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I’m back with a 827 vitesse mk1

Post by Racerm5 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:22 pm

Hi all

I’ve been absent fir a few years but managed to get a nice 827 vitesse earlier this year but finally got round to changing headgaskets this month and it’s up and running.

Just need a header tank if anyone can help as mines looking iffy but it doesn’t leak yet.

Be good to get some shows with it in the new year

Thanks Rick

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Re: I’m back with a 827 vitesse mk1

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:23 pm

Welcome back Rick! What caused the HGF on it? Was it that someone had used OAT antifreeze in it?

I have a Volvo expansion tank that was on my Sterling for several years without any problems, only changed it to fit the later square type (slightly smaller but fits nicer)
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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Re: I’m back with a 827 vitesse mk1

Post by Racerm5 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:41 pm

Hi Dave

yes must have had no or wrong antifreeze...the headgasket had disintegrated and needed some welding but skimmed up fine and sounds lovely

what volvo one did you use

good to hear from you again

Rick

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Re: I’m back with a 827 vitesse mk1

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:34 pm

Racerm5 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Hi Dave

yes must have had no or wrong antifreeze...the headgasket had disintegrated and needed some welding but skimmed up fine and sounds lovely

what volvo one did you use

good to hear from you again

Rick
Based on that Rick, i'd say thw wrong antifreeze rather than none. Hope you gave it a through flush through?

I'll get a photo later of the Volvo tank, it's sat in my dining room at the moment! :shock:
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

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Re: I’m back with a 827 vitesse mk1

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:11 pm

Welcome (back) and good Luck with sorting out the niggles.
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

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