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by scoobyh123
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

I think so, i'll try and find some tomorrow if i have. Do you know the thread size? I know the head is 13mm but it's a flange bolt so normally the thread size is the next size up which would make it M10 - seem to recall the thread was M8 when i removed some of mine some time back.
by scoobyh123
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 91
Views: 4459

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Glad to hear it's running again Adrian! I assume you've fitted a new exhaust gasket? The other thought is if the head got so hot it caused the valve seats and gides to move, it was probably banana shaped in more than one plane. With that amount of heat, it's possible it has bent the exhaust manifold...
by scoobyh123
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 308
Views: 42623

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Fastback wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:47 pm

Also, is it possible to upgrade the 5th gear to something higher ratio?
Use the 5th gear mainshaft and countershaft gears from a diesel car with a PG1 - 220, 420, 620 diesels. The 5th gear on those is much higher than the petrol ones.
by scoobyh123
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe
Replies: 390
Views: 50312

Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

Ah! I think it's safe to say i well and truly got the wrong end of the stick! :roll: :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe
Replies: 390
Views: 50312

Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

I'd make a guess that it's lost its oil via the missing filler plug thanks to that garages incompetence. Echoes of the story of the Volvo back axle! I hope it's fixable with a new set of bearings, seals and little or nothing else! Might be just as easy to rebuild the one with the Tor-Sen diff instea...
by scoobyh123
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe
Replies: 390
Views: 50312

Re: Manalishis 820 Vitesse Coupe

That's a nuisance Henrik! Is this the one with the missing filler plug?
by scoobyh123
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 176
Views: 34842

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Looking good James! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Coupé Spares - free to good home!
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Coupé Spares - free to good home!

What bits are you after Ian?
by scoobyh123
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 239
Views: 12077

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

That's good progress Henrik - fingers crossed for the test now! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 222
Views: 33893

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Great work as usual Marc! You'll have to check the colour to get the right one but this stuff works well : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leather-Vinyl-Repair-Dye-Stain-Pigment-Paint-Colourant-Recolour-Worn-Sofa-Shoe/122424262898 It's a bit scary sanding the leather before applying but it works well. Th...
by scoobyh123
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 239
Views: 12077

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Hopefully the test doesn't reveal anything too nasty Henrik! Fingers crossed for you! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Congrats on the pass Scott, hopefully the ATF will work its magic over the coming year and it'll fly through next year. I've literally just returned from taking my Volvo for MoT and the emissions were 0.45% CO & 79 ppmHC - last year was 1%CO and similar HC, the only difference this year is it's had ...
by scoobyh123
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Don't think any warranty would hold as there is no guarantee that it wasn't poisoned by a misfire or hydrocarbons e.t.c. At £60 I'll happily take the hit and swap the old one back in keeping the new one for next years MOT. Bit of a shame on the warranty thing, when you remove the new one to refit t...
by scoobyh123
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Contacts in New Zealand (or Oz)
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Contacts in New Zealand (or Oz)

You're welcome Michael. Am i right in thinking yours is an 827? If so, he won't be able to tell much from the kit he's got for Land Rovers as it won't have the necessary leads for the 827 but most things on it have self-diagnostic outputs and/or lights - except the SRS system! That needss T4/Testboo...
by scoobyh123
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Odd that it still needed a new cat, was it under warranty?