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New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by clynch26 » Wed May 24, 2017 8:59 pm

Evening All

Just a brief post to announce myself, I am the very happy owner from Braintree in Essex of a white manual Mk1 827 Vitesse in apparently mint condition. I previously owned a Mk 1 Vitesse many years ago but I got rid of it once the auto box wouldn't get out of second (which spoils the 827 fun when you are keen to make progress), aside from that issue I think I was hooked on Rover from that car onwards. I must of had 6 or 7 75's including two V8's, for some unknown reason I sold my last V8 but I am keen to put that right and add it to what I hope will soon be my new Rover collection.

Looking forward to keeping this one preserved and occasionally used with the help of you clever lot!

Chris

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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by vito » Wed May 24, 2017 9:12 pm

Welcome Chris, you should post some piccies.
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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by SJG » Wed May 24, 2017 9:54 pm

Welcome Chris, apologies for the delay in you gaining access to the forum.
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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by Nuts4my827 » Thu May 25, 2017 7:13 am

Welcome aboard
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95 827 Stirling: Nightfire Saloon.
96 Coupé 827 Manual White Gold.
97 Coupé 820 Vitesse Gunmetal.
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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by xpuffin » Thu May 25, 2017 8:32 am

Welcome aboard.
10 Rover 800's now and counting.
2x Mk1 827 Vitesse Fastbacks
3x 825 Coupe
Mk1 827 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Saloon
825 Sterling Fastback
820 Vitesse Coupe
820 O Series Mk1 Fastback.

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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu May 25, 2017 4:40 pm

Welcome aboard the flagship Chris! Think i know the car you've got, nice one if so! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by Trev boy » Fri May 26, 2017 10:09 pm

Excellent excellent.I was the last owner before you bought it at the auction.Glad it isn't disappearing of the radar
I so much wanted it to go to a club member or forum member.
One job that might need looking at is possibly the thermostat.The temp is always fairly low so it could have the wrong one in it.
Ask for advice,these guys really know there stuff

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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri May 26, 2017 10:16 pm

If the 'stat is weak the torque converter won't go into lock up mode - the gauges usually sit at the "half past 8/twenty to 9" position.

Standard 'stat is a cool 78C - a "dealer upgrade" when they were new (or standard fit in the rest of the world, why did we get a cool 'stat? :shock: ) is the 82C 'stat from an 89-95 216/416 or Civic/Concerto. It's a straight fit, improves warm up, economy, power, emissions and gives more margin for error on the torque converter lock-up. Make sure you order the "kit" version as it will come with a new rubber seal that fits round the edge of the 'stat. The old ones usually crumble when they're removed! :shock: :wink: :D
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All auto :D
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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by rovercoup » Sat May 27, 2017 5:52 am

scoobyh123 wrote:If the 'stat is weak the torque converter won't go into lock up mode - the gauges usually sit at the "half past 8/twenty to 9" position.

Standard 'stat is a cool 78C - a "dealer upgrade" when they were new (or standard fit in the rest of the world, why did we get a cool 'stat? :shock: ) is the 82C 'stat from an 89-95 216/416 or Civic/Concerto. It's a straight fit, improves warm up, economy, power, emissions and gives more margin for error on the torque converter lock-up. Make sure you order the "kit" version as it will come with a new rubber seal that fits round the edge of the 'stat. The old ones usually crumble when they're removed! :shock: :wink: :D
It's a manual Dave
Rover 827 Vitesse Fastback Mk1 89
Rover 827 Sterling saloon 90 auto
Rover 820 Tickford Turbo 91
Rover 820 Coupe sport 94
Rover 827 Sterling Saloon 95 auto
Rover 820 Vitesse Fastback 98
Rover 25 2.0TD 01
MGTF 135 02
MGTF 135 03
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Re: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat May 27, 2017 8:24 am

rovercoup wrote:
scoobyh123 wrote:If the 'stat is weak the torque converter won't go into lock up mode - the gauges usually sit at the "half past 8/twenty to 9" position.

Standard 'stat is a cool 78C - a "dealer upgrade" when they were new (or standard fit in the rest of the world, why did we get a cool 'stat? :shock: ) is the 82C 'stat from an 89-95 216/416 or Civic/Concerto. It's a straight fit, improves warm up, economy, power, emissions and gives more margin for error on the torque converter lock-up. Make sure you order the "kit" version as it will come with a new rubber seal that fits round the edge of the 'stat. The old ones usually crumble when they're removed! :shock: :wink: :D
It's a manual Dave
The torque converter bits won't apply then Steve! :wink: :D
Maybe i'm thinking of a different car or forgot it was manual. :?
Cheers,
Dave


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'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: New Mk1 Vitesse owner and forum member

Post by Trev boy » Sat May 27, 2017 8:39 pm

As I said you guys know your stuff.Thanks for the advice you gave me during my ownership.Now it's time to look after the new owner of this beautiful vitesse

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