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Ostensibly BRG

#1 Post by redandwhitE » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 am

Been looking around on here for a few months now but never got round to displaying the car, so here it is. Basically standard other than a silly induction kit (now gone thanks to member supplied stock item, thanks), noisy exhaust, MG Z something wheels and 30mm lower. Everything works, 48k miles, FSH and drives beautifully although since perusing on here, I paid too much.

Please ignore the paint work above the fuel filler: not sure how you'd get some paintwork that needed attention all the way up there and more incredibly, why anyone would think that was a match! Ultimately I will attend to the paint once I've replaced the bits of incorrect trim and stopped the two little rust spots but just driving it for now (2,000 miles without a hitch).

And lastly, I apologise for the ham fisted way I've added the location of my flickr photo's......one can't have brains and beauty!

Yours Richard

https://www.flickr.com/photos/48051626@ ... 454988665/

Edit: Actually, the link works! This site sorted it automatically........twenty first century stuff!
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
2000 Citroen Xantia Estate (silver) - on the road
2006 Ford Transit (white, what else) - on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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#2 Post by 1234dist » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:44 pm

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#3 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:20 pm

It's easier to have paintwork issues above the fuel filler than you might think: lots of forecourts have signs saying "Extra long hoses, please fill from either side"!

Careless manoeuvring of the nozzle into the filler neck from above will soon put nicks in the paintwork and even the occasional small dent :scared


And it doesn't matter what you paid for it: there's often more to buying a particular car than just the price :wink3
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#4 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:49 pm

Nice motor. That'll be an SOHC Honda-engined 416SLi at a guess. Very late reg. and a very late VIN I bet. - we don't see too many of the "last of" a model here.

It should run and run and sound and feel great for another 100K minimum if looked after. There are a few members on here with a desire to get to 250K with the Honda engine...

Give it an oil and filter change every 6 months and a coolant change every 12-24 months depending on what you put in there, and that's just about it for the "very" critical stuff.

Depends what you mean by "paid too much." Depending on the seller and buyer, prices can easily double from where everyone else might be considering the purchase. If you're happy, that's all that counts.
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#5 Post by redandwhitE » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:00 pm

It was advertised at six hundred and I sent a deposit sight unseen. When it came to collecting it, I just paid the full amount....forgetting my own usual bargaining tool of knocking off ten percent at least as it was bought outside of Ebay and the seller would have saved the sixty pound fee. I think that's what galls me the most! Incidentally, I told the missus it was five hundred as she wasn't too keen on me getting a third vehicle!! She's been grateful though as her car has been off the road for nearly two months (Mercedes gearbox).

Will get on to oil and water changes imminently, thanks for info/advice.....and yes, Honda.

As with most things, photo's make it look better than it is as there are a few scuffs here and there, two holes in bumper where spot lamps where fitted.....that sort of thing. But I am more than pleased with it and will only get rid for a tourer....one day.
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
2000 Citroen Xantia Estate (silver) - on the road
2006 Ford Transit (white, what else) - on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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#6 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:15 pm

That looks to be a very fair price! especially with such low miles. :D

We have witnessed a small price increase over the past year and we now figure in Practical Classics Price Guide!
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#7 Post by redandwhitE » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:40 am

Just know I could have reduced it without too much effort but it didn't occur to me at the time: a sign that i was happy!

I had a K reg 216 (GSXi were the letters!) about seven years ago and an L reg 418 SLD in about 2004 and both were comfortable and smooth and gave nice feedback so thought I'd go again. Bought a nice tourer last year but never got to drive it due to idiot mate!
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
2000 Citroen Xantia Estate (silver) - on the road
2006 Ford Transit (white, what else) - on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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#8 Post by anchor » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:09 pm

NICE

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#9 Post by redandwhitE » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:12 pm

you talk too much!!
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
2000 Citroen Xantia Estate (silver) - on the road
2006 Ford Transit (white, what else) - on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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#10 Post by redandwhitE » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:47 am

Just a short follow up to say that after more than eight thousand miles, all is well with this brilliant car.

Just submitted it for MOT with my usual maxim of letting them tell me what it requires to pass and then dealing with it....only for it to pass first off (saving a couple of advisory tyres). Am therefore about to undertake change of oil and coolant and hopefully use it a little more sparingly than I have so far. Unfortunately, just waiting for my other car to have suspension pipes repaired which is turning out to be a long process.

