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by Julesmat50
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Tailgate Courtesy Lights Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Tailgate Courtesy Lights Not Working

I’d put money on the tailgate gap wiring being chaffed or split. Would that also explain the rear wiper motor not working as well? I assume I have to look inside the rubber tube on the top RHS of the tailgate for the potential damage? Also, what size of wiper blade is meant to be fitted? There is a...
by Julesmat50
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Tailgate Courtesy Lights Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Tailgate Courtesy Lights Not Working

I wonder if anyone can give me some advice please. The 2 courtesy lights in the tailgate of my tourer don't illuminate, both when the tailgate is open and if the little pushbutton switches are pressed in. Firstly, as I don't have a handbook, does anyone know what conditions will normally operate the...
by Julesmat50
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Late Model Tourer Interior Question
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Late Model Tourer Interior Question

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:37 pm
I have spare fobs available and a Pscan device to program them with if you are interested in reinstating the alarm and immobiliser (I am local to you too)
PM Sent
by Julesmat50
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Late Model Tourer Interior Question
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Late Model Tourer Interior Question

961tat wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:44 pm
If you let me know what parts you need there two tourers in my mates breakers .
PM Sent
by Julesmat50
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Late Model Tourer Interior Question
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Late Model Tourer Interior Question

I'm looking for some replacement parts for the interior of my late model (98) Tourer, the one fitted with the "bubble" dash, but really need some information so I can track things down. Would someone be able to tell me, how much of it is shared with the previous R8 and how much is from the HHR (I as...
by Julesmat50
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4175

Re: Paint name/code for 1990 216 GTi - Quicksilver/Platinum ?

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:43 am
...............and when you've done that, you should find that it is Pulsar Silver over Tempest Grey :wink3
As I've yet to see any two colour combination for the R8 be anything other than "Insert Colour Here" over Tempest Grey, was Tempest Grey the only lower colour used in the 2 colour R8's?
by Julesmat50
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: T-series engine cooling fan inoperative
Replies: 8
Views: 2438

Re: T-series engine cooling fan inoperative

Are you sure that isn't normal? Admittedly mine is a diesel, but my cooling fan doesn't cut in until the gauge reaches somewhere around 2/3 - 3/4 of max, so quite a way above the halfway point. If that ISN'T normal for you i.e. the fan has always cut in at a different point, but now doesn't and the ...
by Julesmat50
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 418SD Engine Running On
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

Re: Rover 418SD Engine Running On

How long does it run on for? If it's just a few seconds, then the engine is using the little bit of fuel left in the system after the stop solenoid, which suggests the pump timing is out, especially as it only started happening after the cam belt was changed. The other possibilty is the fuel stop so...
by Julesmat50
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover r8 Speedometer shakes 15-40mph
Replies: 10
Views: 2924

Re: Rover r8 Speedometer shakes 15-40mph

Rimmer Bros they said there was only one for the diesel model. The part number is YBD10034EVA Please be aware that this speedo cable may be the wrong part. I also have a diesel turbo (my second) and I have replaced the speedo cables on both of them. They BOTH had a TWO peice speedo cable, not the o...
by Julesmat50
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 218 TD not cranking no start
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

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: 2155

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: 1133

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: 35
Views: 6216

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: 276
Views: 71048

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: 1637

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...