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by TomSaintJames
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello at Last!
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Hello at Last!

As other have said, welcome aboard! Glad the green beastie is doing well, I look forward to post-respary photo's. I do miss it now and then but had to sell at the time unfortunately.
by TomSaintJames
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1200
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1200

The 800 has gone to verdant pastures anew, to accompany an 820 Si auto. The new owner is even treating it to a respray, what a lucky car!
by TomSaintJames
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1200
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1300

Bump for the weekend, price reduced to £1200.
by TomSaintJames
Thu May 31, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1200
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale

Thanks, Richard.

I thought 1600 would be too much to ask for it, so i'll reduce to £1450. Obviously I want to get as much as I can for it, but not be unrealistic.
by TomSaintJames
Tue May 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

I hadn't seen it - thanks Dave. I'll leave the seats as they are for now, because - and this has caused quite some internal conflict - I have decided to sell. A combination of factors, niggles that I don't want to spend time/money fixing, the deteriorating parking capactiy around here means I often ...
by TomSaintJames
Tue May 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1200
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Rover 820 Si 16v on LPG For Sale £1200

I am regretfully selling my Rover 820 16v Si. This is the Rover developed T-series engine, producing around 136bhp – please note it is not the renowned K-series with the head gasket issues, but the T-series that was developed from BL’s O and Rover’s M engines. As a 1999 model on a V plate, it is one...
by TomSaintJames
Mon May 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

Gratuitous shiny photos.
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by TomSaintJames
Mon May 21, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

Not much to report with the 800, I don't know if MEMS has now finished learning the new TPS but it seems to be driving very well now, smoother and more responsive than it's ever been in my possesion. It's a great car to drive in this lovely hot weather, a massive sunroof and bloody good air con give...
by TomSaintJames
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

First full tank of LPG with dodgy TPS = 28.2 mpg, equating to a calculated 62.4 equivalent (with this tank of LPG costing 53.7 p/L). First tank of LPG with good TPS = 32.8 mpg, equating unfortunately to 54.3 mpg due to expensive LPG (71.9 p/L). However a 4.6 rise in real mpg is acceptable for a £20 ...
by TomSaintJames
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

Hopefully fixed* two annoying rattles today! 1. Map reading light/sunroof parts here. Removed the light and housing (which was incidently only secured by one screw) tightened everything up, ac ouple of screws and some little bolts and replaced. Maybe half the rattle is gone from here - nut difficult...
by TomSaintJames
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

I hadn't thought of cable ties - good suggestion Dave! I'll do that for now if i can find some nice little ones in the garage.
by TomSaintJames
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

The screws won't go in any further and don't 'bite' on anything, so I assumed they were not the standard ones. Even a after a 5 mile trip to Sainsburys, on the way back it was further improved still.
by TomSaintJames
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

So new TPS arrived unexpectedly today, only ordered Thursday! Now successfully changed. New and old, different part numbers and the new part is branded Ford?! So must be common to a multitude of cars. https://i.imgur.com/1vxwBOS.jpg Rubber throttle body gasket housing/thingy still looks good. It was...
by TomSaintJames
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

The car seems to be ever improving, I do get frustrated that I don't get much time to tinker with it. New washer jets done! These have been annoying me for some time now, they keep getting bunged up with stuff so I bought the forum-recommended direct-fit alternatives with an improved spray pattern w...
by TomSaintJames
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 14819

Re: 1999 BRG 820 Si Fastback

I got around to doing the rocker cover gaskets yesterday, only posting today as it got too dark to take a finished photo! I took the car for a drive first so the engine was nice and hot to work on (a little too hot first off!) - I hate being cold. First off, I cjecked tghe gaskets that I bought agai...