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by n1tr0_9
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mk1 827 Si Saloon
Replies: 177
Views: 54847

Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Wow, nearly 18 months since i updated this. Not much to tell really. I got asked to shift the car from the field about a year ago. So it sat outside unprotected under a tree getting covered in wibblepoo, leaves and generally turning greener than it already was. But i have just bought my first house...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32941

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

I took the head off as it was the easiest way to access the core plugs at the back of the head and as it had that oil leak from the front nearside corner. I replaced it with a klinger gasket. I didn’t have it skimmed as it hadn’t over heated and wasn’t leaking compression or water. Fingers crossed t...
by n1tr0_9
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32941

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

This is the headgasket i used

https://www.gb-ent.com/products/rover-t ... ead-gasket

Its meant to be the best!
by n1tr0_9
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32941

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Previous owner just kept topping it up with fresh water, he didnt add any other additives or anything. I also replaced the o-ring behind the water pump housing alloy casting thing and the block. Did it actually lose water or just fail to circulate it? The other possibility is that the core plug behi...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 264
Views: 32941

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Oh no! Just seen this! Very sorry to hear the news. Yes water pump was from euro car parts. The o ring seals came from Rimmer Bros and were genuine rover items. I also used Hylomar blue on them as I thought that would help. Head gasket was an expensive metal one and I used new dowel plastic locating...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Sorry to hear the fag lighter isn't working. It was as I had my sat nav and dash cam in it, so hopefully something simple like a lose wire or a fuse?
by n1tr0_9
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Sold and off to a new home! Sad to see it go but too many projects etc.
by n1tr0_9
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: H Reg 820 si 44k - project
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Re: H Reg 820 si 44k - project

Pm sent
by n1tr0_9
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Front and rear suspension and sub frames
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

Front and rear suspension and sub frames

I want to rebuild the suspension on my mk1 827. Ideally I would like to build up complete axles and the fit in one go. So I am looking for a good second hand set that I can strip, paint, rebush and then refit. Anyone got anything? And would also like to upgrade to later vitesse sport spec if possibl...
by n1tr0_9
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

No, i was, but the one thats in there at the moment seems to be completely fine.
by n1tr0_9
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Thanks ocd Phil! I thought something wasn’t right as the beige moulded but didn’t align very well? In other news the car is now for sale and I have sent an interested party a whole load of photos etc to see if they want it. Plus I picked up a spare engine. When I first started this project I was bro...
by n1tr0_9
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

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by n1tr0_9
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

First serious outing on the Vitesse today, 380 mile round trip to the Retrorides Gathering at Shelsey Walsh. Had an early start, the round the M25 and up the M40. Stopped at Banbury at the retail park for a sausage and egg McMuffin. Look out from the restaurant all misty eyed about how great this ca...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Getting ready for the retro rides gathering tomorrow at Shelset Walsh. Cleaned and cleaned for hours, including clay bar, polish and then wax. Follow obligatory petrol station photo. It’s actually my first fill up. Inserted £60 of Shell’s finest V-Power. The 3/4 tank of fuel I inherited was around 6...
by n1tr0_9
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold
Replies: 204
Views: 35825

Re: Rover 820 Vitesse Sport Lux Gold

Thanks Dave. Ill have a play when the bits arrive from Rimmers and i have some more motivation. Currently cleaning and polishing like a demon ready for the retro rides gathering tomorrow at Shelsey Walsh.