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by crepello
Wed May 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: How many of our cars will survive?
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: How many of our cars will survive?

Dorchester wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Stunned to see so many 75, 25 and TF, and comparatively so few 200, and above all & mainly so few cabriolets... :o
Might be that the age of the 200 family 11 years ago made them particularly susceptible to the UK government's
scrappage scheme of the period.
by crepello
Mon May 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash

Read it as "early MPi" rather than "early K-Series".
by crepello
Mon May 11, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: New R8 3DR rear quater (Portugese seller)
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: New R8 3DR rear quater (Portugese seller)

Cromp85 wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:56 pm
It's Rover so you never know :laughing2
That's the entire side though. I haven't checked with photos, but maybe, unlike the fuel filler, the radio antenna aperture did swap sides?
by crepello
Sun May 10, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: New R8 3DR rear quater (Portugese seller)
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: New R8 3DR rear quater (Portugese seller)

That could become a pattern for enthusiast-sponsored remanufacture!
by crepello
Sun May 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Brakes

When I had this problem and changed the discs, the old ones had localised pitting which looked very like impurities or inclusions in the metal.
by crepello
Tue May 05, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Multi function units
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Multi function units

YWC10003 will also upgrade you to a courtesy light delay, if your car was previously without!
by crepello
Sun May 03, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS eBay: 1990 214Si - Flame/Tempest - 50k - Worcester
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: FS eBay: 1990 214Si - Flame/Tempest - 55k - Huddersfield

It's changing hands again on eBay! Now located Wakefield, and 55k. Still looks basically solid, mercifully. It's strange how it's avoided being cherished long-term, considering it changed hands at not-giveaway prices. This time it's up only because the seller only had a change of heart regarding bre...
by crepello
Fri May 01, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Ignition light stays on
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Ignition light stays on

The interior light function is also routed through the MFU. That's how the plush 'lamp off delay' is controlled.
by crepello
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: Rover 214 Sei 20,122 miles from new
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Rover 214 Sei 20,122 miles from new

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283859602142

Nice to see some competent photography.

Image

Possibly too expensive to get flipped by KGF Cars. Or broken for parts, come to that!

[N490KFE]
by crepello
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 214 h reg gears seen tricky.
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Rover 214 h reg gears seen tricky.

Maybe the synchros are a bit dry and sticky? Each has a set of 3 spring-loaded balls which click into a groove to hold them definitely 'in' or 'out' of engagement. If those aren't free maybe they're not holding the rings in engagement. Check and top-up your gearbox oil if necessary. The filler/level...
by crepello
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Rover Revivals Revival
Replies: 164
Views: 17328

Re: Rover Revivals Revival

", ... which was nice."
by crepello
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Starter motor

If you're not going anywhere soon, they're not complicated to strip down. You might find the solenoid armature is just gummed up, and a clean and light greasing will sort it.
by crepello
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Engine won't start

Although I've never dismantled an internal fuel pump...
I think if there was a weakness on either stroke of the pump, it wouldn't reach the point where the switchgear requested a solenoid pull or solenoid release.
by crepello
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Engine won't start
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Engine won't start

It's usually possible to hear the fuel pump priming the system when the ignition is turned on. Does it sound dead?
Otherwise, crank angle sensors are know to die in intermittent fashion like you describe.
by crepello
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Door trim clips
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Door trim clips

"Snapsack" is a useful term to search on, I found.