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by alviseven
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Door vents - never seem to blow anything
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Door vents - never seem to blow anything

Am I missing something? My R8 saloon 5 door vents (thin slit ones on the opening front doors by wind down window) on both cars seem to never (and never have) blown air. Even on number four fan. Got frustrated with it today and tried every combination of the controls I could and never got a response....
by alviseven
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: New suspension for '94 220 gsi Turbo hatch
Replies: 10
Views: 1124

Re: New suspension for '94 220 gsi Turbo hatch

I have a 252K car which has not had any major bush work all round but has now had all four shocks replaced fronts were about 210 and rears about 230 but neither were leaking. However they were not leaking even then but just felt flat. I have had to replace the rear D bushes on the rear anti roll bar...
by alviseven
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 5196

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

Looks like you had a fantastic day - so sorry that I could not get time off else nothing else would have kept me away.

Cannot think of another event like it and certainly unlikely to ever get such an opportunity again.

(You cannot tell I am too envious I hope.)
by alviseven
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 1289

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

we have been daily using both our G reg R8 saloons one since 2005. One has done 252K and other approaching 200K. Do not get any real issues other than servicing and other consumables except for the body work rebuild - even then it is only sills and rear arches and front wings changed which you only ...
by alviseven
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th
Replies: 40
Views: 1732

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

Still coming - washed and waxed the car again today and coming with convoy of Allegro and Triumph 1500
Looking forward to it.
by alviseven
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 7th BL Autumn Rally, Milto Keynes - Sunday Sept 29th
Replies: 40
Views: 1732

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

Probably count me in bringing the newly resprayed one.
by alviseven
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Internal upholstery panels
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Internal upholstery panels

I have done this too. The foam degrades and the material comes loose around the edges. Mine had nylon units holding the panel in which you can easily pop out. I replaced the foam and hoovered the old material thoroughly. Reassembled with fir tree fixers in the holes as the old nylon fixtures were to...
by alviseven
Mon May 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: Why does my wiper catch on the bonnet

I've got one that does not touch the bonnet at all (190K) and one (250K) that does so low mileage or age does not seem the be the issue as both are coming on 30 years old now. Always thought it was the worn wiper mechansism but the one that does have been touching for at least 100K and not got any w...
by alviseven
Fri May 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 213s sill repair
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: 213s sill repair

NS as well because it did not fit my NS when offered up!
by alviseven
Fri May 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: 213s sill repair
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: 213s sill repair

I have one in stock here
Bought it by error for my R8 off ebay a few years back
by alviseven
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Headgasket
Replies: 39
Views: 1454

Re: Headgasket

I get quite a bit of light brown sewage coloured sludge on the underside of my oil filler cap on my astra engine. Water level never drops but the winter is much worse - the car does quite a few short journeys and only gets properly warm when taken to London or similar on a long run. Decided long ago...
by alviseven
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What cambelt change intervals do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: What cambelt change intervals do you use?

Astra belt broke on me and smashed 6 out of 8 valves but had new head swapped to run again to 285K but that and a poor chain on a old Alfa Sud makes me sweat whenever the cambelts are in the mix. I do not worry about changing them and getting that deep into the engine at all but I still do not like ...
by alviseven
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What cambelt change intervals do you use?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

What cambelt change intervals do you use?

I know the standard book value for cambelts - or can look it up but never trust it after had a astra belt go at 31K wrecking the engine (think it was a 50+K change regime!) - cannot afford this on the D16 216 engines I now run. So have always tried to changed them about every 20K or two years. Howev...
by alviseven
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

just an update really - seem to have sorted the clock which was strangely a loose bulb in its holder. Not the holder in the socket but the actual bulb in the plastic mount. Checked the spring type connections and the illumination of the individual bulb and replace - did not make a huge difference - ...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: illumination issues - key switch - possible loose contact?

no mfu is fine. it is switch related and only affects the clock mostly and sometimes the dash illumination. intermittent but nearly always correct when car starts but then with travel - motion - switches off but then will often come back on not necessarily when going over bumps just when it feels li...