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#31 OFFLINE   djimbob

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

I didn't notice you saying you would change the air filter, so if you did I apologise! Anyway, can't hurt to do it :)

 

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#32 OFFLINE   Steve79

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Haven't checked the air filter yet, but am pretty sure it will be clean as the rest of the fluids and filter look brand new.

 

Going back through the service history (which dates back to when the car was 2 years old) it looks like the car has had numerous failures on the carbon emissions after 2nd fast idle. All of these have been caused by failures in parts of the exhaust system which has had no fewer than 4 repairs to resolve these MOT fails.

 

Hopefully this will mean that its something minor like a manifold gasket or a blow on a join. I've ordered a load of parts from GSF and ECP which include the exhuast manifold gasket and even a Bosal cat. I'm hoping i won't need the latter, but with the 60% off at GSF yesterday, it only came to £60.00



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:20 PM

Have now checked air filter and its pretty much clean as a whistle.

With the lack of power when i brought the car home and the slight blowing noise from exhaust, i'm leaning towards part of the exhaust system being the main cause of the excessive carbon emissions. Especially as according the the service history this has been the primary cause where this has happened previously.

Exhaust manifold gasket is first port of call!

On a seperate note, which Lord Sterling will no doubt know the answer, does the 95 model year 800's have an obd2 port?

I've got a delphi ds150e clone so was querying compatibility.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

...On a seperate note, which Lord Sterling will no doubt know the answer, does the 95 model year 800's have an obd2 port?
I've got a delphi ds150e clone so was querying compatibility.


I'm afraid 800s are not OBD2 compliant. Only from the 75 onwards were they.

There may be a connector behind the triangular peice of carpet just forward of the centre console (around where your left knee and lower leg would be touching, but again, it is not OBD2 compliant. Back in the day, Rover used its own (even then - aging) technology and what have you to diagnose problems or check the car's general health out.

I understand there are some specialist Rover garages who are able to speak to the ECU usong thier own customised ECU diagnostics tools but I'm afraid I don't know who they are. I personally haven't touched my own cars for a few years.

There is/was a shiter on here (owns a Peugeot 607?) who developed a diagnostics tool for Rovers but how far back it goes and whether it's compatible with your car I don't know.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:18 PM

Bumhats, thought that might be the case.

Well i'll give 10 litres of Vmax a go as suggested and i'll change the manifold gasket and then see how we go.

Would definitely give the 825 and 820e a home if you ever want rid :)

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

There is/was a shiter on here (owns a Peugeot 607?) who developed a diagnostics tool for Rovers but how far back it goes and whether it's compatible with your car I don't know.

 

That would be dieselnutjob, thoroughly nice chap - I've seen the software in action on the 420 I bought from him and it's pretty impressive but no idea what else it can talk to. 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:01 PM

Been on a spending spree today and got all the necessary bits to do the job, or so i thought!

It was bad enough having to wait behind 10 other people at ECP today because of only one person manning the counter, despite the fact they seem to have more staff then their entire inventory of parts!

When they did eventually get someone on the other till, they were so incompetent that the original bloke had to take over anyway! (Grumpy thread rant over!)

Because of work being busy i've been lazy and got my mechanic mate to do the work!

Had a phone call off of him this afternoon to say what a b**tard of a job it was to get the calipers off as they were seized solid and needed gas to get them off.

Whoever changed the brake pads last time has majorly taken the piss. The nsf has a practically new pad with about 19mm of friction material left on it, the osf however is totally fooked and had basically no material left on it and crumbled into pieces when removed.

They obviously didn't fancy trying to wrestle with the osf caliper so only changed the nsf which is disgraceful and dangerous.

Manifold gasket turns out to be ok, but flexi downpipe is looking iffy and probably where the exhaust blow is coming from.

Got to go back to ECP tomorrow as then fuel filter they sold me is the wrong size, SHOCKER!
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Posted Today, 04:41 PM

Things are not going to plan and i ain't happy!

 

So after new discs, pads, osf brake caliper, thermostat and correct ngk spark plugs i thought all was golden and we're on the way to an MOT pass.

 

WRONG!

 

Went to pick it up and mate says it's smelling a bit 'fumey'

 

Dip stick out, filler cap off = OMGHGF MAJOR KETTLIDGE CARAMAC EVERYWHERE!!!!

 

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