Can anyone point me to the thread about re-fixing roof linings!?!?
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
2000 Citroen Xantia Estate (silver) - on the road
2006 Ford Transit (white, what else) - on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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#11 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 am

You need to talk to Dist & Jonny 216gsi or try doing a search but it's not very good.
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216 GSi Auto Pearlescent Cherry Red 1991

216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

216 GTi Flame Red 1992

414Si British Racing Green 1995

216GTi TC Ocean Blue 1993

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#12 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:59 pm

redandwhitE wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:47 am
Can anyone point me to the thread about re-fixing roof linings!?!?
1. Remove the front seat belt cover clips. The "ears" closest to the pillar trim have to be pulled outwards on both sides - there's a 2mm plastic wedge on both sides hugging the seat belt slider mechanism, which is a pain!
2. Remove front seat belt nuts and pull off the front seat belt anchors.
3. Remove B post lower trim between the door openings on both sides.
4. Remove the screw and push-in clip at the bottom of the white A/B/C/roof trim on both sides (exposed by step 3).
5. Pull off the INNER door seals on the car body on all 4 doors to about half way, so they're clear of the A/B/C/roof post trim.
6. Loosen the A/B/C/roof post trim on both sides and remove. These are a continuous piece on the 400 series saloon. Clips can be fragile - open up the gap between the trim and body with something flat and don't burr the plastic. Then look for the clips themselves and free by inserting a screwdriver and twisting. All these clips are easy to break and might be tight - there's one you can't get to at the top of each B post - make sure this is the last one to let go, and pull squarely on the trim from inside the car. Might still break though.
7. Remove the back roof lining trim.
8. Remove sun visors.
9. Remove the sunroof trim - this just pulls off.
10. Remove interior light cover. Unbolt interior light and disconnect loom.
11. Remove all roof grab handles and blanking plates where there are no handles.
12. As it's a saloon, unfortunately the back seat squab (back rest) has to come out, as this is the only way to remove the whole headlining shell from the car.
13. Take the front headrests off - gives you way more room to manoeuvre the shell out.
14. 3 fir-tree clips are now the only things holding the roof lining up - one along each side and one at the front - in line with the sunroof manual wind hole but further forward.
15. Either load the car with boxes to give the shell something to drop onto, or enlist the help of 2 other people to hold the shell up while you remove those fir trees - do the sides first, the front one last.
16. Shell is now free of the roof but is VERY fragile - it will bend easily around the back end of the sunroof opening - hence the need for boxes or 2 mates that will make sure it doesn't just fall and crease over the seats straight away.
17. Slide shell out of the back of the car.
18. Pull off old material, scrape perished scrim foam off so the surface is clean.
19. Buy your new headlining material. 2 metres of brushed nylon in a very light grey off a wide (50" +) roll.
20. Buy some high-temperature upholstery adhesive. Coat both the headlining material foam side and headlining shell in the adhesive and let it go tacky. Then drop the headlining material onto the shell, smooth out and press down. If you have someone else to help you, so you can lower the whole sheet down like you're putting on a bed sheet, so much the better.
21. Leave the shell to dry for 24 hours. Trim off the excess material including the sunroof hole and interior light hole. Cut holes in the material for the grab handles, sun visors, sunroof manual wind hole and the 3 fir tree holes. They might just end up being "crosses" cut in the material - as long as the material pushes out of the way to reveal the original headlining shell holes, that'll do.
22. Refitting is the reverse of removal!
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Re: Ostensibly BRG

#13 Post by redandwhitE » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 am

A 22 point step guide looked onerous at first....and then I noticed its actually a 21 step guide doubled!

Cheers, gents very much appreciated. I have just got my Citroen back on the road so the Rover can go back in the unit and I will endeavour to attempt some stuff. Engine service and all round lubrication I feel confident with. There's a rear window that won't open and the roof lining next. Then fancy stuff like paint a previously botched job and refurbish alloys which I simply cannot do.

Great to see other projects on the go too......good luck
1995 416 SLi (Ostensibly BRG) - on the road
2000 Citroen Xantia Estate (silver) - on the road
2006 Ford Transit (white, what else) - on the road
1972 Mercedes 350 SL (red) - not on the road
1998 Audi Cabriolet (maroon) - not on the road

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