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by Julesmat50
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay

damn that went cheap :slapme It may not have done. The last time I saw the car still for sale, it was up to £160 and it had not reached the reserve price. I would be very surprised if the £170 "hammer price" had taken it above the reserve - unless the vendor decided that was the best they would get...
by Julesmat50
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Comfort Vehicle Theft
Replies: 16
Views: 3274

Re: Comfort Vehicle Theft

There was an article recently about the increase in theft of vehicles fitted with keyless entry, Apparently for very little money it's possible to buy a signal relay box that boosts and bounces the signal from the key to the car - allowing thieves to unlock, start and drive away the car, just by sta...
by Julesmat50
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay

Do you have a direct link in your browser history bud rather than an item number, just being nosey. :D You can try this, I'm not sure if it will work from here, it did from my browser history, but of course I have a "copy" of the webpage in there. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-covertable/202...
by Julesmat50
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS Rover 418GSD M632OOG - Spares or Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: FS Rover 418GSD M632OOG - Spares or Repair

Mr Teddy Bear wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:09 pm
We all need shares in a hanger some where! :laughing2
Considering the number of members who have at least 2 cars, and the number of cars we want to save, maybe forget the hangar and go for a full airfield, complete with runways for test drives! :laughing2
by Julesmat50
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS Rover 418GSD M632OOG - Spares or Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 780

FS Rover 418GSD M632OOG - Spares or Repair

Rover 418GSD 144k on the clock, just failed it's MoT on rear sill corrosion, OSR wheel bearing and OSF brake binding, but still has MoT until 29/4/18. Loads of minor advisories though, seems to have a lot of corrosion in the sills. Described as "Burgundy Red" but from the pics I think they mean Nigh...
by Julesmat50
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Anybody interested in a can of Rubber Seal Care Spray ?
Replies: 23
Views: 4585

Re: Anybody interested in a can of Rubber Seal Care Spray ?

Please add me to the list :D

(why is it you never notice spelling mistakes until AFTER you press "submit?? :laughing2 )
by Julesmat50
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Alarm
Replies: 34
Views: 3262

Re: Alarm

my car has a small red light built in the dash between the rev counter and speedo as I have seen on many rover`s the horn sound`s when the alarm goes off , I don't have a fob it`s just a key It's possible that removing the fuses has disconnected the power to the alarm, making it think there has bee...
by Julesmat50
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay

Nothing coming up for that item number bud. :blink It won't unfortunately. When I posted that notification, there was only about 24hrs left before the sale ended. I did mention that in the posting. It never made any more than the £160 it was up to, so as it had not met the reserve I assume it didn'...
by Julesmat50
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Rover "Covertable" for sale on Ebay

eBay item number:202288753113 Located in Reading High mileage (166k) 216 Convertible for sale in Grey. N291YDU. Has MOT till August 18 2018. MoT history shows some of the usual R8 issues, (e.g.rear trailing arm bushes) but unusually no corrosion. Also seems to have failed in the past on "petty" item...
by Julesmat50
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 214i Sprint - "Gladys"
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Re: 214i Sprint - "Gladys"

To 1234dist - how do you embed photos? You can't. All you can do is post links then pray to the Chapel of Dist. If he deems your prayers worthy, 1234Dist waves his omnipotent mouse and miraculously, they appear on the forum :laughing2 In all seriousness, the forum seems to be locked for direct post...
by Julesmat50
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Matt's Weekend Repairs - 1998 216 Coupe
Replies: 44
Views: 7602

Re: Matt's Weekend Repairs - 1998 216 Coupe

If I can get the CV joint off the driveshaft that will save having to mess around with gearbox oil, but it's unlikely to go that well :headbanging The last time I had to replace a CV gaiter, I cheated and used one that is designed to stretch over the CV joint using a cone. I bought a pair, which is...
by Julesmat50
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Towing Limits, what can my car tow ??
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Car Towing Limits, what can my car tow ??

It should say in your handbook, or alternatively on the VIN plate on your car. You are looking for maximum towing weight or maximum train weight (MTW), which is the maximum weight of a fully loaded car and fully loaded trailer and should not be exceeded under any circumstances. According to the GOVU...
by Julesmat50
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: HHR mats for R8?
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: HHR mats for R8?

Does anyone know if mats for the 400 HHR will fit in the R8 floor pan OK? They will fit after a fashion. I bought a set not realising they were not for the R8 and used them for many years. They don't fit perfectly, particularly the rears, because the interior fittings (like the seat rails) are not ...
by Julesmat50
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Rover 420 GSi Tourer
Replies: 49
Views: 8548

Re: Rover 420 GSi Tourer

I hate the weights on the outside but if the rim is designed that way there isn't much you can do but not too sure. I’ve always asked tyre fitters to stick them on the inside and they’ve always obliged. Bugs me when they’re on the outer rim! It's far worse when they have run out of the stick-on wei...
by Julesmat50
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Aftermarket Immobiliser
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: Aftermarket Immobiliser

If you upload a photo of the broken fob, I might be able to point you in the direction of a replacement switch if you're a dab hand at soldering... If you posted it to me and it was only a switch replacement, provided we can find a replacement switch/button, I should be able to do it. Here are coup...