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by Charles827si
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90007

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Apologies for confusion. I've bought fuel injector cleaner (or system cleaner) and meths seperately.

Used to get squealing sounds from the engine, until only recently.
Made me wonder if the belt is lose?
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90007

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Funnily enough Dave I just bought some fuel system cleaner with meths yesterday. I understand that you have to add it before topping up the fuel tank? Might be wrong. I know you mentioned this and adding ATF before. I looked for synthetic ATF on Monday. I could only see mineral on the shop shelves (...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90007

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Having pondered what to do about the coupe yesterday (and not done anything work wise on it yesterday evening) I thought I would see if it starts this morning. The battery was fully charged when I took the charger off yesterday. The car started first turn of the key (as it used to do regularly) I've...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Ebay, Autotrader and Other!
Topic: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles
Replies: 10
Views: 10355

Re: R24 AAB - Vitesse Coupe - immaculate - 189,900 miles

My coupe has both an engine oil leak and a power steering fluid leak ever since I've driven the car. The first few months owning, the coupe was parked up with a piece of plywood underneath it. Checking for such leaks whilst keeping the floor clean. :lol: Oddly enough, until last years MOT (when the ...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Coupé Spares - free to good home!
Replies: 17
Views: 7128

Re: Coupé Spares - free to good home!

The thread has been live for over a year Charles, if they're going to do it they'd best hurry! :wink: :D I've got 15" Mk1 Prestige (x4) alloys advertised on Ebay. The four that I had refurbished have been on ebay well over 2 years with currently 3 watchers. I've already reduced the price. I don't t...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 11112

Re: 800 Owners Club

Yup - Orwellian Dystopia is becoming more of a global reality every month this year.
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Coupé Spares - free to good home!
Replies: 17
Views: 7128

Re: Coupé Spares - free to good home!

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:33 am
Bumpety-bumpety-bump-bump-bump!

Still got a pair of coupe doors, seem to be in reasonable condition still. Maybe a few other bits as well...........
If somebody from the FB groups or club have read this, they could put a message out on their websites, or groups.. just a thought.
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 11112

Re: 800 Owners Club

A blame game - i think there might be more to that than you think Charles. Just my opinion based on observations but it seems people who were once active members on here no longer visit the forum since the advent of Alex's club. Faceache has a lot to answer for, a lot of people see it as some kind ...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 11112

Re: 800 Owners Club

I read this at the time Dave, but I took the conversation there as ideas for a club and nothing concrete. I hadn't taken the time to read to the last post. I don't wish to sound doom and gloom, and I don't want to undermine the efforts of either club. These are commendable efforts by both, even if n...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 11112

Re: 800 Owners Club

Dave, This is the very point that I've made in a somewhat veiled way. There is no communication from the clubs outside of Facebook. Right? Until you mentioned that there was a new 'Rover 800 Club' (which conveniently has the word owners left out of the title) I had no idea, none whatsoever that ther...
by Charles827si
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 11112

Re: 800 Owners Club

I'm trying to put a brave things on things Chris :) With my woes with the coupe and lack of interaction on the forum it's difficult to be encouraged. There's only really Dave keeping the forum alive and Daves given me far more help and advice for nothing than anybody. In comparison I've heard virtua...
by Charles827si
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Car Chat
Topic: 800 Owners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 11112

800 Owners Club

Ive been thinking about my membership of the 'Rover 800 Owners Club' for a while. This morning I thought I would write in a new thread about my own thoughts/experience. I didn't want to revive an old thread because the last topic thread posted last year about the club vs forum was somewhat controver...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90007

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? Sorry Dave, I'll have to be off tonight. I'll let y...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90007

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Except it hasn't fired up instantly for about 2 weeks now, and as I say Dave I always wait for the PGMFI light to extinguish to make sure the fuel pump is primed. So what I've suggested is; there are other problems. And I already know the cylinder is bad because I did the compression test last year,...
by Charles827si
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90007

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 ...