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by alviseven
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R8 rear calipers - same as later cars?
Replies: 6
Views: 692

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: 692

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: 713

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: 713

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: 1545

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: 5185

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: 705

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: 1055

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: 1055

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: 1055

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: 1354

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: 2011

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 ...
by alviseven
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Testing Fan? And door card removal?
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Testing Fan? And door card removal?

Your door window issue should be easy to make better. Remove the door car and check that there is little green stuff in the window channels as they get furred up and more use does not improve matters until cleaned. There is also a rear guide about 8" long which "slides" horizontally - or rather the ...
by alviseven
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Chassis Number
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Chassis Number

if it helps one of mine was registered 11/5/90 and finishes 2445xx range so if both cars used the same number it gives you an idea of what an earlier 416 might have if there is one.
by alviseven
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Small headed flange bolts sourcing
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

Re: Small headed flange bolts sourcing

Like the window winder tip - not that with small kids I get free to get to a scrap yard these days very often. However I have been lucky and have found the M10 metric fine bolts for the power steering pump which I must have kept when I removed it years ago - like John I never throw stuff really just...