Search found 152 matches

by Julesmat50
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 218 TD not cranking no start
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Rover 218 TD not cranking no start

Daft question, but are you sure the immobiliser is turned off? This is one of the ways, the alarm system prevents the diesels from being stolen - no power to either the glow plugs or the starter. If the little red light in the dashboard that blinks when the alarm is set, is on solidly, then the immo...
by Julesmat50
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Brake pipe different size fittings
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Brake pipe different size fittings

So gone to look at my new master cylinder and I have noticed that the rover 220 fitting that goes into the master cylinder is bigger than the holes on the 300 tdi master cylinder, what do I do? 2 choices. Either cut off the 220 fitting, get the correct sized fitting for the 300 master cylinder and ...
by Julesmat50
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Tyre sizes again...
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Tyre sizes again...

Right - 14" Rover cross-spoke alloys. Tyre size is 185/60/R14 What would be the issues (apart from incorrect gearing/speedo reading) with fitting 65% profile tyres, i.e. 185/64/R14? I suppose (pre-emptively) - 6.5mm higher ride height and tyre roll on cornering - but does the extra % make them unsa...
by Julesmat50
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Front discs
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Front discs

I have a k plate 214si that I think needs new front disc`s how easy are these to replace myself and what`s involved ? Slide on the new discs and then reverse all the steps you've done to get to this point. Making sure that before you fit the discs, you ensure that you have cleaned off the surface o...
by Julesmat50
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rover Revivals Revival
Replies: 101
Views: 3992

Re: Rover Revivals Revival

Insurance companys and women are very similar to mushrooms! Just keep them in the dark and feed them sh*t!! *laughs* We probably all do it, to a greater or lesser extent, but having worked for an insurance company in the long distance past, they are always looking for ANY reason not to pay out, so ...
by Julesmat50
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: LED Bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: LED Bulbs

Don't think LED bulbs are legal for the R8. IF, and it is a BIG if, you want to believe the advice on the automotive LED light display in Halfords, if your car was not fitted with LED lights as standard, then it's not permissable to fit LED replacements except for interior and off-road use... a bit...
by Julesmat50
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: rover 216 gti twin cam honda engine 5 door
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: rover 216 gti twin cam honda engine 5 door

There is a difference between low average mileage, (total mileage divided by age) and low mileage which means, well, low mileage! Very few cars will do 10-12k miles per year consistently past say 10 or 12 years as they tend to change ownership and different owners use cars to a differing extent. Ol...
by Julesmat50
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: rover 216 gti twin cam honda engine 5 door
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: rover 216 gti twin cam honda engine 5 door

86k isn't low miles in my book I have to ask, as this piqued my curiosity. What would you consider "low mileage" on a 28yr old car? It's done an average of 3,000 miles P.A, when 10-12k P.A. is usually considered "average" mileage. You would certainly not say a 3 year old car with 9,000 miles on it,...
by Julesmat50
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: What's it worth (sorry)
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: What's it worth (sorry)

Vulgalour wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:36 am
What I've gone and done is get myself emotionally invested in a machine, and that's a very silly thing to do.
It's something we all do and probably just as well, else a lot of older cars would never be saved. :laughing2
by Julesmat50
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Front and Rear Speaker Diameters
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Front and Rear Speaker Diameters

I wonder if anyone can remind me what the diameters are for the door and parcel shelf speakers in an R8 saloon? I'm pretty certain this has been mentioned in topics before, but for some reason I can't find it with a search - probably using the wrong search terms. Are they 5.25in in the doors and 7in...
by Julesmat50
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Vented Disc Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Vented Disc Upgrade

I am pretty sure you are not going to be able to use any of the main components, the solid discs have a narrower gap between the piston and the caliper mounting points and a vented disc will simply foul. A vented disc is close to twice the thickness of a solid one, so If he wants to swap to vented d...
by Julesmat50
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: Rimmers CS gone down hill.
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Rimmers CS gone down hill.

I've not had any experience with Rimmer Bros before joining the club - in fact I had never heard of them before, so was a total surprise when I found out how easy it was to get some bits (if rather expensive!), so I can't really comment on their previous customer service standard, but my current exp...
by Julesmat50
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Alarm light speed 216 Coupe (Honda)
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Alarm light speed 216 Coupe (Honda)

When the alarm is armed how fast should the red light flash? mine flashes once per second, is that normal? Yep. Mine does the almost same, blinks very rapidly when arming, 1 second pulses when armed but a solid red when the door is opened using the key, rather than the fob. Anything else sets the a...
by Julesmat50
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Flame Red 3 Door 216GTi Auction K455YAC
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Flame Red 3 Door 216GTi Auction

P.S It sounds like you're used to driving modern diesels with their 6/7 speed gearbox's Richard? As an owner of an R8 diesel, (turbo Peugeot variety), M-Way speeds 65-70 mph are achieved at about 2,500 rpm in 5th gear - which is just before the Turbo comes online, so max fuel efficiency as well. Re...
by Julesmat50
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Changing the thermostat on 214 K16

I wonder why the early engines used a 82 degC thermostat (GTS282) and the later ones 88 degC (GTS298) Probably to help the engine warm up faster to reduce fuel enrichment times and improve fuel economy - especially on short journeys. The longer the thermostat is closed, the quicker the water in the...