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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 30-12-2012, 13:23 Thread Starter
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Rover 213 mk1

As I said in my 213's thread, my dad got another 213.

This time, it is a mk1.

It was an "immediate" buy, my dad saw it on the internet, and, because it was so cheap, he bought it that day. It's ad wasn't more than 14 hours on the internet.

So, we never got to see it, before it arrived home. This was it:



The reason why it was so cheap: it broke the timing belt. Fortunately, we still had the previous engine from my 213, so, no problems with it.



Old vs... Less old engine!














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And so, it came back to life:



Testing the gearbox:



You can hear an exhaust leak. This was already done, in a less expensive way: the rear right silencer was eliminated. It was also a test to decide if I should or not do it in my 213 (but my does have 4 silencers at the moment, not 3 as a "stock" 213... So, I am going forward with it).

After a quick bath:





Interior cleaning:

Before, driver's side:




After, passenger side:





There is a problem with the servo, so, I will get another one (used). I tried to fit the one from my Concerto, but it wouldn't fit (it is too large).
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Good cars, I liked my 213.
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Looks great.

Are you going to keep it original, or got some modding plans for it?

A T16 turbo sleeper would be awesome

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Looks great.

Are you going to keep it original, or got some modding plans for it?

A T16 turbo sleeper would be awesome

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Well, I would love to do a project like that, but here in Portugal, they simply won't let us change our engines. I did it with my other 213 (replaced the original EV2 Honda engine, 1342cc, 70hp with a D14A1 from our ex-Concerto, with 88hp), and I know the riscs I am taking with it.

I am very lucky because there are lots of 213s around here, and it is like common sense for "older people" that these cars are Honda engined. Doesn't matter which engine it is, as long as it comes from Honda and doesn't look too "hot". :P

But we'll see. For now, I want to get it back on the road, and I still have other cars which are taking my money away (my other 213 and a Mini).
Later, when this engine goes, I will think on getting something with more grunt

A T16 would be AWESOME!

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Hi there. Great Work. I really like this model and also the colour. Keep going
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Looks like a good little project. Will be good to see how you get on with it.
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Thank you!

Well, yesterday, the stereo has been sorted out. The front speakers (what was left of them) were looking very bad, and the previous owner cutted the wires to the rear ones. Now, it is playing as it should!

And also, the front lights were replaced. This car had an accident at some point, but the repair wasn't bad, at all!

So, it is ready for the MoT. I am looking forward to it, as I need to start do use another car, since I have to get the suspension and steering sorted on my 213. This one, even knowing it has been more used (my car has 226 000km, this one has 244 000) there is much less wear on these parts.

The shock absorbers were replaced recently, but the steering is so tight! I wish mine was like that!
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So, I finally took it to my home.







And my dad then took it to the MoT. Which is where he got this little paper:



This means that, after an year off the road, this 213 took it like a Rover, and had absolutely no faults on the test.

Now, I have to get it insured.
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Congratulations.

Glad to hear it passed.
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Well, my dad has been using it everyday and, apart from the thermostat (which got stuck on the closed position, and has already been replaced), everythingis going smoothly with it!

Once, I parked mine in the middle of the garage, and so, being this one closer to the gate, I decided to go out with it (and also, I was going out of fuel and so I used my dad's! Eheh).



Last week, I saw he went over the 245 000km mark. Mine is almost doing 230 000, probably two weekends from today he will get to it.

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Good stuff. Are there many Metros/ 114s in Portugal?

It seems these cars have lived longer time in the warmer climates.
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Thank you!

This is the worst place to have a 213 in, as it is near the sea, and knowing how "rust friendly" these cars are... Not a good place to be, at all! :P

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Good stuff. Are there many Metros/ 114s in Portugal?

It seems these cars have lived longer time in the warmer climates.
100s (we never called them Metro, they were 111/114 from the beginning, and later called 100 with the restyled versions), yes, we have lots of them indeed.

The ones we call Metros (Austins), not so much. But maybe, I will have one at home, with a similar case of what happened with this 213 (no engine/gearbox, but I have 2 extra ones at home ).

In fact, when I was almost having my driver's license, my dad was searching for a 111SL / 100 GSi, for my mom (she was driving my 213 before). But as my brother went to Germany, she started to drive his '98 Honda Civic Aerodeck (utterly piece of dull rubbish when compared to a 400/45), which will be sold to get another car. I would like a 45 Perkins (2.0TD), or a 620 SDi.
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Wow, this thread brings back memories of my blue 213 I had around 17 years ago. I loved that car, practical and comfortable and never once had any issues with it. Good luck to you and your dad with these great cars.
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