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newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by Fatty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:07 pm

hi all,
last year my son in law brought home a 1997 rover 825 manual coupe, covered in green moss, been stored for a number of years with 2 sets of keys, manuals and service history and asked me if I wanted it. knowing I had rovers for years 2 p6 3500s
and 1 3500 auto. I cleaned and polished it every thing worked heated seats, sunroof, cruise control, windows, mirrors, cd disc player.
put it in for M O T flew through, been wax oiled from new, now its my pride and joy
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by dollysprint » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:17 pm

Welcome to the Forum, quite a rare beast a V6 manual.

Dave
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1993 Coupe 2.7 auto white gold 1
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:15 pm

Welcome aboard Fatty! Are you by any chance going to the BMC/BL show at Peterborough next sunday?

There's a lot of knowledge on here about the 800 so any questions, feel free to ask. Don't think your question is silly and don't ask - the only time a question is silly is if it isn't asked!

OK, OK, we'll ignore the genuinely silly questions for these purposes! :lol:

There are a lot of subtle mods, repairs/upgrades that can be done to keep your 800 in perfect working order, even if they might seem a bit unorthodox at first. They're all tried, tested and proven by us though.

You've got a great looking car there and a very rare one as well - Coupé with the KV6 and the manual (TorSen) box, great fun on bendy bits! :wink: :D

PS - we're not all called Dave on here! :lol:
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Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by zcar12 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:20 am

Welcome, Fanny, that a really great looking car you have there.

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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by SJG » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:31 am

zcar12 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:20 am
Welcome, Fanny, that a really great looking car you have there.
That made me chuckle
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:45 am

SJG wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:31 am
zcar12 wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:20 am
Welcome, Fanny, that a really great looking car you have there.
That made me chuckle
Oops! Finger Trouble! :oops: Wrong finger hitting the wrong button on the keyboard! Either that or Google Auto-Cow-Wrecks strikes again or as i prefer to call it, "Unpredictable Text" :wink: :D
Cheers,
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'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by Fatty » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:30 pm

thanks for making me feel welcome.

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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by Fastback » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:41 pm

Hello Fatty!

Great, another saved and back on the road. Don't believe everything you read about the KV6, it is a decent engine, just pushed into service too quickly by BMW. We (brother and I) have run KV6 for years and have both fixed and pre-empted the dreaded 'HGF'. There are now shim kits available to reposition the wet liners to the correct height for use with the multi layer type gaskets. Once done properly, a very solid engine and in manual form is surprisingly quick, I believe.
Mark
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'99 825 Sterling Fastback, up and running :D
'96 825 SLi Fastback, just waiting. :|
Previous:- 'J' 820Si Fastback, part Tickford
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by Nuts4my827 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:09 am

Welcome aboard.

That is one mega rare car.

IIRC only 25 KV6 Manuals were ever made.

I know someone with one. It needs a little TLC though. Another car for my list of To-Do's
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:56 am

Nuts4my827 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:09 am

IIRC only 25 KV6 Manuals were ever made.
Do you mean 25 KV6 manual Coupés Phil or 25 KV6 manuals across all body styles? I know there weren't many of either KV6 or the Honda V6 in manual form (i think 44 827 Sterling manuals, not sure on the SLi/Si etc and don't think that includes Coupés) but only 25 KV6 manuals full stop? :shock:
Cheers,
Dave


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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by dollysprint » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:09 pm

We now have accurate figures for all UK spec Mk2's inc Coupe. So there were 50 KV6 Manual Coupes, in contrast there were 660 KV6 Auto Coupes made for this country. That's out of a total UK registered MK2 800's of over 75,000 all models, which means some 48,000 Mk2 800's were exported in a total Mk2 build of 123,593. All these figures will be added to the Rover 800 Owners Club new website due for launch later this month.

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1990 Sterling Saloon 2.7 Auto black over storm
1993 Coupe 2.7 auto white gold 1
2005 Rover 45 GSi TD Sonic Blue

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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by SJG » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:16 pm

Excellent Dave, how have you managed to get those figures?
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Re: newbie return to rover after 25years

Post by dollysprint » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:28 pm

Tell you next time I see you Simon, but it is Rover's own data, even if Gaydon keep denying it exists.

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1990 Sterling Saloon 2.7 Auto black over storm
1993 Coupe 2.7 auto white gold 1
2005 Rover 45 GSi TD Sonic Blue

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