Matt H's new(er) 16v

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Post by Matt H » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:07 am

Haha! Yes... I think it is. :lol:

Might treat it if it passes its test next week :shock:

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Post by Matt H » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:51 pm

MoT passed 8)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:57 pm

Cool! Well done 8)
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:35 pm

Matt H wrote:MoT passed 8)
Great stuff, anything needed doing?
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Post by Matt H » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:04 pm

Roverman wrote:
Matt H wrote:MoT passed 8)
Great stuff, anything needed doing?
Not a thing :)

Advisory on the 'park brake excess travel', and slight oil mist around one of the spheres... Hahahah!

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Post by mds141 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:12 pm

:D My ph1 valver passed yesterday with no advisory's isn't it a nice feeling having 12 months ticket in your hand. 8)
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Post by Matt H » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Knowing my luck it'll probably lunch its engine on the way home for saying this... But it should be reasonably trouble free for the next couple of months at least :lol:

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Post by Matt H » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:48 pm

Finally managed to investigate the parcel shelf that kept falling into the boot of my 16v this weekend, and came up with a solution...

With it being a split folding rear seat, there is no support from the rear seat, and the heavy 6x9 laden shelf is supported only by the tiny plastic hinges on either side. they work fine normally, but the extra weight meant it was falling in whenever you attack a fast corner, or go over a particularly nasty bump.

I had a look at the spare phase 1 rear bench, considered fitting it, but it seemed a shame as isn't as nice. The brackets on the seat were bolted to the metal backing, and it would appear the holes aren't there on the split fold... but if you have a bit of a poke with a screwdriver, they are there hidden behind the carpet.

I now have Phase 1 + 2 shelf support :)

Only problem is that the ones I have are broken, as I swapped the good ones onto the leather interior I sold :roll:

On to the wanted section I go...

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Post by Matt H » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:20 pm

Also in the garage for a bit of exhaust hanger inspection:
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...that was Sunday, this was Saturday:

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350miles of tailing old Rovers and overheating Ro80s without missing a beat :)

Also averaged 34mpg over the last tankful... that's up 7mpg from last time :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:24 pm

Looking very nice indeed. 8)
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Post by Wooscary » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:25 pm

Looking good!

That's useful to know about the parcel shelf too. Not sure if it all totally applies to mine, but I definitely need to sort something out to stop it falling down all the time.

Cheers.

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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:19 pm

She looks to be really well cared for Matt, Im glad.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR