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by scoobyh123
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

No worries Charles, getting a bit sleepy myself too! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Hmmm, had forgotten you mentioned injector cleaner recently. Give the meths a try but can you remember what the compression figures were and did you disable the fuel pump before doing the compression test/ Also was it the last cylinder you tested?
by scoobyh123
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

It should fire more or less instantly if you let the PGM-Fi light go out then turn to the start position. Something else you could try before getting the compression tester out : https://www.toolstation.com/methylated-spirit/p99550 Add that to 1/4 tank or less of petrol - don't add any petrol just t...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

When you start the car Charles, if you turn the key to position 2 (igniton and other warning lights, no starter action yet), you should see the "PGM-Fi" warning light illuminate for a few seconds and hear the fuel pump hum at the same time. Do you wait for the PGM-Fi light to go out before turning t...
by scoobyh123
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 68
Views: 1680

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Lithuanian lock now fitted to TBT by locksmith and car will now start! It's only been over a month! Fairly reasonable fee of £60 to come out and exchange it. At long last, i've found the little cover that goes on the end of the pod the Climate Pack sits in, three-ish inches long by about an inch wi...
by scoobyh123
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Turbo Coupe
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Turbo Coupe

This sounds worrying : "Interior is clean with no ripsaw major marks. Interior is luxury and comfortable. Very slight dash lift but not bad from what I’ve seen of others. Recently developed a leak on the inside. We think from the scuttle panel." The scuttle panel wasn't really intended to stop leaks...
by scoobyh123
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Have you got a battery hydrometer Charles? You can pick them up for a few quid on fleabay or most auto factors. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Battery-Hydrometer-Car-Motorbike-Van-Tester-Lead-Acid-Electrolyte-Level-Density/192939764209 Once charged, if you unscrew each cell cap in turn on the battery an...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Limo For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Limo For Sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-827-SI-6-door-Limousine-seats-8-only-32k-mileage/383041046037?hash=item592f068615:g:wqQAAOSwHIVdJOqV If it is a 98 then shouldn't it be a 2.5 KV6? Thank god it's not green and cheaper or I'd have it just to see the Misses's face... There was a black one on C&C too. ...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Interesting write up of this mod Dave. Would it be possible to change the alternator to a different specification to get similar results that you've got since this mod? If only! The alternator fitted to the 825/827 is only found on one other vehicle in this country, the Honda Legend 2.5/2.7 and jus...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

All the information on the top sticker refers to the battery type (100) and the DIN and ETN numbers are just different ways of referring to it. The "tradeclub.co.uk" is the Vauxhall Trade Club : https://tradeclub.co.uk/Home I'd be fairly confident in suggesting it's a calcium battery, i'm not sure w...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

You're welcome Charles - really only the tip of the iceberg but enough to explain it and give an understanding of what's going on. I've had many headaches over the years since (and at!) Tech College trying to work out this that and everything else. Most of the stuff about the calcium batteries is fa...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Coolant Tank/Reservoir
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Coolant Tank/Reservoir

scotty2 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:32 am
Dave, I have an old leaky tank I could send you?
PM address and I'll post it to you.
PM sent! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Sadly you're no further forward with Googles "explanation" Charles! It only tells you what you already knew! Think of the alternator as a battery charger, powered by the engine turning. A bit like an overgrown dynamo which in some ways it is but a dynamo puts out dc current (the same as a battery) b...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

That's an excellent price considering the higher 78ah output. I guess whatever the amp rating, the alternater will utilize a set amount of current before it shuts on/off ? There seems to be many different and conflicting theorys about the workings of alternators floating around the internet. I'm no...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 575
Views: 42026

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

This is the best price I've seen for the Bosch. I understand the size is 100. My brain is abit frazzled after searching the net for the last 2 hours with regards to batteries. :| https://i.postimg.cc/Lq3BW423/Capture-2019-07-10-10-51-48.png Try this for price Charles : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-...