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by itcaptainslow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from West Lothian
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Hello from West Lothian

Regarding the starter motor-check and clean the connections, especially the earth spade connector. They’re notorious for furring up and giving a bad contact; far cheaper than a new starter, too!
by itcaptainslow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue
Replies: 43
Views: 372

Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

You might find the insurer loads the premium regardless for being a named driver.

Alternatively, it’s worth looking into classic insurance if the annual mileage will be low and there’s no commuting use; classic brokers seem to be pretty sympathetic to most Rovers now!
by itcaptainslow
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue
Replies: 43
Views: 372

Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

henryiett wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:28 pm
I would be going off my dads insurance
Without wishing to preach but double check this too-if you’re planning to be a named driver on your Dad’s policy, but use the car for the majority of the time, this is known as “fronting”, is illegal and something the insurance companies are rather wise to.
by itcaptainslow
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue
Replies: 43
Views: 372

Re: Rare 1990 G reg Rover 214si R8 5 Door Henley Blue

Pictures of this would be great! If that high mileage isn’t a typo it’s certainly impressive :clapping
by itcaptainslow
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member (but long time owner)
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: New member (but long time owner)

SEi’s are rather nice...! Lovely to hear of one that’s been with it’s current owner for so long.
by itcaptainslow
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The 214 SEi returns......and joins the 618is
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: The 214 SEi returns......and joins the 618is

Both lovely cars! Especially pleasing to see a well kept, low mileage 600-a rare beast now. :cool
by itcaptainslow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 400 HHR service checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 57

400 HHR service checklist

I’m servicing a pal’s 1997 414 this weekend and I’m after a service check sheet but drawing a blank-all I can find are the R8 and 45 derivatives.

Can anyone help please? :)
by itcaptainslow
Wed May 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Exhausts
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Exhausts

If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool Can I ask who your exhaust manufacturer is then please? I'd als...
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Exhausts
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Exhausts

If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Former 214SEi owner

If you get on the R8 Owners Group Facebook page Griffith 500 (does this mean you own one...? :cool ) there’s what looks a decent, reasonable mileage Nightfire Red car being sold for £450.
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Former 214SEi owner

GTiJohn wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:33 am
itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Best colour for them (Charcoal) in my opinion!
Sold this 29,000miler for £300 a few of years ago - almost couldn't give it away :sad

Image
I would have loved that!
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Former 214SEi owner

Best colour for them (Charcoal) in my opinion!
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: Former 214SEi owner

Been having a clear out and found the original marketing of the car, pre internet and social media days when car showrooms had to take photos and get them developed. Pictures of those would be great if you could! 😎 Thanks for the positive comments re the car! Hopefully one will pop up for you soon!
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Re: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash

That’s an early K-Series MPI inlet. Later cars (apart from the VVC and 135 engines fitted to the TF) had a plastic version.
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Low mileage 214SEI
Replies: 15
Views: 1933

Re: Low mileage 214SEI

Thanks! It does get a ridiculous and perhaps inordinate amount of love but it’s worth it...