent

I could get down Thursday afternoon if its not too wet, dark aint much of a problem as i have a head torch :D
Im in Dudley so i can get over easy enough. Send me a PM with your number.
by Cromp85
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: ROVER 418 TD TOURER
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: ROVER 418 TD TOURER

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