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by Kriss707
Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Exhausts
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Exhausts

If your intending to keep the car for the rest of its life, stainless is the way to go. Guaranteed for as long as you own the car. Any problems they sort free so you will never need to pay for an exhaust again. I put one on my daily runner Espace & have had no problems in 11 years. It cost £240 when...
by Kriss707
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Fog lights bezels now fitted .
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Fog lights bezels now fitted .

I bought a whole car just to get the bumper with the meshed bezels & bonded in Ring Microline foglights. Wired with the addition of the switch from MG ZR.

https://ibb.co/RzYhjy1
by Kriss707
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Alloys?
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Alloys?

I opted for MG 17" Straights on my Cabbie. They're an 'in house', as it were, upgrade & fill the arches nicely. I did find I needed to fit 5mm as the fronts scrubbed on full-lock. The MG 16" Hairpins look nice too on the Wedges. I did have a set of 17" 5 spokes on at one point, but never really like...
by Kriss707
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Starter motor

As suggested, check all points of contact & earthing points for rust/corrosion & General poor conducting. The alloy housing will corrode around where it touches the Bellhousing/Engine giving a poor earth. You would be very surprised as to how many electrical issues are caused by a simple poor earth ...
by Kriss707
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 200 wedge seats
Replies: 19
Views: 1052

Re: Rover 200 wedge seats

I recall seeing an R8 Cabbie for sale on ebay sometime back & it had a full 25 interior & dash in it.

Obviously I don't know what's involved but it looks like it can be done.
by Kriss707
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Up side of Lockdown
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: The Up side of Lockdown

We can get those little jobs that we've all bin putting off done on our show cars :D

We should all have top notch cars ready for next year's shows.
by Kriss707
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover cabriolet £6.495! 23k
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Rover cabriolet £6.495! 23k

Don't know their K series from their D16 though :laughing2
by Kriss707
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: 2020 SW Events
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: 2020 SW Events

Bude Classic is cancelled due to Corona virus.

I don't think it's going to be last.
by Kriss707
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Naughty alarm...
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Naughty alarm...

My Cabbie alarm was going off randomly, I replaced the alarm sensor switch on the drivers door handle as it was hanging down inside the door. 18 months on its not gone off. Apparently there is also a Volumetric Sensor behind the centre console that is supposed to detect movements if the car is left ...
by Kriss707
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 1.6 Coupé - Question Received about overhang
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Rover 1.6 Coupé - Question Received about overhang

I was also wondering why someone would need to know the overhang :S There can't be much difference between the R8 range as they all share the same bumper mounts. It's just the outer bumper designs that vary. If you take the Vehicle length measurement & subtract the Wheelbase measurement, that will g...
by Kriss707
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Slight creakings
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Slight creakings

:D :D Welcome to joys of Cabbie ownership :D :D Every Cabbie I've owned over the years ( even the Escorts ) have had creaky hoods when up. Its just one of their little quirks, along with 'Scuttle shake', it's just the hood frame moving as the body flexes. You can grease the joints & that will quiete...
by Kriss707
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Possible fuel problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Possible fuel problem.

Good idea checking at night, that way you can see any arcing sparks.

We had a breakdown in my Sons Rover 45 Sunday, luckily it was just a dodgy main earth lead.
by Kriss707
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Possible fuel problem.
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: Possible fuel problem.

If you crank it over & then remove a spark plug if it's wet you've got fuel coming through, if its dry you haven't. If it's wet put the plug on a suitable earth point & get someone to crank it over, it probably won't spark which will point to an ignition fault. I'm too familiar on the D16 but I thin...
by Kriss707
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Expansion tank
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Expansion tank

Remove the Expansion Tank, block the hose holes, fill with hot water, drop in a Dishwasher tablet & shake vigorously. Rinse & replace. Dishwasher tabs are also good for cleaning the water system before a Water Pump/Coolant change. Some people leave them in for up to 200 miles before changing to allo...
by Kriss707
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Statistics: how many cabs built?
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Statistics: how many cabs built?

I might be reading the figures & graphs wrong, but i'm assuming when you look at the graph page that the highest figure (peak spike on the graph) is the total registered on the road for that model for all years, & if you search by year, that gives you how many were registered on the road that year. ...