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by Alucard7002
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi All, new member here
Replies: 17
Views: 8416

Re: Hi All, new member here

The front suspension on an 800 is its achilles heel as it is its brilliance. Being co-developed with Honda in the early 80's the Japanese wanted the long low bonnet and insisted upon double wishbones up front to achieve it. (or so the summary of the story goes) The downside is that the standard 800 ...
by Alucard7002
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi All, new member here
Replies: 17
Views: 8416

Re: Hi All, new member here

You're right about the rattly trim. I gave up and just turned the radio up a bit more ;-) The front springs are ~50mm lowering springs of unknown age/brand but with a 50mm spacer on the bottom of the spring seat to return the front to normal ride height. The rear springs are the Police/Heavy Duty sp...
by Alucard7002
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88401

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

Just to say, this 800 is now mine! It's a hoot, handles a lot better than a car of this size and luxury should! Probably not much happening with it until I finish a distance-learning degree course in January, but then I can tinker merrily away. Glad you're enjoying the old girl! I went through 3 se...
by Alucard7002
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 8600

Re: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale

Sold on eBay!

For my Buy it Now price of £1495

Hopefully the chap will be on here shortly and introduce himself. He'll have a piece of Rover800.info history ;-)
by Alucard7002
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 8600

Re: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale

On eBay as of Thursday 14:00 to end for Saturday 7th at 14:00

£995 starting bid with a Buy It Now of £1,495
by Alucard7002
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 8600

Re: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale

See photo album

I've put a million photographs of ALL the spares that quite frankly I cannot be arsed to list here or eBay.

There is enough to keep an 800 running for 100k or more. (7 front ABS sensors and 3 fuel filler necks for instance)

I need the space literally and figuratively.
by Alucard7002
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 8600

1999 Rover 820 British Racing Green Fastback for sale

ON EBAY (starting Thursday to end Saturday) £995 starting bid - no reserve £1495 By it now Hello all, As you've probably noticed (or not) I've been rather quiet on here lately. The time has come for me to sell my 820. Yes the one with LPG, gold 16" Roversports and more modifications than original pa...
by Alucard7002
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i
Replies: 88
Views: 35175

Re: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i

I'd also vote for TPS. Throttle position sensor. As the car has 42k on the clock and has been laid dormant for some time before being recommissioned. It is possible that the part of track in the TPS that controls idle and light load has worn out prematurely. The full throttle test will determine if ...
by Alucard7002
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88401

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

Treated the old girl to a good wash, clay and wax yesterday as it was a nice day. Also hoovered out the inside for the first time in far too long :oops: Had a bit of a hiccup on Friday with the ;ast working fob dying on me. I borrowed an E-Bike from work to get me home and came back on Saturday morn...
by Alucard7002
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe
Replies: 580
Views: 122150

Re: Charles' early 92 827 manual coupe

Even better! That's £45 saved that you can use for the grease etc on the bushes/springs on the clutch pedal! I can't remember who it is/was but they had recently done some work on the clutch and/or gearbox and the clutch felt soft, not very long travel etc, generally as if the slave cylinder was on...
by Alucard7002
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i
Replies: 88
Views: 35175

Re: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i

Silly question but a 1993 early T16 with 42K on it will no doubt be suffering from sticky exhaust valves?

Have you tired a good old fashioned Italian Tuneup?
by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i
Replies: 88
Views: 35175

Re: Hello. >>> 1993 Rover 820i

have you tried the Throttle body stepper motor reset? Ignition on to position 2, press the throttle from 0 - 100% five times within 20s and you should hear the stepper motor going doolally as it relearns where the idle position is. Does it die under idle conditions only? Especially when dipping the ...
by Alucard7002
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Alucard7002 - Mk2b 820Si Fastback - Pic Heavy!
Replies: 255
Views: 88401

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

Is there not a "dog-bone" on the Vitty? I know there's meant to be a certain amount of movement in them or it could damage the bulkhead so you may find cold-cure PU is too "solid" for it. Certainly enjoying the beers! There is one on the vitty and you read my mind. I was thinking of using some card...