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by Plodder
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March

I don't see a problem you having my 416 for the show. Happy if you find another deserving vehicle. I will turn down the grey bumper offer thanks as the bumpers are coloured the same as the car. There is a picture of it on your events photo at the 2017 BL show at Milton Keynes. (Photo 6 I think) . I ...
by Plodder
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery: NEC Birmingham. Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March

I have a 1991 416 GTI automatic which I've owned since 1997. It's Flame Red with 140K miles so the paint work has suffered a bit on the roof , bonnet and boot not only from the mileage but also after being stored under a cover for a number of years at the bottom of a garden. Not sure if the paint wo...
by Plodder
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: D16 Engine Number Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: D16 Engine Number Variants

Thanks for the additional information.
I must be really sad I find all this really interesting all the different permutations within one engine type
Must get out more :cool
by Plodder
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: D16 Engine Number Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: D16 Engine Number Variants

Thanks everyone for your replies. The engine is a non-cat engine and from the comments made I'm happy that the parts for a D16A8 is going to fit. I tend to prefer to buy genuine Rover parts if possible but haven't found any gasket kits yet so it looks like I will have to go to an alternative supplie...
by Plodder
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: D16 Engine Number Variants
Replies: 5
Views: 465

D16 Engine Number Variants

Apologies first for the length of this post. :o Does the club or anyone have any info on Engine numbers and what cross over there is between some of the engine numbers? I am in the process of buying a gasket set for my 1991 Rover 416 GTI Auto ready for a future top end engine overhaul. After I quote...
by Plodder
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Automatic Oil Pipe connection to radiator
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Automatic Oil Pipe connection to radiator

Many thanks for checking your car.
This is how the pipes seem to lie on mine naturally so you've confirmed that this is the right configuration.
Thanks for braving the rain for me
by Plodder
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Automatic Oil Pipe connection to radiator
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Automatic Oil Pipe connection to radiator

Hi I wondering if anyone can help me. I've just finished replacing the radiator and the pipes from the automatic transmission to the radiator on my 1991 Rover 416 GTI. However I stupidly forgot to mark the inlet/outlet pipes on the top of the automatic transmission so now I don't know which pipe (I....
by Plodder
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Bottom Hose for 1991 416 DOHC engine
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Bottom Hose for 1991 416 DOHC engine

Whilst replacing the radiator on my 1991 416 auto I've noticed that the bottom hose has split at the joint with the hose from the header tank. I've struggled to find a direct replacement anywhere so have started looking at the silicon hose replacement parts. Seems to be a bit of mine field with comp...
by Plodder
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: Body repair panels for 200/400/25/45
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

Re: Body repair panels for 200/400/25/45

Has anyone had dealings with this company
https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/newvehiclepartsonline
They do replacement wheel arches for a variety of rover models
Came across them looking for a wheel arch for my 400
Seem to have a really good rating
by Plodder
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3645

Re: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018

Despite having this in the diary all year and getting tickets family commiments have messed things up and I'll be in Devon on Sunday afternoon , so I unfortunately won't be there. Hope you all have a good time. Had hoped to make the event at Peterborough instead but another family event has thawrted...
by Plodder
Tue May 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3645

Re: 'The BMC & Leyland Show' at the British Motor Museum 1st July 2018

1. Hammond (online ticket purchased)
2. beef
3. 1234dist (50/50)
4. prepace
5. Paul_1978
6. 220 GSi Turbo
7. ReubenVP
8. GTiJohn (application posted)
9. Dmac1969 - ‘97 420 GSi (Vehicle pass ordered online)
10. Plodder - 416 GTI Auto ( Vehicle pass ordered on Line)
by Plodder
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal

Thanks Mike I'll give it another go. Probably one of those things once you've done one you can't see what the problem was
Nigel
by Plodder
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal

Mike How long is the bent part of your pick? Had several attempts at removing the trim with no success. I'm wondering if the pick is a bit on the big side (they call them miniature picks) and I'm not getting in the right position to release the clips. Can you remember if the clip is positioned at th...
by Plodder
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal

My trim is black so I am not sure what material it is made off. I got some picks and hooks today so i will be able to try and get the trim off this week. I am also going to have a look in the boot to see if you can access the clips from inside the boot and then remove it from the trim once I have th...
by Plodder
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1341

Re: 416 Rear Window Finishing Trim Removal

Mike Thanks for that information it is really helpful. I have ordered some spare clips this afternoon from Rimmers so with your description and the clips in my hand I should be able to get the fitting off with ease. Looking closely at the finishing trim I can see that it has an edge seal to stop wat...