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#1 OFFLINE   Steve79

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:40 PM

Sat here freezing my nads off waiting for a train to north somerset

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Doing it yourself then dude? Good luck and God speed!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

Yep, if a job wants doing, do it yourself and don't rely on fecking idiots!

Not been on a local train for ages, GWR have spent some money for once and seats are comfortable and nicely trimmed, even got a seat with a 3pin plug and usb chargers!

All aboard!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:06 PM

Are you sitting behind a smurf?
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:07 PM

Got retroshite entertainment for the journey as well

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

Her hair is pretty wild, might be a relative of sonic!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:08 PM

7 hours and no news, is there a shitter MIA?

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

Relax! It's a Rover.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:21 PM

WCPGW?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

WCPGW?


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Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

North Somerset isn't that far from Bristol at all. I hope he didn't get caught up on one of the big the accidents that happened around here.
Current Fleet:
1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

Finally got to my destination and the longboat is present and correct

 

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Got invited in for a cup of tea and a biscuit by the widow of the previous owner. She was quite upset to see the car go but acknowledged that it was time to let it go. Its not been driven at all since October so isn't doing any good just sat on the driveway.

 

Had to jump start it as lets just say the battery currrently fitted is woefully not up to the task

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It fired up the first time and so i bid the old dear good day and off i went.

 

Apologies for no pez shot as 1/4 tank was deemed sufficient for the journey back to Bristol.

 

Back in Bristol here is what we have

 

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The drive back was interesting to say the least. The brakes leave a lot to be desired and are very uneven. This is probably due to the partially seized passenger front brake caliper, which also explains the leisurely performance and red hot wheel!

 

Battery definitely needs changing as its definitely too small. Will need to find out the correct size. 

 

Ride seems extremely floaty which is disconcerting so will need to see what shocks are like.

 

But all in all it seems to be a decent enough car, Its now in for MOT so lets see what happens.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

HGF ofc

 

I can confirm that OMGHGF has NOT occured and water and oil are  in the correct places



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

Bloody lovely.  I'm more and more enamoured of mine.  Can I have your towbar?

 

It's a pity you're so far away, we have twins!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:22 PM

I know what you mean. The seats are comfy, not as comfy as my XJ8, but comfy enough.

Once the brakes are addressed and the MOT's passed the i can get on with putting a few miles on it.

Sorry, towbar needs to stay put for occasional trailer towing duties.

Funny how are's are both the same year, spec and colour.

Really need to also address the dash and glovebox warping!

As an aside. I was shopping round for insurance quote for this and it was coming up with over £250 on meerkat.

Peter S Taylor brokers were recommended by someone on here previously and for classic fully comp, agreed value with 3000 miles limited per year they came up with £94.40 which obviously i took!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:30 PM

That's funny, I wanted the towbar for exactly the same purpose!  What a coincidence!

 

Re the dash: it seems TADTS so I've decided I can live with it.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:54 PM

Sweet car man. I have owned many a Rover 800 except for the Mk2 Fastback. Here are my current lot:

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My old 820i SE (Sold)
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I wish I never sold it, it was a pretty nice 820, but sadly my situation conspired against me; it broke down and wouldn't start, I had it recovered to some chap I knew, but things got a bit tougher, promises broken and financial situation was getting worse, I stuck it on eBay and it sold for a measly £100. :(

I've got a few Mk1s aswell;

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825 Sterling:
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1987 820E:
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Most of these are sadly looking quite sorry for themselves now, they were due to be moved to a new home but my situation has suddenly worsened and I simply cannot afford the time/money to move these now.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:02 PM

i really like these, but as a local radio DJ I cant bring myself to own one due to Alan Partridge connotations.

Once my radio days are over i'll be giving one a try
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

As predicted, we have an MOT failure.

Mate from MOT station has called to say:

NSF caliper has limited movement and brake pad on that side is knackered.

Apart from wiper blades and the insecure battery, the only other thing is the exhaust emissions. He's put it through 3 times and can't get it to go below 1% and thats with chucking in cat cleaner as well.

It had under 1/4 of a tank when collected and i did chuck about 5 litres in before dropping off at the mot station.

Thinking about it, it was pinking a bit under moderate acceleration going up hills on the way back home.

Apart from replacing the obvious like spark plugs, fuel filter and new fuel, is there anything else i shiuld be looking at?

He did suggest it may need a new cat, but i think this was only replaced around 4-5 years ago.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:22 AM

Service items a good start, but an Italian tune up would probably work wonders too. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:40 AM

I had the same thought about italian tune up. Its 43 miles back home from burnham and i made sure i accelerated pretty hard for parts of the journey.

The condition of the oil and coolant suggest its been serviced VERY recently but will change the pkugs and fuel filter to be on the safe side.

Would i get a better emissions reading if i made sure that the engine was red hot after a few high speed runs and then getting it tested immediately after?
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:43 AM

Engine doesn't have to be red hot, but I must admit that last year, the tester had to hold my Honda at 3000rpm for a couple of minutes before doing the test, as it just wasn't getting the cat warm.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:27 AM

Plugs first - then some VMax - and then it's time to get things red hot.  If you're friends with the tester, ask him to be ready when you rock up at the garage 'post tune up'.

 

This looks smashing - well done.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:01 PM

Lovely car sire. I think I need a Rover in my life.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:15 PM

i really like these, but as a local radio DJ I cant bring myself to own one due to Alan Partridge connotations.
Once my radio days are over i'll be giving one a try


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

Oooh, I need to scratch the 800 itch some day, I almost pulled the trigger on one years ago but the insurance for an 18 year-old was ridiculous!



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

i really like these, but as a local radio DJ I cant bring myself to own one due to Alan Partridge connotations.

Once my radio days are over i'll be giving one a try

 

 

Lovely car sire. I think I need a Rover in my life.

 

 

Oooh, I need to scratch the 800 itch some day,

Despite what I said above about being highly enamoured of mine, I still have the CF itch that I really need to scratch.  There's going to be an almost identical car to Steve's available very soon with a brand new MoT, and only 42,000 miles up.  I will very much regret letting it go, but if it's the only way to get myself into a CF, then so be it.  The CF will most likely be available come the autumn and I'll be hankering for a nice Rover again!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

I have owned my 1992 820SI for 16 years and I know they are very sensitive to plugs re the emissions so try a new set. NGK BK6RE if my memory is any good. Maybe the cat was replaced 4-5 years ago but it may have been a cheap one. Mine only lasted one year when it passed at under 0.5% Co. But mine being an early Mk2, it can be passed as a non cat car which yours is not, looks like its a 95 reg. Also try a new oxygen sensor, they are easy to replace.

 

My car is non air con and needs a 480 CCA battery so if you have air con, an 075 550 CCA may be what you need . Just bought one from the bay for £41.95 and with a four year warranty.

 

Great looking car. Enjoy!


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:06 PM

Love it! Would love to own one one day when I don't have a long commute!
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