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by Plodder
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What Windcreen Tint?
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: What Windcreen Tint?

Good luck with the new screen fitting . Based on my experience with poor mastic placement which lead to rusting of the A Pillar , see topic link below , you might want to get the fitter to leave the A Pillar finishers off so you can make sure the mastic has been neatly applied or at least have a loo...
by Plodder
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: What Windcreen Tint?
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: What Windcreen Tint?

My 1991 416 GTI which is Flame Red has a blue tint sun strip and was only changed in October after having some work done on the A pillar.
Pretty sure theres no tint on the rest of the screen
They did have some difficulty finding a screen with a blue sunstrip
by Plodder
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: radio aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: radio aerial

Just had a look at mine and it doesn’t loop back on itself behind the black box it runs in front of the black box and then goes up behind the dash nearer the steering column.
Probably not as tidy but probably why I had less problems swapping it over.
by Plodder
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Rough cost of repairing paint damage
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Rough cost of repairing paint damage

I certainly endorse what has been said above. I had to make the same decision 3 years ago as to whether I kept the car that had been stored all over the place for the previous 11 years or scrap it. I chose to keep the car and have spent 10 times the amount on the car in the last year than I had over...
by Plodder
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: radio aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: radio aerial

Sounds like I got lucky or it was routed differently. I do remember having to hook the aerial plug through a hole in the body work with a screwdriver ,I think, but I’m sure I only spent a couple of hours on it. Mind you it was probably 15 years ago so maybe my mind has forgotten all the aggro and pa...
by Plodder
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: radio aerial
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: radio aerial

I replaced mine years ago by disconnecting the aerial cable from the back of the radio and tying some string to the back of the aerial plug (that fits in the radio) , unscrewing the aerial fitting from the roof and pulling the old aerial cable out through the roof with the string attached. I think I...
by Plodder
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gasket sealer for water leaks
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Gasket sealer for water leaks

Does anyone have any recommendation for sealant that can be used on the foam seals around the rear light cluster on a 400 (R8). Got a small leak in the boot when the car is parked on a drive where car is tilted down on the drivers side. Theres no water in the spare wheel well so its would appear to ...
by Plodder
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend
Replies: 29
Views: 2818

Re: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend

So rummaging through my box of parts I’ve managed to tick a few items of my "to do list" First up was a new electric wing mirror. Apart  from losing one of the screws inside the door the replacement fitted fine. Although  the mirror seems to give me more of the side of the car than the road than the...
by Plodder
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Power Steering Oil Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Power Steering Oil Cooler

Thanks for the comments .
Sounds like I could strip the old one out and by-pass it whilst I refurbish the existing one or search for a replacement.
Any recommendations on the pipe/hose spec to create the bypass?
by Plodder
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Power Steering Oil Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Power Steering Oil Cooler

Does anyone has any experience of refurbishing the power steering oil cooler on a 1600 engined 1991 Rover. The 1600 has cooler fins on the pipes to make it into a cooler. Mine are showing significant signs of corrosion , although there doesn't seem to be any fins missing and it's not stopping me fro...
by Plodder
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend
Replies: 29
Views: 2818

Re: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend

Took the car out for a run last week and thought I had a ghost in the back when I looked in the rear view mirror :o Realised the headliner has finally come away from the stiff backing material. The job of the refurbishing the headliner has just moved up from the list of "nice things to do" to "get i...
by Plodder
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: A Frame Trim Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: A Frame Trim Removal

I ended up with a surplus of clips too but that was my fault.
At this rate we’ll have more stock between us than they have to sell :laughing2
by Plodder
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Front indicator fitting misalignment
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Front indicator fitting misalignment

Yes I had a similar experience a couple of months ago - wanted to tidy up the paint on the corner of roof ended up having to have the bottom of the A pillar welded up. Can't remember where I heard this quote , might have been Car SOS, but someone said of classic cars , " never expect to get to the b...
by Plodder
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Front indicator fitting misalignment
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Front indicator fitting misalignment

When the rain stops here in Devon I will have a look at the o/s bracket for comparison. The car sustained a fairly heavy impact to the front offside 3 months after we brought it 23 years ago, my wife ran into the back of someone who suddenly decided to turn right. The consequence was a new wing, bon...