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by Manalishi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

The Black Vitesse is still running as it should, so hopefully the starter switch did the trick. Now I have a new small niggling fault that started during the last few weeks of last season really, but I never bothered. I think it's ABS-related. As I drive away, the first time I put my foot on the bra...
by Manalishi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: As if I don’t have too much to do...?
Replies: 35
Views: 2018

Re: As if I don’t have too much to do...?

Yes Dave. Never got around to do it earlier.
by Manalishi
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: As if I don’t have too much to do...?
Replies: 35
Views: 2018

As if I don’t have too much to do...?

Today I started ripping the Austin apart. It’s been garaged for way too long. It has to get out on the roads this year. This minor project is about changing the dynamo. Not very complex but a lug in the old aluminium housing is shot and as the distrubutorn needs to come off it upsets the timing. Not...
by Manalishi
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

A short trip today. No problem. Knock on wood! :lol:
by Manalishi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: BREXIT - from my point of view.
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: BREXIT - from my point of view.

What Lodein said. Unfortunately I’ll be shopping in the EU from now on.

Our postal service takes its part and then the customs. Ok, to be honest I don’t care about the cost as I can afford it but the 3-5week delay is ridiculous.
by Manalishi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Kyle's New (Staff's Old) Bolero Vitesse Coupe
Replies: 13
Views: 8467

Re: Kyle's New (Staff's Old) Bolero Vitesse Coupe

That is a beautiful car! Bolero is stunning!
by Manalishi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Thanks guys! I hope it’s fixed too, there is nothing as bad as a unreliable car when it comes to starting. I really hope the switch does it, all connections and earth straps are ok so shouldnt be a problem.

Next is to sort some niggling electric gremlins I never got time for last year.
by Manalishi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Spring is here and so was my starter switch! Fitted it just now, very easily done. The steering column cowl was already off and the switch itself is only held by two very small screws. S bit fiddly but not hard. The switch has two multiplugs/connectors in the loom and they both go into the front of ...
by Manalishi
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: BREXIT - from my point of view.
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: BREXIT - from my point of view.

That sounds like a raw deal there Henrik! Sorry to hear that. I know a lot of people on the Volvo forum often buy parts from Skandix and other companies in Germany and they are having trouble with deliveries, both in terms of delays and also costs - the minimum shipping charge to the UK now seems t...
by Manalishi
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: BREXIT - from my point of view.
Replies: 11
Views: 965

BREXIT - from my point of view.

To start with - and let me be very clear - I'm not opening this as a "BREXIT yay or nay"-thread. I understand every person in the UK has their own political view on this and I can see benefits on both sides of the story. But let me tell you what it means to me, as I live in another country in the EU...
by Manalishi
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

Excellent! Thanks Dave!
by Manalishi
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

I’ve ruled out anything charging related. But the leads from/to starter including earth straps is a good tip. Looking at these pics, What is the ignition switch and how Easy is it to remove? I haven’t really dug into it yet just making a visual check. Looking at it I think that it's the black plasti...
by Manalishi
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

With those symptoms Henrik, i'd be looking at the ignition/starter switch on the end of the steering lock/ignition barrel. Fairly easy to change if you have a spare and i'm fairly sure the Mk1 and Mk2 used the same switch but would have to check. I may have a Mk2 switch somewhere, can't remember if...
by Manalishi
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

So, finally got the car back home, and I've gathered some clues here. The car started as normal! So I could drive it back home ithout any problem. Back home I turned it off and after that it wont start. So obviously there is some bad connections. Let me describe it: Turn the key to ignition. All lig...
by Manalishi
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)
Replies: 626
Views: 125638

Re: Manalishis Mk 1a 827 Vitesse (manual)

A failing battery can cause all sorts of wieeerd problems. In the Sterling, a random rise on the temperature guage which lead to stalling. Some cause for concern before I realised (I was fearing HGF, KV6) but at least it gave the staff at Crap Fit the opportunity to further flog and mock the dead h...