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#1 OFFLINE   Steve79

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:57 AM

I've decided that the e28 shouldn't really be pressed into service as a wbod for various reasons with the primary one being that the heater is currently non functional due to a knacked control valve.

As i'm temporarily unemployed the need has arisen to have something a tad more sensible to run as a wbod.

Scumtree has yielded a suitable candidate from one of the less salubrious areas of Bristol. I'm on my way to collect now in the E28. If you haven't heard from me in the next hour i've either broken down or been murdered!

Or both!


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:00 PM

Good luck chap!
Read about my chod based adventures here:
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:13 PM

How will you get the e28 back?


It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:10 PM

Wifes driving it

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 01:13 PM

I've managed to avoid both breaking down and also being murdered to bring you this diz (not pez) shot update.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:21 PM

You got a bargain for once :-D  :-D



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:26 PM

Mmmmmm, very nice. What's the spec?
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Gannin' along the Scotswood Rooooooad... in my 9-5 Aero.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:35 PM

The drive back home was interesting to say the least!

 

It was clear that the Rover hadn't been driven in a good few months. The brake discs were rusty as you like and it smoked a little on startup. It seemed to drive round the block ok and idled cleanly so paid up and off i went.

 

All was well for about five minutes until there was a funny burning smell! Pulling up to a set of traffic lights,i was rewarded with a cloud of acrid smoke emanating from the o/s front wheel. Hmm seized caliper then!

 

Decision, park up and wait for the disc to cool or press on for the remaining five miles home? The latter was chosen, reasoning that the cooling breeze from driving along would suffice!

 

Got back ok but disc was glowing cherry red. Rightly or wrongly, i lobbed four 2litre bottles of water at the offending disc to cool it down. Just been out in it and It seems to have solved the issue as the caliper is no longer binding.

 

I wasn't expecting a lot for the derisory amount that i paid for it but have been pleasantly surprised. The difference compared with driving a modern diesel is like chalk and cheese. The L-Series feels very agricultural and sounds like an old school diesel should - clattery. You have to drive it a totally different way as you don't get that instant response like on a modern turbo diesel. I had one of these diesels many years ago and forgot how much i enjoy driving them.

 

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Only bad part of the body, been hit in the past and lamp cluster has yellow car breaker writing on it.

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Best part though

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Seems that from looking at the MOT history, the car was off the road from 2011 through to 2017 which explains the low mileage. My guess is that an old giffer died and it got left in the garage. I've got zero history with it but it looks like it has been taken care of over the years.

 

Needs a few minor jobs doing such as aircon regas, tack the sacking headlining up, sort the saggy door trims out and try and fix the fecked Pekatron Trafficmaster clock.

 

The engine management light is on and delphi shows the code as P0251: Fuel Pump Control Unit - Signal out of range. I've tried resetting but light comes back on almost immediately. Its doesn't seem to affect the car in any way in terms of causing any performance, emissions or economy issues. Airbag light comes on intermittently which is hopefully just the seat connector.

 

Stank of dog as well so whole interior got the shake and vac treatment.

 

Service bits being acquired tomorrow as oil is black as night!


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:41 PM

Excellent choice Sir!

 

Interesting to see the gradual creep of Project Drive compared to my old one which was a year older.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

The trim quality compared with Vauxhall, Ford et al is a disgrace. I actually want to rip the faux wood out as it offends my eyes that much!



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:49 PM

L-series diesel for the win, well chodded sir.

 

Brakes on these 45/HHRs are a known weak spot - when I bought the V6 two of the calipers were completely FUBARed and binding for England. If you feel up to it definitely worth spending some time checking over the calipers as the guide pin bolts (especially the top ones on the front) have a propensity to seize, and the piston seals usually have bloody great holes in them. Bigg Redd do repair kits.

 

Clock - TADTS - replacing is a bit of a faff as it's centre console out I believe.

 

Whole heap of recommendations on P0251 over at MG-R Forums - start here, I reckon :

 

https://forums.mg-ro...277/index2.html

 

May just be an iffy sensor if you're lucky.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:51 PM

I had a binding caliper on my 400.
It locked on one day and the disc glowed a pretty orange colour.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:22 PM

Same with my 400 I ended up getting a couple of new callipers on mine, I think callipers on a 45/400 are service items.

That should last more than a few winters if looked after and it looks like a serious bargain.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:23 PM

The win level is strong with this thread.


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VAZ 2104, 2105, 2109 (That's going to be tricky)-Nissan Bluebird-A Yugo of some sort.

Can't help himself over Ladas.
Careful now.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:37 PM

I was expecting an absolute turd of a car before i turned up. Absolutely gobsmacked it was as good as it was. Owner was desperate to get it off her driveway as it hadn't been driven since July.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:01 PM

I may have accidently on purpose also be taking possession of another viking badged prize at the weekend with even lower mileage
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

It's not a 40,000 mile 25 GTi is it?


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:08 AM

Nice car that. I f I needed a 'modern' the 45 would be high on my list of choices. 
If I needed a truly new car I'd get a Honda CR-Z though.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:54 AM

It's not a 40,000 mile 25 GTi is it?


Don't even get me started. Thankfully not but it puts out similar bhp

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:28 PM

Clocked up 250 miles in this so far and can confirm that mpg around town seems to be 42mpg ish which isn't too bad.
 
I've narrowed the slightly lethargic performance down to one of two issues. Either the fuel pump timing solenoid or the pump ecu.
 
The engine won't rev over 4500rpm and is quite loud at idle (known in Rover circles as tractor syndrome).The part is also fitted to the transit duratorq engines so easily available. It doesn't both me that much as it achieves motorway speeds and beyond easily enough, but would like to address at some point (part is £170.00). If its the pump ECU, then it can be fixed for around £70.00
 
However, today's mission was to create a little more wind (quiet at the back!) from the interior fan. Speeds one and two were none functional (TADTS) and three and four provide way too much gusto for constant use.
 
Ebay provided one of these chinese, expertly crafted items. At least they used thermal paste
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Access is a bastard
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The correct method is to remove completely but i couldn't be arsed with that so it got twisted until i could pop the retaining pegs clear of the frame.
 
No one has been in here since it was built, although one bolt was slightly rounded off
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Yep that's had it!
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All put back together correctly and tested and wind on all speeds has been restored - although not in the right order!
 
For some bizarre reason, speed 2 is actually slower than speed one! My guess is that its been soldered incorrectly. Not a massive issue and will live with it. Off on a 80 mile round roadtrip tomorrow to Landfords Breakers to source some pre-project drive bits from a Rover 75 Conisseur SE that they're breaking.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:25 AM

The blower motor resistor that has been making the fan run at a higher speed on position one than two has now decided to get its act in gear and allow fan to now run in the correct speed order. Weird!

In other news, the pump timing Solenoid is definitely fecked. Just filled up after doing just over 100 miles since the last fill up and it took 15 litres which equates to around 32mpg ish. Solenoid is about £115.00 new but pump is a Bosch vp30 unit as fitted to Ford tddi and Duratorq so will nip down the breakers and see what they've got.

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:51 AM

Love this, looks clean. Wheels are nice, they are like mini serpents on a 75. Well bought.







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