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by crepello
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: AGM-27th October Gaydon - Committee members needed
Replies: 33
Views: 9129

Re: AGM-14th October Gaydon - Committee members needed

Thank you for providing something positive about the BAE ownership of Rover Group. It was hand-to-mouth during that period, waiting for the next parcel of RG land to be sold off to fund the next phase of a programme. And of course they sold us as soon as the 5 years was up. If it's any consolation,...
by crepello
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Fluid in Ignition Coil?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Fluid in Ignition Coil?

Update: Screwed everything back together yesterday. Car started on first turn and ran normally for a 40 mile round trip. But I think carrying a spare coil as insurance is a good idea. Someone has new Lucas equivalents on the Bay for less than £20. Next up: get the wheels sorted. Serves me right for ...
by crepello
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Fluid in Ignition Coil?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Fluid in Ignition Coil?

I've stripped the battery and fusebox brackets out of my 214 for a bit of tidying up and repaint. I thought the ignition coil and bracket might as well join in. The coil sounds like it has some liquid sloshing about inside. Is this some magic dielectric fluid, or have I got some H 2 O to worry about...
by crepello
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Power steering suddenly light - new rack or new pump?
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Power steering suddenly light - new rack or new pump?

Ok, thanks again buddy Anyone else had experience with changing the pas steering rack on a 214? Not the pas rack, but I did my manual rack about 3 years ago. Trickiest bit was persuading the track rod ball joints to part - needed heat from a blowtorch. Lifted the front of the car on stands, dropped...
by crepello
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Increased Revs and Loss of Power - Fuel Usage High
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Increased Revs and Loss of Power - Fuel Usage High

Moggiegirl, are you still here? Do let us know how this turns out, though we all hope 'happily'. I can echo the experience of getting attached to these cars - despite the increasing TLC mine needs, I prefer my poverty spec 214 over something I have in my garage 20 years newer! By way of advice, the ...
by crepello
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Wheel spigot size
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Wheel spigot size

You do have to make sure you get wheels with the correct offset though or you give yourself a lot of problems. Can't remember what the correct number is but I'm sure somebody will. Or it might even be in the manual - Rover or Haynes. Presumably that would be identical to the stock alloys, to give t...
by crepello
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Wheel spigot size
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Wheel spigot size

My 22-year-old steel wheels have become disgracefully scabby. I'm not sure whether a refurb would be economical (opinions welcome), so I've been looking on eBay. Not much in the way of Rover originals, but a number of Euro and Jap makers use the appropriate 4*100 stud pattern. Question: is the stud ...
by crepello
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: water pump or alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: water pump or alternator

Where was the smoke coming from? Maybe the alternator belt, or the alternator rectifier? Possible you had two concurrent alternator faults - a bearing seizure leading to the belt slipping and heating to destruction, and a shorted rectifier would drain the battery. Happened to me in the cold and damp...
by crepello
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Twin Cams - two to zero in a week ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2518

Re: Twin Cams - two to zero in a week ?

you left half a car there :o That's not quite what the chap from the scrappy said. But he still gave me £130 It didn't make my day though.... Note to self: Drop in here more often. (Even if it does remind me I don't really have the money to do my R8 justice any more :sad I've been looking for a goo...
by crepello
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gearbox Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Gearbox Oil

I wonder if members can tell me the best oil to use for refilling the gearbox on our 214 GSi? I'm about to replace the outer CV joints and need to pull the driveshafts. The workshop manual says to drain the gearbox first, so I'll need fresh oil. Last time I researched this, I ended up tracking down...
by crepello
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Sunroof removal/refit & refitting of headlining
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Sunroof removal/refit & refitting of headlining

Removal on the hatchbacks is easier than the saloons! The process for undoing the headlining is simple enough, but having a rear boot makes removing it from the car when done a lot easier on the 200's than the 400's. You can also re-cover the headlining you have with new material. Its a very common...
by crepello
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Sunroof removal/refit & refitting of headlining
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Sunroof removal/refit & refitting of headlining

Have you trashed the old one yet? Surely there must be some in scrappys ? Thinking about it, they'll be one in the 400 at my local one. If you're coming to the AGM on Sunday you could get it, otherwise I could make the trip en route to Gaydon and post it to you We seem a bit short on scrappys round...
by crepello
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Sunroof removal/refit & refitting of headlining
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Sunroof removal/refit & refitting of headlining

Sorted :D The difference is quite dramatic.... http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/John_Batchelor/2headlinings.jpg Think I only bust a couple of clips :oops Have you trashed the old one yet? If not, have you any plans for the edging strip along the front? Mine suffered during a windscreen remo...
by crepello
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear Subframe Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: Rear Subframe Replacement

Having just done one of these at the weekend I can sympathise. Unfortunatly mine was a little more involved due to what had to be removed to get at it (220 turbo) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8017199855_cf3b68e531_b.jpg Can I ask whether the bracket on top (engine steady I presume) is a welde...
by crepello
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear Subframe Replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 2091

Re: Rear Subframe Replacement

crepello many thanx for this - unfortunatelly, I started disasembling it before I got the chance to read this... Why unfortunatelly? <snip> All good - but...I managed to forget about the fact I shouldn't turn these parts when disasembled - unfortunatelly, I turned the joint-ball assembly while it w...