Jacinto, nice to follow these messages and to know how someone takes care of a 200 Seies MKI
It was the firt Rover my family had and I enjoyed so much it been a child.
Unfortunately very few survives here (they were sold in 216 form, or 1.6 carburattor or injection, with two levels of trim, S, SE and Vitesse.
In my trips to Portugal, I am aware of the popularity of the 213 in the streets.
As I know the fame of the 1.3 engine by Honda, as my uncle owned latter a Acclaim, I am not surprised about.
the 1.6 injection got some problems in the sistem that made a bit difficult to mantein properly.
And of course, not any Vitesse left unfortunately.
by the way, which webpages do you use there to sell/buy cars? from Spain must be not difficult maybe to buy something nice (The 400 Tourer was not at sale here neither).
Thank you for the attention taken to the car and your long explanations and photos.
I was not aware that the 400 Tourers weren't sold in Spain.
Here in Portugal, the most used webpages are the OLX (http://www.olx.pt
) and StandVirtual (http://www.standvirtual.com/
Here you have some photos of an astonishing Vitesse from the MG-Rover club in Portugal (it had just been polished, that's why the front badge, wheel centers and side indicators are missing).
It only has 40 000km!
Now, some news about my 213.
The engine temperature would require too much time to get to its normal values. And also, we saw that there was a coolant leak from the water pump.
So, time to get the 213 on the garage:
The thermostat was changed.
And the water pump was... Well, ruined.
Immediately after this, our Tourer broke down. HGF, of course! Still, we know that something wasn't quite right, as some months before we saw a little amount of oil in the expansion vase.
So, just to have an idea, I got the Classic wheels on the side of the 213.
I am thinking on buying some Regal wheels, from an 214SEi, as I can't get the Lattice ones, from a Vitesse.
On the August 26th, I got my driver's license. So, I celebrated it that night.
Some photos, with a friend's ZS 105: