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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125304122495
  2. Minor update on the fleet: Panda has been sold (to another shiter :)) The Streetwises power steering woes have fixed themselves And i've finally got round to using the R8 a bit more - needed a jump start as it's been sat for a while but still drives great! Just been for a leisurely drive around the peak district to charge the battery. AND I've found an original 200 series sales brochure on ebay from 1992. Am I going to be spending my Sunday evening reading about 90s Rover trim levels? Yes.
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/354045905918?hash=item526ec7cbfe:g:a4kAAOSw3-xidN6s R8 with some pecular streetwise-esque bodykit. There is a lot going on here.
  4. Wish I screenshotted this, but had so many idiots messaging me when I sold an E36 coupe on Gumtree many years back. It went something like this: Scumbag: 300 Me: The price is £500, i'm confident it's worth this so that's the only price i'll accept. Scumbag: i can only do 300, im already on the train now, so can you refund my ticket? Me: ?!?!?!?!?! That E36 in particular really drew the scumbags out of the woodwork.
  5. A few Astra F's for sale atm! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185385767487?hash=item2b29da523f:g:RvoAAOSwoSRiWEZt https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265640385732?hash=item3dd9669cc4:g:WJkAAOSwnpRiVTlC https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275264021090?hash=item401703a262:g:ZdYAAOSw3KViUwpX
  6. Panda update! What is this, a BATTERY FOR ANTS? Anyway, the rocker cover gasket is leaking oil from pretty much every possible angle 😆 Definitely one of the more fiddly rocker cover removals - mostly because of some extremely brittle plastic clips that hold the injector wiring. They pretty much disintegrated when I touched them. Oh well! Cleaned the mating faces, added some RTV sealant and re-assembled. And a new air filter while i'm here. Next up, a deep-ish clean on the outside. A jet wash in Morrisons after a sausage roll, then some autoglym bumper plastic restorer on the plastics. This stuff smells great. Finally some t-cut on the yellow-ey headlights and a quick wipe - it actually looks pretty good for a 9 quid roffle win!! Current job - apply copious amounts of cleaning products on the seats and hope for the best.
  7. A change of topic is good - this is fast becoming a thread about Rover power steering systems which no-one (including me) wants Speaking of which.... time for another go New belt on! Checked the tensioner while I was there - it feels fine. It's turning freely and there's no play in it which is good. I've clean a fair amount of muck off the pulleys while I was there too... and it's actually made a difference! It's not perfect, but the juddering is definitely less!! So maybe a combination of a slightly looser belt (5mm...) and some grime on the pulleys has been causing it to slip? Next time i'm under the bonnet, i'm going to give the pulleys a second clean and see how it goes. Definite headway though Thanks for the suggestions everyone! HOWEVER. Being the Streetwise, it's not going to let me off that easily. While taking it for a spin to test the new belt, the "boot open" dash warning light has started flickering on and off while driving. I suspect some water ingress to some cabling somewhere as it's been raining today. To quote myself: "I really don't know why I bother with this car."
  8. I'll try grab a video next time i'm out in it - might not be possible to see it as it's quite subtle, you can definitely feel it though! I've flushed the fluid, it wasn't even that bad. Definitely not bright red, but not brown either. I've seen much worse I think tomorrow i'll take the belt off again and clean the pulleys in case there's anything that's contaminated them. Failing that, yeah, might be time to swap the pump!
  9. More Streetwise steering juddering debuggery. Tried oiling the UJs, but no difference yet. One thing I have noticed is that the juddering only happens when the engine is on a low idle... at startup when it's idling at 1300 RPM it seems fine, but once it's up to temperature and at 900RPM, it's juddery. If I rev the engine while steering the juddering improves. Not really sure what this tells me - belt slipping perhaps? Pump failing? To be continued.
  10. Could be - I need to have a poke at all the suspension bits! Job for next week. Unfortunately it's a bit of a thing for Rovers too, I've heard a few similar stories now
  11. Tried getting to the bottom of the Streetwise's steering judderyness today to no avail. New drive belt fitted (literally a 2 minute job, nice surprise!) and some new fluid, but still seems to judder. I'm at a bit of a loss with it, it only judders at low speeds when the car is moving, but when dry steering or at any reasonable speed it's perfectly smooth. The old belt was a 3PK750, the new one was 3PK755, but both seem to be valid for the K series. I'm tempted to just leave it and see how it goes, it's not even that noticeable and i've hit my knowledge limits here... Also made a start tarting up the Panda today - being a cheapskate i'm not paying for official Fiat wheel trims, so bargain bin wheel trims and stickers it is. Also some fault finding on the 12v socket, it's not worked since I got it. The plastic had mostly disintegrated and I think it's shorted as the fuse had blown. Luckily parts are cheap and it's an easy fix. It lives!
  12. Oh nice - I'll take a look at his Twitter! Same sentiment about the Streetwise, I used to think they looked a bit silly when it came out, but it's really grown on me over the past few years. There's another one for sale at a dealer about a mile away from me and I have to keep telling myself not to buy it...
  13. I do like a car progress thread so here's my own. Currently consisting of 3 scrappers: 1. This Rover 216 GSI. My favourite car i've ever owned, unlikely to ever sell it, probably because it has that Rover R8 smell. Bought blind on eBay for £500 in 2020, spent a few hundred on a mini restoration and that's about it. Drives great, nothing really wrong with it, so it's actually quite boring thread material. 2. This Rover Streetwise. Bought as a curiosity/semi-daily driver and it's effectively become my nemesis. It's a project drive car so it feels cheap, but that's not my real problem... in 1ish years of ownership i've had the following delights: - Tensioner AND water pump bearing failure led to the cambelt eating itself, jumping some teeth and mashing my valves. Head off and new gasket/belts etc. Not fun. Picture from last year. - A few months later, it started burning lots of oil on startup... head off again and turned out to be dodgy stem seals. - The boot wiring had frayed in the boot lid causing the rear lights, heated rear screen to break, that needed soldering back up - The roof lining is coming loose and there's a water leak in the boot. Not bothered about fixing these just yet. - Then some absolute scumbags stole the cat (along with the oxygen sensor) and made a pigs ear of it Now i've got the car back with a new exhaust, the power steering has started to become heavy/juddery. So next job is to swap the belt and fluids and hope to god it's not the pump. I really don't know why I bother with this car. 3. This cheese demon Fiat Panda. Unexpected roffle win from @Gman88667733, timing was very convenient given the exhaust theft on my streetwise. Wasn't expecting to like it, but it's actually a lot of fun to drive, even ~250 miles of motorway driving was quite fun. Much nicer to drive around the city than the streetwise. Not really sure what my long term plans for the Panda are. Short term, it's going to get a deep clean, some wheel trims, headlight restoring stuff, a service and there's a bit of oil weeping from the rocker gasket. Update grumbles to follow.
  14. These do look good white... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203833567500
  15. Saloon Ronda Concerto https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134003462260
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