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by scoobyh123
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

They did mention it on the phone yesterday but I've forgotten, I was just so pleased when they told me they'd fixed it. But failing ECU/CCU is a serious issue for many vehicles. I wonder if it is possible to 'download' the contents of these things and then upload to run on something like a Raspberr...
by scoobyh123
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

That's great news Mark! Did they indicate which component had failed?
by scoobyh123
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

Damned Cheek! My browser updated just a few days ago so their excuse of an old browser doesn't hold water! More likely the bloke who knew about Rover 800 stuff has left (maybe works for BBA now! :P :lol: ) and the rest of them have no idea. Fingers crossed BBA will come up with something though! :wi...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

My line of thought was if you have to get another CCU then you could either get a fob programmed to it or have the immobiliser bypassed, neither are cheap options but better than scrapping the car. The other option would be a matched set of fob, CCU, ECU and if yours is late enough, the RF receiver ...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

It won't be terminal Mark : http://www.automotiveelectronic.co.uk/cars/roverimmobiliser.htm As for your existing CCU, i don't think a detailed schematic of the CCU exists, maybe somewhere in the inner bowels of a Rover technical library that has long since been forgotten. If you can locate the pin t...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

I think it's a slightly earlier one Mark (Mk2a) so won't have the same immobiliser circuitry as yours does - i know when i changed the CCU on mine (1994) i didn't have any problems, literally plug'n'play.

As far as i know, the earlier CCUs can be fitted in later cars and they will run.
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

What year is the car and what is the part number of the CCU Mark? Should be YWCabcde(f) - 5 or 6 digits depending on year made etc. I may have a spare one, not 100% sure but if i do i have to say it's untested and i can't test it at present due to a slight lack of available Rover! (Still at the MoT ...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: ARGH RAIN
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: ARGH RAIN

Wet stuff is definitely not pleasant to work in, done it way too many times over the years and paying the penalty now so if you can avoid it then so much the better! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Non Car Sales and Wants!
Topic: Model Rover 800
Replies: 21
Views: 24484

Re: Model Rover 800

As i've always understood it, Mk2a was 92-96, Mk2b was 96-99 under BMW plundering. The models are not correct in many details, good facsimile but not perfect. The wheels appear to be an approximation of Prestige wheels on the Vitesse Fastback model and i have known of at least two Mk2b Fastbacks wit...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Non Car Sales and Wants!
Topic: Model Rover 800
Replies: 21
Views: 24484

Re: Model Rover 800

Hmmmmm, had a quick search for images of 800 fastbacks and after weeding out the various Mk1s and the images that didn't show things either way, came across these : https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazine/app/uploads/2019/06/110907_117_rov-765x481.jpg http://www.aronline.co.uk/images/convoy_06.jpg ...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Non Car Sales and Wants!
Topic: Model Rover 800
Replies: 21
Views: 24484

Re: Model Rover 800

Those seats are definitely from the 75, serious detail error there! I can see what you mean about the waistline, it's not right but i can't put my finger on it. Not sure the Mk2 came with a spoiler as standard though?
by scoobyh123
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: My Rover 827 Sterling Option Pack 1989
Replies: 43
Views: 2650

Re: My Rover 827 Sterling Option Pack 1989

Superb as always Stephan! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 144
Views: 13987

Re: Fastback's cars.

That handbrake trim panel is the dogs danglies Mark!

Shame about the 6th light finishers but as you say, at least you found it now before refitting them and have a solution! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder

I think I'm correct in saying that the only genuinely critical element that needs to match up is the number of hydraulic connections, and the bore size of the master cylinder. Everything else could theoretically be adapted (eg connection threads, reservoir locations). Doesn't answer your question t...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Alternate Brake Master Cylinder

I think you'll have to be a pioneer on this one Scott! Don't forget though, just because it looks the same on the outside, it doesn't always follow on the inside - SJC10007 and SJC10005(?) look the same but the first is for ABS the second non-ABS. Just looked up the clutch hydraulics on an MG TF : h...