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214i Sprint

#1 Post by Hammond » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:59 am

Just a couple of pics of my ongoing project. The rear is nearly done with just a new tail gate on its way.

https://flickr.com/photos/136898617@N05 ... 2812850233
Current:
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414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (M726 JOH)

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Re: 214i Sprint

#2 Post by 1234dist » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:01 am

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Re: 214i Sprint

#3 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:19 pm

Love the wheels!

Watch out for the Rozzers with your plate though :-( Should be no space between K and 200 and this is an MOT failure too believe it or not.

Lovely car though, top man!
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2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
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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
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Re: 214i Sprint

#4 Post by Hammond » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:02 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Love the wheels!

Watch out for the Rozzers with your plate though :-( Should be no space between K and 200 and this is an MOT failure too believe it or not.

Lovely car though, top man!
Yeah I too love the wheels, shows off my handywork painting the drums :clapping

I know about the space in the plate and have been ok so far :thumbup1
I guess a picky cop may pull me over but at least I haven't tried to spell something different like you see sometimes. Mine is still eligible even if there's an extra space. I'll just plead ignorance if I get pulled over, pretend I didn't even notice and explain it as faulty manufacture :*laughing my fat rear end off*

And if pushed I'll fit the correct ones that I save for the MOT people :wink3

For those who haven't realised the chrome Sprint badge isn't Rover issue, it's an Alfa Romeo one :scared
But I kind of think it suits so it's staying
Current:
416GTi Auto 'Diamond White' (J reg)
MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

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216GSi Auto 'Gold' (H397 HUD)
414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (M726 JOH)

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Re: 214i Sprint

#5 Post by Hammond » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:32 am

https://flickr.com/photos/136898617@N05 ... 2812850233

Updated pics with MOT passing number plate :laughing

Also badges fitted to tailgate as that's the look I prefer (you know each to their own)
Just a slight crease in tailgate to sort and the back is fonisjed.
Just the little rust to sort
Current:
416GTi Auto 'Diamond White' (J reg)
MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

Previous:
216GSi Auto 'Gold' (H397 HUD)
414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (M726 JOH)

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Re: 214i Sprint

#6 Post by 1234dist » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:34 pm

was struggling for what to grab a pic of there :slapme

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218 VVC Cabriolet R220OVR
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
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620 SLI P267LOM HONDA
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Re: 214i Sprint

#7 Post by Hammond » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:57 pm

Cheers :D
Current:
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MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

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216GSi Auto 'Gold' (H397 HUD)
414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (M726 JOH)

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Re: 214i Sprint

#8 Post by Hammond » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:42 am

She's failed the MOT yesterday :headbanging

Front offside CV gaitor needs changing which I'm told is a pain of a job and nearside one is an advisory.

I'm guessing it'll be best to do both at same time whilst it's in pieces?? :S

Plenty of other advisories too :oops

This time next year I'm guessing I'll be having to make a decision whether it's worth ploughing more money into her to keep her on the road :unsure
Current:
416GTi Auto 'Diamond White' (J reg)
MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

Previous:
216GSi Auto 'Gold' (H397 HUD)
414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (M726 JOH)

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Re: 214i Sprint

#9 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:56 am

Always worth keeping a car in the road if it's nothing too terminal. What were the advisories?
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1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
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1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
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Re: 214i Sprint

#10 Post by 1234dist » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:07 am

As a job its not too difficult to do on the drive but prepare to get messy.

Being the long one does make it a little harder as you have to feed it through the ps pipe area (don't know if the sprint has it).

Optional, drop gearbox oil (i would you don't know how old it is).

Remove nut from the hub (screw drive i the brake disc usually stops it rotating (don't know if sprint has solid fronts or vented).
remove 13mm from control arm to chassis
remove 13mm from drop link
removal 15mm from track rod

Pull on suspension assembly and if required, use a hammer on the end of the shaft to free it from the suspension assembly.

use a pry bar at the joint where the shaft and the gearbox meet and gently prize them apart (its just a split pin).

Feed it through the ps pipe (if applicable) and you now have access to both boots.

Please note, if you decide not to drop the oil in the gearbox, it will now be leaking oil so plug it or catch it, your choice :)

If you need instructions on doing the boots them self, just ask.
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Rover Sport 220GTI m-series K56AEP
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: 214i Sprint

#11 Post by crepello » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:39 am

Dist didn't mention the track rod end nut. The book says it's needed, but I've often wondered if there's enough travel in the rack to let you pull the hub out of engagement with the CV shaft. Of course, if you have left the steering locked at the column, there probably won't be enough!

Messiest part when I did mine was trying to persuade the spring ring on the shaft to close up enough to go back in the spider hole. Might have been easier with more hands.

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#12 Post by 1234dist » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:42 am

There is enough room to move it without taking it off :cool
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Rover Sport 220GTI m-series K56AEP
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: 214i Sprint

#13 Post by Hammond » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:33 pm

Thanks for all the tips and advice. What it has said to me is that I'll leave it up to my mechanic pal. He doesn't charge too much and a good friend so hopefully won't con me. :D

The rear trailing arm bushes are the main advisories but I do have two spare ones which I have kept when ordered too many. I'll prob wait to see if they fail next year. Some other silly advisories that are easily fixable.

I foresee that in 18 months I'll have to reduce my cars from 3 to 2 so will have a big decision to make.
Keep the 214 Sprint or the 416GTi. :cool
Current:
416GTi Auto 'Diamond White' (J reg)
MGF 1.8 VVC Freestyle 'Solar Red'

Previous:
216GSi Auto 'Gold' (H397 HUD)
414Si 'Ocean Blue' (R478 AHJ) Bubble
414SEi 'Bermuda Blue' (V52 VFL) Bubble
214SEi 'Nightfire Red' (M755 SVR)
214i Sprint 'Flame Red' (M726 JOH)

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