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by alviseven
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Electric sunroof for 416 converted to manual
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Electric sunroof for 416 converted to manual

Following on from my electric sunroof issued - my roof was still open as I carried the emergency key from the boot with me inside the car - too often it would open and then not shut. It would manually wind shut quite easily with this key - not pretty but perfectly easy. Also discovered that a hex bi...
by alviseven
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Electric sunroof for 416 converted to manual
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Electric sunroof for 416 converted to manual

Having been at this recently I am pretty certain that a complete sunroof unit should have the blue control box attached to the sunroof assembly on the drivers side corner so only needs the feed up the windscreen pillar. I had to change this on my car as it was blown and took one off a spare sunroof ...
by alviseven
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: R8 Art - Prints now LIVE on P2
Replies: 29
Views: 2803

Re: R8 Art - now with Tourer

I like these too Red one over Grey for me but a 5 door saloon with the early wheel trims looks good to me - assume that these will swap over or will perhaps hopefully become a variant. Nice T shirt item I feel?
by alviseven
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover R750 Radio Code
Replies: 7
Views: 671

Re: Rover R750 Radio Code

You should be able to get the code reset - the radios are that old now no one is going to think they are nicked. I had a chap in Nuneaton do one for me a while ago and he actually made the code disappear some how but cannot find him again now. But it is possible.
by alviseven
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Fuel tank replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: 216 Fuel tank replacement

So far my epoxy stick has done the trick. Painted tank after leaving it propped up to get enough petrol over the leaking area and nothing to show. So took the risk of painting it too - not quite to Johnny GSi standards I am afraid but old repaired tank now due to go back in when I get to it.
by alviseven
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: R8 Art - Prints now LIVE on P2
Replies: 29
Views: 2803

Re: R8 Art

Think you have some nice work and would be interested in a R8 shirt - specially if its a red over grey 216 - being selfish! However surely you have to cover the 5 door, 3 door, coupe, and 400 similar to the club logo at a guess. Certainly I think that the Red over Grey seems to suit the cars but the...
by alviseven
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Fuel tank replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: 216 Fuel tank replacement

My tank is not from Rimmers but from Car panels Doncaster. Was aware of the pump issues but when I compared the two tanks there appears to be no difference externally. The bolts for the pump orientation seem to measure exactly the same when measured from the same fixed point. Have not checked the in...
by alviseven
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Fuel tank replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: 216 Fuel tank replacement

Sadly mine will not look like that either but its impressive. Managed to get the right type of hose clips off ebay so sorted in this direction. Will update if the epoxy putty works. Will save using up my spare new tank for a bit hopefully.
by alviseven
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Fuel tank replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

216 Fuel tank replacement

Have a weep of fuel on the back NS corner of the fuel tank - is this where they all seem to go? Mine does not really owe me anything after 245K miles. Managed to get the tank down today - much to my surprise managed to get the tank strap bolts undone after rotary wire brushing the threads and coatin...
by alviseven
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 416 SLI Loosing water and running ruff??
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Rover 416 SLI Loosing water and running ruff??

Erratic idle and general consumption can be air filter issues - once had a car fail to start as air filter had slipped under the radar and was blocked. Can also affect idle and make it bit jumpy. Similarly old worn plugs or plugs that have a slight oil leak in the seal half way down the plug tube - ...
by alviseven
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 416 SLI Loosing water and running ruff??
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Rover 416 SLI Loosing water and running ruff??

Afraid I try to change the cambelt every two years and would not let them go past about 35 or 40K. I do not always change the water pump - rarely and do not always change the cam tension roller - very rarely but do not trust the belts. However the more recent car of ours (the spares wreck!) seemed t...
by alviseven
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 416 SLI Loosing water and running ruff??
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Rover 416 SLI Loosing water and running ruff??

Honda engine is not bullet proof - have had head gaskets go on both mine but at 160+K miles so not too often. I find that the Honda engine will tolerate only perhaps two or three low water incidents and these are often off engine incidents such as a weeping hose or radiator. You have to see if you c...
by alviseven
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Rear speakers

never managed it without damaging the seat belt covers which pop off with tags - seems to be very hard not to get them to snap off. The shelf will then unscrew around the boot area and the front is held by the rear seat belt cover which has to come off first and slide up the belt out the way. Long t...
by alviseven
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover bubble sills
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Rover bubble sills

thanks - never thought to try rimmers - cannot completely see if this is the outer seen bit but will suggest the chap gives them a ring. Assumed that as the major suppliers can not do they would not have them either. Many thanks
by alviseven
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Rover bubble sills
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Rover bubble sills

Are these available at all? have a friend with a x plate which really needs two sills but cannot get them for love nor money. The R8 ones are easy enough so I was rather surprised to find I could not get them through my usual outlets. Surely someone must still produce them? He has an X reg rover not...