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by mercedade
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Just a single fan, and a two pin rad switch.

There no wiring at all for the switch currently - it's literally acting as a bung to plug a hole.

Thanks Dave,
by mercedade
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Ok, pretty sure my ECU control is not working. So, I need to wire in the relevant pieces, and it seems to make sense to use the rad switch James installed in the radiator when he needed something to act as a plug. I have the questions of an idiot, I'm afraid. Firstly, if I remove the relay from the ...
by mercedade
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Yep - once I'd convinced myself I wasn't going to give myself a nasty shock, I gave it a squeeze and it now operates the fan.

Only thing left to do is get it warm and see if the fan comes on I suppose.
by mercedade
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

OK, have taken the relay out and had a look.

Applying 12 volts, get a nice solid click out of it.


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Does everything look like it should?
by mercedade
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

Oh, and cross member - in the end, I was able to get to the hardware shop and picked up an M10 set screw. It does the job, so another one crossed off the list.
by mercedade
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

Cheers Dave - I was, for the first three weeks. Then, for the last three weeks I've been able to walk in my special sandal, hence all the sudden progress on the Rover.

Now out of the sandal and into normal shoes - another couple of months and I'll stop limping so much.
by mercedade
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Aha! Really helpful, thanks. Will have a look later this week
by mercedade
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

What a battle but well done. Always very satisfying getting to the end (hopefully) of a problem. I haven't had much time (or money, or knowledge) to work on my Vitesse Lux as the Sterling interior is stripped out trying to find a water leak but have had one or two of my own fights as well. I would ...
by mercedade
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

Cheers Dave.

I'll be allowed to drive in a few weeks (foot operation) so if no joy, I can drop in a hardware shop and see if they've got something that'd do the trick.
by mercedade
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

I think so, i'll try and find some tomorrow if i have. Do you know the thread size? I know the head is 13mm but it's a flange bolt so normally the thread size is the next size up which would make it M10 - seem to recall the thread was M8 when i removed some of mine some time back. Dave, that's be f...
by mercedade
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Subframe/cross member bolts

CHR15E wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:09 am
Use it as an excuse to order more bits and make the postage more palatable?
Yeah....I could, except (famous last words) I think I've finally ordered everything I need!
by mercedade
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

It's had: Headgasket and headbolts (obviously) Cam cover gaskets Cam shaft oil seals Cam shaft end caps Exhaust gasket (now x2 in the last week alone) Inlet gasket Inlet plenum gasket Thermostat gasket Turbo oil feed gaskets Sump gasket (has been weeping for a while I think) Turbo actuator diaphragm...
by mercedade
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

It's had a new *everything* gasket! The actual answer was far more embarrassing than that. When I changed the exhaust studs, I put the washers on for safe keeping. And then I left one of them behind when I put the new exhaust gasket on. So I was trying to tighten the manifold against one washer... N...
by mercedade
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Subframe/cross member bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Subframe/cross member bolts

Anyone got a couple (or just one!) of the stumpy but chunky bolts that connect the front-to-back beam under the engine and gearbox to the front subframe? I've got one that's a proper mess and will probably get ruined in the process of extracting it tomorrow - just seeing if anyone had any in their p...
by mercedade
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 109
Views: 5390

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Well, it's been a significantly longer journey than I'd hoped but, with all fingers crossed, I'm confident I can say... It's fixed. In short, the head was scrap. It had overheated to such a degree that the valve seats and guides 'shifted', so although the skimming got it flat again, it was junk. So,...