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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 31-01-2017, 20:58 Thread Starter
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just brought this have i done a bad move

hi people i brought this afew days ago did i do a bad move

its a rover vitesse turbo coupe 1998 200bh

the engine is strong and fine

everything works

just got afew bits of rust what needs doing






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Looks promissing
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well had a better look this morning and she looks good got abit of rust to do on the wings drives well
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They are quick car. You will enjoy it.
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They are quick car. You will enjoy it.

thanks mate people keep asking if its the honda engine how do i find that out


heres a pic of the engine....

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This is Rover engine, not Honda engine. As you can see Rover is written on the middle of the engine, but you will know by the look of the engine.
This is T-series Rover engine on the picture, meaning that this car is produced after 1996.
Until that time (1996) Rover coupe was exlusively sold with Honda 2.7 litre V6 engine, but this engine on the picture is not that one.

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Yes Rover T-Series with Garrett Turbo.

Can be good for a couple of hundred thousand miles when they are looked after with regular oil change and not thrashed to bits. (Ones found in an 800 are usually in better condition than those in the 200/400/600 just because of age of drivers and style of driving in most cases)

Worst thing we had on any was just the oil leaks. Nothing major just oil seems to seep out from T-series, sump, gaskets, seals, pipes, if oil is in there it will find it's way out. Yet we never seemed to lose much oil on any we had. Turbo & nasp.


Some people will refer to any/all engines as Honda whether they are or not, some are refering to the fact Rover & Honda did share some parts/knowledge/engines etc.

Although some may just think you have the Honda 2.7 and that's what they're asking. Those are bulletproof engines and very few fail as the cars rot away first, but those that do fail are a pig to work on.

apart from the 827 and some 213's truth be told, I don't really know what's what, as far as calling any others Honda's. I know all our Rovers had Rover engines from the old 216 onwards. (When we viewed about 20 200's 20 years ago looking for a 2nd 200, every owner said they had 'a Honda engine' in, but only ever saw one that said Honda on it and as the cars went it was certainly the quickest ... that we walked away from! ...the car was just in such a state we never even bothed to start that one! That was our only Honda experience). But most people will say they were all Honda's.

Didn't Clarkson once say when buying a 213 get the Honda engine, but better still, forget that and get the Rover 216 instead!

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OIl leaks, rust and dodgy electrics are the usual problems. Body panels are rare now. Great cars when they work though.
Oh, and don't bother with the owners club, its a sham.
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OIl leaks, rust and dodgy electrics are the usual problems. Body panels are rare now. Great cars when they work though.
Oh, and don't bother with the owners club, its a sham.
My mate has had 3. All have rusted out along the sills in a very bad way. Lovely cars when they're working.

Are you referring to the OC that was launched a few months back or the one run by Richard Moss?
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The new one. Mr Moss is a fine gentleman who is only involved with hosting the forum which has been helping owners for many years before this current shower were allowed to tag along onto its coat tails.
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OIl leaks, rust and dodgy electrics are the usual problems. Body panels are rare now. Great cars when they work though.
Oh, and don't bother with the owners club, its a sham.
The owners club a sham?

Not this one; rover800.org.uk

They have done what many on this and another forum have always failed to do by starting a club, which takes both time & money. Not everyone can appreciate this, but I do. I also save hundreds by getting cheap classic car insurance with club membership

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Echo pwinters's comments about that "club". Avoid.
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lets get back to the car in question please folks.

please start a seperate thread on here if you wish to discuss your opinions on the owners club, thanks.
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she passed her MOT yesterday cant believe it he said she was parked up for 2 years as he got hes dream car in the end a jag....... i piad 350 for the rover not a bad buy at mo also come with loads of spares if anyone needs any help but yep so far so good drives fine at mo

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will see mate will see still a rover lol
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350 is cheap, the price of 4 tyres.!
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