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by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

Your friend has done exactly what i was going to suggest as a stopgap Mark, in fact it might even become permanent with no ill effects. Top job! The combined value of the sensor and the resisitor in parallel will be (R x Sr)/(R + Sr) where R is the resistor you've added and Sr is the sensor resistan...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: BREXIT - from my point of view.
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: BREXIT - from my point of view.

Wow! We don't even get delivery that quick from Rimmers here! :shock:
by scoobyh123
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1993 Rover 827 Si automatic
Replies: 71
Views: 32587

Re: 1993 Rover 827 Si automatic

More excellent work Marc! What's next, building a scuttle panel from scratch? You might have a few orders if so! :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

I use one similar to this Mark : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224485565355 Mine has a PP3 battery rather than two AA cells as this one is listed as having. For the relatively small cost, even if you bought a dearer one it's still a worthwhile investment. If you could get your engine up to the temperat...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 338
Views: 70085

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Add 300ml of synthetic ATF to the petrol tank if it's full, if it's half full, half that amount. It will give the injectors and fuel system a good clean and lube, also worth adding 0.5L of the same to the engine oil as it might be a hydraulic ilfter sticking, adding it to the engine oil will clean t...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

I don't suppose you happen to know the exact temperature of the engine when you were taking those readings? I use an IR thermometer to double check if i'm ever checking anything like that. If you buy some resistors say 220, 180 and 150 Ohms (you could alget 120 and 100 Ohms too) and use those in pla...
by scoobyh123
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

Those part numbers look like they relate to switches that might fit in a radiator rather than the thermostat housing. Following on from the TD5 discussion, would this work; https://www.jgs4x4.co.uk/discovery-2-td5-coolant-water-temperature-sensor/ And ultimately (showing my ignorance here) what is ...
by scoobyh123
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 338
Views: 70085

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Thanks Adrian, looks like that will be perfect for what i need!

A 24mm nut you say? They must have beefed them up at some point!

Is it all nice and quiet now and running as it should?
by scoobyh123
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

The 620Ti might use the same engine Mark but i'm fairly sure the radiator is different. I'm having trouble connecting to Rimmers at the moment and although i still have internet, it's s--l--o--w and my landline is down. I think you'll probably need CDU1490SLP which is the lower temperature switch (i...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

Looking at the wiring diagram on Adrian's thread, it looks like as if essentially all that is happening is the feed to activate the relay is changing, together with a new thermoswitch. Presumably that could either be inline or in the radiator, as per Adrian. If I recall correctly, then I too have a...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

It's a standard 4/5-pin 30A socket if that helps. I did consider a link to one similar on ebay but remembering that the wiring had already been mutilated suggested the one i linked to. :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

What I do need, if any body has any ideas, is a new connector for the fan relay; the one on the car is shot. The PO cut it open :shock: to fit an overide (with chocolate blocks!) and it looks like the relay live feed has had some shorting issues as well, it's a bit brown and melted. https://www.eba...
by scoobyh123
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 338
Views: 70085

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

Sorry Adrian, i must have somehow missed the last post, yes you could do the blue wire mod as described in Marks thread! :P :wink: :D
by scoobyh123
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Fastback's cars.
Replies: 207
Views: 27451

Re: Fastback's cars.

he brown/pink wire comes from the fusebox according to the diagram i've found Mark, the control line is blue and goes back to the ECU and is switched -ve - have a look at Pg66 on this (if i've done it right it should open on Pg66) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8v8oi9bqH3ZODcxWHRWZngzbE0/view?usp...
by scoobyh123
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux
Replies: 338
Views: 70085

Re: Mercedade's '97 Vitesse Lux

I've already ordered the 'correct' pulley, despite how much Rimmers' approach to p+p winds me up. I've been running the correct 6 rib belt on it for the entire time I've owned it, perpetually wondering why it was shredding belts roughly once a year. I had even been able to see that belts weren't si...