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Pristine condition! Congratulations, it's a bargain!
 
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Thanks for your comments chaps!

The car is not quite as good as it has the potential to be. It's going to receive the full beauty treatment my ZR gets both on the paintwork and the under arches/engine bay. Subtleties like new bolts and a lick of paint here and there and new badges etc and this car will be looking very pretty from all angles.

Front fogs are low on my priorities list at the moment, I'm aware they'll need activating. My Local MG-Rover specialists will do that for me. First of all a good check of the cooling system, radiator, oil change, brakes inspection etc are priority.

Also going to change the stereo as I've not got the code for what's in there now. I want my iPod wired into the glove box just as I have in my ZR. :)
 

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That looks to be in very tidy order (despite your critical appraisal of it). No doubt it will soon look even tidier :)

Just out of interest, seeing that it is on an 06 plate and was registered about a month after my ZR, I wonder if it is a very late VIN/serial number. My ZR has a serial number of 816063, and the last recorded Rover 25/Streetwise/MG ZR that appears on the build records was a Rover 25 1.1i with a serial number of 816135.
 

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That looks to be in very tidy order (despite your critical appraisal of it). No doubt it will soon look even tidier :)

Just out of interest, seeing that it is on an 06 plate and was registered about a month after my ZR, I wonder if it is a very late VIN/serial number. My ZR has a serial number of 816063, and the last recorded Rover 25/Streetwise/MG ZR that appears on the build records was a Rover 25 1.1i with a serial number of 816135.
Thank you, it is in very tidy order as you'll know I'm picky. Just a few small details will really make the difference from tidy to outstanding.

Funny you mention the build data. I've tried finding it on the build info webpage, but it won't accept the cars VIN number? My ZRs details work fine on there, so not sure what that's about?

My Rovers last few digits are 814335, so a little earlier than your ZR!
 

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First day of proper use today with me and two things I've noticed...



1. It feels firmer than any other R25 I've driven, that includes the 14k mile Mk1 I drove the other week (so I know it's not just low mileage). I've never driven a Mk2, do the Mk2 cars have any suspension revisions?


2. The heater knob is stiff at the cold end and wont actually go back beyond 10'oclock. At the warm end the knob feels quite slack and doesn't really fully reach the full scale without springing back on itself slightly. The heaters aren't as hot as my ZR, I'm thinking the heater control valve on the bulkhead is requiring some attention.


The car is lovely though, smells like a new one and feels nice and tight. So quiet compared to the modified ZR.
 

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I assume Gli defines specification of car's equipment, but I do not know what engine you have in her?

EDIT: I was just browsing through your albums. You are making great photos, and I think your new additon really deserve album of its own. Will you make one?
 

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I assume Gli defines specification of car's equipment, but I do not know what engine you have in her?

EDIT: I was just browsing through your albums. You are making great photos, and I think your new additon really deserve album of its own. Will you make one?
Are you referring to albums in the members gallery? I don't even know how to find those myself since the forum layout has changed. It's along time since I added any.

I won't be adding anything to the albums section of the forums, but I will be taking the Rover for a photoshoot and posting here once I've cleaned it to my satisfaction. :broon:

Thanks for your compliments by the way :)
 

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Here ares ome pics after an hour with some brushes, old microfibres and some Auto Glym Engine & Machine Cleaner...









It's not show car clean but for it's first wipe over in 10 years, it's doing well and this car will easily come up to a high standard if I persist with it.

It's a 1.4 84PS K-Series by the way!
 

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It would appear that only subscribers can use that facility. I would subscribe if the forums were active like the old days, but I'm sorry to say I just don't think it's worth the subscription anymore :(
Yes, I forgot this is subscriber dependant... Sorry.

I was just remembering the pictures you posted some time ago.
 

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Yes, I forgot this is subscriber dependant... Sorry.

I was just remembering the pictures you posted some time ago.
No need to apologise! I'd be subscribed if people were on here instead of Facebook, those days are gone though unfortunately.
 

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Funny you mention the build data. I've tried finding it on the build info webpage, but it won't accept the cars VIN number? My ZRs details work fine on there, so not sure what that's about?

