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by alviseven
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Locking flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Locking flywheel

I certainly use the marks on the SOHC D16 honda cam wheel when changing cambelts but never use the flywheel at all. I make sure the camshaft does not move but there is also a mark on the crankshaft pulley wheel which I use. Never go near the flywheel - but interesting to know about it. Perhaps it is...
by alviseven
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Sagging Headlining
Replies: 28
Views: 4315

Re: Sagging Headlining

Do it in the car - bit messy but hoover up afterwards. Do not even take the lining down. Use a high temp spray contact adhesive. Remove the trim at the rear of the lining - easy if it is a hatch back and the roof lining is really sagging. Brush hand hard over the existing roof surface board and hoov...
by alviseven
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Locking flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Locking flywheel

timing pin hole - every day is a school day. I assume you use this if you take the flywheel off and need to realign it properly. I have never really had to lock the flywheel when removing the clutch cover. A longer wrench usually shifts the outside bolts quite easily with just a hand to hold the out...
by alviseven
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 rear calipers - same as later cars?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: R8 rear calipers - same as later cars?

I am only really bothered about the rear calipers which are far harder to find. Currently putting my money where my mouth is and have ordered a late rover 400 rear caliper on the spec that it will fit my car. The piston diameter is the same, the disc size (239mm) is the same and the pictures look th...
by alviseven
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 rear calipers - same as later cars?
Replies: 6
Views: 792

R8 rear calipers - same as later cars?

Are 95 on cars such as streetwise etc using the same calipers as the honda GSi cars with rear discs?
They look the same but wondered if any one can confirm they are the same.
by alviseven
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gripes: Temp guage, air vent, mirror, headlights...
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Gripes: Temp guage, air vent, mirror, headlights...

Did not realise you were having issues with the centre pair of vents assumed it was the passenger side nearest the door. Think it is only the centre ones which are altered by the levers and an easy fix. Like others I have never had any issues with the headlights they are certainly comparable to the ...
by alviseven
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Gripes: Temp guage, air vent, mirror, headlights...
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Gripes: Temp guage, air vent, mirror, headlights...

Mirror sounds like it was not popped home properly or there is a small amount of damage with the mounting clips. I have not had a mirror glass come loose in about 120K of motoring and have had the glass out a couple of times in these times. I find the headlights OK but the main bean is more than ade...
by alviseven
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 9 days to save K reg Rover 216 SLi SOHC
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: 9 days to save K reg Rover 216 SLi SOHC

Assuming this is a Honda SOHC - if you are taking the dizzy out then mark the flange at the top with a scored line or a paint pen as the dizzy has some adjustment in it which does make a small difference to the running and if it was running well then you need to preserve this. A mark will make it ea...
by alviseven
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: BL Autumn Rally, Milton Keynes Museum, 25th September
Replies: 41
Views: 5699

Re: BL Autumn Rally, Milton Keynes Museum, 25th September

Pictures do look good and we had good day out too. Thought the museum lovely and my kids loved it. The tramcar in the transport hall was epic in proportions and the telephone hall guys looked after us all superbly well. Even the summer sun shone pretty much all day. So glad we made the effort which ...
by alviseven
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Honda 216 rear brake caliper covers
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Honda 216 rear brake caliper covers

One of my rear caliper covers is damaged/rusted beyond repair - little bit of pressed tin. The side I need is NLA but Rimmers part list seems to indicate that the brake set up was used on both MGF and Rover 45 cars up to 2005. Do MGF/ Rover 45 cars have rear calipers? Are all Rover 45 so blessed? Ca...
by alviseven
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: clutch wear
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: clutch wear

That is interesting - I assume the Honda D16 early phase one cars has this type of gearbox then. Never known what type of gearbox I have had just used it. It would certainly explain why the clip sometimes sticks. Will look into it more carefully.
Thanks
by alviseven
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: clutch wear
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: clutch wear

Does not judder at all. Behaved quite normally but the take up grip seems near the top of the pedal but then it did when I got the car 15K ago. Sometimes when under load especially in fifth gear the clutch seems to slip - can spot it on the rev counter when the loud pedal is pressed and the revs go ...
by alviseven
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: clutch wear
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

clutch wear

My car had a new clutch 32K miles ago according to my records. I thought it was starting to slip but think this might be my foot! I know my other car had 100K out of a clutch. Anyone else had clutch failure after about 30 to 35K miles? I would expect a lot more for a decent clutch to be honest almos...
by alviseven
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Pedal box
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: Pedal box

This is a honda engined 416 GSi which is the same as the 216 Gsi version so if it looks the same...
Hope this helps
by alviseven
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Early Wiper Arms
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Early Wiper Arms

Both mine catch but only just. The one with 234K on clock is better than the 176K one so it cannot be wear from pressing on the windscreen. I do wonder if its related to pinon wear allowing the whole spindle more play. However I too only have an issue when the bonnet is raised. Afraid my paint jobs ...