MK1 Rover 200

MK1 Rover 200

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Liquid Knight

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15,671 posts

140 months

Monday 30th July 2018
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That did not sound right at all. COD is the code on the touch up pen that came with the car. The paint code on the VIN is HNA

I would have lost sleep over that. hehe

giveitfish

3,405 posts

171 months

Monday 30th July 2018
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Liquid Knight said:
Good luck with that I bought this...



...late model 620Ti instead. smile
Now that's awesome! To a certain clique who were young(er) and impressionable in the 90's that's a lottery-win dream car. Keep the mileage low and it'll be worth tens of thousands in a couple of years, you mark my words! wink

Liquid Knight

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15,671 posts

140 months

Monday 30th July 2018
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I wasn't looking for a 620Ti to be fair. I wanted a car that didn't have the water pump driven by the cam'belt and had four doors and a tow bar. wink

There are a few on carandclassic and such sites for £3,000+ with double the mileage of mine.

Both driver side doors have been rubbed and the rear arches will need addressing for the next MOT. New cat' and back box for the last MOT and the usual crappy handbrake advisory. Apart from that and the rub marks on the drivers seat she's a gem. biggrin

Pinkie15

361 posts

37 months

Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Just need to wait for driver's window to pack up now laugh (keep runner channels well lubricated with silicone spray and you should be okay).


Depend what you mean about faffing about with the 600 ?

"Styling" wise there's pretty much nothing for the exterior. There are still a few SW design bodykits floating around (personally think they largely look gash though).

You might still find a set of mudflaps or headlight protectors.

Can use a Laguna splitter for the front (if you can find one).

The only exterior mod I really liked was to get a set of "smoked" side-repeaters from a 400.

Enginewise, you can swap the T25 for a T28, as long as you don't up the boost should be okay. If you want big power then really need to go forged + aftermarket ECU and larger intercooler.

The turbo to exhaust elbow is the biggest restriction, either fabricate a free(er) flowing one, or find a "snakehead" or "cookie" downpipe (GB Ent used to sell them).

If she's previously been ragged (especially TLGPing) then the diff bearings quite often go somewhere around the 100k mark. Given age might be worth replacing the gearbox oil (MTF 94).

Plenty of technical info on the T series engine and PG1 box over on RoverTech.net

Liquid Knight

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15,671 posts

140 months

Wednesday 8th August 2018
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With a maximum towing capacity of 1,200Kg my Rover did well today. 400Kg trailer and 780Kg Fiat Uno.

The number plate was taped over so the old registered keeper doesn't get a ticket for the Dartford crossing. wink