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Hi Macmondy. As to your Rover engine. If your car is pre 1990 then its the M series as fitted to the Rover 800. The M series became the T series after some improvements were made. Both very similar tho and bullet proof. Makes me wonder if your car is a GSi which was top spec. Never had the 400 series but the 216 vitesse was a brilliant car. A VDP Rover V8 was sublime. I had the 2.5 V6 Sterling then the 2.7 V6 vitesse. Also the 2.0 litre turbo Vitesse. All brilliant cars and i had tons of fun with each. Oh what memories lol.
 

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Had several SD1's 2.6 first then a couple of V8's. Bought the Rover 825i afterwards

that was quite mad. Looked boring in dark blue with steel wheels and plastic trims.

But could easily match an Escort Turbo with a far higher top speed, 135mph had

something like another 2500rpm before the redline started.

It was an auto but would spin its wheels in 2nd with torque steer that could change

lanes if it was damp. It would do close to 70mph in 2nd.

My journeys were short and by the end of the week it got a little tappety so started

jumping on the motorway and holding it in 2nd for a junction which stopped the

tappet noise. Probably where i started changing the oil more often to help engines

last longer.
 

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I must be going senile or similar. I actually did have 2 400's. 1st a 416 SLi which I didn't like so after a month or so swapped it for a 420 GSi a great car which was quick and fast. Had that a good couple years but only got rid cos I had to get a new windscreen but the fitter told me he couldn't guarantee it wouldn't leak because where the glass met the car it was rusty. Swapped it for a MG Montego 2.0 injection. Ooooh what a good car. Blimey a Ford forum talking Rover lol
 

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[quote name="tazzman600" post="3160341" timestamp="1597870292"]I must be going senile or similar. I actually did have 2 400's. 1st a 416 SLi which I didn't like so after a month or so swapped it for a 420 GSi a great car which was quick and fast. Had that a good couple years but only got rid cos I had to get a new windscreen but the fitter told me he couldn't guarantee it wouldn't leak because where the glass met the car it was rusty. Swapped it for a MG Montego 2.0 injection. Ooooh what a good car. Blimey a Ford forum talking Rover lol[/quote
Went for a ride in my mates dads car, a Rover P5 coupe v8, I'll never forget it.We were kings of the road, until a MG Maestro turbo overtook us. If I had the space and more money, these are the cars that I would devote my time to ,IMHO
these are so underrated and forgotten British gems.
 

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I was going to buy a Montego Turbo, but put off when the seller (a garage) said the

previous owner only sold it because it kept getting nicked. The guy lived around the

corner from me.

Thought no point having a car and filling it with fuel for someone else to drive whilst

I took the bus to work. Thats when i Bought the Rover 825i
 

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Bought a rover 400..r reg...has the 2.0 twin cam...can hit almost 70 in 2nd gear..
Only 2 of these 2.0 left...
Currently has a power steering leak..quite bad..
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I was going to buy a Montego Turbo, but put off when the seller (a garage) said the

previous owner only sold it because it kept getting nicked. The guy lived around the

corner from me.

Thought no point having a car and filling it with fuel for someone else to drive whilst

I took the bus to work. Thats when i Bought the Rover 825i
Hahahaha..

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The rover has blown it's steering rack..probably the pump aswell ..giong to see if the guy who doe's my mondeo mot can fix it..sorry fix her..

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This is my non-ford. It's only a 1.3 so not that quick ;). I painted it myself as i can't help myself when ever i buy a bike i have to get it looking how i want it.
I also have a full set of matching luggage that i sometime use. It has full 1080p HD cameras front and rear.
The front suspension has been uprated and a Maxton rear shock fitted to.
It has a sat-nav, Yoshi exhausts and Brembo front calipers.
It has some other small mods as well.
I've not messed with the engine as it's quick enough for me on the road.
I also have 2 of the last model Kawasaki ZX9R's.
The wife also has a Suzuki Sv650s & Yamaha XJ6F.
We enjoy going for rides where it's just the both of us.
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Thank you.
Its had 12 coats of clearcoat. The decals are under the clearcoat and you cant feel them.
I put a lot of hours into getting a top paint job. My other bikes are the same.
Here are my zx9r's. I have swapped the wheels around since i took this photo.
the blue streetfighter is a hoot to ride and brings the bad boy out in me :p

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This is my non-ford. It's only a 1.3 so not that quick ;). I painted it myself as i can't help myself when ever i buy a bike i have to get it looking how i want it.
I also have a full set of matching luggage that i sometime use. It has full 1080p HD cameras front and rear.
The front suspension has been uprated and a Maxton rear shock fitted to.
It has a sat-nav, Yoshi exhausts and Brembo front calipers.
It has some other small mods as well.
I've not messed with the engine as it's quick enough for me on the road.
I also have 2 of the last model Kawasaki ZX9R's.
The wife also has a Suzuki Sv650s & Yamaha XJ6F.
We enjoy going for rides where it's just the both of us.
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Another one here with just a 1.3

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