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by Charles827si
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Apologies Dave for the late reply. I meant to buy a battery hydrometer today but I didnt get time. What I have done is fitted a brand new (qa tested) Varta Silver Battery (77AH) from a local motor factor. £85.50.. very good price. However while the car seems happier to start, its not been the case e...
by Charles827si
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Since I took the battery charger off two days ago, (around 95% full charge) the car does not crank any better from cold. However its still fine after a run. This morning, ive put the charger back on at work. As far as I can tell, the needle has dropped back to roughly the same position as the first ...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

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?
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

https://i.postimg.cc/SYCPQbhF/20190710-204501.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RN1Yjmdw/20190710-204532.jpg There are two sticky labels on the battery. One that says 'Trade Club Battery' The sticker on the top end reads the technical points. Nowhere that I can see does it read calcium or lead types. The pa...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Yes Dave, there is alot more to what I already put earlier. It's a complex science for me and one which I didnt really have time to get into. I remember ohms law as an engineering student but I never since put that to good use. Thanks for taking the time to fully write about this subject ! Anyway, I...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

I just re-read what I typed on that subject of alternators and I see now I came across rather senselessly.. Just by putting into Google what an alternator does, this is the search result; - An automotive charging system is made up of three major components: the battery, the voltage regulator and an ...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

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.
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

If they're going to do it properly, they'll charge the battery before testing it. You can't test a flat/half-flat battery, it's likely to blow up. That means they need it for a few hours to charge the battery. However, don't waste your money on a Bosch battery. Compare these two batteries : https:/...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

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. :|

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by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Is it a calcium battery Charles? If so, you might find that the battery is still ok and the "problem" is actually the car, specifically the alternator. It was designed for a plain lead-acid battery, calcium technology replaces the lead-antimony coating on one set of plates with silver-calcium. Calc...
by Charles827si
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Today I had an initial thought about my battery going bad. Because in the last week, I've had a delayed start upon cranking. Normally the car fires into life instantly from cold. I used the car this morning and it was slow to start again (but not as bad as last night) The battery is fortunately stil...
by Charles827si
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

scoobyh123 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:23 pm
Something to keep you amused anyway Charles! :wink: :D
Indeed :D. I guess there are always jobs, big or small, niggling or easy.. :D
by Charles827si
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 interior
Replies: 29
Views: 7713

Re: Mk2 interior

scoobyh123 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:25 pm
It's good stuff, used it during my apprenticeship for protoype building and such like. I had totally forgotten it until Mark mentioned it though. :wink: :D
I can see various uses for this product with the 800.
Many various brittle plastics that break and snap on these cars with age.
by Charles827si
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 90006

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Thats another fun job for next weekend.
Cheers for the step by step process Dave :D
by Charles827si
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 interior
Replies: 29
Views: 7713

Re: Mk2 interior

I'll have to buy some Milliput. My dad use to use it on his radio controlled model air craft and tamiya radio controlled trucks back in the mid 80's. The repairs were long lasting. It's a pity he didnt keep some of his models longer, they are worth a small fortune now..when they appear on Ebay or Gu...