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by Mr Teddy Bear
Sun May 12, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: R8 35th Anniversary Event - Sunday 15th Sept 2024
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: R8 35th Anniversary Event - Sunday 15th Sept 2024

Well you’re either having a stroke, auditioning for the Bangles, or pretending to be Eric Morcambe, but I have not idea other than that! Any more clues, as my diary is filling up fast? :S If you lookup the club on YouTube, the original 4 minute advert used for the launch of the R8 is there! :D The ...
by Mr Teddy Bear
Fri May 10, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Intermittent misfire.
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Intermittent misfire.

Sounds like ECU failure to me! my experience was of a flat spot at the bottom of the rev' range that got worse. I then stupidly left the bonnet up all day with the sun shining directly onto the ECU case that finished it off! :slapme The heat must have destroyed various soldered joints that were goin...
by Mr Teddy Bear
Mon May 06, 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Head Gasket HELP HELP HELP !!
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Head Gasket HELP HELP HELP !!

You need to tell us which engine you have 1600 or 1800? Coolant running down the block is while the system is pressure tested? Or in other words satisfy yourself you don't have a leak from the rad' inlet manifold/water pump, or thermostat/pipe assembly, before removing the head. From what I've seen ...
by Mr Teddy Bear
Sat May 04, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fast Fords
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Fast Fords

KGF are offering a Sierra Cosworth with just over 9,000 miles for....



£350,000 has the world gone mad?

https://www.kgfclassiccars.co.uk/vehicles/31206/

the add does suggest that prospective buyers may need help! :*laughing my fat rear end off*
by Mr Teddy Bear
Sun Apr 28, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: Rover 200, 400, 25, 45 and Streetwise Chat
Topic: Cabby Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Cabby Insurance

My renewal quote from Footman James to insure two cars a 214 & 216 is £377 if I pay on the nail! that includes an agreed valuation and RAC breakdown cover.

That is more than last year I believe, I must dig out the old policy.

It's nearly as expensive as a visit to the dentist! :o
by Mr Teddy Bear
Wed Apr 24, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H Plate 5dr gti - Honda Dohc engine - pre cat
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: H Plate 5dr gti - Honda Dohc engine - pre cat

With fault finding when we can't find the problem, it can be because we've overlooked something simple? :slapme Has the O.P ever had the car running properly on the road? if not the black plugs may be due to the engine only running on choke? Do you have the original bill of sale from the dealer, tha...
by Mr Teddy Bear
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi All, Newbie Here
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Hi All, Newbie Here

:welcome

I hope you enjoy the car!
by Mr Teddy Bear
Wed Apr 10, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: H Plate 5dr gti - Honda Dohc engine - pre cat
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: H Plate 5dr gti - Honda Dohc engine - pre cat

I didn't realise that these manual's existed so I've ordered one! :)

Before cats became mandated by legislation were they a factory option?
by Mr Teddy Bear
Tue Apr 09, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Rear Hatch Assy
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Rear Hatch Assy

Thanks for all the advice Jon & Crepello, I was very busy last year & never got back to this thread. The body shop in Longwell Green did a careful job of removing the loom & subsequently put it all back together again without damaging anything. I gather the rust was only surface and clea...
by Mr Teddy Bear
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:43 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Paintshop recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Paintshop recommendations

I come from Nottingham originally, every where I took a car for paint made a slap dash job of it and had to be made to do it again. My advice would be to seek out some recommendations from the West Midlands, Brummies tend to have fond memories of Rover still. Perhaps talk to Jon the Treasurer, he ha...