G-reg Rover 416 GSi

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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#31 Post by matthewsemple » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:45 pm

That looks really good. Those wheels look just right on that model and anything else would be an undesirable modification on such an original-looking car.

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#32 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:22 pm

I agree Matthew. I think it would have been sacrilege to fit any other type of wheel really. At least these are authentic to the model year.
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#33 Post by Hammond » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:00 am

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:I agree Matthew. I think it would have been sacrilege to fit any other type of wheel really. At least these are authentic to the model year.
After a year of trying to keep them clean you may not feel the same :laughing

Looks lovely though to be honest :wink3
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#34 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:59 pm

Dares you to get them done in white ! :D
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#35 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:24 pm

Naaaaaah. But funnily enough I saw a few alloys at BL Day in grey rather than the usual silver which looked very good!
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#36 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:34 pm

So the 416 is now on a SORN for the winter.

Looking forward to next year already. Got a few things lined up - there's a noisy exhaust heat shield, and I want to get the cam belt done.
There's some minor paint issues (size of little fingernail) to sort out.

I want to also get under the bonnet and clean the engine bay properly using Gunk or similar.

Hope it fares well whilst it's laid up.
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#37 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:57 pm

I would try to start her up every month and run until hot. Park with the h.brake off and chock the wheels.
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#38 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:42 pm

Good tips - thanks Tim.
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#39 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:50 pm

Looking forward to getting the 416 back on the road - roll on Spring!
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#40 Post by Scrumpy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:36 am

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Looking forward to getting the 416 back on the road - roll on Spring!
Spring is nearly here, great looking early 416 soon back off SORN?
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#41 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:37 pm

Yep - taxed with effect from 1st March 8-)
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#42 Post by prepace » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:23 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Yep - taxed with effect from 1st March 8-)
Nice one Paul, we'll soon be lining the White 416's up at a show! :)

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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#43 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:37 pm

Spent some time today cleaning the engine bay and also the driver's side hinges to get rid of all the dirt and grease.

Hinges were awkward and are not cleaned perfectly but they are much better.

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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#44 Post by montegoman » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Looking at the first photo, you are clearly in need of a club mug to replace that boring white one!
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Re: G-reg Rover 416 GSi

#45 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:24 pm

I checked the spark plugs too this afternoon - they don't look like they've ever been swapped, so I've ordered some new ones.

I've gone for NGK Iridiums like I had on my 216 - pre-gapped and longer lasting. Paid £25 for a set of 4, so a bit more than standard NGKs, but worth it I think.

Edit - yes good point about the mug Jeremy!
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