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by alviseven
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries

I think my trick to unlock the car and then make sure that the alarm was not set before disconnecting the battery helped. I left the battery off for a couple of days till I was done over the two mornings or so it took to finish the work and then reconnected the battery. Because the car was not locke...
by alviseven
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries

Sorted I think. Amazing things the official handbook. So this is what I have done. Unlock the car on the key and then press the dimpled button four times. All of a sudden the handset comes to life and is resynced. Got in and was able to start the car. Hurrah! Still glad mine done not have such advan...
by alviseven
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries

Right arch is welded and the battery was put on the car. All fired up nicely and moved out the way - sort of. Switched off feeling released with myself and then decided to lock the car. Bad move! The alarm has now cut in and the car is immobilised! The fob will not activate the doors no matter how l...
by alviseven
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries

Right thanks for that - glad i checked and likewise am glad mine are G reg and miss this. Is it worth getting one of the battery clips that allow one to continue to weld and save damage to the electronics alternator etc? This is my real worry. Surely this is what other garages must do? Or do I just ...
by alviseven
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: M plate 400 disconnecting batteries
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

M plate 400 disconnecting batteries

M plate R8 416 getting a new wheel arch - has a fob with the keys to unlock but we do not think it has immobiliser and has no alarm. If I disconnect the battery to weld the car am I going to have problems - like never starting again due to it being immobilised? Any advice or just take the battery of...
by alviseven
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Removing numberplate surround
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Removing numberplate surround

Thought there might be but do not really want to take the new numberplate and sticky pads off so will put back the five nuts and leave be!
Thought it might be easier not to mask it up but now decided it will be easier to mask! Spares car is getting a massive make over.
Many thanks
by alviseven
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Removing numberplate surround
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Removing numberplate surround

216 hatch - trying to remove the grey number plate plastic which goes along the lower part of the hatch. Have removed the two flange nuts either side and the one in the centre but it still is pretty stuck. Seems loose at each end and along the top but what holds it at the bottom please!
by alviseven
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Creak/rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Creak/rattle

Shocks would be my guess too mine did about 180K on the fronts but the creak or knock is gone when replaced. May be a bush too but mine was shock but then the other cause has also been very rusty wing which once replaced cured the noise on the one car - so it could be anything!
by alviseven
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Headlight Colour (caution: potential nerd content)
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Headlight Colour (caution: potential nerd content)

I have always understood the white ones are genuine lucas originals and the black ones are pattern supplies The early ones do have the funny "quick release" cup but this can also be screwed out and fitted to some other varieties. Certainly these are a lot easier to get out of the car but my tip is t...
by alviseven
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Repairs to Leather Interior
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Repairs to Leather Interior

Hate to admit to my source but I am sure that I have got these clips from some rover 25 door cards which have a similar clip attached to the door frame. I find they have to be cut out of the door with cold chisel or tin snips and then released later on the bench as they seem to be a one way plastic ...
by alviseven
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rev counter stopped working on Resto 216 D16
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Rev counter stopped working on Resto 216 D16

I had this issue years ago back when first got the car. Was assured the rev counter had worked but never seen working and was not working for a while. Changed the who speedo head - nothing so have a spare now - got rather stumped and pre manual eventually decided the feed wire was not doing its job....
by alviseven
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Fuel Filler Pipe Corrosion - (dist says fix it or it will explode)
Replies: 20
Views: 2217

Re: Fuel Filler Pipe Corrosion - (dist says fix it or it will explode)

Both my early ones have this plastic cover too which makes my pipes pretty good and nothing to worry about after 248K miles on the one. So clearly this might be another early car identifier and something dropped on later cars.
by alviseven
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Sunroof problem in hot weather
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Sunroof problem in hot weather

If it is temperamental and its a power issue try the power plug where it connects to the underside of the fuse board - mine came loose several times giving me the impression that the switch or the motor was dead. However it would often open full one way but then never shut. Manual wind is wonderful ...
by alviseven
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: How To: Replace a front wing (long indicator)
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: How To: Replace a front wing (long indicator)

That looks a very good wing you are taking off there! Mine fall off when I change them! The last one all but fell in two as the rust worms were really holding hands. However I can confirm that the short wing indicator process is identical just the holes are shorter for the plastic - bolts are the sa...
by alviseven
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 power steering
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: 216 power steering

ebay turn them up every so often - I got my second set for the other car from this source but it too me a year of looking and the buy it now once seen was done deal rapidly but only about £30 if I recall. There are people offering single ones - look carefully and do not buy the diesel ones! To rust ...