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SD1 Foolery - ROVER 2600 SE - coming on the market for sale


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#391 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:09 AM

PS, gentlemen actually don't drive by night.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:59 AM

Do not sell. Just drive and enjoy.
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

The modern Jag lights are totes shizbat.

 

Same with one of my Mercedes - the S211 headlights are tragic, whereas those on the X164 would, conservatively, light Wembley Stadium. All the way from Watford.

 

Then again, those on the 164 are Xenon (yay!), the others were designed to be but as it's a poverty model have cheapo halogen (boo, utter bag of weasels) instead. You'd get more light from a candle. Even an unlit candle. 



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:01 AM

X-Type lights are fairly tragic but the headlights on my XJ40 are pretty good, especially on dip beam. Notably better than the E91 BMW I also sometimes drive.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

I bet they have been replaced with this semi newfangled H4 bollox.

Rip them out and put back proper Sealed Beams.

 

 

You could get sealed beams on the XJ40. SNG Barratt were selling them for pennies in a stock clearance a few years back, so I got a set to try out. Honestly, they were dimmer than a sunburned glow worm. They even looked a bit orange to the eye.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:20 AM

Were they halogens?


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:40 AM

I don't know, but I doubt it. They may even have been limited wattage, given their light output  - they were Japanese market headlights.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

The Dolly lights are the originals and are well known for being FUBAR.  I may swap them for some moar betterer ones.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:31 PM

You may regret selling the Rover, by which point it'll probably be worth more than whatever you get for it now.

Always seems to be the way when I sell something, it suddenly becomes rare and sought after......

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

New mobile mech coming tomorrow to look at fiddly bits on Rover and Dolly, hoorah.

 

 


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

X-Type lights are fairly tragic but the headlights on my XJ40 are pretty good, especially on dip beam. Notably better than the E91 BMW I also sometimes drive.

 

I had twin headlights on my XJ40, I honestly think they are the best headlights I've owned.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:23 PM

XJS lights are good too.  It is surprising how crap the X type lights are.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:35 PM

I had twin headlights on my XJ40, I honestly think they are the best headlights I've owned.

 

 

My car has the Fishtanks. They are similar to the twin headlights on dipped beam, but not quite as strong as them on full beam. The full beam on the twin-headlight XJ40 is the most powerful I have seen on a car as well.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

XJS lights are good too.  It is surprising how crap the X type lights are.

 

I will get a XJS to find out one day.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:43 PM

fit xjs headlights to x-type job jobbed


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

Drive the gentlemanly X-Type in the day and the rakish XJ-S at night?


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:48 PM

Oil pressure gauge now fixed.  

 

Oil level warning light may have dodgy wire, tbc.

 

Losing some coolant, to be investigated.  Previous owner did head gasket, hope he did it propah like.  No major OMGHGF signs.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:50 PM

Drive the gentlemanly X-Type in the day and the rakish XJ-S at night?

 

 

Plan A, but XJS is borked.


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1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

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1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

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1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

At last, proper Rover happiness!

 

I can haz OMGHGF!

 

Not catastrophic, but a small leak somewhere.  The car still drives OK at present, and isn't overheating, mayonnaising, or spaffing about in general.

 

The bloke who sold the car to me told me that he had had the gasket done "just in case".  I wondered about this.  Maybe it had gone before, and was replaced badly, or there was some warpage not attended to, but I have a spare gasket kit in the shed and the mechanic will come and fix it shortly, and check for warpage or other borkage while he is at it. 


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1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:44 PM

You're not having any luck with these bloody (yet still rather beautiful) cars.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:25 PM

Inserts Gaulois:  Eh, bof, hein.  Je shrug.  This is a fairly minor thing, I hope,  and standard old car blah.   Head off and onnery on one of these engines is apparently not as horrid a job as on some heaps. 


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1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 

1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM

Big up K Sealin ACTION YO seems to have stopped ye coolant loss for the mo.  We shall see.


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1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

Fingers crossed. I hope you get to keep it, it's a lovely thing.

Reminds me, I need to get the radiator on mine re-cored, it's distinctly lacking in fins.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:40 PM

When time comes to do the HG do not use a pattern item - worth searching out an OE spec item.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:50 PM

can haz one already, in shed.


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1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

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1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

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2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:09 PM

Many moons ago I was in the SD1 club - I heard tales of pattern gaskets literally failing after a run around the block after fitting.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

That might be what happened with the one fitted by the previous owner.


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1975 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 

1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

1980 Yamaha RD125 DX

1981 Austin-Morris Sherpa 2.0 Autosleeper

1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

Big up K Sealin ACTION YO seems to have stopped ye coolant loss for the mo.  We shall see.

 

 

"It'll deffo get to Autoshite - never broken down M9. Ded reliable."

 

Wonder who it was saying that just last night, eh?



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:02 PM

It hasn't broken down!  I have just been for a zippy drive in it, up and down some actual roads.  Coolant level stable.  K Seal WINNAFLUID seems to be working.    Anyway, the plan is to torture you in the Dolly, or even the super-shonkster XJS if that gets fixed in time.   


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1979 Lancia Beta 1600 Coupe (work in progress) 

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1983 Rover SD1 2600 SE

1992 Jaguar XJS 4.0 (work not in progress)

1994 UMM 4x4 Alter II - Phase 3 - 2.5D

1998 Honda CG125 CDI

2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD Estate


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:17 PM

I haz wantz for XJS's


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