Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Having problems with your club car? This is the place for asking advice and help on technical problems. Resident experts will be on hand to help you keep your car in tip top condition
Mr Teddy Bear
Club Member
Posts: 2412
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:01 pm
Location: Bristol

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by Mr Teddy Bear »

Power steering racks, a favourite advisory I 've seen a number of times is an advisory for 'slight play in inner rack bushes', also the pipes and the main suspension subframe, although most cars that have survived this long have had it replaced.

According to Rimmer Bros awful parts list, the same rack was fitted to all R8's with power steering.
Teddy Bear

216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

214Si Silver? Tempest Grey 1993
User avatar
RoverRevival
Club Member
Posts: 7571
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:08 pm
Location: Manchester

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by RoverRevival »

be aware, as i found out today, rover coupe turbo back boxes and NLA at all 7 of my exhaust suppliers. So its stainless or no zorst.
Mr Teddy Bear
Club Member
Posts: 2412
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:01 pm
Location: Bristol

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by Mr Teddy Bear »

Early fuel filters for MPI K Series; MWJN101520EVA LE7 FILTER ASSEMBLY these are XPART stock numbers for cross reference purposes. See my thread on the filter.

The latter ones look identical until you try to fit the pipe unions... :mope

*If you have one of the later 1.4k series with the plastic inlet manifold you will need a different petrol filter, the pipe unions differ*
Last edited by Mr Teddy Bear on Thu Feb 02, 2023 10:08 am, edited 2 times in total.
Teddy Bear

216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

214Si Silver? Tempest Grey 1993
henryiett
Forum User
Posts: 267
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by henryiett »

One thing doesn't kill the early r8 are rust like they are way more rust proofed than a 90s merc or Bmw
Rover 214si 1990
JEASPEKE
Club Member
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:20 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by JEASPEKE »

A dead ECU will kill your car for sure, that is why I have three!
This is the correct part No for a 1990 216GTi, Manual 5 speed, with no cat fitted.

I guess that a cloned box may be possible? But will need to be mapped to one of several R8 ECU's out there.
Has anyone done that? Sounds costly too.

Image
User avatar
GTiJohn
Club Chairman
Posts: 6875
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:01 pm
Location: Midlands

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by GTiJohn »

I now have a PAS gear, courtesy of Quentin, that will be taken over to a steering gear remanufacturer in Birmingham in Jan to extract the internal PCF (Positive Centre Feel) C-spring for examination with a view, to developing a repair operation for our, and Rover 800, gears.


Image

It is this spring that breaks after repeated cyclical steering loads, causing the steering to be ludicrously light.

Developing a process for remaking the spring won't be an easy task, as there was intensive work to get it to this point, but that was 35 years ago and maybe material technology and heat-treatment processing have move on since then :D

With this part we have a good example of the material micro-structure required to aim for.

UPDATE: See https://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/topic/15628 for a solution to this issue :cool
I like Twin Cams.... and Single Cams...and now Turbos
User avatar
Plodder
Club Member
Posts: 411
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:23 am
Location: South West

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by Plodder »

JEASPEKE wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:28 pm A dead ECU will kill your car for sure, that is why I have three!
This is the correct part No for a 1990 216GTi, Manual 5 speed, with no cat fitted.

I guess that a cloned box may be possible? But will need to be mapped to one of several R8 ECU's out there.
Has anyone done that? Sounds costly too.

Image
I was looking for a similar unit for my 416 GTi Auto Part No 37820-PP5-E51 earlier in the year. I spoke to the guys at “The Best of British” , who didn’t have one, and they directed me to John at All Car Electronics
Who has an ebay account https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/allcar2010.
He was really helpful and found me one, he even found another one tucked away.
Not all his stock is on ebay.
So if people are looking for a spare ECU it might be worth talking to him and at least getting a spare which can be used whilst the other one is repaired.
The company looks like they might repair units but I have no experience of them.
1991 Rover 416 GTi Auto - Flame Red - Owned since Aug 97 :)
User avatar
bkevbush
Club Member
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:44 pm
Location: alderbury sailsbury

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by bkevbush »

ive never had problems with fuel relay though i did resolder all joints in mine years ago,the dizzy issue i solved by ordering one new from usa at a cost of $55 delivered dseries.org is honda based site but these cars with same systems as uk cars were built in far greater numbers over there and parts are still to be found using part numbers on units and googled,
Mr Teddy Bear
Club Member
Posts: 2412
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:01 pm
Location: Bristol

Re: Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by Mr Teddy Bear »

D16 Exhaust Manifold Assy


Most components are NLA including the manifold to downpipe studs also the SOHC gasket.
Teddy Bear

216 Sli SRS Charcoal Met 1996

214Si Silver? Tempest Grey 1993
JEASPEKE
Club Member
Posts: 372
Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:20 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Re: Exhaust Manifold - Which things will kill our cars? Common faults?

Post by JEASPEKE »

I have a cracked D16 Twin Cam DOHC (1990) exhaust manifold that I think a skilled welder could repair (it's cast iron I think)
Please let me know if anyone wants it, you can see the crack at the junction of the two pipes.
For my car, I got a new one from Rimmers in 2003, it might have been the last as it was reduced in a sale.

Image
Post Reply