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by aryan57
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Been a member for a while but new car arrived
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Been a member for a while but new car arrived

Your coupe looks gorgeous Tim. Forget about a bare metal respray and just enjoy it!
by aryan57
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: OBD2 Reader.
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

OBD2 Reader.

Can anyone who understands these things give a recommendation for a good OBD2 reader, please. I am taking on a 2000 year car from 1st February which is OBD2 compliant. Preferably the cheapest one that still does the job.
by aryan57
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Volvo Diesel.
Replies: 24
Views: 6004

Re: Volvo Diesel.

I have read with great interest the comments from Chris and Dave on Dual Mass Fly wheels. I asked at the garage about this, why do manufacturers fit them? I was told that in their view, it was just a way for manufacturers to make more money. They said that they had had a Mondeo' in, used as a taxi b...
by aryan57
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Volvo Diesel.
Replies: 24
Views: 6004

Re: Volvo Diesel.

Thanks for further advice re the Volvo diesel I am taking on at the end of this month. Good advice and as I always do, I will change the engine oil, filter, and the gearbox oil before I do many miles in it. It is reassuring to hear that the Aisin-Warner 4 speed auto box has a good reputation. Not su...
by aryan57
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Volvo Diesel.
Replies: 24
Views: 6004

Re: Volvo Diesel.

Thanks gentlemen, I had the feeling that if I asked the question on this forum, I would get the info that I sought. Thanks for all the links supplied, they were very useful. The car is a P1, the last of the chunky shape Volvo's, red Metallic with a light color cloth interior Called on the couple who...
by aryan57
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: Volvo Diesel.
Replies: 24
Views: 6004

Volvo Diesel.

I was recently loaned a Volvo V70 diesel by a friend while my car was in the garage for MoT work. I know nothing about diesels but was very impressed with this car. It was reasonably quiet and seemed to be doing around 50 mpg on a long motorway trip. I have now been offered the chance to buy this ca...
by aryan57
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Honda Leaking Petrol Tank.
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: Honda Leaking Petrol Tank.

Thanks gentlemen, all recommendations gratefully received and noted. The tank slopes down to the rear and I am guessing that water , being heavier than petrol, has settled out in this part of the tank when the bike was not used for a time and has caused the internal rusting. The holes are not on a s...
by aryan57
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Honda Leaking Petrol Tank.
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Honda Leaking Petrol Tank.

My Honda Motor Bike has a leaking petrol tank. So far I have had no success at repairing it. I have tried Araldite, JP Weld and Granville Petro Patch. All leak again after a week. My lack of success is driving me nuts. There must be something out there that will do the trick. Looking for recommendat...
by aryan57
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Another vitesse now on the road
Replies: 8
Views: 2750

Re: Another vitesse now on the road

Good news Thomas. Congratulations!
by aryan57
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Merry christmas
Replies: 16
Views: 3543

Re: Merry christmas

Cant be a miserable old git can I! Merry Christmas to all Rover 800 fans. Have a good one! And hope you all get MoT passes and a trouble free New Year.
by aryan57
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: holy shit I've bought a turbo sport
Replies: 15
Views: 3753

Re: holy shit I've bought a turbo sport

The teabag tip sounds good Dave, I will try it myself!
by aryan57
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 180
Views: 24829

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

What a great looking car, looks like it has just left the factory. Its nice to see a car in this condition. Reminds me of the "Britisher Architect" advertisement for the 800 that used to run on British TV. Thanks for posting.
by aryan57
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Front Grille.
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Front Grille.

The Radiator Grille on my 92 820si is severely rusted and cant be saved so I am looking for a new grille. Anybody got one?
by aryan57
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mechanical engineers: Cover your eyes.
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Mechanical engineers: Cover your eyes.

As an ex Precision Engineer myself, congratulations. I mean the shim, not smacking yourself in the face with a spinning chuck, that was pretty foolish, to put it mildly. Dying is no way to make a living!
by aryan57
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Car Show and Meet Pictures
Topic: Pride of Longbridge 2015 (pic heavy)
Replies: 20
Views: 4282

Re: Pride of Longbridge 2015 (pic heavy)

Great picture of the skeleton in the rear seat of a Princess? i loved it! Looks like a good time was had by all. Well done that German visitor.