My Rovers last few digits are 814335, so a little earlier than your ZR!
The build data for the Rover 25 and 45 have not been added to the mg-rover.info database. As the site is designed by ukwebsystems, I assume Steve Childs is the man behind it, and had hoped the remaining MG Rover models would be added at some point. However, as more time passes, it begins to look as though this may not happen?

From a couple of build dates/serial number combinations that I know about (mine was 6th April), I would estimate that your car will have an off assembly date near to the end of March 2005.

1. It feels firmer than any other R25 I've driven, ........ do the Mk2 cars have any suspension revisions?

2. The heater knob is stiff at the cold end and wont actually go back beyond 10'oclock. ....... I'm thinking the heater control valve on the bulkhead is requiring some attention.
The facelift cars had a slightly tweaked rear H-frame with slightly changed camber and toe, together with a firmer compound for the H-frame pivot bush. This applied to all the 25, Streetwise and MG ZR - I noticed my Mk2 ZR feels much stiffer at the rear, and is a harder ride than my old Mk1 was.

I had a similarly stiff heater control - a little attention with some lubrication to the lever on the heater valve on the bulkhead in the engine bay seems to have sorted it out.

I assume Gli defines specification of car's equipment, but I do not know what engine you have in her?
The GLi was one of the new trim level introductions for the 2005 model year along with the GSi and GXi (similarly to the introduction of the ZR Trophy and Trophy SE), and are therefore fairly uncommon.

The GLi was either an 84ps 1.4 petrol or a 101ps diesel.
 

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The build data for the Rover 25 and 45 have not been added to the mg-rover.info database. As the site is designed by ukwebsystems, I assume Steve Childs is the man behind it, and had hoped the remaining MG Rover models would be added at some point. However, as more time passes, it begins to look as though this may not happen?

From a couple of build dates/serial number combinations that I know about (mine was 6th April), I would estimate that your car will have an off assembly date near to the end of March 2005.


The facelift cars had a slightly tweaked rear H-frame with slightly changed camber and toe, together with a firmer compound for the H-frame pivot bush. This applied to all the 25, Streetwise and MG ZR - I noticed my Mk2 ZR feels much stiffer at the rear, and is a harder ride than my old Mk1 was.

I had a similarly stiff heater control - a little attention with some lubrication to the lever on the heater valve on the bulkhead in the engine bay seems to have sorted it out.


The GLi was one of the new trim level introductions for the 2005 model year along with the GSi and GXi (similarly to the introduction of the ZR Trophy and Trophy SE), and are therefore fairly uncommon.

The GLi was either an 84ps 1.4 petrol or a 101ps diesel.
Thank you for your info regarding the build data. It's a shame the 25 & 45 haven't been added. Like you say it now looks increasingly unlikely that will happen :(

I thought there were some revisions to the facelift suspension, but wasn't sure exactly what. That is great info thank you! It's obviously quite a noticeable difference, because this 25 is what I'd call firm... Almost MG like.

The Mk2 ZR must be really hard, because I think the Mk1 is borderline too hard at times!!

I've given the heater control valve some lube tonight. I'm hoping this cures it. I've done some research and it is a common issue. I think with this car standing a with such little use, it's a bit stiff and corroded.


I do not do Facebook, as on there you have much more cluless people giving advices they know nothing about, so I do not like to being there.
Facebook is a crap format compared to the forums. I don't like it, I really wish forums were like they used to be.

Everything is here, info is easy to find even years after it was posted. The knowledge here far surpasses FB.
 

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Well so far for the Rover I have bought...

:A Rover Keyring (fitted).
:New matts (fitted).
:New '25' door strip decals (arrived).
:New genuine Rover Union Jack badges (arrived).



I'm still waiting for...

:New genuine Rover centre caps.
:Strut top covers.
:Various stainless steel fixings for the engine bay.
:pioneer head unit with rear USB input.


Next some paint for the underside of the chassis and components.
 

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Even I can't view them, and I'm a member...I think

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Here ares ome pics after an hour with some brushes, old microfibres and some Auto Glym Engine & Machine Cleaner...









It's not show car clean but for it's first wipe over in 10 years, it's doing well and this car will easily come up to a high standard if I persist with it.

It's a 1.4 84PS K-Series by the way!
Looking good....am going to give mine a good clean this weekend, all being well...stainless steel battery clamp on the shopping list? :)
 

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Me neither and I'm a supporter as well! I don't understand how that weird access is working...
 
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