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Kiltox's 1997 Rover 216 Cabriolet (30/05 - Fixery)


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#31 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:56 PM

See, it's just like a bentley


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#32 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:02 PM

£35 to fill the LPG tank from empty. Could get used to this
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Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:55 AM

The 1.8t is a cracking engine.. just drop the oil every 8k or so. They can suffer from a blocked oil pick up pipe if its run too long between oil services.
Got a '97 a3 with this engine and just had it chipped at more bhp in crewe.. goes like a stabbed rat.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:37 PM

What oil does it take? Will change it as soon as I've sorted out the limp mode
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#35 OFFLINE   Agaboo

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:03 PM

I use 5w40 fully synthetic, euro do 5 litres of shell for 20 quid

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

There's one on pistonheads as shed of the week.

http://www.pistonhea...k-audi-a6/33639

First comment someone saying they couldn't possibly consider it due to it's steel wheels and trims. Says all you need to know and why i prefer it here!
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#37 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:33 PM

I use 5w40 fully synthetic, euro do 5 litres of shell for 20 quid


Sounds expensive.... I was hoping it'd get on with the 10w40 semi I put into most older stuff and buy by the 20L drum for much cheapness
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#38 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

There's one on pistonheads as shed of the week.

http://www.pistonhea...k-audi-a6/33639

First comment someone saying they couldn't possibly consider it due to it's steel wheels and trims. Says all you need to know and why i prefer it here!


Agreed, what a load of pretentious bullshit
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Posted 22 January 2016 - 01:41 PM

Wheel trims are truly an aphrodisiac.

Bollocks to pistonheads.
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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:33 PM

I LOOK for cars with wheeltrims. Balls to curbed, buckled alloys, inch high sidewalls or paying £150 a corner after hitting one of the millions of potholes on the roads.


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#41 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:39 PM

Yep, not exactly enthralled by the 17s and run flats on this A6
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Posted 22 January 2016 - 09:40 PM

Sounds expensive.... I was hoping it'd get on with the 10w40 semi I put into most older stuff and buy by the 20L drum for much cheapness

Fair do's.. personally for 20 sheets id take the better quality stuff thats fully synth.. but each to their own

#43 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 10:39 PM

I probably will buy the proper stuff

Think the lambda sensor is toast. No sign of it switching at all.

Wiring not as butchered as I thought but there's a wire spliced in from the LPG kit to its signal wire. Interestingly, that wire is showing ground which I doubt is correct.

Cut out the LPG wire and it picks up a bit better on petrol but is still in limp mode. New sensor time then I'll work out what's going on with the extra wire later
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#44 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 05:47 PM

New o2 sensor fitted and switching properly. Idles better too

Still none of that lovely lovely boost though :(

Mixture regulation code comes back on LPG but not on petrol
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

Yep, not exactly enthralled by the 17s and run flats on this A6

 

Runflats? For Realz? (or four wheels, I suppose)


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#46 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:41 PM

Runflats? For Realz? (or four wheels, I suppose)


Yeah, because it has LPG and no spare wheel as a result
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:49 PM

Ah, of course. Scourge of the devil. Runflats, that is.


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#48 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:59 PM

I fear that the turbo might be broken - I'm seeing reports of Passats with the same symptoms that have turned out to have had broken wastegates

Need to remove the cat and investigate.
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#49 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:37 PM

Just stuck an inspection camera down the lambda sensor hole pre cat - can't get a good look at the turbo but there's a load of white powder down there

Assuming it's not the worlds best* coke stash, new cat time?
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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:53 PM

Welcome to the world of ignoring motorcyclists, cutting up other drivers, habitat furniture and expensive gym memberships.

I iz not only tosser on autoshite.


Does that make me a mini-tosser then?

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:36 AM

Tried to get the cat off yesterday and failed miserably after hours of fiddling. Doesn't help that the Powerflow stainless exhaust has less joins in it than standard so I can't just undo the down pipe, need to access the impossible rear cat bolts.

Did identify that the sump plug wants replacing though:

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Probably returning for more pain today
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#52 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:03 PM

Couldn't be arsed today - might be forced to tax the 08 Vectra I brought home from my pitch last night to get me around whilst I swear at this some more

On the upside it managed to tow a dead Corsa a few hundred yards uphill before I started taking it apart without the ageing clutch giving up on me so that's something
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#53 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:08 PM

Bit modern for this place but I may have just bought a 2006 Fiat Panda with 180k on the clock....
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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:22 PM

I've quite fancied a modern Ponda. How are they?

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:24 PM

I haven't seen the car yet let alone driven it, bought it at auction using live bid having only seen a couple of photos

Did test drive a brand new one a few years ago and quite liked it though
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#56 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:23 PM

give them a year or two and breaking a rear light will write off the car.....


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#58 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:28 PM

give them a year or two and breaking a rear light will write off the car.....


Not as expensive as they look like they should be - £32 used and £64 new
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Posted 02 February 2016 - 01:34 AM

If they're good enough for James May to park between a vintage Roller and a modern Ferrari I think it's fair to give them a thumbs up from any sensible persons point of view.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:35 PM

Unseen auction cars. Just say no, kids! This message was brought to you from a recovery truck on the M4
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