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New to the group, so some pictures

Post by michaeljohnz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:29 am

Hi..

I've 2 vehicles so will 'fill out' some details soon. First link is to a 1996 Rover Sterling 827 and if I get it right the second link will be to a 1995 Coupe 827!

https://postimg.cc/gallery/imzaux4u/

https://postimg.cc/gallery/x75csrpa/

I've currently an issue with the Saloon (SRS light) which i've a separte post about and hopefully will be fixed by next week. Details fo the fix to follow if it works.

The Coupe I'm in the slow and expensive process of improving. Not being a mechanic I've experienced some pitfalls but in essence I'm replacing with new parts as and when possible. List is long but so far: all shocks replaced, exhaust, new tryes, suspension units and new expansion tank (when Rimmers quietly had about 60 of them about 3 years ago) ..umm oxygen sensor cables. Both cars are serviced every 6 months to keep on top of issues. I know there's more. I've been buying parts as and when..so have chrome bumper trims (now NLA). The roof lining is starting to drop and the radiator is gradually going West. Final act will be to have it re-sprayed after some local fool took most of the surface off with some king of etching product - hence my mention of 'pitfalls' which also includes a rear exhaust unit made locally that was incorreecct and 'choking' the exhaust fumes. Lord we have to be enthusiasts at heart..

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by SJG » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:35 am

Welcome Michael, 2 nice cars! Nice to have a new 'face' on the site.
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:48 am

Nice pair of 827s you have there Michael - temporary solution for your SRS problem, assuming the SRS works in your Coupé, borrow the SRS ECU from it to get the saloon through the WoF and then just swap it between cars as and when you need to to get it through the WoF - i know they're not easy to find, even in this country but even harder to find in NZ!
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by michaeljohnz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:42 am

Thanks Dave - never thought of that ha! However I've partially solved the issue in that the SRS modules were also used in the Discovery and RR classic about 1994-1997..my module has a part number of AMR4905. A Google search brings that up as a Part for discovery etc. another quirk: Rovers sometimes changed the part number if the supplier was chnaged or even the price..so it's possible that part number YWC10151 is exactly the same. I'm now arranging for an AMR part to be fitted and will update with details of the the mechanic - hopefully - does his magic next week

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 am

I hope the mechanic doesn't goose the new module by leaving the keys in the ignition this time!

This might help, i think they are backwards compatible with the earlier ones but not 100% sure :

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-YWJ101140

That's the one fitted to the later (post 96) 800s and is probably identical to the Land-Rover AMR4905 and the YWC10151 is probably the early one.

There are a few YWC10151 SRS modules on ebay UK, here's the cheapest one :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-D ... Sw5P9bHnqG

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... +&_sacat=0

Second link is to all of them on ebay UK, if the new module you have doesn't work and you need the older one, that might be an option. If it comes down to it that the seller won't send to NZ, we can do one of two things, either get the seller to send it to me and i'll post it on to NZ for you or if they won't do that and only send to the person buying the item, i could buy it and send it to you. We'll cross those bridges if the new module you've got doesn't sort things. :wink: :D
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Welcome. Looking pretty nice!
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by michaeljohnz » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:03 pm

Firstly thanks Dave. My car is currently with a mechanic who now deals with Range Rovers and he has a s/h part. and thanks for the link on eBay - that place is one of my main sources apart from the Xpart bods. It's interesting: of the sellers - there was one brand new by the way at 150 quid - there was a huge difference in price, with one asking 900 quid!! the majority however a lot less and most amenable to shipping here..

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by michaeljohnz » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:06 pm

Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Welcome. Looking pretty nice!
Thank you Marc. hoping to keep them this way. The Coupe need some money to make up for a few years of neglect. I've put on a new exhaust, changed all the shock absorbers 2 months ago. Other bits and pieces as and whne required. My next expense is a radiator - I've found a new one for an auto air condition in the US - just need to compare to here. They can be made to order :D

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:54 pm

Hope you get it sorted Michael and try to get the details of that Rover club - there's a couple of members on here i believe (if it's the same club) and there's a good amount of knowledge there, not to mention certain test kit! :wink: :D
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by Charles827si » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:20 pm

Greetings from Northern England! And very nice cars of yours here Michael!
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by michaeljohnz55 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:44 am

Thank you Charles :)

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by n1tr0_9 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:31 pm

Hi Michael, great cars. Coupe is particularly lovely.

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by Manalishi » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:23 pm

Welcome to the family! :D
(Both the forum family and the small exclusive club of golden coupe owners.) ;)
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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by michaeljohnz55 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:20 am

Thank you Nitro and Manalishi :)..looks as though my Red rover might be totally ruined unfortunately..I have the Coupe remaining however..

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Re: New to the group, so some pictures

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:41 am

michaeljohnz55 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:20 am
Thank you Nitro and Manalishi :)..looks as though my Red rover might be totally ruined unfortunately..I have the Coupe remaining however..
Why do you think your red one is totally ruined Michael?
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