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by Kriss707
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear trailing arm question
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Rear trailing arm question

If your re-furbing the rear arms I would suggest upgrading to a pair of these polybushes on eBay. I fitted a set & they are easier to fit & perform very well. :D

https://ibb.co/XDtZ09R

They are listed as a Honda part but fit fine as lots of suspension parts are interchangeable.
by Kriss707
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Classic or Cherished insurance for a 220 Coupe (maybe turbo)
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Classic or Cherished insurance for a 220 Coupe (maybe turbo)

I am with Zenith Classic ( Lancaster) on my 98 Cabbie SE at £76 fully comp 5000 mile limit.

Was offered it via Meerkat (Compare the Market) a few years ago & still with them.
by Kriss707
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2578

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

Thank you, unfortunately I don't know who manufactured the hood as I bought it 2 years ago on Ebay for £70 from a guy who bought it & never fitted it. It took me 7 months to pluck up the courage to do the job *laughs*, but when I did it was easy enough. Going on the cars age (22) I'm assuming this i...
by Kriss707
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2578

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

It's not that bad a job to do. It took me an afternoon to do mine.

https://ibb.co/K5wy85q

I understand not everyone would want to tackle it, for lots of reasons. I would happily do it again, or assist anyone doing it.
by Kriss707
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Power steering
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Power steering

Hydroscand are pretty good for making bespoke hydraulic pipes, they have branches nationwide.
by Kriss707
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Cabriolet Rear Suspension trailing arm
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: 216 Cabriolet Rear Suspension trailing arm

I used your pic as I still haven't got round to doing my own :laughing2

These kits are available for around £95-120, in various Anodised colours. I've no idea if they actually work or are just cosmetic, but they would look pretty (in blue) for the shows :D

https://ibb.co/NY1RxMM
by Kriss707
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Cabriolet Rear Suspension trailing arm
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: 216 Cabriolet Rear Suspension trailing arm

You can use this type if you want it to look nicer for around £100 a pair on eBay. They are for the Honda Civic Aka Rover 45/MG ZS, they fit the R8, I'm going to upgrade to them on my show Cabbie, at some point. https://ibb.co/sHkt68Y They're available in various colours & have Poly bushes in them. ...
by Kriss707
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Cabriolet Rear Suspension trailing arm
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: 216 Cabriolet Rear Suspension trailing arm

Grind off old nut, refit a new bolt & a Ny-lock nut & washer.
by Kriss707
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 electric window faults
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: R8 electric window faults

Ah just seen Tats pic, different set up to Cabbie. :oops
by Kriss707
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 electric window faults
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: R8 electric window faults

Does the motor still turn or does it want to turn but can't ? When I bought my Cabbie I wondered why there was a length of 3x2 in the bottom of the door so i removed it. I went out one day, put the window down. It went down alright, right to the bottom of the door ! The motor didn't stop & the arm w...
by Kriss707
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 HEADLIGHT LENS
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: R8 HEADLIGHT LENS

I used a Polyurethane Sealer to re-bond mine when a lens came loose.
by Kriss707
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cabrio boot locked
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Cabrio boot locked

961tat... That's naughty detailing forcefull car entry :laughing2

If you do use this method you'll find it easier to turn the screwdriver if you've welded a 6" piece of bar to it @ 90° :angel
by Kriss707
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cabrio boot locked
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Cabrio boot locked

If it is definitely the correct key & it doesn't turn the lock it may be the lock barrel seized inside, a good soak of WD40 or similar in the key hole & turn with gentle pressure, you don't want to break the key in the lock. It may take a while to penetrate if it's really bad inside. I could advise ...