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by scotty2
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

TB2 now tested. Still just scraped through emissions though even with new cat.
by scotty2
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Don't think any warranty would hold as there is no guarantee that it wasn't poisoned by a misfire or hydrocarbons e.t.c. At £60 I'll happily take the hit and swap the old one back in keeping the new one for next years MOT.
by scotty2
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

TB2 now having to have another cat fitted to pass test. Despite new plugs, injector cleaner and an Italian tune up, it's still marginal. I have asked garage to put the new cat on for test and not to throw the old one out, and not to tighten the new one up too much! ;-) I have put some ATF in the Eng...
by scotty2
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

TGM has passed MOT. Advisory on CV boot and needed a small leak from the exhaust repairing - caused by the broken front engine mount allowing engine swing about a year ago.
Awaiting re-test of TB2.
by scotty2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

It was a gift from a fellow mad scientist who used to formulate products for a company called DAE.
He brought me a box of goodies a few years ago of samples of the company products. Sadly he passed away a few years ago. I'll dig it out tonight.
by scotty2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 99 Coupe 2.5 Auto
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: 99 Coupe 2.5 Auto

I just put both links in as I won't do Bookface. Autoshite is quite a good site for Moan, sorry Men of a certain age like me... ;-)
by scotty2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Cheers. Air filter is new but I will change plugs and try the Alchemy too. I have some "fuel system reconditioner" which I will try as a plan B. TB2 cat was new for last MOT due to emissions as Dave has noted. It was only about £60 so not the end of the world if it has become a service item. TGM is ...
by scotty2
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 99 Coupe 2.5 Auto
Replies: 3
Views: 135

99 Coupe 2.5 Auto

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 950111218/

2nd down.
https://autoshite.com/topic/34511-ebay- ... page/5099/

Year: Tick
Colour: Tick
Coupe: Tick
Engine and gearbox: Nope.
Bugger.
by scotty2
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Update: TB2 just failed MOT on a bit of welding on sill ( I have some in stock, but it's just a little bit) headlamp aim and CO. Now it had a new cat last year and is measuring 72 to 83 ppm on the HC but high CO. 1.78% 1st time and 0.61% 2nd time. Idle test showed 0.93% so it is not a million miles ...
by scotty2
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 96 Vitesse Fastback Nightfire Red
Replies: 2
Views: 185

96 Vitesse Fastback Nightfire Red

On Autoshite for sale. Sadly not a green Coupe Vitesse...

https://autoshite.com/topic/37499-curio ... or-offers/
by scotty2
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

After doing the fuse removal, it now goes out but comes back on a few mins after starting but not moving. Must check my box of bits for a sensor or buy the one above as advised. Oh and the trim bit is too small. For one without air con possibly. I'll take another pic. Not my day... TGM: The ABS lig...
by scotty2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

That does appeal to my Scottish origins, and my son is half Yorkshire/half Scottish so even more so!
If I do get a decent Coupe, I'd be very tempted to fit the same system as TGM as it is very good. You can't tell when or if it has switched unless you notice the S4 light going out just after startup.
by scotty2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

TB2: Windows still working and now not beeping thanks to a bit of re calibration advice from Dave. Ta Dave! Lazy locking also worked.

TGM refueled with LPG at 55 ppL. Price has actually gone down recently and still getting 320 miles on 60 L.

No leads on a green Coupe Vitesse yet.
by scotty2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

Changed the fusebox on TB2 this morning. 15 mins thanks to the tips on here. Windows worked, car started and central locking still works. Let's see how long for. Anyone good at soldering my old one for a fee to keep for a spare?
by scotty2
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine
Replies: 104
Views: 3565

Re: Thunderbird 2 & The Green Machine

I will look at resealing them to keep the rad as a spare. The fact that they had been gobbed up previously and were still weeping made me feel like £100 on a new rad for the Summer (!) was a less risky option. Mind you, I have a spare brand new one now as well. ETA- Ah, the same as on my Ambassador ...