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by richard moss
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: T series versions
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: T series versions

Was there more than 1 version of this engine? If there was, what were the differences? Up to 1995 the T series had a distributor - after that it had a DIS (Distributorless Ignition System) known as "wasted spark" because it fires twice per cylinder per revolution. Naturally aspirated engines were a...
by richard moss
Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Chris Knott - Club Insurers
Replies: 29
Views: 3431

The joys of being in your 40s - the tax on our 216 cabrio and 820 cost more than the insurance!
by richard moss
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 216 Cabrio
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

The late registered 400 sounds interesting. It sat in the Rover dealers yard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for 4 years before the first owner bought it in 1998. He ran it for less than two years out there before bringing it back to the UK, fitting UK headlights, mph speedo and a catalytic convertor and g...
by richard moss
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 216 Cabrio
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

A few more pics: Smoked rear lights - fitted by previous owner: http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w293/moggie99/216%20cabrio/216cabrio002.jpg Interior: http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w293/moggie99/216%20cabrio/216cabrio004.jpg http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w293/moggie99/216%20cabrio/216cab...
by richard moss
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

The T series tends to leak from the cam cover gaskets (easy to replace) or the front corner of the head gasket, below the distributor cap. If it's the head gasket I'd leave it alone if it's just a weep - it doesn't usually indicate a deeper problem (unlike a K series). If the weep is more like a str...
by richard moss
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 216 Cabrio
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

216 Cabrio

Not mine, really, but my wife's. Regulars on Rovertech and www.rover800.co.uk will know that I'm into Rover 800s, but we've just bought a 1993 216 cabrio to replace my good lady's 820. The car is Caribbean blue, with a grey leather interior and power hood. I bought it from Steve Loache (brackenfox o...