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by roverman1
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 dohc timing belt swap
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: 216 dohc timing belt swap

Belt change is easy once you have removed the engine mount and lower crank pulley bolt , which is on extremely tight, it took me about 1.5 hours to change the single cam belt and that was with a new pump and a few cups of tea. On the twin cam you don't even need to remove the cam cover as the timing...
by roverman1
Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Auto box stuck in 1st/2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Auto box stuck in 1st/2nd

Driving in D3 should have no detrimental affect on the car whatsoever, I used to often leave mine in D3 if i was in traffic and while going up steep hills of which there are many where I live I would keep it in 2. I sounds like sticking clutch plates or worn plates, but if it was worn clutch plates ...
by roverman1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Auto box stuck in 1st/2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Auto box stuck in 1st/2nd

Try leaving it in D3 and drive it like that for a while, including high speed trips like on dual carriage ways, also put it in 2 every so often but not above 40mph, My old 416 was apparently not pulling away in 1st but after doing the above and giving it a good thrashing it now works better than eve...
by roverman1
Wed May 04, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 416 GTi broken down - help/advice sought!
Replies: 31
Views: 4130

Re: 416 GTi broken down - help/advice sought!

Its almost certain that it will be the igniter inside the distributor, they are about £20, it takes about 30 min to fit, failing that it might be the brown fuel pump relay behind the center console, can you here a click when you turn the ignition on?, then a second click as the check light goes off,...
by roverman1
Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Bristol Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 2867

Re: Bristol Classic

I'll try and get to this, I would have made the trip up to a meeting but I'm in Crewe all weekend, I could have my 416 Gsi available for it.
by roverman1
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: South West Area Group
Topic: Bristol Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 2867

Re: Bristol Classic

When is the show this year?
by roverman1
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Brake master cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Brake master cylinder

The Handbrake work perfectly, now I have noticed over the past few weeks that sometimes when the pedal is pressed it would drop a further inch or so, while there's pressure on it and that was before the pads and discs were changed. The pedal does firm up when the engine is off but it does sink slowl...
by roverman1
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Brake master cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Brake master cylinder

Thanks for the reply's, I've bled the brakes to an inch of their lives and still no difference, I've got a replacement master cylinder which I'm going to try when it eventually stops raining.
by roverman1
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Brake master cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Brake master cylinder

After changing my discs and pads I now have a brake peddle that goes half way down before it slows the car down, I suspect a failing master cylinder, does anyone know where I can get a re build kit or a very reasonable priced new item from, oh its 1993 416 non ABS model.

Thanks.
by roverman1
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: HONDA MAIN RELAY - DEFINITIVE / SELF BUILD
Replies: 8
Views: 3913

Re: HONDA MAIN RELAY - DEFINITIVE / SELF BUILD

Fantastic article, it's more right ups like this we need :clapping :clapping
by roverman1
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: brake back plates
Replies: 1
Views: 617

brake back plates

I want to change the drum back plates on my Gsi, but are they available and will the back plates off a 200 or 400 bubble fit?
by roverman1
Sun May 31, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: The story of RoverSport
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: The story of RoverSport

Ah my old car still looking good, but when I had it it still had the original interior and rear spoiler
by roverman1
Tue May 26, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: saloon exhaust
Replies: 1
Views: 624

saloon exhaust

Does anyone know why the exhaust tail pipe on a saloon is much longer than the Hatchback, I'm assuming it was because of the different bumper size but compared to other cars/makes it looks ridiculous just a pipe sticking out about 6 inches from the bumper. Would fitting a Hatch tailpipe make any dif...
by roverman1
Sun May 10, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: sagging rear bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: sagging rear bumpers

The front bumpers are a different set up to the rears, the fronts don't suffer from corrosion they can easily be adjusted on the mounting brackets once the headlamps are removed, the rear bumper on the 400 is different to the 200, I don't think the 200 uses metal mounting brackets.
by roverman1
Sun May 10, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: sagging rear bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: sagging rear bumpers

I removed the bumper but need to repair the brackets any ideas?