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by JOHNDQ
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Putting £ in
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Putting £ in

I don't even bother thinking about it the £200 brake pads are worth more than the car :laughing2
by JOHNDQ
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gearbox advice 220 turbo
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: Gearbox advice 220 turbo

Rebuilding the PG1 is easy the only trouble I've have with mine and a few of the others I've done lately is getting some of the correct shims for the output shaft and correct thickness circlip for the diff bearings
by JOHNDQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Hydraulic lifters

You need to use loctite 574 then use a roller to make sure there are no lumps etc. If you used RTV you could have blocked the oil ways damaging the lifters or cams/head. The other trouble is the cam ladder and head need to be a flush fit that's why you have to roll it flush as there's no bearings, u...
by JOHNDQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Hydraulic lifters

If you used RTV you got a major problem :o
by JOHNDQ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Hydraulic lifters
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: Hydraulic lifters

If this only happened still done the head have you sealed the cam carrier with the correct sealant
by JOHNDQ
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

The turbo wheels need 3mm spacer too but the 216 GTI wheels clear fine :wink3 trying to find another set for mine :*laughing my fat rear end off*
by JOHNDQ
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

Just use a 160 master cylinder :wink3
by JOHNDQ
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: 1997 200 Vi that will be de-MG'd soon

Other than the straights I'd say it's spot on
by JOHNDQ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: Pride of Longbridge 18th April 2020

Will see you all there but not taking the R8 this year :oops
by JOHNDQ
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Which head gasket to use

If you want to avoid HG failure again fit the PRT thermostat unfortunately it is a bit of a fiddly job especially if you have the R65 box as starter is in the way and the difference in the pipe diameter from the PRT to the lower radiator pipe
by JOHNDQ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Which head gasket to use
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Which head gasket to use

Shim liners and use the latest Victor Reinz 61-34835-20 with built in head saver or the SIAC gasket from Xpart/discount MG Rover spares.
by JOHNDQ
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: New coilovers
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: New coilovers

Jamesridgway1994 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 pm
How much were your ones?
Unfortunately you have to buy everything separate. I think the mounts were about £150 the bearings for the mounts where about £100 then the over bits like bolts, fitting etc where about another £50ish was long time ago can't remember :D
by JOHNDQ
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: New coilovers
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: New coilovers

Yeah that's right they do a lot of race parts
by JOHNDQ
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: New coilovers
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: New coilovers

Get down to brown and gammons there only in baldock that's where I got mine from
by JOHNDQ
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Mems ECU tuneable?
Replies: 13
Views: 573

Re: Mems ECU tuneable?

richard moss wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:38 am
We could certainly do with getting more torque at the bottom of the rev range on my daughter's 1.4 Rover 25 -with the very light flywheel, the clutch is quite tricky for a learner.
If your is the 80bhp you could put the ZR throttle body on to make it 105bhp won't help much with bottom end tho.