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Cavcraft 2017: Another day, ANOTHER Rover!


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#901 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:25 PM

I think this is my favourite one so far, mainly becaus after this bit...

 

 

 

​6.29pm:

 

In car with keys, test drive commences.

 

...one must assume that this became apparent:

 

 

 

Tiny spot of mayo on oil filler cap, lots on dipstick and rad fan stayed on a couple of seconds after engine knocked off, plus the odd hunt at idle. Absolutely hums inside, most of clocks don’t light up, locks one in twenty attempts, glass misting up easily on inside...

 


And yet this still happened...:

 

 

 

6.34pm:

 

Car bought.


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#902 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:32 PM

Wouldn't worry too much about the misted up windows, Billy - mine does that, probably a shagged seal somewhere (haven't found mine yet). I actually came back to ice inside the car the other evening, none outside !


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:35 PM

Central locking/immobiliser via fob will be Lucas 5AS on that reg (Pektron from 53 reg on, right pain in the arse in the electric weirdness department)


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#904 OFFLINE   HH-R

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

Omg A/C!

Rear wiper is often chafed wires where it goes from car to tail gate. Might be causing central locking weirdness too.

The fob range of MG Rover era stuff is terrible, even with the Lucas bits. Apparently you can re route the antenna if you can be bothered.
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#905 OFFLINE   bezzabsa

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

Wouldn't worry too much about the misted up windows, Billy - mine does that, probably a shagged seal somewhere (haven't found mine yet). I actually came back to ice inside the car the other evening, none outside !

same  as my Punto last night....in 2.5 hours it had deposited a lovely coat of ice INSIDE the front and rear windows....and the Damn doors keep freezing solid onto the door rubbers ....WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ROOF RAILS..No need for the stoopid door seals that freeze then!!


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:01 AM

iXL top spec, way to go - should have height adjustable seats - good buy.

I'm not convinced height adjustable seats on R3s are a good thing.  The height adjustment gubbins are so bulky that even on its lowest setting the seat is higher than a non-adjustable seat, and headroom can start to get a bit tight for the taller gentleman.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:18 AM

Hmm, wonder if those wheels would fit a Dolomite.

They are a nice wheel, option i think. Need to did out my options book.


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#908 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:13 AM

My 45 iXL didn't have leather.

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#909 OFFLINE   clayts450

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:18 AM

Awaits daylight vampire photees with anticipation


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

Ditto on the interior steaming up and on occasion icing in my ZR.    Seems to be a feature.....

 

The rotary heater control on mine only turns halfway. Chief suspect is the Saab valve though I've yet to sort it.   If it gives you reasonable heat I'd live with it. 

 

If its a top spec 5 door does it not have electric rear windows?.   If so swish.    Mine just has a blank in the fusebox for rear leccy windows though to be fair its a 3 door so that wasn't really going to happen.  



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

Don't think it has the luxury of rear electric windows, Skut

 

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May have some luxury* additions if the first owner went to town on the options

 

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:37 PM

missted/iced up windows seems to be a legacy of the luxury* of an sunroof


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:39 PM

No sunny on my Streetshite, but I point the finger of suspicion at the roof rails.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:58 PM

My 25 Impression has full leather,but plastic gearknob & steering wheel.Also has alloys.but manual windows & mirrors  :-(


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#915 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:24 PM

Ah yes, colour coded bumpers. The rear one is the colour coded to another colour of car.

 

 

 

Oh, and my mate from 'the yard' has offered me £150 collected.


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#916 OFFLINE   HH-R

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

Rear electric windows on a 200/25 are very rare -just on one trim level IIRC

#917 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:34 PM

My 25 GLi that I sold to Landymann had electric rear windows.  Mind you, that was made in the last few months of production so by then they were probably just bunging in whatever they could find lying about.


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