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by traineefarmer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Got to make you laugh
Replies: 6
Views: 4461

Re: Got to make you laugh

Sounds about right, but in my recent experience of trying to hire a new trainee they don't even bother to turn up, you just get a text message:
hi im mark i wont teh job yoo hav i m bout to quit media studys degreee so im reeli qalifyed howmuch £££ wil you pay me txt back lol
by traineefarmer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 turbo coupe
Replies: 9
Views: 4514

Re: Rover 820 turbo coupe

Not many. How many left doesn't separate the turbo coupes from the other styles and if you try to decipher the data it appears to say there about 10 left. But just from members on here and cars that come up for sale, I'd take a guess that there are maybe 20 in the UK and maybe the same number outsid...
by traineefarmer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Anyone with Lathe ownership experience
Replies: 6
Views: 3461

Re: Anyone with Lathe ownership experience

The new chinese and indian made multipurpose lathe/drill/multitool things are just as awful as your worst nightmares. A wood lathe is a wood lathe and a metal lathe is a metal lathe. The one that are sold as doing both do neither well. Buy the best you can afford and remember that with industrial/li...
by traineefarmer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Coolant / header tank needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: Coolant / header tank needed

Just find a secondhand volvo unit. They don't fail with age and an elderly genuine volvo part will be better quality than a cheap new pattern part.
by traineefarmer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Centre console wood veneer
Replies: 16
Views: 3853

Re: Centre console wood veneer

It's really difficult to fix the veneer on an 800 as the "lacquer" is actually a hard plastic coating that is pressed onto the wood and metal using heat. I have spoken to a professional veneer restorer who gave me a quote of £50-100 for the clock surround. A price that is too steep while decent seco...
by traineefarmer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: FREE - Job lot of 800 related bolts etc
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

Re: FREE - Job lot of 800 related bolts etc

To the untrained eye I'm sure most people would think the same. :) There's a lot of seat mounting bolts, suspension bolts, panel bolts for wings etc. Plus all the silly ones for mounting things like header tanks. I'll give it a couple of days but if there's no interest they'll go in the bin with th...
by traineefarmer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rover 825 v6 Sterling 1998 R543 HJW
Replies: 62
Views: 21501

Re: Rover 825 v6 Sterling 1998 R543 HJW

Just to add to what Tom and Dean have said, if you went down the fob/ECU/CCU route, it would have to be from another 825 and preferably seen working - you would also (i believe) need the receiver box from under the armrest/centre console as i think that is programmed to the key for additional immob...
by traineefarmer
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Rover 825 v6 Sterling 1998 R543 HJW
Replies: 62
Views: 21501

Re: Rover 825 v6 Sterling 1998 R543 HJW

I'm pretty certain that with the Valeo fobs you can only programme them with the barcode. You may be able to source an ECU-CCU-Fob set which will give you a working central locking and immobilser. Occasionally a fob comes up on ebay with its barcode, but beware - I have been told that there is a lim...
by traineefarmer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 7249

Re: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale

What they said ^^^^^ i'm sure you'll get a bit of "800 tinkering" in one way or t'other though! :wink: :lol: :D I can see him becoming a semi permanent feature in Lakenheath helping out with other peoples! :lol: A sad day mind. I always enjoyed reading Dusan's in-depth engineering solutions. Best o...
by traineefarmer
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i
Replies: 88
Views: 29448

Re: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i

Hi Mike, You're halfway there. The bit with the stepper motor on is the throttle body, which meters air into the engine. By measuring engine speed, intake vacuum/pressure, throttle opening and a few other parameters the ECU knows exactly how much fuel to squirt with the injectors. Depending which ge...
by traineefarmer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1998 820 Vitesse - 12 months MOT, lots of spares
Replies: 24
Views: 12052

Re: 1998 820 Vitesse - 12 months MOT, lots of spares

Am I the only one on here who thinks it is staggeringly (way too!) cheap? I think we are doing ourselves no favours in selling them at this level. Surely, even in this none pristine condition, 2K is not unreasonable. I fully appreciate that what we 'value' them at is different to what people will p...
by traineefarmer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Rear wheel arch repair sections
Replies: 9
Views: 3739

Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Are you looking to get repair sections for the Fastback/Saloon and the Coupé or just one or the other Simon? Unfortunately both rear arches on my Vitesse have been cut up by PO to fit 18" wheels. Else I'd have said I can cut them out and send them to you. Didn't Tom have the arches out of the gold ...
by traineefarmer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 77125

Re: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!

Is it the larger bush on the dog bone that is perished causing it to thump across the cutouts?

I cured/bodged this on mine but sliding and gluing some 3mm rubber sheet into the cutouts.
by traineefarmer
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i
Replies: 88
Views: 29448

Re: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i

Another thing worth a check - your early car should have an idle switch on the accelerator pedal to put the ECU into idle mode when your foot is off the pedal. This can fail or be damaged so it misses the pedal. Also incorrectly set throttle cables can confuse the ECU.
by traineefarmer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i
Replies: 88
Views: 29448

Re: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i

Oh, and make sure you disconnect the battery for a few hours while or after fitting new bits to reset the ECU.