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by The Origina lNom
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: this may help as they are nla for rovers
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: this may help as they are nla for rovers

I found that the bushes that casme with this kit were far too soft after I had fitted them.
Replaced them with Superflex and all was well.
by The Origina lNom
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Recommended Products or Services
Topic: Top Notch Bosch 18V Hammer Drill
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Top Notch Bosch 18V Hammer Drill

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-HDH183 ... 2749.l2649

For under £100 with import duty and delivery, I was very pleased.
by The Origina lNom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Replacement exhaust manifold D16A8
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Replacement exhaust manifold D16A8

Any good ?
https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-LKC101600
This one has the Lambda sensor hole and is 4-2-1
by The Origina lNom
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running? (Now with pics)
Replies: 47
Views: 5625

Re: Rover 214 SEI 16V Guide price up and running?

Do you have any detailed photos or has it already gone ? :sad

They are essential for anyone buying a project.
by The Origina lNom
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

Be extra careful with buying springs from Germany. I recently bought a full set for a friend who has a 400GSI HHR.I checked the numbers on the shocks against every internet source giving HHR model-fitting information before buying. CARTUNINGPOINT were the sellers. The springs arrived in good time bu...
by The Origina lNom
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Rover 216 Coupe XW springs

oops
by The Origina lNom
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

No its a 400 RT bubble. :)
by The Origina lNom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Low profile tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Low profile tyres

i have used 195/50/15 195/55/15 and 205/50/15 on different R8s over the years, all having 6J wheels. The 205/50s gave a very harsh ride on standard suspension, let alone lowered. In the end I settled for 195/55/15 as my preferred tyre for general use. 195/50s were always a cheaper option that improv...
by The Origina lNom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: The Hunt For Driveability in a 416

Spring is here and I now have my Bilstein shock absorbers fitted all round. I used the ZS120 front springs and rear Spax SO32002 springs for the 400RT. Initially, I lost sharpness in the steering and the front was far too prone to understeer.This was because the rear of the car was far too low. So I...
by The Origina lNom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Will lowering springs off a 200 fit a 400 1999
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Will lowering springs off a 200 fit a 400 1999

All depends on what you want and how many miles your car has done. If your car as done a high mileage then as JohnDQ said the cheap option is to go for ZS120 struts and springs as long as they are in good condition but your car will have the sameish or even bigger gap between wheel arch and tyre bec...
by The Origina lNom
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Cambelt snapped
Replies: 22
Views: 409

Re: Cambelt snapped

Can you do a static Compression test to tell you if valve is bent. Use a spanner to turn the engine ?
by The Origina lNom
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Alloys At Launch
Replies: 32
Views: 4359

Re: Alloys At Launch

i just found a pair of these in my lock-up.Pics to foloow. They are almost identical to the 215gti DOHC alloys but they do not have the legless starfish in the middle, they take the standard Rover badge. One of the alloys looks new but has tiny scratches on the spoke paintwork. The other has very sl...