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by alviseven
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Is premium unleaded OK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

Re: Is premium unleaded OK?

I agree that lost of short journeys are never good for a car and they need to warm up properly - the D16 engines warm up quite quickly but still take 2 or 3 miles to come up the gauge properly and then still need longer to get proper warm. Ours do regular work journeys of about 10 miles most or ever...
by alviseven
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Is premium unleaded OK?
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

Re: Is premium unleaded OK?

I never use anything other than supermarket fuel - cheapest I can find in all my cars - I do use injector cleaner once in a blue moon but cannot say regularly. One rover has now 87K over 11 years and the other has now done a restricted mileage policy of 15K over 3 years with no adverse effects seem ...
by alviseven
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 1999 Rover 400 Roof Liner
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: 1999 Rover 400 Roof Liner

I had this issue on both my 200 - badly sagging from the rear. I have not removed the headlining unit as I did not like the look of the plastic clips etc and seemed far too big a job. I used hight temperature upholstery spray contact adhesive glue - make sure its the high temp stuff needed as the in...
by alviseven
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Rust
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

Re: Rust

if that is the front wing it will unbolt and change in about an hour with new one - straightforward afternoon job with minimal spanners.
get new or secondhand wing ready - may need a paint shop and check indicator size but last painted pair i bought where £35 pair but they were small indicators.
by alviseven
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Honda v K-Series Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Honda v K-Series Engines

if the mgf has similar engine then the honda engine wins hands down in the rev and take off stakes and that is comparing an mgf to an r8
by alviseven
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Honda v K-Series Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Honda v K-Series Engines

we rung two very high mileage D16 engines and both are cracking engines. Water coolant volumes seem to me to be marginal - not a lot extra if you loose any and with a weeping rad in one and duff hose in the other both have had head gasket changes but think this was more due to lack of water and cert...
by alviseven
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Trailing arm bush
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: Trailing arm bush

Getting them out can be a pain - done a few now but every 30K or thereabouts mine need replacement. I have a mileage check on them at this point. Getting them in is not the issue but getting the old one out. Here goes. Some will pop put but I have found this is as rare as when the Haynes manual says...
by alviseven
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: heater
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: heater

I can tell you that the 216 heater blower is well inside the dash area and the only time I have removed one was from a scrap car when the dash was definitely not going back - the whole heater unit was eventually released but by then the whole of the lower dash was very much apart and the heater unit...
by alviseven
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 high cold tick over normal low warm revs
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: 216 high cold tick over normal low warm revs

use a programme called mygarage which is downloadable from the same website - now know the chap who developed it and it does everything I want in terms of records and reminders etc. Bit complex to start with to get to use but then its impressive and scary - have spent about 85K in total on all my ca...
by alviseven
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 high cold tick over normal low warm revs
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: 216 high cold tick over normal low warm revs

I agree they do but they are higher than the twin which seems to warm up a lot more rapidly and also consistently achieves 1 mpg better despite which I do with it compared to the other. I did think that the HG change and other bits might make it catch up with the other one but its still in this stat...
by alviseven
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 high cold tick over normal low warm revs
Replies: 7
Views: 765

216 high cold tick over normal low warm revs

Recently rebuilt engine with piston rings and head gasket and all seals etc now done over 1K miles since work done and runs beautifully but.... tick over when cold is high compared to other twin. Runs at about 1500rpm when cold but this drops to about 750/850rpm once warm but even then takes about 2...
by alviseven
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Electric wing mirror glass fixing - should it be easy to snap into place?
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Electric wing mirror glass fixing - should it be easy to snap into place?

From memory its quite hard to remove and does just pop back but its been a while since some nice people relieved our car of its mirrors as they wanted them for their own!
I think if the mirror does not snap home then its because one of the clips is missing or bent and it cannot do it properly.
by alviseven
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Windscreen wipers greasing tips
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Windscreen wipers greasing tips

Any one know if the spindles or wiper boxes have a grease or oil point? Mine have decided to go slow and seem to be a bit stiff - get better once they have been used a bit but would like to grease or oil them would prefer to grease them etc. Sure they should be done every so often but have never rea...
by alviseven
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Cherished plate or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Re: Cherished plate or not?

Afraid I agree with 1234dist. If you know that much and have that much detail seems a shame to change it. Most people these days do not really know what year the car is now anyway if it has a letter as is getting on for twenty years since it all changed (- where did that time go!!!) It is obviously ...
by alviseven
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Cherished plate or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 2040

Re: Cherished plate or not?

One of our cars has had a cherished plate on it from second owners choice. Took me no end of sorting when tracing the history as an original dealer book had come with the car but had a completely different registration and had come via a different owner to me. Turns out it was the same engine number...