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by Paul_1978_yorks
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 SEi HGF?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

214 SEi HGF?

So this 214 SEi I bought unseen.... it’s a lovely car but there’s oil in the header tank. The oil is clean, and there’s no mayo under the oil cap. However there was a smidgen of mayo under the coolant cap, and there is a layer of oil on top of the coolant in the header tank. Is this forced to be he ...
by Paul_1978_yorks
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

It’s arrived and it’s a 214 SEi in charcoal, which has come all the way from Chertsey to sunny Wakefield. 49k on the clock. Solid car, needs a few things doing to it, little bit of lacquer peel on one panel, couple of other bits and bobs. Nice project for when we get some nice weather. Will probably...
by Paul_1978_yorks
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: 1994 Rover 220 GSi - Project (of sorts)

I love my 420.... brilliant engine. Fuel wise I don’t find it too bad. As I do a lot of shows in it, they’re often on a long run and I can get 300 miles out of a full tank with the motorway driving, sometimes more. I also use it locally occasionally for pottering around town in and I definitely get ...
by Paul_1978_yorks
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

I’ve used Shiply 10-11 times now with only one car having an issue which had come from Switzerland for full resto and some how they managed to nearly rip the front bumper off. Sounds like it’s been mainly a good experience! Just had notification that car will be picked up tomorrow morning so hopefu...
by Paul_1978_yorks
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

It’s 198 miles from my house to the seller’s. I had quotes ranging from £210 to £324. I paid £213 in the end.

If the car turns up as planned tomorrow I’ll be singing their praises, but the experience with Shiply has been good so far.
by Paul_1978_yorks
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

1234dist wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Based on our conversations, you did the right thing.

Shame it's not coming here to play with though, i'll have space soon.

:clapping
It may well be in the new year :D
See what I find when it gets here :blink
by Paul_1978_yorks
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

Bought the car tonight and arranged to get it recovered to me via ‘Shiply’. Hope it will arrive on Friday or Sat. Will post up pics at the weekend.
by Paul_1978_yorks
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: ROVER 214 CABBIE FAILED EMISSIONS
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: ROVER 214 CABBIE FAILED EMISSIONS

Have you tried Forte fuel cleaner? When I had a 214 and had emissions issues, this invariably sorted it.
by Paul_1978_yorks
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

Thanks Richard! Got your DM. Will keep you posted. :cool
by Paul_1978_yorks
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

1234dist wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Is it drivable?
Yes, it’s just that it’s been off the road for a while. Perhaps 4-5 years.... just waiting for confirmation
by Paul_1978_yorks
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Car Recovery Assistance Required
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Car Recovery Assistance Required

I am interested in an R8 but it has been off the road for a few years so I wouldn’t want to drive it back. The car is in Chertsey and I am in Wakefield. I’ve looked at one recovery option which came out at £250 which wouldn’t make its purchase financially viable. It might be a long shot but does any...
by Paul_1978_yorks
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Murf has a new owner...
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: Murf has a new owner...

See also the club’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
by Paul_1978_yorks
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Murf has a new owner...
Replies: 14
Views: 543

Re: Murf has a new owner...

Congrats on the purchase. Had plenty of R8s but never a Coupe. Maybe next year perhaps! :cool
by Paul_1978_yorks
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: New Member

Another low mileage one! With a boot!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3327316870