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by itcaptainslow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 400 HHR service checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 29

400 HHR service checklist

I’m servicing a pal’s 1997 414 this weekend and I’m after a service check sheet but drawing a blank-all I can find are the R8 and 45 derivatives.

Can anyone help please? :)
by itcaptainslow
Wed May 27, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Exhausts
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Exhausts

If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool Can I ask who your exhaust manufacturer is then please? I'd als...
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 25, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Exhausts
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Exhausts

If the exhaust maker is skilled they'll be able to make it look and sound factory; I had one made for my daily drive (K12 Micra 160) after the original exhausts went NLA. It looks and sounds OEM+ at my request and fits perfectly. :cool
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Former 214SEi owner

If you get on the R8 Owners Group Facebook page Griffith 500 (does this mean you own one...? :cool ) there’s what looks a decent, reasonable mileage Nightfire Red car being sold for £450.
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Former 214SEi owner

GTiJohn wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:33 am
itcaptainslow wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Best colour for them (Charcoal) in my opinion!
Sold this 29,000miler for £300 a few of years ago - almost couldn't give it away :sad

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I would have loved that!
by itcaptainslow
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Former 214SEi owner

Best colour for them (Charcoal) in my opinion!
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Former 214SEi owner

Been having a clear out and found the original marketing of the car, pre internet and social media days when car showrooms had to take photos and get them developed. Pictures of those would be great if you could! 😎 Thanks for the positive comments re the car! Hopefully one will pop up for you soon!
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: A bit of TLC with Turtle Wax Black in a Flash
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

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

That’s an early K-Series MPI inlet. Later cars (apart from the VVC and 135 engines fitted to the TF) had a plastic version.
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Low mileage 214SEI
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: Low mileage 214SEI

Thanks! It does get a ridiculous and perhaps inordinate amount of love but it’s worth it...
by itcaptainslow
Sun May 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Former 214SEi owner
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: Former 214SEi owner

I'm very biased but they're rather lovely! I adore mine-thread link below if you fancy a look. https://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12765 The AX GT is another cracking modern classic-a mate had one when I was 17 which felt like an absolute rocket! However, it felt like a rocket wi...
by itcaptainslow
Thu May 14, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: A bit more online R8 love :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: A bit more online R8 love :-)

I’ve read that before, it’s a very positive article! He does seem to have a soft spot for MG Rover products.
by itcaptainslow
Thu May 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Regional meet
Replies: 17
Views: 782

Re: Regional meet

Sounds good to me!
by itcaptainslow
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Intention to introduce E10 fuel in the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Intention to introduce E10 fuel in the UK

Reading in this month’s Practical Classics apparently the government has committed to ensuring the availability of E5 for the “foreseeable future”, which on the face of it is good news. It might only be e.g. super unleaded but still, that’s better than nothing for those classics which need it.
by itcaptainslow
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Social Isolation jobs list on the R3 Vi
Replies: 37
Views: 1662

Re: Social Isolation jobs list on the R3 Vi

Nice work with the brackets! Didn't realise the changer could be mounted under the passenger seat-my BRM's is in the boot (as was my parents' VI from memory).
by itcaptainslow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Cabriolet
Topic: Rover 216 Cabriolet (1998) car cover
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Rover 216 Cabriolet (1998) car cover

I’ve got a semi tailored indoor cover for my 214 from Hamilton Classic, I’ve also got one for my Elise and the BRM. Both are good quality, fit well and were delivered quickly.