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by engtmitc
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: New suspension for '94 220 gsi Turbo hatch
Replies: 10
Views: 2661

Re: New suspension for '94 220 gsi Turbo hatch

Had all the bushes at the back of mine replaced with Polyurethane bushes earlier this year, made a big difference handles better and rides better (harder but doesn't bottom out now).

A lot of labour involved though especially if you're paying someone else to do it.
by engtmitc
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: How's this for a sleeper??!
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: How's this for a sleeper??!

Hmm, wheels look standard, I'd uprate them and the brakes to cope with the VVC!
by engtmitc
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Dailying an R8 or 45
Replies: 23
Views: 3419

Re: Dailying an R8 or 45

Which is why I take mine to rover specialists not general garages.
by engtmitc
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 220 Turbo Clutch.
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: 220 Turbo Clutch.

Fixed now with new clutch cable and safely back home.
by engtmitc
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 8430

Re: R8 Press Launch re-run - Oct 10th 2019

http://motoringdeals.com/classic-retro- ... jftlVUCrwI

Get some smooth peanut butter on the cherry red one's fading bumper!
by engtmitc
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 220 Turbo Clutch.
Replies: 4
Views: 437

220 Turbo Clutch.

Driving through Buxton yesterday heard a snap and clutch pedal went to floor and won't come back up again unless I do it by hand (not terribly practical while driving) so left in in a side street. Presumably this could be clutch cable? As the pedal's been sticky sometimes before. Has anyone tried cl...
by engtmitc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3276

Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

Damn 220 turbo radiators and having to get one reconditioned or made to order. Wasn't the water pump housing apparently.

Which happened a few hours after this, last Sunday,

ImageDSCN0123 by a214sli, on Flickr
by engtmitc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3276

Re: R8 "The Graduate" re-run September 14/15th 2019

South Shields Excellent chip shop @ Colmans NE33 2JQ if you like that sort of thing.......... front of the town hall is a bit awkward to stop at anyway as is a traffic light junction/double yellow lines. Whitby not too far away and another good place to visit/feed your face. The Stokesley-Helmsley ...
by engtmitc
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: steering rack bushes?
Replies: 22
Views: 923

Re: steering rack bushes?

annoyingly there were recon ones last year for £80 :laughing2 Recon ones do pop up on ebay from time to time, I bought one recently for 60 quid. Works fine. I wish Rover had fitted a faster/better feeling rack to the 220s in particular though, to help overcome the weight of the engine, had a late 2...
by engtmitc
Thu May 30, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay 216 K series Cabriolet 1996 27K miles Green
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: FS eBay 216 K series Cabriolet 1996 27K miles Green

1500 quid. MOT's expired but ad states will be MOTd for buyer.

http://www.polesworth-garage.com/used-c ... 0-216-2dr/
by engtmitc
Sun May 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay 216 K series Cabriolet 1996 27K miles Green
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: FS eBay 216 K series Cabriolet 1996 27K miles Green

There is rust on the NSF corner sill though and it's starting on other areas around the sills.

Coolant level at the min mark, could do with changing but no oil in it.
by engtmitc
Thu May 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS: Ebay. 214SLi M reg, 55K, Weston Super Mare £300 damaged front suspension
Replies: 15
Views: 1347

Re: FS: Ebay. 214SLi M reg, 55K, Weston Super Mare £300 damaged front suspension

The fuel lines are insecure as an advisory on the MOT, with a comment 'DANGEROUS' - just a bit!

Would need looking at for potential structural damage in addition to the 'replaceable components'?
by engtmitc
Thu May 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay 216 K series Cabriolet 1996 27K miles Green
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: FS eBay 216 K series Cabriolet 1996 27K miles Green

"This vehicle is trailer collection only, or we can deliver" :headbanging But looking at their other sales it's just their cautious policy. I was only allowed to trundle it round the car park but it seemed fine apart from the somewhat high clutch...forgot to test the leccy roof though. All gears go ...
by engtmitc
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS; Early 216 GSi
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: FS; Early 216 GSi

Been checking parts availability, doesn't look like you can get most of the coolant hoses for these unless I'm mistaken? Had a look under Concerto as well.
by engtmitc
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Pride of Longbridge 13th April 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 7720

Re: Pride of Longbridge 13th April 2019

Popped in with Streetwise opposite gate 2 until about 11:20 when someone decided to put the Hamster Dance on the tannoy as I was leaving... :blink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYnvx1jG6S8

Great to see the dedicated 'circle' of R8s, especially the first one!