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An older new boy!

#1 Post by patrick_church » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:35 am

Hi Everyone,
I'm a 54 year old newbie to this site,and I'm posting a slightly belated introduction.
I was on the Rovertech site, my user name was the same on there as it is on here.
I own a 1994 220 Gsi hatch, and have owned it since May '97.I have in the past also owned a 420 turbo,a Maestro efi, and many years ago a R5 GTT.
My 220 turbo is on a classic car policy now,and does between 200 and 1000 miles a year.Its on 146k ,but still in very fine fettle.
It was on 58k when I bought it,with FSH,since then I've done all mechanical work on it myself except the HG and cambelt changes and the water pump was done in '02 by a garage.It was also handed to a garage for a new clutch and gearbox in July '98 at 70k.
When I say all mechanical work,tbh it's been mainly just routine servicing (full synth oil changes every 3k or less),it has always been driven very sympathetically.
My daily driver is a remapped '52 Octavia 1.8t ( Dyno'd @ 205bhp, 235lb/ft,with no other mods).I also can drive my Mrs' '58 Leon Cupra (310 bhp, 330lb/ft).
So far since this May I have done the following on the Rover; engine oil & filter, mtf94 gearbox oil change,coolant change, exhaust cam cover gasket replacement, and brake fluid change.And I changed the boot struts!
I have on my to-do list; replace water pump and a re-route of the mid level coolant pipe.
Very happy to be here and I will help out if I can.
'94 220 Gsi Turbo hatch,owned since May '97.

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Re: An older new boy!

#2 Post by GTiJohn » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:52 am

:welcome

Hopefully you'll find us a friendly and helpful bunch on here and we look forward to your contribution too :D
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Re: An older new boy!

#3 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:36 pm

Nice one. Would love to see pictures!
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: An older new boy!

#4 Post by Vinny1979 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:40 pm

I remember you from RT :D
1993 Rover 220 GSi Turbo , 2005 MG ZS 180 mk2

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Re: An older new boy!

#5 Post by patrick_church » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:02 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Nice one. Would love to see pictures!
Hopefully this will work if you have a Facebook account..
https://m.facebook.com/jonathan.brown.0 ... 464619201/
'94 220 Gsi Turbo hatch,owned since May '97.

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Re: An older new boy!

#6 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:39 pm

Can somebody lift some photos from there and drop them in this thread? :)
1995 220GSi Turbo: owned for 18 years
1994 216SLi
2000 25GTi

Daily: ZR Trophy TD

Previously: 216 Coupe L887PTR(1993-95) 214SLi N219EPO(1995-96) 420GSi Turbo L955UKV(1997-2004) 214SEi M884BMR(2004-11) 420GSi Tourer M650XEX(2005-6) 214 SEi M103BCW(2011-12)

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Re: An older new boy!

#7 Post by 1234dist » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:25 pm

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Pastor @ Rover Revival NFP Garage
220 Coupe turbo K785OAT
218 VVC Cabriolet R220OVR
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
75 2.0 CDT P80CJM
620 SLI P267LOM HONDA
420 GSI Turbo L191CVP

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Re: An older new boy!

#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 am

Lovely car! :)
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: An older new boy!

#9 Post by montegoman » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am

It "L"ooks in "V"ery "G"ood "C"ondition.!!!
214SLi H706JPJ
214GSi G79XKV (No.1)
75 2.5 Connoisseur SE Tourer (15 yrs of ownership)

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Re: An older new boy!

#10 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:23 pm

Thanks Craig :wink3

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