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Actualy it belongs into R8 section. You can start there and it is easy to relocate it to another section if proven to be misplaced and not seen ... I will relocate it.
Best of luck for your collection journey, tomorrow ?
I haven't seen a "cabbie" on UK roads for a very long time; the last one I saw was ~6 yrs ago...
... in a scrap yard :frown:
Interior & exterior, incl hood, looked in good condition (considering the location); guess it must've had rust or a blown engine to be scrapped.
I smell that cabby may become a money pit... but I love it! :mg_chic:Bad luck mate in finding a problem so quickly. Hopefully it’s easily resolved next week so you can get on with doing the hood etc.
I quite agree. Never ever I'd bought a new used car without getting all clear & at least doing services I've no information about.Finding extra jobs is normal when you get a new (old) car. Sounds like it’s progressing and you’re happy with it.
It needs to be indeed!All done by spring 2020?
Have a look on the second line: am I wrong when I guess that it may suggest that the car was built in 19(93), even if it was sold the year after?
Regarding the VIN mismatch you may be right but the "11" figures had been written on several times in the beginning. After that the "10" prevails, including in the MOT.What VIN number you have in your car papers for the MoT in France? VIN number in those papers must the same as on the car.
Regarding mix-up on the VIN numbers from the dealers and the one on the car, this is not the first time I see this happen.
If I am reading correct you are only one number further as dealer says?
I would not think that you have any engine chnage or similar. I would think that is just mixup from the dealer or Rover with info provided with the car. But as I said you need to look in the MoT papers for correctness in compare to what is written on the car. In case of MoT in Croatia, if VIN number in papers and on the car is not the same, that means something is fishy and car might be stolen.
Further I looked again at your picture of the engine, and this pre-95 car, so it is expected to see differences to your Rover 25.
However, when I looked at your engine picture again, I saw that cover for the HT leads is bent outward. Why is that? Is there maybe your problem of non-starter? Maybe HT leads are not sitting flush and maybe there is some issue with connection or HT leads themselves have break?
The Haynes manual I'm referring to is the red one #1689, devoted to "214 Oct 1989 to Mar 1996 (G to N registration) Petrol & 414 Mar 1990 to 1995 (G to N registration) Petrol" as it reads on the cover, and inside on the first page "Models covered / Rover 214 & 414 models fitted with eight or sixteen valve 1397 cc 'K-series' engine / Covers major mechanical features of Cabriolet / Does not cover Diesel engine models".Regarding picture of engine in Haynes manual, to which manual you refere? What is written on the cover of that manual (what car)?