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by crepello
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 414 Heater control valve
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: 414 Heater control valve

It seems the H-HW valve is a rotary type thing like a domestic gas supply man bits, whereas the XW ones were a simple sliding gate valve.
Perhaps the actuating lever has disconnected from the rotary element inside?
by crepello
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Replacement Wheel Nuts for a 2005 45 GSi

There are stocks of solid genuine Rover alloy wheel nuts - item 12 on this page: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID003103 I observe that these are spherical seats, not the coned seats I would have expected. Are there Rover alloys in both seat 'camps' then? It would be useful to have a cross-refere...
by crepello
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Club Member Discount with XPart
Replies: 19
Views: 8010

Re: Club Member Discount with XPart

Well, it's a good sign, that XPart still know the whereabouts of the tooling!
Hope the same applies to the R8.
by crepello
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rover 416 abs automatic hatchback model parts
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: Rover 416 abs automatic hatchback model parts

ABS does complicate the problem I suppose. I noticed on the parts this thread has come up with that the ABS ring is present on all of them. I've always thought this should be the default for aftermarket manufacturers as the part will fit every car and the ring doesn't matter on a car without ABS. I...
by crepello
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Blower/heater issue
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: Blower/heater issue

The foam gaskets may have disintegrated with age, so you might want to source some foam sheet in preparation.
I used expanded polythene rather than polyurethane on my R8 early dash.
by crepello
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Blower/heater issue
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: Blower/heater issue

While I can't vouch for the bubble dash, on the earlier dash the flap vanes are visible enough to see whether they move with the control knob.
A small inspection lamp helps.
by crepello
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Looking for a rover 216 rear windscreen
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Looking for a rover 216 rear windscreen

Not to queer 961tat's pitch but there might be one a bit closer to you, in Derby:

https://www.albertlooms.com/content.aspx?id=10

They've had a 216 breaking for months now, reg M127FNR.
Worth the effort of dropping them a line too find out if the glass is still there.
by crepello
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 216 GTi DOHC in Hertfordshire getting...slowly...better
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: 216 GTi DOHC in Hertfordshire getting...slowly...better

But now it's going to rain for the next six months!
by crepello
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Strange devices (for me at least...)
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Strange devices (for me at least...)

Dorchester wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:33 am
Moreover all my laptops are working under Linux Ubuntu and it's unlikely that any software was written for anything but MS Windows or maybe Apple.
Don't let that stop you! Go here: https://www.winehq.org
I use the Mac version to run the MEMSGauge Windows executable.
by crepello
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Strange devices (for me at least...)
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Strange devices (for me at least...)

The cable is a DIY or at best a cottage industry device. I made my own about 5 years ago. I had to order the connector from Mouser in the USA! The software is enthusiast-brewed, so you'd have to hope that someone out there has done what you desire. Or become the pioneer who produces it! The source c...
by crepello
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Strange devices (for me at least...)
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Strange devices (for me at least...)

Dorchester wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:29 pm
What could they be? :tumbleweed
So you can mess around with this using something like this.
Also needed: a laptop and one of these: Image
by crepello
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: specialist rover garage
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: specialist rover garage

Coincidentally, over on FB, S&V in Ossett got a glowing review yesterday. The reviewer was moved
to report that his wife also appreciated the resulting improvement in their SEi's performance.
by crepello
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend
Replies: 22
Views: 1369

Re: Rover 416 GTI Auto - Restoring an old friend

That mirrors my experience about 10 years ago. The (young) Autoglass guy who did my first windscreen replacement wrenched the side trims off, and evidently damaged the clip apertures such that the next time my screen needed attention they had corroded around their edges, as well as in the areas you ...
by crepello
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rear seat belt removal
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Rear seat belt removal

On the 4-dr, the rear seat cushion is secured with one bolt centrally at the rear, through a wire loop. Two more wire loops at the front hook into apertures in the floor.
Undo the bolt and hinge the cushion forward to disengage the front loops.
by crepello
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Chassis Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Chassis Numbers

The letters part is certainly defined, in the Rover WSMs for a start.